Subhanjan Mondal

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Evidence is accumulating implicating a role for integrins in the pathogenesis of cancer, a disease in which alterations in cellular growth, differentiation, and adhesive characteristics are defining features. In the present report we studied a panel of 8 human astrocytoma cell lines for their expression of integrin subunits by RT-PCR, and of integrin(More)
The application of techniques in molecular biology to human neurosurgical conditions has led to an increased understanding of disease processes that affect the brain and to novel forms of therapy that favorably modify the natural history of many of these conditions. Molecular strategies are currently being either used or sought for brain tumors, stroke,(More)
Intermediate filaments (IFs) are highly diverse intracytoplasmic proteins within the cytoskeleton which exhibit cell type specificity of expression. A growing body of evidence suggests that IFs may be involved as collaborators in complex cellular processes controlling astrocytoma cell morphology, adhesion and proliferation. As the co-expression of different(More)
OBJECT Although it is known that malignant astrocytomas infiltrate diffusely into regions of normal brain, it is frequently difficult to identify unequivocally the solitary, invading astrocytoma cell in histopathological preparations or experimental astrocytoma models. The authors describe an experimental system that facilitates the tracking of astrocytoma(More)
The unique INK4A/ARF locus at chromosome 9p21 encodes two distinct proteins that intimately link the pRB and p53 tumour suppressor pathways. p16INK4A has been identified as an inhibitor of the cell cycle, capable of inducing arrest in G1 phase. p14/p19ARF on the other hand can induce both G1 and G2 arrest due to its stabilizing effects on the p53(More)
The clinical outcome of granulocyte transfusion therapy is often hampered by short ex vivo shelf life, inefficiency of recruitment to sites of inflammation, and poor pathogen-killing capability of transplanted neutrophils. Here, using a recently developed mouse granulocyte transfusion model, we revealed that the efficacy of granulocyte transfusion can be(More)
The second messenger phosphatidylinositol(3,4,5)P(3) (PtdIns(3,4,5)P(3)) is formed by stimulation of various receptors, including G protein-coupled receptors and integrins. The lipid phosphatases PTEN and SHIP1 are critical in regulating the level of PtdIns(3,4,5)P(3) during chemotaxis. Observations that loss of PTEN had minor and loss of SHIP1 resulted in(More)
We previously demonstrated that P16Ink4a (p16) expression in p16-deficient U343 astrocytoma cells causes a G1 cell cycle arrest, profound changes in cytoskeletal proteins and alterations in expression and activity of the pRB and E2F family proteins. We examine here the effects of expressing wild type or mutant versions of the downstream targets of p16 in(More)
Inositol phosphates (InsP) are widely produced throughout animal and plant tissues. Diphosphoinositol pentakisphosphate (InsP7) contains an energetic pyrophosphate bond. Here, we demonstrate that disruption of InsP6K1, one of the three mammalian InsP6Ks that convert InsP6 to InsP7, confers enhanced PtdIns(3,4,5)P3-mediated membrane translocation of Akt(More)
Neutrophils play critical roles in innate immunity and host defense. However, excessive neutrophil accumulation or hyper-responsiveness of neutrophils can be detrimental to the host system. Thus, the response of neutrophils to inflammatory stimuli needs to be tightly controlled. Many cellular processes in neutrophils are mediated by localized formation of(More)