Randeep Rakwal

Randeep Rakwal
University of Tsukuba · Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences

Ph.D.

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April 2015 - present
University of Tsukuba
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  • Professor
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  • http://tias.tsukuba.ac.jp/
April 2011 - March 2012
University of Tsukuba
Position
  • Professor, GGEC program

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Publications (414)
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The purpose of this study was to analyze international graduate students’ study abroad experiences at a university in Japan. In this qualitative study, in-depth, semi-structured interviews (Seidman, 1998) grounded in the concept of the sojourner (Siu, 1952) were conducted with international students studying in an English-medium graduate program at...
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Food contributes substantially to the physical wellbeing of mankind and plays a pivotal role in the global economy. Food choices from plants have dominated ever since we evolved, and plant-based foods and beverages have been a critical contributor to the health, life, and happiness of our society. However, our rapidly growing population necessitate...
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La especie del arroz (Oryza sativa), representa el principal cultivo para la alimentación a nivel mundial más del 50 % de la población depende del arroz para poder satisfaces el 80 % de sus necesidades alimentarias. De acuerdo con los estudios de fuente secundaria los efectos el ozono sobre el arroz son: cambia las actividades de las proteínas de l...
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High concentrations of tropospheric ozone (O3) is a serious concern in India. The generation and atmospheric dynamics of this trace gas depend on the availability of its precursors and meteorological variables. Like other parts of the world, the COVID-19 imposed lockdown and restrictions on major anthropogenic activities executed a positive impact...
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The free radicals along with several reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reactive nitrogen species (RNS) are known to play a dual role in the biological living system which carries a substantial importance in terms of signal networking in plants. The production of these active molecules in different cellular compartments eventually led to oxidative d...
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Peptides are one of the most important functional bio-molecules. We have been using peptides in different spheres of our life, like – medicine, dietary supplements, and others. Now, most of these peptides are of plant origin. These peptides not only support our growth as living beings and help advance our civilization, but they also have a critical...
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Drought differs from other natural disasters in several respects, largely because of the complexity of a crop’s response to it and also because we have the least understanding of a crop’s inductive mechanism for addressing drought tolerance among all abiotic stressors. Overall, the growth and productivity of crops at a global level is now thought t...
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Sweat secretion plays an important role in the human body. It is known that the hyperhidrosis and anhidrosis are caused by abnormalities in sweat secretion and can result in severe skin conditions such as pruritus and erythema. However, no effective therapies or therapeutic agents have yet been discovered. Previously, it is reported that Pituitary...
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Microorganisms produce various secondary metabolites for growth and survival. During iron stress, they produce secondary metabolites termed siderophores. In the current investigation, antifungal activity of catecholate siderophore produced by Escherichia coli has been assessed against Aspergillus nidulans. Exogenous application of the bacterial sid...
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Sheath Blight (ShB) disease of rice is a disease of significant importance caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani AG1-IA. Several published reports state that the disease is capable to destroy rice yield and grain quality up to 50%. DeCandolle (1815) first introduced the genus concept of Rhizoctonia and the fungus, R. solani AG1-IA (Teleomorph Tha...
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The preparation of microsomal membrane proteins (MPs) is critically important to microsomal proteomics. To date most research studies have utilized an ultracentrifugation-based approach for the isolation and solubilization of plant MPs. However, these approaches are labor-intensive, time-consuming, and unaffordable in certain cases. Furthermore, th...
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Development of the methods to examine the molecular targets of biologically active compounds is one of the most important subjects in experimental biology/biochemistry. To evaluate the usability of the (7-nitro-2,1,3-benzoxadiazole)-thioether (NBD-S) probe for this purpose, bioactive chemical probe (1) as the cellulose biosynthesis (CB) inhibitor w...
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The process of sweating plays an important role in the human body, including thermoregulation and maintenance of the environment and health of the skin. It is known that the conditions of hyperhidrosis and anhidrosis are caused by abnormalities in sweat secretion and can result in severe skin conditions such as pruritus and erythema, which signific...
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A tremendous progress towards meeting food security, commonly known as “green revolution”, was gained in the twentieth century by utilizing conventional plant breeding methods. However, in the twenty-first century we collectively face numerous challenges including alleviating hunger, a nutritious diet for the poorer populations, quality food for al...
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The present research investigates the molecular mechanism of neurite outgrowth (protrusion elongation) under pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) 38 treatments using a rat adrenal-derived pheochromocytoma cell line-PC12. This study specifically looks into the regulation of PACAP38-induced collapsing response mediator protein 2...
