Комеч Екатерина Александровна

Аспирант (Лаборатория сравнительной и функциональной геномики)

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Период обученияСтрана, городУчебное заведениеДополнительная информация
2008–2013 Россия, Москва МГУ Биологический факультет, кафедра биоорганической химии

Членство в научных обществах

Российское Научное Общество Иммунологов (РНОИ) с 2015
Российское общество биохимиков и молекулярных биологов с 2018

Избранные публикации

  1. Sycheva A.L., Pogorelyy M.V., Komech E.A., Minervina A.A., Zvyagin I.V., Staroverov D.B., Chudakov D.M., Lebedev Y.B., Mamedov I.Z. (2018). Quantitative profiling reveals minor changes of T cell receptor repertoire in response to subunit inactivated influenza vaccine. Vaccine 36 (12), 1599–1605 [+]

    Vaccination against influenza is widely used to protect against seasonal flu epidemic although its effectiveness is debated. Here we performed deep quantitative T cell receptor repertoire profiling in peripheral blood of a healthy volunteer in response to trivalent subunit influenza vaccine. We did not observe significant rebuilding of peripheral blood T cell receptors composition in response to vaccination. However, we found several clonotypes in memory T cell fraction that were undetectable before the vaccination and had a maximum concentration at day 45 after vaccine administration. These cells were found in lower concentration in the course of repertoire monitoring for two years period. Our observation suggests a potential for recruitment of only a limited number of new T cells after each seasonal influenza vaccination.

  2. Komech E.A., Pogorelyy M.V., Egorov E.S., Britanova O.V., Rebrikov D.V., Bochkova A.G., Shmidt E.I., Shostak N.A., Shugay M., Lukyanov S., Mamedov I.Z., Lebedev Y.B., Chudakov D.M., Zvyagin I.V. (2018). CD8+ T cells with characteristic T cell receptor beta motif are detected in blood and expanded in synovial fluid of ankylosing spondylitis patients. Rheumatology (Oxford) , [+]

    The risk of AS is associated with genomic variants related to antigen presentation and specific cytokine signalling pathways, suggesting the involvement of cellular immunity in disease initiation/progression. The aim of the present study was to explore the repertoire of TCR sequences in healthy donors and AS patients to uncover AS-linked TCR variants.

  3. Shugay M., Bagaev D.V., Zvyagin I.V., Vroomans R.M., Crawford J.C., Dolton G., Komech E.A., Sycheva A.L., Koneva A.E., Egorov E.S., Eliseev A.V., VanDyk E., Dash P., Attaf M., Rius C., Ladell K., McLaren J.E., Matthews K.K., Clemens E.B., Douek D.C., Luciani F., vanBaarle D., Kedzierska K., Kesmir C., Thomas P.G., Price D.A., Sewell A.K., Chudakov D.M. (2017). VDJdb: a curated database of T-cell receptor sequences with known antigen specificity. Nucleic Acids Res. , [+]

    The ability to decode antigen specificities encapsulated in the sequences of rearranged T-cell receptor (TCR) genes is critical for our understanding of the adaptive immune system and promises significant advances in the field of translational medicine. Recent developments in high-throughput sequencing methods (immune repertoire sequencing technology, or RepSeq) and single-cell RNA sequencing technology have allowed us to obtain huge numbers of TCR sequences from donor samples and link them to T-cell phenotypes. However, our ability to annotate these TCR sequences still lags behind, owing to the enormous diversity of the TCR repertoire and the scarcity of available data on T-cell specificities. In this paper, we present VDJdb, a database that stores and aggregates the results of published T-cell specificity assays and provides a universal platform that couples antigen specificities with TCR sequences. We demonstrate that VDJdb is a versatile instrument for the annotation of TCR repertoire data, enabling a concatenated view of antigen-specific TCR sequence motifs. VDJdb can be accessed at and

  4. Pogorelyy M.V., Elhanati Y., Marcou Q., Sycheva A.L., Komech E.A., Nazarov V.I., Britanova O.V., Chudakov D.M., Mamedov I.Z., Lebedev Y.B., Mora T., Walczak A.M. (2017). Persisting fetal clonotypes influence the structure and overlap of adult human T cell receptor repertoires. PLoS Comput. Biol. 13 (7), e1005572 [+]

