Sergey P. Shevtsov

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The biogenesis of the many functional compartments contained in the mammalian cell nucleus is poorly understood. More specifically, little is known regarding the initial nucleation step required for nuclear body formation. Here we show that RNA can function as a structural element and a nucleator of nuclear bodies. We find that several types of coding and(More)
The mechanisms underlying nuclear body (NB) formation and their contribution to genome function are unknown. Here we examined the non-random positioning of Cajal bodies (CBs), major NBs involved in spliceosomal snRNP assembly and their role in genome organization. CBs are predominantly located at the periphery of chromosome territories at a multi-chromosome(More)
The mammalian cell nucleus is compartmentalized into nonmembranous subnuclear domains that regulate key nuclear functions. Nuclear speckles are subnuclear domains that contain pre-mRNA processing factors and noncoding RNAs. Many of the nuclear speckle constituents work in concert to coordinate multiple steps of gene expression, including transcription,(More)
Wnt signaling pathways are some of the most intensely studies in all of biology. Recently, a number of classical heterotrimeric G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) have been shown to activate the canonical Wnt pathway, culminating in the stabilization of beta-catenin and induction of transcription of genes regulated by the Tcf/Lef family of transactivators.(More)
Despite past progress in understanding mechanisms of cellular mechanotransduction, it is unclear whether a local surface force can directly alter nuclear functions without intermediate biochemical cascades. Here we show that a local dynamic force via integrins results in direct displacements of coilin and SMN proteins in Cajal bodies and direct dissociation(More)
UNLABELLED The establishment of a latent reservoir by human tumor viruses is a vital step in initiating cellular transformation and represents a major shortcoming to current therapeutic strategies and the ability to eradicate virus-infected cells. Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) establishes a lifelong infection and is linked to adult T-cell(More)
Amplification of 200-1000-bp DNA fragments was performed in 15-30 min using a rapid thermal cycler based on the commercial instrument TC-1000-1 (IRLEN, St. Petersburg, Russia). Plastic pipette tips were used as thin walled, high surface to volume-ratio tubes, to increase the rate of heating (cooling) of 20 microliters samples, which allowed the time(More)
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