Editor-in-Chief Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Moscow State University, Andrey V. Vasiliev
ISSN: 1062-3604 (Print)
Impact factor: 0.718 (2020)
Five year impact factor: 0.727 (2020)

Russian Journal
of Developmental Biology


Alexey N. Tomilin

Professor, Head of Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Date/place of birth: 25.03.1970, Leningrad

Head of Laboratory,
Institute of Cytology,
Russian Academy of Science,
Tikhoretsky avenue 4,
194064 St-Petersburg,
tel: +7-(812)-297-4519

Institute of Translational Biomedicine,
St-Petersburg University,
Universitetskaya nab. 7-9,
199034 St-Petersburg,
tel: +7 (812) 3636939
e-mail: a.tomilin@incras.ru

IstinaResearcherID (IRID): 51743332
ResearcherID: C-3361-2014


1. A method of using stem cell in tissue replacement therapy (Tomilin A., Tolkunova E., Liskovykh M.) Patent of the Russian Federation No.2422514, 2011.

2. A method of to achieve a safety of using pluripotent stem cells in tissue replacement therapy with the help of artificial chromosomes (Tomilin A., Liskovykh M.), Patent of the Russian Federation №2548819, 2015.


1. Bakhmet E.I., Nazarov I.B., Artamonova T.O., Khodorkovsky M.A., Tomilin A.N. (2017) Mass spectrometry for identification of proteins that specifically bind to a distal enhancer of the Oct4 gene. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 917: 1-5.

2. Kulichkova V.A., Artamonova T.O., Lyublinskaya O.G., Khodorkovskii M.A., Tomilin A.N., Tsimokha A.S. (2017) Proteomic analysis of affinity-purified extracellular proteasomes reveals exclusively 20S complexes. Oncotarget 8(60): 102134-102149.

3. Khudiakov A, Kostina D, Zlotina A, Yany N, Sergushichev A, Pervunina T, Tomilin A, Kostareva A, Malashicheva A. (2017) Generation of iPSC line from patient with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy carrying mutations in PKP2 gene. Stem Cell Res. 2017 Oct;24:85-88. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2017.08.014.

4. Khudiakov A, Kostina D, Zlotina A, Nikulina T, Sergushichev A, Gudkova A, Tomilin A, Malashicheva A, Kostareva A. (2017) Generation of iPSC line from desmin-related cardiomyopathy patient carrying splice site mutation of DES gene. Stem Cell Res. 24:77-80. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2017.08.015.

5. Bajenova O., Tolkunova E., Koshkin S., Malov S., Thomas P., Tomilin A., O’Brien S. (2017) The Role of the Carcinoembryonic Antigen Receptor in Colorectal Cancer Progression. J Integr Oncol 2017, 6: 2. DOI: 10.4172/2329-6771.1000192

6. Selenina A.B., Tsimokha A.S., Tomilin A.N. (2017) Proteasomes in regulation of protein homeostasis of pluripotent stem cells. Acta Naturae 9(3): 39-47.

7. Starkova T., Polyanichko A., Artamonova T., Khodorkovskii, M., Kostyleva E., Chikhirzina E., Tomilin A. (2017) Post-translational modifications of linker histone H1 variants in mammals. Phys. Biol. 14(1): 016005, doi.org/10.1088/1478-3975/aa551a.

8. Koshkin S, Danilova A, Raskin G, Petrov N, Bajenova O, O'Brien SJ, Tomilin A, Tolkunova E. (2016) Primary cultures of human colon cancer as a model to study cancer stem cells. Tumor Biol. 2016 Jul 23. DOI: 10.1007/s13277-016-5214-8

9. Cherepanova OA , Gomez D, Shankman LS, Swiatlowska P, Williams O, Sarmento OF, Alencar GF, Hess DL, Bevard MH, Greene ES, Murgai M, Turner SD, Geng YJ, Bekiranov S, Connelly JJ, Tomilin A., Owens GK (2016) Activation of the pluripotency factor OCT4 in smooth muscle cells is atheroprotective. Nat Medicine 22(6): 657-662. doi:10.1038/nm.4109?

