Omkar Uday Kawalekar

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Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-borne emerging pathogen that has a major health impact in humans and causes fever disease, headache, rash, nausea, vomiting, myalgia, and arthralgia. Indigenous to tropical Africa, recent large outbreaks have been reported in parts of South East Asia and several of its neighboring islands in 2005-07 and in Europe in 2007.(More)
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an emerging mosquito-borne alphavirus indigenous to tropical Africa and Asia. Acute illness is characterized by fever, arthralgias, conjunctivitis, rash, and sometimes arthritis. Relatively little is known about the antigenic targets for immunity, and no licensed vaccines or therapeutics are currently available for the pathogen.(More)
This study compared second-generation chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) encoding signaling domains composed of CD28, ICOS, and 4-1BB (TNFRSF9). Here, we report that certain CARs endow T cells with the ability to undergo long-term autonomous proliferation. Transduction of primary human T cells with lentiviral vectors encoding some of the CARs resulted in(More)
T cell persistence is likely to promote long-term anti-tumor effects after adoptive T cell transfer. We have recently shown that incorporation of the ICOS intracellu-lar domain into chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) significantly increased Th17 cell persistence in vivo, compared to CARs with CD28 or 4-1BB intracellular domains [1]. Here, we hypothesized(More)
Structural modifications of the existing ampicillin are much needed for saving patients from ampicillin-resistant microorganisms. A number of new molecules were generated by side chain modification of the existing ampicillin structure. Armed with molecular docking softwares like FlexiDOC, GLIDE, and AutoDOCK, a docking study was performed. Interaction(More)
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