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A synthetic gene coding for the surface glycoprotein (G protein) of rabies virus was strategically designed to achieve high-level expression in transgenic plants. The native signal peptide was replaced by that of the pathogenesis related protein, PR-S of Nicotiana tabacum. An endoplasmic reticulum retention signal was included at C-terminus of the G(More)
Heterotrimeric G-proteins (α, β and γ subunits) are primarily involved in diverse signaling processes by transducing signals from an activated transmembrane G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) to appropriate downstream effectors within cells. The role of α and β G-protein subunits in salinity and heat stress has been reported but the regulation of γ subunit(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out etiology and clinical course of thrombocytosis in Indian pediatric population. METHODS A total of 250 patients having thrombocytosis (defined as platelet count >500 x 10(9)/L) on haematological investigations were studied over one yr period. All patients were evaluated clinically and were subjected to investigations, including(More)
Fusion systems are known to increase the expression of difficult to express recombinant proteins in soluble form to facilitate their purification. Rabies glycoprotein was also tough to express at sufficient level in soluble form in both E. coli and plant. The present work was aimed to over-express and purify this membrane protein from soluble extract of E.(More)
Following a lead obtained from stem-bark extract of Butea monosperma, two structurally related methoxyisoflavones; cajanin and isoformononetin were studied for their effects in osteoblasts. Cajanin had strong mitogenic as well as differentiation-promoting effects on osteoblasts that involved subsequent activation of MEK-Erk and Akt pathways. On the other(More)
PURPOSE This study was intended to document the clinical profile and treatment outcome of West syndrome in children attending a tertiary care center in Northern India. METHOD Data were collected by a retrospective chart review of children diagnosed with West syndrome between January 2008 and January 2012. Information was recorded pertaining to the age at(More)
Neonatal septicemia is the most important cause of neonatal mortality. A wide variety of bacteria both aerobic and anaerobic can cause neonatal sepsis. Genus Pantoea is a member of Enterobacteriaceae family that inhabits plants, soil and water and rarely causes human infections, however, Pantoea dispersa has not been reported as a causative organism for(More)
Developing plant based systems for the production of therapeutic recombinant proteins requires the development of efficient expression strategies and characterization of proteins made in heterologous cellular environment. In this study, the expression of cholera toxin B subunit (CtxB) was examined in the leaves of transgenic tobacco plants. A synthetic gene(More)
Dietary soy isoflavones including genistein and daidzein have been shown to have favorable effects during estrogen deficiency in experimental animals and humans. We have evaluated osteogenic effect of cladrin and formononetin, two structurally related methoxydaidzeins found in soy food and other natural sources. Cladrin, at as low as 10 nM, maximally(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the skeletal effects of Butea total extract (BTE) and its acetone soluble fraction (ASF) from Butea monosperma, which is rich in methoxyisoflavones, in ovariectomized (OVx) rats, a model for postmenopausal bone loss. METHODS BTE (1.0 g kg d) and ASF (100 mg kg d) were given orally for 12 weeks to adult OVx(More)