Pallavi Bansal

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Neuronal (N)-type Ca(2+) channel-selective omega-conotoxins have emerged as potential new drugs for the treatment of chronic pain. In this study, two new omega-conotoxins, CVIE and CVIF, were discovered from a Conus catus cDNA library. Both conopeptides potently displaced (125)I-GVIA binding to rat brain membranes. In Xenopus laevis oocytes, CVIE and CVIF(More)
Cdc25 phosphatases propel cell cycle progression by activating cyclin-dependent kinases (Cdk). DNA damage is generally thought to inhibit Cdc25 functionality by inducing proteasomal degradation of Cdc25A and phosphorylation-mediated sequestration of Cdc25B and Cdc25C to the cytoplasm. More recently, a critical role for Cdc25B in the resumption of cell cycle(More)
The tumor suppressor p53 exerts its activity by preventing DNA-damaged cells from dividing until either the chromosomal repair is effected or the cell undergoes apoptosis. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are enhanced through the action of p53-mediated transcription of apoptosis-promoting genes; however, p53 also can promote the expression of many antioxidant(More)
Intracellular reduction and oxidation pathways regulate protein functionality through both reversible and irreversible mechanisms. The Cdc25 phosphatases, which control cell cycle progression, are potential subjects of oxidative regulation. Many of the more potent Cdc25 phosphatase inhibitors reported to date are quinones, which are capable of redox(More)
The dual specificity protein phosphatase Cdc25B regulates of the mitotic cell cycle checkpoint and is over expressed in human tumors. Given the importance of growth factors in initiating and sustaining cell proliferation, we examined their effects on Cdc25B protein expression in human cancer cells. Within 1h after epidermal growth factor (EGF) or(More)
Cell division cycle 25B (Cdc25B) phosphatase controls entry into mitosis and regulates recovery from G2-M checkpoint-induced arrest. In the present study, we show that exposure of diploid mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEF) to the ultimate carcinogen anti-benzo(a)pyrene (BP)-7,8-diol-9,10-epoxide (anti-BPDE) resulted in a concentration- and time-dependent(More)
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