Shankar Addya

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Hepatic mitochondria contain inducible cytochromes P450 that cross-react with antibodies to P4501A1/2 and 2B1/2. In the present study, we present evidence for the occurrence of additional P450 forms in rat liver mitochondria that cross-react with antibodies to microsomal P4503A1/2 and 2E1. Protease protection and also immunoelectron microscopy studies were(More)
Expression of the transcription repressor Gfi-1 is required for the maintenance of murine hematopoietic stem cells. In human cells, ectopic expression of Gfi-1 inhibits and RNA interference-mediated Gfi-1 downregulation enhances proliferation and colony formation of p210BCR/ABL expressing cells. To investigate the molecular mechanisms that may explain the(More)
Recent studies from our laboratory showed that the beta-naphthoflavone-inducible cytochrome P4501A1 is targeted to both the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and mitochondria. In the present study, we have further investigated the ability of the N-terminal signal sequence (residues 1-44) of P4501A1 to target heterologous proteins, dihydrofolate reductase, and the(More)
Leptin is considered a key factor in the regulation of appetite and energy expenditure, but little is known about the control of its synthesis and release. Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) have recently been shown to downregulate leptin expression, and it has been speculated that downregulation of the ob gene occurs through activation of the transcription factor,(More)
A cDNA expression library prepared from rat liver RNA was screened with a polyclonal antibody specific for mitochondrial vitamin D3 25-hydroxylase and a cDNA for rabbit liver mitochondrial cytochrome P450c26 (CYP 26), yielding cDNA clones with identical sequences. The deduced amino acid sequence derived from a 1.9-kb full-length cDNA was 73% identical to(More)
Administration of HgCl2 at a dose of 5 mg/kg body weight/day for 15 days to male albino rats brought about a marked depression of the scavenging enzymes viz. glutathione peroxidase and glutathione S-transferase, in kidney. There was an adaptive rise in the levels of catalase and no increased lipid peroxidation was observed. The levels of both glutathione(More)
Hepatic mitochondria from different mammalian species contain varying levels of glutathione S-transferase (GST) activities. More than 70% of the activity detectable in the mouse liver mitochondria is associated with the soluble matrix. The mouse mitochondrial matrix GST was purified using a combination of (NH4)2SO4 fractionation, Sephadex gel filtration and(More)
Acute i.p. administration of lanthanum chloride to newborn chicks at a single dose of 250 mg/kg body weight causes inhibition of the high affinity uptake of [14C]glutamate by isolated brain synaptosomes. There is also a marked decrease in the release of preloaded [14C]glutamate from brain synaptosomes in the presence of externally available Ca2+ (1.2 mM) or(More)
The rat P-450c27/25 (CYP27) gene is expressed as two distinctly sized mRNAs of 2 and 2.3 kb (kilobase). The 2 kb mRNA is the predominant form in the liver with negligible 2.3 kb species. Rat kidney and hepatoma, on the other hand, contain significant levels of the 2.3 kb species. Rat CYP27 gene contains 11 exons of 80-415 nucleotides that are separated by(More)