Sudha G. Gangal

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Hemoglobinopathies are the most commonly inherited genetic disorders in India. Population screening has identified certain communities in India with high risk of beta-thalassemia, the prevalence of carrier status in some being as high as 17%. Over a period of 6 years we have conducted DNA analysis on 1,233 carriers of 23 beta-thalassemia mutations and Hb E,(More)
Lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells, generated from peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from patients with oral cancer or oral leukoplakia and from healthy donors showed comparable lysis of 6 target tumor cell lines, including 3 derived from head and neck and oral cancers. The tumor burden of the host did not appear to influence the systemic LAK(More)
Human squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the oral cavity were successfully established as xenografts in nude mice. Tumours with higher malignancy scores and involvement of lymph nodes in patients were more readily accepted as xenografts in nude mice. The xenografted tumours were characterised with respect to morphology, histology, DNA index and expression of(More)
Soluble inhibitory factors (SIF) have been demonstrated in the sera of cancer patients, which interfere with the T-cell activation process. We have shown that the major contributory factor to the inhibitory effect of sera from patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) could be the soluble form of Interleukin-2 receptors (sIL-2R). The parameters studied to show(More)
Four cell lines were established from squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) of the oral cavity. Cell lines AW 13516 and AW 8507 were derived from poorly differentiated SCC and epidermoid carcinoma of the tongue respectively. Cell line AW 10498 was derived from moderately differentiated SCC of the lower alveolus, and AW 9803 grew from a well-differentiated SCC of a(More)
We report the natural killer (NK) and lymphokine activated killer (LAK) cell activities in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from untreated patients with Hodgkin's disease (HD) and from healthy donors. The frequency of LAK cell precursors was also studied using limiting dilution analysis (LDA). About 75% of the HD patients had normal NK activity. There was(More)
Peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from patients with oral cancer (treated and untreated), oral leukoplakia and healthy donors; lymphocytes from metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes (met LNL and non-met LNL); and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) were tested for proliferative response to mitogen PHA (phytohemagglutinin) and its augmentation by(More)
Peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from untreated and treated oral cancer patients, lymph node lymphocytes (LNL) from metastatic (met) and nonmetastatic (non-met) lymph nodes, and tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) were tested for natural killer (NK) and lymphokine activated killer (LAK) cell cytotoxicity using appropriate targets in a short-term chromium(More)