Vishnu M. Dhople

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Acrosomal proteins play crucial roles in the physiology of fertilization. Identification of proteins localizing to the acrosome is fundamental to the understanding of its contribution to fertilization. Novel proteins are still being reported from acrosome. In order to capture yet unreported proteins localizing to acrosome in particular and sperm in general,(More)
Wnt signaling plays a central role in development, adult tissue homeostasis, and cancer. Several steps in the canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling cascade are regulated by ubiquitylation, a protein modification that influences the stability, subcellular localization, or interactions of target proteins. To identify regulators of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway, we(More)
Tumor cells secrete not only a variety of soluble factors, but also extracellular vesicles that are known to support the establishment of a favorable tumor niche by influencing the surrounding stroma cells. Here we show that tumor-derived microvesicles (T-MV) also directly influence the tumor cells by enhancing their invasion in a both autologous and(More)
Delta-Lysin is a 26-residue hemolytic peptide secreted by Staphylococcus aureus. Unlike the bee venom peptide melittin, delta-lysin does not exhibit antibacterial activity. We have synthesized delta-lysin and several analogs wherein the N-terminal residues of the toxin were sequentially deleted. The toxin has three aspartic acids, four lysines and no(More)
The delta-toxin is a 26-residue peptide from Staphylococcus aureus with the sequence formyl-MAQDIISTIGDLVKWIIDTVNKFTKK. NMR studies indicate that the segment IISTIGDLVKWIIDTV occurs in an alpha-helical conformation in the toxin. A synthetic peptide corresponding to this segment, although helical, did not exhibit hemolytic activity. Since charged residues(More)
The antimicrobial activity of a synthetic peptide corresponding to delta-hemolysin had been examined. The peptide did not exhibit antimicrobial activity against gram negative and gram positive micro-organisms unlike other hemolytic peptides like melittin. This lack of antibacterial activity arises due to the inability of delta-hemolysin to perturb the(More)
Immunization of adult male rabbits with a synthetic luteinizing hormone-receptor peptide (LH-RP; representing amino-acids 21-41 of the extracellular domain of the rat LH receptor) resulted in production of high-titer antibodies capable of interacting with particulate and cell-based LH receptors. The antibody produced was able to inhibit binding of(More)
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