Sanjay K. Ghosh

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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)
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)
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)
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)
In this study, alkaliphilic family G/11 xylanase from alkali-tolerant filamentous fungi Penicillium citrinum MTCC 6489 was used as a model system to gain insight into the molecular aspects of unfolding/refolding of alkaliphilic glycosyl hydrolase protein family. The intrinsic protein fluorescence suggested a putative intermediate state of protein in(More)
oskar RNA localization to the posterior pole of the Drosophila melanogaster oocyte requires splicing of the first intron and the exon junction complex (EJC) core proteins. The functional link between splicing, EJC deposition and oskar localization has been unclear. Here we demonstrate that the EJC associates with oskar mRNA upon splicing in vitro and that(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)
This consensus statement was developed by Special Interest Group - Urticaria (IADVL). Urticaria, a heterogeneous group of diseases, often cannot be recognized by its morphology. Due to non-specific and non-affordable diagnosis, management of urticaria, especially chronic urticaria, is very challenging. This guideline includes definition, causes,(More)
Chemical leukoderma denotes an acquired hypopigmentation caused by repeated exposure to specific chemical compounds simulating clinically idiopathic vitiligo. The ailment has been increasing in developing countries like India in recent years. Etiologically, a lot of chemicals, especially phenolic group, have been identified in various countries including(More)
Under nitrosative stressed condition intracellular GSNO accumulation is common to all cell types. Conserved NADH-dependent GSNO reductase was reported previously as an important cellular protective measure against this. In spite of the constitutive nature of the enzyme, we observed in vivo inactivation of two important enzymes-glyoxalase-I and(More)