Philomenadin Ferdinamarie Sharmila

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Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), a major cause of blindness worldwide, is a complex disease with a significant genetic contribution. We performed Exome Array (Illumina) analysis on 3504 POAG cases and 9746 controls with replication of the most significant findings in 9173 POAG cases and 26 780 controls across 18 collections of Asian, African and European(More)
We discovered that Yeast Extract Mannitol (YEM) medium possessed immense potential to generate silver nanoparticles from AgNO3 upon autoclaving, which was evident from (i) alteration in color of the medium; (ii) peak at ∼410 nm in UV-Vis spectrum due to surface plasmon resonance specific to silver nanoparticles; and (iii) TEM investigations. TEM coupled(More)
While evaluating impact of Au nanoparticles on seed germination and early seedling growth of cowpea, HAuCl4 was used as control. Seedlings of cowpea raised in HAuCl4, even at concentration as high as 1 mM, did not show any suppression in growth. Accordingly, Au(3+), despite being a heavy metal, did not alter levels of stress markers (viz. proline and(More)
While evaluating the impact of iron nanoparticles (NPs) on terrestrial plants we realized potential of root system of intact plants to form orange–brown complexes constituted of NPs around their roots and at bottom/side of tubes when exposed to FeCl3. These orange–brown complexes/plaques seen around roots were similar to that reported in wetland plants(More)
Proline, a stress marker, is routinely quantified by a protocol that essentially uses hazardous toluene. Negative impacts of toluene on human health prompted us to develop a reliable alternate protocol for proline quantification. Absorbance of the proline-ninhydrin condensation product formed by reaction of proline with ninhydrin at 100 °C in the reaction(More)
Investigations were carried to unravel mechanism(s) for higher tolerance of floating over submerged leaves of long leaf pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus Poir) against photoinhibition. Chloroplasts from floating leaves showed ~5- and ~6.4-fold higher Photosystem (PS) I (reduced dichlorophenol-indophenol → methyl viologen → O2) and PS II (H2O → parabenzoquine)(More)
Investigations were conducted to elucidate the key factor behind Cd2+-toxicity-induced proline accumulation in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea) by raising seedlings, independently in distilled water (DW) and mineral growth medium (MGM) in the presence of 0–500 μM CdCl2. Invariably, Cd2+-induced toxicity, measured in terms of growth, was significantly more(More)
The unique potential of chloroplasts/thylakoids to harness light energy to transport electrons from H2O to various entities was exploited for reduction of Ag+ to generate nanoparticles (NPs). Spinach thylakoids/chloroplasts turned AgNO3 solutions brown in light, but not in dark. Besides showing Ag-NPs specific surface plasmon resonance band, these brown(More)
In the title compound, C30H29BrN2O5, the β-lactam ring is essentially planar, with the O atom displaced from this plane by 0.856 (9) Å, and forming dihedral angles of 24.35 (13) and 89.42 (14)° with the planes of the benzene substituent groups on this ring. The tetra-hydro-pyran ring adopts an envelope conformation with the C atom bearing the β-lactam ring(More)