Victor Solodushko

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Transfer of resistance to the phosphorothioamidate herbicide, amiprophosmethyl (APM), from the β-tubulin mutant of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia to the interspecific N. plumbaginifolia (+) N. sylvestris and to the intertribal N. plumbaginifolia (+) Atropa belladonna somatic hybrids has been demonstrated. Transfer to the recipient species was accomplished by:(More)
Oligodendroglial reactions to compression injury of spinal cord include apoptosis, secondary demyelination, and remyelination failure. Within hours after contusion, the membrane lipid peroxidation (MLP) byproduct, 4-hydroxynonenal (HNE), increases rapidly in gray matter and thereafter in white matter tracts beyond the initial lesion level. Considering that(More)
The callus lines of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia with equal resistances to cadmium were obtained under different selective conditions, including without the inhibition of phytochelatin synthesis (the Cd-R line) and with the inhibition of a butionine sulfoximine (the Cd-Ri line). The level of phytochelatin synthesis in the Cd-R and Cd-Ri lines exceeded the(More)
There is a growing recognition of choroid plexus functioning as a source of neuropeptides, cytokines and growth factors in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with diffusional access into brain parenchyma. In this study, choroid plexus and other components of the CSF circulatory system were investigated by Western blotting, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain(More)
Using adapted retroviruses for gene delivery is a modern and powerful tool in biological research as well as a promising approach for gene therapy. An important limitation for the extensive use of retroviral vectors is the low infection rate in target cells such as pulmonary vascular endothelial cells due to the insufficient infectivity of standard(More)
Corticosteroids are the first line of therapy for asthma. Whether they alter the progression of airway remodelling in asthma is, as yet, unknown. To determine whether corticosteroids could alter the fibroblast cell cycle the current authors studied the effect of dexamethasone on cultured airway fibroblasts obtained from nine mild-to-moderate, steroid-naïve(More)
Unique among the vascular beds, loss of endothelial integrity in the pulmonary microcirculation due to injury can lead to rapidly fatal hypoxemia. The ability to regain confluence and re-establish barrier function is central to restoring proper gas exchange. The adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a heterogeneous disease, however, meaning that(More)
Endothelial cells perform a number of important functions including release of vasodilators, control of the coagulation cascade, and restriction of solutes and fluid from the extravascular space. Regulation of fluid balance is of particular importance in the microcirculation of the lung where the loss of endothelial barrier function can lead to alveolar(More)
Despite recent technical improvements in surgical excision techniques and adjuvant radio- and chemotherapy, the clinical outcome of patients with grade IV astrocytoma (glioblastoma) remains very poor, with a median survival of less than 12 months. A promising approach to therapy employs gene-engineered neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs) as a cellular(More)