B. Ramakrishnan

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Computational models provide insight into the structure-function relationship in proteins. These approaches, especially those based on normal mode analysis, can identify the accessible motion space around a given equilibrium structure. The large magnitude, collective motions identified by these methods are often well aligned with the general direction of(More)
BACKGROUND Alpha-lactalbumin (α-LA) is a calcium-bound mammary gland-specific protein that is found in milk. This protein is a modulator of β1,4-galactosyltransferase enzyme, changing its acceptor specificity from N-acetyl-glucosamine to glucose, to produce lactose, milk's main carbohydrate. When calcium is removed from α-LA, it adopts a molten globule(More)
N-acetyllactosamine is the most prevalent disaccharide moiety in the glycans on the surface of mammalian cells and often found as repeat units in the linear and branched polylactosamines, known as i- and I-antigen, respectively. The β1-4-galactosyltransferase-I (β4Gal-T1) enzyme is responsible for the synthesis of the N-acetyllactosamine moiety. To(More)
The structure of the DNA decamer d(CCCGATCGGG) has been determined at 1.25 A resolution. The decamer crystallized in the tetragonal space group P4(3)2(1)2, with unit-cell parameters a = b = 44.3, c = 24.8 A and one strand in the asymmetric unit. The structure was solved by the molecular-replacement method and refined to R(work) and R(free) values of 16.3(More)
In this paper, we determine all modular forms of weights 36 ≤ k ≤ 56, 4 | k, for the full modular group SL 2 (Z) which behave like theta series, i.e., which have in their Fourier expansions, the constant term 1 and all other Fourier coefficients are non–negative rational integers. In fact, we give convex regions in R 3 (resp. in R 4) for the cases k = 36,(More)
Dengue is the most common vector-borne viral disease, causing nearly 400 million infections yearly. Currently there are no approved therapies. Antibody epitopes that elicit weak humoral responses may not be accessible by conventional B cell panning methods. To demonstrate an alternative strategy to generating a therapeutic antibody, we employed a(More)