Sergii Surkov

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The endogenous Drosophila melanogaster retrovirus gypsy (mdg4) forms virus-like particles (VLPs) which are found as extracellular particles in the medium used to culture D. melanogaster cells. The D. hydei somatic cell line DH14, which does not harbour gypsy sequences, was exposed to D. melanogaster VLPs. Subsequent PCR and Southern analysis revealed that(More)
Changes are described that are brought about by antimycin, NoHOQnO, funiculosin, myxothiazol and mucidin in the alpha-, beta- and gamma-absorption bands of reduced and oxidized cytochromes b in the isolated complex bc1 form beef heart mitochondria. The inhibitors can be divided into 2 groups. Antimycin, funiculosin and NoHOQnO are likely to shift the(More)
Plasmid DNA constructs containing 5' end truncated retrotransposon gypsy were introduced into Drosophila cultured cells. Appearance of new complete DNA copies with reconstructed via reverse transcription 5'LTR were detected by PCR after transient expression and by Southern blot analysis of genome DNA of stably transformed cells. Two gypsy subfamilies(More)
Two variants of the Drosophila melanogaster retrotransposon gypsy were subjected to detailed structural and functional analysis. A series of hybrid constructs containing various combinations of "active" and "inactive" gypsy copies were tested for their ability to produce new DNA copies in cultured cells by means of reverse transcription. It was shown that(More)
In some situations (e.g. long-duration experiments with human subjects, accidents and catastrophes) assessment of individual's ability to work or even continue functioning by objective criteria may have practical implications. The authors propose complementing the common methods of examination with a number of semantic, self-awareness, associative and(More)