Kakali Datta

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Although MK886 was originally identified as an inhibitor of 5-lipoxygenase activating protein (FLAP), recent data demonstrate that this activity does not underlie its ability to induce apoptosis [Datta, Biswal and Kehrer (1999) Biochem. J. 340, 371--375]. Since FLAP is a fatty-acid binding protein, it is conceivable that MK886 may affect other such(More)
The ability of various inhibitors of lipoxygenase (LOX) enzymes and 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (FLAP) to induce apoptosis has implicated these pathways in the mechanism(s) of this form of cell death. Although FLAP plays an important role in 5-LOX activity, this protein is found at high levels in some cells lacking LOX, suggesting it might mediate(More)
Recent evidence supports a role for heat-shock protein 70 (hsp70) and the 26 S proteasome in regulating apoptosis, although the precise nature of their involvement is not known. In the present study, control and Bcl-x(L)-overexpressing, interleukin-3-dependent FL5.12 cell lines were treated with the proteasome inhibitor N-benzoyloxycarbonyl(More)
Inhibitors of 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (FLAP) have been found to induce apoptosis. The current study examined the expression of FLAP and bcl family proteins and the induction of apoptosis in interleukin-3-dependent control and bcl-xL-overexpressing FL5.12 cell lines after treatment with MK886, a specific FLAP inhibitor. FL5.12 cells contained a(More)
Nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA) induces apoptosis in a variety of cell lines. The mechanism(s) of this effect is not known, although the focus has been on the ability of NDGA to inhibit lipoxygenase (LOX) activities. In the present study, NDGA-induced apoptosis was studied in a murine hematopoietic cell line, FL5.12. Although this cell line lacks(More)
A haemorrhagic toxin specifically active on skin and muscle at the site of introduction in mice has been purified from Vipera russelli russelli (Indian subspecies of Russell's viper) venom by CM-Sephadex C-50 ion exchange chromatography and size exclusion (SE)-HPLC. This toxic protein also has strong fibrinolytic and arginine esterolytic activities. The(More)
Fludarabine is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Both in vitro and in vivo studies have indicated that apoptosis is an important mode of fludarabine-induced cell death. However, the apoptotic pathways activated are not known. The effects of apoptotic doses of fludarabine on sphingomyelin, ceramide and the production of reactive oxygen species were(More)
This article presents a model to describe the constitutive behaviour of corrosion-resistant Sandvik steel Nanoflex [1] during metal forming and hardening. This material is characterised by different phenomena. The material is metastable, which causes strain-induced transformation to take place during metal forming. Depending on the annealing conditions, the(More)
A study on hepatic heme metabolism with special emphasis to ALA synthetase, ALA dehydratase and heme oxygenase was carried out in cadmium exposed freshwater fish Channa punctatus to enlighten the mechanism of cadmium induced toxicity. Cadmium exposure (0.5-5.0 mg/1) for 7 days increased the hepatic level of ALA, along with the depletion in heme content,(More)