Lokesh Kumar

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Fusarium species are among the most important phytopathogenic and toxigenic fungi. To understand the molecular underpinnings of pathogenicity in the genus Fusarium, we compared the genomes of three phenotypically diverse species: Fusarium graminearum, Fusarium verticillioides and Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici. Our analysis revealed lineage-specific(More)
According to the year 2003 survey of pediatricians by the American Association of Pediatrics, unpleasant taste was the biggest barrier for completing treatment in pediatrics. The field of taste masking of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) has been continuously evolving with varied technologies and new excipients. The article reviews the trends in(More)
Fusarium graminearum (Fg), a major fungal pathogen of cultivated cereals, is responsible for billions of dollars in agriculture losses. There is a growing interest in understanding the transcriptional regulation of this organism, especially the regulation of genes underlying its pathogenicity. The generation of whole genome sequence assemblies for Fg and(More)
Atorvastatin calcium (ATC), an anti-lipid BCS class II drug, is marketed in crystalline and amorphous solid forms. The objective of this study was to perform solid state characterization of commercial crystalline and amorphous ATC drug samples available in the Indian market. Six samples each of crystalline and amorphous ATC were characterized using X-ray(More)
Modern drug discovery and development tools have evolved persistently to meet the demands of the highly competitive environment of the pharmaceutical industry. This has introduced high-throughput methodologies in various stages of drug development. Salt screening is an integral part of the preformulation stage of drug development and is increasingly being(More)
Selection of an optimal salt form of a drug candidate is a vital component of preformulation stage of drug development. In this study, six salts of enalapril--citrate, mesylate, tartrate, malate, besylate and tosylate--were prepared and characterized by Mass Spectroscopy, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Microscopy, Powder(More)
This manuscript studies the effect of counterion on the phase behaviour during lyophilization of indomethacin salts. Salt forms of indomethacin namely, sodium, potassium, rubidium and cesium were prepared in situ and analyzed by modulated differential scanning calorimetry (MDSC) for determination of the critical process parameter for lyophilization. At a(More)
Amorphous systems have gained importance as a tool for addressing delivery challenges of poorly water soluble drugs. A careful assessment of thermodynamic and kinetic behavior of amorphous form is necessary for successful use of amorphous form in drug delivery. The present study was undertaken to evaluate effect of monovalent sodium (Na(+); ATV Na), and(More)
This manuscript deals with the effect of a counterion on the glass transition temperature for lyophilization of ganciclovir salts. Salt forms of ganciclovir, namely, sodium, potassium, rubidium, and cesium salts, were prepared by an in situ technique and analyzed by modulated differential scanning calorimetry (MDSC) for the determination of the critical(More)