Workgroup Aquatic Chemical Ecology
Prof. Dr. Eric von Elert

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Dr. Manish Kumar Agrawal
Alexander von Humboldt fellow

Research Interests

Cyanobacterial toxins
Enzyme inhibitors from cyanobacteria
Ecological role of cyanobacterial protease inhibitors
Interactions between mammalian proteases with cyanobacterial inhibitors

Research Interests

Current Research Activities

Selected Publications

Presentations

   

Current research activities

Cyanobacterial toxins and enzyme inhibitors

Cyanobacterial toxins
Enzyme inhibitors from cyanobacteria especially the protease inhibitors
Ecological role of cyanobacterial protease inhibitors especially on digestive efficacy on grazing zooplankton
Interactions between mammalian proteases with cyanobacterial protease inhibitors


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Selected publications

Agrawal, M.K., Gosh, S.K., Bagchi, D., Weckesser, J., Erhard, M. & Bagchi, S.N. (2006) Occurrence of microcystin-containing toxic water blooms in Central India. J. Microbiol. Biotech. 16(2), 212-218.

Agrawal, M.K., Bagchi, D. & Bagchi, S.N. (2005) Cysteine and serine protease-mediated proteolysis in body homogenate of a zooplankter, Moina macrocopa, is inhibited by toxic cyanobacterium, Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 141, 33-41.

Agrawal, M.K., Zitt, A., Bagchi, D., Weckesser, J., Bagchi, S.N. & Von Elert, E. (2005) Characterization of proteases in guts of Daphnia magna and their inhibition by Microcystis aeruginosa PCC 7806. Environmental Toxicology 20: 314-322.

Von Elert; E., Agrawal, M.K., Gebauer, C., Jaensch, H., Bauer, U. & Zitt, A. (2004) Protease activity in gut of Daphnia magna: evidence for trypsin and chymotrypsin enzymes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 137: 287-296.

Agrawal, M.K., Bagchi, D. & Bagchi, S.N. (2001) Acute inhibition of protease and suppression of growth in zooplankter, Moina macrocopa, by Microcystis blooms collected in Central India. Hydrobiologia 464, 37-44. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. B 141, 33-41.

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Presentations

Von Elert; E., Agrawal, & Zitt, A. (2004) Cyanobacterial inhibition of digestive proteases of the major herbivore Daphnia. 6th international conference on toxic cyanobacteria, Bergen, Norway June 2004.

Agrawal, M.K. (2004) Characterization of animal toxin and zooplankton inhibitory substance from Microcystis blooms. Phycology in the New Millennium. University of Madras, Chennai, India- March 2000.

Agrawal, M.K. (2004) Physiological basis of interaction between zooplankter, Moina macrocopa and toxic cyanobacteria. Microbiotech 2000. Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI)- Jaipur, India November 2000.

Agrawal, M.K. (2004) Biologically active peptides from cyanobacteria of Central India. Contemporary Trends in Biological Science. Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, India- January 2002.

 

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