Victor Sivozhelezov

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Distribution of electrostatic potential of DNA fragments was evaluated. A method for calculation of electrostatic potential distribution based on Coulomb's law is proposed for long DNA fragments (approximately 1000 nucleotide pairs). For short DNA sequences, this technique provides a good correlation with the results obtained using Poisson-Boltzmann(More)
Comparative analysis of electrostatic potential distribution for "early" T4 phage promoters was undertaken, along with calculation of topography of electrostatic potential around the native and ADP-ribosylated C-terminal domain of RNA polymerase alpha-subunit. The data obtained indicate that there is specific difference in the patterns of electrostatic(More)
The structural dynamics of three different ligand-activated G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and the photoreactive receptor rhodopsin from mammals were comparatively studied. As a result, diagrams demonstrating the main structural differences between the studied membrane receptors were obtained. These diagrams represent the projection of the crystal(More)
The influence of the binding of orthosteric ligands on the conformational dynamics of the β-2-adrenoreceptor was identified using the molecular dynamics method. It was found that there was a small fraction of active states of the receptor in its apo (ligand free) ensemble. An analysis of the MD trajectories indicated that this spontaneous activation of the(More)
We report a classification of the crystallographic structures of bovine and squid rhodopsins corresponding to different stages of their photocycles. Using the resource Protein (Structure) Comparison, Knowledge, Similarity, and Information server (ProCKSI, http://www.procksi.net/ ), selected spatial structures were compared on the basis of classification(More)
In this work structural behavior of apo form of the adenosine A2A receptor in the implicit membrane-mimicking environment was investigated by means of molecular dynamics (MD) technique. For better interpretation of the obtained data they were analyzed using principal components analysis. The principal components analysis technique was applied to both MD(More)
The recently discovered prokaryotic signal transducer HemAT, which has been described in both Archaea and Bacteria, mediates aerotactic responses. The N-terminal regions of HemAT from the archaeon Halobacterium salinarum (HemAT-Hs) and from the Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis (HemAT-Bs) contain a myoglobin-like motif, display characteristic(More)
Recent findings indicated that the SMILE gene may be involved in kidney graft operational tolerance in human. This gene was found to be up-regulated in blood from patients with a well functioning kidney transplant in the absence of immunosuppression compared to other transplanted recipients with clinically different status. A microarray study of SMILE(More)
We have recently discovered heme-containing signal transducers from the archaeon Halobacterium salinarum (HemAT-Hs) and the gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis (HemAT-Bs). These proteins bind diatomic oxygen and trigger aerotactic responses. We identified that HemAT oxygen-sensing domains contain a globin-coupled sensor (GCS) motif, which exists as a(More)
Visual membranes of octopus, whose main component is the light-sensitive signal transducer octopus rhodopsin (octR), are extremely highly ordered, easily capture single photons, and are sensitive to light polarization, which shows their high potential for use as a QC detector. However, artiˇcial membranes made of octR are neither highly enough ordered nor(More)