Achamma Abraham

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The propensity of human embryonic stem cells to die upon enzymatic disaggregation or low-density plating is an obstacle to their isolation and routine use in drug discovery and basic research. Equally, the very low rate of establishment of implanted cells hinders cell therapy. In the present study we have developed a high-content assay for human embryonic(More)
A survey of PDE4 inhibitors reveals that some compounds trigger intracellular aggregation of PDE4A4 into accretion foci through association with the ubiquitin-binding scaffold protein p62 (SQSTM1). We show that this effect is driven by inhibitor occupancy of the catalytic pocket and stabilization of a "capped state" in which a sequence within the enzyme's(More)
hESCs (human embryonic stem cells) offer great potential for pharmaceutical research and development and, potentially, for therapeutic use. However, improvements in cell culture are urgently required to allow the scalable production of large numbers of cells that maintain pluripotency. Supplementing feeder-free conditions with either EHNA(More)
hESCs (human embryonic stem cells) have enormous potential for use in pharmaceutical development and therapeutics; however, to realize this potential, there is a requirement for simple and reproducible cell culture methods that provide adequate numbers of cells of suitable quality. We have discovered a novel way of blocking the spontaneous differentiation(More)
A new series of non-peptidic, mono-acid protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) inhibitors has been identified by structure-based design. Compounds with 2-(indol-3-yl)- and 2-phenyl-3,3,3-trifluoro-2-hydroxypropionic acid core units targeted at the enzyme's primary site and a hydrophobic chlorophenylthiazole extension in its 2 degrees site exhibit(More)
Thermally activated self-lubricating nanolayer coating for cutting tool applications Robin Abraham Koshy The different nitride phases of Cr and Mo were studied as possible candidates in a bi-layered system that would constitute a thermally activated self lubrication coatings for dry cutting applications. The intent was to deposit multilayer films of CrN and(More)
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