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V. Reddy
Padala
Teaching Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
V. Reddy Padala

About Me:

Born in India

Marital Status:   Married, 2 children and 3 grand children 

Education:

Degree Major Year College / University
BSc (Ag.) Agricultural Science 1968 Agricultural College, Bapatla (AP) India
MSc (Ag.) Biochemistry 1971 G. B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology (Pantnagar (UP) India)
Ph.D. Biochemistry 1977 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore India

 

Positions held in Penn State since 1994: 

  • In the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: 

    • Teaching Professor, 1/2018 till now; Senior Lecturer II, 2012-2017; Senior Lecturer I, 2009-2016
       
    • Lecturer, 2004-2009; Instructor, 2001-2004
       
    • Prior to joining BMB department, I worked as a Senior Research Associate in Veterinary Science department in Penn State 1994-2001.

 

  • Before I started at Penn State I worked as :

    • Senior Scientist in Ciba Corning Diagnostics, Oberlin, Ohio, 1988-1993.
       
    • Assistant Professor, department of Biochemistry, University Minnesota, Duluth School of Medicine, 1986-1988
       
    • Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Hormel Institute, Univ. MN, Austin, MN, 1979-1986
       
    • Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, MI, 1978-1979

 

Courses Taught:

  • BMB- 212,342/442, 437, 443W for the past 18 years.
     
  • In addition, BMB 401 and BMB 411 for one semester.
     
  • BiSci 1 and BMB444 for 3 semesters.

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Mrs. C. V. Hanumantha Rao Medal awarded by the Council of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, for the best publication in the Science faculty during 1978-79.
     
  • Althouse Outstanding Teaching Award -2005/2006

 

 

Selected Publications:

  • Padala V. Reddy, V. Natarajan, and P.S. Sastry  (1976)  Hydrolysis of sphingomyelin with hydrofluoric acid.  Chem. Phys. Lipids 17, 373-377.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy and P.S. Sastry  (1978)  Effect of undernutrition on the metabolism of phospholipids and gangliosides in developing rat brain.  Brit. J. Nutr. 40, 403-411.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy and P.S. Sastry  (1978)  Effect of malnutrition on Na-K-Mg ATPase in developing rat brain.  Ind. J. Biochem. Biophys. 15, 490-492.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy, A. Das, and P.S. Sastry  (1979)  Quantitative and qualitative changes in myelin of undernourished and protein malnourished rat brains.  Brain Res. 161, 227-235.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy and P.S. Sastry  (1979)  Studies on neurotransmitter stimulated phospholipid metabolism with cerebral tissue suspension.  A possible biochemical correlate of synaptogenesis in normal and undernourished rats.  Brain Res. 168, 287-298.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy, S. Azhar, and K.M.J. Menon  (1980)  Multiple inhibitory actions of LHRH agonist on LH/HCG receptor mediated ovarian responses.  Endocrinology 107, 930-936.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy and K.M.J. Menon  (1981)  Existence of multiple molecular forms of LH in rat:  Differences in immunological and biological activities between stored and circulating forms.  Acta Endocrinol. 97, 33-41.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy and H.H.O. Schmid  (1981)  On the role of long chain aldehydes in mammalian plasmalogen  biosynthesis.  J. Neurochem. 37, 238-242.
     
  • V. Natarajan, Padala V. Reddy, P. C. Schmid, and H.H.O. Schmid  (1981)  On the biosynthesis and metabolism of N-acylethanolamine phospholipids in infarcted dog heart.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 664, 445-448.
     
  • V. Natarajan, Padala V. Reddy, P.C. Schmid, and H.H.O. Schmid  (1982)  N-Acylation of ethanolamine phospholipids in canine myocardium.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 712, 342-355.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy, V. Natarajan, P.C. Schmid, and H.H.O. Schmid  (1983)  N-Acylation of dog heart ethanolamine phospholipids by transacylase activity.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 750, 472-480.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy, P.C. Schmid, V. Natarajan, and H.H.O. Schmid  (1983)  The role of cardiolipin as an acyl donor in dog heart N-acylethanolamine phospholipid biosynthesis.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 751, 241‑246.
     
  • P.C. Schmid, Padala V. Reddy, V. Natarajan, and H.H.O. Schmid  (1983)  Metabolism of N‑acylethanolamine phospholipids by a mammalian phosphodiesterase of the phospholipase D type.  J. Biol. Chem. 258, 9302-9306.
     
