Srivinasa R Nagalla

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The mac25 cDNA was originally cloned from leptomeningial cells and subsequently reisolated through differential display as a sequence preferentially expressed in senescent human mammary epithelial cells. The deduced amino acid sequence of the human mac25 propeptide shares a 20-25% identity to human insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins (IGFBPs),(More)
The insulin-like growth factor (IGF) binding proteins (IGFBPs) modulate the actions of the insulin-like growth factors in endocrine, paracrine, and autocrine settings. Additionally, some IGFBPs appear to exhibit biological effects that are IGF independent. The six high-affinity IGFBPs that have been characterized to date exhibit 40-60% amino acid sequence(More)
The chondrogenesis process requires the ordered proliferation and differentiation of chondrocytes. Insulin-like growth factor-binding protein (IGFBP)-3, well characterized as the carrier of insulin-like growth factor (IGF), has been reported to have intrinsic bioactivity that is independent of IGF binding. The mechanisms involved in this IGF-independent(More)
Methylazoxymethanol (MAM) is widely used as a developmental neurotoxin and exposure to its glucoside (i.e., cycasin) is associated with the prototypical neurological disorder western Pacific ALS/PDC. However, the specific molecular targets that play a key role in MAM-induced brain injury remain unclear. To reveal potential molecular networks targeted by MAM(More)
BACKGROUND Variation in platelet reactivity contributes to disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis, but the molecular mechanisms are not well understood. OBJECTIVES To discover associations between interindividual platelet variability and the responsible platelet genes, and to begin to define the molecular mechanisms altering platelet gene expression. (More)
Cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) is an extracellular hemoflavoenzyme produced by cellulose-degrading cultures of the wood-degrading basidiomycete Phanerochaete chrysosporium. CDH contains one flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD) and one heme b per molecule, and it oxidizes cellobiose to cellobionolactone. In this report, a 2.4-kb cDNA encoding CDH was isolated(More)
Cellobiose dehydrogenase (CDH) is an extracellular hemoflavoenzyme produced by several wood-degrading fungi. CDH contains one heme b and one FAD per molecule and oxidizes cellobiose to cellobionolactone in the presence of cytochrome c. In this report, a thermostable CDH from the thermophilic ascomycete Sporotrichum thermophile has been purified, cloned, and(More)
The complete nucleotide sequences of two alleles of cellobiose dehydrogenase, cdh-1 (3,627 bp) and cdh-2 (3,623 bp), from Phanerochaete chrysosporium OGC101 are reported. The nucleotide sequences of cdh-1 and cdh-2 exhibit 97% similarity. A total of eighty-six point mutations between cdh-1 and cdh-2 are observed. Both alleles have 14 exons, and the introns(More)
The mammalian bombesin-like peptide, gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP), is expressed by many small cell lung carcinomas (SCLC), stimulates the growth of some SCLC and thus is an autocrine growth factor for a subset of SCLC. The subset of SCLC that expresses GRP typically shows neuroendocrine differentiation and has been designated as "classic" SCLC. To begin(More)