Ravi Krishnan

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This is the first report on the detection of IL-18, IFN-gamma and IL-10 proteins in hepatocelllular carcinoma. In the apparently normal surrounding tissue, 13 out of 17 paired specimens showed positive immunoreactivity to IL-18 (76.5%) compared with six out of 17 in the tumour portion (35.3% of specimens). Thus, a significantly higher number of IL-18(More)
1. Bomberger JM, Coutermarsh BA, Barnaby RL, Stanton BA. Arsenic promotes ubiquitinylation and lysosomal degradation of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) chloride channels in human airway epithelial cells. J Biol Chem 2012;287:17130-9. 2. Breton CV, Houseman EA, Kile ML, et al. Gender-specific protective effect of hemoglobin on(More)
The pp65(495-503) cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) epitope from cytomegalovirus (CMV) is universally recognized among CMV+ individuals who express an allele of the human leukocyte antigen A (HLA-A*0201). The relative binding affinity of the epitope to HLA-A*0201 is moderate, and its increased activity might prove beneficial in its use as a CTL epitope vaccine.(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the potential correlation between the expression of phosphorylated glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (phospho-GSK-3beta) and beta-catenin, and the mutations of beta-catenin gene at the consensus GSK-3beta phosphorylation site. The reason for this approach is to gain a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms of(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to the known beneficial effects of ascorbic acid on wound healing and the immune response, it is also a potent extracellular antioxidant. Recent work in septic rats suggests that high-dose ascorbic acid total parenteral nutrition (TPN) supplementation may protect cells from free radical injury and improve survival. In this study, we(More)
BACKGROUND Modification of a donor cornea by gene therapy ex vivo has potential to modulate irreversible rejection, the major cause of corneal graft failure. Our aim was to transfer the gene encoding mammalian IL-10 to ovine donor corneas and to determine subsequent orthotopic corneal allograft survival in an outbred sheep model. METHODS The replicative(More)
Human myeloid DC were generated from peripheral blood mononuclear cells by monocyte adhesion and subsequent culture with rhGM-CSF and rhIL-4. We transduced immature (day 5 of culture) myeloid DC with an E1-deleted replication-deficient adenoviral vector encoding the cytokine IL-10 (AdV IL-10) and a control adenovirus MX-17 (AdV MX 17). Human DC transduced(More)
CTL play a pivotal role in the immune response during viral infections. In this study, the HLA class II restricted T(H) requirement for optimal in vivo induction of HLA class I restricted CTL responses has been investigated. Towards this goal, transgenic mice expressing both HLA class I (A*0201 or A2.1) and class II (DRB1*0101 or DR1) molecules have been(More)
Immunological rejection is the major cause of human corneal allograft failure. We hypothesized that local production of IL-4 or the p40 subunit of IL-12 (p40 IL-12) by the grafted cornea might prolong allograft survival. Replication-deficient adenoviral vectors encoding ovine IL-4 or p40 IL-12 and GFP were generated and used to infect ovine corneas ex vivo.(More)
BACKGROUND Darkly pigmented individuals may manifest unusual or uncharacteristic presentations of various skin conditions, including heavy pigmentation of cutaneous tumors. OBJECTIVE To increase the awareness of an unusual presentation of Bowen's disease in a darkly pigmented individual. METHODS We report the case of a 52 year old black woman that(More)