Darshan H. Patel

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l-Asparaginase (E.C. is used as a therapeutic agent in the treatment of acute childhood lymphoblastic leukemia. It is found in a variety of organisms such as microbes, plants and mammals. In plants, l-asparaginase enzymes are required to catalyze the release of ammonia from asparagine, which is the main nitrogen-relocation molecule in these(More)
Contrary to extensive researches on the roles of metallothioneins (MTs) in metal tolerance of animals, the roles of plant MTs in metal tolerance are largely under investigation. In this study, we evaluated the functional role of type 2 MT from Colocasia esculenta (CeMT2b) in Zn tolerance of tobacco and E. coli cells. Under Zn-stress conditions, transgenic(More)
Thermal sensitive and highly hydrophobic elastin like polypeptide (ELP) tends to undergo inverse transition cycling (ITC) which can be used for non chromatographic purification. The present study reports non-chromatographic purification of industrially important α-amylase tagged with ELP and compared with IMAC (Immobilized metal affinity chromatography)(More)
The endoglucanase (Cel5B) from the filamentous fungus Gloeophyllum trabeum was cloned and expressed without a signal peptide, and alanine residue 22 converted to glutamine in Pichia pastoris GS115. The DNA sequence of Cel5B had an open reading frame of 1,077 bp, encoding a protein of 359 amino acid residues with a molecular weight of 47 kDa. On the basis of(More)
Molecular markers, particularly, STS markers are highly specific for regions of DNA being used for marker assisted selection (MAS). The present study was carried out with the objective to validate the STS markers, previously reported to be linked with fertility restorer (Rf1) gene for CMS lines of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum). Four sets of primer pairs viz.,(More)
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