Madhu P. Menon

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EPO functions primarily as an erythroblast survival factor, and its antiapoptotic actions have been proposed to involve predominantly PI3-kinase and BCL-X pathways. Presently, the nature of EPO-regulated survival genes has been investigated through transcriptome analyses of highly responsive, primary bone marrow erythroblasts. Two proapoptotic factors, Bim(More)
Critical signals for erythroblast formation are transduced by activated, tyrosine-phosphorylated erythropoietin receptor (EpoR) complexes. Nonetheless, steady-state erythropoiesis is supported effectively by EpoR alleles that are deficient in cytoplasmic phosphotyrosine sites. To better define core EpoR action mechanisms, signaling capacities of minimal(More)
Signals provided by the erythropoieitin receptor (EpoR) are required for erythroid development beyond the erythroid colony-forming unit (CFU-e) stage and are propagated via the EpoR-tethered Janus kinase, JAK2. JAK2 functions, in part, to phosphorylate 8 conserved EpoR phosphotyrosine (PY) sites for the binding of a diverse set of signaling factors.(More)
The adult erythron is maintained via dynamic modulation of erythroblast survival potentials. Toward identifying novel regulators of this process, murine splenic erythroblasts at 3 developmental stages were prepared, purified and profiled. Stage-to-stage modulated genes were then functionally categorized, with a focus on apoptotic factors. In parallel with(More)
Blast phase in chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) has rarely been reported to involve extramedullary sites like skin, lymph nodes, and central nervous system. Clinical history, characteristic hematologic findings (elevated leukocyte counts, myelocytic predominance, and basophilia), and Philadelphia chromosome are of high diagnostic significance especially(More)
A 50-year-old woman with a right cerebellopontine-angle schwannoma developed a chain of complications after multiple surgeries for tumor resection including intracerebral and subarachnoid hemorrhage, hydrocephalus, and fungal meningitis with subarachnoid pyogenic loculations. After 2 months of routine monitoring, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination(More)
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