Victor Sivozhelezov

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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)
Matrices and sensors resulting from inorganic, organic and biological nanocomposites are presented in this overview. The term nanocomposite designates a solid combination of a matrix and of nanodimensional phases differing in properties from the matrix due to dissimilarities in structure and chemistry. The nanoocomposites chosen for a wide variety of health(More)
The influence of pH, ionic strength of the solution, and [Fe(CN)6]4- concentration on the rate of oxidation of sperm whale, horse, and pig oxymyoglobins, which is catalyzed by ferrocyanide ions, was studied. These myoglobins have homologous spatial structures and identical redox potentials but differ by the amount of His residues located on the protein(More)
A comparative study of the rates of ferrocyanide-catalyzed oxidation of several oxymyoglobins by molecular oxygen is reported. Oxidation of the native oxymyoglobins from sperm whale, horse and pig, as well as the chemically modified (MbO(2)) sperm whale oxymyoglobin, with all accessible His residues alkylated by sodium bromoacetate (CM-MbO(2)), and the(More)
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)
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)
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, ), selected spatial structures were compared on the basis of classification(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)
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)
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)