National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

MOISEYENOK Andrey Georgievich

Andrey Georgievich Moiseyenok (b. 01.06.1943, Glubokoe, Vitebsk region), biochemist, vitaminologist. Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2000), Doctor of Biological Sciences (1997), Professor (1997).

Scientific works in the field of human and animal biochemistry, nutriciology. He studied the metabolism of vitamins, mainly natural compounds of pantothenic acid, the mechanisms of interrelationships between vitamins and the regulation of coenzyme acetylation biosynthesis. He formulated a concept based on ideas about changes in the intracellular fractions of coenzyme acetylation as a major factor in metabolic regulation. He found out the nature of "sequestering" free coenzyme acetylation and the mechanism of regulation of the key enzyme of its biosynthesis. He revealed the ability of derivatives of pantothenic acid to prevent the activation of lipid peroxidation of biological membranes and stabilize the intracellular glutathione pool under oxidative stress, as well as the neuroprotective properties of coenzyme acetylation biosynthesis precursors. The results of these works supplemented the understanding of the biological functions of vitamin B5, which formed the basis of indications for the therapeutic and prophylactic use of pantothenate-containing compounds. He substantiated biomarkers to identify the risk of micronutrient deficiency, complex technologies for the prevention of selenium deficiency in the diet. He introduced the methods of treatment of alcohol pathology, involutional psychosis and operational stress. With his participation, new medicinal substances and preparations ("calcium pantothenate", "pantevitol", "pantogam") based on vitamin B5 derivatives, as well as methods for their medical use have been developed.

Author of over 450 scientific papers, 7 monographs, 20 patents and certificates for inventions.

Awarded with a medal.

Major papers:

  1. Пантотеновая кислота: биохимия и применение витамина. Мн.: Наука и техника, 1980.
  2. Производные пантотеновой кислоты. Разработка новых витаминных и фармакотерапевтических средств. Мн.: Наука и техника, 1989 (в соавт.).
  3. Витамины. Мн.: Асар, 2002 (совм. с Морозкиной Т.С.).