10. Kostina AS, Uspensky VЕ, Irtyuga OB, Ignatieva EV, Freylikhman O, Gavriliuk ND, Moiseeva OM, Zhuk S, Tomilin A, Kostareva АА, Malashicheva AB (2016) Notch-dependent EMT is attenuated in patients with aortic aneurysm and bicuspid aortic valve. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 Feb 10. pii: S0925-4439(16)30032-1. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2016.02.006.

11. Khudiakov A.A., Kostina D.A., Kostareva A.A., Tomilin A.N., Malashicheva A.B. (2016) The effect of plakophilin-2 gene mutations on the activity of canonical WNT signaling. Cell Tiss. Biol. 10: 106. (translation of Tsitilogia/Цитология). DOI: 10.1134/S1990519X16020061

12. Nazarov I, Chekliarova I, Rychkov G, Ilatovskiy AV, Crane-Robinson C, Tomilin A. (2016) AFM studies in diverse ionic environments of nucleosomes reconstituted on the 601 positioning sequence. Biochimie 121: 5-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.biochi.2015.11.010

13. Liskovykh M, Ponomartsev S, Popova E, Bader M, Kouprina N, Larionov V, Alenina N, Tomilin A. (2015) Stable maintenance of de novo assembled human artificial chromosomes in embryonic stem cells and their differentiated progeny in mice. Cell Cycle 4(8):1268-73. IF=4.56. DOI: 10.1080/15384101.2015.1014151.

14. Davydov-Sinitsyn, A.P., Bajenova, O.V., Liskovykh, M.A., S. V. Ponomartsev, I. V. Rykov, S. A. Koshkin, R. V. Orlova, A. N. Tomilin, E. N. Tolkunova (2015) Tumor growth suppression after xenografting of human colorectal carcinoma cells. Cell Tiss. Biol. 9: 318. (translation of Tsitilogia/Цитология). doi:10.1134/S1990519X15040045

15. Kulichkova VA, Artamonova TO, Zaykova JJ, Ermolaeva JB, Khodorkovskii MA, Barlev NA, Tomilin AN, Tsimokha AS. (2015) Simultaneous EGFP and Tag Labeling of the b7 Subunit for Live Imaging and Affinity Purification of Functional Human Proteasomes. Mol. Biotechnol. 57(1): 36-44. DOI: 10.1007/s12033-014-9799-0

16. Kouprina N, Tomilin A, Masumoto H, Earnshaw WC, Larionov V. (2014) HAC-based gene delivery vectors for gene function studies, gene therapy and pharmacology. Expert Opin. Drug Del. 11(4): 1-19. DOI: 10.1517/17425247.2014.882314

17. Kulichkova, V.A., Zaykova, Y.Y., Ermolaeva, Y.B., E. V. Vinogradova, L. Huang, A. N. Tomilin, N. A. Barlev, A. S. Tsimokha (2014) Creation of a HEK293 cell line stably expressing the proteasome subunit PSMD14 fused with fluorescent protein EGFP and HTBT tag. Cell Tiss. Biol. 8: 330. (translation of Tsitilogia/Цитология). doi:10.1134/S1990519X14040051

18. Nazarov, I.B., Krasnoborova, V.A., Mitenberg, A.G., E. V. Chikhirzhina, , A. P. Davidov-Sinitzin, M. A. Liskovykh, A. N. Tomilin (2014) Transcription regulation of Oct4 (Pou5F1) gene by its distal enhancer. Cell Tiss. Biol. 8: 27. (translation of Tsitilogia/Цитология). doi:10.1134/S1990519X14010106

19. Schneider, T A; Fishman, V S; Liskovykh, M A; Ponamartsev, S V; Serov, O L; Tomilin, A N; Alenina, N. Reprogramming of somatic cells. Problems and solutions. Tsitologiia 56(12): 869-80. (in Russian). PubMed ID:25929128. http://www.tsitologiya.cytspb.rssi.ru/56_12/schneider.pdf

20. DeVeale B, Brokhman I, Mohseni P, Babak T, Yoon C, Lin A, Onishi K, Tomilin A, Pevny L, Zandstra PW, Nagy A, van der Kooy D (2013) Oct4 is required for e7.5 for proliferation in the primitive streak. PLoS Genet. 9(11): e1003957. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003957

