Aruna Dhathathreyan

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
To understand molecular cytotoxicity of chromium(III) and how it affects the stability of biological membranes, studies on the interaction of chromium(III) complexes aquapentaminechromium complex (complex I) and trans- [Cr(5-methoxysalcyclohex) (H(2)O) (2)] ClO(4) (complex II) with model biomembranes have been carried out. Langmuir films of(More)
Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett monolayers of N-(4-octadecyloxy-2-hydroxybenzylidene) derivatives of glycine, tyrosine, and phenylalanine were studied using pi-A isotherms and photoelastic modulated FTIR (PEM-FTIR). Based on compression modulus and interaction parameters, mixed monolayers of these compounds with stearylamine (SAM) showed well-organized(More)
This work reports the use of simple coacervates of the hydrophobic protein zein to encapsulate Gitoxin, a cardiotonic glycoside. The microspheres obtained using ethanol, methanol, iso-propyl alcohol were characterized using viscosity index, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and laser light scattering particle analyzer. Scanning electron micrographs(More)
This study reports on the helix-beta conformation transition of bovine β-lactoglobulin (βLG) prepared at two different pH conditions (pH 4 and 7.5) and in the presence of the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium ethyl sulfate (IL-emes). The investigation was carried out by combining a range of techniques such as circular dichroic (CD) spectroscopy,(More)
This study describes the folding and organization of myoglobin (Mb) at the solution/air interface at different pH values of 2.5, 3.5, 5.5, 7.5, and 8.5. Dynamic surface tension and the associated dilational and shear viscoelasticity for Mb at these pH's have been studied using a sinusoidal surface compression and expansion for frequencies ranging from 0.01(More)
Stability of collagenous matrixes such as skin and leather with respect to changes in their dimensions on heating has long been correlated with degree and type of cross links formed and short-range ordering in angstrom unit scales. Macroscopic dimensional changes may be expected to involve alterations in the long-range order as well as supramolecular(More)
Properties of laminin peptide YIGSR and its mutated sequences YIGSD, YIGSS, YIGSN and YIGSQ have been investigated using molecular dynamics simulations (MDS) and Langmuir films at air/water interface. Simulation studies on laminin peptide YIGSR were performed in the isothermal-isobaric (N, P, T) ensemble, with run up to 5 ns in water as well as lipid(More)
Langmuir films of pure fibrinogen (Fg) and Fg spread at the air/buffer interface and subphase containing electrolytes, NaCl, KCl, CaCl(2), and ZnCl(2), have been analyzed to understand the role of the surface/interface in mediating the organization of the protein eventually to fibrils. These films have been characterized by the surface pressure and surface(More)
In the present study, solvents effects on the structure of collagen have been examined by circular dichroism and their interfacial tension at glass/liquid and Teflon/liquid. Changes in the conformations of the protein have been analyzed after equilibration with aqueous solutions of monohydric and polyhydric alcohols like methanol, ethanol, n-propanol,(More)
Analysis of pore structure of skin is important to understand process of diffusion and adsorption involved during any application of the skin matrix. In this study, the effect of thermal shrinkage on the pore structure of chromium and vegetable treated skin has been analyzed as these tanning agents are known to bring about thermal stability to the matrix.(More)