Sundararajan Venkatesan

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he sorting of transmembrane proteins to endosomes and lysosomes is mediated by signals present in the cytosolic tails of the proteins. A subset of these signals conform to the [DE]XXXL[LI] consensus motif and mediate sorting via interactions with heterotetrameric adaptor protein (AP) complexes. However, the identity of the AP sub-units that recognize these(More)
The sequence of the major nucleocapsid protein (NP) mRNA and its encoded protein were deduced by sequencing a cDNA clone representing the complete mRNA. The cDNA sequence was confirmed by dideoxynucleotide sequencing of purified viral genomic RNA by primer extension using synthetic oligonucleotides. The NP mRNA contains 1,641 nucleotides exclusive of(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) that recognize pathogen associated molecular patterns and chemoattractant receptors (CKRs) that orchestrate leukocyte migration to infected tissue are two arms of host innate immunity. Although TLR signaling induces synthesis and secretion of proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines, which recruit leukocytes, many studies have(More)
The dyslipidemia associated with hypopituitarism may contribute to increased vascular mortality. The atherogenic potential of lipoproteins is determined not only by concentration but also by their composition. We therefore studied very low-density lipoprotein composition and apolipoprotein B kinetics in 16 hypopituitary subjects and 16 controls.(More)
Human and Simian Immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1, HIV-2, and SIV) encode an accessory protein, Nef, which is a pathogenesis and virulence factor. Nef is a multivalent adapter that dysregulates the trafficking of many immune cell receptors, including chemokine receptors (CKRs). Physiological endocytic itinerary of agonist occupied CXCR4 involves(More)
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