K Sivarama Sastry
Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 1 Issue 3 September 1979 pp 279-287
Pyruvate, malate and succinate also reversed the growth inhibition caused by Be2+ in
Volume 1 Issue 4 December 1979 pp 433-439
Uptake of Co2+ by cobalt-resistant strain is dependent on Co2+ concentration in the medium and is linear with time. The uptake is unaffected by metabolic inhibitors and decreased at low pH values. The uptake is independent of temperature in the range 0–40‡ C. The transport system is a passive diffusion process, unlike in the parent wild type strain where it is energy-dependent. It is possible that Mg2+ transport system is not involved in Co2+ transport in this strain, since the Co2+ uptake is not suppressed by Mg2+ as in the parent strain.
Volume 2 Issue 4 December 1980 pp 283-290
Among several metal ions tested, Cu2+ was unique in slowing down methylene blue sensitized photodynamic breakdown of some nucleic acid bases and nucleosides. The t1/2 values were increased in the case of xanthine and uric acid by Cu2+, but without any alteration in the nature or amounts of photoproducts formed. Xanthine was degraded quantitatively to allantoin and urea.
The breakdown of the sugar moiety of nucleosides was more drastically retarded than that of the purine ring. The decomposition rate and its magnitude was dependent on the concentration of Cu2+ as well as the nucleoside. The most profound increase in t1/2 values was found with xanthosine—7 min for the purine ring and 65 min for the ribose moiety, at 0.6 mM Cu2+ Hg2+ in the case of xanthine, and some paramagnetic metal ions in the case of the nucleosides, slowed down the photobreakdown to a small extent; however, differential effects were not observed unlike with Cu2+. None of the other metal ions tested significantly influenced the process.
Volume 4 Issue 3 September 1982 pp 275-279
Volume 6 Issue 3 September 1984 pp 283-288
The parent wild strain