Satya Deo Pandey

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BACKGROUND HupB is a 28 kDa cell-wall-associated protein co-expressed with the siderophores mycobactin and carboxymycobactin in iron-limited Mycobacterium tuberculosis. HupB is expressed in vivo and anti-HupB antibodies are present in the serum of TB patients. METHODS The aims of this study were to evaluate the serodiagnostic potential of HupB and to(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis expresses the 28-kDa protein HupB (Rv2986c) and the Fe(3+)-specific high-affinity siderophores mycobactin and carboxymycobactin upon iron limitation. The objective of this study was to understand the functional role of HupB in iron acquisition. A hupB mutant strain of M. tuberculosis, subjected to growth in low-iron medium (0.02(More)
DD-carboxypeptidases (DD-CPases) are low-molecular-mass (LMM) penicillin-binding proteins (PBPs) that are mainly involved in peptidoglycan remodelling, but little is known about the dd-CPases of mycobacteria. In this study, a putative DD-CPase of Mycobacterium smegmatis, MSMEG_2433 is characterized. The gene for the membrane-bound form of MSMEG_2433 was(More)
The influence of iron levels on the transcription of the hupB gene in Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the focus of this study. Studies in our laboratory showed HupB to be co-expressed with the two siderophores in low-iron organisms. Mycobactin biosynthesis is repressed by the IdeR-Fe(2+) complex that binds the IdeR box in the mbtB promoter. Recently, we(More)
Mycobacterial beta-lactamases are involved in exerting beta-lactam resistance, though many of these proteins remain uncharacterized. Here, we have characterized MSMEG_4455 of Mycobacterium smegmatis as a beta-lactamase using molecular, biochemical and mutational techniques. To elucidate its nature in vivo and in vitro, and to predict its structure-function(More)
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