Khareedu Venkateswara Rao

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Selected flavonoids were tested for their ability to inhibit the catalytic activity of DNA topoisomerase (topo) I and II. Myricetin, quercetin, fisetin, and morin were found to inhibit both enzymes, while phloretin, kaempferol, and 4',6,7-trihydroxyisoflavone inhibited topo II without inhibiting topo I. Flavonoids demonstrating potent topo I and II(More)
A series of studies pertaining to perinatal carcinogenesis have been reviewed. Their main objective was development and definition of a sensitivity biologic model for carcinogenicity screening. Data were summarized on factors modifying the carcinogenic response of various tissues following transplacental, neonatal-infant, or adult exposure of (B57BL/6J X(More)
S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) synthetase (EC 2.5.1.6) catalyzes the synthesis of S-adenosylmethionine using l-methionine and ATP as substrates. SAM synthetase gene (metE) from Bacillus subtilis was cloned and over-expressed, for the first time, in the heterologus host Escherichia coli as an active enzyme. Size-exclusion chromatography (SEC) revealed a(More)
In vivo studies were conducted to compare the activity of three non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs as inhibitors of urinary bladder carcinogenesis induced in B6D2F1 (BDF) mice by N-butyl-N-(4-hydroxybutyl)nitrosamine (OH-BBN). Mice received continuous dietary exposure to non-toxic doses of aspirin, sulindac or ketoprofen beginning 1 week prior to the(More)
A hybrid-proline-rich protein encoding gene (CcHyPRP) has been isolated and characterized, for the first time, from the subtracted cDNA library of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) plants subjected to drought stress. Functionality of CcHyPRP has been validated for abiotic stress tolerance using the heterologous yeast and Arabidopsis systems. The CcHyPRP(More)
A full-length cDNA clone of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) encoding cyclophilin (CcCYP) has been isolated from the cDNA library of plants subjected to drought stress. Amino acid sequence of CcCYP disclosed similarity with that of single-domain cytosolic cyclophilins of various organisms. Expression profile of CcCYP in pigeonpea plants is strongly induced by(More)
The metastatic capabilities of well-defined nodular hepatic lesions induced by benzo(a)pyrene, ethylnitrosourea, benzidine.2HCl, and diethylnitrosamine were evaluated. Coded liver and lung tissues from 1264 treated C57BL/6J x C3HeB/FeJ F1 mice were assessed independently for the presence of primary nodular lesions and metastases, respectively. Primary(More)
Flax CYPome analysis resulted in the identification of 334 putative cytochrome P450 (CYP450) genes in the cultivated flax genome. Classification of flax CYP450 genes based on the sequence similarity with Arabidopsis orthologs and CYP450 nomenclature, revealed 10 clans representing 44 families and 98 subfamilies. CYP80, CYP83, CYP92, CYP702, CYP705, CYP708,(More)
Transgenic rice plants, expressing snowdrop lectin [Galanthus nivalis agglutinin (GNA)], obtained by Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation, were evaluated for resistance against the insect, the whitebacked planthopper (WBPH). The transgene gna was driven by the phloem-specific, rice-sucrose synthase promoter RSs1, and the bar was driven by the CaMV(More)