Deshpande R Radha

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A rapid single step immunoaffinity purification procedure is described for Mycobacterium smegmatis DNA gyrase. The mycobacterial enzyme is a 340 kDa heterotetrameric protein comprising two subunits each of GyrA and GyrB, exhibiting subtle differences and similarities to the well-characterised Escherichia coli gyrase. In contrast to E.coli gyrase, the(More)
Tuberculosis continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality all over the world. Various 7-substituted ciprofloxacin derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for antimycobacterial activity in vitro and in vivo against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and for inhibition of the supercoiling activity of DNA gyrase from Mycobacterium smegmatis. Preliminary(More)
The characteristic feature of type II restriction endonucleases (REases) is their exquisite sequence specificity and obligate Mg(2+) requirement for catalysis. Efficient cleavage of DNA only in the presence of Ca(2+) ions, comparable with that of Mg(2+), is previously not described. Most intriguingly, KpnI REase exhibits Ca(2+)-dependent specific DNA(More)
The antimycobacterial activity (both in vitro and in vivo) and DNA gyrase inhibition of newly synthesized fluoroquinolone derivatives were tested against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H(37)Rv and Mycobacterium smegmatis, respectively. Among the synthesized compounds, compound F11 was found to exhibit the most potent in vitro antimycobacterial activity with a(More)
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