Vinayaka Srinivas

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Euryarchaeota and Crenarchaeota are two major phyla of archaea which use distinct molecular apparatuses for cell division. Euryarchaea make use of the tubulin-related protein FtsZ, while Crenarchaea, which appear to lack functional FtsZ, employ the Cdv (cell division) components to divide. Ammonia oxidizing archaeon (AOA) Nitrosopumilus maritimus belongs to(More)
Proper positioning of the cleavage furrow is essential for successful cell division. The mitotic spindle, which consists of dynamic astral microtubules and stable equatorial microtubules is responsible for this process. However, little is known about how microtubules are regulated in a time- and region-dependent manner. Here, we show that(More)
The ability to discriminate between galactose and N- acetylgalactosamine, observed in some lectins, is crucial for their biological activity as well as their usefulness as tools in biology and medicine. However, the molecular basis of differential binding of lectins to these two sugars is poorly understood. Peanut agglutinin (PNA) is one of the few(More)
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