Sreedharan Kartha

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Increased airway smooth muscle in airway remodeling results from myocyte proliferation and hypertrophy. Skeletal and vascular smooth muscle hypertrophy is induced by phosphatidylinositide-3 kinase (PI(3) kinase) via mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and p70S6 kinase (p70S6K). We tested the hypothesis that this pathway regulates contractile protein(More)
Accumulation of intracellular cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) has been shown to inhibit the growth of cultured airway smooth-muscle cells, but the precise mechanism underlying the antimitogenic action of cAMP in these cells is unknown. We examined the effects of forskolin, an activator of adenylate cyclase, on DNA synthesis, cyclin D1 expression, and(More)
Krüppel-like factor 1(KLF1) is a hematopoietic-specific zinc finger transcription factor essential for erythroid gene expression. In concert with the transacting factor GATA1, KLF1 modulates the coordinate expression of the genes encoding the multi-enzyme heme biosynthetic pathway during erythroid differentiation. To explore the mechanisms underpinning KLF1(More)
Increased airway smooth muscle in airway remodeling results from myocyte proliferation and hypertrophy. Skeletal and vascular smooth muscle hypertrophy is induced by phosphatidylinositide-3 kinase (PI(3) kinase) via mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and p70S6 kinase (p70 S6K). We tested the hypothesis that this pathway regulates contractile protein(More)
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