Veeravalli Krishna

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Depletion of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARgamma) accompanies myofibroblastic transdifferentiation of hepatic stellate cells (HSC), the primary cellular event underlying liver fibrogenesis. The treatment of activated HSC in vitro or in vivo with synthetic PPARgamma ligands suppresses the fibrogenic activity of HSC. However, it is(More)
The association of transcription corepressors SMRT and N-CoR with retinoid and thyroid receptors results in suppression of basal transcriptional activity. A key event in nuclear receptor signaling is the hormone-dependent release of corepressor and the recruitment of coactivator. Biochemical and structural studies have identified a universal motif in(More)
With an increasing incidence of obesity worldwide, rational strategies are needed to control adipogenesis. Growth of any tissue requires the formation of a functional and mature vasculature. To gain mechanistic insight into the link between active adipogenesis and angiogenesis, we developed a model to visualize noninvasively and in real time both(More)
We describe a dominant-negative approach in vivo to assess the strong, early upregulation of thyroid hormone receptor beta (TR beta) gene in response to thyroid hormone, characteristic of the onset of natural and thyroid hormone-induced amphibian metamorphosis, 3,3',5-Triiodo-thyronine (T3) treatment of organ cultures of premetamorphic Xenopus tadpole tails(More)
Resistance to thyroid hormone (RTH) is a rare genetic disorder associated with diverse mutations in the thyroid hormone receptor beta-gene. TSH-dependent thyroid hyperstimulation, leading to goiter and elevated thyroid hormone levels, is a characteristic feature of RTH. However, about 60% of untreated resistance patients have circulating TSH levels within(More)
Objective: Broussonetia papyrifera is widely used in Chinese traditional medicine. The current study was carried out to evaluate cytotoxic activity of methanolic extracts of leaf, bark and fruit on MCF-7, HeLa and HepG2 cell lines. Methods: The cytotoxic activity was determined as percentage of growth inhibition and cytotoxicity by Trypan blue dye exclusion(More)
velop pharmacological means to control morbidity and mortality arising from ischemic heart disease. It has been suggested that the beneficial effects of reperfusing the myocardium might be in part reversed by the occurrence of reperfusion injury. Oxidative stress was suggested to be implicating in the pathogenesis of ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury.(More)
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