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We have previously demonstrated the efficacy of c-phycocyanin in up-regulation of urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) in bovine endothelial cell line. However, the mechanism of action and pathway elucidation in uPA regulation is unclear. In experiments reported here, we have investigated the mechanism of action of c-phycocyanin (c-pc) induced uPA(More)
c-Phycocyanin (c-pc), a blue coloured, fluorescent protein was purified from blue-green alga, Spirulina fusiformis and its effect on fibrinolytic system in vascular endothelial cells was investigated. The c-pc consisted of two subunits, alpha and beta, whose molecular masses were 16 and 17 kDa, respectively. N-terminal sequences of both subunits were well(More)
Wound repair requires both recruitment and well co-ordinated actions of many cell types including inflammatory cells, endothelial cells, epithelial cells and importantly fibroblast cells. Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) system plays a vital role in wound healing phenomenon. We have previously demonstrated that C-phycocyanin (C-pc), a biliprotein(More)
Urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) system is important for several biological processes that call for extracellular proteolysis, fibrinolysis, cell migration, proliferation and angiogenesis. The current study highlights the fibrinolytic and wound healing potential of emodin, an anthraquinone, with relevance to the uPA system. Emodin increased the(More)
The proteinase inhibitor, type-1 plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), is a major regulator of the plasminogen activator system involved in plasmin formation and fibrinolysis. The present study explores the effects of intracellular iron on the expression of PAI-1 and associated cell-surface plasmin activity in human lung fibroblasts; and reports the(More)
In this communication, we report the efficacy of beta-carotene towards differentiation and apoptosis of leukemia cells. Dose (20 microM) and time dependence (12 h) tests of beta- carotene showed a higher magnitude of decrease (significance p < 0.05) in cell numbers and cell viability in HL-60 cells than U937 cells but not normal cell like Peripheral blood(More)
This study reports the stability of mRNA of type-1 plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI-1), the major physiologic inhibitor of plasminogen activation, by deferoxamine-aided iron deprivation, in PC3 adenocarcinoma cells. ELISA and Northern analyses studies revealed dose-dependent increase in PAI-1 expression by deferoxamine-treated cells. Co-treatment with(More)
Polyvinyledenefluoride–polystyrene (PVDF/PS) blend ultrafiltration membranes were prepared using phase inversion technique. Casting solutions were prepared with different compositions of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and polystyrene (PS) both in the presence and absence of the additive, polyvinylpyrolidone (PVP) using dimethylacetamide as solvent. The(More)
The effect of Spirogyra sp. incorporated into diet formulations on the growth and body composition of Indian major carp, catla (Catla catla) was investigated in a 45 days feeding trial. Spirogyra dry powder was mixed with different feed ingredients in different amounts (0%, 10%, 25%, 37% and 40% of the total feed). Carps fed with Spirogyra demonstrated(More)
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