Vitaly Pimenov

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Recombinant DNA containing sequences of HCV NS4 protein was expressed in Escherichia coli cells. Six hybridoma clones producing monoclonal antibodies (MAB) to recombinant NS4 protein (rNS4), aa 1677-1756, were developed. Mapping with a panel of 33 peptides and reciprocal competitive EIA have shown that MAB obtained revealed five antigen determinants, not(More)
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is of widespread occurrence in the human population (about 170 million people are infected with HCV worldwide) and is a major cause of chronic liver diseases that often lead to cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma [1]. Regardless of the progress in studying the virus [2], many aspects of hepatitis C pathogenesis remain unclear.(More)
Study of prevalence of hepatitis G virus (HGV) markers in different risk groups showed the presence of HGV RNA in 3.2% blood donors, 24.2% patients with hepatitis C (HCV), and 28% patients with hemophilia. HGV antibodies were detected in 11.3% donors, 16.0% patients with HCV, 13.4% patients with hemophilia, and 8.5% HIV-infected subjects. Anti-E1 HGV were(More)
Nine peptides from immunodominant (53-68 and 65-80 aa) and hypervariable (201-213 aa) regions derived from delta antigen sequences corresponding to 3 HDV genotypes were synthesized. Type specificity of antibodies to the resultant peptides was evaluated by indirect enzyme immunoassay with sera from patients with hepatitis D and asymptomatic carriers of(More)
The study was undertaken to comparatively examine the efficiency of HIV antibody detection by enzyme immunoassay using recombinant antigens and synthetic peptides containing the most immunodominant region of the human immunodeficiency virus envelop protein gp41-cytotoxic T-lymphocytic (CTL) epitope. The application of the synthetic peptides that mimic this(More)
A new enzyme immunoassay EIA-HCV-Spectr test system constructed on the base of recombinant proteins and synthetic peptides allows separate detection of antibodies to E1/E2, core, HS3, NS4, and NS5 antigens of hepatitis C virus (HCV). The system is highly specific and more sensitive than the test systems used in screening studies, which allows its use as a(More)
Six synthetic peptides from immunodominant region 65-80 aa derived from the sequences of delta-antigen corresponding to 3 HDV genotypes were obtained. Their antigenic activities were assessed by indirect enzyme immunoassay with sera of patients with hepatitis D and of asymptomatic carriers of anti-delta antibodies. Differences in antigenic characteristics(More)
Bioinformation techniques were used to analyze envelope glycoprotein of tick-borne encephalitis virus in order to determine the potential diagnostically significant antigenic clusters. Five selected regions of the amino acid sequence of protein E were retranslated to nucleic sequences, by employing the optimum code for E. coli. The resultant DNA fragments(More)
A peptide scanning of the sequences of human herpes virus type 8 (HHV-8) proteins coding orfK8.1 and orf65 was made. The antigenic activity of peptides was evaluated by ELISA. The fragment 101-213 aa of orfK8.1-encoded protein was shown to consist of two sites containing linear B-epitopes that had a weak antigenic activity: 121-145 and 177-209 aa. The(More)