Sergiy V Avilov

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Ratiometric fluorescent probes based on 3-hydroxyflavone (3HF) are highly sensitive tools for studying polarity, hydration, electronic polarizability, and electrostatics in different microheterogeneous systems, including protein molecules. In the present work, a reactive derivative of 3HF, 6-bromomethyl-4'-diethylamino-3-hydroxyflavone, recently synthesized(More)
The single Cys residue in the C-terminal domain of bovine eye lens alpha-crystallin was covalently labelled with 6-bromomethyl-2-(2-furanyl)-3-hydroxychromone. This novel SH-reactive two-band ratiometric fluorescent dye is characterized by excited state intramolecular proton transfer reaction yielding two highly emissive N* and T* bands separated by more(More)
The nucleocapsid protein (NC) plays an important role in HIV-1, mainly through interactions with the genomic RNA and its DNA copies. Though the structures of several complexes of NC with oligonucleotides (ODNs) are known, detailed information on the ODN dynamics in the complexes is missing. To address this, we investigated the steady state and time-resolved(More)
Bovine eye lens alpha-crystallin was covalently labeled with 6-bromomethyl-4'-diethylamino-3-hydroxyflavone and studied under native-like conditions and at the elevated temperature (60 degrees C) that is known to facilitate alpha-crystallin chaperone-like activity. This novel SH-reactive two-band ratiometric fluorescent probe is characterized by two highly(More)
The interactions between an oligomeric heat-shock protein, alpha-crystallin, and its individual subunits with unfolded proteins were monitored by surface plasmon resonance. Immobilization at the sensor chip allowed us for the first time to study isolated alpha-crystallin subunits under physiological conditions. We observe that these subunits, in contrast to(More)
Using fluorescence resonance energy transfer technique, effects of polyamines (spermine and putrescine) on the binding of p50 subunit of the nuclear transcription factor NF-kappaB to specific DNA sequences were studied in model experiments. It is demonstrated that polyamines in the concentration range from 1 to 500 mcM facilitate the binding of NF-kappB to(More)
Horseradish peroxidase is immobilized by a periodate method on the gold surfaces previously modified with 16-mercapto-hexadecanoic acid or with hydrogen disulfide and soybean trypsin inhibitor. The effect of gold surface modification conditions on the immobilization of the enzyme as well as on the properties of the immobilized glycoprotein are studied using(More)
Kunitz soybean trypsin inhibitor (STI) and glutaraldehyde are used to create an interlayer for proteins immobilization on the gold surface of the sensor chips of surface plasmon resonance spectrometer. Human serum albumin (HSA), goat Ig G and bovine eye lens alpha-crystallin are immobilized via the proposed interlayer. We studied the effects of the duration(More)
alpha-Crystallin, an oligomeric protein in vertebrate eye lens, is a member of the small heat-shock protein family. Several papers pointed out that its chaperone-like activity could be enhanced by increasing the temperature. We demonstrate in the present study that structural perturbations by high hydrostatic pressures up to 300 MPa also enhance this(More)
High hydrostatic pressure-induced changes in bovine lens alpha-crystallin oligomers size and chaperone-like function were studied by a static light scattering. Under pressure 1.5 kbar, alpha-crystallin oligomers size is almost unaffected. Increase of the size was observed during several hours of incubation at 3 kbar. Such high-pressure effect on association(More)
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