Kaunteya Reddy

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The influence of inositol phosphates and phosphoinositides on the alpha isoform of the RAC-protein kinase B (RAC/PKB) was studied using purified wild type and mutant kinase preparations and a recombinant pleckstrin homology (PH) domain. Binding of inositol phosphates and phosphoinositides to the PH domain was measured as the quenching of intrinsic(More)
Clathrin-coated pits are sites of concentration of ligand-bound signaling receptors. Several such receptors are known to recruit, bind, and activate the heterodimeric phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase, resulting in the generation of phosphatidylinositol 3,4, 5-trisphosphate. We report here that dioctanoyl-phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-P3 binds specifically and(More)
As part of the growing effort to understand the role inositol phosphates and inositol lipids play in the regulation of vesicle traffic within nerve terminals, we determined whether or not the synapse-specific clathrin assembly protein AP-3 can interact with inositol lipids. We found that soluble dioctanoyl-phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate(More)
The effect of phosphoinositides on the activity of protein kinase C (PKC) isotypes was investigated. PKC alpha, beta I, beta II, gamma, delta, epsilon, eta, and zeta were expressed in baculovirus-infected insect cells and purified by column chromatography. The calcium-activated PKC isotypes alpha, beta I, beta II, and gamma were not significantly activated(More)
Epoxygenase metabolites of arachidonic acid are produced by the kidney and have been implicated in the control of renal blood flow. This study examined the preglomerular actions of various epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EET). By use of the in vitro blood-perfused juxtamedullary nephron preparation, interlobular and afferent arteriolar diameter responses to(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) inhibits a variety of heme-containing enzymes, including NO synthase and cytochrome P4501A1 and 2B1. The present study examined whether NO inhibits the production of 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) by cytochrome P4504A enzymes and whether blockade of the production of this substance contributes to the vascular effects of NO.(More)
The insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) is expressed in 3T3-L1 adipocytes and is involved in at least some insulin responses, notably mitogenesis. Chronic exposure to insulin down regulates IRS-1 in these cells by stimulating its degradation (Rice, K.M., Turnbow, M.A. and Garner, C.W. (1993) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 190, 961-967). This insulin(More)
Preclinical studies have shown that peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR-gamma) ligands can exert antitumor effects against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and a variety of other cancers. In this study, we investigate the potential use of a PPAR-gamma ligand, troglitazone (Tro), in combination with either of two chemotherapeutic agents,(More)
Experimental study was conducted to evaluate the antioxidant potential of sodium alginate coated probiotic Lactobacillus casei against chromium (VI)-induced oxidative stress in albino rats. Administration of chromium (Cr) VI significantly (p < 0.05) increased the peroxidation markers such as malondialdehyde and protein carbonyls along with significant (p <(More)
Two diphospho-myo-inositol phosphates from Dictyostelium were recently investigated by two-dimensional 1H/31P NMR analysis and assigned to be either D-4-diphospho-myo-inositol pentakisphosphate (D-4-PP-InsP5) and D-4,5-bisdiphospho-myo-inositol tetrakisphosphate (D-4,5-bis-PP-InsP4) or their corresponding enantiomers D-6-PP-InsP5 and D-5,6-bis-PP-InsP4. In(More)