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Monoclonal Antibodies against Hepatitis C Genotype 3a Virus Like Particle Inhibit Virus Entry in Cell Culture System

Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India. Dr. Soma Das was the recipient of S K Kothari postdoctoral Fellowship from UGC, Govt. of India. Anuj Kumar Dayal was a recipient of Junior Research Fellowship from

p53 Amino-Terminus Region (1–125) Stabilizes and Restores Heat Denatured p53 Wild Phenotype

Background The intrinsically disordered N-ter domain (NTD) of p53 encompasses approximately hundred amino acids that contain a transactivation domain (1–73) and a proline-rich domain (64–92) and is responsible for transactivation function and apoptosis. It also possesses an auto-inhibitory function as its removal results in remarkable reduction in dissociation of p53 from DNA...

Organelle DB: a cross-species database of protein localization and function

Nuwee Wiwatwattana 0 Anuj Kumar 0 0 Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2216, USA To efficiently

Structure, localization and histone binding properties of nuclear-associated nucleosome assembly protein from Plasmodium falciparum

Background Nucleosome assembly proteins (NAPs) are histone chaperones that are crucial for the shuttling and incorporation of histones into nucleosomes. NAPs participate in the assembly and disassembly of nucleosomes thus contributing to chromatin structure organization. The human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum contains two nucleosome assembly proteins termed PfNapL and...

Industrial enzymes in bioindustrial sector development: An Indian perspective

, Canada, India and Malaysia 1 Anuj Kumar Chandel has an MSc and is currently pursuing a PhD in biotechnology at the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. He is also working with Celestial Labs Ltd

SARS-CoV 9b Protein Diffuses into Nucleus, Undergoes Active Crm1 Mediated Nucleocytoplasmic Export and Triggers Apoptosis When Retained in the Nucleus

Background 9b is an accessory protein of the SARS-CoV. It is a small protein of 98 amino acids and its structure has been solved recently. 9b is known to localize in the extra-nuclear region and has been postulated to possess a nuclear export signal (NES), however the role of NES in 9b functioning is not well understood. Principal Findings/Methodology In this report, we...

Genomic analysis of insertion behavior and target specificity of mini-Tn7 and Tn3 transposons in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Transposons are widely employed as tools for gene disruption. Ideally, they should display unbiased insertion behavior, and incorporate readily into any genomic DNA to which they are exposed. However, many transposons preferentially insert at specific nucleotide sequences. It is unclear to what extent such bias affects their usefulness as mutagenesis tools. Here, we examine...

Organelle DB: an updated resource of eukaryotic protein localization and function

Organelle DB (http://organelledb.lsi.umich.edu) is a web-accessible relational database presenting a supplemented catalog of organelle-localized proteins and major protein complexes. Since its release in 2004, Organelle DB has grown by 20% to encompass over 30 000 proteins from 138 eukaryotic organisms. Each protein in Organelle DB is presented with its subcellular localization...

A Large-Scale Complex Haploinsufficiency-Based Genetic Interaction Screen in Candida albicans: Analysis of the RAM Network during Morphogenesis

The morphogenetic transition between yeast and filamentous forms of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans is regulated by a variety of signaling pathways. How these pathways interact to orchestrate morphogenesis, however, has not been as well characterized. To address this question and to identify genes that interact with the Regulation of Ace2 and Morphogenesis (RAM...

A question of size: the eukaryotic proteome and the problems in defining it

We discuss the problems in defining the extent of the proteomes for completely sequenced eukaryotic organisms (i.e. the total number of protein-coding sequences), focusing on yeast, worm, fly and human. (i) Six years after completion of its genome sequence, the true size of the yeast proteome is still not defined. New small genes are still being discovered, and a large number of...

The TRIPLES database: a community resource for yeast molecular biology

Anuj Kumar Kei-Hoi Cheung Nick Tosches Peter Masiar Yang Liu Perry Miller Michael Snyder TRIPLES is a web-accessible database of TRansposonInsertion Phenotypes, Localization and Expression in

TRIPLES: a database of gene function in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Using a novel multipurpose mini-transposon, we have generated a collection of defined mutant alleles for the analysis of disruption phenotypes, protein localization, and gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. To catalog this unique data set, we have developed TRIPLES, a Web-accessible database of TRansposon-Insertion Phenotypes, Localization and Expression in Saccharomyces...