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"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Nodar Mitagvaria and his expertise in Biological Sciences and Experimental Biomedicine, to assist in developing and interpreting test results and the effects of our products on humans and animals within the BAO Health Resources research and development department,” said Babry Oren, CEO and Founder of BAO Health Resources. Dr. Nodar Mitagvaria studied at the Georgian Technical University and then, as a graduate student at the Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, where he received his PhD (1971), in 1984 he received the degree of Doctor of Biological Sciences in Leningrad, Sechenov Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry.   At the beginning of his research activity, he served as a research scientist at the Beritashvili Institute of Physiology, and later, as the head of the Department of Metabolic Maintenance of Brain Functions. He also served as the department head for the Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism for the Center for Experimental Biomedicine.  He is currently serving as the senior consultant for the Valley Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, and as the Chairman of the Scientific Council at Beritashvili Center for Experimental Biomedicine.  In 1991, he became a professor in Human and Animals Physiology, and in 2013 he was elected and became a Full Member of Georgian National Academy of Sciences (Academician). He is also a governing member of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), and the Federation of European Neuroscience Society (FENS). Dr. Mitagvaria is also the former executive director of the International Society on Oxygen Transport to Tissue (ISOTT), past president of the International Clinical Hyperthermia Society (ICHS), and past president of the Georgian Neuroscience Association.  He is a current member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Georgian Path-physiological Society, Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society, and vice-president of the Georgian Physiological society.  “It is a pleasure, privilege and honor to serve this company’s research and development department and succeed in filling BAO’s mission, to meet the challenges of the world’s health issues of radiation and toxic heavy metals that are found in our air, food and water,” said Dr. Nodar P. Mitagvaria. For more information, please visit www.foliumpx.com or contact:

Khoshtariya D.E.,Friedrich - Alexander - University, Erlangen - Nuremberg | Khoshtariya D.E.,Tbilisi State University | Khoshtariya D.E.,Center for Experimental Biomedicine | Khoshtariya D.E.,University of Pittsburgh | And 7 more authors.
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics | Year: 2013

Gold electrodes were coated with alkanethiol SAM-azurin (Az, blue cupredoxin) assemblies and placed in contact with a water-doped and buffered protic ionic melt as the electrolyte, choline dihydrogen phosphate ([ch][dhp]). Fast-scan protein-film voltammetry was applied to explore interfacial biological electron transfer (ET) under conditions approaching the glass-transition border. The ET rate was studied as a function of the water amount, temperature (273-353 K), and pressure (0.1-150 MPa). Exposure of the Az films to the semi-solid electrolyte greatly affected the protein's conformational dynamics, hence the ET rate, via the mechanism occurring in the extra complicated dynamically-controlled regime, is compared to the earlier studies on the reference system with a conventional electrolyte (D. E. Khoshtariya et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 2010, 107, 2757-2762), allowing for the disclosure of even more uncommon mechanistic motifs. For samples with low water content (ca. 3 or less waters per [ch][dhp]), at moderately low temperatures (below ca. 298 K) and/or high pressure (150 MPa), the voltammetric profiles systematically deviated from the standard Marcus current-overvoltage pattern, deemed as attributable to a breakdown of the linear response approximation through the essential steepening of the Gibbs energy wells near the glass-forming threshold. Electrolytes with a higher water content (6 to 15 waters per [ch][dhp]) display anomalous temperature and pressure performances, suggesting that the system crosses a broad nonergodic zone which arises from the interplay of ET-coupled large-scale conformational (highly cooperative) modes of the Az protein, inherently linked to the electrolyte's (water-doped [ch][dhp]) slowest collective relaxation(s). © 2013 The Owner Societies.

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