Satyabama Ramachandran

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Based mostly on the results of in vitro experiments, ADF (actin-depolymerizing factor) proteins are thought to be key modulators of the dynamic organization of the actin cytoskeleton. The few studies concerned with the in vivo function of ADF proteins that have been reported to date were performed almost exclusively using single-cell systems and have failed(More)
Four members of the Arabidopsis profilin (pfn) multigene family have been cloned, sequenced and analyzed. By RNA gel blot analysis it has been shown that these four genes fall into two groups: one group (pfn1 and pfn2) is expressed in all organs of the plant and the other group (pfn3 and pfn4) in floral tissues only. Based on amino acid sequence alignment(More)
Profilin (PFN) is an ubiquitous, low-M(r), actin-binding protein involved in the organization of the cytoskeleton of eukaryotes including higher plants. PFNs are encoded by a multigene family in Arabidopsis. We have analyzed in vivo functions of Arabidopsis PFN by generating transgenic plants carrying a 35S-PFN-1 or 35S-antisense PFN-1 transgene. Etiolated(More)
Zygotic hypocotyls of canola (Brassica napus L.) cv Oscar, cv Westar, and the breeding line UGA188-20B were transformed with a truncated synthetic Bacillus thuringiensis insecticidal crystal protein gene (Bt cryIAc) under the control of the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter using Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated transformation. Fifty-seven(More)
The target DNA sequences of several classes of plant transcription factors, including basic leucine zipper (bZIP) proteins and Myb-related factors, have been characterized in vivo as well as in vitro. The bZIP proteins, for example, act at ACGT elements, the flanking nucleotides determining their binding specificities. Overexpression, co-suppression, and(More)
The fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe has been used to identify Arabidopsis thaliana proteins that may play a role in cell shape maintenance or cell cycle regulation. An Arabidopsis thaliana cDNA library was constructed in pREP5N vector under the control of the inducible nmt1 promoter and transformed into S. pombe. Expression of the A. thaliana(More)
MCF-10A are human non-transformed, EGF and insulin dependent breast epithelial cells. The cells were transfected with an episomal pCEP4 vector library containing cDNA from SKBR3 breast carcinoma cells, and selected in media without EGF. After two cycles of expression cloning, morphologically transformed cells appeared. Extracted episomes contained a high(More)
To characterize the cellular action mechanism of Debio 0507, we compared the major DNA adducts formed by Debio 0507- and oxaliplatin-treated HCT116 human colon carcinoma cells by a combination of inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and ultraperformance liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS). HCT116 cells were treated with(More)
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