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Contact Details

Name : Manjula Reddy

Room : S-106,Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB),Habsiguda,Hyderabad ,India 500007

Telephone : 040-27192514

Fax : 040-27160591

E-mail : manjula@ccmb.res.in

Research Interests

Our laboratory is interested in studying prokaryotic cell division (cytokinesis) and its regulation using a Gram-negative model bacterium, Escherichia coli K12 and Mycobacterium smegmatis, a surrogate model organism that is used to understand the biology of M. tuberculosis, a human pathogen that causes tuberculosis.

Selected Publications


  • Chodisetti PK, and Reddy M. 2019. Peptidoglycan hydrolase of an unusual cross-link specificity contributes to bacterial cell wall synthesis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1616893116. PMID: 30940749

  • Parveen S, and Reddy M. 2017. Identification of YfiH (PgeF) as a factor contributing to the maintenance of bacterial peptidoglycan composition. Molecular Microbiology 105: 705-720. doi: 10.1111/mmi.13730. PMID: 28612943

  • Singh SK, Parveen S, SaiSree L, Reddy M. (2015) Regulated proteolysis of a cross-link specific peptidoglycan hydrolase contributes to bacterial morphogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 112: 10956-10961.

  • Mahalakshmi, S., M. R. Sunayana, L. SaiSree, and M. Reddy. (2014) yciM is an essential gene required for regulation of lipopolysaccharide synthesis in Escherichia coli. Mol Microbiol 91: 145-157.

  • Singh SK, L SaiSree, RN Amrutha and M Reddy. 2012. Three redundant murein endopeptidases catalyse an essential cleavage step in peptidoglycan synthesis of Escherichia coli. Mol Microbiol 86: 1036-1051

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