Mitra Bhattacharyya

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ErbB2 (or Her2/Neu) overexpression in breast cancer signifies poorer prognosis, yet it has provided an avenue for targeted therapy as demonstrated by the success of the humanized monoclonal antibody Trastuzumab (Herceptin). Resistance to Trastuzumab and eventual failure in most cases, however, necessitate alternate ErbB2-targeted therapies. HSP90 inhibitors(More)
Enteric bacteria and their products play an important role in intestinal inflammation; however, the complete mechanisms are not elucidated yet. Tumor suppressor Foxo3a regulates gene expression in the nucleus, and its translocation to the cytosol leads to inactivation. Proximally, Foxo3a is regulated by different pathways including the phosphoinositide(More)
The mechanisms that coordinate the final mitotic divisions of terminally differentiated bone marrow (BM) erythroid cells with components of their structural and functional maturation program remain largely undefined. We previously identified phenotypes resembling those found in early-stage myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), including ineffective(More)
Individual neurons dissected from immunohistochemically stained paraffin sections of the developing rat geniculate (VIIth cranial) ganglion were assayed for their content of mRNA of the neurotrophin receptor genes, p75 , trkA , trkB and trkC. Fetal and postnatal rats, from the 13th embryonic day (E13) until the 20th postnatal day (P20), were used. Single(More)
Constitutive fibroblast activation is responsible for organ fibrosis in fibrotic disorders including systemic sclerosis (SSc), but the underlying mechanisms are not fully understood, and effective therapies are lacking. We investigated the expression of the mitochondrial deacetylase sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) and its modulation by hexafluoro, a novel fluorinated(More)
The Fbw7 ubiquitin ligase critically regulates hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) function, though the precise contribution of individual substrate ubiquitination pathways to HSC homeostasis is unknown. In the work reported here, we used a mouse model in which we introduced two knock-in mutations (T74A and T393A [changes of T to A at positions 74 and 393]) to(More)
Two widely used antipsychotic drugs, chlorpromazine (CPZ) and trifluoperazine (TFZ) inhibit NADPH-induced microsomal lipid peroxidation (LPO). Study of microsomal membrane fluidity revealed considerable disorganization in its architecture in the presence of NADPH, which can be restored back in the presence of CPZ and TFZ. NADPH-dependent microsomal LPO is(More)
T regulatory (Treg) cells are critical for preventing autoimmunity and suppressing immune responses during cancer and chronic infection. However, the role of Treg cells in the generation of vaccine-induced immune memory remains ill-defined. Using the mouse model of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infection, we demonstrate that transient absence of(More)
CD4 T cells help immune responses, but knowledge of how memory CD4 T cells are regulated and how they regulate adaptive immune responses and induce immunopathology is limited. Using adoptive transfer of virus-specific CD4 T cells, we show that naive CD4 T cells undergo substantial expansion following infection, but can induce lethal T helper type 1-driven(More)
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