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Bacterial chromosomes often carry integrated genetic elements (for example plasmids, transposons, prophages and islands) whose precise function and contribution to the evolutionary fitness of the host bacterium are unknown. The CTXφ prophage, which encodes cholera toxin in Vibrio cholerae, is known to be adjacent to a chromosomally integrated element of(More)
The effect of Arsenosugar on motor function and contextual memory-related to place and event; the extent of DNA damage and oxidative stress in male swiss albino mice was investigated. Passive avoidance test was used for memory test; rota motor test was used for motor function. Several biochemical parameters were used for assessing oxidative stress due to(More)
A major problem in designing vaccine for the dengue virus has been the high antigenic variability in the envelope protein of different virus strains. In this study, a computational approach was adopted to identify a multi-epitope vaccine candidate against dengue virus that may be suitable for large populations in the dengue-endemic regions. Different(More)
Five types of pyocins were found in Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain 112. Production of these types was induced by UV irradiation. The pyocin activity was found to be resistant to trypsin treatment. Their molar mass was found to be 282, 251, 112, 89.1 and 54.9 kg/mol, respectively. The pyocins obtained were different from any known type (such as R, S, F) in(More)
Nipah virus (NiV) is highly pathogenic single-stranded negative sense RNA virus. It can cause severe encephalitis and respiratory disease in humans. In addition, NiV infects a large range of host including mammals. As a result of its higher zoonotic potential and pathogenicity for human, it has been rated as an alert in recent days. A therapeutic treatment(More)
Bacteria have developed several defense mechanisms against bacteriophages over evolutionary time, but the concept of prokaryotic RNA interference mediated defense mechanism against phages and other invading genetic elements has emerged only recently. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) together with closely associated genes(More)
Bacteria have developed several defense mechanisms against bacteriophages over evolutionary time, but the concept of prokaryotic RNA interference mediated defense mechanism against phages and other invading genetic elements has emerged only recently. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) together with closely associated genes(More)
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