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Prof. Alexander Rapoport

University of Latvia, Latvia


Email: rapoport@mail.eunet.lv


Qualifications

1974  Ph.D., Latvian Academy of Sciences, Latvia

1969  M.Sc., University of Latvia, Latvia


Publications (selected)

  1. A. Rapoport, D. Borovikova, A. Kokina, A. Patmalnieks, N. Polyak, I. Pavlovska, G. Mezinskis, Yu. Dekhtyar. Immobilisation of yeast cells on the surface of hydroxyapatite ceramics. Process Biochemistry, 2011, 46: 665-670. (doi: 10.1016/j.procbio.2010.11.009)
  2. E. I. Кolomiets, A. I. Rapoport, A. V. Sviridov, O. S. Кilchevskaya, V. N. Кuptsov, T. V. Romanovskaya. Clamp rot pathogens activity of sugar beet and new methods of their control. Advances in Agricultural Sciences (Warsaw), 2010, 554: 93-100.
  3. Yu. Trofimova, G. Walker, A. Rapoport. Anhydrobiosis in yeast: influence of calcium and magnesium ions on yeast resistance to dehydration-rehydration. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 2010, 308: 55-61. (doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2010.01989.x)
  4. Yu. Dekhtyar, L. Lancere, N. Polyaka, A. Rapoport, A. Rusakova, A. Sudnikovich, V. Valters. Ultraviolet radiation influences wettability and biological properties of PMMA surface. Medical Physics in the Baltic States, 2009, 7: 69-71.
  5. J. Boudrant, G. Khroustalyova, A. Rapoport. Obtention d’une résistance élevée d’une souche d’Escherichia coli recombinée vis-à-vis de la déshydratation. Récents Progrès en Génie des Procédés, 2009: 98, 149-1-149-6.
  6. A. I. Rapoport, G. M. Khroustalyova, L. M. Crowe, J. H. Crowe. Anhydrobiosis in yeast: stabilization by exogenous lactose. Microbiology, 2009, 78: 624-629.
  7. G. Khroustalyova, J. Boudrant, A. Rapoport. Resistance of a recombinant Escherichia coli to dehydration. Cell Biology International, 2009, 33: 1194-1195. (doi: 10.1016/j.cellbi.2009.07.001)
  8. I. Guzhova, I. Krallish, G. Khroustalyova, B. Margulis, A. Rapoport. Dehydration of yeast: changes in the intracellular content of Hsp 70 family proteins. Process Biochemistry, 2008, 43: 1138-1141. (doi:10.1016/j.procbio.2008.05.012)
  9. A. Rapoport. Anhydrobiosis of yeasts: Main intracellular reactions. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, 2008, A151: S31.
  10. D. Borovikova, S. Cifansky, Y. Dekhtyar, V. Fedotova, V. Jakushevich, A. Katashev, A. Patmalnieks, A. Rapoport. Atomic Force Microscopy Study of Yeast Cells Influenced by High Voltage Electrical Discharge. IFMBE Proceedings, 2008, 20:  602-605.
  11. O. Muter, I. Lubinya, D. Millers, L. Grigorjeva, E. Ventinya, A. Rapoport. Cr (VI) sorption by intact and dehydrated Candida utilis cells in the presence of other metals. Process Biochemistry, 2002, 38: 123-131.
  12. O. Muter, A. Patmalnieks, A. Rapoport. Interrelations of the yeast Candida utilis and Cr(VI): metal reduction and its distribution in the cell and medium. Process Biochemistry, 2001, 36: 963-970.
  13. G. M. Khroustalyova, L. Adler, A. I. Rapoport. Exponential growth phase cells of the osmotolerant yeast Debaryomyces hansenii are extremely resistant to dehydration stress. Process Biochemistry, 2001, 36: 1163-1166.
  14. O. Muter, D. Millers, L. Grigorjeva, E. Ventina, A. Rapoport. Cr (VI) sorption by intact and dehydrated Candida utilis cells: differences in mechanisms. Process Biochemistry, 2001, 37: 505-511.
  15. M. Beker, A. Rapoport, U. Viesturs. Country Profile: Latvia. In: Biotechnology in the Developing World and Countries in Economic Transition (ed. G.T.Tzotzos, K.G.Skryabin). CABI Publishing, 2000, p. 106-108.
  16. M. Bekers, E. Ventina, A. Karsakevich, I. Vina, A. Rapoport, D. Upite, E. Kaminska, R. Linde. Attachment of yeast to the modified stainless steel wire spheres, growth of cells and ethanol production. Process Biochemistry, 2000, vol. 35, No. 5, p.523-530.
  17. M. Bekers, A. Vigants, J. Laukevics, M. Toma, A. Rapoport, P. Zikmanis. The effect of osmo-induced stress on product formation by Zymomonas mobilis on sucrose. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2000, 55: 147-150.
  18. A .I. Rapoport, G. M. Khroustalyova, E. N. Kuklina. Anhydrobiosis in yeast: activation effect. Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 1997, 30: 9-13.
  19. I. Krallish, H. Jeppsson, A. Rapoport, B. Hahn-Hagerdal. Effect of xylitol and trehalose on dry resistance of yeasts. Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol, 1997, 47: 447-451.
  20. A. I. Rapoport, G. M. Khroustalyova, G. J. Camanis, M. J. Beker. Yeast anhydrobiosis: permeability of the plasma membrane. Microbiology, 1995, 64: 229-232.
  21. A. Rapoport, O. Muter. Biosorption of hexavalent chromium by yeasts. Process Biochemistry, 1995, 30: 145-149.
  22. M. J. Beker, A. I. Rapoport. Conservation of yeasts by dehydration. Advances in Biochemical Engineering / Biotechnology. Berlin, Springer‑Verlag, 1987, 35: 127-171.