Kirit N Patel

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STAT transcription factors signal from the plasma membrane to the nucleus in response to growth factors and cytokines. We have investigated whether plasma membrane "rafts" are involved in cytokine-activated STAT signaling. Cytokine-free human hepatoma Hep3B cells or cells treated with interleukin-6 (IL-6) or orthovanadate (a general activator of STATs) were(More)
BACKGROUND In the monocrotaline (MCT)-treated rat, there is marked stimulation of DNA synthesis and megalocytosis of pulmonary arterial endothelial cells (PAECs) within 3 to 4 days, followed by pulmonary hypertension (PH) 10 to 14 days later. Growing evidence implicates caveolin-1 (cav-1) in plasma membrane rafts as a negative regulator of promitogenic(More)
Glucose-regulated protein 58 (GRP58/ER-60/ERp57), best known as a chaperone in the endoplasmic reticulum lumen, was previously identified by us as one of several accessory proteins in the S100 cytosol fraction of human hepatoma Hep3B cells that was differentially coshifted by anti-Stat3 antibody in an antibody-subtracted differential protein display assay.(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the incidence, risk factors, and in-hospital outcome of nephropathy requiring dialysis (NRD) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and to evaluate the role of a weight- and creatinine-adjusted maximum radiographic contrast dose (MRCD) on NRD. Data were obtained from a registry of 16,592 PCIs. The data were(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the amniotic fluid (AF) concentration of pro-inflammatory cytokines between women with preterm labor and intact membranes that delivered within 7 days, with those that delivered after 7 days of the amniocentesis according to the result of the AF culture. METHODS Fifty-two women with preterm labor and intact membranes between 21 and 35(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to evaluate the association of a continuous quality improvement program with practice and outcome variations of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS AND RESULTS Data on consecutive PCI were collected in a consortium of 5 hospitals; 3731 PCIs reflected care provided at baseline (January 1, 1998, to(More)
BACKGROUND Although prior studies have shown a relationship between anemia and in-hospital mortality after coronary artery bypass grafting and acute myocardial infarction (MI), the prognostic implication of anemia in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is unknown. Therefore, we evaluated the relationship between anemia and outcomes(More)
Signal transduction from the plasma membrane to the nucleus by STAT proteins is widely represented as exclusively a soluble cytosolic process. Using cell-fractionation methods, we observed that approximately 5% of cytoplasmic STAT3 was constitutively associated with the purified early endosome (EE) fraction in human Hep3B liver cells. By 15-30 min after(More)
Extracardiac vascular disease is associated with an increased risk of in-hospital mortality and other complications after coronary interventions, independent from other co-morbidities and baseline characteristics. The underlying cause of this significant association is unclear, but it warrants further investigation in an attempt to improve outcome in this(More)
Golgi dysfunction has been previously investigated as a mechanism involved in monocrotaline-induced pulmonary hypertension (PAH). In the present study, we addressed whether Golgi dysfunction might occur in pulmonary vascular cells in idiopathic PAH (IPAH) and whether there might be a causal relationship between trafficking dysfunction and vasculopathies of(More)