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The drastic changes in the amount of significant secondary air pollutant tropospheric ozone (O3) severely damage the crop productivity worldwide directly by generating oxidative stress in cellular compartments. Apart from that being the third major greenhouse gas, Dobson unit advancement in production of O3 causes elevation of temperature by 0.02 K...
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DNA barcoding is an innovative tool to rapidly identify and classify organisms based on highly conserved species-specific DNA sequences. This technique has developed in parallel with other genomic-based investigations, which share special emphasis on the acquisition of data pertaining to hotspots regions of DNA (usually short sequence of DNA up to...
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Despite the significant technical advancements in mass spectrometry-based proteomics and bioinformatics resources, dynamic resolution of soybean seed proteome is still limited because of the high abundance of seed storage proteins (SSPs). These SSPs occupy a large proportion of the total seed protein and hinder the identification of low-abundance p...
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Higher temperature conditions during the final stages of rice seed development (seed filling and maturation) are known to cause damage to both rice yield and rice kernel quality. The western and central parts of Japan especially have seen record high temperatures during the past decade, resulting in the decrease of rice kernel quality. In this stud...
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Higher temperature conditions during the final stages of rice seed development (seed filling and maturation) are known to cause damage to both rice yield and rice kernel quality. The western and central parts of Japan especially have seen record high temperatures during the past decade, resulting in the decrease of rice kernel quality. In this stud...
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Malformation of mango inflorescences (MMI) disease causes severe economic losses worldwide. Present research investigates the underlying causes of MMI. Results revealed significantly higher levels of cyanide, a by-product of ethylene biosynthesis, in malformed inflorescences (MI) of mango cultivars. There was a significant rise in ACS transcripts,...
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Rice blast disease, caused by Magnaporthe oryzae, is one of the major constraints to rice production, which feeds half of the world’s population. Proteomic technologies have been used as effective tools in plant−pathogen interactions to study the biological pathways involved in pathogen infection, plant response, and disease progression. Advancemen...
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Introduction: The last decade has yielded significant developments in the field of proteomics, especially in mass spectrometry (MS) and data analysis tools. In particular, a shift from gel-based to MS-based proteomics has been observed, thereby providing a platform with which to construct proteome atlases for all life forms. Nevertheless, the analy...
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The present research examines the possibility of finding bio-molecular compounds from the double cherry blossom (termed as ‘Gosen-Sakura’ of Gosen-city, Niigata-prefecture, Japan) leaves, which have been long used in the preparation of the traditional Japanese sweet (wagashi) – ‘sakura-mochi’. Based on its indicated anti-microbial properties histor...
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Significance Leptin (LEP), produced and acting in the hippocampus, mediates enhancement by mild exercise (ME) of hippocampus-related memory and neurogenesis, which are further increased by an antioxidant carotenoid, astaxanthin (AX). Both are facilitated by the administration of ME or AX alone. The up-regulation of the LEP gene and LEP protein expr...
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Van Panchayats (VPs) are self-initiated forest management groups institutionalized since 1931 in the Himalayan Uttarakhand state of North India. VPs are considered to be successful case of Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) despite an observed decline in VP practice around the 1990s. This study clarifies CBFM in the context of local rules, fo...
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The present research examines the possibility of finding bio-molecular compounds from the double cherry blossom (termed as ‘Gosen-Sakura’ of Gosen-city, Niigata-prefecture, Japan) leaves, which have been long used in the preparation of the traditional Japanese sweet (wagashi) – ‘sakura-mochi’. Based on its indicated anti-microbial properties histor...
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International sports movement of persons with disabilities is developing significantly. At present, the Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth after the Olympic Games (Brittain, 2016). Despite this growth, the participation of African athletes with visual impairment in the Paralympic Games is still very low and the mos...
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Rice blast disease, caused by Magnaporthe oryzae, results in an extensive loss of rice productivity. Previously, we identified a novel M. oryzae secreted protein, termed MSP1 which causes cell death and pathogen-associated molecular pattern (PAMP)-triggered immune (PTI) responses in rice. Here, we report the transcriptome profile of MSP1-induced re...
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The data reported here are associated with the article "Comparative phosphoproteome analysis upon ethylene and abscisic acid treatment in Glycine max leaves" [1]. Phosphorylation plays a critical role in the regulation of the biological activities of proteins. However, phosphorylation-mediated regulation of proteins and pathways involved in ethylen...
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Colletotrichum falcatum, a hemibiotrophic fungal pathogen, causes one of the major devastating diseases of sugarcane—red rot. C. falcatum secretes a plethora of molecular signatures that might play a crucial role during its interaction with sugarcane. Here, we report the purification and characterization of a novel secreted protein of C. falcatum t...
