Amresh Prakash

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Novel thiazolotriazolopyrimidine derivatives (23-33) designed as potential adenosine A(2A) receptor (A(2A)R) antagonists were synthesized. Molecular docking studies revealed that all compounds (23-33) exhibited strong interaction with A(2A)R. The strong interaction of the compounds (23-33) with A(2A)R in silico was confirmed by their high binding affinity(More)
Loss of dopaminergic nigrostriatal neurons in the substantia nigra leads to Parkinson's disease (PD). Adenosine A(2A) receptors (A(2A)Rs) have been anticipated as novel therapeutic target for PD. A(2A)Rs potentiate locomotor behavior and are predominantly expressed in striatum. Naphtha [1, 2-d] thiazol-2-amine (NATA), a tricyclic thiazole have been studied(More)
In an attempt to discover new potent inhibitors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), a series of 2-(2-hydrazinyl)thiazole derivatives with a wide range of substitutions at 2-, 4- and 5-positions were designed by considering Lipinski rule. The designed compounds were synthesized, characterized and evaluated for their inhibitory potential against Mtb, H₃₇Rv,(More)
Carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) is a promising target in cancer therapy especially in the case of hypoxia-induced tumors. The selective inhibition of CA isozymes is a challenging task in drug design and discovery process. Here, we performed fluorescence-binding studies and inhibition assay combined with molecular docking and molecular dynamics (MD) simulation(More)
Docking analysis of curcumin (C1), demethoxycurcumin (C2) and bisdemethoxycurcumin (C3) with Bcl-2 illustrated that among the three curcuminoids, C2 binds more efficiently into its putative active site. C1, C2 and C3 were purified from turmeric rhizomes to demonstrate the molecular mechanism of their anticancer activity on human glioma U87 cells. Human(More)
An extensive analysis of C. dubliniensis proteomics data showed that ~22% protein are conserved hypothetical proteins (HPs) whose function is still not determined precisely. Analysis of gene sequence of HPs provides a platform to establish sequence-function relationships to a more profound understanding of the molecular machinery of organisms at systems(More)
Mammalian mitochondrial cytochromes c (cyts c) has a conserved Leu94 which is replaced by valine/isoleucine in some lower eukaryotes and prokaryotes. It is expected that nature substituted Leu94 with Val/Ile, for they have similar van der Waals volume and hydrophobicity with a difference in side chain branching only. Reports also suggested the presence of(More)
A sequence alignment of mammalian cytochromes c with yeast iso-1-cytochrome c (y-cyt-c) shows that the yeast protein contains five extra N-terminal residues. We have been interested in understanding the question: What is the role of these five extra N-terminal residues in folding and stability of the protein? To answer this question we have prepared five(More)
Yeast iso-1-cytochrome c (y-cyt-c) has five extra residues at N-terminus in comparison to the horse cytochrome c. These residues are numbered as -5 to -1. Here, these extra residues are sequentially removed from y-cyt-c to establish their role in folding and stability of the protein. We performed urea-induced denaturation of wild-type (WT) y-cyt-c and its(More)
Candida dubliniensis is an emerging pathogenic yeast in humans and infections are usually restricted to mucosal parts of the body. However, its presence in specimens of immunocompromised individuals, especially in HIV-positive patients, is of major medical concern. There is a large fraction of genomes of C. dubliniensis in the database which are(More)