Raghoottama S Pandurangi

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Plant defensins are small cysteine-rich antimicrobial proteins. Their three-dimensional structures are similar in that they consist of an α-helix and three anti-parallel β-strands stabilized by four disulfide bonds. Plant defensins MsDef1 and MtDef4 are potent inhibitors of the growth of several filamentous fungi including Fusarium graminearum. However,(More)
Surface IR (infrared) modes of crystalline and fumed (amorphous) silica particles, calcined at temperatures up to 1095 degrees C, have been studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The ability of these same particles to lyse cells has been measured by a hemolysis protocol. The untreated crystalline and amorphous materials differ by a factor of 40(More)
The efficiency of photolabeling of HSA and IgG with [14C]methyl 4-azido-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzoate has been studied using size exclusion chromatography in conjunction with liquid scintillation counting. Labeling efficiencies of 78% for HSA and 82% for IgG have been determined. The extent of bond insertion into proteins exceeds the C-H insertion efficiency(More)
N-alkyl derivatives of perfluoroarylazides are excellent candidates for photolabeling of proteins since they have absorption spectra in the 340-350 nm range permitting photolabel absorption without direct protein photolysis. The [14C]-N-methylamino derivative of 4-azido-tetrafluorobenzonitrile has been used to demonstrate that 80% of the photo-induced(More)
Experimental vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectra for the dextrorotatory enantiomer and theoretical VCD spectra obtained with localized molecular orbital theory using 6-31G* basis set for the (R) configuration of 2-methylthiirane-3,3-d(2) in the 700-1500 cm(-1) region are presented. The observed and predicted VCD signs are in very good agreement(More)
Functionalization of perfluoro aryl azides by bifunctional chelating agents (BFCAs) capable of forming high specific activity complexes with (99m)Tc (for gamma-imaging) and (188)Re (for radiotherapy) is described. The synthesis of multidonor BFCAs containing N(2)S(2), N(4), and N(3)S donor groups containing imidazole, pyridine, and pyrazine functionalities(More)
Rhenium and technetium are known for their useful applications in nuclear medicine with similar properties. In this study, new diamido dipyridino (N(4)) water-soluble ligands (2-C(5)H(4)NCH(2)NHCO)(2)CH(2), 1 (L(1)H2), (2-C(5)H(4)NNHNHCO)(2)CH(2), 2, and [2-C(5)H(4)N(+)(O)(-)CH(2)NHCO](2)CH(2), 3, were synthesized. Reaction of L(1)H2 with(More)
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