Gopalakrishnapillai Anilkumar

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This study was aimed at the molecular cloning and expression of the gene coding for FtsH protease of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv (virulent). PCR on the genomic DNA of M. tuberculosis H37Ra (non-virulent) using the oligodeoxynucleotide primers, which were designed based on the codon usage pattern of M. tuberculosis and against the nucleotide (nt)(More)
FtsH is a membrane-bound ATP-dependent zinc-metalloprotease which proteolytically regulates the levels of specific membrane and cytoplasmic proteins that participate in diverse cellular functions, and which therefore might be of critical importance to a human pathogen such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. As the substrates of MtFtsH in mycobacteria are not(More)
BACKGROUND Glucose transporter 4 (GLUT4) is an insulin facilitated glucose transporter that plays an important role in maintaining blood glucose homeostasis. GLUT4 is sequestered into intracellular vesicles in unstimulated cells and translocated to the plasma membrane by various stimuli. Understanding the structural details of GLUT4 will provide insights(More)
The annual cycle of a Metopograpsus population (Muzhupilangad estuary) had three distinct periods: (1) growth-reproduction (January–May), when crabs were involved in moult and reproduction; (2) inactive period (June–July), and (3) reproductive period (August–December). Usually, spawning was immediately followed by another vitellogenic cycle, paralleled by(More)
BACKGROUND GLUT4 is a predominant insulin regulated glucose transporter expressed in major glucose disposal tissues such as adipocytes and muscles. Under the unstimulated state, GLUT4 resides within intracellular vesicles. Various stimuli such as insulin translocate this protein to the plasma membrane for glucose transport. In the absence of a crystal(More)
BACKGROUND The inverse relationship between GLUT4 and RBP4 expression is known to play a role in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Elevated levels of RBP4 were shown to cause insulin resistance in muscles and liver. Identification of STRA6 as a cell surface receptor for RBP4 provides further link in this axis and hence we analyzed SNPs in these three(More)
Recent studies have identified common variants in forkhead box O3 gene (FOXO3) to be strongly associated with longevity in different populations. But studies have not been carried out to analyse the role of common variants in FOXO3 with type 2 diabetes. Since type 2 diabetes is an age related disorder and FOXO proteins play an important role in the(More)
GLUT4 is a 12 transmembrane (TM) protein belonging to the Class I facilitated glucose transporter family that transports glucose into the cells in an insulin regulated manner. GLUT4 plays a key role in the maintenance of blood glucose homeostasis and inhibition of glucose transporter activity may lead to insulin resistance, hallmark of type 2 diabetes. No(More)
This paper depicts the first report from an Indian population on the association between the variant Arg399Gln of XRCC1 locus in the DNA repair system and schizophrenia, the debilitating disease that affects 1% of the world population. Genotypic analysis of a total of 523 subjects (260 patients and 263 controls) revealed an overwhelming presence of(More)