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The Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1) protein is a key participant in intracellular trafficking of low density lipoprotein cholesterol, but its role in regulation of sterol homeostasis is not well understood. To characterize further the function of NPC1, we generated stable Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell lines overexpressing the human NPC1 protein (CHO/NPC1).… (More)
Free heme is very toxic because it generates highly reactive hydroxyl radicals ((.)OH) to cause oxidative damage. Detoxification of free heme by the heme oxygenase (HO) system is a very common phenomenon by which free heme is catabolized to form bilirubin as an end product. Interestingly, the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, lacks an HO system, but… (More)
DNA-A and DNA-B components of the genome of a whitefly transmitted virus causing yellowing and leaf curl in tomato (ITLCV) were cloned following a simple procedure for isolation of the double stranded replicative form of viral DNA from infected tomato plants. The method is based on extraction of total DNA from infected plants followed by concentration of… (More)
Stimulation of m1 and m3 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors, which are coupled to phosphoinositide hydrolysis and protein kinase C activation, has been shown to increase the release of soluble amyloid precursor protein derivatives (APPs). The effect is mimicked by phorbol esters, which directly activate protein kinase C. Using human embryonic kidney cells… (More)
Virus causing severe chlorosis/mosaic disease of banana was identified as a strain of cucumber mosaic virus (CMV). Association of CMV with the disease was established by Western immunoblot using polyclonal antibodies to CMV-T and slot blot hybridization with nucleic acid probe of CMV-P genome.
Licochalcone A (I), isolated from the roots of Chinese licorice, is the most promising antimalarial compound reported so far. In continuation of our drug discovery program, we isolated two similar chalcones, medicagenin (II) and munchiwarin (III), from Crotalaria medicagenia , which exhibited antimalarial activity against Plasmodium falciparum . A library… (More)
Multiple shoot regeneration from the cut plumular ends of embryo axes of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) was evaluated on Murashige and Skoog medium having different concentrations of thidiazuron (TDZ) (0.1 to 10.0 mg dm−3) 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP) (0.5 and 1.0 mg dm−3), kinetin (0.5 and 1.0 mg dm−3) or zeatin (2.0 and 4.0 mg dm−3). TDZ (0.2 mg dm−3) was… (More)
A series of novel tetrazole derivatives of 4-aminoquinoline were synthesized and screened for their antimalarial activities against both chloroquine-senstive (3D7) and chloroquine-resistant (K1) strains of Plasmodium falciparum as well as for cytotoxicity against VERO cell lines. Most of the synthesized compounds exhibited potent antimalarial activity as… (More)
The control of malaria has been complicated with increasing resistance of malarial parasite against existing antimalarials. Herein, we report the synthesis of a new series of chloroquine-chalcone based hybrids (8-22) and their antimalarial efficacy against both chloroquine-susceptible (3D7) and chloroquine-resistant (K1) strains of Plasmodium falciparum.… (More)
A series of 2,4,6-trisubstituted-pyrimidines were synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro antimalarial activity against Plasmodium falciparum. Of the 18 compounds synthesized, 14 compounds have shown MIC in the range of 0.25-2 microg/mL. These compounds are in vitro severalfold more active than pyrimethamine.