Tatiana Didenko

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Protein folding in the cell relies on the orchestrated action of conserved families of molecular chaperones, the Hsp70 and Hsp90 systems. Hsp70 acts early and Hsp90 late in the folding path, yet the molecular basis of this timing is enigmatic, mainly because the substrate specificity of Hsp90 is poorly understood. Here, we obtained a structural model of(More)
The Wnt pathway tumor-suppressor protein Axin coordinates the formation of a critical multiprotein destruction complex that serves to downregulate β-catenin protein levels, thereby preventing target gene activation. Given the lack of structural information on some of the major functional parts of Axin, it remains unresolved how the recruitment and(More)
The molecular chaperone Hsp90 plays a crucial role in folding and maturation of regulatory proteins. Key aspects of Hsp90's molecular mechanism and its adenosine-5'-triphosphate (ATP)-controlled active cycle remain elusive. In particular the role of conformational changes during the ATPase cycle and the molecular basis of the interactions with substrate(More)
The corneal neurotrophic status was evaluated in 110 patients (220 eyes) with diabetes mellitus and in 20 normal controls (40 eyes). Corneal abnormalities (gerontoxon, limb vascularization, punctate keratopathy, endothelial dystrophy, relapsing erosion, corneal ulcers) were detected in 73.6% diabetics. Corneal changes depended on the type, duration, and(More)
The translational diffusion coefficient is a sensitive parameter to probe conformational changes in proteins and protein-protein interactions. Pulsed-field gradient NMR spectroscopy allows one to measure the translational diffusion with high accuracy. Two-dimensional (2D) heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy combined with diffusion-ordered spectroscopy (DOSY)(More)
Effect of the sympathoadrenal system (SAS) on the results of cataract extraction with IOL implantation was studied by analyzing the stress index in 64 patients with diabetes mellitus and 20 reference patients. SAS reaction to surgical stress was abnormal in 34 (53.1%) diabetics. The level of SAS activity, postoperative complications, and kinetics of(More)
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