Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 21 Issue 4 June 1996 pp 445-454
We have previously shown overexpression of p53 and rearrangement of the p53 gene in AK-5 tumour. In order to study the role of p53 in AK-5 tumourogenicity, we introduced wild-type p53 in AK-5 cells. We have shown suppression of tumourogenicity in AK-5 cells after transfixion with wt p53. In one of the transfected clones 3B4, there was complete loss of tumour forming ability. Clone 3B4 also showed cellular aggregation which correlated well with the higher expression of cell adhesion molecules like fibronectin and hyaluronectin. These observations demonstrate tumour suppression in AK-5 after introduction of wt p53.
Volume 22 Issue 1 March 1997 pp 23-31
Volume 23 Issue 2 June 1998 pp 119-123
We have analysed the status of the p53 gene in the mouse embryo fibroblast cell line Balb 3T12 (TD50=106) and its transformed clonal derivative 312 (TD50=104) with an aim to determine whether there exists a correlation between increased tumorigenicity and clonal expansion of cells bearing a mutation in the p53 gene. While Southern hybridizations did not show any obvious changes in the p53 gene organization in 3T12 and 312 cells, sequencing the p53 cDNA revealed that 3T12 is mutated at the amino acid residue 233 (Tyr→ Asp) whereas 312 is mutated at the residue 132 (Cys→Trp). Exploiting the altered RFLP pattern due to mutations, we identified that 3T12 contains p53 alleles that are different from the already identified mutant p53. On the basis of these observations, we conclude that 3T12 and 312 have evolved independently.
Volume 30 Issue 2 March 2005 pp 237-244
Annonaceous acetogenins are a new class of compounds that have been reported to have potent pesticidal, parasiticidal, anti-microbial, cell growth inhibitory activities. In this study, organic and aqueous extracts from the defatted seeds of