S. M. Talat

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Phospholipase D (PLD) activity has been identified in some new plant sources i.e. Brassica juncea (mustard) seeds, Zingibar officinale (ginger) rhizomes and Azadirachta indica (neem) leaves with the aim of identifying PLDs that possess high catalytic activity and stability. PLD from mustard seeds (PLD(ms)) exhibited the highest PLD specific activity, which(More)
The synthetic glycopeptides are interesting model systems to study the effect of O-glycosylation in modulating their function and structure. A series of glycosylated analogs of two antibacterial peptides, formaecin I and drosocin, were synthesized by varying the nature of sugar and its linkage with bioactive peptides to understand the influence of structure(More)
Glycosylation is an essential post-translational modification for few antimicrobial peptides of Proline rich class. In the present study we have shown the importance of Thr glycosylation over Ser glycosylation in Drosocin. Difference of a methyl group makes glycosylated-Thr preferred over glycosylated-Ser and renders higher activity to the peptide, probably(More)
This is the first report on the identification and partial characterization of phospholipase D (EC from Allium sativum (garlic) bulbs (PLD(GB)). The enzyme shares the phenomenon of interfacial activation with other lipolytic enzymes, i.e. the hydrolytic rate increases when the substrate changes to a more aggregated state. The enzyme activity is(More)
Antimicrobial peptides are emerging as alternate drug candidates over couple of decades. The diversity exists in amino acid sequence, conformation and mechanism of action of these peptides. Cationic antimicrobial peptides constitute major class which is further classified depending on abundance of amino acid. Insect originated cationic proline rich(More)
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