Sunita Singh Dhawan

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Physiological, biochemical, and gene expression responses under drought stress were studied in Withania somnifera. Photosynthesis rate, stomatal conductance, transpiration rate, relative water content, chlorophyll content, and quantum yield of photosystems I and II (PSI and PSII) decreased in response to drought stress. Comparative expression of genes(More)
Monocytes are susceptible to HIV infection and to activation by a regulatory gene product of the HIV genome, HIV-Tat. Recently, we have demonstrated that treatment with HIV-Tat up-regulates monocyte adhesion to the endothelium and increases metalloproteinase production. in the present study, we have examined the ability of the HIV-Tat protein to alter the(More)
The study of abiotic stress response of plants is important because they have to cope with environmental changes to survive. The plant genomes have evolved to meet environmental challenges. Salt, temperature, and drought are the main abiotic stresses. The tolerance and response to stress vary differently in plants. The idea was to analyze the genes showing(More)
  • Zeus Collaboration, J Breitweg, +415 authors W B Schmidke
  • 2007
Exclusive production of 0 and J== mesons in e + p collisions has been studied with the ZEUS detector in the kinematic range 0:25 < Q 2 < 50 GeV 2 , 20 < W < 167 GeV for the 0 data and 2 < Q 2 < 40 GeV 2 , 50 < W < 150 GeV for the J== data. Cross sections for exclusive 0 and J== production have been measured as a function of Q 2 , W and t. The spin-density(More)
HIV-1 encodes the transactivating protein Tat, which is essential for virus replication and progression of HIV disease. However, Tat has multiple domains, and consequently the molecular mechanisms by which it acts remain unclear. In this report, we provide evidence that cellular activation by Tat involves a short core domain, Tat21-40, containing only 20 aa(More)
We describe the design and synthesis of a novel well characterized multi-peptide conjugate (MPC) system containing antigens from human malaria parasite and the Tat protein of HIV type-1 (HIV-1-Tat). Construction of the MPC utilizes Fmoc solid-phase peptide synthesis coupled with solution chemistry. In the first phase, a core template that serves as primary(More)
Velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens) seeds contain the catecholic amino acid L-DoPA (L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine), which is a neurotransmitter precursor and used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and mental disorders. The great demand for L-DoPA is largely met by the pharmaceutical industry through extraction of the compound from wild populations of(More)
We report here a novel, highly immunogenic synthetic, multiple-peptide conjugate comprising functional domains Tat(21-40) and Tat(53-68) from HIV-1 group M plus Tat(9-20) from HIV-1 group O of the HIV-Tat protein (HIV-1-Tat-MPC). Vaccination of mice with HIV-1-Tat-MPC induced an effective immune response to all three functional domains. The(More)
The dependence of dijet production on the virtuality of the exchanged photon, Q 2 , has been studied by measuring dijet cross sections in the range 0 < ∼ Q 2 < 2000 GeV 2 with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 38.6 pb −1. Dijet cross sections were measured for jets with transverse energy E jet T > 7.5 and 6.5 GeV and(More)
  • Zeus Collaboration, J Breitweg, +407 authors W B Schmidke
  • 2007
The e + p neutral-current deep inelastic scattering diierential cross-sections dd=dQ 2 , for Q 2 > 400 GeV 2 , dd=dx and dd=dy, for Q 2 > 400, 2500 and 10000 GeV 2 , have been measured with the ZEUS detector at HERA. The data sample of 47.7 pb ?1 was collected at a center-of-mass energy of 300 GeV. The cross-section, dd=dQ 2 , falls by six orders of(More)