Anshuman Shukla

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PURPOSE Most of the presently available vaccines including hepatitis B vaccines administered through parenteral route, fail to induce a mucosal antibody response. Therefore, oral immunization appears to be an effective and attractive alternative to parenteral immunization. However, the problem of degradation of antigen in the harsh and hostile environment(More)
ESAT-6 is a well characterized secreted protein from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and represents the archetype of the WXG100 family of proteins. Genes encoding ESAT-6 homologues have been identified in the genome of the human pathogen Streptococcus agalactiae; one of these genes, esxA, has been cloned and the recombinant protein has been crystallized. In(More)
PURPOSE Tamoxifen (TAM) is a non-steroidal estrogen receptor modulator known for its anticancer activity. Apart from marked breast cancer activity, this drug has also shown potential in treating other types of cancers including skin cancers. TAM is reported to be associated with serious side effects primarily due to its systemic distribution. The localized(More)
The present study aims to improve upon our earlier findings with bilosomes as potential delivery vehicle through oral route for recombinant hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg). The work entails the conjugation of bilosomal system with cholera toxin B subunit (CTB) to increase transmucosal uptake via M-cell specific delivery approach. The study encompasses(More)
The dimorphic fungus, Penicillium marneffei, produces and secretes a brick red pigment, during growth at temperatures below 30 degrees C. It generally diffuses into commonly used media like Sabouraud dextrose agar and malt extract agar. The pigment was purified by reverse-phase liquid chromatography and subjected to structural determination by elemental and(More)
The structural consequences of polypeptide backbone reversal ("retro" modification) remain largely unexplored, in particular, for the retro forms of globular all-beta-sheet proteins. To examine whether the backbone-reversed form of a model all-beta-sheet protein can fold and adopt secondary and tertiary structure, we created and examined the recombinant(More)
The objective of this study was to develop and characterize a novel dithranol-containing phospholipid microemulsion systems for enhanced skin permeation and retention. Based on the solubility of dithranol, the selected oils were isopropyl myristate (IPM) and tocopherol acetate (TA), and the surfactants were Tween 80 (T80) and Tween 20 (T20). The ratios of(More)
Gamma crystallin is one of three structural proteins present in great abundance in the fiber cells of the vertebrate eye lens. The protein displays a tendency to aggregate readily in the course of heating, cooling, being exposed to ultraviolet radiation, or rapid refolding. To investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying such aggregation, we have(More)
Proteins lacking prosthetic groups and/or cofactors are known to undergo electronic excitation transitions only upon exposure to UV-C (< 280 nm) and UV-B (280-320 nm), but not UV-A (320-400 nm) photons. Here, we report the discovery of a novel excitation that peaks at approximately 340 nm and yields visible violet-blue radiation with apparent band maxima at(More)
The protein-folding catalyst SlyD, a peptidyl prolyl cis-trans isomerase regulated by metal binding, was initially discovered as a major contaminant of non-denaturing immobilized metal-affinity chromatography (IMAC)-based procedures for the purification of heterologously expressed 6xHis-tagged proteins from Escherichia coli. Given its ability to bind weakly(More)