Afshan N. Malik

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The epiboly of the Caenorhabditis elegans hypodermis involves the bilateral spreading of a thin epithelial sheet from the dorsal side around the embryo to meet at the ventral midline in a process known as ventral enclosure. We present evidence that ventral enclosure occurs in two major steps. The initial migration of the hypodermis is led by a quartet of(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine if mitochondrial dysfunction plays a role in diabetic nephropathy (DN), a kidney disease which affects > 100 million people worldwide and is a leading cause of renal failure despite therapy. A cross-sectional study comparing DN with diabetes patients without kidney disease (DC) and healthy controls (HCs); and renal(More)
Damage to renal tubular and mesangial cells is central to the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN), a complication of diabetes which can lead to renal failure. Mitochondria are the site of cellular respiration and produce energy in the form of ATP via oxidative phosphorylation, and mitochondrial dysfunction has been implicated in DN. Since the kidney is(More)
Although mitochondrial dysfunction is a consistent feature of Alzheimer's disease in the brain and blood, the molecular mechanisms behind these phenomena are unknown. Here we have replicated our previous findings demonstrating reduced expression of nuclear-encoded oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) subunits and subunits required for the translation of(More)
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