Sachin Perera

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PTEN/MMAC1 is a tumor suppressor gene located on chromosome 10q23. Inherited PTEN/MMAC1 mutations are associated with a cancer predisposition syndrome known as Cowden's disease. Somatic mutation of PTEN has been found in a number of malignancies, including glioblastoma, melanoma, and carcinoma of the prostate and endometrium. The protein product (PTEN)(More)
The tumor suppressor gene PTEN/MMAC-1/TEP-1 (referred to hereafter as PTEN) maps to chromosome 10q23 and encodes a dual specificity phosphatase. The PTEN protein negatively regulates cell migration and cell survival and induces a G1 cell cycle block via negative regulation of the phosphatidylinositol 3'-kinase/protein kinase B/Akt signaling pathway. PTEN is(More)
Increased rat renal ammoniagenesis is sustained during chronic metabolic acidosis by the cell-specific induction of the regulatory enzymes of glutamine catabolism and of gluconeogenesis. A glutaminase-specific cDNA hybridizes to 6.0- and 3.4-kb mRNAs that are contained in total or poly(A)+ RNA isolated from rat kidney. When translated in a rabbit(More)
Rat HTC hepatoma cells were used to characterize the biosynthesis and processing of the renal isoenzyme of the mitochondrial glutaminase. Immunoblot analysis indicated that mitochondria isolated from HTC cells contained two prominent glutaminase peptides of 68 and 65 kDa and two minor peptides of 61 and 58 kDa. When the cells were labelled with(More)
Primary cultures of rat renal proximal tubular epithelial cells were used to characterize the biosynthesis and processing of the mitochondrial glutaminase. When the cells were labeled with [35S]methionine in the presence of 20 microM carbonylcyanide m-chlorophenylhydrazone, only a 72-kDa peptide, which co-migrates with the primary translation product of the(More)
Post-translational modifications (PTMs) such as glycosylation and phosphorylation play an important role on the function of haemostatic proteins and are critical in the setting of disease. Such secondary level changes to haemostatic proteins have wide ranging effects on their ability to interact with other proteins. This review aimed to summarize the(More)
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