Chiranjib Chakraborty

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Recently, it has been suggested that anesthetic agents may have neuroprotective potency. The notion that anesthetic agents can offer neuroprotection remains controversial. Propofol, which is a short-acting intravenous anesthetic agent, may have potential as a neuroprotective agent. In this study, we tried to determine whether propofol affected the viability(More)
Although the zebrafish model provides an important platform for the study of developmental biology, recent work with the zebrafish model has extended its application to a wide variety of experimental studies relevant to human disease. Currently, the zebrafish model is used for the study of human genetic disease, caveolin-associated muscle disease,(More)
Insulin receptor substrate (IRS) harbors proteins such as IRS1, IRS2, IRS3, IRS4, IRS5 and IRS6. These key proteins act as vital downstream regulators in the insulin signaling pathway. However, little is known about the evolutionary relationship among the IRS family members. This study explores the potential to depict the evolutionary relationship among the(More)
Recent reports suggest the role of nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) in cyclin-dependent kinase 7 (CDK7) gene associated with defect in the DNA repair mechanism that may contribute to cancer risk. Among the various inhibitors developed so far, flavopiridol proved to be a potential antitumor drug in the phase-III clinical trial for(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia, and gait impairment. So far, very few pharmacological agents have been isolated or developed that effectively inhibit the progression of PD. However, several studies have demonstrated that inflammatory processes play critical roles in PD. Therefore,(More)
The type 2 diabetes has increased rapidly in recent years throughout the world. The insulin signal transduction mechanism gets disrupted sometimes and it's known as insulin-resistance. It is one of the primary causes associated with type-2 diabetes. The signaling mechanisms involved several proteins that include 7 major functional proteins such as INS,(More)
The investigators previously found that the administration of lemnalol, a natural marine compound isolated from the Formosan soft coral Lemnalia cervicorni, produced anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects in carrageenan-injected rats. Recently, several studies have demonstrated that the development and maintenance of neuropathic pain are accompanied by(More)
Heterozygous mutations in the central glycolytic enzyme glucokinase (GCK) can result in an autosomal dominant inherited disease, namely maturity-onset diabetes of the young, type 2 (MODY 2). MODY 2 is characterised by early onset: it usually appears before 25 years of age and presents as a mild form of hyperglycaemia. In recent years, the number of known(More)
Advancement in the gene delivery system have resulted in clinical successes in gene therapy for patients with several genetic diseases, such as immunodeficiency diseases, X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD) blindness, thalassemia, and many more. Among various delivery systems, liposomal mediated gene delivery route is offering great promises for gene(More)
Some individuals with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) benefit from therapies targeting epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), and the characterization of a new mechanism of resistance to the EGFR-specific antibody gefitinib will provide valuable insight into how therapeutic strategies might be designed to overcome this particular resistance mechanism.(More)