Lavanya Balasubramanian

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Integrins are transmembrane heterodimeric proteins that link extracellular matrix (ECM) to cytoskeleton and have been shown to function as mechanotransducers in nonmuscle cells. Synthetic integrin-binding peptide triggers Ca(2+) mobilization and contraction in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) of rat afferent arteriole, indicating that interactions(More)
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynaecologic malignancy in the United States, and advanced serous ovarian adenocarcinoma is responsible for most ovarian cancer deaths. However, the stroma-derived molecular determinants that modulate patient survival are yet to be characterized. Here we identify a stromal gene signature for advanced high-grade serous(More)
It has been the general consensus that cAMP-mediated PKA-dependent phosphorylation of aquaporin-2 is the primary mechanism of vasopressin to regulate osmotic water permeability in kidney collecting duct. By using laser scanning confocal microscopy to monitor [Ca2+]i and apical exocytosis in individual cells of inner medullary collecting duct, we have(More)
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