Niketa A. Patel

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Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC) normally give rise to bone, cartilage, and mesenchymal cells. Recently, bone marrow cells have been shown to have the capacity to differentiate into myocytes, hepatocytes, and glial cells. We now demonstrate that human and mouse BMSC can be induced to differentiate into neural cells under experimental cell culture(More)
Serine/arginine-rich (SR) proteins play essential roles in the constitutive and regulated splicing of precursor mRNAs. Phosphorylation of the arginine/serine dipeptide-rich (RS) domain by SR protein kinases such as Cdc2-like kinases (Clk/Sty) modulates their subcellular localization and activation. However, it remains unclear how these kinases and their(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE M1 muscarinic ACh receptors (mAChRs) represent an attractive drug target for the treatment of cognitive deficits associated with diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. However, the discovery of subtype-selective mAChR agonists has been hampered by the high degree of conservation of the orthosteric ACh-binding site(More)
Insulin regulates alternative splicing of PKCbetaII mRNA by phosphorylation of SRp40 via a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase pathway (Patel, N. A., Chalfant, C. E., Watson, J. E., Wyatt, J. R., Dean, N. M., Eichler, D. C., and Cooper, D. C. (2001) J. Biol. Chem. 276, 22648-22654). Transient transfection of constitutively active Akt2 kinase promotes PKCbetaII(More)
Glucose concentration may be an important factor in breast cancer cell proliferation because the prevalence of breast cancer is high in diabetic patients. To determine the role of protein kinase C (PKC)-betaII in regulating MCF-7 cell proliferation at different glucose concentrations, the effects of glucose and a PKC-betaII-specific inhibitor (CGP53353)(More)
Insulin regulates the inclusion of the exon encoding protein kinase C (PKC) betaII mRNA. In this report, we show that insulin regulates this exon inclusion (alternative splicing) via the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) signaling pathway through the phosphorylation state of SRp40, a factor required for insulin-regulated splice site selection for(More)
The Alzheimer's disease-related peptide beta(1-40) amyloid self-associates to form fibrils exhibiting a morphology characteristic of amyloidogenic proteins. The mechanism of this fibrillization process has yet to be fully elucidated. In this study we have immobilized the beta(1-40) amyloid to flat gold surfaces using thiol-based self-assembled monolayers.(More)
Controlling receptor-mediated interactions between cells and template surfaces is a central principle in many tissue engineering procedures (1-3). Biomaterial surfaces engineered to present cell adhesion ligands undergo integrin-mediated molecular interactions with cells (1, 4, 5), stimulating cell spreading, and differentiation (6-8). This provides a(More)
Acute hyperglycemia may contribute to the progression of atherosclerosis by regulating protein kinase C (PKC) isozymes and by accelerating vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation. We investigated acute glucose regulation of PKCbeta gene expression in A10 cells, a rat aortic smooth muscle cell line. Western blot analysis showed that PKCbetaII(More)
Insulin stimulates phosphorylation cascades, including phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K), phosphatidylinositol-dependent kinase (PDK1), Akt, and protein kinase C (PKC). Myristoylated alanine-rich C-kinase substrate (MARCKS), a PKCβII substrate, could link the effects of insulin to insulin-stimulated glucose transport (ISGT) via phosphorylation of its(More)