Biswanath Chattopadhyay

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To identify the genetic modifier(s) that might alter the age at onset in Huntington's disease (HD) we have analyzed variations in GluR6 kainate receptor (GluR6), CA150 gene, Delta2642 and polymorphic CCG repeat variation in huntingtin (htt) gene in 77 HD patients and normal individuals. In addition, variation in the RAI1 gene was analyzed in 30(More)
Variation of age at onset (AO) in Huntington's disease (HD) cannot be explained by the number of CAG repeats alone in the mutant alleles of the gene huntingtin (Htt). Given the ability of expanded polyglutamine (poly-Q) tract present in Htt protein to interact with other proteins and increased neuronal cell death by apoptosis, variations in the genes coding(More)
(1) Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease caused by the expansion of polymorphic CAG repeats beyond 36 at exon 1 of huntingtin gene (htt). To study cellular effects by expressing N-terminal domain of Huntingtin (Htt) in specific cell lines, we expressed exon 1 of htt that codes for 40 glutamines (40Q) and 16Q in(More)
Emerging whitefly transmitted begomoviruses are major pathogens of vegetable and fibre crops throughout the world, particularly in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Mutation, pseudorecombination and recombination are driving forces for the emergence and evolution of new crop-infecting begomoviruses. Leaf curl disease of field grown radish plants was(More)
To decipher the pathway of apoptosis induction downstream to caspase-8 activation by exogenous expression of Hippi, an interactor of huntingtin-interacting protein Hip1, we studied apoptosis in HeLa and Neuro2A cells expressing GFP-tagged Hippi. Nuclear fragmentation, caspase-1, caspase-8, caspase-9/caspase-6 and caspase-3 activation were increased(More)
Capsicum annuum (red pepper) is an important spice cum vegetable crop in tropical and subtropical countries. Here, we report an effective and reproducible auxin free regeneration method for six different red pepper cultivars (ACA-10, Kashi Anmol, LCA-235, PBC-535, Pusa Jwala and Supper) using hypocotyl explants and an efficient Agrobacterium-mediated(More)
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