Aneesa Fasim

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Nitric oxide is an important precursor for peroxynitrite production under in vivo conditions leading to cell injury and cell death. In platelets, a number of cytosolic and actin binding proteins were shown to be nitrated [K.M. Naseem, S.Y. Low, M. Sabetkar, N.J. Bradley, J. Khan, M. Jacobs, K.R. Bruckdorfer, The nitration of platelet cytosolic proteins(More)
BACKGROUND Profilins are actin-modulating proteins regulating many intracellular functions based on their multiple and diverse ligand interactions. They have been implicated to play a role in many pathological conditions such as allergies, cardiovascular diseases, muscular atrophy, diabetes, dementia and cancer. Post-translational modifications of profilin(More)
The Staphylococcus aureus agr quorum-sensing system plays a major role in the transition from the persistent to the virulent phenotype. S. aureus agr type I to IV strains are characterized by mutations in the sensor domain of the histidine kinase AgrC and differences in the sequences of the secreted autoinducing peptides (AIP). Here we demonstrate that(More)
The intracellular trigger for the quorum sensing response mechanism in Staphylococcus aureus involves the phosphorylation of the response regulator AgrA by the membrane anchored histidine kinase AgrC. AgrA activates transcription from three promoter sequences (P1-P3). The promoter strength, conditional association of AgrA with these promoter elements and(More)
Many extracellular signaling molecules including hormones, growth factors, neurotransmitters and immunoglobulins elicit intracellular responses by activating phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC) upon binding to their cell surface receptors. Activated PLC catalyses the hydrolysis of Phosphotidylinositol 4,5bisphosphate (PIP2) to generate(More)
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