Mukund V Deshpande

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A selective procedure using synthetic substrates for determination of exo-1,4,-beta-glucanases in a mixture of exoglucanases , endoglucanases , and beta-glucosidases is formulated. The heterobiosides , p- nithrophenyl -beta-D- cellobioside ( pNPC ) or p-nitrophenyl-beta-D-lactoside ( pNPL ), were used as selective substrates for the measurement of(More)
Indiscriminate use of pesticides and fertilizers causes environmental pollution, emergence of agricultural pests and pathogens, and loss of biodiversity. Nanotechnology, by virtue of nanomaterial related properties, has potential agro-biotechnological applications for alleviation of these problems. The literature pertaining to the role of nanotechnology in(More)
The natural Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces yeast flora present on the grape berries significantly affect wine production. Six grape varieties, Bangalore blue, Zinfandel, Cabernet, Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz are being used in India for wine making. The yeast diversity was studied on the basis of morphological, colony, physiological(More)
Benjaminiella poitrasii is a zygomycetous, non-pathogenic dimorphic fungus. Chitin synthases are the membrane bound enzymes involved in the synthesis of chitin and are key enzymes in the cell wall metabolism. Multiplicity of these enzymes is a common occurrence. Here, we identify eight distinct CHS genes in B. poitrasii as confirmed through DNA sequence and(More)
Studies on the levels of glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH), glutamine synthetase, and glutamate synthase were carried out as a function of temperature, nutritional conditions, and the morphological (yeast or mycelium) form of Benjaminiella poitrasii. Since both NAD- and NADP-dependent GDH activities were found in B. poitrasii, the quantitative relation between(More)
After cellulose, chitin is the second most abundant renewable resource available in nature. Marine invertebrates and fungal biomass are the two main sources of chitinous waste, which is commercially exploited. The enzymes involved in chitin degradation have been particularly well studied. Such enzymes have applications in ultrastructural studies, in the(More)
The effect of different adenine-containing compounds on the NADP-/NAD-glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) ratio was studied as a function of yeast-mycelium transition in Benjaminiella poitrasii. Under in vivo conditions, at a 5.0 mM concentration, cyclic AMP (cAMP) and dibutyryl cAMP maintained the cells in the yeast form for up to 7 and 5 h, respectively, and(More)
The chitinase andN-acetylglucosaminidase activities in cell-wall-bound and free fractions in the dimorphic fungusBenjaminiella poitrasii were studied as a function of morphological (unicellular yeast-mycelium) transition. The specific activities of chitinases of cell-wall-free, particularly in the membrane fraction, were significantly different in the yeast(More)
Synthesis of novel 1,2,3-triazole-linked beta-lactam-bile acid conjugates 17-24 using 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reaction of azido beta-lactam and terminal alkyne of bile acids in the presence of Cu(I) catalyst (click chemistry) have been realized. These molecules were evaluated in vitro for their antifungal and antibacterial activities. Most of the(More)
Benjaminiella poitrasii, a dimorphic zygomycetous fungus possesses three glutamate dehydrogenases, one requiring NAD while the other two use NADP as a coenzyme. In the activity staining after electrophoresis on native polyacrylamide gel NAD- dependent glutamate dehydrogenase revealed the presence of one enzyme that was expressed in both, yeast- and(More)