Nabendu Murmu

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BACKGROUND & AIMS Reg IV, a secreted protein and member of the Reg multigene family, is up-regulated in malignancies of the human gastrointestinal tract, including colorectal carcinoma (CRC). However, in vitro signal transduction pathway(s) utilized by Reg IV are not yet known. METHODS To determine the signaling pathway(s) responsive to Reg IV, we(More)
Posttranscriptional control of gene expression plays a key role in regulating gene expression in cells undergoing apoptosis. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) is a crucial enzyme in the conversion of arachidonic acid to prostaglandin E2 (PGE(2)) and is significantly upregulated in many types of adenocarcinomas. COX-2 overexpression leads to increased PGE(2)(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression is regulated at the levels of messenger RNA (mRNA) stability and translation by AU-rich elements (ARE) located in its 3' untranslated region (3'UTR). Although structurally homologous RNA binding proteins HuR and CUGBP2 stabilize COX-2 mRNA, HuR induces whereas CUGBP2 inhibits COX-2 mRNA translation.(More)
Damage to intestinal epithelium limits the use of ionizing radiation (IR) in cancer therapy. Prostaglandins (PGs), generated through the action of cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and COX-2 protect the intestinal stem cells from IR. In previous studies, we demonstrated that the RNA-binding protein CUGBP2 regulates the stability and translation of COX-2 mRNA by(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS This study aimed to determine the role of the RNA binding protein apobec-1 in radioprotection of the intestine. METHODS Apobec-1-deleted mice (APOBEC-1(-/-)) and wild-type controls were treated with 12 Gy of whole-body gamma-irradiation in a cesium irradiator. The number of surviving intestinal crypts was assessed 3.5 days after(More)
We have identified a natural compound that activates apoptosis of epithelial cancer cells through activation of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), TNF receptor (TNFR)-associated death domain (TRADD), and caspases. The molecule 1-hydroxy-5,7-dimethoxy-2-naphthalene-carboxaldehyde (HDNC, marmelin) was isolated and characterized from ethyl acetate(More)
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