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The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology is a national-level research center located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research . IICT conducts research in basic and applied chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemical engineering and provides science and technology inputs to the industrial and economic development of the country. IICT has filed one of the maximum CSIR patents. Wikipedia.

Patil N.T.,Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
Angewandte Chemie - International Edition | Year: 2011

A co-op: Recent examples on cooperative catalysis, involving metals (M) and N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs), delivered products with high enantioselectivity (see scheme). Such products are not possible to obtain by using either of the catalysts individually. © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Source

The inability of sodium antimony gluconate (SAG)-unresponsive kala-azar patients to clear Leishmania donovani (LD) infection despite SAG therapy is partly due to an ill-defined immune-dysfunction. Since dendritic cells (DCs) typically initiate anti-leishmanial immunity, a role for DCs in aberrant LD clearance was investigated. Accordingly, regulation of SAG-induced activation of murine DCs following infection with LD isolates exhibiting two distinct phenotypes such as antimony-resistant (Sb(R)LD) and antimony-sensitive (Sb(S)LD) was compared in vitro. Unlike Sb(S)LD, infection of DCs with Sb(R)LD induced more IL-10 production and inhibited SAG-induced secretion of proinflammatory cytokines, up-regulation of co-stimulatory molecules and leishmanicidal effects. Sb(R)LD inhibited these effects of SAG by blocking activation of PI3K/AKT and NF-kappaB pathways. In contrast, Sb(S)LD failed to block activation of SAG (20 microg/ml)-induced PI3K/AKT pathway; which continued to stimulate NF-kappaB signaling, induce leishmanicidal effects and promote DC activation. Notably, prolonged incubation of DCs with Sb(S)LD also inhibited SAG (20 microg/ml)-induced activation of PI3K/AKT and NF-kappaB pathways and leishmanicidal effects, which was restored by increasing the dose of SAG to 40 microg/ml. In contrast, Sb(R)LD inhibited these SAG-induced events regardless of duration of DC exposure to Sb(R)LD or dose of SAG. Interestingly, the inhibitory effects of isogenic Sb(S)LD expressing ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter MRPA on SAG-induced leishmanicidal effects mimicked that of Sb(R)LD to some extent, although antimony resistance in clinical LD isolates is known to be multifactorial. Furthermore, NF-kappaB was found to transcriptionally regulate expression of murine gammaglutamylcysteine synthetase heavy-chain (mgammaGCS(hc)) gene, presumably an important regulator of antimony resistance. Importantly, Sb(R)LD but not Sb(S)LD blocked SAG-induced mgammaGCS expression in DCs by preventing NF-kappaB binding to the mgammaGCS(hc) promoter. Our findings demonstrate that Sb(R)LD but not Sb(S)LD prevents SAG-induced DC activation by suppressing a PI3K-dependent NF-kappaB pathway and provide the evidence for differential host-pathogen interaction mediated by Sb(R)LD and Sb(S)LD. Source

Suresh K.I.,Indian Institute of Chemical Technology
ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering | Year: 2013

Global efforts to find renewable feedstocks for the chemical industry are aimed at replacing fossil reserves and a reduction in global warming by employing environmently friendly technologies (green chemistry approaches) for specialty chemical manufacturing. Cardanol, obtained as a byproduct of the cashew processing industry, is an important renewable resource and a unique phenolic compound carrying a 15-carbon side chain in meta position with varying degrees of unsaturation. In this work, the synthesis of new biobased polyols for rigid polyurethane (PU) foams through oxidation of side chain unsaturation is reported using the environmentally benign reagent hydrogen peroxide. Polyols with hydroxyl values in the range of 350-400 mg KOH/g were prepared through epoxidation followed by hydrolysis and characterized for structure using IR,1H-NMR, 13C NMR, and mass spectroscopic techniques. The foaming characteristics were studied, and the polyols were successfully used in making rigid polyurethane foams with good physical and mechanical properties. The foams were characterized for density, compressive strength, morphology, and viscoelastic properties. The properties are compared with that of foams prepared using standard petroleum-based polyols. © 2012 American Chemical Society. Source

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and National Institute Of Immunology | Date: 2014-04-11

The present invention in general relates Hemoglobin receptor or its part as a novel vaccine candidate against Leishmaniasis. Specifically, the present invention envisages HbR DNA for eliciting immune response in a mammal against Leishmaniasis. Additional aspect of the present invention is related to a vaccine composition for inducing immune response against Leishmaniasis in mammals. In a preferred aspect, the present invention relates to use of HbR-polypeptide as marker for diagnosis of

Indian Institute of Chemical Technology and Colgate Palmolive | Date: 2010-02-25

A method is described for producing magnolol, or a derivative or analogue thereof. The method includes obtaining MOM ether of 5,5-diallylbiphenyl-2,2-diol or a derivative or analogue thereof and subsequently converting the MOM ether of 5,5-diallylbiphenyl-2,2-diol into magnolol or a derivative or analogue thereof.

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