Dhanendra Tomar

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Mitochondrial permeability transition is a phenomenon in which the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (PTP) abruptly opens, resulting in mitochondrial membrane potential (ΔΨm) dissipation, loss of ATP production, and cell death. Several genetic candidates have been proposed to form the PTP complex, however, the core component is unknown. We(More)
Mitochondria are one of the central regulators of many cellular processes beyond its well established role in energy metabolism. The inter-organellar crosstalk is critical for the optimal function of mitochondria. Many nuclear encoded proteins and RNA are imported to mitochondria. The translocation of small RNA (sRNA) including miRNA to mitochondria and(More)
Autophagy is one of the cellular adaptive processes that provide protection against many pathological conditions like infection, cancer, neurodegeneration, and aging. Recent evidences suggest that ubiquitination plays an important role in degradation of proteins or defective organelle either through proteasome or autophagy. In this study, we describe the(More)
Mitochondrial Ca(2+) Uniporter (MCU)-dependent mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake is the primary mechanism for increasing matrix Ca(2+) in most cell types. However, a limited understanding of the MCU complex assembly impedes the comprehension of the precise mechanisms underlying MCU activity. Here, we report that mouse cardiomyocytes and endothelial cells lacking(More)
Emerging evidences suggest that chronic inflammation is one of the major causes of tumorigenesis. The role of inflammation in regulation of breast cancer progression is not well established. Recently Mediator of IRF3 Activation (MITA) protein has been identified that regulates NF-κB and IFN pathways. Role of MITA in the context of inflammation and cancer(More)
The nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) transcription factor family plays a key role in regulation of the inflammatory pathway in response to different physiological stimuli starting from development to ageing. The dysregulation of NF-κB has been associated with many pathological conditions like inflammatory diseases, neurodegeneration, metabolic diseases and various(More)
BACKGROUND Staphylococcus aureus has emerged as a major drug-resistant pathogen in hospital- and community-acquired infections. Leucine aminopeptidase (LAP) is known to be essential for survival of the bacteria; however the LAP of S. aureus has not been extensively characterized. In this study, we report a detailed characterization of the S. aureus LAP. (More)
Chronic inflammation in tumor microenvironment plays an important role at different stages of tumor development. The specific mechanisms of the association and its role in providing a survival advantage to the tumor cells are not well understood. Mitochondria are emerging as a central platform for the assembly of signaling complexes regulating inflammatory(More)
We have discovered and characterized a compound polymorphic locus on chromosome 19, defined by an arbitrary genomic DNA segment cloned into a cosmid vector. Four different restriction fragment length polymorphisms with minor allele frequencies equal to or greater than 10% are revealed by Southern hybridization of subclones of cosmid 1-13 with TaqI, MspI,(More)
We studied the cellular distribution of an unusual chromosomal abnormality, an interstitial deletion of the long arm of chromosome 13, in the peripheral blood lymphocytes of two patients with acquired idiopathic sideroblastic anemia (AISA). We found no metaphases containing the 13q- abnormality in preparations of phytohemagglutinin (PHA)-stimulated(More)