Journal of
Medical Genetics and Genomics

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Genet. Genomics
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2278
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMGG
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 48

Table of Content: December 2010; 2(5)

December 2010

Prevalence of mental morbidity amongst prisoners

Jails and prisons hold many people that society does not want to have around and it would be wise to keep them there, despite the fact that the legal and correctional system have failed to bring any positive changes in them. Prisoners with mental illness frequently endure violence, exploitation and extortion at the hands of other inmates and neglect and mistreatment by jail staff. To know the prevalence of mental...

Author(s): Nidhi Goel, Pardeep Khanna, Meena, A. K. Vohra and Ramesh Verma

December 2010

In silico analysis of the two forms of lysine decarboxylase

Amino acid decarboxylases are expressed in response to acidic pH in bacteria. Among amino acid decarboxylases, lysine decarboxylase is expressed to levels constituting 2% of the total cell protein during acid stress. In bacteria, two forms of lysine decarboxylase exist, namely the inducible CadA and the constitutively expressed Ldc. The two proteins catalyse the conversion of lysine to cadaverine as an acid tolerance...

Author(s): Gokulnath Krithika and Namasivayam Gautham