Selvi Krishnan

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The function of intestinal keratins is unknown, although keratin 8 (K8)-null mice develop colitis, hyperplasia, diarrhea, and mistarget jejunal apical markers. We quantified the diarrhea in K8-null stool and examined its physiologic basis. Isolated crypt-units from K8-null and wild-type mice have similar viability. K8-null distal colon has normal tight(More)
Chronic oxidative stress plays a central role in the pathogenesis of many diseases, including HIV-1 associated disorders. Concomitantly with the decline of endogenous antioxidant systems, it was reported that HIV-1-related proteins increase the production of radical species in cells and tissues that are not directly infected by the virus. In the context of(More)
Bicarbonate and butyrate stimulate electroneutral Na absorption via apical membrane Na-H exchange (NHE) in rat distal colon. cAMP downregulates NHE-3 isoform and inhibits HCO3-dependent, but not butyrate-dependent, Na absorption. This study sought to determine whether 1) the apical membrane NHE-2 and NHE-3 isoforms differentially mediated HCO3- and(More)
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), together with nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), belongs to a family of endogenous signaling mediators termed “gasotransmitters”. Recent studies suggest that H2S modulates many cellular processes and it has been recognized to play a central role in inflammation, in the cardiovascular and nervous systems. By infecting(More)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type I (HIV-1) infection is associated with a high incidence of B-cell lymphomas. The role of HIV in these lymphomas is unclear and currently there are no valid in vivo models for better understanding HIV-related lymphomagenesis. Transgenic (Tg) 26 mice have a 7.4-kb pNL4-3 HIV-1 provirus lacking a 3.1-kb sequence encompassing(More)
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