Srikanth Karnati

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a devastating disease, and its pathogenic mechanisms remain incompletely understood. Peroxisomes are known to be important in ROS and proinflammatory lipid degradation, and their deficiency induces liver fibrosis. However, altered peroxisome functions in IPF pathogenesis have never been investigated. By comparing(More)
Cre-mediated excision of loxP sites is widely used in mice to manipulate gene function in a tissue-specific manner. To analyze phenotypic alterations related to Cre-expression, we have used AMH-Cre-transgenic mice as a model system. Different Cre expression levels were obtained by investigation of C57BL/6J wild type as well as heterozygous and homozygous(More)
OBJECTIVE To use a proteomic approach to evaluate possible postinflammatory alterations in the protein composition of motile sperm in patients 3 months after acute epididymitis. DESIGN Prospective case-control study. SETTING University medical school research laboratory. PATIENT(S) Eight patients 3 months after acute unilateral epididymitis and 10(More)
Only sparse information is available from the literature on the peroxisomal compartment and its enzyme composition in mouse and human lungs. Therefore, in the present investigation we have characterized peroxisomes in different cell types of adult mouse (C57BL/6J) and human lungs in a comprehensive study using a variety of light-, fluorescence- and electron(More)
Peroxisomes are intimately involved in the metabolism of reactive oxygen species, in the synthesis of ether lipids and of polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as in the β-oxidation of bioactive and toxic lipid derivatives. Therefore, the metabolic pathways of this organelle might play an important role in pulmonary biology by protection of inner pulmonary(More)
Catalase and ABCD3 are frequently used as markers for the localization of peroxisomes in morphological experiments. Their abundance, however, is highly dependent on metabolic demands, reducing the validity of analyses of peroxisomal abundance and distribution based solely on these proteins. We therefore attempted to find a protein which can be used as an(More)
Patients with mild forms of peroxisomal biogenesis disorders show facial dysmorphism and exhibit dentition problems accompanied by enamel hypoplasia. However, no information is available on the role of peroxisomes in dental and paradontal tissues. Therefore, we studied the distribution of these organelles, their protein composition and the expression of(More)
Superoxide dismutases (SODs) are metalloenzymes that belong to the essential antioxidant enzyme systems of virtually all oxygen-respiring organisms. SODs catalyze the dismutation of highly reactive superoxide radicals into hydrogen peroxide and molecular oxygen. For the subcellular localization of the manganese superoxide dismutase (SOD2) in eukaryotic(More)
The microvascularization of metaphyseal bone defects filled with nanoparticulate, biodegradable hydroxyapatite biomaterial with and without platelet factors enrichment was investigated in a minipig model. Results from morphological analysis and PECAM-1 immunohistochemistry showed the formation of new blood vessels into the bone defects by sprouting and(More)
Deafblindness is part of several genetic disorders. We investigated a consanguineous Egyptian family with two siblings affected by congenital hearing loss and retinal degeneration, initially diagnosed as Usher syndrome type 1. At teenage, severe enamel dysplasia, developmental delay, and microcephaly became apparent. Genome-wide homozygosity mapping and(More)