A. Manoj Kumar

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Chromatin dynamics play a central role in maintaining genome integrity, but how this is achieved remains largely unknown. Here, we report that microrchidia CW-type zinc finger 2 (MORC2), an uncharacterized protein with a derived PHD finger domain and a conserved GHKL-type ATPase module, is a physiological substrate of p21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1), an(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in the Indian population exhibits insidious symptomatology, late clinical presentation, aggressive behavior, and high propensity for metastasis. Ets-1, a transcription factor, is expressed in esophageal tumors and associated with poor prognosis. The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between(More)
The p21-activated kinases (PAKs) are signaling nodes that play a crucial role in cellular processes including cell motility, differentiation, survival, gene transcription, and hormone signaling. PAKs are highly conserved family of serine-threonine kinases that act as effector for small GTPases Rac and Cdc42. Most of our knowledge about PAK functions has(More)
The composition and the organization of soil are changing rapidly by the diverged mankind activities, leading to the contamination of environment. Several methods are employed to clean up the environment from these kinds of contaminants, but most of them are costly and ineffective to yield optimum results. Phytoremediation is a natural green technology,(More)
This study aims to analyze expression of EZH2 and DNA-methyltransferases (DNMT1, 3A and 3B) in astrocytic tumors and investigate their link as well as their correlation with survival, especially in GBMs. Expression of EZH2 and DNMTs (DNMT1, DNMT3A and DNMT3B) in different grades of astrocytomas (n=93) was assessed by qRT-PCR and immunohistochemistry.(More)
Analog Circuit sizing is the task to determine the sizes of all components in the circuit during automated synthesis. Randomized combinatorial optimization algorithms are desired for quicker determination of a set of optimal sizes of the components. These algorithms require set of multiple performance parameters, for a very large number of sized circuits.(More)
Alterations in expression of retinoid receptors are implicated in human cancers. We hypothesized that altered expression of retinoic acid receptors (RARalpha,beta,gamma) and retinoid X receptor RXRalpha and their relationship with cell cycle regulators (p53, p16, p21) is associated with development, progression and prognosis of oral cancer.(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric glioblastoma (pGBM) patients are underrepresented in major trials for this disease. We aimed to explore the outcome of pGBM patients treated with concurrent and adjuvant temozolomide (TMZ). MATERIALS AND METHODS 23 patients of pGBM treated from 2004 to 2010 were included in this retrospective analysis. Adjuvant therapy included(More)
The chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activities of retinoids may be attributed to their ability to modulate growth, differentiation and apoptosis of epithelial cells, suppress or reverse epithelial carcinogenesis. Many of these effects of retinoids result from modulation of genes by two distinct classes of retinoid receptors: RARs and RXRs, alterations(More)