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Abscisic acid (ABA) and ethylene play key roles in growth and development of plants. Several attempts have been made to investigate the ABA and ethylene-induced signaling in plants, however, the involvement of phosphorylation and dephosphorylation in fine-tuning of the induced response has not been investigated much. Here, a phosphoproteomic analys...
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Purple soil is highly susceptible for overland flow and surface erosion, therefore understanding surface runoff and soil erosion processes in the purple soil region are important to mitigate flooding and erosion hazards. Slope angle is an important parameter that affects the magnitude of runoff and thus surface erosion in hilly landscapes or bare l...
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Phytohormones are central to the plant growth and development. Despite the advancement in our knowledge of hormone signaling, downstream targets and their interactions upon hormones action remain largely fragmented, especially at the protein and metabolite levels. With an aim to get new insight into the effects of two hormones, ethylene (ET) and ab...
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Data presented here are associated with the article: "In-depth proteomic analysis of soybean (Glycine max) seeds during controlled deterioration treatment (CDT) reveals a shift in seed metabolism" (Min et al., 2017) [1]. Seed deterioration is one of the major problems, affecting the seed quality, viability, and vigor in a negative manner. Here, we...
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Here, we present an update on the next level of experiments studying the impact of the gamma radiation environment, created post-March, 2011 nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, on rice plant and its next generation - the seed. Japonica-type rice (Oryza sativa L. cv. Koshihikari) plant was exposed to low-level gamma radiation...
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Untimely rains in wheat fields during harvest season can cause pre-harvest sprouting (PHS), which deteriorates the yield and quality of wheat crop. Metabolic homeostasis of the embryo plays a role in seed dormancy, determining the status of the maturing grains either as dormant (PHS-tolerant) or non-dormant (PHS-susceptible). Very little is known f...
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Biological significance: Controlled deterioration treatment (CDT) is one of the major events that negatively affects the quality and nutrient composition of agricultural seeds. However, the molecular mechanism of CDT is largely unknown. A combination of gel-based and gel-free proteomic approach was utilized to investigate the effects of CDT in soy...
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Panax ginseng, commonly known as ginseng, is a well-known medicinal plant that has been used as traditional medicine in China and Korea. Research in the past few decades supports the pharmacological effects of ginseng. For example, ginseng roots (extracts) exhibit multiple medicinal effects, such as anticancer, antiaging, and protection against cir...
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Biological significance: Solanaceae is one of the major economically important families of higher plants and has played a central role in human nutrition since the dawn of human civilization. Therefore, researchers have always been interested in understanding the complex behavior of Solanaceae members to identify key players associated with major...
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Biological significance: Being the first secretomic investigation of C. falcatum, this study has identified five potential effectors, two pathogenicity-related proteins and a PAMP. Although many reports have highlighted the influence of light on pathogenicity, this study has established a direct link between light and expression of effectors, for...
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Aquaporins (AQPs) are primarily involved in maintaining cellular water homeostasis. Their role in diverse physiological processes has fascinated plant scientists for more than a decade, particularly concerning abiotic stresses. Increasing examples of evidence in various crop plants indicate that the AQPs are responsible for precise regulation of wa...
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Proteomics, one of the major tools of ‘omics’ is evolving phenomenally since the development and application of two-dimensional gel electrophoresis coupled with mass spectrometry at the end of twentieth century. However, the adoption and application of advanced proteomic technologies in understanding plant–pathogen interactions are far less, when c...
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Significance: Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a legume of appreciable importance and usefulness worldwide to the human population providing food and feed. It is rich in high-quality protein, energy, fiber and micronutrients especially iron, zinc, and pro-vitamin A; and possesses potentially disease-preventing and health-promoting compounds....
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Biological significance: Bacterial blight, caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo), is one of the most devastating diseases resulting in a huge loss of the total rice productivity. The initial interaction between rice and Xoo takes place in the host apoplast and is mediated primarily by secretion of various proteins from both partners. Yet,...
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Oilseed crops are mainly used for the production of oil, a constituent of our diet, being an important source of fatty acids. A lower production of oilseeds is a major problem that could be associated with the impact of various biotic and abiotic stresses. Various conventional methods have been exploited for enhancing the yield of oilseeds crops, h...
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Sporisorium scitamineum - the sugarcane smut pathogen, relies predominantly on its secretome to successfully colonise its host, in accordance with other related smut fungi. Considering the significance of deciphering its secretome, we have examined alterations in the in vitro secretome of S. scitamineum in response to synthetic and sugarcane merist...