Raja Sekhar Varma

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Methyl-p-hydroxyphenyllactate (MeHPLA) is a bioflavonoid and/or tyrosine metabolite which may regulate cellular growth and proliferation through interactions with nuclear type II sites. Our current studies suggest that type II sites may function as MeHPLA receptors which are localized on the nuclear matrix, and occupancy of this binding site by MeHPLA(More)
BACKGROUND The frequency of occurrence of left atrial thrombi, and the effect of anticoagulation in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis and atrial fibrillation is not well established. This study was conducted to evaluate the occurrence of left atrial body and left atrial appendage clots in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis and atrial(More)
Previous studies in our laboratory demonstrated that methyl p-hydroxyphenyllactate (MeHPLA) is an important cell growth-regulating agent which binds to nuclear type II binding sites in normal and malignant cells. Furthermore, this compound is deficient in a variety of rat and mouse mammary tumors and human breast cancer preparations, and this deficiency(More)
Seven compounds, which included some naturally occurring dietary substances, were tested for their inhibitory effects on growth and metabolism of human leukemic CEM-C1 and CEM-C7 cell lines. Among the active compounds the naturally occurring dietary constituents were found to be the most active. The strongest inhibitory effects were observed with(More)
A reliable and reproducible method for the simultaneous determination of neutral sugars and hexosamines in glycoproteins and acid mucopolysaccharides has been described. It involves the following steps: the release of neutral sugars and hexosamines from biopolymers by resin-catalysed hydrolysis, the nitrous acid deamination of resin-bound hexosamines in(More)