  • V. Natarajan, P.C. Schmid, Padala V. Reddy, M.L. Zuzarte-Augustin, and H.H.O. Schmid  (1983)  Biosynthesis of N-acylethanolamine phospholipids by dog brain preparations.  J. Neurochem. 41, 1303‑1312.
     
  • V. Natarajan, P.C. Schmid, Padala V. Reddy, and H.H.O. Schmid  (1984)  Catabolism of N‑acylethanolamine phospholipids by dog brain preparations.  J. Neurochem. 42, 1613-1619.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy, P.C. Schmid, V. Natarajan, T. Muramatsu, and H.H.O. Schmid  (1984)  Properties of canine myocardial phosphatidylethanolamine N-acyltransferase.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 795, 130-136.
     
  • V. Natarajan, P.C. Schmid, Padala V. Reddy, and H.H.O. Schmid  (1985)  Catabolism of N‑acylethanolamine phospholipids in fish brain and spinal cord.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 835, 426-433.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy and H.H.O. Schmid  (1985)  Selectivity of acyltransfer between phospholipids.  Arachidonoyl transacylase in dog heart membranes.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 129, 381-388.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy and H.H.O. Schmid  (1986)  Co-enzyme A dependent and independent acyl transfer between dog heart microsomal phospholipids.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 879, 369-377.
     
  • Padala V. Reddy and H.H.O. Schmid  (1987)  Acylation of dog heart lysophosphatidylserine by transacylase activity.  Biochim. Biophys. Acta 922, 379-385.
     
  • Z. Qian, Padala V. Reddy, and L.R. Drewes  (1990)  Guanine nucleotide binding protein regulation of microsomal phospholipase D activity of canine cerebral cortex.  J. Neurochem. 54, 1632-1638.
     
  • D.J. Nazir, L. Mori, Padala V. Reddy, Reba K. Wright, and M.J. McQueen (1993)   Evaluation of a turbidimetric procedure for estimation of Apolipoproteins A1 and B on Ciba Corning 550 Express.  Clinical Biochemistry 26, 477-482.
     
  • Y-Z. Cao, A.M. Mastro, M.L. Eskew, G. Hidenbrandt, Padala V. Reddy, and C.C. Reddy (1995)  The Mechanism of Sphingosine enhancement of Phorbolester-mediated Phospholipase D Activation in Lymphocytes. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 217: 908-915.
     
  • R.W. Scholz, Padala V. Reddy, A.D. Liken, and C.C. Reddy (1996)  Inhibition of Rat Liver Microsomal NADPH Cytochrome P-450 Reductase by Glutathione and Glutathione Disulfide. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 226, 475-480.
     
  • Yu-Zhang Cao, Padala V. Reddy, Lorraine M. Sordillo, George Hildenbrandt, and C. Channa Reddy (1996) Evidence for G-protein-dependent and G-protein-independent Activation of Phospholipase D in Lymphocytes. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 229, 630-634.
     
  • R.W. Scholz, Padala V. Reddy, Andrew D. Liken, Eric Gumprict, Mark K. Wynn Kenneth S. Graham, and C.C. Reddy (1997)  Glutathione-dependent Factors and Inhibition of Rat liver Microsomal Lipid peroxidation. Free Rad. Biol. & Med. 23: 815-828.
     
  • K.S. Prabhu, Padala V. Reddy, E. Gumpricht, G. Hildenbrandt, R.W. Scholz and C.C. Reddy  (2001) Microsomal glutathione S-transferase A1-1 with Glutathione Peroxidase activity from sheep liver: Molecular Cloning, Expression and Characterization. Biochem. J. 360: 345-354
     
  • F. Zamamiri-Davis, Y. Lu, J. T. Thompson, K. S. Prabhu, Padala V. Reddy, L. M. Sordillo and C. C. Reddy (2002). Nuclear factor-kappaB mediates over-expression of cyclooxygenase-2 during activation of RAW264.7 macropahges in selenium deficiency. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 32(9):890-97. 
     
  • K. S. Prabhu, Padala V. Reddy, A.D. Liken, E.C. Jones, H.P. Yennawar and C. C. Reddy (2003) Identification, characterization, and properties of a class alpha microsomal glutathione S-transferase. Adv Exp Med Biol. 525: 189-192.
     
  • K. S. Prabhu, Padala V. Reddy, E.C. Jones, A.D. Liken,  and C. C. Reddy (2004) Characterization of a Class Alpha  Glutathione S-Transferase with glutathione Peroxidase Activity in Human Liver Microsomes. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 424: 72-80.