    The diversity of T-cell receptors recognizing foreign pathogens is generated through a highly stochastic recombination process, making the independent production of the same sequence rare. Yet unrelated individuals do share receptors, which together constitute a "public" repertoire of abundant clonotypes. The TCR repertoire is initially formed prenatally, when the enzyme inserting random nucleotides is downregulated, producing a limited diversity subset. By statistically analyzing deep sequencing T-cell repertoire data from twins, unrelated individuals of various ages, and cord blood, we show that T-cell clones generated before birth persist and maintain high abundances in adult organisms for decades, slowly decaying with age. Our results suggest that large, low-diversity public clones are created during pre-natal life, and survive over long periods, providing the basis of the public repertoire.

  5. Zvyagin I.V., Mamedov I.Z., Tatarinova O.V., Komech E.A., Kurnikova E.E., Boyakova E.V., Brilliantova V., Shelikhova L.N., Balashov D.N., Shugay M., Sycheva A.L., Kasatskaya S.A., Lebedev Y.B., Maschan A.A., Maschan M.A., Chudakov D.M. (2016). Tracking T-cell immune reconstitution after TCRαβ/CD19-depleted hematopoietic cells transplantation in children. Leukemia , [+]

    αβT-cell-depleted allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation holds promise for the safe and accessible therapy of both malignant and non-malignant blood disorders. Here we employed molecular barcoding normalized T-cell receptor (TCR) profiling to quantitatively track T-cell immune reconstitution after TCRαβ-/CD19-depleted transplantation in children. We demonstrate that seemingly early reconstitution of αβT-cell counts 2 months after transplantation is based on only several hundred rapidly expanded clones originating from non-depleted graft cells. In further months, frequency of these hyperexpanded clones declines, and after 1 year the observed T-cell counts and TCRβ diversity are mostly provided by the newly produced T cells. We also demonstrate that high TCRβ diversity at day 60 observed for some of the patients is determined by recipient T cells and intrathymic progenitors that survived conditioning regimen. Our results indicate that further efforts on optimization of TCRαβ-/CD19-depleted transplantation protocols should be directed toward providing more efficient T-cell defense in the first months after transplantation.Leukemia advance online publication, 9 December 2016; doi:10.1038/leu.2016.321.

  6. Nazarov V.I., Pogorelyy M.V., Komech E.A., Zvyagin I.V., Bolotin D.A., Shugay M., Chudakov D.M., Lebedev Y.B., Mamedov I.Z. (2015). tcR: an R package for T cell receptor repertoire advanced data analysis. BMC Bioinformatics 16, 175 [+]

    The Immunoglobulins (IG) and the T cell receptors (TR) play the key role in antigen recognition during the adaptive immune response. Recent progress in next-generation sequencing technologies has provided an opportunity for the deep T cell receptor repertoire profiling. However, a specialised software is required for the rational analysis of massive data generated by next-generation sequencing.

  7. Zvyagin I.V., Pogorelyy M.V., Ivanova M.E., Komech E.A., Shugay M., Bolotin D.A., Shelenkov A.A., Kurnosov A.A., Staroverov D.B., Chudakov D.M., Lebedev Y.B., Mamedov I.Z. (2014). Distinctive properties of identical twins' TCR repertoires revealed by high-throughput sequencing. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. , [+]

    Adaptive immunity in humans is provided by hypervariable Ig-like molecules on the surface of B and T cells. The final set of these molecules in each organism is formed under the influence of two forces: individual genetic traits and the environment, which includes the diverse spectra of alien and self-antigens. Here we assess the impact of individual genetic factors on the formation of the adaptive immunity by analyzing the T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoires of three pairs of monozygous twins by next-generation sequencing. Surprisingly, we found that an overlap between the TCR repertoires of monozygous twins is similar to an overlap between the TCR repertoires of nonrelated individuals. However, the number of identical complementary determining region 3 sequences in two individuals is significantly increased for twin pairs in the fraction of highly abundant TCR molecules, which is enriched by the antigen-experienced T cells. We found that the initial recruitment of particular TCR V genes for recombination and subsequent selection in the thymus is strictly determined by individual genetic factors. J genes of TCRs are selected randomly for recombination; however, the subsequent selection in the thymus gives preference to some α but not β J segments. These findings provide a deeper insight into the mechanism of TCR repertoire generation.