Ram Kumar Mishra

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In response to DNA damage and replication blocks, cells activate pathways that arrest the cell cycle and induce the transcription of genes that facilitate repair. In mammals, ATM (ataxia telangiectasia mutated) kinase together with other checkpoint kinases are important components in this response. We have cloned the rat and human homologs of Saccharomyces(More)
The metazoan nuclear pore complex (NPC) disassembles during mitosis, and many of its constituents distribute onto spindles and kinetochores, including the Nup107-160 sub-complex. We have found that Nup107-160 interacts with the gamma-tubulin ring complex (gamma-TuRC), an essential and conserved microtubule nucleator, and recruits gamma-TuRC to unattached(More)
Recent evidence indicates that arrest of mammalian cells at the G(2)/M checkpoint involves inactivation and translocation of Cdc25C, which is mediated by phosphorylation of Cdc25C on serine 216. Data obtained with a phospho-specific antibody against serine 216 suggest that activation of the DNA damage checkpoint is accompanied by an increase in serine 216(More)
The present study was undertaken to investigate the role of the hypothalamic tripeptide L-prolyl-L-leucyl-glycinamide (PLG) and its conformationally constrained analog 3(R)-[(2(S)-pyrrolidinylcarbonyl)amino]-2-oxo-1-pyrrolidineacetamide (PAOPA) in modulating agonist binding to human dopamine (DA) receptor subtypes using human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells(More)
The characteristics of mu and delta opioid receptor sites present in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells were investigated using [D-Ala2-N-methyl-Phe4-Gly-(01)5]enkephalin (DAGO) and [2-D-penicillamine, 5-D-penicillamine]enkephalin (DPDPE), which are the most selective radioligands available for mu and delta sites, respectively. Scatchard analysis of the(More)
We previously demonstrated that chronic treatment with the dopamine-D2 receptor antagonist, haloperidol, increases mRNA and protein content of the phosphoprotein, synapsin II, in the rat striatum. Since dopamine-D2 receptor antagonism and dopamine-D1 receptor blockade can have opposing effects on gene expression, the present investigation compared the(More)
The existence of specific alpha 2-adrenergic receptor sites has been shown in human retinoblastoma (Y-79) and neuroblastoma (SH-SH5Y) cells using direct radioligand binding. [3H]Rauwolscine, a selective alpha 2-adrenergic receptor antagonist, exhibited high affinity, saturable binding to both Y-79 and SH-SY5Y cell membranes. The binding of alpha 1 specific(More)
The role of the hypothalamic tripeptide L-prolyl-L-leucyl-glycinamide (PLG) in modulating the agonist binding to bovine striatal dopamine D2 receptor was investigated using a selective high-affinity agonist, n-propylnorapomorphine (NPA). PLG caused an enhancement in [3H]NPA binding in striatal membranes in a dose-dependent manner, the maximum effect being(More)
An animal model of tardive dyskinesia was used to evaluate the potential antidyskinetic properties of the neuropeptide L-prolyl-L-leucyl-glycinamide (PLG). In rats, PLG administered concurrently with the neuroleptic drug haloperidol or chlorpromazine antagonized the enhancement of specific [3H]spiroperidol binding in the striatum that is associated with(More)