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Anchal Gahlaut, Manikandan Paranjothy
Formamide (NH2 CHO), being the simplest organic molecule containing an amide functional group, serves as a prototype to study protein and peptide chemistry. Formamide has been found in Comets and interstellar media and its decomposition results in smaller molecules such as NH3 , CO, HCN, HNCO, etc. These smaller molecules are considered to have been potential precursors for the formation of complex biological molecules, such as nucleic acids and nucleobases, in the early Earth. Several experimental and theoretical investigations of formamide decomposition have been reported in the literature...
March 14, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Anchal Chandraprakash Srivastava, Suresh R Barpande, Jyoti D Bhavthankar, Mandakini S Mandale
Adenoid cystic carcinomas (ADCCs) are uncommon tumors, comprising < 1% of all head-and-neck cancers and 20%-25% of all salivary cancers. The most common presenting symptom of the lesion is a slowly growing mass followed by pain due to the propensity of these tumors for perineural invasion. The tumor is most often clinically deceptive by its small size and slow growth, which actually overlies its extensive subclinical invasion and marked ability for early metastasis making the prognosis questionable, aptly referred as "wolf in sheep's clothing...
January 2018: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
Vijay K Singh, Saurabh Kumar, Sumit Kumar Pandey, Saurabh Srivastava, Monu Mishra, Govind Gupta, B D Malhotra, R S Tiwari, Anchal Srivastava
Motivation behind the present work is to fabricate a cost effective and scalable biosensing platform for an easy and reliable detection of cancer biomarker Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). Here, we report the sensitive and selective detection of CEA using graphene based bio-sensing platform. Large sized (~ 2.5 × 1.0cm2), uniform, continuous, single and few layers graphene films have been grown on copper (Cu) substrate employing chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technique using hexane as a liquid precursor. Functional group has been created over Graphene/Cu substrate through π-π stacking of 1- pyrenebutanoic acid succinimidyl ester (PBSE)...
May 15, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Jefri Heyman, Balkan Canher, Anchal Bisht, Fien Christiaens, Lieven De Veylder
Plants react to wounding through the activation of both defense and repair pathways, but how these two responses are coordinated is unclear. Here, we put forward the hypothesis that diverse members of the subfamily X of the plant-specific ethylene response factor (ERF) transcription factors coordinate stress signaling with the activation of wound repair mechanisms. Moreover, we highlight the observation that tissue repair is strongly boosted through the formation of a heterodimeric protein complex that comprises ERF and transcription factors of the GRAS domain type...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cell Science
Kim Feys, Kirin Demuynck, Jolien De Block, Anchal Bisht, Alex De Vliegher, Dirk Inzé, Hilde Nelissen
Research in maize is often performed using inbred lines that can be readily transformed, such as B104. However, because the B104 line flowers late, the kernels do not always mature before the end of the growing season, hampering routine seed yield evaluations of biotech traits introduced in B104 at many geographical locations. Therefore, we generated five hybrids by crossing B104 with the early-flowering inbred lines CML91, F7, H99, Mo17, and W153R and showed in three consecutive years that the hybrid lines proved to be suitable to evaluate seed yield under field conditions in a temperate climate...
February 2018: Plant, Cell & Environment
Vijay Kumar, Anchal Sharma, Shivendra Pratap, Pravindra Kumar
BACKGROUD: β-hydroxyacyl-acyl carrier protein dehydratase (FabZ) is an essential component of type II fatty acid biosynthesis (FAS II) pathway in bacteria. It performs dehydration of β-hydroxyacyl-ACP to trans-2-acyl-ACP in the elongation cycle of the FAS II pathway. FabZ is ubiquitously expressed and has uniform distribution, which makes FabZ an excellent target for developing novel drugs against pathogenic bacteria. METHODS: We focused on the biochemical and biophysical characterization of FabZ from drug-resistant pathogen Moraxella catarrhalis (McFabZ)...
October 29, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Ranjana Singh, Sunayana Kashayap, Vimal Singh, Arvind M Kayastha, Hirdyesh Mishra, Preeti Suman Saxena, Anchal Srivastava, Ranjan K Singh
Highly fluorescent nitrogen doped carbon quantum dots (NCQDs) were synthesized using microwave assisted green method. It was characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), FTIR, UV-Visible absorption and Photoluminiscence (PL) techniques. The NCQDs were immobilized with an enzyme named quinolinate phoshphoribosyl transferase (QPRTase). The NCQDs immobilized by QPRTase was used as a fluorescent bioprobe for the selective detection of endogenous neurotoxin quinolinic acid (QA) whose elevated level in serum is marker of many neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's, Huntington's and HIV associated dementia (HAD) as well as deficiency of vitamin B6...
