Kavleen Sikand

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BACKGROUND Available evidence suggests that the regulation of telomerase activity primarily depends on the transcriptional control of the human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) gene. Although several activators and repressors of hTERT gene transcription have been identified, the exact mechanism by which hTERT transcription is repressed in normal(More)
The ancient Indian system of medicine supports the antiatherogenic properties of some herbs. The crosstalk amongst the genes coding for LDLR, LXRalpha, PPARs (alpha,gamma), CD-36 and c-myc may be important in atherogenesis because these genes control lipid metabolism, cytokine production and cellular activity within the arterial wall. Hence, we attempted(More)
The genomics of atherosclerosis can arise as a result of cross-talk between the genes coding for the LDL-receptor (LDL-R), LXR-alpha, PPARs (alpha, gamma), CD36 and C-myc because these genes control lipid metabolism, cytokine production and cellular activity within the arterial wall. The effect of green tea polyphenols (GTPs) upon such genomics revealed(More)
Keeping in view the fact that molecular basis of Burkitt's lymphoma (BL) is poorly understood, we attempted to explore the small interfering RNA (siRNA) mediated c-myc gene regulation using BL-derived EB-3 cell line as archetype cellular model. Such a study revealed that EB-3 cells possess 4-fold higher expression of Dicer gene coupled with 2-fold higher(More)
Liver-X-Receptor alpha (LXR-alpha) that belongs to nuclear receptor/transcriptional factor family has been recognized to play crucial role in the regulation of lipid metabolism and inflammation. Consequently, the present study was addressed to explore the functional genomics of LXR-alpha within human blood immunomodulatory cells. The results of such a(More)
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