Kudupudi Prabhakara Rao

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Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Kinase Kinases (MAPKKKs) are important components of MAPK cascades, which are universal signal transduction modules and play important role in plant growth and development. In the sequenced Arabidopsis genome 80 MAPKKKs were identified and currently being analysed for its role in different stress. In rice, economically(More)
Mitogen activated protein kinase cascade plays a crucial role in various biotic and abiotic stresses, hormones, cell division and developmental processes. MAP kinase kinase being integral part of this cascade performs an important function of integrating upstream signals to mitogen activated protein kinase for further appropriate cellular responses. We here(More)
The toxic metalloid arsenite has become a potential threat to rice growing regions leading to serious contamination in food chain. In the present study effect of different physiological concentration of arsenite that is toxic and triggers the molecular events were evaluated in rice seedlings. Along with severe effect on the growth of rice seedling,(More)
In Mammalian system the WNK (with no lysine kinase) serine-threonine protein kinase gene family is suggested to be involved in regulating ion homeostasis and other pathophysiological processes including cancer, hypertension and renal ion transport. In plant system the information about WNK genes is very poor. However, WNK-like genes have also been(More)
Mitogen activated protein kinase (MAPK) are known to get activated during various stress signals and transduce the message from the cell membrane to the nucleus for appropriate cellular reorganization. Though, a certain basal activity of MAPK is often observed in the control plants. Prolonged exposure of rice plants to lowered or elevated temperature(More)
Tocopherols belong to the plant-derived poly phenolic compounds known for antioxidant functions in plants and animals. Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) is a common reaction of plant cells in defense-related signal transduction pathways. We report a novel non-antioxidant function of α-tocopherol in higher plants linking the(More)
Activation of the human bladder carcinogen 4-aminobiphenyl (ABP) and its N-hydroxy derivatives was investigated using lysates and subcellular enzyme preparations from cultured human uroepithelial cells (HUC). Mutagenic activation was determined using Salmonella typhimurium strains TA98; TA98/1,8-DNP6, a derivative deficient in acetyl coenzyme(More)
Increased level of Ultra violet-B radiation at earth’s surface has several deleterious consequences for plants and ecosystems. Higher UV-B level affects crop plants in several ways and also gives penalty in terms of crop yield. With changing climatic conditions it is crucial to elucidate signal transduction pathway involved in UV-B stress. Here, involvement(More)
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