Shivendra Gajraj Tewari

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Mitochondrial adenine nucleotide (AdN) content is regulated through the Ca(2+)-activated, electroneutral ATP-Mg/P(i) carrier (APC). The APC is a protein in the mitochondrial carrier super family that localizes to the inner mitochondrial membrane (IMM). It is known to modulate a number of processes that depend on mitochondrial AdN content, such as(More)
Cardiac mitochondria can act as a significant Ca(2+) sink and shape cytosolic Ca(2+) signals affecting various cellular processes, such as energy metabolism and excitation-contraction coupling. However, different mitochondrial Ca(2+) uptake mechanisms are still not well understood. In this study, we analysed recently published Ca(2+) uptake experiments(More)
A computer model was used to analyze data on cardiac and vascular mechanics from C57BL6/J mice exposed to 0 (n = 4), 14 (n = 6), 21 (n = 8) and 28 (n = 7) days of chronic hypoxia and treatment with the VEGF receptor inhibitor SUGEN (HySu) to induce pulmonary hypertension. Data on right ventricular pressure and volume, and systemic arterial pressure obtained(More)
The voltage-dependent anion channel (VDAC) is the main conduit for permeation of solutes (including nucleotides and metabolites) of up to 5 kDa across the mitochondrial outer membrane (MOM). Recent studies suggest that VDAC activity is regulated via post-translational modifications (PTMs). Yet the nature and effect of these modifications is not understood.(More)
Despite extensive study over the past six decades the coupling of chemical reaction and mechanical processes in muscle dynamics is not well understood. We lack a theoretical description of how chemical processes (metabolite binding, ATP hydrolysis) influence and are influenced by mechanical processes (deformation and force generation). To address this need,(More)
Calcium is a vital second messenger which regulates processes in almost all cell types like myocytes, hepatocytes, oocytes,neurons etc. Due to spatiotemporal limitation of imaging techniques, it is not possible to determine calcium concentration at macroscopic level. For this purpose mathematical modeling of calcium dynamics provides a suitable alternative.(More)
Alterations in energetic state of the myocardium are associated with decompensated heart failure in humans and in animal models. However, the functional consequences of the observed changes in energetic state on mechanical function are not known. The primary aim of the study was to quantify mechanical/energetic coupling in the heart and to determine if(More)
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