Sajal Samanta

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Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) caused by the intracellular parasite Leishmania donovani accounts for an estimated 12 million cases of human infection. It is almost always associated with anemia, which severely complicates the disease course. However, the pathological processes leading to anemia in VL have thus far not been adequately characterized to date. In(More)
Using a lectin, Achatinin-H, having preferential specificity for glycoproteins with terminal 9-O-acetyl sialic acid derivatives linked in α2-6 linkages to subterminal N-acetylgalactosamine, eight distinct disease-associated 9-O-acetylated sialoglycoproteins was purified from erythrocytes of visceral leishmaniaisis (VL) patients (RBC(VL)). Analyses of(More)
Mobilization of Ca2+ from microsomal/vacuolar fractions was detected when InsP6-phytase was added after a definite time of hydrolysis which coincides with the time (20-30 min) of optimal production of Ins(2,4,5)P3 bound to phytase. The in vitro constituted Ins(1,4,5)P3 or Ins(2,4,5)P3-phytase complex is also effective in releasing Ca2+. InsP3-phytase(More)
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