Murugesan Shyamala

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Aplysia abdominal ganglion neuron L5 is immunoreactive with an antiserum generated against the tetrapeptide Phe-Met-Arg-Phe-amide (FMRFamide); however, the specificity of this immune reagent is limited to the sequence Arg-Phe-amide. We isolated cDNA clones homologous to mRNAs specifically expressed in L5 and demonstrated that these clones do not hybridize(More)
Transcription of the egg-laying hormone (ELH) gene family was examined by characterizing homologous cDNA clones from abdominal ganglion and atrial gland cDNA libraries. All cDNAs contain an exon that spans the coding region (exon III) and one or two additional exons. The tissue-specific expression of the ELH gene family was confirmed by the observation that(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Clitoria ternatea, a medicinal herb native to tropical equatorial Asia, is commonly used in folk medicine to treat various diseases. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity of C. ternatea against experimentally induced liver injury. METHODS The antioxidant property of methanolic extract(More)
The proteins of identified cells from the Aplysia californica central nervous system were labeled with radioactive amino acids and fractionated on SDS acrylamide gels containing 6 M urea. Most of the large cells contain prominent, cell-specific protein products in the molecular weight range between 3 and 30 KD. The molecular weights of the largest specific(More)
RNA blotting and cDNA cloning techniques were used to study expression of the egg-laying hormone (ELH) gene family in the head ganglia of Aplysia californica. All head ganglia were found to express a 1800 nucleotide (nt) mRNA homologous to the ELH gene family. The nucleotide sequence of a clone isolated from a ring ganglia cDNA library demonstrates that(More)
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