21. Wu G, Han D, Gong Y, Sebastiano V, Gentile L, Singhal N, Adachi K, Fischedick G, Ortmeier C, Sinn M, Radstaak M, Tomilin A, Scholer HR. (2013) Establishment of totipotency does not depend on Oct4. Nat Cell Biol 15(9):1089-97. DOI: 10.1038/ncb2816

22. Lee NC, Kononenko AV, Lee HS, Tolkunova EN, Liskovykh MA, Masumoto H, Earnshaw WC, Tomilin A, Larionov V, Kouprina N. (2013) Protecting a transgene expression from the HAC-based vector by different chromatin insulators. Cell Mol Life Sci. 70(19): 3723-37. DOI: 10.1007/s00018-013-1362-9.

23. Davydov-Sinitsyn, A.P., Bajenova, O.V., Liskovykh, M.A. , S. V. Ponomartsev, L. L. Chechik, A. N. Tomilin, E. N. Tolkunova (2013) Comparative analysis of colorectal carcinoma cell lines that differ in metastatic potential. Cell Tiss. Biol. 7: 407. (translation of Tsitilogia/Цитология). doi:10.1134/S1990519X13050040

24. Davydov-Sinitsyn A. P., O. V. Bazhenova, M. A. Liskovykh, L. L. Chechik, S. V. Ponomartsev, A. N. Tomilin, E. N. Tolkunova (2013) In vitro derivation and characterization of a colorectal cancer stem cell subpopulation.Cell Tiss. Biol 7(4): 320-324. (translation of Tsitilogia/Цитология). doi:10.1134/S1990519X13040044

25. Liskovykh M., Kouprina N., Larionov V., Tomilin A. (2012) Artificial chromosomes for gene therapy and tissue replacement. Cell Transpl. and Tissue Engeneering VII(4), 6-18.

26. Liskovykh M., Chuykin I., Ranjan A., Safina D., Tolkunova E., Minina J., Zhdanova N., Dyban P.A., Mullins J.J., Kostyleva E.I., Chikhirzhina E.V., Bader M., Alenina N., Tomilin A. (2012) Generation of rat-induced pluripotent stem cells: Reprogramming and culture medium. Cell Tiss. Biol 6(2): 115-121. doi:10.1134/S1990519X12020095

27. Liskovykh M., Chuykin I., Ranjan A., Popova E., Tolkunova E., Chechik L., Mosienko V., Bader M., Alenina N., Tomilin A. (2012) Genetic manipulations and examination of differentiation properties of rat induced pluripotent cells. Cell and Tissue Biol. 6(2):122-127. (translation of Tsitilogia/Цитология). doi:10.1134/S1990519X12020101

28. Liskovykh, M.A., Davydov-Sinitcyn, A.P., Marilovtceva, E.V., A. N. Tomilin, E. N. Tolkunova (2012) Interaction between the CDX2 transcription factor and DDX5 protein. Cell Tiss. Biol. 6: 20. (translation of Tsitilogia/Цитология). doi:10.1134/S1990519X12010051

29. Tomilin A.N. (2012) On The 2012 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Acta Naturae 4(4): 8-10.

30. Liskovykh M., Chuykin I., Ranjan A., Safina D., Popova E., Tolkunova E., Mosienko V., Minina Iu., Zhdanova N., Mullins J.J., Michael Bader M., Alenina N., Tomilin A. (2011) Derivation, Characterization, and Stable Transfection of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from Fischer344 Rats. PLoS One 11(6): e27345.

31. Minina Y., Zhdanova N., Shilov A., Tolkunova E., Liskovykh M. and Tomilin A. (2010) Chromosomal Instability of Mouse Pluripotent Cells Cultured in Vitro. Cell and Tissue Biol. 4(3): 223-227.

32. Kuckenberg P., Buhl S., Woynecki T., van Furden B., Tolkunova E., Seiffe F., Moser M., Tomilin A., Winterhager E., Schorle H. (2010) The transcription factor TCFAP2C/AP-2gamma cooperates with CDX2 to maintain trophectoderm formation. Mol. Cell. Biol. 30: 3310-3320.

33. Saxe J., Tomilin А., Scholer H.R., Plath K., Huang J. (2009) Post-Translational Regulation of Oct4 Transcriptional Activity. PLoS One 4: 1-9.

