Sushmita Ghosh

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The chemotherapeutic drug bleomycin causes DNA damage and apoptosis in the lungs of mice within hours of endotracheal instillation followed by inflammation and fibrosis weeks later. The p53 tumor suppressor protein mediates cellular responses to DNA damage, including induction of apoptosis, but the effects of p53 activation in the various cell types of the(More)
The rat tumor cell lines BSp73AS (AS, nonmetastasizing with pronounced adherent capacities) and BSp73ASML (ASML, highly metastasizing with reduced adherent capacities) were cytogenetically investigated. The ASML cell reportedly derived from the AS cell line. Both lines exhibited abnormal numerical and structural chromosomal characteristics. The(More)
Alternative splicing greatly enhances the diversity of proteins encoded by eukaryotic genomes, and is also important in gene expression control. In contrast to the great depth of knowledge as to molecular mechanisms in the splicing pathway itself, relatively little is known about the regulatory events behind this process. The 5'-UTR and 3'-UTR in pre-mRNAs(More)
Adenosine Deaminases Acting on RNA (ADARs) have been studied in many animal phyla, where they have been shown to deaminate specific adenosines into inosines in duplex mRNA regions. In Drosophila, two isoform classes are encoded, designated full-length (contains the editase domain) and truncated (lacks this domain). Much is known about the full-length(More)
The rnp-4f gene in Drosophila melanogaster encodes nuclear protein RNP-4F. This encoded protein is represented by homologs in other eukaryotic species, where it has been shown to function as an intron splicing assembly factor. Here, RNP-4F is believed to initially bind to a recognition sequence on U6-snRNA, serving as a chaperone to facilitate its(More)
Intron splicing in eukaryotic organisms requires the interactions of five snRNAs and numerous different proteins in the spliceosome. Although the molecular mechanism behind splicing has been well studied, relatively little is known about regulation of expression for these splicing factor proteins. One of these proteins is the evolutionarily-conserved(More)
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