Rajsaktish Sankaranarayanan

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Jacalin, a tetrameric two-chain lectin (66,000 Mr) from jackfruit seeds, is highly specific for the tumour associated T-antigenic disaccharide. The crystal structure of jacalin with methyl-alpha-D-galactose reveals that each subunit has a three-fold symmetric beta-prism fold made up of three four-stranded beta-sheets. The lectin exhibits a novel(More)
The structure of basic Winged Bean Agglutinin (WBAI) with two dimeric molecules complexed with methyl-alpha-D-galactopyranoside in the asymmetric unit, has been determined by the molecular replacement method and refined with 2.5 A X-ray intensity data. The polypeptide chain of each monomer has the characteristic legume lectin tertiary fold. The structure(More)
Dimeric lactoglobulin molecules exist in the open conformation at basic pH, whereas they exist in the closed conformation at acidic pH, after undergoing the Tanford transition around neutral pH. Orthorhombic crystals consisting of molecules in the open conformation, grown close to neutral pH, undergo a water-mediated transformation when the relative(More)
The crystal structure of high-salt horse methaemoglobin has been determined at environmental relative humidities (r.h.) of 88, 79, 75 and 66%. The molecule is in the R state in the native and the r.h. 88% crystals. At r.h. 79%, the water content of the crystal is reduced and the molecule appears to move towards the R2 state. The crystals undergo a(More)
A new relaxed state has been characterized in the crystals of horse methemoglobin grown at neutral pH at low ionic concentration and their low humidity variants. The crystals provide an example for improvement in X-ray diffraction quality with reduced solvent content. Only the classical R state has been so far observed in liganded horse hemoglobin. The(More)
The basic lectin from winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) could be crystallized using polyethyleneglycol (PEG) 4000 (I), PEG 8000 (II) and 2-methylpentane-2,4-diol (MPD) (III) as precipitants. Crystal forms I and II grew in the presence of methyl-alpha-D-galactopyranoside or N-acetylgalactosamine while III grew in the absence of sugar. The three forms(More)
In subthreshold operation, circuits are more sensitive to the impact of parametric variation due to reduced supply voltages. To meet timing specification and ensure reliable operation, circuits require compensation techniques that mitigate variation. We developed a design methodology to use adaptive forward body bias and reduce worst case 3-sigma active(More)
In pursuance of a long-range programme on the hydration, mobility and action of proteins, the structural basis of the stabilizing effect of sugars and polyols is being investigated. With two crystallographically independent molecules with slightly different packing environments in the crystal, monoclinic lysozyme constitutes an ideal system for exploring(More)
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