October 10, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Anchal Ghai, Dolonchampa Maji, Nicholas Cho, Chantiya Chanswangphuwana, Michael Rettig, John DiPersio, Walter Akers, Farrokh Dehdashti, Samuel Achilefu, Ravi Vij, Monica Shokeen
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a plasma B-cell hematologic cancer that causes significant skeletal morbidity. Despite improvements in survival, heterogeneity in response remains a major challenge in MM. Cluster of differentiation 38 (CD38) is a type II transmembrane glycoprotein over-expressed in myeloma cells and is implicated in MM cell signaling. Daratumumab is US Food and Drug Administration approved high-affinity monoclonal antibody targeting CD38 that is clinically benefiting refractory MM patients. Here, we evaluated [89Zr]Zr-DFO-daratumumab positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging in MM tumor models...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Rajesh Chandra Misra, Shubha Sharma, Sandeep, Anchal Garg, Chandan Singh Chanotiya, Sumit Ghosh
The medicinal plant sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) accumulates bioactive ursane- and oleanane-type pentacyclic triterpenes (PCTs), ursolic acid and oleanolic acid, respectively, in a spatio-temporal manner; however, the biosynthetic enzymes and their contributions towards PCT biosynthesis remain to be elucidated. Two CYP716A subfamily cytochrome P450 monooxygenases (CYP716A252 and CYP716A253) are identified from a methyl jasmonate-responsive expression sequence tag collection and functionally characterized, employing yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) expression platform and adapting virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) in sweet basil...
April 2017: New Phytologist
Narsingh R Nirala, Preeti S Saxena, Anchal Srivastava
We develop a simple colorimetric method for determination of free cholesterol in aqueous solution based on functionalized gold nanoparticles with cholesterol oxidase. Functionalized gold nanoparticles interact with free cholesterol to produce H2O2 in proportion to the level of cholesterol visually is being detected. The quenching in optical properties and agglomeration of functionalized gold nanoparticles play a key role in cholesterol sensing due to the electron accepting property of H2O2. While the lower ranges of cholesterol (lower detection limit i...
September 27, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Anchal Bansal, Douglas Carlan, John Moley, Heather Goodson, Charles A Goldfarb
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of hook of the hamate excision for fracture in a large cohort of patients to better understand recovery time and complications. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients treated with surgical excision for hook of the hamate fractures at 2 different centers. We collected information on demographics, clinical presentation, and postoperative complications. Continuous outcome variables included time to surgery, return to play, and return to activity...
October 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
Anchal Sharma, Vijay Kumar, Apurva Chatrath, Aditya Dev, Ramasare Prasad, Ashwani Kumar Sharma, Shailly Tomar, Pravindra Kumar
The first committed step of the shikimate pathway is catalyzed by a metalloenzyme 3-deoxy-d-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate synthase (DAH7PS), which exhibits vulnerability to the oxidative stress. DAH7PS undergoes inactivation in multiple ways in the presence of redox metal, H2 O2 , and superoxide. The molecular mechanism and susceptibility of its inactivation might differ in different organisms and are presently unclear. In the present work, we have cloned, expressed and purified a DAH7PS from Providencia alcalifaciens (PaDAH7PS)...
January 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Anchal Bansal, Joseph D Lamplot, James VandenBerg, Robert H Brophy
BACKGROUND: An infection after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a relatively rare but challenging complication. There are no meta-analyses comparing the incidence of infections after ACL reconstruction with the various available graft choices. PURPOSE: To compare the incidence of infections after ACL reconstruction with bone-patellar tendon-bone (BPTB) autografts compared with hamstring autografts, with a secondary aim of comparing the incidence of infections after reconstruction with autografts compared with allografts...
