Author: Chandrika Kapagunta

Multiple sequence alignment studies of merA protein sequence

By Chandrika Kapagunta and Priya Chetty on May 28, 2018 No Comments

In the previous article, similar gene sequences of an established mercuric ion reductase or merA gene were identified. They were studied from the NCBI database using BLAST tool. In this article, the protein sequence of merA enzyme is studied with respect to its closely related sequences found in NCBI database, through Multiple Sequence Alignment (MSA).


Epidemiology and public health challenge from emerging infectious diseases

By Chandrika Kapagunta and Avishek Majumder on May 14, 2018 1 Comment

In the last few decades, after the discovery of penicillin, a large number of these diseases have been controlled or eliminated. However, infectious diseases have a tendency to recur in a different population or region than before. This phenomenon is termed as emerging infectious diseases (EID).

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Importance of bioremediation and its future prospects

By Chandrika Kapagunta and Avishek Majumder on May 4, 2018 1 Comment

Bioremediation helps cleaning up polluted environments, including soils, groundwater, and marine environments. Such systems can include bacteria, fungi, algae and plant species. They are capable of metabolizing, immobilizing or absorbing toxic compounds from their environment.


Treatment options of lethal Anaphylaxis, allergic Rhinitis & Asthma

By Yashika Kapoor and Chandrika Kapagunta on January 6, 2018 No Comments

Allergic diseases interfere with the normal existence of an individual, resulting in physical and emotional distress.The data on health-related quality of life shows the interference of allergies in work and social life, inhibition of outdoor activities and mobility (Baiardini, Braido, Brandi, & Canonica, 2006), making identification of relevant treatment options important.