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Recent studies have revealed critical roles that nuclear receptors like LXR-α (Liver X Receptor- alpha) plays as a class of post-transcriptional gene regulator in skin development and diseases. Keeping in view the fact that LXR-α plays crucial role in keratinocyte proliferation and differentiation, it becomes imperative to dissect the pathways and role of(More)
microRNAs (miRNAs) play both oncogenic and oncostatic roles in leukemia. However, the molecular details underlying miRNA-mediated regulation of their target genes in pediatric B- and T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemias (ALLs) remain unclear. The present study investigated the relationship between miR-2909 and Kruppel-like factor 4 (KLF4), and its(More)
An important feature of malignant transformation of tumours is the loss of cholesterol feedback inhibition mechanism (cholesterol-feedback lesion) that regulates mevalonate pathway recognized to play a crucial role in cellular growth, death and differentiation. Recently, it was shown that Receptor-C(k)-dependent signalling regulates genes involved in(More)
BACKGROUND Available evidence suggests that the regulation of telomerase activity primarily depends on the transcriptional control of the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene. Although several activators and repressors of hTERT gene transcription have been identified, the exact mechanism by which hTERT transcription is repressed in normal(More)
The characterization of atherosclerosis as a chronic inflammatory disease has triggered extensive research worldwide to dissect the pro- and anti-inflammatory, cellular as well as molecular mechanisms governing the pathogenesis of this dreadful disease. Though several microRNAs have been shown to play crucial role in regulating lipid metabolism and(More)
The present study was addressed to find out the expression of Bcl2 proto-oncogene in tumor tissues derived from 25 patients with primary central nervous system tumors. Brain parenchyma in 8 cases, with deeply located tumor, was also examined for Bcl2 expression which served as control. Both benign and malignant tumors (confirmed by histopathological(More)
Keeping in view the fact that the circadian rhythm governs human behavioral characteristics, metabolism and body function, the present study was directed to explore whether or not there exists any cooperativity between AATF RNome (comprising AATF mRNA and its encoded microRNA miR-2909) rhythmicity and post mortem interval (PMI). Such a study unambiguously(More)
Leishmania are obligate intracellular protozoan parasites of mammalian hosts. Promastigotes of Leishmania are internalized by macrophages and transformed into amastigotes in phagosomes, and replicate in phagolysosomes. Phagosomal maturation arrest is known to play a crucial role in the survival of pathogenic Leishmania within activated macrophages.(More)
In order to improve " Indian Health System " , a committee was set up by the government of India under the chairmanship of Sir Joseph Bhore in 1943 and this committee in its landmark recommendation in 1946 said " If it were possible to evaluate the loss, which this country annually suffers through the avoidable waste of valuable human material and the(More)
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), with an incidence of one in 3500 male new borns, and its milder variant, Becker muscular dystrophy (BMD), are allelic X-linked recessive disorders, caused by mutations in the gene coding for dystrophin, a 427 kD cytoskeleton protein. There are no available molecular markers to differentiate these two. The purpose of this(More)
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