Somnath Mandal

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Russell's viper venom (RVV) induced acute renal failure involves both direct and indirect nephrotoxic actions where the specific component/s are yet to be identified. A basic cytotoxin of 7.2kDa (RVV-7) has been identified as potential nephrotoxin. Autoradiographic experiments demonstrated that only RVV-7 among RVV toxins binds specifically to mice kidney(More)
The fibrinolytic components of venom have been evaluated for long in the enzymatic treatment of thrombosis. Russell's viper venom has fibrinolytic activity that is associated with hemorrhagic activity. Here it has been investigated whether the crude venom could be detoxified by thermal denaturation retaining fibrinolytic activity. The venom at 0.05 mg/ml in(More)
An aqueous extract of human placenta exhibits strong gelatinase/collagenase activity in zymography. 2-D gel electrophoresis of the extract with gelatin zymography in the second dimension displayed a single spot, identified as ubiquitin-like component upon MALDI/TOF MS/MS analysis. Immunoblot indicated presence of ubiquitin and absence of collagenase in the(More)
We investigated the effect of elicitation on cell wall strengthening in eggplant roots caused by 6 elicitors viz., chitosan (CH), salicylic acid (SA), methyl jasmonate, methyl salicylate and vitamins B2 and B12. Analysis of phenolic metabolites from eggplant roots by HPLC revealed presence of 6 major cell wall-bound phenolic compounds. They were(More)
Two isoforms, L(1) and L(2), of L-amino acid oxidase have been isolated from Russell's viper venom by Sephadex G-100 gel filtration followed by CM-Sephadex C-50 ion exchange chromatography. The enzymes, with different isoelectric points, are monomers of 60-63 kDa as observed from size exclusion HPLC and SDS/PAGE. Partial N-terminal amino acid sequencing of(More)
A basic toxin from Russell's viper venom of 7.2 kDa (RVV-7) has been purified to homogeneity after partial unfolding by 4 M urea followed by filtration through Centricon-30 membrane. Its N-terminal sequence showed strong homology with snake venom cytotoxins. Cytotoxic activity of RVV-7 has been demonstrated with B16F10 melanoma cells. PLA2 activity was(More)
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