Chittibabu Guda

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The Rho family of small GTPases are important regulators of multiple cellular activities and, most notably, reorganization of the actin cytoskeleton. Dbl-homology (DH)-domain-containing proteins are the classical guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs) responsible for activation of Rho GTPases. However, members of a newly discovered family can also act(More)
Despite the agricultural importance of both potato and tomato, very little is known about their chloroplast genomes. Analysis of the complete sequences of tomato, potato, tobacco, and Atropa chloroplast genomes reveals significant insertions and deletions within certain coding regions or regulatory sequences (e.g., deletion of repeated sequences within 16S(More)
MOTIVATION Currently available methods for the prediction of subcellular location of mitochondrial proteins rely largely on the presence of mitochondrial targeting signals in the protein sequences. However, a large fraction of mitochondrial proteins lack such signals, making those tools ineffective for genome-scale prediction of mitochondria-targeted(More)
 Bioelastic protein-based polymers (PBP) have several medical (prevention of post-surgical adhesions) and non-medical (biodegradable plastic) applications. This study compares expression levels of PBP genes (synthetic) integrated into the nuclear genome or the large single-copy (LSC) or inverted repeat (IR) region of the chloroplast genome in transgenic(More)
Comparisons of complete chloroplast genome sequences of Hordeum vulgare, Sorghum bicolor and Agrostis stolonifera to six published grass chloroplast genomes reveal that gene content and order are similar but two microstructural changes have occurred. First, the expansion of the IR at the SSC/IRa boundary that duplicates a portion of the 5′ end of ndhH is(More)
Motivation: There is a scarcity of efficient computational methods for predictingprotein subcellular localization in eukaryotes.Currentlyavailablemethodsare inadequate forgenome-scalepredictionswith several limitations. Here, we present a new prediction method, pTARGET that canpredict proteins targeted toninedifferent subcellular locations in the eukaryotic(More)
We present a method called ngLOC, an n-gram-based Bayesian classifier that predicts the localization of a protein sequence over ten distinct subcellular organelles. A tenfold cross-validation result shows an accuracy of 89% for sequences localized to a single organelle, and 82% for those localized to multiple organelles. An enhanced version of ngLOC was(More)
CE-MC server ( provides a web-based facility for the alignment of multiple protein structures based on C-alpha coordinate distances, using combinatorial extension (CE) and Monte Carlo (MC) optimization methods. Alignments are possible for user-selected PDB (Protein Data Bank) chains as well as for user-uploaded structures or the(More)
We have developed a new algorithm for the alignment of multiple protein structures based on a Monte Carlo optimization technique. The algorithm uses pair-wise structural alignments as a starting point. Four different types of moves were designed to generate random changes in the alignment. A distance-based score is calculated for each trial move and moves(More)
MITOPRED web server enables prediction of nucleus-encoded mitochondrial proteins in all eukaryotic species. Predictions are made using a new algorithm based primarily on Pfam domain occurrence patterns in mitochondrial and non-mitochondrial locations. Pre-calculated predictions are instantly accessible for proteomes of Saccharomyces cerevisiae,(More)