July 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Deepanjan Paul, Ashis Narayan Sinha, Arjun Ray, Megha Lal, Subhashree Nayak, Anchal Sharma, Bharati Mehani, Debasish Mukherjee, Saurabh V Laddha, Ashish Suri, Chitra Sarkar, Arijit Mukhopadhyay
Editing in microRNAs, particularly in seed can significantly alter the choice of their target genes. We show that out of 13 different human tissues, different regions of brain showed higher adenosine to inosine (A-to-I) editing in mature miRNAs. These events were enriched in seed sequence (73.33%), which was not observed for cytosine to uracil (17.86%) editing. More than half of the edited miRNAs showed increased stability, 72.7% of which had ΔΔG values less than -6.0 Kcal/mole and for all of them the edited adenosines mis-paired with cytosines on the pre-miRNA structure...
May 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
Rajesh Sharma, Puneet Gupta, Manik Mahajan, Manjit Arora, Anchal Gupta
Macrodystrophia lipomatosa is a rare entity that is mostly diagnosed in children. It has been very rarely reported in adults. Here, we describe the X-ray and computed tomography findings in a case of macrodystrophia lipomatosa in an elderly female presenting with an enlarged second toe since birth and bony outgrowths causing pressure effects and cosmetic problems.
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
Louis H Poppler, Andrew P Groves, Gina Sacks, Anchal Bansal, Kristen M Davidge, Jenifer A Sledge, Heidi Tymkew, Yan Yan, Jessica M Hasak, Patricia Potter, Susan E Mackinnon
PURPOSE: Identification of modifiable risk factors for falling is paramount in reducing the incidence and morbidity of falling. Peroneal neuropathy with an overt foot drop is a known risk factor for falling, but research into subclinical peroneal neuropathy (SCPN) resulting from compression at the fibular head is lacking. The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence of SCPN in hospitalized patients and establish whether it is associated with a recent history of falling. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 100 medical inpatients at a large academic tertiary care hospital in St Louis, Missouri...
November 2016: Annals of Family Medicine
Renu Gautam, Sweta Mishra, Archana Milhotra, Ritika Nagpal, Mradul Mohan, Anchal Singhal, Pratibha Kumari
BACKGROUND: The viruses responsible for mosquito-borne diseases are on an exploring mode, expanding their horizon, adapting to the situation and comfortably making their presence felt globally, from South Africa to Asia, Europe and United States. The current global scenario and recent documentations indicate towards the real monsters, outbreak of Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses. Zika, dengue and chikungunya viruses are positive sense single-stranded RNA arbovirus and so their initial symptoms are almost 80% similar and all three are spread by mosquitos which bite during the day...
2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
Anchal Sharma, Pramod Kumar, Pooja Kesari, Neetu, Madhusudhanarao Katiki, Manisha Mishra, Pradhyumna K Singh, Bhola R Gurjar, Ashwani K Sharma, Shailly Tomar, Pravindra Kumar
2S albumin is a low-molecular-weight seed storage protein belonging to the prolamin superfamily. In the present work a small 2S albumin (WTA) protein of ~16 kDa has been purified from the seeds of Wrightia tinctoria. The WTA is a heterodimer protein with a small subunit of ~5 kDa and a larger subunit of ~11 kDa bridged together through disulphide bonds. The protein exhibits deoxyribonucleases activity against closed circular pBR322 plasmid DNA and linear BL21 genomic DNA. The protein also showed antibacterial activity against Morexalla catarrhalis...
2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
Charles A Goldfarb, Anchal Bansal, Robert H Brophy
An increasing number of orthopaedic surgeries are performed at ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), as is exemplified by the 272% population-adjusted increase in outpatient rotator cuff repairs from 1996 to 2006. Outpatient surgery is convenient for patients and cost effective for the healthcare system. The rate of complications and adverse events following orthopaedic surgeries at ASCs ranges from 0.05% to 20%. The most common complications are pain and nausea, followed by infection, impaired healing, and bleeding; these are affected by surgical and patient risk factors...
January 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Pooja Kesari, Neetu, Anchal Sharma, Madhusudhanarao Katiki, Pramod Kumar, Bhola R Gurjar, Shailly Tomar, Ashwani K Sharma, Pravindra Kumar
Globulins are a major class of seed storage proteins which were thought to be enzymatically inactive. These proteins belong to the most ancient cupin superfamily. They can be graded into 11S legumin type and 7S vicilin type based on their sedimentation coefficients. Members from both classes share structural homology are thought to have evolved from either one-domain germin predecessor by duplication or by horizontal gene transfer of two-domain gene from bacteria to eukaryotes. Globulins are known to define the nutritional quality of the seeds, however, they are also involved in sucrose binding, desiccation, defense against microbes, hormone binding and oxidative stress etc...
2017: Protein and Peptide Letters
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