Shrikant Kukreti

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Information on the secondary structures and conformational manifestations of eukaryotic DNA and their biological significance with reference to gene regulation and expression is limited. The human beta-globin gene Locus Control Region (LCR), a dominant regulator of globin gene expression, is a contiguous piece of DNA with five tissue-specific DNase(More)
The optimum level of syndesmotic screw used in ankle fractures with a tibiofibular diastasis is not clear in the literature. In a retrospective cohort study, we evaluated the clinical and radiological outcomes in two groups of patients-those who had a syndesmotic screw placed through the syndesmosis itself (transsyndesmotic, 17 patients) and those who had a(More)
Elucidation of the principal targets of the action of the antimalarial drug artemisinin is an ongoing pursuit that is important for understanding the action of this drug and for the development of more potent analogues. We have examined the chemical reaction of Hb with artemisinin. The protein-bound haem in Hb has been found to react with artemisinin much(More)
Cellular interactions play a key role in diverse biological processes within the cardiovascular system. Targeting of leukocytes to sites of inflammation is viewed as a multistage process of sequential involvement of distinct adhesion molecules on the leukocyte and endothelial cell (EC) surface that is dictated by the local fluid dynamic environment. For(More)
This study demonstrates that endothelial P-selectin and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1), but not intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), are capable of supporting extensive primary adhesion of T cells under flow. To address this issue, we used human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) stimulated with histamine, interleukin-4 (IL-4), or(More)
This study identifies multiple pathways used by monocytes to adhere to 4-hour interleukin-1beta stimulated human umbilical vein endothelial cells under flow conditions. Physiologic shear stresses were simulated in a flow chamber with parallel plate geometry; quantitation of primary adhesion, secondary adhesion, and transmigration was performed using phase(More)
Would healing of the central nervous system (CNS) is a complex process involving interactions between cells from both the vascular and the neural environments, extracellular matrix proteins, and a cocktail of agonistic and antagonistic bioactive molecules. Vascular cells, particularly peripheral monocytes and macrophages, are believed to play an important(More)
Structural polymorphism of DNA is a widely accepted property. A simple addition to this perception has been our recent finding, where a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) site present in a quasipalindromic sequence of beta-globin LCR exhibited a hairpin-duplex equilibrium. Our current studies explore that secondary structures adopted by individual(More)
Structural multitude of nucleic acids serves basis for its multiple merits and applications. During structural transitions, significant to perform respective cellular functions, these DNA forms can vary from the single stranded to multi-stranded species. Hence, beyond the image of a monotonous DNA double-helix, there is now increasing interest in other(More)
Our recent work on an A-->G single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at the quasi-palindromic sequence d(TGGGG[A/G]CCCCA) of HS4 of the human beta-globin locus control region in an Indian population showed a significant association between the G allele and the occurrence of beta-thalassemia. Using UV-thermal denaturation, gel assay, circular dichroism (CD) and(More)