Suma P. Kunuthur

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The mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) is widely accepted as an end-effector mechanism of conditioning protection against injurious ischaemia/reperfusion. However, death can be initiated in cells without pre-requisite mPTP opening, implicating alternate targets for ischaemia/reperfusion injury amelioration. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are(More)
Phosphatidyl-inositol-3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt pathway is essential for conferring cardioprotection in response to ischaemic preconditioning (IPC) stimulus. However, the role of the individual Akt isoforms expressed in the heart in mediating the protective response to IPC is unknown. In this study, we investigated the specific contribution of Akt1 and Akt2 in(More)
Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has been used to detect specific pterin molecules at sub-nanomolar concentrations. SERS is fast becoming a widely used technique for the sensitive and specific detection of multiple analytes. The information-rich and concentration-dependent spectra obtained from SERS make the technique ideally placed for high speed,(More)
Reduced NO levels due to the deficiency of tetrahydrobiopterin (BH(4)) contribute to impaired vasodilation in pulmonary hypertension. Due to the chemically unstable nature of BH(4), it was hypothesised that oxidatively stable analogues of BH(4) would be able to support NO synthesis to improve endothelial dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension. Two analogues(More)
AIMS In the heart, a period of ischaemia followed by reperfusion evokes powerful cytosolic Ca(2+) oscillations that can cause lethal cell injury. These signals represent attractive cardioprotective targets, but the underlying mechanisms of genesis are ill-defined. Here, we investigated the role of the second messenger nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide(More)
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