Madhumita Chatterjee

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The present study characterized platelet secretion and surface expression of proangiogenic stromal cell-derived factor-1α (SDF-1α) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and antiangiogenic PF4 and endostatin on activation. The angiogenic factors presented in randomly distributed granules in resting platelets, which were peripherized on activation.(More)
Platelets are a major source of CXCL12 (stromal cell-derived factor -1α, SDF-1α) and store CXCL12 as part of their α-granule secretome. Platelet activation enhances surface expression and release of CXCL12. Platelets and megakaryocytes express CXCR4, the major receptor for CXCL12, and interaction of CXCL12 with CXCR4 regulates megakaryopoiesis and the(More)
RATIONALE Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is released on platelet activation. Circulating MIF could potentially regulate platelets and thereby platelet-mediated inflammatory and regenerative mechanisms. However, the effect of MIF on platelets is unknown. OBJECTIVE The present study evaluated MIF in regulating platelet survival and thrombotic(More)
The gene encoding EGFR often is amplified in human gliomas, and the receptor itself has been considered as a potential target for the specific delivery of therapeutic agents to brain tumors. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the use of the chimeric MoAb cetuximab (IMC-C225), which is directed against EGFR and EGFRvIII, as a boron delivery(More)
Exposure to ultraviolet light can cause inflammation, premature skin aging, and cancer. UV irradiation alters the expression of multiple genes that encode functions to repair DNA damage, arrest cell growth, and induce apoptosis. In addition, UV irradiation inhibits protein synthesis, although the mechanism is not known. In this report, we show that UV(More)
Platelet-derived SDF-1α (stromal cell derived factor-α) mediates inflammation, immune defence and repair mechanisms at site of tissue injury. This review summarizes the relative expression of CXC chemokine receptor 4 (CXCR4) and CXCR7 in platelets, their dynamic trafficking in presence of ligands like chemokine C-X-C-motif ligand 11 (CXCL11), CXCL12 and MIF(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by neurotoxic amyloid-ß plaque formation in brain parenchyma and cerebral blood vessels known as cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). Besides CAA, AD is strongly related to vascular diseases such as stroke and atherosclerosis. Cerebrovascular dysfunction occurs in AD patients leading to alterations in blood flow that(More)
Successful treatment of cancer by boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) requires the selective delivery of (10)B to constituent cells within a tumor. The expression of the folate receptor is amplified in a variety of human tumors and potentially might serve as a molecular target for BNCT. In the present study we have investigated the possibility of targeting(More)
Ultraviolet light (UV) activates an acid sphingomyelinase (ASMase) pathway, which hydrolyzes sphingomyeline to ceramide. Ceramide has been found to be a second messenger, which activates the c-jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) that is required for apoptotic cell death. However, the role of ceramide in UV-induced JNK activation and apoptosis remains controversial.(More)
Monocyte infiltration and macrophage formation are pivotal steps in atherosclerosis and plaque vulnerability. Gremlin-1/Drm is crucial in embryo-/organogenesis and has been shown to be expressed in the adult organism at sites of arterial injury and to inhibit monocyte migration. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate and characterize the role of(More)