Addanki P. Kumar

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Elevated oxidative stress in cancer cells contributes to hyperactive proliferation and enhanced survival, which can be exploited using agents that increase reactive oxygen species (ROS) beyond a threshold level. Here we show that melanoma cells exhibit an oxidative stress phenotype compared with normal melanocytes, as evidenced by increased total cellular(More)
The dismal 5-year survival (<5%) for pancreatic cancer (PanCA) underscores the need for developing effective therapeutic options. Recent studies from our laboratory have shown that Nexrutine® (Nx), a bark extract from Phellodendron amurense exhibits excellent anticancer activity in human pancreatic cancer cells through inhibition of inflammatory signaling(More)
Medulloblastoma (MB) is a primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) of the central nervous system (CNS) and the most common malignant primary brain tumor in children. Currently, poor risk and recurrent MB patients are treated with cytotoxic chemotherapy alone or in combination with surgery and irradiation. In order to improve on therapeutic outcome and reduce(More)
Although statins are known to inhibit proliferation and induce death in a number of cancer cell types, the mechanisms through which downregulation of the mevalonate (MVA) pathway activates death signaling remain poorly understood. Here we set out to unravel the signaling networks downstream of the MVA pathway that mediate the death-inducing activity of(More)
Lack of effective treatment options for the management of hormone refractory prostate cancer (PCA) reinforce the great need to develop novel compounds that act singly or in combination. 2-Methoxyestradiol (2-ME(2)) is an endogenous estrogenic metabolite that has been reported to work as an antiproliferative agent in various tumor models including prostate.(More)
We provide first-time evidence for ERβ-mediated transcriptional upregulation of c-FLIP as an underlying mechanism in the development of castrate-resistant cancer. While androgens inhibit apoptosis partly through transcriptional upregulation of the anti-apoptotic protein, c-FLIP in androgen-responsive cells, they downregulate c-FLIP in androgen-independent(More)
Prediction of prostate cancer prognosis is challenging and predictive biomarkers of recurrence remain elusive. Although prostate specific antigen (PSA) has high sensitivity (90%) at a PSA level of 4.0 ng/mL, its low specificity leads to many false positive results and considerable overtreatment of patients and its performance at lower ranges is poor. Given(More)
The growing integration of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in industries and critical infrastructures requires capabilities beyond the limits of the existing development tools. The performance of WSN needs to be evaluated before deployment , either by on-site experiments or simulation. The on-site performance evaluation is time and cost consuming, cannot(More)
BACKGROUND Constitutive activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription signalling 3 (STAT3) has been linked with survival, proliferation and angiogenesis in a wide variety of malignancies including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS We evaluated the effect of lupeol on STAT3 signalling cascade and its regulated functional responses in(More)
  • Ambika Prasad Patra, Jan Lundberg, Aditya Parida, Rupesh Kumar, Mr Rajiv Dandotiya, Yuan +4 others
  • 2009
First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisor, Professor Uday Kumar for his invaluable guidance, suggestions, encouragement and support during the tenure of my research. My special thanks to all the Indian friends and families for their help throughout my stay in Luleå. Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to my(More)