Yurii S Borovikov

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The effect of twitchin, a thick filament protein of molluscan muscles, on the actin-myosin interaction at several mimicked sequential steps of the ATPase cycle was investigated using the polarized fluorescence of 1.5-IAEDANS bound to myosin heads, FITC-phalloidin attached to actin and acrylodan bound to twitchin in the glycerol-skinned skeletal muscle(More)
Permeabilised rat mast cells were exposed to gelsolin and its N-terminal half (S1-3), proteins that sever actin filaments in a calcium-dependent and independent manner, respectively. Gelsolin and S1-3 induced a decrease in cellular F-actin content and an increase in the extent of the secretory response. The calcium sensitivities of both these effects were(More)
Molluscan catch muscles can maintain tension with low or even no energy utilization, and therefore, they represent ideal models for studying energy-saving holding states. For many decades it was assumed that catch is due to a simple slowing of the force-generating myosin head cross-bridge cycles. However, recently evidences increased suggesting that catch(More)
To discriminate between the influences of a motoneuron and muscle activity on the conformation of actin filaments, the extrinsic polarized fluorescence [of rhodamine-phalloidin and N-(iodoacetylamine)-1-naphthylamine-5-sulfonic acid attached to F-actin] was measured in "ghost" fibers from intact rat soleus muscles and atrophying muscles after denervation,(More)
The conformational state of actin filaments was studied in the rat soleus muscle atrophying after denervation, recovering following reinnervation, hypertrophying following tenotomy of synergists and in intact muscle. Intrinsic (tryptophan residues of F-actin) and extrinsic (rhodamine-phalloidin or 1,5-IAEDANS attached to F-actin) polarized fluorescence was(More)
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