Bangalore R. Shivakumar

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Renal cell carcinoma represents a model for contemporary classification of solid tumors; however, unusual and unclassifiable cases exist and are not rare in children and young adults. The anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene has recently been implicated in subsets of pulmonary, esophageal, breast, and colon cancers. These findings strengthen the importance(More)
Ethanol alters BK (slo1) channel function leading to perturbation of physiology and behavior. Site(s) and mechanism(s) of ethanol-BK channel interaction are unknown. We demonstrate that ethanol docks onto a water-accessible site that is strategically positioned between the slo1 calcium-sensors and gate. Ethanol only accesses this site in presence of(More)
The carboxyl-terminal cytoplasmic domain of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1) is known to interact with several classes of intracellular proteins that may modulate receptor function. Employing yeast two-hybrid screening of a human embryonic kidney cDNA library with the carboxyl-terminal cytoplasmic domain of the AT1 receptor as a bait, we have(More)
Rats were subjected to bilateral carotid artery occlusion for 30 min, followed by reperfusion for varying time periods. The concentration of reduced and oxidized glutathione, glutathione peroxidase and glutathione reductase were determined in whole brain after varying periods of reperfusion. Lipid peroxidation was also assessed by determining the levels of(More)
Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CA-ex-PA) may arise with nearly any histologic subtype of carcinoma of the salivary gland. In the absence of recognizable residual pleomorphic adenoma (PA) or a prior history of PA, distinction of CA-ex-PA from morphologically similar de novo carcinomas may be difficult. Oncogenic rearrangement of PLAG1 (pleomorphic adenoma(More)
Cellular morphology of small cell osteosarcoma, an aggressive variant of osteosarcoma, is similar to Ewing sarcoma, but its molecular pathogenesis is largely unknown. We report the case of a 12-year-old girl with multifocal small cell osteosarcoma positive for the Ewing sarcoma breakpoint region 1 (EWSR1) gene rearrangement by interphase fluorescent in situ(More)
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells taken from patients with scleroderma express increased levels of interleukin (IL)-13. Moreover, the expression of matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) from involved scleroderma skin fibroblasts is refractory to stimulation by tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α. To elucidate the mechanism(s) involved, we examined the effect of(More)
Calcium/voltage-gated, large conductance potassium (BK) channels control numerous physiological processes, including myogenic tone. BK channel regulation by direct interaction between lipid and channel protein sites has received increasing attention. Leukotrienes (LTA4, LTB4, LTC4, LTD4, and LTE4) are inflammatory lipid mediators. We performed patch clamp(More)
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