Santosh B. Noronha

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AIM Medulloblastoma is a malignant brain tumor that occurs predominantly in children. Current risk stratification based on clinical parameters is inadequate for accurate prognostication. MicroRNA expression is known to be deregulated in various cancers and has been found to be useful in predicting tumor behavior. In order to get a better understanding of(More)
In a series of previous reports it was established by implementing metabolic flux, NMR/MS, and Northern blot analysis that the glyoxylate shunt, the TCA cycle, and acetate uptake by acetyl-CoA synthetase are more active in Escherichia coli BL21 than in Escherichia coli JM109. These differences were accepted as the reason for the differences in the glucose(More)
The heterogeneity and poor prognosis associated with gliomas, makes biomarker identification imperative. Here, we report autoantibody signatures across various grades of glioma serum samples and sub-categories of glioblastoma multiforme using Human Proteome chips containing ~17000 full-length human proteins. The deduced sets of classifier proteins helped to(More)
Meningiomas are one of the most common tumors of the Central nervous system (CNS). This study aims to identify the autoantibody biomarkers in meningiomas using high-density human proteome arrays (~17,000 full-length recombinant human proteins). Screening of sera from 15 unaffected healthy individuals, 10 individuals with meningioma grade I and 5 with(More)
Escherichia coli cra null mutants have been reported in the literature to be impaired in biofilm formation. To develop E. coli biofilm-inhibiting agents for prevention and control of adherent behaviour, analogues of a natural Cra ligand, fructose-1,6-bisphosphate, were identified based on two-dimensional similarity to the natural ligand. Of the analogues(More)
In the present study, we explored the extent to which inaccuracies inherent in homology models of the transmembrane helical cores of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) can impact loop prediction. We demonstrate that loop prediction in homology models is much more difficult than loop reconstruction in crystal structures because of the imprecise positioning(More)
Current momentum of microalgal research rests extensively in tapping the potential of multi-omics methodologies in regard to sustainable biofuels. Microalgal biomass is fermented to bioethanol; while lipids, particularly triacylglycerides (TAGs), are transesterified to biodiesels. Biodiesel has emerged as an ideal biofuel candidate; hence, its(More)
(R)-phenylacetylcarbinol or (R)-PAC is a pharmaceutical precursor of (1R, 2S) ephedrine and (1S, 2S) pseudoephedrine. Biotransformation of benzaldehyde and glucose by pyruvate decarboxylase produces (R)-PAC. This biotransformation suffers from toxicity of the substrate, product [(R)-PAC] and by-product (benzyl alcohol). In the present study, ionic(More)
The aim of the study was to increase production of (R)-PAC by altering carboligation activity of Pdc in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Pdc1 activity was modified by over-expression as well as changing the rate of decarboxylation and carboligation by site specific mutation in Pdc1. Over-expression of mutant Pdc1 resulted in 50 ± 2.5% increase in levels of (R)-PAC(More)
Detection of Parkinson’s disease (PD) at an early stage is important for effective management and for initiating neuroprotective strategies early in the therapeutic process. Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) using IIoflupane (DaTSCAN, GE Healthcare; also known as [123I]FPCIT) have shown to be a sensitive marker for PD even in the early(More)