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Fiziologichnyi Zhurnal

is a scientific journal issued by the

Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Editor-in-chief: V.F. Sagach

The journal was founded in 1955 as
1955 – 1977 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0015 – 3311)
1978 – 1993 "Fiziologicheskii zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
1994 – 2016 "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 0201 – 8489)
2017 – "Fiziolohichnyi zhurnal" (ISSN 2522-9028)

Fiziol. Zh. 2017; 63(4): 48-55


I.V. Brodyak, I.I. Bila, N.O. Sybirna

    Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine


We examined the effect of agmatine on the aggregation ability of white blood cells induced by sialоspecific lectin of wheat germ (WGA) and the process of polymerization of actin cytoskeleton of leukocytes in normal conditions and under conditions of experimental diabetes mellitus (DM) after 0.5, 1 and 3 min of preincubation of these cells with the WGA. Our studies revealed that agmatine administration to animals with DM leading to a 2.7- and 3.2-fold increase of the aggregate size and aggregation velocity of leukocytes, respectively, compared to diabetic rats who did not receive this polyamine injections. The achieved results can testify to the increase of sialoglycoconjugates and N-acetyl-D-glucosaminecontaining glycans on leukocyte surface. The leukocytes of animals with DM introduced on the background of agmatine insertion that were activated by WGA-stimulatory signals contain more polymerized actin in comparison with the cells of control animals on the background of this polyamine insertion as with leukocytes of animals with DM. Our data suggest that under conditions of DM the agmatine insertion makes the recovery of affinity binding of complementary ligands with sialoglycoconjugates with subsequent intracellular transduction of lectin-induced signal which causes the reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton in leukocytes.

Keywords: polymerised actin; WGA-induced aggregation; sialic acid; leukocytes; agmatine; experimental diabetes mellitus.


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