Veerappan Anbazhagan

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The interaction of the major acidic bovine seminal plasma protein, PDC-109, with dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) membranes has been investigated by spin-label electron spin resonance spectroscopy. Studies employing phosphatidylcholine spin labels, bearing the spin labels at different positions along the sn-2 acyl chain indicate that the protein(More)
The interaction of the major bovine seminal plasma protein, PDC-109 with lipid membranes was investigated by isothermal titration calorimetry. Binding of the protein to model membranes made up of diacyl phospholipids was found to be endothermic, with positive values of binding enthalpy and entropy, and could be analyzed in terms of a single type of binding(More)
PDC-109, the major protein of bovine seminal plasma, binds to sperm plasma membranes upon ejaculation and plays a crucial role in the subsequent events leading to fertilization. The binding process is mediated primarily by the specific interaction of PDC-109 with choline-containing phospholipids. In the present study the kinetics and mechanism of the(More)
The major protein from bovine seminal plasma, PDC-109 binds selectively to choline phospholipids on the sperm plasma membrane and plays a crucial role in priming spermatozoa for fertilization. The microenvironment and accessibility of tryptophans of PDC-109 in the native state, in the presence of phosphorylcholine (PrC) and phospholipid membranes as well as(More)
The exact mechanism of action of anesthetics is still an open question. While some observations suggest specific anesthetic-protein interactions, nonspecific perturbation of the lipid bilayer has also been suggested. Perturbations of bilayer properties could subsequently affect the structure and function of membrane proteins. Addition of the local(More)
PDC-109 binds to sperm plasma membranes by specific interaction with choline phospholipids and induces cholesterol efflux, a necessary event before capacitation - and subsequent fertilization - can occur. The binding of phosphorylcholine (PrC) and lysophosphatidylcholine (Lyso-PC) with PDC-109 was investigated by monitoring the ligand-induced changes in the(More)
A facile synthesis of highly stable silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) was reported using a biopolymer, xylan as both a reducing and stabilizing agent. Xylan was isolated from waste biomass, wheat bran (WB) by alkaline treatment and was characterized by Fehling's test, dinitrosalicylic acid assay, FTIR, (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR. The synthesized nanoparticles were(More)
Binding of PDC-109, the major protein of the bovine seminal plasma, to sperm plasma membrane results in an efflux of cholesterol and choline phospholipids, a necessary event before capacitation can occur. The selectivity of PDC-109 for different spin-labelled phospholipids and sterol probes in dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) host matrix has been(More)
The effect of PDC-109 binding to dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine (DMPC) and dipalmitoylphosphatidylglycerol (DPPG) multilamellar vesicles (MLVs) and supported membranes was investigated by (31)P NMR spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. Additionally, the effect of cholesterol on the binding of PDC-109 to phosphatidylcholine (PC) membranes was studied.(More)
PDC-109, the major bovine seminal plasma protein, binds to sperm plasma membrane and modulates capacitation in the presence of heparin. In view of this, the PDC-109/heparin interaction has been investigated employing various biophysical approaches. Isothermal titration calorimetric studies yielded the association constant and changes in enthalpy and entropy(More)