Badal Chandra Roy

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Phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling is activated by growth factors such as insulin and epidermal growth factor (EGF) and regulates several functions such as cell cycling, apoptosis, cell growth, and cell migration. Here, we find that Kank is an Akt substrate located downstream of PI3K and a 14-3-3-binding protein. The interaction between Kank and(More)
The MCC gene was isolated from the human chromosome 5q21 by positional cloning and was found to be mutated in several colorectal tumors. In this study, we prepared specific antibodies and detected the MCC gene product as a cytoplasmic 100-kDa phosphoprotein in mouse NIH3T3 cells. Immunoelectron microscopic analysis showed that the MCC protein is associated(More)
Sam68, a nuclear RNA binding protein, binds to Src and is phosphorylated at tyrosine residues in an M-phase specific manner. Here we identified a stretch of 24 amino acid residues in the COOH-terminal portion of Sam68 which function as a nuclear localization signal. This signal sequence bears no apparent homology to any other known nuclear localization(More)
By a combination of genome subtraction and comprehensive analysis of loss of heterozygosity based on mapping hemizygous deletions for a potential tumor-related locus, a minimum overlapping region of deletions at 9p24 the size of 165 kb was identified and found to harbor a new potential tumor suppressor gene for renal cell carcinoma, the Kank gene. Kank (for(More)
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a critical phenotypic alteration of cancer cells that triggers invasion and metastasis. Lung cancer cells often show mesenchymal phenotypes; however, a causative genetic alteration for the induction of EMT in lung cancer cells remains unknown. Recent studies have shown that the LKB1 gene is mutated in up to(More)
The Kank gene was found as a candidate tumor suppressor gene at 9p24 by loss-of-heterozygosity search in renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and seems to have a role in controlling the formation of the cytoskeleton through the polymerization of actin. Here, we characterized the Kank protein in renal tubular cells as well as other glandular cells in the colon,(More)
BACKGROUND The PSD-95 family of proteins possesses multiple protein binding domains, including three PDZ domains, an SH3 domain, a HOOK domain and a guanylate kinase-like (GK) domain. The PSD-95 proteins function as scaffolding proteins that link ion channels such as the N-methyl-d-aspartate-receptors (NMDA-Rs) with cytoskeletal networks and signalling(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. It arises from loss of intestinal epithelial homeostasis and hyperproliferation of the crypt epithelium. In order to further understand the pathogenesis of CRC it is important to further understand the factors regulating intestinal epithelial proliferation and more(More)
The human Kank gene encodes an ankyrin repeat domain-containing protein which regulates actin polymerization. There are at least two types of Kank protein depending on cell type, likely due to differences in transcription. Here, to examine the transcriptional initiation and genomic organization of the human Kank gene, we performed 5'-RACE (rapid(More)
Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) inactivating mutations are present in most human colorectal cancers and some other cancers. The APC protein regulates the β-catenin protein pool that functions as a co-activator of T cell factor (TCF)-regulated transcription in Wnt pathway signaling. We studied effects of reduced dosage of the Ctnnb1 gene encoding β-catenin(More)