Kalluri Subba Rao

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Synthetic oligonucleotide duplexes containing a single uracil (U) or 8-oxoguanine (8-oxoG) were used as a model substrates to assess the base excision repair (BER) ability of neuronal extracts prepared from the cerebral cortex of young (7 days), adult (180 days) and old (720 days) rats. Our results demonstrate that BER activity in neurons markedly declines(More)
This laboratory, using post-mitotic rat brain neurons as a model system, has been testing the hypothesis that the inherited DNA repair potential would have profound influence on the aging process of the individual. It has been found that both single and double strand breaks in DNA accumulate in neurons with age. Since base excision repair (BER) is the(More)
Free radicals are produced in cells by cellular metabolism and by exogenous agents. These species react with biomolecules in cells and one of the important targets is DNA. This kind of damage, often referred to as oxidative DNA damage, has consequences in various organs and particularly in brain, in view of its high metabolic activity and oxygen(More)
Adult Wistar NIN (WNIN) rats (6 months old) of both sexes were orally fed Amalakirasayana at a dose of 4.5 g per kg body weight, five days in a week. The Amalakirasayana was prepared by Arya Vaidya Sala, Kottakkal, Kerala, India, which is considered as gold standard. After 3, 9 and 15 months of such therapeutic regime, rats were sacrificed and various(More)
Synthetic deoxy-oligo duplexes containing short gaps of 1 and 4 nucleotides were used as model substrates to assess the DNA gap repair ability of the neuronal extracts prepared from cerebral cortex of rats of different ages. Our results demonstrate that gap repair activity in neurons decreases markedly with age. The decreased activity could be restored by(More)
The relative proportions of DNA-polymerases alpha, beta, delta and epsilon (pols alpha, beta, delta and epsilon ) activities in isolated neuronal and astroglial cell fractions from developing, adult and aging rat brain cerebral cortex, were examined. This was achieved through a protocol that takes advantage of the reported differential sensitivities of(More)
Synthetic staggered oligodeoxynucleotide duplexes are formed by annealing a 5'-32P-labeled 14-mer with four different 21-mers. These duplexes have either a correct or mismatched base pair at 3'-end of the primer. With these model template primers the ability of neuronal extracts, obtained from rats of different ages, to extend the primer to the predicted(More)