Lakkakula V.K.S. Bhaskar

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Nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate is a complex genetic disorder with variable phenotype, largely attributed to the interactions of the environment and multiple genes, each potentially having certain effects. Numerous genes have been reported in studies demonstrating associations and/or linkage of the cleft lip and palate phenotypes to alleles of(More)
UNLABELLED The arylamine N-acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2) enzyme detoxifies a wide spectrum of naturally occurring xenobiotics including carcinogens and drugs. Acetylation catalysed by the NAT2 is an important process in metabolic activation of arylamines to electrophilic intermediates that initiate carcinogenesis. Polymorphism in N-acetyltransferase 2 gene was(More)
The CYP1A1 gene encodes for the enzyme, aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase, which is involved in the biotransformation of various aromatic tobacco precarcinogens. In the present study, the association between CYP1A1 gene polymorphisms (IVS1-728G > A, Thr461Asn and Ile462Val), and the risk of oral cancer, was examined among 157 patients with oral cancer and 132(More)
Cytochrome P450 (CYP) is a super family of mixed-function oxidases that are responsible for the human metabolism of drugs and endogenous compounds, as well as environmental and dietary substances. Many CYP enzymes function in the liver, but presence of CYP2E1 in the brain is demonstrating its role in both nicotine and ethanol metabolism. To examine the(More)
BACKGROUND Orofacial clefts (OFCs) are one of the most common birth defects in humans. Maternal use of folate antagonists including dihydrofolate reductase inhibitors has been associated with a higher risk of OFCs thus suggesting that folate-related metabolism and associated genes may be involved in pathogenesis of OFC. The association between folate intake(More)
Dear Editor: Increased homocysteine levels due to vitamin B6 or B12 deficiency or genetic defects in folate pathway genes are associated with an increased incidence of non-syndromic cleft lip with or without cleft palate (NSCLP) [1] . Thymidylate synthase (TS) is a folatedependent enzyme that catalyzes methylation of 29-deoxyuridine-59-monophosphate (dUMP)(More)
The KIF6 719Arg allele is an interesting genomic variant widely screened in various populations and is reported to be associated with the risk of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and statin treatment outcome. Recent population based clinical studies and large-scale meta-analyses pondered over the role of 719Arg variant in CAD risk and treatment response. We(More)
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