34. Tolkunova E., Malashicheva A., Chikhirzhina E., Kostyleva E., Zeng W., Luo J., Dobrinski I., Hierholzer A., Kemler R., and Tomilin A. (2009) E-Cadherin as a Novel Surface Marker of Spermatogonial Stem Cells. Cell and Tissue Biol. 3(2): 103-109.

35. Popov B., Petrov N., Mikhailov V., Tomilin A., Alekseenko L., Grinchuk T., and Zaichik A. (2009) Spontaneous Transformation and Immortalization of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in vitro. Cell and Tissue Biol. 3(2): 110-120.

36. Tolkunova A., Malashicheva A., Parfenov V.N., Sustmann C., Grosschedl R., Tomilin A. (2007) PIAS proteins as repressors of Oct4 function. J. Mol. Biol. 374: 1200-1212.

37. Lengner C.J., Camargo F.D., Hochedlinger K., Welstead G.G., Zaidi S., Gokhale S., Scholer H.R., Tomilin A., Jaenisch R. (2007) Oct4 expression is not required for mouse somatic stem cell self-renewal. Cell Stem Cell 1: 403–415.

38. Malashicheva A., Kanzler B., Tolkunova E., Trono D., Tomilin A. (2007) Lentivirus as a tool for lineage-specific gene manipulations. Genesis 45, 456-459.

39. Tolkunova E., Cavaleri F., Eckardt S., Reinbold R., Christenson L.K., Scholer H.R. , Tomilin A. (2006) The Caudal-Related Protein Cdx2 Promotes Trophoblast Differentiation of Mouse ES Cells. Stem Cells 24: 139-144.

40. Kehler J., Tolkunova E., Koschorz B., Pesce M., Gentile L., Boiani M., Lomeli H., Nagy A., McLaughlin K.J., Scholer H.R., Tomilin A. (2004) Oct4 is required for primordial germ cell survival. EMBO Rep. 5:1078-1083.

41. Lins K., Remenyi A., Tomilin A., Massa S., Wilmanns M., Matthias P. and Scholer H.R. (2003) OBF1 enhances transcriptional potential of Oct1. EMBO J. 22: 2188-2198.

42. Seralini GE, Tomilin A, Auvray P, Nativelle-Serpentini C, Sourdaine P, Moslemi S. (2003) Molecular characterization and expression of equine testicular cytochrome P450 aromatase. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1625: 229-238.

43. Remenyi A, Tomilin A, Scholer HR, Wilmanns M. (2002) Differential activity by DNA-induced quarternary structures of POU transcription factors. Biochem Pharmacol. 64: 979-984.

44. *Remenyi A., *Tomilin A., Pohl E., Lins K., Philippsen A., Reinbold R., Scholer H.R., and Wilmanns M. (2001) Differential transcriptional activity of dimeric Oct-1 by DNA-motif induced domain swapping. Mol. Cell 8: 569-580. *Equal contributors.

45. *Tomilin A., *Remenyi A., Lins K., Bak H., Leidel S., Vriend G., Wilmanns M., Scholer H.R. (2000) Synergism with the coactivator OBF-1 (OCA-B, BOB-1) is mediated by a specific POU dimer configuration. Cell 103: 853-864. *Equal contributors.

46. Kropotov A., Sedova V., Ivanov V., Sazeeva N., Tomilin A., Krutilina R., Oei S.L., Griesenbeck J., Buchlow G., Tomilin N. (1999) A novel human DNA-binding protein with sequence similarity to a subfamily of redox proteins which is able to repress RNA-polymerase-III-driven transcription of the Alu-family retroposons in vitro. Eur. J. Biochem. 260(2): 336-346.

47. Tomilin A., Vorob'ev V., Drosdowsky M., Seralini G.-E. (1998) Oct3/4-associating proteins from embryonal carcinoma and spermatogenic cells of mouse. Mol. Biol. Rep. 25(2): 103-109.

48. Belokopytova I.A., Kostyleva E.I., Tomilin A., Vorob'ev V.I. (1993) Human male infertility may be due to a decrease of the protamine P2 content in sperm chromatin. Mol. Reprod. Dev. 34(1): 53-57.