Tamara F. Solov’eva

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A number of low molecular weight (LMW) fractions of carrageenans with different structural types were obtained by free radical depolymerization (H2O2), mild acid hydrolysis (HCl), and a specific enzyme. Three samples of carrageenans were depolymerized: kappa-carrageenan from Chondrus armatus, kappa-carrageenan from Kappaphycus alvarezii, and(More)
This paper concerns the potential use of compounds, including lipid A, chitosan, and carrageenan, from marine sources as agents for treating endotoxemic complications from Gram-negative infections, such as sepsis and endotoxic shock. Lipid A, which can be isolated from various species of marine bacteria, is a potential antagonist of bacterial endotoxins(More)
Gram-negative bacteria are enveloped by two membranes, the inner (cytoplasmic) (CM) and the outer (OM). The majority of integral outer membrane proteins are arranged in β-barrels of cylindrical shape composed of amphipathic antiparallel β-strands. In bacteria, β-barrel proteins function as water-filled pores, active transporters, enzymes, receptors, and(More)
The interactions of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) with the polycation chitosan and its derivatives — high molecular weight chitosans (300 kDa) with different degree of N-alkylation, its quaternized derivatives, N-monoacylated low molecular weight chitosans (5.5 kDa) — entrapped in anionic liposomes were studied. It was found that the addition of chitosans(More)
The skp gene of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis was expressed without its signal sequence in Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) cells. The recombinant protein Skp accumulated in soluble form in the cytoplasm of the producer strain. The protein was isolated and characterized: the molecular weight, isoelectric point, N-terminal amino acid sequence (20 amino acid(More)
The polypeptide profile of the porin protein fraction of Yersinia ruckeri, a Gram-negative bacterium causing yersiniosis in fish, has been shown to depend on cultivation temperature. OmpF-like porins are expressed mainly in the outer membrane (OM) of the “cold” variant (4°C) of the microorganism and OmpC-like proteins are expressed in the OM of the “warm”(More)
The pldA gene encoding membrane-bound phospholipase A1 of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis was cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli cells. Recombinant phospholipase A1 (rPldA) was isolated from inclusion bodies dissolved in 8 M urea by two-stage chromatography (ion-exchange and gel-filtration chromatography) as an inactive monomer. The molecular mass of the(More)
The chaperone activity of the Yersinia pseudotuberculosis immunoglobulin-binding protein Skp has been studied. Its ability to bind the unfolded proteins of the bacterial outer membrane (OMP) was found by means of Western blotting using peroxidase-labeled Skp. Using dynamic light scattering, we have shown that Skp exerts an inhibitory effect on the(More)
The present work reveals the effect of kappa-, lambda- and kappa/beta-carrageenans on the immune modulation and supramolecular structure of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The kappa/beta carrageenan was able to increase the synthesis of anti-inflammatory interleukin-10 (IL-10) in vitro, and at low concentrations, their activity in the mixture with LPS was higher(More)
Invertebrates from the Sea of Okhotsk were studied as a source of proteins that are capable of binding to lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) of gram-negative bacteria. A DOT analysis using dansyl-labeled LPS that we developed revealed LPS-binding proteins in blood-cell lysates of 21 out of 33 investigated species of invertebrates. Most of the investigated species(More)