Gopalakrishnapillai Anilkumar

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BACKGROUND Glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) is an insulin facilitated glucose transporter that plays an important role in maintaining blood glucose homeostasis. GLUT4 is sequestered into intracellular vesicles in unstimulated cells and translocated to the plasma membrane by various stimuli. Understanding the structural details of GLUT4 will provide insights(More)
The Na,K-ATPase, consisting of α-and β-subunits, regulates intracellular ion homeostasis. Recent studies have demonstrated that Na,K-ATPase also regulates epithelial cell tight junction structure and functions. Consistent with an important role in the regulation of epithelial cell structure, both Na,K-ATPase enzyme activity and subunit levels are altered in(More)
BACKGROUND GLUT4 is a predominant insulin regulated glucose transporter expressed in major glucose disposal tissues such as adipocytes and muscles. Under the unstimulated state, GLUT4 resides within intracellular vesicles. Various stimuli such as insulin translocate this protein to the plasma membrane for glucose transport. In the absence of a crystal(More)
BACKGROUND The inverse relationship between GLUT4 and RBP4 expression is known to play a role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Elevated levels of RBP4 were shown to cause insulin resistance in muscles and liver. Identification of STRA6 as a cell surface receptor for RBP4 provides further link in this axis and hence we analyzed SNPs in these three(More)
The ftsH gene of Mycobacterium smegmatis SN2 (MsftsH) was cloned from two independent partial genomic DNA libraries and characterized, along with the identification of ephA and folE as the neighbouring upstream and downstream genes respectively. The genomic organization of the MsftsH locus was found to be identical to that of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis(More)
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