Koka Jayasimhulu

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Volume 62, no. 1, p. 14, column 1, line 20: "250 (mu)g each of yeast extract, peptone, and soluble starch ml(sup-1)" should read "250 (mu)g each of yeast extract, peptone, and soluble starch liter(sup-1)." [This corrects the article on p. 13 in vol. 62.].
Inositol lipids account for 15% of the total cellular phospholipids of Leishmania donovani promastigotes. Four major inositol lipids were identified and characterized: phosphatidylinositol (PI), phosphatidylinositol phosphate (PI-P), phosphatidylinositol diphosphate (PI-P2), and an inositol sphingophospholipid (InSL). Diacyl and alkyl acyl PI were(More)
Authentic stable standards of 7H-dibenzo[c,g]carbazole (DBC), a potent environmental carcinogen, were synthesized in order to study the compound's metabolism and mutagenesis in whole cell systems. Complete characterization of 2-OH-DBC, 3-OH-DBC, 4-OH-DBC, 13c-OH-DBC and N-methyl-DBC was accomplished by UV, IR, fluorescence and high resolution NMR spectra,(More)
Paremecium tetraurelia contains high concentrations of six ethanolamine sphingolipids in the cell surface membrane surrounding somatic cilia. Three have phosphoryl groups and the other three have phosphonyl groups, and each contains either dihydrosphingosine, sphingosine, or phytosphingosine. In the present study, free, phosphorylated, and three major(More)
Bacteriovorax stolpii is a predator of larger gram-negative bacteria and lives as a parasite in the intraperiplasmic space of the host cell. This bacterium is unusual among prokaryotes in that sphingolipids comprise a large proportion of its lipids. We here report the presence of 18 molecular species of B. stolpii UKi2 sphingophosphonolipids (SPNLs). (31)P(More)
Pneumocystis causes a type of pneumonia in immunodeficient mammals, such as AIDS patients. Mammals cannot alkylate the C-24 position of the sterol side chain, nor can they desaturate C-22. Thus, the reactions leading to these sterol modifications are particularly attractive targets for the development of drugs against fungal and protozoan pathogens that(More)
The use of microorganisms for bioremediation of contaminated soils may be enhanced with an understanding of the pathways involved in their degradation of hazardous compounds. Ralstonia sp. strain RJGII.123 was isolated from soil located at a former coal gasification plant, based on its ability to mineralize carbazole, a three-ring N-heterocyclic pollutant.(More)
Mixed life cycle stages of rat-derived Pneumocystis carinii were isolated from host lungs and their sterols were compared with those present in lungs from normal and immunosuppressed uninfected rats. Gas-liquid chromatography consistently detected, resolved, and quantified 9, 10, and 20 sterol components in the total nonsaponifiable neutral lipid fraction(More)
Pneumocystis carinii carinii and rat lung phospholipids contained 3-6% 1-alkyl-2-acyl glycerols composed of the glyceryl ether species, 1-O-octadecyl glycerol (batyl alcohol), 1-O-octadec-9-enyl glycerol (selachyl alcohol), 1-O-hexadecyl glycerol (chimyl alcohol), and 1-O-hexadec-9-enyl glycerol. Of the major phospholipid classes, phosphatidylinositol (PI)(More)