Valeri G. Kosykh

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In this study, we cloned and sequenced a virulence-associated gene (vacB) from a clinical isolate SSU of Aeromonas hydrophila. We identified this gene based on our recently annotated genome sequence of the environmental isolate ATCC 7966(T) of A. hydrophila and the vacB gene of Shigella flexneri. The A. hydrophila VacB protein contained 798 amino acid(More)
Granulysin is a cationic protein produced by human T cells and natural killer cells that can kill bacterial pathogens through disruption of microbial membrane integrity. Herein we demonstrate antimicrobial activity of the granulysin peptide derived from the active site against Bacillus anthracis, Yersinia pestis, Francisella tularensis, and Burkholderia(More)
Aeromonas hydrophila is both a human and animal pathogen, and the cytotoxic enterotoxin (Act) is a crucial virulence factor of this bacterium because of its associated hemolytic, cytotoxic, and enterotoxic activities. Previously, to define the role of some regulatory genes in modulating Act production, we showed that deletion of a glucose-inhibited division(More)
The genes for restriction-modification system EcoRII have been cloned from plasmid N3 DNA using RSF2124 as a vector plasmid. The hybrid plasmids designated pFK321 and pFK322 contained a 5.8 megadaltons EcoRI — fragment derived from N3 DNA including the genes for restriction-modification system EcoRII and a gene for resistance to sulfanilamide.
Restriction-methylation enzymes BstN1 from Bacillus stearothermophilus were isolated and purified. These enzymes are related to a new class of restriction-methylation enzymes of the second type, whose modifying component is N4-cytosine-DNA-methylase. Both enzymes recognize the DNA sequence CC(A/T)GG. Restrictase BstN1 is a protein made up of one subunit(More)
Recombinant DNA molecules were constructed from the plasmid pIL203 and the EcoRI-fragment of N3 plasmid containing EcoRII endonuclease and methylase genes and also a gene for resistance to sulfanilamide. The pIL203 plasmid, used as a vector, consisted of the Bam HI-EcoRI-fragment of the plasmid pBR322 conferring resistance to ampicillin and the Bam(More)
Monoclonal antibodies against EcoRII endonuclease were obtained after immunization of two BALB/c mice with a homogeneous enzyme prepared by conventional methods. IgG from ascitic fluid was purified and coupled to CNBr-activated Sepharose 4B to give a specific column used to isolate EcoRII endonuclease. The isolated EcoRII endonuclease produced a single band(More)
EcoRII restriction endonuclease binding site has been determined on the basis of comparison of the binding parameters of the enzyme with synthetic DNA-duplexes of concatemer type containing a different number of EcoRII recognition sites. It has been shown that it consists of 21 +/- 1 base pairs.