Shruti Balaji

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During the last three decades, a number of B-lymphocyte specific surface antigens have been defined some of which may also show activation/differentiation specific expression. Here, we review the various signaling events and the receptor-ligand interactions for B-cell development, activation and differentiation. Our discussion and presentation include(More)
An exceptional probe comprising indole-3-carboxaldehyde fluorescein hydrazone (FI) performs multiple tasks, namely, disaggregating amyloid β (Aβ) aggregates in different biomarker environments such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), Aβ1-40 fibrils, β-amyloid lysozyme aggregates (LA), and U87 MG human astrocyte cells. Additionally, the probe FI binds with Cu(2+)(More)
It has been suggested that the ectopic expression of PDX1, a dominant pancreatic transcription factor, plays a critical role in the developmental programming of the pancreas even from cells of unrelated tissues such as keratinocytes and amniotic fluid stem cells. In this study we have chosen to drive pancreatic development in human amnion epithelial cells(More)
Toxic byproducts from infected RBC cause rheological alteration and RBC aggregation. Malaria culture supernatant has the ability to exhibit RBC aggregation. Ammonium sulfate fractionation and immunodepletion of methemoglobin from culture supernatant confirms methemoglobin as a major aggregant. In vitro treatment of RBC with methemoglobin induces(More)
Malaria infection is known to cause severe hemolysis due to production of abnormal RBCs and enhanced RBC destruction through apoptosis. Infected RBC lysis exposes uninfected RBC to the large amount of pro-oxidant molecules such as methemoglobin. Methemoglobin (MetHb) exposure dose dependently makes RBCs susceptible to osmotic stress and causes hemolysis.(More)
Malaria is most prevalent in tropical climate and causes 1–3 million deaths annually. RIO-2 kinase, an atypical kinase regulates ribosome biogenesis and is necessary for cell cycle progression. Structural characterization of PFD0975w (PfRIO-2 kinase) indicates N-terminal DNA binding winged helix domain (1–84), a linker region (85–147), and C-terminal kinase(More)
BACKGROUND Primaquine (Pq) metabolic products are responsible for drug-associated hemotoxicity and limit primaquine usage. METHODS Methemoglobin (MetHb)-Pq molecular modeling was used to identify the Pq binding pocket. UPLC, mass spectrometry, and other indirect analytical methods were used to predict the metabolite. MetHb generation, development of(More)
Mitotic proteins are well characterized and their cell cycle regulation roles studied extensively. Specific mitotic proteins can be key targets for controlling de regulated cell cycles. In the present study, cytosolic proteins of CHO (Chinese Hamster Ovary) cells were isolated and used for generating a range of monoclonal antibodies. Of the two antigenic(More)
Multiple myeloma is a malignancy of plasma cells that accounts for 1% of cancers worldwide and is treatable, yet incurable. U266 is an IgE-secreting, IL-6-producing human multiple myeloma cell line, against whose unique surface markers we have tried to raise monoclonal antibodies (MAbs). Female Balb/c mice (6 weeks old) were immunized through two routes of(More)
N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) improves antioxidant potentials of RBCs to provide protection against oxidative stress induced hemolysis. The antioxidant mechanism of NAC to reduce oxidative stress in RBC, studied through inactivation of pro-oxidant MetHb. NAC causes irreversible inactivation of the MetHb in an H2O2 dependent manner, and the inactivation follows(More)