Monthly Archives: January 2020
Enzymatic and Non‐enzymatic Detoxification of Reactive Carbonyl Compounds Improves the Oxidative Stress Tolerance in Cucumber, Tobacco and Rice Seedlings.
A research article published in Journal of Plant Growth Regulators by Dr Ramu Vemanna from RCB in collaboration with Dr Udayakumar’s group at UASB highlights the importance of scavenging reactive carbonyl compounds (RCC) that are generated under stress using enzymatic and non-enzymatic modes to improve seedling growth. Seedling growth during crop establishment plays an important […]Read more
The adhesive PitA pilus protein from the early dental plaque colonizer Streptococcus oralis: expression, purification, crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis.
Streptococcus oralis is an early colonizer of dental plaque or oral biofilm that can damage our tooth enamel and gums, and cause dental caries (tooth decay). This opportunistic pathogen is often implicated in the pathogenesis of infective endocarditis. The adhesin present at the tip of pili (or fimbriae), the hair-like surface appendages on the early-colonizer bacteria, […]Read more
The high-resolution crystal structure of DC25, a 2S albumin protein from Dolichos, at 1.28 Å resolution is reported. The protein has β-propeller structure with a central channel containing only water molecules while the proteins having similar folds have ions along with water or ions only. The four conserved water molecules were found between the blades […]Read more
DeSUMOylase SENP7-Mediated Epithelial Signaling Triggers Intestinal Inflammation via Expansion of Gamma-Delta T Cells
Uncontrolled inflammation in the gut is one of the major cause for development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a chronic form of autoimmune disorder. Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD) are the two common forms of IBD involving intestinal distress with varied manifestations resulting in severely compromised patient lifestyles. More importantly in the recent […]Read more