Murugespillai Mylvaganum

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The verotoxin (VT) (Shiga toxin) receptor globotriaosyl ceramide (Gb(3)), mediates VT1/VT2 retrograde transport to the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) for cytosolic A subunit access to inhibit protein synthesis. Adamantyl Gb(3) is an amphipathic competitive inhibitor of VT1/VT2 Gb(3) binding. However, Gb(3)-negative VT-resistant CHO/Jurkat cells incorporate(More)
We have made adamantylGSLs by substituting the fatty acids of primarily, globotriaosyl ceramide(Gb(3)) and sulfogalactosyl ceramide(SGC), with the rigid alpha-adamantane hydrocarbon frame. These analogues have proven to be remarkably water-soluble but retain the receptor function of the parent membrane GSL. AdaGb(3) prevents the binding of verotoxins to(More)
Despite the extensive structural characterization of glycosphingolipids (GSLs), their functions in cell physiology and pathobiology remain elusive. This is largely owing to the fact that they are difficult to handle, being insoluble in aqueous media, and that no one gene alone determines their synthesis. The heterogeneity of the lipid moiety provides a(More)
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