Sumira Bashir

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OBJECTIVES To estimate the extent of genomic DNA damage and killing of lymphocytes by reactive oxygen intermediates in autoimmune diseases. METHODS 8-Oxo-7-hydrodeoxyguanosine (8-oxodG), a promutagenic DNA lesion induced by reactive oxygen intermediates, was measured by high performance liquid chromatography, coupled with electrochemical detection, in(More)
7,8-Dihydro-8-oxo-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxodG) is present in DNA isolated from human and murine cells. Other studies have reported artificially elevated levels in DNA extracted using phenol-based methods. This report shows that DNA, isolated by different methods, with or without the use of a phenol reagent, contains similar levels of 8-oxodG. This, taken(More)
Ionizing radiation-induced stabilization and the resultant transient accumulation of the p53 tumor suppressor protein is impaired in cells from ataxia telangiectasia (AT) patients, indicating a key role for ATM, the gene mutated in AT, upstream in the radiation-responsive p53 signaling pathway. Activation of this pathway is generally assumed to be triggered(More)
A novel N-glycosylated, mannose-rich protein has been purified approx. 4000-fold from human liver in a seven-step procedure including ion-exchange chromatography and fractionation on concanavalin A-Sepharose, Sephadex G-75 and oligo(dT)-cellulose matrices. The molecular mass of the protein is 46 kDa when measured by gel filtration (i.e. under non-denaturing(More)
Breast cancer is still one of the leading causes of cancer death in women, but there has been a sustained decline in mortality rates over the last decades the relationship between breast cancer and thyroid diseases is controversial many works have been done in past also. The relation between autoimmune and non-autoimmune thyroid diseases has been(More)
This study describes the impact of 5′-end codon modulation on the expression of a heterologous gene, human granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF), in Escherichia coli. Fourteen different constructs (pGCSF-01 to pGCSF-14) carrying single or multiple synonymous substitutions at +2, +3 and further down from +4 to +7 codons, were prepared and their(More)
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