Vinod Kumar Nigam

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Acremonium chrysogenum NCIM 1069 was used for the biosynthesis of cephalosporin-C (CPC) in batch mode of cultivation. The effect of different medium constituents for better yield of CPC was thoroughly investigated. From the results of the fermentation, it was found that ammonium sulphate as inorganic nitrogen source and methionine at the concentration of(More)
The biotransformation of acrylonitrile was investigated using thermophilic nitrilase produced from a new isolate Streptomyces sp. MTCC 7546 in both the free and immobilized state. Under optimal conditions, the enzyme converts nitriles to acids without the formation of amides. The whole cells of the isolate were immobilized in agar-agar and the beads so(More)
Alkaline proteases producing halophilic bacteria isolated from Sambar Lake, Rajasthan were investigated for keratinolytic activity. The aim of this study was to optimize culture conditions for maximum enzyme production as well as characterization of proteases with keratinolytic action. Casein was used as sole carbon and nitrogen source for alkaline protease(More)
Citronella oil is the main product of Java citronella grass (Cymbopogon winterianus Jowitt) rich in geraniol and citronellol, widely used in mosquito repellents and perfumeries. The age of the plant plays a key role in oil composition and its yield such that young leaves have lesser oil content than the mature leaves. Also, a remarkable difference between(More)
Entrapped cells of P. diminuta were used for the production of 7-aminocephalosporanic acid (7-ACA), a key intermediate required for the production of most of the clinically used cephalosporin derivatives, i.e., semisynthetic cephalosporins. The repeated batch production of 7-ACA with entrapped cells of P. diminuta in different carriers were carried out for(More)
L-Asparaginase (E.C. 3.5.1.1.), also known as L-asparagine amidohydrolase is the enzyme with anti-tumor activity and is well accepted as a chemotherapeutic agent against the acute lymphoblastic leukemia and lymphosarcoma. This article has briefly touched nearly all the industrial and clinical aspects of L-Asparaginase and provides the recent update of the(More)
Nitrilases are enzymes with varied applications preferably used in preparation of industrially important compounds as well as in bioremediation processes. The production of enzymes is influenced by medium compositions as some of the constituents of medium directly affect the enzyme synthesis. In the present study, the components of the medium are optimized(More)
CONTEXT The development of a reliable, eco-friendly process for synthesis of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) has gained impetus in recent years to counter the drawbacks of chemical and physical methods. OBJECTIVE This study illustrates simple, green synthesis of AuNPs in vitro using cell lysate supernatant (CLS) of non-pathogenic bacteria and to investigate(More)