Victor N. Orlov

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We found that a 2-h incubation of potato virus X (PVX) virions in 10 mM Tris-HCl buffer pH 7.5 at -20 degrees C results in a strong but reversible drop in virion stability. Under these conditions, the PVX virions are completely disrupted by low (starting from 50 mM) concentrations of LiCl and CaCl(2) but not of NaCl. Incubation of PVX samples with 0.05-2 M(More)
Somatic angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) consists of two homologous domains, each domain bearing a catalytic site. Differential scanning calorimetry of the enzyme revealed two distinct thermal transitions with melting points at 55.3 and 70.5 degrees C. which corresponded to denaturation of C- and N-domains, respectively. Different heat stability of the(More)
The contact zone between Moscow and Western Dvina chromosomal races of common shrew Sorex araneus L. at the south of the Valdai Hights was traced over a distance of 20 km. Within this, close to parapatric, contact zone of chromosomal races the width of sympatry zone was about 500 m (the narrowest among currently known hybrid zones), and the proportion of(More)
Chaperonins promote protein folding in vivo and are ubiquitously found in bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes. The first viral chaperonin GroEL ortholog, gene product 146 (gp146), whose gene was earlier identified in the genome of bacteriophage EL, has been shown to be synthesized during phage propagation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells. The recombinant gp146(More)
The effect of 7-day dry immersion on central hemodynamics of four test subjects, aged 46, with boundary arterial hypertension was investigated. The controls were two healthy men, aged 24. Central hemodynamics was examined by integrated rheography. Variations in blood pressure, central venous pressure, stroke and cardiac indexes, heart rate and total(More)
Experiments were carried out to study the effect of dry immersion on fluid-electrolyte metabolism, aldosterone and cortisol content in 22 test subjects with varying content of water in the organism. It was found that dry immersion produced a diuretic effect and facilitated a higher excretion of electrolytes and a lower aldosterone content. The test subjects(More)
The thermal unfolding of myosin subfragment 1 (S1) cleaved by trypsin was studied by differential scanning calorimetry. In the absence of nucleotides, trypsin splits the S1 heavy chain into three fragments (25, 50, and 20 kDa). This cleavage has no appreciable influence on the thermal unfolding of S1 examined in the presence of ADP, in the ternary complexes(More)
531 Chromosomal polymorphism of the common shrew Sorex araneus L. offers the possibility to study population expansion of this species in the postglacial period [1–4]. Common shrew populations differ from one another in metacentric chromosomes resulting from Robertsonian rearrangements of ten pairs of acrocentric chromosomes (gg, hh, ii, kk, mm, nn, oo, pp,(More)
Thermal denaturation of creatine kinase from rabbit skeletal muscle has been studied by differential scanning calorimetry. The excess heat capacity vs. temperature profiles were independent of protein concentration, but strongly temperature scanning rate-dependent. It has been shown that thermal denaturation of creatine kinase satisfies the previously(More)
Cytogenetic analysis of the common shrew populations in the Valdai Hills revealed the presence of four distinct chromosome races (Western Dvina, Seliger, St. Petersburg, and Moscow). The geographic distribution of these races relative to the borders of the Late Valdai glaciation area is described and discussed. Five contact zones between chromosomal races(More)