Volume 3, Number 6 - 8, April - June, 2013

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The proximate composition of three different coconut endocarp samples was investigated. Coconut (Cocos nucifera) endocarp was observed to have high percentage of lipid (51.83%) than other nutritional contents analyzed in the proximate composition. Moisture content was (36.86%), fibre (12.85%), carbohydrate (9.76%), protein (6.93) and ash (1.75%). The proximate composition of coconut endocarp was investigated. The result aims at elucidating the proximate composition studied so far with regards environmental variations as no work of such has been done in the study area or environment (Ref: Chuku et al. Proximate analysis of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) endocarp, Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(7), 8-10), (Image: http://3.bp.blogspot.com)

BIOTECHNOLOGY OF THE MONTH

Liminib: a novel intervention in Metastatic cancer

Balasubramanian J, Narayanan N

LIMK is over indicated in obtrusive carcinomas and has been confirmed to be an appropriate healing focus on. So far, despite intense studies, no LIMK inhibitors, displaying activity in cancer treatment has been described, conversely. It was determined and trademarked (international patent) a LIMK chemical, mobile permeable and wich is undoable. This chemical, which we have known as Liminib, prevents mobile mobility, by disorganizing actin microfilament systems. It also causes a stabilizing of the microtubule system, with a procedure of activity different to that of taxanes. Indeed, it does not communicate straight with tubulin, the building-block of microtubules, but on related proteins. Liminib reveals poisoning on several cancer mobile collections, such as medication proof mobile collections.

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(6), 3-4

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BIOTECHNOLOGY OF THE MONTH

Human intestinal tissue is a novel resource for adult stem cells

Brithvi V

For the first time, scientists at the School of North Carolina at Church Mountain have separated adult control cells from individual abdominal tissue. The success provides a much-needed resource for scientists willing to locate the true systems of individual control cell chemistry. It also enables them to discover new techniques to treat inflamation related intestinal disease or to improve the adverse reactions of rays treatment and rays, which often damage the gut

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(7), 7

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RESEARCH

Proximate analysis of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) endocarp

Chuku LC, Matthias Onikio M

The proximate composition of three different coconut endocarp samples was investigated. Coconut (Cocos nucifera) endocarp was observed to have high percentage of lipid (51.83%) than other nutritional contents analyzed in the proximate composition. Moisture content was (36.86%), fibre (12.85%), carbohydrate (9.76%), protein (6.93) and ash (1.75%). The proximate composition of coconut endocarp was investigated. The result aims at elucidating the proximate composition studied so far with regards environmental variations as no work of such has been done in the study area or environment

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(7), 8-10

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RESEARCH

The studies on growth parameters of Rosa polyantha by the application of bio-fertilizer

Divyashree K, Reyaz Farooq, Shanmuga priya M, Satheesh Babu AK, Lakshmi Prabha M

Azotobacter are dominant in the rhizosphere of plants and they help in phosphate solubilisation. They belong to the family Azotobacteraceae and they are used as broad spectrum biofertilizers.

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(7), 11-13

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BIOTECHNOLOGY OF THE MONTH

Novel Target Identified for Plant Resistance to Pathogens and Insects

Brithvi V

Plants can't swat a bug or run away from one, but that doesn't mean that plants can't fight back. Plants have evolved unique and sophisticated immune systems to defend themselves against insects and pathogens. Plant hormones called jasmonates play an important role in this defense. Jasmonate and its derivatives are lipid-based hormone signals that regulate a wide range of processes in plants, ranging from growth and photosynthesis to reproductive development.

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(8), 16

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LETTER

A Biosensor- Comparison of response of Immobilization of Red Blood Cells in the free system and in fixed system


Amandeep Kaur, Neelam Verma

A biosensor is ‘an analytical tool or system consisting of an immobilized biological material (such as enzyme, antibody, whole cell, organelle or combinations thereof) in intimate contact with a physico-chemical transducer device which will convert the biochemical signal into a quantifiable electrical signal’ (Gronow, 1984).

Discovery Biotechnology, 2013, 3(8), 17

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