Ramesh Potla

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Cytokines such as interleukin-6 induce tyrosine and serine phosphorylation of Stat3 that results in activation of Stat3-responsive genes. We provide evidence that Stat3 is present in the mitochondria of cultured cells and primary tissues, including the liver and heart. In Stat3(-/-) cells, the activities of complexes I and II of the electron transport chain(More)
Posttranslational modification of histones by acetylation, methylation or phosphorylation has emerged as a major mechanism to modify chromatin structure and gene expression. In most cases, transcriptionally active genes display enhanced binding of acetylated histones in their promoters. Activation of histone acetyltransferases or inhibition of histone(More)
Tyk2, a member of the Jak family of protein tyrosine kinases, is critical for the biological actions of alpha/beta interferon (IFN-alpha/beta). Although Tyk2(-/-) mice are phenotypically normal, they exhibit abnormal responses to inflammatory challenges in a variety of cells isolated from Tyk2(-/-) mice. The reported phenotypic alterations in both Tyk2-null(More)
Ferroxidases are essential for normal iron homeostasis in most organisms. The paralogous vertebrate ferroxidases ceruloplasmin (Cp) and hephaestin (Heph) are considered to have nonidentical functions in iron transport: plasma Cp drives iron transport from tissue stores while intestinal Heph facilitates iron absorption from the intestinal lumen. To clarify(More)
Over the past decade, a wealth of knowledge has been obtained concerning the mechanisms by which interferons (IFNs) and other cytokines activate or down-regulate immediate early genes via the Jak/Stat pathway. In contrast, little information is available on interferon-activated gene expression in naïve cells compared with cells that have been desensitized(More)
Although the antiviral actions of interferons (IFNs) are observed in most types of cells, the antiproliferative effects of IFNalpha/beta are variable as are the mechanisms of growth inhibition that may or may not be due to the induction of apoptosis. To understand more about the mechanisms that are responsible for IFNalpha/beta-stimulated apoptosis, we have(More)
The growth-inhibitory effects of type 1 interferons (IFNs) (IFNalpha/beta) are complex, and the role of apoptosis in their antigrowth effects is variable and not well understood. We have examined primary murine interleukin-7-dependent bone marrow-derived pro-B cells, where IFNbeta, but not IFNalpha, induces programmed cell death (PCD). IFNbeta-stimulated(More)
Oligodendrocytes derived in the laboratory from stem cells have been proposed as a treatment for acute and chronic injury to the central nervous system (CNS). Platelet-derived growth factor-receptor alpha (PDGFRα) signaling is known to play an important role for regulation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cell numbers both during development and adulthood.(More)
Activation of Tyk2 and Stat3 is required for the Apoptotic Actions of IFNβ in Primary Pro-B cells. Ana M. Gamero, Ramesh Potla, Joanna Wegrzyn, Magdelena Szelag, Andrea E. Edling, Kazuya Shimoda, Daniel C. Link, Jozef Dulak, Darren P. Baker, Yoshinari Tanabe, Jason M. Grayson, and Andrew C. Larner 1 Laboratory of Experimental Immunology, National Cancer(More)
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