Sangbrita S Chattoraj

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is due to mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene, which cause a massively proinflammatory phenotype in the CF airway. The chemical basis of the inflammation is hyperproduction of interleukin-8 (IL-8) by CF airway epithelial cells, based on both an intrinsic mutation-dependent mechanism and by(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is characterized by chronic bronchitis, emphysema and irreversible airflow limitation. These changes are thought to be due to oxidative stress and an imbalance of proteases and antiproteases. Quercetin, a plant flavonoid, is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. We hypothesized that(More)
BACKGROUND Intermittent viral exacerbations in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) with chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) infection are associated with increased bacterial load. A few clinical studies suggest that rhinoviruses (RV) are associated with the majority of viral-related exacerbations in CF and require prolonged intravenous antibiotic treatment.(More)
Despite increased morbidity associated with secondary respiratory viral infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients with chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Here, we investigated the effect of P. aeruginosa infection on the innate immune responses of bronchial epithelial cells to rhinovirus (RV)(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a major respiratory pathogen in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, facilitates infection by other opportunistic pathogens. Burkholderia cenocepacia, which normally infects adolescent patients, encounters alginate elaborated by mucoid P. aeruginosa. To determine whether P. aeruginosa alginate facilitates B. cenocepacia infection in mice,(More)
Rhinovirus (RV), which causes exacerbation in patients with chronic airway diseases, readily infects injured airway epithelium and has been reported to delay wound closure. In this study, we examined the effects of RV on cell repolarization and differentiation in a model of injured/regenerating airway epithelium (polarized, undifferentiated cells). RV(More)
Brain fructose-1,6-bisphosphatase (EC 3.1.3.11) from various sources are ordinarily insensitive to 5'-AMP. In addition to stimulation and conferring a "neutral" behaviour, prior treatment with histidine, EDTA or imidazole renders the brain enzyme sensitive to 5'-AMP. The histidine treated enzyme(s) bind to Blue-Sepharose CL-6B column and are specifically(More)
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