Manjusha Nair

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N-acetyl D-galactosamine specific lectins were isolated from the seeds of Jack Fruit (Artocarpus integrifolia) and Winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) and D-galactose specific lectin was isolated from peanut (Arachis hypogaea). These lectins were conjugated to Horse Radish Peroxidase (HRP) and were used to study the lectin binding properties of benign(More)
Pathologic and epidemiologic investigations carried out over the past several years have provided evidence that carcinogenesis in the uterine cervix is a multi-step process involving discreet preinvasive stages. Molecular epidemiologic data also indicate that human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a critical factor in the tumor progression process. In(More)
Pancreatic cancer continues to be a major clinical problem and little is known of the various cellular and molecular events associated with this malignancy. Growth factors and their receptors have important functions in the process of tumor progression. We have examined by immunocytochemistry, the expression of epidermal growth factor (EGF), its receptor(More)
Recent evidence has emphasized the importance of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis and pathogenesis of tumors. This study analyzed the significance of apoptosis in relation to the expression of p53 and bcl-2 proteins, tissue proliferation defined by Ki-67 expression, and tissue histology in thyroid tissue. Extent(More)
The relationship between molecular abnormalities of p53 tumor suppressor gene product and cancer has been well documented. That correlation may exist between immunocytochemically detectable amount of p53 protein and neoplasia is evidenced by several studies. Detection of p53 protein by immunocytochemistry varies depending on the methods and antibodies used.(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Altered oncogenic activity is a feature associated with many malignant and premalignant conditions. Among the many oncogenes, ras and myc are commonly altered in many tumors. This study aims to evaluate the expression of ras and c-myc oncoproteins in a total of 204 cervical tissue samples, including premalignant and malignant lesions as(More)
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) is an abnormal condition of the placenta, the incidence of which is very high in the State of Kerala, India. The biology of the disease is vague and methods to determine the malignant potentialis limited. Placentae of normal (50) and molar pregnancy (95) including 32 patients showing persistent disease were used in(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF-R) and the oncogene product of c-erbB-2 have been shown to be expressed in human tumors and in some cases relate to clinical outcome. This study investigates the correlation between the presence of these receptor proteins and various histological grades of cervical tissues. Immunocytochemical analysis of benign,(More)
Epidermal growth factor (EGF) is an important growth factor regulating both normal and malignant cells. The present study analyzes the expression pattern of EGF and its receptor (EGF-R) in 424 cases of various stages of tumor progression in the uterine cervix. In all the samples studied, EGF and EGF-R expression was predominant in the basal or basaloid(More)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is an uncommon malignancy in the pediatric population, accounting for only 5-10% of pediatric acute myeloid leukemias, and for this disease to present with bone lesions at diagnosis is extremely unusual. We wish to convey that very rarely, in a pediatric cancer patient presenting with multiple extensive lytic bone lesions,(More)