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Attempts were made in the present case-control study to investigate the association of polymorphism in the genes encoding proteins involved in toxication-detoxication and dopaminergic pathways and susceptibility to Parkinson's disease (PD). Seventy patients suffering from PD and one hundred healthy controls belonging to the same geographical location and(More)
Polymorphism in glutathione S-transferase (GST) genes (GSTM1, GSTT1 and GSTP1) and interaction with environmental factors such as tobacco (smoking or chewing) and alcohol on susceptibility to head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) was studied in a case-control study. The study group consisted of 175 patients suffering from HNSCC and 200 age matched(More)
Regulated exocytosis allows the timely delivery of proteins and other macromolecules precisely when they are needed to fulfil their functions. The intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii has one of the most extensive regulated exocytic systems among all unicellular organisms, yet the basis of protein trafficking and proteolytic modification in this system(More)
1. Monosodium glutamate (MSG) was administered by various methods to mice and rats of various ages and the incidence of obesity was later measured. 2. Newborn mice were injected subcutaneously with 3 mg MSG/g body-weight at 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, and 8 d of age; 16% died before weaning. Of the survivors, 90% or more became markedly obese. Mean carcass lipid content(More)
The papain/CLIK-148 coordinate system was employed as a model to study the interactions of a nonpeptide thiocarbazate inhibitor of cathepsin L ( 1). This small molecule inhibitor, a thiol ester containing a diacyl hydrazine functionality and one stereogenic center, was most active as the S-enantiomer, with an IC 50 of 56 nM; the R-enantiomer ( 2) displayed(More)
A case control study was carried out to investigate the association of functionally important polymorphism in cytochrome P450 2A6 (CYP2A6) and glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1) genes with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and treatment response in cases receiving a combination of chemo-radiotherapy. The study group consisted of 350 males(More)
Pituitary tumor-transforming gene (PTTG) is an oncogene with its expression levels correlating with tumor development and metastasis. Epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a crucial step in tumor progression and metastasis. Using ovarian epithelial tumor cell line (A2780) for loss-of-function or gain-of-function of PTTG in our experiments, we(More)
Pituitary tumor transforming gene (PTTG) is a well-studied oncogene for its role in tumorigenesis and serves as a marker of malignancy in several cancer types including lung. In the present study, we defined the role of PTTG in actin cytoskeleton remodeling, cell migration and induction of epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) through the regulation of(More)
OBJECTIVES A chylomicron-mimicking lipid emulsion was prepared and loaded with paclitaxel (paclitaxel-CM) and was further grafted with galactose (paclitaxel-GCM) using palmitoyl-galactosamine, which was synthesized by reacting galactosamine hydrochloride with N-hydroxy succinimide ester of palmitic acid. Palmitoyl-galactosamine was used as a ligand for(More)
The present case-control study was carried out to investigate the association of functionally important polymorphisms of cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) involved in the metabolic activation of tobacco derived procarcinogens with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of lung in North Indian men. The study consisted of 200 male cases with SCC of lung and an equal number(More)