Sonika Bhatnagar

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Our previous report on Bacillus anthracis toxin-antitoxin module (MoxXT) identified it to be a two component system wherein, PemK-like toxin (MoxT) functions as a ribonuclease (Agarwal S et al. JBC 285:7254-7270, 2010). The labile antitoxin (MoxX) can bind to/neutralize the action of the toxin and is also a DNA-binding protein mediating autoregulation. In(More)
Two-component signal transduction systems (TCS), consisting of a sensor histidine protein kinase and its cognate response regulator, are an important mode of environmental sensing in bacteria. Additionally, they have been found to regulate virulence determinants in several pathogens. Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax and a bioterrorism(More)
Prokaryotic MazF family toxins cooccur with cognate antitoxins having divergent DNA-binding folds and can be of chromosomal or plasmid origin. Sequence similarity search was carried out to identify the Toxin-Antitoxin (TA) operons of MazF family followed by sequence analysis and phylogenetic studies. The genomic DNA upstream of the TA operons was searched(More)
  • Nitin Baharadwaj, Sheena Wadhwa, Pragya Goel, Isha Sethi, Singh Chanpreet, Arora +3 others
  • 2015
A microarray works by exploiting the ability of a given mRNA molecule to bind specifically to the DNA template from which it originated under specific high stringency conditions. After this, the amount of mRNA bound to each DNA site on the array is determined, which represents the expression level of each gene. Qualification of the mRNA (probe) bound to(More)
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