S. V. Ivanov

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An acidic extracellular pH is a fundamental property of the malignant phenotype. In von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)-defective tumors the cell surface transmembrane carbonic anhydrase (CA) CA9 and CA12 genes are overexpressed because of the absence of pVHL. We hypothesized that these enzymes might be involved in maintaining the extracellular acidic pH in tumors,(More)
To discover genes involved in von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)-mediated carcinogenesis, we used renal cell carcinoma cell lines stably transfected with wild-type VHL-expressing transgenes. Large-scale RNA differential display technology applied to these cell lines identified several differentially expressed genes, including an alpha carbonic anhydrase gene, termed(More)
In 1987, Gromov conjectured that for every non-elementary hyperbolic group G there is an n = n(G) such that the quotient group G/Gn is infinite. The article confirms this conjecture. In addition, a description of finite subgroups of G/Gn is given, it is proven that the word and conjugacy problem are solvable in G/Gn and that ⋂∞ k=1G k = {1}. The proofs(More)
Heritable inactivation of specific regions of the genome is a widespread, possibly universal phenomenon for gene regulation in eukaryotes. Self-perpetuating, clonally inherited chromatin structure has been proposed as the explanation for such phenomena as position-effect variegation (PEV) and control of segment determination and differentiation in flies,(More)
BACKGROUND Soluble mesothelin-related peptide (SMRP) is a potential marker for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), which may be useful for screening high-risk asbestos-exposed individuals. METHODS We evaluated SMRP in serum from MPM patients (n = 90), lung cancer patients (n = 170), age and tobacco-matched asbestos-exposed individuals (n = 66), and in(More)
Treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) with Ranpirnase (Onconase) results in disruption of protein translation and cell apoptosis. We hypothesize that Onconase exerts an effect via downregulation of nuclear factor kappa B (NFKβ) by specific microRNAs (miRNAs) and that interference of this pathway could have implications for MPM resistance to(More)
The human RON gene (MST1R) maps to 3p21.3, a region frequently altered in lung cancer and other malignancies. It encodes a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) closely related to MET, whose mutations are associated with neoplasia. We investigated whether RON might be involved in the development or progression of lung cancer. We first determined the exon-intron(More)
The Fus1 gene resides in the critical 3p21.3 human chromosomal region deleted in lung and breast cancers. Recently, the tumour suppressor properties of Fus1 were confirmed experimentally by intra-tumoural administration of Fus1 that suppressed experimental lung metastasis in mice. We generated Fus1-deficient mice that were viable, fertile, and demonstrated(More)
The inability to forecast outcomes for malignant mesothelioma prevents clinicians from providing aggressive multimodality therapy to the most appropriate individuals who may benefit from such an approach. We investigated whether specific microRNAs (miR) could segregate a largely surgically treated group of mesotheliomas into good or bad prognosis(More)
DEC1/STRA13 is a bHLH type transcriptional regulator involved with immune regulation, hypoxia response and carcinogenesis. We recently demonstrated that STRA13 interacts with STAT3 in the transcriptional activation of STAT-dependent promoters. Here, we pursue STRA13 involvement in the JAK/STAT pathway by studying its role in STAT1 expression. First, we(More)