Shreehari Ambika Krishnan

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OBJECTIVE T cells from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) display antigen receptor-mediated signaling aberrations associated with defective T cell receptor (TCR) zeta chain protein and messenger RNA (mRNA) expression. This study was undertaken to explore the possibility that coding-region mutations/polymorphisms of the TCR zeta chain could(More)
A vast majority of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients display decreased expression of TCR zeta-chain mRNA, a critical signaling molecule implicated in the selection of the TCR repertoire and in the prevention of autoimmunity. To identify the molecular mechanisms involved in the downregulation of TCR zeta-chain transcripts in SLE T cells, we(More)
Human effector T cells have been difficult to isolate and characterize due to their phenotypic and functional similarity to the memory subset. In this study, a biochemical approach was used to analyze human effector CD4 T cells generated in vitro by activation with anti-CD3 and autologous monocytes for 3 to 5 days. The resultant effector cells expressed the(More)
The variability of three commonly used histological parameters in leprosy histology was examined within and between lesions on individual patients by taking two biopsies, either from opposing edges of the same lesion or from the edge of two separate lesions. There was little variation in granuloma fraction (GF), bacterial index (BI), or histological(More)
The precise nature and development of the memory (CD45RO+) CD4+ T lymphocytes remain unknown. In this study, we analyzed differential gene expression of human memory CD4+ T lymphocytes in relation to their naive counterparts. A suppression subtractive hybridization technique was used to isolate and clone differentially expressed genes in the memory subset(More)
After heat treatment, human T lymphocytes downregulate the T-cell receptor (TCR)/CD3-mediated [Ca(2+)](i) response and production of inositol triphosphate. Here we demonstrate that heat treatment of T lymphocytes at sublethal temperature decreases the expression of TCR zeta chain, which plays a critical role in the regulation of TCR/CD3-mediated signal(More)
Eyes don't see what mind does not know. It is important for a clinician to refresh his knowledge frequently to recognize some of the conditions that one may come across rarely no matter how insignificant the condition may seem. Especially in a dental outpatient department setting, individuals may complain of varied symptoms which the clinician, often tends(More)
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