Bharath Srinivasan

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BACKGROUND Identification of ligand-protein binding interactions is a critical step in drug discovery. Experimental screening of large chemical libraries, in spite of their specific role and importance in drug discovery, suffer from the disadvantages of being random, time-consuming and expensive. To accelerate the process, traditional structure- or(More)
cN-II class of 5' purine nucleotidases exhibit specificity for IMP/GMP and belong to the HAD (haloacid dehalogenase) superfamily of hydrolases. The recently identified ISNI class of IMP specific 5'-nucleotidases occurring in yeast, fungi and certain Plasmodia lack sequence homology with the cN-II class of enzymes. We show from analysis of motif and fold(More)
UNLABELLED Cytosolic nucleotidase II (cN-II) from Legionella pneumophila (Lp) catalyzes the hydrolysis of GMP and dGMP displaying sigmoidal curves, whereas catalysis of IMP hydrolysis displayed a biphasic curve in the initial rate versus substrate concentration plots. Allosteric modulators of mammalian cN-II did not activate LpcN-II although GTP, GDP and(More)
Adenylosuccinate lyase (ASL) catalyzes two distinct but chemically similar reactions in purine biosynthesis. The first, exclusive to the de novo pathway involves the cleavage of 5-aminoimidazole-4-(N-succinylcarboxamide) ribonucleotide (SAICAR) to 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleotide (AICAR) and fumarate and the second common to both de novo and(More)
Dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) is a pivotal enzyme involved in the de novo pathway of purine synthesis, and hence, represents an attractive target to disrupt systems that require rapid DNA turnover. The enzyme acquires resistance to available drugs by various molecular mechanisms, which necessitates the continuous discovery of novel antifolates. Previously,(More)
Ethyl 2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-3-(thiophene-2-carbonyl)cyclopropanecarboxylates 2(a-f) and ethyl 4-aryl-7-oxo-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzo[b]thiophene-5-carboxylates 4(a-f) were synthesized by simple procedure. The synthesized new compounds were screened in vitro for their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. The compounds 2b and 4f showed excellent(More)
Peptide:N-glycanase (NGLY1) is an enzyme responsible for cleaving oligosaccharide moieties from misfolded glycoproteins to enable their proper degradation. Deletion and truncation mutations in this gene are responsible for an inherited disorder of the endoplasmic reticulum-associated degradation pathway. However, the literature is unclear whether the(More)
The presence of latent activities in enzymes is posited to underlie the natural evolution of new catalytic functions. However, the prevalence and extent of such substrate and catalytic ambiguity in evolved enzymes is difficult to address experimentally given the order-of-magnitude difference in the activities for native and, sometimes, promiscuous(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Dexamethasone has a powerful anti-inflammatory action with significant analgesic benefits. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of dexamethasone administered through intravenous (IV) and caudal route on post-operative analgesia in paediatric inguinal herniotomy patients. METHODS One hundred and five paediatric patients(More)