Shailendra Kumar Sharma

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Characterization of human monoclonal antibodies is providing considerable insight into mechanisms of broad HIV-1 neutralization. Here we report an HIV-1 gp41 membrane-proximal external region (MPER)-specific antibody, named 10E8, which neutralizes ∼98% of tested viruses. An analysis of sera from 78 healthy HIV-1-infected donors demonstrated that 27%(More)
Eight antisera and one monoclonal antibody to synthetic peptides that corresponded to domains extending over the entire length of the beta-amyloid precursor protein (beta-APP), and an antiserum to the full-length 695-amino acid form of the beta-APP, were raised to probe the composition of the core and corona of senile plaques (SPs). We localized distinct(More)
The isolation and sequencing of three transcripts for the precursor of the cerebral amyloid of Alzheimer disease have greatly facilitated understanding the relationship of the amyloid precursor protein (APP) to its 42 amino acid residue fragment (beta-protein or A4) which composes amyloid fibrils. In this study, we have used the 695 amino acid residue(More)
Advances in genome sequencing technologies have enabled researchers and breeders to rapidly associate phenotypic variation to genome sequence differences. We recently took advantage of next-generation sequencing technology to develop MutMap, a method that allows rapid identification of causal nucleotide changes of rice mutants by whole genome resequencing(More)
BACKGROUND Sucrose phosphate synthase (SPS) is an important component of the plant sucrose biosynthesis pathway. In the monocotyledonous Poaceae, five SPS genes have been identified. Here we present a detailed analysis of the wheat SPSII family in wheat. A set of homoeologue-specific primers was developed in order to permit both the detection of sequence(More)
Acyl carrier protein (ACP) plays a central role in fatty acid biosynthesis by transferring the acyl groups from one enzyme to another for the completion of the fatty acid synthesis cycle. Holo-ACP is the obligatory substrate for the synthesis of acyl-ACPs which act as the carrier and donor for various metabolic reactions. Despite its interactions with(More)
AIMS The concentration of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is elevated in patients on dialysis. FGF receptors have been implicated in the pathogenesis of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. The objective of this study was to examine the associations between high plasma FGF-23 concentration and LV systolic dysfunction. METHODS We tested the hypothesis(More)
A family of putative PECTIN ESTERASE INHIBITOR (PEI) genes, which were detected in the genomic region co-segregating with the resistance gene Rrs2 against scald caused by Rhynchosporium commune in barley, were characterized and tested for their possible involvement in mediating resistance to the pathogen by complementation and overexpression analysis. The(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the feasibility of using mobile communication technology in completing a 30-day follow-up of surgical site infection (SSI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS SSIs are infections occurring up to 30 days after an operative procedure. This prospective exploratory study was conducted in a cohort of patients who were admitted and operated on in the(More)
This study demonstrates for the first time that resistance to different root lesion nematodes ( P. neglectus and P. penetrans ) is controlled by a common QTL. A major resistance QTL ( Rlnnp6H ) has been mapped to chromosome 6H using two independent barley populations. Root lesion nematodes (Pratylenchus spp.) are important pests in cereal production(More)
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