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Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signaling system, commonly known for fine-tuning numerous biological processes, has lately made its mark as a much sought-after therapeutic targets for diabetes and cancer. These receptors make an attractive anticancer target owing to their overexpression in variety of cancer especially in prostate and breast(More)
The role played by overexpression of tyrosine kinase epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), the transmembrane receptor central to numerous cellular processes comprising cell migration, adhesion, apoptosis, and cell proliferation, has been highlighted in various cancers such as prostate, breast, lung, and ovarian cancers as well as in mutations in the EGFR(More)
Myricetin is a naturally omnipresent benzo-α-pyrone flavonoids derivative; has potent anticancer activity. Receptor tyrosine kinases family provides the decisive role in cancer initiation and progression. These receptors have recently caught the attention of the researchers as an attractive target to combat cancer, owing to the evidences endorsed their(More)
The marine algae genus Monostroma (Thuret) consists of some of the common intertidal green seaweeds in the world. However, reports on its interbreeding potential between geographical radiations or its phylogeography are nonexistent. Here, we show that warmwater Monostroma in SW Japan, previously thought to be composed of two morphological species, viz.,(More)
Receptors for growth factors encompass within the superfamily of receptor tyrosine kinases and are known to regulate numerous biological processes including cellular growth, proliferation, metabolism, survival, cell differentiation and apoptosis. These receptors have recently caught the attention of the researchers as an attractive target to combat cancer(More)
Signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) family, encompassing protein molecules that function as a second messenger and transcription factor, are famously known to regulate a multitude of cellular processes including inflammation, cell proliferation, invasion, angiogenesis, metastasis and immune system homeostasis. STAT3 is one of the six(More)
Phosphoinositide-3 kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway comprises of a cornucopia of protein molecules capable of regulating numerous cellular events, including cell survival, cell cycle regulation, angiogenesis, and apoptosis. Deregulation of PI3K downstream signaling is a phenomenon commonly seen in various types of cancer and also held responsible for poor(More)
Ocimum tenuiflorum L., holy basil "Tulsi", is an important medicinal plant that is being grown and traditionally revered throughout Indian Subcontinent for thousands of years; however, DNA sequence-based genetic diversity of this aromatic herb is not yet known. In this report, we present our studies on the phylogeography of this species using trnL-trnF(More)
Monostroma latissimum (Kützing) Wittrock is an intertidal rock-dwelling green algal species of commercial importance in Japan. This article reports on the seasonality of its growth and occurrence from three distinct habitats of marine and estuarine regions in Tosa Bay, Japan, for two consecutive growth seasons. Thallus lengths of individuals and(More)
Epi-endophytic green algae comprise one of the most diverse and phylogenetically primitive groups of green algae and are considered to be ubiquitous in the world’s oceans; however, no reports of these algae exist from India. Here we report the serendipitous discovery of Ulvella growing on intertidal green algae Cladophora glomerata and benthic red algae(More)