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Issues relating to sustenance of the usefulness of genetically modified first generation Bt crop plants in the farmer's field are of great concern for crop scientists. Additional biotechnological strategies need to be in place to safeguard the possibility for yield loss of Bt crop by other lepidopteran insects that are insensitive to the Cry1A toxin, and(More)
A survey was compiled of several characteristics of the intersubunit contacts in 58 oligomeric proteins, and of the intermolecular contracts in the lattice for 223 protein crystal structures. The total number of atoms in contact and the secondary structure elements involved are similar in the two types of interfaces. Crystal contact patches are frequently(More)
A simple, inexpensive procedure for preparing pure kinetoplast DNA network from Leishmania donovani is described. L. donovani promastigotes were lysed by incubating with pronase in presence of sodium dodecylsulfate. Crude kinetoplast DNA networks were obtained by centrifugation of the lysate through a 20% sucrose solution. The pellet containing kinetoplast(More)
MOTIVATION Throughout evolution, homologous proteins have common regions that stay semi-rigid relative to each other and other parts that vary in a more noticeable way. In order to compare the increasing number of structures in the PDB, flexible geometrical alignments are needed, that are reliable and easy to use. RESULTS We present a protein structure(More)
Glycation causes severe damage to protein structure that could lead to amyloid formation in special cases. Here in this report, we have shown for the first time that hen egg white lysozyme (HEWL) does not undergo amyloid formation even after prolonged glycation in the presence of D-glucose, D-fructose and D-ribose. Cross-linked oligomers were formed in all(More)
All-trans retinoic acid derived from vitamin A is an essential component for the modulation of angiogenesis, the process of blood vessel formation. We have investigated the binding of all-trans retinoic acid to the carrier protein, human serum albumin (HSA) under physiological conditions. Fluorescence quenching methods in combination with Fourier transform(More)
Angiogenesis is a fundamental process by which new blood vessels are formed. The angiogenesis process is induced by several growth factors. Among them angiogenin is the most potent blood vessel inducer known. In this paper, we have investigated the effect of green tea polyphenols, mainly the catechins, on an angiogenin-like protein induced angiogenesis(More)
The amino acid sequence and chemical interactions at the ends of 163 helices were surveyed so as better to understand amino acid preferences previously observed [Richardson, J.S. & Richardson, D.C. (1988) Science 240, 1648-1652]. Amino acid preferences differed from the previous survey in some significant details and in ways that might affect the choice of(More)
Novel enediyne-amino acid conjugates 1-4 have been synthesized. All of these effectively target the enzyme chymotrypsin inhibiting its proteolytic activity. The conjugate with a directly linked phenyl alanine is the most effective inhibitor with a K(i) of 3 microM. The mode of inhibition is mostly competitive or of a mixed type depending on the nature of(More)
The interaction of bovine serum albumin (BSA) with isoxazolcurcumin (IOC) and diacetylcurcumin (DAC) has been investigated. Binding constants obtained were found to be in the 10(5) M(-1) range. Minor conformational changes of BSA were observed from circular dichroism (CD) and Fourier transformed infrared (FT-IR) studies on binding. Based on Förster's theory(More)