Ajit B. Jagdale

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The platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) mediates its cellular functions via activation of its receptor tyrosine kinase followed by the recruitment and activation of several signaling molecules. These signaling molecules then initiate specific signaling cascades, finally resulting in distinct physiological effects. To delineate the PDGF signaling pathway(More)
Disruption of gap junctional communication (GJC) by various compounds, including growth factors and tumor promoters, is believed to be modulated by the phosphorylation of a gap junctional protein, connexin43 (Cx43). We have previously demonstrated a platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-induced blockade of GJC and phosphorylation of Cx43 in T51B rat liver(More)
BACKGROUND Gap junctional communication (GJC) has been implicated in the control of cell proliferation. Numerous cancer cells show a decrease or loss of GJC compared to their normal counterparts. Lack of adequate information on the status of gap junctions during prostate neoplasia prompted us to examine this form of cancer, which comprises about 14% of male(More)
Reactive oxygen species, including H2O2, play an important role in the tumor promotion process. Using an in vitro model of tumor promotion involving the rat liver epithelial oval cell line T51B, the tumor promoting activity of H2O2 in N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine-initiated cells was studied. In this assay system, the promoting effect of H2O2 is(More)
We examined cell cycle-related effects of the phosphatase inhibitor okadaic acid (OA) in T51B rat liver epithelial cells under conditions chosen to mimic early stages of tumor promotion by this compound. Optimal transformation (colony formation in soft agar) was seen after prolonged culture of N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG)-initiated T51B cells(More)
Multielectrode recordings now reliably deliver simultaneous signals from a hundred or more neurons or networks. However, many analytic techniques are presently computationally limited to smaller numbers of signals, severely hampering our ability to relate these neural signals to brain functions including sensation, perception, decision, and action. To(More)
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