Somasish Ghosh Dastidar

Somasish Ghosh Dastidar
Manipal Academy of Higher Education | MAHE · Center for Molecular Neurosciences

MSc, MS, PhD

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September 2017 - September 2019
Duke University School of Medicine
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  • Research Associate
March 2012 - September 2017
University of California, San Diego
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  • PostDoc Position
January 2006 - February 2012
University of Texas at Dallas
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  • PhD Student

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Decline of protein quality control in neurons contributes to age-related neurodegenerative disorders caused by misfolded proteins. 4E-BP1 is a key node in the regulation of protein synthesis, as activated 4E-BP1 represses global protein translation. Overexpression of 4E-BP1 mediates the benefits of dietary restriction and can counter metabolic stre...
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Hexanucleotide expansions in C9orf72, which encodes a predicted guanine exchange factor, are the most frequent genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Although repeat expansion has been established to generate toxic products, mRNAs encoding the C9ORF72 protein are also reduced in affected individuals....
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Inhibition of mammalian target of rapamycin complex I (mTORC1) by rapamycin improves cardiac function in both aging and heart failure. While the protective mechanisms are not fully understood in mammals, they are presumably mediated through metabolic regulation and suppression of protein translation by reduced phosphorylation of 4EBP1, a target of...
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Mutations in coding and non-coding regions of FUS cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The latter mutations may exert toxicity by increasing FUS accumulation. We show here that broad expression within the nervous system of wild-type or either of two ALS-linked mutants of human FUS in mice produces progressive motor phenotypes accompanied by c...
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 4 (ALS4) is a rare, early-onset, autosomal dominant form of ALS, characterized by slow disease progression and sparing of respiratory musculature. Dominant, gain-of-function mutations in the senataxin gene (SETX) cause ALS4, but the mechanistic basis for motor neuron toxicity is unknown. SETX is a RNA-binding prot...
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Obesity is a major risk factor driving the global type II diabetes pandemic. However, the molecular factors linking obesity to disease remain to be elucidated. Gender differences are apparent in humans and are also observed in murine models. Here, we link these differences to expression of eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E binding protein...
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Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E-binding protein 1 (4E-BP1) is a key downstream effector of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) that represses cap-dependent mRNA translation initiation by sequestering the translation initiation factor eIF4E. Reduced mTORC1 signaling is associated with life span extension and improved metabolic homeostasis, yet the d...
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Macroautophagy (hereafter autophagy) is the major pathway by which macromolecules and organelles are degraded. Autophagy is regulated by the mTOR signaling pathway-the focal point for integration of metabolic information, with mTORC1 playing a central role in balancing biosynthesis and catabolism. Of the various inputs to mTORC1, the amino acid sen...
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The methyl-CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) is a widely expressed protein, the mutations of which cause Rett syndrome. The level of MeCP2 is highest in the brain where it is expressed selectively in mature neurons. Its functions in postmitotic neurons are not known. The MeCP2 gene is alternatively spliced to generate two proteins with different N term...
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Transducin-like enhancer of split-1 (TLE1) plays a critical role in the regulation of neurogenesis by inhibiting the differentiation of neural progenitor cells into neurons. Although TLE1 is also expressed highly in the postnatal brain and through adulthood, its role in postmitotic neurons is not clear. Using cultures of cerebellar granule neurons,...
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The transcription factor FoxG1 regulates neurogenesis in the embryonic telencephalon as well as a number of other neurodevelopmental processes. While FoxG1 continues to be expressed in neurons postnatally and through adulthood, its role in fully differentiated neurons is not known. The current study demonstrates that FoxG1 promotes the survival of...

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I am currently facing problems with my cell attachment and when the cells do not attach well they do not do well in the culture.
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I am trying to detect SETX in mice brain by western blotting and immunohistochemistry. I will highly appreciate any good antibody to use for the same purpose.

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