Raviprasad Aduri

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The bacterial diversity of a soil sample collected in the vicinity of Lake Zub, Schirmacher Oasis, Antarctica, was determined both by establishing pure colonies of culturable bacteria and by cloning the total 16S rDNA of the soil and establishing the phylogeny of the clones. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene clones indicated that the bacteria belonged to the(More)
Classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are useful for characterizing the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules, ultimately, resulting in elucidation of biological function. The AMBER force field is widely used and has well-defined bond length, bond angle, partial charge, and van der Waals parameters for all the common amino acids and(More)
Helix 69 (H69) is a 19-nt stem-loop region from the large subunit ribosomal RNA. Three pseudouridine (Ψ) modifications clustered in H69 are conserved across phylogeny and known to affect ribosome function. To explore the effects of Ψ on the conformations of Escherichia coli H69 in solution, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy was used to reveal the(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus genome dimerization is initiated through an RNA-RNA kissing interaction formed via the dimerization initiation site (DIS) loop sequence, which has been proposed to be converted to a more thermodynamically stable linkage by the viral p7 form of the nucleocapsid protein (NC). Here, we systematically probed the role of specific(More)
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