Yaroslav I. Buryanov

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We successfully cloned and expressed a single-chain antibody (425scFv), that is directed to human epidermal growth factor receptor HER1 (EGFR) in transgenic tobacco plants as a fusion with bacterial barstar gene (425scFv-barstar). Plant-produced recombinant 425scFv-barstar was recovered using barstar-barnase system. Based on barstar-barnase affinity, during(More)
Acute ammonia toxicity is mediated by excessive activation of NMDA receptors. Activation of NMDA receptors leads to activation of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) which mediates NMDA excitotoxicity. PARP is activated following DNA damage and may lead to cell death via NAD+ and ATP depletion. The aim of the present work was to assess whether acute ammonia(More)
Prokaryotic DNA methyltransferases (MTases) are used as experimental and research tools in molecular biology and molecular genetics due to their ability to recognize and transfer methyl groups to target bases in specific DNA sequences. As a practical tool, prokaryotic DNA MTases can be used in recombinant DNA technology for in vitro alteration and enhancing(More)
Several reports suggest that C(m)CWGG methylation tends not to co-exist with (m)CG methylation in human cells. We have asked whether or not methylation at CCWGG sites can influence CG methylation. DNA from cells expressing an M.EcoRII-GFP fusion was actively methylated at CCWGG sites. CG methylation as measured by R.HpaII/R.MspI ratios was unchanged in(More)
Phytohormones, auxins in particular, play an important role in plant development and productivity. Earlier data showed positive impact of exogenous auxin on potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) tuberization. The aim of this study was to generate potato plants with increased auxin level predominantly in tubers. To this end, a pBinB33-tms1 vector was constructed(More)
Non-CG methylation is well characterized in plants, where it appears to play a role in gene silencing and genomic imprinting. Although strong evidence for the presence of non-CG methylation in animals has been available for some time, both its origin and function remain elusive. In this review we discuss available evidence on non-CG methylation in animals(More)
The binding of restriction endonuclease EcoRII to synthetic oligodeoxyribonucleotide substrates 11 to 30 bp long was investigated by gradient polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis under nondenaturing conditions in the absence of Mg2+ ions. Irrespective of the substrate's length, two types of specific DNA-protein complexes were shown to be formed. Their(More)
Oral immunogenicity of the hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) synthesized in the tubers of marker-free potato plants has been demonstrated. Experiments were performed in the two groups of outbred NMRI mice. At the beginning of investigations, the mice of experimental group were fed the tubers of transgenic potato synthesizing the HBsAg three times. The(More)
We have investigated the susceptibility of the genomes of the related bacteriophages T3 and T7 to the three major DNA methyltransferases (EcoK, dam, dcm) of their host, Escherichia coli K12. In vivo the EcoK host specificity enzyme only methylates the DNA of ocr- phages. This is due to an inhibition of the enzyme by the phage ocr+ gene product, which had(More)