Sumit K. Bhattacharya

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FK506-binding protein 38 (FKBP38), a membrane-anchored, tetratricopeptide repeat (TPR)-containing immunophilin, associates with nascent plasma membrane ion channels in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). It promotes the maturation of the human ether-à-go-go-related gene (HERG) potassium channel and maintains the steady state level of the cystic fibrosis(More)
Carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 2 (CEACAM2) regulates food intake as demonstrated by hyperphagia in mice with the Ceacam2 null mutation (Cc2(-/-)). This study investigated whether CEACAM2 also regulates insulin secretion. Ceacam2 deletion caused an increase in β-cell secretory function, as assessed by hyperglycemic clamp analysis,(More)
Heat shock protein 105/110-kDa (Hsp105/110), a member of the Hsp70 super family of molecular chaperones, serves as a nucleotide exchange factor for Hsc70, independently prevents the aggregation of misfolded proteins, and functionally relates to Hsp90. We investigated the roles of human Hsp105α, the constitutively expressed isoform, in the biogenesis and(More)
The majority of ocular melanomas occur in the uveal tract. Chemotherapy is generally ineffective and large tumours requiring enucleation have a greater than 50% mortality at 5 years. Monosomy for chromosome 3 is common in uveal melanoma and it is known that there is loss of responsiveness to transforming growth factor beta (TGFbeta) in melanoma cell lines.(More)
Initiation of intestinal tumours occurs as a consequence of aberrant Wnt signalling. This causes altered expression of a number of genes which provides the mechanistic basis of neoplastic change in normal epithelium. In order to identify these genes, expression profiles of normal intestinal mucosa and intestinal adenomas from multiple intestinal neoplasia(More)
Isolated clusters of mouse parotid acinar cells in combination with live cell imaging were used to explore the crosstalk in molecular signaling between purinergic, cholinergic and adrenergic pathways that integrate to control fluid and protein secretion. This crosstalk was manifested by (1) β-adrenergic receptor activation and amplification of P2X4R evoked(More)
There is emerging consensus that P2X₄ and P2X₇ ionotropic purinoceptors (P2X₄R and P2X₇R) are critical players in regulating [Ca²⁺]i dynamics and fluid secretion in the salivary gland. In contrast, details regarding their compartmentalization and selective activation, contributions to the spatiotemporal properties of intracellular signals and roles in(More)
Nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP), the most potent Ca(2+) mobilizing second messenger discovered to date, has been implicated in Ca(2+) signaling in some lymphomas and T cell clones. In contrast, the role of NAADP in Ca(2+) signaling or the identity of the Ca(2+) stores targeted by NAADP in conventional naive T cells is less clear. In(More)
Autonomic neural activation of intracellular Ca2+ release in parotid acinar cells induces the secretion of the fluid and protein components of primary saliva critical for maintaining overall oral homeostasis. In the current study, we profiled the role of acidic organelles in shaping the Ca2+ signals of parotid acini using a variety of imaging and(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes that occur in the lacrimal glands (LGs) in female thrombospondin 1 knockout (TSP1-/-) mice, a mouse model of the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome. The LGs of 4, 12, and 24 week-old female TSP1-/- and C57BL/6J (wild type, WT) mice were used. qPCR was performed to measure cytokine expression. To(More)