Valerian A. Kuznetsov

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We present a mathematical model of the cytotoxic T lymphocyte response to the growth of an immunogenic tumor. The model exhibits a number of phenomena that are seen in vivo, including immunostimulation of tumor growth, "sneaking through" of the tumor, and formation of a tumor "dormant state". The model is used to describe the kinetics of growth and(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this research was to discover new biological indicators in urine which could be used for short-term prognosis of local Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy outcome in patients with superficial bladder cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We measured and statistically evaluated soluble immunological molecules in urine from bladder cancer(More)
The rate of decline of plasma HIV RNA in patients treated with anti-retroviral drugs has been postulated to reflect the half-lives of previously HIV-infected cells. Here, Zvi Grossman and colleagues argue that the observed decline is explained by the kinetics of ongoing infection cycles. Residual cell-to-cell infection that becomes increasingly difficult to(More)
Mathematical model of the immune response of the cytotoxic lymphocytes to the nonexponentially growing immunogenic tumour has been studied. Local and global biffurcations for realistic values of the parameters were determined. The connection of the oncoimmunological "anomalous" phenomena (immunostimulation of tumour growth, "sneaking through" of tumour,(More)
Our aim was to examine secondary image formation in the anterior segment caused by peripheral light focusing (PLF) in the human cornea, and in particular the crystalline lens. Non-sequential ray-tracing (OptiCAD) was applied to an anatomically based human eye model, which incorporates a gradient index crystalline lens. For analysis of the limbal effect, we(More)
PURPOSE Peripheral light-focusing (PLF) is an occult form of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) hazardous to the human eye. In PLF, obliquely incident light is refracted from the peripheral cornea to concentrated sites inside the anterior segment. In the current study, the directionality of this phenomenon for UVR and whether PLF is established in outdoor settings(More)
New methods of noninvasive evaluation of the endocrine status of animals by the content of hormones in their feces were used to study the relationship between the stress level and social (population density) and ecological (habitat integrity) indices in natural populations of midday gerbil in the Southern Kalmykia in 2000. Stress level proved to increase(More)
OBJECTIVE To predict long-term (12 weeks or longer) virological responses to antiretroviral treatment from measurements made during the first few days on therapy. METHODS Forty-one HIV-1-infected children were treated with ritonavir for 12 weeks followed by triple drug combination treatment, and the kinetics of virus decay in plasma, ritonavir(More)
A method is suggested to estimate multi component dynamic systems, which permits, with the help of the computer-calculated kinetic curves, to obtain information about the possible mechanisms of the system component interaction. The method is based on the structural and parametrical identification of mathematical models presented in the form of a system of(More)
Interleukin-13 (IL-13) is a pleiotropic cytokine that controls growth, differentiation, and apoptosis of immune and tumor cells. To understand the mechanisms of interaction between IL-13 and IL-13 receptors (IL-13R), and the role of the IL-2 receptor common gamma chain (gammac) in IL-13 binding and processing, we have examined IL-13 binding kinetics,(More)