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Articles by P Singh
Total Records ( 2 ) for P Singh
  K Mukhopadhyay , G Chowdhary , P Singh , P Kumar and A. Narang

The aim of the study was to determine the neurodevelopmental outcome of acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE) in children who underwent double volume exchange transfusion (DVET). The 25 referred newborns of ≥35 weeks gestation with total serum bilirubin >20 mg dl–1 and signs of ABE were enrolled and followed up at 3, 6, 9 and 12 months. Denver Development Screening Test (DDST), Neurological examination along with MRI at discharge and brain stem evoked response audiometry (BERA) at 3 months were done. Abnormal neurodevelopment was defined as either (i) cerebral palsy or (ii) abnormal DDST or (iii) abnormal BERA. The mean bilirubin at admission was 37 mg dl–1. MRI and BERA were abnormal in 61% and 76%. At 1 year, DDST and neurological abnormality were seen in 60% and 27% and 80% had combined abnormal neurodevelopment. MRI had no relation (P = 0.183) but abnormal BERA had a significant association (P = 0.004) with abnormal outcome. Intermediate and advanced stages of ABE associated with significant adverse outcome in spite of DVET.

  P Singh , P Ponnan , S Krishnan , T. K Tyagi , N Priya , S Bansal , D Scumaci , M Gaspari , G Cuda , P Joshi , J. K Gambhir , D Saluja , A. K Prasad , L Saso , R. C Rastogi , V. S Parmar and H. G. Raj

We have earlier reported that an endoplasmic reticulum luminal protein calreticulin (CR) mediated the acetylation of certain receptor proteins such as glutathione S-transferase (GST) by polyphenolic acetates, leading to irreversible inhibition. This function of calreticulin was termed calreticulin transacetylase. In this communication, we have demonstrated for the first time the ability of the purified recombinant calreticulin of a parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus to transfer propionyl group from 7,8-Dipropoxy-4-methylcoumarin (DPMC) to recombinant Schistosoma japonicum glutathione S-transferase (rGST). Calreticulin transacetylase exhibited hyperbolic kinetics and yielded Km (140 µM) and Vmax (105 units) when the concentration of DPMC was varied keeping the concentration of rGST constant. rGST thus propionylated was found to positively interact with anti-acetyl lysine antibody. Also, the nanoscale LC-MS/MS analysis identified the propionylation sites on three lysine residues: Lys-11, -180 and -181 of rGST. These results highlight the transacylase function of calreticulin (CRTAase).

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