Gowri Chellappan

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The human gut microbiota play a significant role in nutritional processes. The concept of probiotics has led to widespread consumption of food preparations containing probiotic microbes such as curd and yogurt. Curd prepared at home is consumed every day in most homes in southern India. In this study the home-made curd was evaluated(More)
The structure-function relationship of Botulinum Neurotoxin (BoNT) proteins is greatly influenced by pH. While the low pH of endosome favors membrane interaction of the heavy chain (HC) for the formation of a membrane channel and translocation of the light chain (LC), the catalytic activity of the LC requires a neutral pH for cleavage of the soluble NSF(More)
Botulinum Neurotoxin (BoNT) produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum as a complex with NAPs causes botulism. It has been known that the NAPs protect the toxin from both extremes of pHs and proteases of the GI tract. In an attempt to emulate the physiological conditions encountered by the toxin, we examined BoNT/A, BoNT/A complex, and NAPs under(More)
We report a biosensing method that is based on magnetically immobilized functional liposomes. The vesicles encapsulate magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) and enzymatic sensing reagents. Magnetic attraction between MNP and external magnets first immobilizes liposomes onto the surface of a coverglass. With the assistance from α-hemolysin (aHL), translocations of(More)
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