Ashwani Khurana

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Role of mitogen activated protein kinases (MAPK) in skeletal muscle differentiation is not fully understood. We investigated subtype-specific functions and their interactions, if any, in the regulation of myogenic differentiation in L6E9 skeletal muscle cells. We show inhibition of extracellular signal-regulated kinase-1 and -2 (ERK-1/-2) and activation of(More)
The requirement for processing glycolipid antigens in T cell recognition was examined with mouse CD1d-mediated responses to glycosphingolipids (GSLs). Although some disaccharide GSL antigens can be recognized without processing, the responses to three other antigens, including the disaccharide GSL Gal(alpha1-->2)GalCer (Gal, galactose; GalCer,(More)
Clearance of misfolded proteins from the ER is central for maintenance of cellular homeostasis. This process requires coordinated recognition, ER-cytosol translocation, and finally ubiquitination-dependent proteasomal degradation. Here, we identify an ER resident seven-transmembrane protein (JAMP) that links ER chaperones, channel proteins, ubiquitin(More)
Previous studies on skeletal muscle differentiation showed that myogenesis is regulated by extracellular signal-regulated kinases (ERK-1/-2) and p38 mitogen activated kinase (MAPK) pathways. Present study shows that c-Jun NH(2)-terminal protein kinase (JNK) activities were up regulated during skeletal muscle differentiation in rat skeletal muscle L6E9(More)
Skeletal muscle differentiation is marked by enhanced myotube formation and increased cytoskeletal rearrangement. Actin, a cytoskeletal protein is involved in various cellular functions such as glucose transport, intracellular trafficking, cell shape, and coordinated cell movement in response to various extracellular signals. The present study reveals an(More)
The RING finger ubiquitin ligase Siah2 controls the stability of various substrates involved in stress and hypoxia responses, including the PHD3, which controls the stability of HIF-1alpha. In the present study we determined the role of Siah2 phosphorylation in the regulation of its activity toward PHD3. We show that Siah2 is subject to phosphorylation by(More)
In L6E9 skeletal muscle cells ternary complex factor (TCF) Elk-1 expression increased with the onset of skeletal muscle differentiation, whereas its activation decreased as a function of differentiation. Its expression was predominantly restricted to cytoplasm and activated ones were predominantly restricted to the nucleus of the differentiated cells.(More)
We report the identification and characterization of JAMP (JNK1 [Jun N-terminal kinase 1]-associated membrane protein), a predicted seven-transmembrane protein that is localized primarily within the plasma membrane and associates with JNK1 through its C-terminal domain. JAMP association with JNK1 outcompetes JNK1 association with mitogen-activated protein(More)
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