Publications by authors named "Chittoor Mohammed Habibullah"

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Characterization of hepatic progenitors from human fetal liver during second trimester.

World J Gastroenterol 2008 Oct;14(37):5730-7

Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Uppal Road, Hyderabad 500007, India.

Aim: To enrich hepatic progenitors using epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) as a marker from human fetal liver and investigate the expression of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) and their markers associated with hepatic progenitor cells.

Methods: EpCAM +ve cells were isolated using magnetic cell sorting (MACS) from human fetuses (n = 10) at 15-25 wk gestation. Expression of markers for hepatic progenitors such as albumin, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), CD29 (integrin beta1), CD49f (integrin alpha6) and CD90 (Thy 1) was studied by using flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry and RT-PCR; HLA class I (A, B, C) and class II (DR) expression was studied by flow cytometry only.

Results: FACS analysis indicated that EpCAM +ve cells were positive for CD29, CD49f, CD90, CD34, HLA class I, albumin and AFP but negative for HLA class II (DR) and CD45. RT PCR showed that EpCAM +ve cells expressed liver epithelial markers (CK18), biliary specific marker (CK19) and hepatic markers (albumin, AFP). On immunocytochemical staining, EpCAM +ve cells were shown positive signals for CK18 and albumin.

Conclusion: Our study suggests that these EpCAM +ve cells can be used as hepatic progenitors for cell transplantation with a minimum risk of alloreactivity and these cells may serve as a potential source for enrichment of hepatic progenitor.
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October 2008

Effect of ultraviolet B (302 nm) irradiation on viability, metabolic and detoxification functions of goat hepatocytes--in vitro study.

Mol Cell Biochem 2005 Sep;277(1-2):49-53

Owaisi Hospital and Research Centre, Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad, 500 058, India.

The object of the present study was to investigate the effect(s) of UV-B irradiation on the functional integrity, metabolic and detoxifying capacity of the isolated goat hepatocytes. Isolated goat hepatocytes were subjected to UV-B irradiation invitro for 0, 250, 500, 1250, 2500 and 7500 Joules/m2 which correspond to the irradiation time of 0, 1, 2, 5, 10 and 30 min. Cells were then analysed for Viability (Trypan blue exclusion test [TBE], 3-[4,5-dimethylthiozol-2yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide [MTT] assay, Membrane integrity (Lactate dehydrogenase [LDH] leakage, Lipid peroxidation) Detoxification (Ureagenesis, Cytochrome P450 activity [CYP450, Diazepam metabolism] and Glutathione-S-Transferase [GST] activity. The results show that there was no difference in functional, metabolic as well as detoxifying parameters of the hepatocytes when irradiated from 0-1250 Joules/m2, whereas a significant alteration was appreciable in the parameters such as LDH leakage, lipid peroxidation, and CYP450 activity when irradiated beyond 1250 Joules/m2. Our present findings suggest that the biologically compatible and feasible dose of UV-B irradiation for xenotransplantation appears to be 1250 Joules/m2.
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September 2005

Differential responses of UV-B irradiation on the viability and intracellular calcium influx in goat hepatocytes-in vitro effect.

Mol Cell Biochem 2004 Nov;266(1-2):161-6

National Institute of Nutrition, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, India.

Ultraviolet-B (UV-B) irradiation in the range of 280-320nm has shown to be a promising immunomodulatory tool in xenogenic hepatocyte transplantation. Most of the studies documenting the effect(s) of UV-B irradiation on hepatic transplantation have been carried out in small model systems with very little information available in larger animals. The aim of the present investigation was to study in vitro the effect(s) of UV-B irradiation (302 nm) at 0, 250, 500, 1250 and 2500 J/m2 on the viability and cellular responses in the isolated goat hepatocytes. The results showed that the cells irradiated at 0, 250, 500, 1250 and 2500 J/m2 demonstrated a viability of 90-95%. However, intracellular [Ca2+]i influx as quantitated by Flu 3-acetete showed a significant increase with irradiation as observed in confocal microscope. The intracellular pH (quantitated by the flourescence of BCCEF) although tend to show an increase with UV-B irradiation was not statistically significant. The present observations suggest that there is a modulation in the intracellular [Ca2+]i concentration within the hepatocytes at higher dose of UV-B irradiation without altering the viability of hepatocytes. These observations are significant for the xenotransplantation of cells.
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November 2004