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The enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose has potential economical and environment-friendly applications. Therefore, discovery of new extremophilic cellulases is essential to meet the requirements of industry. Penicillium citrinum (MTCC 6489) that was previously isolated from soil in our laboratory, produced alkali tolerant and thermostable cellulases.(More)
Oxidative stress has been shown to alter cellular redox status in various cell types. Changes in expressions of several antioxidative and antistress-responsive genes along with activation or inactivation of various proteins were also reported during oxidative insult as well as during nitrosative stress. In the present study, we show the effect of(More)
A series of potent and selective inducible nitric-oxide synthase (iNOS) inhibitors was shown to prevent iNOS dimerization in cells and inhibit iNOS in vivo. These inhibitors are now shown to block dimerization of purified human iNOS monomers. A 3H-labeled inhibitor bound to full-length human iNOS monomer with apparent Kd approximately 1.8 nm and had a slow(More)
M. phaseolina, a global devastating necrotrophic fungal pathogen causes charcoal rot disease in more than 500 host plants. With the aim of understanding the plant-necrotrophic pathogen interaction associated with charcoal rot disease of jute, biochemical approach was attempted to study cellular nitric oxide production under diseased condition. This is the(More)
BACKGROUND Footwear dermatitis represents a distinct and common group among all types of contact dermatitis cases seen in India. This ailment, however, often remains undiagnosed, misdiagnosed or empirically diagnosed without pinpointing the contributory allergens. AIMS This study was undertaken to detect the epidemio-allergological pattern of footwear(More)
Homodimer formation activates all nitric-oxide synthases (NOSs). It involves the interaction between two oxygenase domains (NOSoxy) that each bind heme and (6R)-tetrahydrobiopterin (H4B) and catalyze NO synthesis from L-Arg. Here we compared three NOSoxy isozymes regarding dimer strength, interface composition, and the ability of L-Arg and H4B to stabilize(More)
The heme and flavin-binding domains of Drosophila nitric oxide synthase (DNOS) were expressed in Escherichia coli using the expression vector pCW. The denatured molecular mass of the expressed protein was 152kDa along with a proteolytically cleaved product of 121kDa. The DNOS heme protein exhibited very low Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent NO synthase activity.(More)
Intracellular parasitic protozoans of the genus Leishmania depend for their survival on the elaboration of enzymic and other mechanisms for evading toxic free-radical damage inflicted by their phagocytic macrophage host. One such mechanism may involve superoxide dismutase (SOD), which detoxifies reactive superoxide radicals produced by activated(More)
BACKGROUND The present study was undertaken to compare the efficacy, safety and tolerability of a new microsphere adapalene formulation and conventional adapalene in adult patients with mild to moderate acne vulgaris. MATERIALS AND METHODS This prospective, randomized, assessor-blind, multi-centric (3 centres) comparative, post-marketing phase IV study(More)