Suresh Kumar Chitta

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A reliable procedure for multiple-shoot induction and plantlet regeneration was developed with apical buds collected from 7- to 8-year-old trees of Ficus carica L. using Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium supplemented with 2.0 mg/l 6-benzylaminopurine and 0.2 mg/l 1-naphthaleneacetic acid. The in-vitro-regenerated shoots were further multiplied on MS medium(More)
Streptococcus pneumonia is the common cause of sepsis and meningitis. Emergence of multiple antibiotic resistant strains in the community-acquired bacterium is catastrophic. Glucose kinase (GLK) is a regulatory enzyme capable of adding phosphate group to glucose in the first step of streptomycin biosynthesis. The activity of glucose kinase was regulated by(More)
The Bcl-2 family proteins include pro- and antiapoptotic factors acting as critical arbiters of apoptotic cell death decisions in most circumstances. Evasion of apoptosis is one of the hallmarks of cancer, relevant to tumorigenesis as well as resistance to cytotoxic drugs, and deregulation of Bcl-2 proteins was observed in many cancers. Since Bax-mediated(More)
Menaquinone is a lipid-soluble naphthoquinone that is essential for various pivotal functions of bacteria. Naphthoquinone is synthesized from chorismate of the shikimate pathway in microorganisms. Due to its absence in humans and animals, menaquinone biosynthesis has been an attractive target for development of antibiotics against a number of important(More)
Oestrogen receptor-α (ERα) is a ligand-dependent transcription factor that primarily mediates oestrogen (E2)-dependent gene transcription required for mammary gland development. Coregulators critically regulate ERα transcription functions by directly interacting with it. In the present study, we report that ELF3, an epithelial-specific ETS transcription(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the most frequent and important infectious disease causing morbidity and death in the world. One third of the world’s population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the etiologic agent of TB. The bacterial enzyme MurA catalyzes the transfer of enolpyruvate from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to uridine(More)
A series of Schiff base molecules derived from a phthalimide scaffold was investigated as efficient antibacterial, antioxidant and DNA-interacting agents. The spectroscopic characterization of these derivatives was studied in detail using elemental analysis and spectroscopic techniques. The DNA-binding profile of title molecules against Ct-DNA (calf thymus)(More)
The increasing resistance to anti-tb drugs has enforced strategies for finding new drug targets against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). In recent years enzymes associated with the rhamnose pathway in Mtb have attracted attention as drug targets. The present work is on α-D-glucose-1-phosphate thymidylyltransferase (RmlA), the first enzyme involved in the(More)
Remarkably, majority of the cancer deaths are due to metastasis, not because of primary tumors. Metastasis is one of the important hallmarks of cancer. During metastasis invasion of primary tumor cells from the site of origin to a new organ occurs. Metastasis associated proteins (MTAs) are a small family of transcriptional coregulators that are closely(More)
Resveratrol (RVS) is a naturally occurring antioxidant, able to display an array of biological activities. In the present investigation, a new derivative of RVS, RVS(a), was synthesized, and its biological activity was determined on U937 cells. It was observed that RVS(a) showed pronounced activity on U937 cells than RVS. RVS(a) is able to induce apoptosis(More)