Dominic Kurian

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We report the proteomes of four life-cycle stages of the Apicomplexan parasite Eimeria tenella. A total of 1868 proteins were identified, with 630, 699, 845 and 1532 found in early oocysts (unsporulated), late oocysts (sporulated), sporozoites and second-generation merozoites, respectively. A multidimensional protein identification technology shotgun(More)
A comparative proteomic analysis using 2-DE coupled with MALDI-MS and LC-MS/MS was performed in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 to identify protein candidates involved in acid stress response in cyanobacteria. Comparison of soluble proteins from the cytoplasmic fraction of cells grown on media set at pH 7.5 and 5.5 using 2-DE identified four proteins, which(More)
To provide an insight into the heterotrophic metabolism of cyanobacteria, a proteomic approach has been employed with the model organism Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. The soluble proteins from Synechocystis grown under photoautotrophic and light-activated heterotrophic conditions were separated by 2-DE and identified by MALDI-MS or LC-MS/MS analysis. 2-DE(More)
Sortase (a transamidase) has been shown to be responsible for the covalent attachment of proteins to the bacterial cell wall. Anchoring is effected on secreted proteins containing a specific cell wall motif toward their C-terminus; that for sortase A (SrtA) in Gram-positive bacteria often incorporates the sequence LPXTG. Such surface proteins are often(More)
Cyanobacteria have a tremendous activity to adapt to environmental changes of their growth conditions. In this study, Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 was used as a model organism to focus on the alternatives of cyanobacterial energy metabolism. Glucose oxidation in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 was studied by inactivation of slr1843, encoding glucose-6-phosphate(More)
Proteins derived from the rhoptry secretory organelles are crucial for the invasion and survival of apicomplexan parasites within host cells. The rhoptries are club-shaped organelles that contain two distinct subpopulations of proteins that localise to separate compartments of the organelle. Proteins from the neck region (rhoptry neck proteins, RON) are(More)
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies are characterised by widespread deposition of fibrillar and/or plaque-like forms of the prion protein. These aggregated forms are produced by misfolding of the normal prion protein, PrP(C), to the disease-associated form, PrP(Sc), through mechanisms that remain elusive but which require either direct or indirect(More)
Intracellular actin-based motility of the melioidosis pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei requires the bacterial factor BimA. Located at one pole of the bacterium, BimA recruits and polymerizes cellular actin to promote bacterial motility within and between cells. Here, we describe an affinity approach coupled with mass spectrometry to identify cellular(More)
Marek's disease virus (MDV) is a highly oncogenic alphaherpesvirus that induces the rapid onset of T-cell lymphomas in poultry. The MDV-encoded oncoprotein Meq plays an important role in oncogenicity, as its deletion abolishes the ability of the virus to induce tumours. It has been shown previously that Meq oncogenicity is linked to its interaction with(More)
Ocular coloboma (OC) is a defect in optic fissure closure and is a common cause of severe congenital visual impairment. Bilateral OC is primarily genetically determined and shows marked locus heterogeneity. Whole-exome sequencing (WES) was used to analyze 12 trios (child affected with OC and both unaffected parents). This identified de novo mutations in 10(More)