V S Venkatraj

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Metabolic gradients are known to influence cellular differentiation at critical junctures of development. The existence of these gradients will stimulate variations in the rate of generation of active oxygen metabolites by metabolic pathways. Recent evidence suggests that cellular oxidation can induce changes in gene expression during normal development.(More)
Frequent deletions of the distal region on the long arm of chromosome 6 have been reported in multiple human tumors including B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), suggesting the presence of one or more tumor suppressor genes (TSGs) at this locus. Previously, we identified a region of minimal molecular deletion at 6q25-q27 (RMD-1) in B-NHL cases. To(More)
Various types of physical mapping data were assembled by developing a set of computer programs (Integrated Mapping Package) to derive a detailed, annotated map of a 4-Mb region of human chromosome 13 that includes the BRCA2 locus. The final assembly consists of a yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) contig with 42 members spanning the 13q12-13 region and(More)
Activating mutations in the c-K-ras gene occur in about 40% of human colorectal carcinomas, yet the role of this oncogene in tumorigenesis is not known. We have developed a model cell culture system to study this problem, utilizing the immortalized but non-tumorigenic epithelial cell line IEC18, originally derived from normal rat intestine epithelium. These(More)
The TFDP genes encode a family of transcription factors that can form heterodimers with E2F family proteins in vivo. The E2F-TFDP transcription factors are major regulators of genes that are required for the progression of S-phase, such as DHFR and DNA polymerase alpha, and they play a critical role in cell cycle regulation and differentiation. The(More)
We have assembled a high-resolution physical map of human chromosome 13 DNA (approximately 114 Mb) from hybridization, PCR, and FISH mapping data using a specifically designed set of computer programs. Although the mapping of 13p is limited, 13q (approximately 98 Mb) is covered by an almost continuous contig of 736 YACs aligned to 597 contigs of cosmids. Of(More)
Comparative genomic hybridization serves as a screening test for regions of copy number changes in tumor genomes. We have applied the technique to map DNA gains and losses in 5 cell lines derived from glioblastoma multiforme, the most common primary neoplasm of the central nervous system. The most frequent losses occurred on chromosomes 10 and 13. The most(More)
Using human cyclin D1 as the "bait" in a yeast two-hybrid system, together with a HL60 cDNA library, we identified a novel human nuclear protein designated DIP1. This protein is expressed in a variety of cell types, and in fibroblasts its level remains constant throughout the cell cycle. However, the level of this protein increases severalfold during the(More)
Patients with Fanconi anemia (FA) have an extraordinary predisposition to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). The genetic mechanisms underlying the neoplastic transformation of FA hematopoietic cells are unknown. In this study, we have investigated the molecular features of hematopoiesis in the course of FA at different stages of the disease, including(More)
Fanconi anemia is a rare autosomal recessive disorder in which affected individuals are predisposed to acute myelogenous leukemia and other malignancies. We report the results of a genetic linkage study involving 34 families enrolled in the International Fanconi Anemia Registry. A significant lod score was obtained between D20S20, an anonymous DNA segment(More)