Tapas K. Nayak

Soma Chattopadhyay3
Prabhudutta Mamidi2
3Soma Chattopadhyay
2Prabhudutta Mamidi
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BACKGROUND The high morbidity and socio-economic loss associated with the recent massive global outbreak of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) emphasize the need to understand the biology of the virus for developing effective antiviral therapies. METHODS AND FINDINGS In this study, an attempt was made to understand the molecular mechanism involved in Heat shock(More)
BACKGROUND The recent re-emergence of Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in India after 32 years and its worldwide epidemics with unprecedented magnitude raised a great public health concern. METHODS AND FINDINGS In this study, a biological comparison was carried out between a novel 2006 Indian CHIKV outbreak strain, DRDE-06 and the prototype strain S-27 in(More)
The evolutionary conserved, less-polymorphic, nonclassical major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I molecules: Qa-1 and its human homologue human leukocyte antigen-E (HLA-E) along with HLA-F, G and H cross-talk with the T-cell receptors and also interact with natural killer T-cells and other lymphocytes. Moreover, these nonclassical MHC molecules are(More)
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