Sriharsha Kolla

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Expression of neutrophil secondary granule protein (SGP) genes is coordinately regulated at the transcriptional level, and is disrupted in specific granule deficiency and leukemia. We analyzed the regulation of SGP gene expression by luciferase reporter gene assays using the lactoferrin (LF) promoter. Reporter plasmids were transiently transfected into(More)
Eukaryotic tRNAs are processed at their 5'- and 3'- ends by endonucleases RNase P and 3'-tRNase, respectively. We have prepared substrates for both enzymes, separated the activities from a Drosophila extract, and designed variant tRNAs to assess the effects of sequence and structure on processing. Mutations affect these reactions in similar ways; thus,(More)
Drosophila RNase P and 3'-tRNase endonucleolytically process the 5' and 3' ends of tRNA precursors. We examined the processing kinetics of normal substrates and the inhibitory effect of the tRNA product on both processing reactions. The product is not a good RNase P inhibitor, with a KI approximately 7 times greater than the substrate KM of approximately(More)
Eukaryotic gene expression is developmentally regulated, in part by chromatin remodelling, and its dysregulation has been linked to cancer. CHD5 (chromodomain helicase DNA-binding protein 5) is a tumour suppressor gene (TSG) that maps to a region of consistent deletion on 1p36.31 in neuroblastomas (NBs) and other tumour types. CHD5 encodes a protein with(More)
Chromodomain-helicase DNA binding protein 5 (CHD5) is an important tumor suppressor gene deleted from 1p36.31 in neuroblastomas (NBs). High CHD5 expression is associated with a favorable prognosis, but deletion or low expression is frequent in high-risk tumors. We explored the role of CHD5 expression in the neuronal differentiation of NB cell lines. NB cell(More)
Neuroblastoma (NB), a tumor of the sympathetic nervous system, is the most common extracranial solid tumor of childhood. We and others have identified distinct patterns of genomic change that underlie diverse clinical behaviors, from spontaneous regression to relentless progression. We first identified CHD5 as a tumor suppressor gene that is frequently(More)
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