Brajesh Kumar

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Removal of the somatic DNA methylation pattern from donor cells and remodeling of embryonic status have been suggested as integral processes for successful nuclear transfer (NT) reprogramming. This study has investigated the effects of 5-azacytidine (5-azaC), a DNA methylation inhibitor, on global methylation changes in porcine fetal fibroblasts (PFF); this(More)
In this article, rapid one pot synthesis of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) using an eco-friendly extract of Genipa americana L. fruit is described. Electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic studies demonstrated that small molecules such as genipin, genipaol, geniposide and ranolazine can act as reducer(More)
Green synthesis of nanoparticles using various plant materials opens a new scope for the phytochemist and discourages the use of toxic chemicals. In this article, we report an eco-friendly and low-cost method for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Andean blackberry fruit extracts as both a reducing and capping agent. The green synthesized(More)
p97 is a AAA-ATPase with multiple cellular functions, one of which is critical regulation of protein homeostasis pathways. We describe the characterization of CB-5083, a potent, selective, and orally bioavailable inhibitor of p97. Treatment of tumor cells with CB-5083 leads to accumulation of poly-ubiquitinated proteins, retention of endoplasmic(More)
Activities of ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBPCO), phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase (PEPC), and carbonic anhydrase (CA) were determined in leaves of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L. cv. H-777) subjected to 8-d waterlogging (WL) at the vegetative stage, or to drought (D) at the reproductive stage, or to interaction of both stresses. The soil(More)
The synthesis of novel 1,3-diaryl propenone derivatives and their antimalarial activity in vitro against asexual blood stages of human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, are described. Chalcone derivatives were prepared via Claisen-Schmidt condensation of substituted aldehydes with substituted methyl ketones. Antiplasmodial IC(50) (half maximal(More)
Effects of plant hormones indole-3-yl-acetic acid (IAA), gibberellic acid (GA), benzylaminopurine (BAP), abscisic acid (ABA) and ethrel (ETH) in 5 μM concentration on gas exchange, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBPCO, EC activity, pigment content and yield in cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L. cv. H-777) under drought were studied.(More)
Several new chalcone analogues were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of malaria parasite. Inhibitory activity was determined in vitro against a chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum strain of parasites. The compound 3-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1-(4-pyrrol-1-yl-phenyl)prop-2-en-1-one was found to be the most active with 50% inhibition concentration(More)
The AAA-ATPase p97 plays vital roles in mechanisms of protein homeostasis, including ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) mediated protein degradation, endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation (ERAD), and autophagy. Herein we describe our lead optimization efforts focused on in vitro potency, ADME, and pharmaceutical properties that led to the discovery of(More)
In this article, biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using Andean Mora (Rubus glaucus Benth.) leaf has been reported. Different analytical techniques including UV-vis spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering (DLS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used for the characterization of AgNPs. The initial appearance of(More)