Кельмансон Илья Владимирович

Кандидат биологических наук

Научный сотрудник (Лаборатория молекулярных технологий)

Эл. почта: ikelmanson@gmail.com

Избранные публикации

  1. Bogdanov E.A., Shagina I., Barsova E.V., Kelmanson I., Shagin D.A., Lukyanov S.A. (2010). Normalizing cDNA libraries. Curr Protoc Mol Biol Chapter 5, Unit 5.12.1–27 [+]

    The characterization of rare messages in cDNA libraries is complicated by the substantial variations that exist in the abundance levels of different transcripts in cells and tissues. The equalization (normalization) of cDNA is a helpful approach for decreasing the prevalence of abundant transcripts, thereby facilitating the assessment of rare transcripts. This unit provides a method for duplex-specific nuclease (DSN)-based normalization, which allows for the fast and reliable equalization of cDNA, thereby facilitating the generation of normalized, full-length-enriched cDNA libraries, and enabling efficient RNA analyses.

  2. Field S.F., Bulina M.Y., Kelmanson I.V., Bielawski J.P., Matz M.V. (2006). Adaptive evolution of multicolored fluorescent proteins in reef-building corals. J. Mol. Evol. 62 (3), 332–9 [+]

    Here we investigate the evolutionary scenarios that led to the appearance of fluorescent color diversity in reef-building corals. We show that the mutations that have been responsible for the generation of new cyan and red phenotypes from the ancestral green were fixed with the help of positive natural selection. This fact strongly suggests that the color diversity is a product of adaptive evolution. An unexpected finding was a set of residues arranged as an intermolecular binding interface, which was also identified as a target of positive selection but is nevertheless not related to color diversification. We hypothesize that multicolored fluorescent proteins evolved as part of a mechanism regulating the relationships between the coral and its algal endosymbionts (zooxanthellae). We envision that the effect of the proteins' fluorescence on algal physiology may be achieved not only through photosynthesis modulation, but also through regulatory photosensors analogous to phytochromes and cryptochromes of higher plants. Such a regulation would require relatively subtle, but spectrally precise, modifications of the light field. Evolution of such a mechanism would explain both the adaptive diversification of colors and the coevolutionary chase at the putative algae-protein binding interface in coral fluorescent proteins.

  3. Baranova A., Ivanov D., Petrash N., Pestova A., Skoblov M., Kelmanson I., Shagin D., Nazarenko S., Geraymovych E., Litvin O., Tiunova A., Born T.L., Usman N., Staroverov D., Lukyanov S., Panchin Y. (2004). The mammalian pannexin family is homologous to the invertebrate innexin gap junction proteins. Genomics 83 (4), 706–16 [+]

    We have cloned the genes PANX1, PANX2 and PANX3, encoding putative gap junction proteins homologous to invertebrate innexins, which constitute a new family of mammalian proteins called pannexins. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that pannexins are highly conserved in worms, mollusks, insects and mammals, pointing to their important function. Both innexins and pannexins are predicted to have four transmembrane regions, two extracellular loops, one intracellular loop and intracellular N and C termini. Both the human and mouse genomes contain three pannexin-encoding genes. Mammalian pannexins PANX1 and PANX3 are closely related, with PANX2 more distant. The human and mouse pannexin-1 mRNAs are ubiquitously, although disproportionately, expressed in normal tissues. Human PANX2 is a brain-specific gene; its mouse orthologue, Panx2, is also expressed in certain cell types in developing brain. In silico evaluation of Panx3 expression predicts gene expression in osteoblasts and synovial fibroblasts. The apparent conservation of pannexins between species merits further investigation.

  4. Kelmanson I.V., Matz M.V. (2003). Molecular basis and evolutionary origins of color diversity in great star coral Montastraea cavernosa (Scleractinia: Faviida). Mol. Biol. Evol. 20 (7), 1125–33 [+]

    Natural pigments are normally products of complex biosynthesis pathways where many different enzymes are involved. Corals and related organisms of class Anthozoa represent the only known exception: in these organisms, each of the host-tissue colors is essentially determined by a sequence of a single protein, homologous to the green fluorescent protein (GFP) from Aequorea victoria. This direct sequence-color linkage provides unique opportunity for color evolution studies. We previously reported the general phylogenetic analysis of GFP-like proteins, which suggested that the present-day diversity of reef colors originated relatively recently and independently within several lineages. The present work was done to get insight into the mechanisms that gave rise to this diversity. Three colonies of the great star coral Montastraea cavernosa (Scleractinia, Faviida) were studied, representing distinct color morphs. Unexpectedly, these specimens were found to express the same collection of GFP-like proteins, produced by at least four, and possibly up to seven, different genetic loci. These genes code for three basic colors-cyan, green, and red-and are expressed differently relative to one another in different morphs. Phylogenetic analysis of the new sequences indicated that the three major gene lineages diverged before separation of some coral families. Our results suggest that color variation in M. cavernosa is not a true polymorphism, but rather a manifestation of phenotypic plasticity (polyphenism). The family level depth of its evolutionary roots indicates that the color diversity is adaptively significant. Relative roles of gene duplication, gene conversion, and point mutations in its evolution are discussed.

  5. Kelmanson I.V., Shagin D.A., Usman N., Matz M.V., Lukyanov S.A., Panchin Y.V. (2002). Altering electrical connections in the nervous system of the pteropod mollusc Clione limacina by neuronal injections of gap junction mRNA. Eur. J. Neurosci. 16 (12), 2475–6 [+]

    Neurons can communicate with each other either via exchange of specific molecules at synapses or by direct electrical connections between the cytoplasm of either cell [for review see Bruzzone et al. (1996) Eur. J. Biochem., 238, 1-27]. Although electrical connections are abundant in many nervous systems, little is known about the mechanisms which govern the specificity of their formation. Recent cloning of the innexins--gap junction proteins responsible for electrical coupling in invertebrates (Phelan et al. (1998) Trends Genet., 14, 348-349], has made it possible to study the molecular mechanisms of patterning of the electrical connections between individual neurons in model systems. Here we demonstrate that intracellular injection of mRNA encoding the molluscan innexin Panx1 (Panchin et al. 2000 Curr. Biol., 10, R473-R474) drastically alters the specificity of electrical coupling between identified neurons of the pteropod mollusc Clione limacina.

  6. Panchin Y., Kelmanson I., Matz M., Lukyanov K., Usman N., Lukyanov S. (2000). A ubiquitous family of putative gap junction molecules. Curr. Biol. 10 (13), R473–4 ID:1350
  7. Panchin Y.V., Kelmanson I.V. (2000). Short-circuited neuron: a note. Neuroscience 96 (3), 597–9 [+]

    Here, we demonstrate in a direct electrophysiological experiment that a neuron can form electrical connections to itself. An isolated identified neuron with a long axon was plated in culture and the axon was looped so that its distal end contacted the cell body. After two days in culture, the cell body and the axon were both impaled with microelectrodes and the axon segment between the recording electrodes was cut. Electrotonic coupling was revealed between the separated cell compartments immediately after axon transection. In contrast to an earlier publication [Guthrie P. B. et al. (1994) J. Neurosci. 14, 1477-1485], no constraints on the formation of the electrical connections between different parts of the same neuron were revealed in our experiments.Thus, these experiments demonstrate that in vitro culture of a single neuron can form reflexive electrical connections which may strongly affect the basic properties of the neuron and should be taken into account in both experimental and model electrophysiological studies.