Narendra Kumar Mishra

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Cultured rat embryo cells are resistant to neoplastic transformation by chemical carcinogens unless they are extensively subcultured or infected with a murine leukemia virus (MuLV) first. We found that, in normal cultured cells, MuLV activates expression of rat genes that are the progenitors of sarcoma virus genes, but not those of endogenous "leukemia"(More)
Insulin aggregation, to afford amyloidogenic polypeptide fibrils, is an energetically driven, well-studied phenomenon, which presents interesting biological ramifications. These aggregates are also known to form around insulin injection sites and in diabetic patients suffering from Parkinson's disease. Such occurrences force considerable reduction in(More)
SUMMARY Transformation (growth in soft agar) and survival of a subclone of BHK2, C13 were evaluated after treatment with A/-acetoxy-2-acetylaminofluorene, /V-methyl-N'-nitro-N-ni-trosoguanidine, 4-nitroquinoline 7-oxide, and ultraviolet ra diation. Because cells of this subclone are capable of divid ing several times in soft agar before dying,(More)
Thirteen chemicals, eight carcinogenic and five closely related noncarcinogenic analogues, were tested to establish the validity of a simultaneous procedure for the in vitro assay of potential carcinogens and mutagens. The assay utilizes Fischer rat embryo (FRE) cells infected with Rauscher leukemia virus and simultaneously measures the induction of(More)
The essential role of Rauscher leukemia virus (RLV) multiplication in viral-chemical co-carcinogenesis was investigated by the use of ethidium bromide (EtBr) as an inhibitor of viral complementary DNA (cDNA) integration in the host genome. EtBr inhibited co-carcinogenic transformation when present at the time of RLV inoculation but was ineffective when(More)
We have described the in vitro isolation of type-C RNA viruses from two outbreaks of a fatal neoplastic disease in turkeys we diagnosed as reticuloendotheliosis. The virus had a density of 1.16 g/ml in sucrose gradients, had a DNA polymerase capable of using both endogenous and exogenous (synthetic) templates, and was infectious in vitro for turkey and(More)
The aggregation of insulin, to afford amyloidogenic fibers, is a well-studied phenomenon, which has interesting biological ramifications and pharmaceutical implications. These fibers have been ascribed an intriguing role in certain disease states and stability of pharmaceutical formulations of this hormone. The present study describes the design and(More)