Debdutta Bandyopadhyay

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Genome modifications resulting from epigenetic changes appear to play a critical role in the development and/or progression of cancer. Scatter experimental evidence suggests that epigenetic changes could also be critical determinants of cellular senescence and organismal aging. Here we review the current evidence and discuss how imbalances in chromatin(More)
The histone acetyltransferases p300 and cAMP-responsive element-binding protein-binding protein (CBP) are required for the execution of critical biological functions such as proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis. Both proteins are believed to regulate the activity of a large number of general and cell-specific transcription factors. Here we(More)
The retinoblastoma (RB)/p16(INK4a) pathway regulates senescence of human melanocytes in culture and oncogene-induced senescence of melanocytic nevi in vivo. This senescence response is likely due to chromatin modifications because RB complexes from senescent melanocytes contain increased levels of histone deacetylase (HDAC) activity and tethered HDAC1. Here(More)
Immunohistochemical analysis has consistently shown that cyclin E is up-regulated in human malignant melanomas in vivo. Here we analyzed such expression in more detail and show that cyclin E is overexpressed and present in low molecular weight (LMW) isoforms in metastatic melanoma and in a subset of primary invasive melanoma tumor tissues, but not in benign(More)
The melanocyte is a neural crest-derived cell that localizes in humans to several organs including the epidermis, eye, inner ear and leptomeninges. In the skin, melanocytes synthesize and transfer melanin pigments to surrounding keratinocytes, leading to skin pigmentation and protection against solar exposure. We have investigated the process of replicative(More)
One-third of patients with symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) manifest pulmonary embolism, whereas two-thirds manifest deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Overall, 25%-50% of patients with first-time VTE have an idiopathic condition, without a readily identifiable risk factor, and its association with tuberculosis (TB) is a rare occurrence. Deep venous(More)
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