Anabathula Prabhakar

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The pathologic self-assembly of proteins is associated with typically late-onset disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and type 2 diabetes. Important mechanistic details of the self-assembly are unknown, but there is increasing evidence supporting the role of transient α-helices in the early events. Islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) is(More)
Oligomers of a new class of sugar amino acids (SAA) using a xylofuranoic acid has been shown to generate a robust 14-helix. The design involved the use of xylofuranose with a cis arrangement between the amine and carboxyl groups to promote the adoption of a 14-helix instead of a mixed 12/10-helix observed in a sugar oligomer using a ribofuranoic acid and(More)
Residue based control of specific helical folding is explored in hybrid peptide oligomers consisting of alternating L-Ala and cis-beta-furanoid sugar amino acid (FSAA) residues as building blocks; two series of these hybrid oligomers are designed, synthesized and extensively characterized by using NMR, CD, FT-IR and MD simulation studies; results show the(More)
The temperature-induced shape transition of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) gels of different cross-link densities was investigated by a combination of NMR techniques allowing the characterization of both the macroscopic collapse as well as the changes on a molecular scale related to the expulsion of water from the gel network. The proton-containing gel phase(More)
Activated quinoline and isoquinoline undergo unexpected ring expansion by diazocarbonyl compounds via C-C insertion in the presence of 5 mol% of copper triflate to produce ethyl 1H-benzo[b]azepine-1-carboxylate and ethyl 3H-benzo[d]azepine-3-carboxylate, respectively, in excellent yields with a high degree of selectivity
Chemical investigation on the flowers of Parthenium hysterophorus has resulted in the isolation of four new pseudoguaianolides, hysterones A-D along with the known compounds, parthenin, coronopilin, 2beta-hydroxycoronopilin and tetraneurin-A. The structures of the new compounds were established by interpretation of their spectral (1D and 2D NMR) data. The(More)
Chemical investigation on the constituents of the cones of Cycas beddomei has resulted in the isolation of a new biflavonoid, 2,3-dihydro-4'''-O-methyl amentoflavone, along with 2,3,2'',3''-tetrahydro hinokiflavone, 2,3,2'',3''-tetrahydro amentoflavone, 2,3-dihydro amentoflavone. The last two compounds were not reported earlier from this plant. The(More)
MEMS-based Pirani gauges consisting of 20 nm/200 nm Cr/Au meander-shaped resistor elements have been fabricated on 1 µm thick silicon nitride diaphragms. The distances d from the resistor elements to the cold junctions were 54, 340, and 1200 µm. The 54 µm device operates in a pressure range from about 0.05 to 5 Torr and the 1200(More)
Chemical investigation on Jatropha curcas resulted in the isolation of twenty constituents among which four diterpenoids were unknown and six compounds, tetradecyl-(E)-ferulate, 3-O-(Z)-coumaroyl oleanolic acid, heudelotinone, epi-isojatrogrossidione, 2alpha-hydroxy-epi-isojatrogrossidione, and 2-methyanthraquinone had not been reported earlier from this(More)
Tendencies of forming stable helices of heterooligomers composed of alternating rigid cis-beta-sugar amino acid and flexible beta-hGly motifs have been investigated, using a combination of molecular mechanics, CD, FT-IR, and NMR techniques. The results show that the solution structures of these oligomers exist as robust right-handed 14-helices. Here, we(More)