Gunda Srinivas

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Liver transplantation is the only existing modality for treating decompensated liver cirrhosis. Several factors, such as nonavailability of donors, combined with operative risks, complications associated with rejection, usage of immunosuppressive agents, and cost intensiveness, make this strategy available to only a few people. With a tremendous upsurge in(More)
The number and distribution of lipid molecules, including cholesterol in particular, in the plasma membrane, may play a key role in regulating several physiological processes in cells. We investigated the role of membrane cholesterol in regulating cell shape, adhesion and motility. The acute depletion of cholesterol from the plasma membrane of cells that(More)
Generation of novel spontaneous ER positive mammary tumor animal model from heterozygous NIH nude mice. Using brother-sister mating with pedigree expansion system, we derived a colony of heterozygous breeding females showing ER-Positive tumors around the age of 6 months. Complete blood picture, differential leukocyte count, and serum levels of Estrogen,(More)
Inhibiting Hsp90 chaperone roles using 17AAG induces cytostasis or apoptosis in tumor cells through destabilization of several mutated cancer promoting proteins. Although mitochondria are central in deciding the fate of cells, 17AAG induced effects on tumor cell mitochondria were largely unknown. Here, we show that Hsp90 inhibition with 17AAG first affects(More)
The cell cycle is a ubiquitous, multi-step process that is essential for growth and proliferation of cells. The role of membrane lipids in cell cycle regulation is not explored well, although a large number of cytoplasmic and nuclear regulators have been identified. We focus in this work on the role of membrane cholesterol in cell cycle regulation. In(More)
Integrins, the major class of alphabeta heterodimeric transmembrane glycoprotein receptors, play crucial roles in mediating tumor angiogenesis. Genetic ablation experiments combined with use of antibodies/peptide ligands for blocking either alpha(5) or beta(1) integrins have convincingly demonstrated alpha(5)beta(1) integrin to be unquestionably(More)
Mannosylated cationic vectors have been previously used for delivering DNA vaccines to antigen presenting cells (APCs) via mannose receptors expressed on the cell surface of APCs. Here we show that cationic amphiphiles containing mannose-mimicking quinic acid and shikimic acid headgroups deliver genes to APCs via mannose receptor. Cationic amphiphile with(More)
We performed an extensive study on mitochondrial dysfunction in chronic periodontitis (CP). Electron microscopic analysis of gingival cells revealed abnormal mitochondria in 60% of the patients. Mitochondrial membrane potential and oxygen consumption of gingival cells were reduced by 4 fold and 5.8 fold, respectively; whereas ROS production was increased by(More)
Previous reports have shown the use of hydroxyapatite (HAp) and related calcium phosphate coatings on metal and nonmetal substrates for preparing tissue-engineering scaffolds, especially for osteogenic differentiation. These studies have revealed that the structural properties of coated substrates are dependent significantly on the method and conditions(More)
Foregut duplication cysts are developmental anomalies of the bronchopulmonary foregut and are common cystic lesions of the mediastinum. We describe a case of mediastinal foregut duplication cyst with in vivo (1)H MR spectroscopy on a 1.5T magnet showing a large metabolite peak at 2.02 ppm, attributable to N-acetylated compounds, in addition to a smaller(More)