S. P. Atul Narayan

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The adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene product is involved in cell cycle arrest and apoptosis, and loss of function is associated with the development of colorectal carcinogenesis. Although it has been demonstrated that the APC gene is inducible, its transcriptional regulation has not been elucidated. Therefore, we characterized the promoter region of(More)
Antimony resistance is frequently encountered during treatment of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and the differences are well characterized by inadequate IFN-gamma dominant type-1 protection mechanisms. The part played by Leishmania parasites derived from antimony treated patients in the outcome of an immune response largely remains to be investigated. In the(More)
Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that is caused by a DNA repair defect. It is characterized mainly by skin, eye, and skeletal abnormalities. Cutaneous changes appear at between 3 and 6 months of age and include poikiloderma, photosensitivity, scaling, hyperkeratosis, and disturbance of hair growth. Other abnormalities(More)
The APC (adenomatous polyposis coli) gene product is involved in cell cycle arrest and in apoptosis. The loss of APC function is associated with the development of colorectal carcinogenesis. In previous studies, we have shown that the APC gene is inducible and that the DNA damage-induced level of APC mRNA requires p53. In the present study, we examined the(More)
Development of colon cancer is a multistep process frequently involving mutations in both the APC and p53 tumor suppressor genes. In this study we treated the HCT-116 colon cancer cell line with alkylating agents including N-methyl-N'-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG),which is known to cause colon cancer in animals, and examined the expression of both APC and(More)
To study pulmonary function tests (PFT) in multiple transfusion recipient thalassemics, PFTs were done for 30 thalassemics and 20 matched controls. Confirmed cases of thalassemia on regular transfusion therapy were the subject of study. Apart from history and physical examination of the thalassemics, serum ferritin estimation and spirometry were done.(More)
Chromosomal abnormalities involving telomeric associations (TAs) often precede replicative senescence and abnormal chromosome configurations. We report here that telomere cleavage following exposure to proapoptotic agents is an early event in apoptosis. Exposure of human and murine cancer cells to a variety of pro-apoptotic stimuli (staurosporine,(More)
Our previous studies have shown that treatment with cigarette smoke condensate (CSC) transforms normal breast epithelial cell line, MCF-10A. In the present study, the mechanism of CSC-induced transformation of breast epithelial cells was examined. We first determined whether benzo[a]pyrene (B[a]P)- and CSC-induced levels of APC are capable of inhibiting(More)
One obstacle faced in the effective control of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is the limited number of available treatment options. Furthermore, control efforts have been hindered further by the emergence of Leishmania resistance to many of the available drugs. In this study, we investigated the anti-leishmanial properties of 30 medicinally important plants(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the applicability of Keith Edwards scoring system for the diagnosis of childhood tuberculosis. METHODS One hundred and one children aged 2 months to 12 years who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were evaluated with Keith Edwards score. The diagnosis of tuberculosis by Keith Edwards score and the definitive reference were compared. (More)