Pattabiraman Lalitha

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In this paper, we describe the development of VCUSM2, a live metabolic auxotroph of Vibrio cholerae O139. Auxotrophy was achieved by mutating a house keeping gene, hemA, that encodes for glutamyl-tRNA reductase, an important enzyme in the C5 pathway for delta-aminolevulenic acid (ALA) biosynthesis, which renders this strain dependent on exogenous ALA for(More)
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE Ancient tribes in the Western Ghats of India use the roots of Decalepis hamiltonii Wight and Arn (Asclepiadaceae) for several medicinal purposes particularly inflammation. AIM To investigate whether the pure compounds obtained from the Decalepis hamiltonii have anti inflammatory activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
The cysteine-rich C-terminal region of the merozoite surface protein-1, MSP-119, of Plasmodium falciparum has been the most promising vaccine target antigen to date, based on protective immunization studies with recombinant proteins in mice and monkey models. To be further developed as a vaccine candidate, it is essential to study its sequence heterogeneity(More)
Among the few vaccine candidates under development, apical membrane antigen (AMA-1) of Plasmodium falciparum is one of the most promising erythrocyte stage malaria vaccine candidates under consideration. The overall structure of AMA-1 appears to be conserved as compared to other surface proteins, but there are numerous amino acid substitutions identified(More)
The C-terminal 19 and 42 kDa fragments of Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP-1) have shown to be protective in animals against lethal parasite challenge. The MSP-1(19) being highly conserved may lack sufficient number of T-cell epitopes in order to elicit a broader response in genetically diverse populations. The inclusion of additional(More)
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