Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra

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The free radical, nitric oxide (NO.), has been implicated in the pathogenesis of muscular dystrophies because the enzyme, nitric oxide synthase (NOS), which produces NO., binds to the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex (DGC). In various studies of tissue samples from human and animal muscular dystrophies due to DGC defects, correlations between reductions of(More)
Oxidative injury underlies the cellular injury and cell death in a variety of disease states. In muscular dystrophies, evidence from in vivo and in vitro studies suggests that muscle degeneration may be secondary to an increased susceptibility to oxidative stress. To address the role of free radical metabolism in the pathogenetic process of muscular(More)
This paper deals with how Govindjee taught the Z-Scheme of electron transport in oxygenic photosynthesis at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha, India, in 2014, in a unique and highly effective fashion—using students to act as molecules, representing the entire electron transport chain from water to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP+). It(More)
Puri City is situated on the east coast of India and receives water supply only from the groundwater sources demarcated as water fields. The objective of this paper is to assess and evaluate the groundwater quality due to impact of anthropogenic activities in the city. Groundwater samples were collected from the water fields, hand pumps, open wells, and(More)
The organophosphorus (OP) insecticides dimethoate and chlorfenvinphos, at all selected concentrations (0-500 micromol liter-1), reduced the rate of accumulation of uranine and enhanced fluorescence quenching of 9-amino-6-chloro-2-methoxyacridine (ACMA). There was a significant nonlinear negative correlation between insecticide concentrations and uranine(More)
The organophosphorus (OP) insecticides are powerful inhibitors of esterases, and their toxic actions are commonly explained in terms of acetylcholinesterase (EC 3.1.1.7) inhibition but their phytotoxic effects remain unexplained. In this study the effects of an OP insecticide, dimethoate, on cyanobacterial photosynthesis and respiration were measured using(More)
In vitro regeneration of black nightshade (Solanum nigrum L.) plants was achieved through callus-mediated shoot organogenesis followed by 30 d indoor ex vitro adaptation to nutritional stress under environmental ambience and thereafter 6-d outdoor acclimatization in pots prior to field establishment. Relevant physiological parameters including pigment(More)
The organophosphorus insecticide dimethoate, at field concentration (1.419+/-0.086mga.i.g(-1)fr.wt. of leaf tissue) did not cause any significant degradation of chlorophylls and carotenoids in Solanum melangena L. On the other hand, there was significant reduction of photosynthesis, transpiration and stomatal conductance during 6h after spray application of(More)