Princy M. Mathew

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Autosomal recessive pseudohypoaldosteronism type I is a rare life-threatening disease characterized by severe neonatal salt wasting, hyperkalaemia, metabolic acidosis, and unresponsiveness to mineralocorticoid hormones. Investigation of affected offspring of consanguineous union reveals mutations in either the alpha or beta subunits of the(More)
Familial persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI), an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by unregulated insulin secretion, is linked to chromosome 11p14-15.1. The newly cloned high-affinity sulfonylurea receptor (SUR) gene, a regulator of insulin secretion, was mapped to 11p15.1 by means of fluorescence in situ hybridization. Two(More)
Familial persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI) is a rare, autosomal recessive disease of unregulated insulin secretion, defined by elevations in serum insulin despite severe hypoglycemia. We used the homozygosity gene-mapping strategy to localize this disorder to the region of chromosome 11p between markers D11S1334 and D11S899 (maximum(More)
ErbB3 is an epidermal growth factor receptor-related type I tyrosine kinase receptor capable, in conjunction with ErbB2 or epidermal growth factor receptor, of transmitting proliferative and differentiative signals in a variety of cell types. We previously showed that ErbB3 messenger RNA and protein increase in cultured hepatocytes during the first 12 h in(More)
Familial persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy (PHHI) is a glucose metabolism disorder in neonates characterized by inappropriate insulin secretion in the presence of profound hypoglycemia. Loss of function mutations in the sulfonylurea receptor (SUR) gene recently have been implicated as a cause for familial PHHI in nine independent families.(More)
INTRODUCTION Endocrine resistance in breast cancer is associated with enhanced metastatic potential and poor clinical outcome, presenting a significant therapeutic challenge. We have established several endocrine insensitive breast cancer lines by shRNA induced depletion of estrogen receptor (ER) by transfection of MCF-7 cells which all exhibit enhanced(More)
De novo and acquired resistance to endocrine-based therapies in breast cancer occurs in parallel with epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT), which is associated with enhanced proliferative and metastatic potential, and poor clinical outcome. We have established several endocrine insensitive breast cancer lines by shRNA-induced depletion of estrogen(More)
A profound degree of morphological variation exists among the cultivars of Piper nigrum cultivated in Kerala State, South India. Fifty one cultivars of this crop species from the State were subjected to graph clustering by the ‘Graph Theory’ model, based on 27 morphological characters, both qualitative and quantitative, aimed at clustering them into groups(More)
Current mainstream pharmacological options for the treatment of endocrine-resistant breast cancer have limitations in terms of their side effect profile and lack of discrimination between normal and cancer cells. In the current study, we assessed the responses of normal breast epithelial cells MCF10A, estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) MCF-7, and ER-silenced(More)