Vladimir B Klimovich

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Myeloma nephropathy is a disorder characterized by deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin light chains in the kidneys. The chains deposited form either amyloid fibrils or granular (amorphous) aggregates. Distinct molecular mechanisms leading to the formation of different aggregate types in kidney of patients with multiple myeloma are poorly understood.(More)
Early embryos of many organisms develop outside the mother and are immediately confronted with myriads of potential colonizers. How these naive developmental stages control and shape the bacterial colonization is largely unknown. Here we show that early embryonic stages of the basal metazoan Hydra are able to control bacterial colonization by using maternal(More)
This review combines the data obtained before the beginning of the 1990s with results published during the last two decades. The predominant form of the IgM molecule is a closed ring composed of five 7S subunits and a J chain. The new model of spatial structure of the pentamer postulates nonplanar mushroom-shaped form of the molecule with the plane formed(More)
Problems of evolution of adaptive immunity system which has arisen in vertebrate animals in addition to inherited from invertebrates innate immunity system are considered. The question how the ineffective system of adaptive immunity of the lower vertebrates could be the object of positive selection is discussed. The attention is paid to three aspects of the(More)
Myeloma nephropathy is a disorder characterized by deposition of monoclonal immunoglobulin light chains in the kidneys. The chains deposited form either amyloid fibrils or granular (amorphous) aggregates. Distinct molecular mechanisms leading to the formation of different aggregate types in kidney of patients with multiple myeloma are poorly understood.(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori strains expressing cytotoxic CagA protein are more likely to provoke severe gastric mucosal pathology and cause adenocarcinoma development than that lacking CagA. Determination of the CagA-status of a pathogen, therefore, is regarded as informative approach in H. pylori infection diagnostics and disease risk prediction. (More)
Molecules of secretory immunoglobulins (Ig) of classes A and M (sIgA and sIgM) play the main role in protection of mucosae from pathogenic factors. The apparatus of synthesis of these molecules represent the most powerful part of the immune system. One of the key elements of the sIgA and sIgM is J-chain. It represents an acid polypeptide of molecular mass(More)
Endoglin (CD105), a component of TGF-β, BMP-9, BMP-10 binding receptor complexes, is the marker of endothelial and mesenchymal stem cells. Its expression is significantly increased in the blood vessel endothelium of ischemic tissues and growing tumors. Measurement of the endoglin soluble form in serum and urine is used in diagnostics of cancer and pregnancy(More)
Mesenchymal stromal cells were isolated from the adipose tissue obtained during surgery for breast cancer and cultured under conditions of normal or low oxygen concentrations. In patients that had received a course of radiation and polychemotherapy prior to surgery, the proliferative potential of mesenchymal stromal cells was irreversibly disturbed. In(More)