Purnima Murali Mohan

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The urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and uPA receptor (UPAR) play important roles in the proteolytic cascade involved in the invasiveness of gliomas and other invasive tumors. High-level expression of uPAR has been correlated with high-grade glioma cell lines and tumors We report here that down-regulating uPAR levels by antisense strategy using an(More)
Cell-matrix interactions exert a profound influence on cell function and behavior. Our earlier observations suggested that disruption of the actin cytoskeleton results in the inhibition of phorbol ester-induced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 expression. In this study, to understand the role of protein tyrosine phosphatases in matrix metalloproteinase-9(More)
Urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its receptor (uPAR) are important in the regulation of tumor tissue progenesis, cell differentiation, tumor cell motility, and tumor cell invasiveness. We have recently reported that the levels of uPA and uPAR were higher in malignant astrocytomas than in low-grade gliomas. In the present study, we measured the(More)
Botulinum neurotoxins (types A and B), which are microbial proteins consisting of two disulfide-linked chains, inhibit specifically and with high potency the release of acetylcholine from peripheral nerve terminals. As a prerequisite for a long-term development of effective treatments for botulism, the internalization and inhibitory action of the toxin and(More)
The cell-surface urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) plays a key role in regulating plasminogen cleavage during extracellular proteolysis. Our recent results demonstrated that uPAR expression is critical for the invasiveness of human gliomas and down regulation of uPAR caused by antisense cDNA transfection inhibits the invasion of these stable(More)
The urokinase-type plasminogen activator (uPA) and its receptor (uPAR) play an important role in the proteolytic cascade involved in the metastasis of lung and other cancers. We report that the reduction in uPAR levels produced by an antisense strategy using an adenovirus construct (Ad-uPAR) in H1299 cells, an invasive human lung cancer cell line that(More)
Providing QoS guarantees is an important task in Cloud data centers. Applications running on data centers can achieve predictable performance only if the network resource - bandwidth - is also guaranteed along with the computational and storage resources. While QoS guaranteeing solutions in network has been a subject of intense research in the past decades,(More)