Krishan K. Pandey

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Integration of the reverse-transcribed viral DNA into the host genome is an essential step in the life cycle of retroviruses. Retrovirus integrase catalyses insertions of both ends of the linear viral DNA into a host chromosome. Integrase from HIV-1 and closely related retroviruses share the three-domain organization, consisting of a catalytic core domain(More)
MUC13, a transmembrane mucin, is normally expressed in gastrointestinal and airway epithelium. Its aberrant expression has been correlated with gastric colon and cancer. However, the expression and functions of MUC13 in ovarian cancer are unknown. In the present study, the expression profile and functions of MUC13 were analyzed to elucidate its potential(More)
The concept of pancreatic cancer origin is controversial. Acinar, ductal or islet cells have been hypothesized as the cell of origin. The pros and cons of each of these hypotheses are discussed. Based on the world literature and recent observations, pancreatic cells seem to have potential for phenotypical transdifferentiation, i.e ductal-islet,(More)
The mouse mu-opioid receptor (MOR) gene has two promoters, referred to as distal and proximal promoter. Previously, our colleagues reported that a 26-base pair (bp) cis-acting element of the mouse MOR gene activates MOR gene expression. Here, we report the cloning of four members of the poly(C) binding protein (PCBP) family and show that the 26-bp(More)
Human immunodefi ciency virus type-1 integrase (IN) is a new and novel target for inhibitors. Strand transfer inhibitors effectively prevent concerted integration of viral DNA by IN into the host chromosomes. Raltegravir is the fi rst approved strand transfer inhibitor for the treatment of HIV-1/AIDS. We propose a mechanistic hypothesis as to "when and(More)
Twenty-three propane- and butane-utilizing bacteria were isolated from soil samples collected from oilfields. Three of them have been identified as Rhodococcus sp. IMT35, Pseudomonas sp. IMT37 and Pseudomonas sp. MT40. SDS-PAGE analysis of the membrane of Rhodococcus sp. IMT35 revealed the presence of at least four polypeptides induced by propane.(More)
In many developing countries, the electricity system is too weak to meet growing demand. The availability and reliability of generating capacity is also in short supply. Political interference, subsidized pricing, and corruption weaken the ability of developing countries like India electricity supply system, to finance and deliver service or attract new(More)