Aleem Basha Pinjari

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A soil bacterium capable of utilizing methyl parathion as sole carbon and energy source was isolated by selective enrichment on minimal medium containing methyl parathion. The strain was identified as belonging to the genus Serratia based on a phylogram constructed using the complete sequence of the 16S rRNA. Serratia sp. strain DS001 utilized methyl(More)
Meta fission product (MFP) hydrolases catalyze hydrolysis of a low reactive carbon-carbon bond found in meta-fission products, generated during biodegradation of various aromatic compounds. These enzymes belong to the alpha/beta hydrolase super family and show structural conservation despite having poor sequence similarity. MFP-hydrolases are substrate(More)
Resistin, a cysteine-rich adipocytokine, proposed as a link between obesity and diabetes in mice, was shown as a proinflammatory molecule in humans. We earlier reported that human resistin (hRes), a trimer, was resistant to heat and urea denaturation, existed in an oligomeric polydispersed state, and showed a concentration-dependent conformational change.(More)
An aerobic bacterium capable of breaking down the pesticide acephate (O,S-dimethyl acetyl phosphoramidothioic acid) was isolated from activated sludge collected from a pesticide manufacturing facility. A phylogenetic tree based on the 16 S rRNA gene sequence determined that the isolate lies within the Pseudomonads. The isolate was able to grow in the(More)
UNLABELLED Organophosphate hydrolase (OPH), the product of an organophosphate-degrading (opd) gene cloned from Brevundimonas diminuta, hydrolyses the triester linkage found in neurotoxic organophosphate (OP) insecticides and nerve agents. Despite the fact that OPHs have a broad substrate range, OP compounds with a P-S linkage, such as insecticides like(More)
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