Kashif Adil Ahmad

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Protein kinase CK2 is a highly ubiquitous and conserved protein serine/threonine kinase that has been found to be involved not only in cell growth and proliferation, but also in suppression of apoptosis. CK2 is capable of dynamic intracellular shuttling in response to a variety of signals. It is localized in both the nucleus and cytoplasm in normal cells,(More)
Resveratrol and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) are important candidates as chemopreventive agents by virtue of their ability to induce apoptosis in cancer cells. Casein kinase 2 (CK2) is a ubiquitous protein ser/thr kinase that plays diverse roles in cell proliferation and apoptosis. We have previously shown that overexpression of CK2 suppresses(More)
Casein Kinase II (CK2) is a ubiquitous serine/threonine kinase that is highly conserved in eukaryotic cells. CK2 has been shown to impact cell growth and proliferation, as numerous growth-related proteins are substrates of CK2. More importantly, experimental evidence linking increased expression and activity of CK2 to human cancers underscores the relevance(More)
Efficient apoptotic signaling is a function of a permissive intracellular milieu created by a decrease in the ratio of superoxide to hydrogen peroxide and cytosolic acidification. Resveratrol (RSV) triggers apoptosis in some systems and inhibits the death signal in others. In this regard, the inhibitory effect on hydrogen peroxide-induced apoptosis is(More)
Protein serine/threonine kinase casein kinase 2 (CK2) is a key player in cell growth and proliferation but is also a potent suppressor of apoptosis. CK2 has been found to be dysregulated in all the cancers that have been examined, including prostate cancer. Investigations of CK2 signaling in the prostate were originally initiated in this laboratory, and(More)
Absence of the proapoptotic protein Bax renders tumor cells resistant to drug-induced apoptosis. We have shown that hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2))-mediated cytosolic acidification is an effector mechanism during drug-induced apoptosis of tumor cells. Here, we report that Bax is critical in determining the sensitivity of tumor cells to H(2)O(2)-induced(More)
We have previously documented that naked antisense CK2α ODN can potently induce apoptosis in cancer cells in culture and in mouse xenograft human prostate cancer. The effects of the antisense CK2α are related to downregulation of CK2α message and rapid loss of the CK2 from the nuclear compartment. Here we demonstrate that downregulation of CK2 elicited by(More)
Protein kinase CK2 (formerly casein kinase 2 or II) is a ubiquitous and highly conserved protein Ser/Thr kinase that plays diverse roles such as in cell proliferation and apoptosis. With respect to the latter, we originally showed that elevated CK2 could suppress various types of apoptosis in prostate cancer cells; however, the downstream pathways that(More)
Protein kinase CK2 has long been known to be involved in cell growth and proliferation. Recent work has also implicated its role in the suppression of apoptosis. We originally documented that removal of survival or growth stimuli resulted in rapid loss of CK2 from the nuclear matrix and chromatin which preceded induction of apoptosis. Further, we(More)