Mondikalipudur Nanjappa Gounder Ponnuswamy

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Aspergillus nidulans is a highly potent fungus used in the production of alkaline protease. Extracellular alkaline protease was purified from A. nidulans in a two-step procedure involving ammonium sulphate precipitation and Sephadex G-100 column chromatography. The molecular mass of the enzyme was determined to be 42 kDa by SDS-PAGE. The enzyme activity was(More)
In a SAR study, we have synthesized a few 1H-pyrazole carboxylate related microbicides using Vilsmeier reagent. The anti-microbial screening results of 1H-pyrazole-3-carboxylate are reported here for the first time. The effect of 1H-pyrazole carboxylates on the mycelial growth of plant pathogenic fungi is revealed. The first X-ray structure in the family of(More)
1,3-1,4-beta-D-glucan 4-glucanohydrolases (beta-glucanases) are synthesized in both plants and bacteria. The enzymes specifically hydrolyze beta-1,4 glycosyl bonds that are adjacent to beta-1,3 linkages in beta-glucan, a linear polysaccharide containing these bonds in an approximate ratio of 2.5:1. Here we review structural studies by X-ray crystallography(More)
Prediction of protein stability upon amino acid substitutions is an important problem in molecular biology and it will be helpful for designing stable mutants. In this work, we have analyzed the stability of protein mutants using three different data sets of 1791, 1396, and 2204 mutants, respectively, for thermal stability (DeltaTm), free energy change due(More)
It is well known that protein crystallizability can be influenced by site-directed mutagenesis of residues on the molecular surface of proteins, indicating that the intermolecular interactions in crystal-packing regions may play a crucial role in the structural regularity at atomic resolution of protein crystals. Here, a systematic examination was made of(More)
Living organisms are found in the most unexpected places, including deep-sea vents at 100 degrees C and several hundred bars pressure, in hot springs. Needless to say, the proteins found in thermophilic species are much more stable than their mesophilic counterparts. There are no obvious reasons to say that one would be more stable than others. Even(More)
A simple and efficient method for the one-pot three-component synthesis of new spirooxindoles in room temperature is described. The newly synthesized spirooxindoles were screened for anti-microbial activity and the results are good on comparison with of standard antibacterial compounds.
Deciphering the native conformation of proteins from their amino acid sequences is one of the most challenging problems in molecular biology. Information on the secondary structure of a protein can be helpful in understanding its native folded state. In our earlier work on molecular chaperones, we have analyzed the hydrophobic and charged patches, short-,(More)
The analysis of the basic geometry of amino acid residues of protein structures has demonstrated the invariability of all the bond lengths and bond angles except for tau, the backbone N-Calpha-C' angle. This angle can be widened or contracted significantly from the tetrahedral geometry to accommodate various other strains in the structure. In order to(More)
Prediction of protein stability upon amino acid substitutions is an important problem in molecular biology and the solving of which would help for designing stable mutants. In this work, we have analyzed the stability of protein mutants using two different datasets of 1396 and 2204 mutants obtained from ProTherm database, respectively for free energy change(More)