Rama Gandhi

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A simple and mild procedure is developed for the preparation of an activated polymer surface, used for immobilization of a protein ligand through a covalent linkage. Activation of the polymer surface is carried out by attaching an active functional group through 1-fluoro-2-nitro-4-azidobenzene (FNAB). UV irradiation of FNAB transforms its azido group into a(More)
A simple photoresponsive azo-dextran polymer has been investigated for its ability to act as a nanogel drug carrier. Self aggregation of the azo-dextran polymer leads to the formation of nanogels, AD (5 and 10) in aqueous media, which were characterized by TEM and DLS. When examined under UV light (365 nm), the unloaded nanogels, which were observed to be(More)
A new protocol has been developed for incorporation of a photoisomerizable azobenzene moiety into synthetic stereo-enriched [R(p)] and [S(p)] PS-oligonucleotides. The azobenzene pendant is attached at pre-selected positions in internucleotidic phosphorothioate oligonucleotides of both [R(p)] and [S(p)] diastereomers using a novel reagent,(More)
Intracellular nature and diversified locations of infectious and parasitic diseases such as leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, tuberculosis and hepatitis B and C pose a significant global burden and challenge to the scientists working in the area of drug discovery and drug delivery. The macrophages and hepatocytes are considered as potential target sites as(More)
A new protocol has been described for solid phase preparation of 3'- and 5'-aminooxylalkylated oligonucleotides using commercially available reagents. This involves attachment of linker 4 either with an LCAA-CPG support via succinoylation followed by synthesis (3'-aminooxyalkylated oligomers) or formation of its phosphoramidite 6 followed by coupling with(More)
Polypropylene and polyethylene surfaces are activated by introducing an active functional group through 1-fluoro-2 nitro-4-azidobenzene by UV irradiation. Horseradish peroxidase and glucose oxidase are immobilized onto the activated surfaces, simply by incubating the enzymes at 37 degrees C. When untreated surfaces are used, insignificant immobilization of(More)
Microarray technology has become an important tool for detection and analysis of nucleic acid targets. Immobilization of modified and unmodified oligonucleotides on epoxy-functionalized glass surfaces is often used in microarray fabrication. Here, we demonstrate a protocol that employs coating of SU-8 (glycidyl ether of bisphenol A) onto glass microslides(More)
A two-step general method for labeling of synthetic oligonucleotides is described. The protocol employs a cleavable universal linker, 5'-O-(4,4'-dimethoxytrityl)-3'-O-benzoyl-2'-O-(2-cyanoethyl-N,N-diisopropyl)-uridine phosphoramidite, to effect coupling to polymer-bound oligonucleotide chains. Sequentially, coupling with commercially available(More)
The present study describes the formation of copolymers of linear and branched PEIs (25 kDa each). These polyethylenimines (bPEI and IPEI) were crosslinked with each other to obtain branched-linear (BL) PEI copolymers using epichlorohydrin as a crosslinker in two steps. First, IPEI was reacted with epichlorohydrin to form IPEI-chlorohydrin (CHL) and(More)
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