Bhutorn Canyuk

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The role of an invariant aspartic acid (Asp137) in hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferases (HPRTs) was examined by site-directed and saturation mutagenesis, functional analysis, and X-ray crystallography using the HPRT from Trypanosoma cruzi. Alanine substitution (D137A) resulted in a 30-fold decrease of k(cat), suggesting that Asp137 participates in(More)
Enzymes that salvage 6-oxopurines, including hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferases (HPRTs), are potential targets for drugs in the treatment of diseases caused by protozoan parasites. For this reason, a number of high-resolution X-ray crystal structures of the HPRTs from protozoa have been reported. Although these structures did not reveal why HPRTs need(More)
A temperature sensitive dopamine-imprinted polymer was prepared in 80% aqueous methanol solution by free-radical cross-linking co-polymerisation of methacrylic acid and acrylamide at 60 degrees C in the presence of N,N-methylene-bis-acrylamide as the cross-linker and dopamine hydrochloride as template molecule. The resulting molecularly imprinted polymer(More)
The breast cancer suppressor protein 1 (BRCA1) has been shown to participate in genomic integrity maintenance. Preclinical and clinical studies have recently revealed that the inactivation of BRCA1 in cancer cells leads to chemosensitivity. Approaching the BRCA1 RING protein as a potentially molecular target for a platinum-based drug might be of interest in(More)
Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) for screening to detect rubber latex allergens (Hev b1) in natural rubber based products were designed as artificial recognition polymeric materials coated onto a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). The polymers were prepared using a stamp imprinting procedure after mixing optimum amounts of methacrylic(More)
A molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) with dual dopamine/serotonin-like binding sites (DS-MIP) was synthesized for use as a receptor model of study the drug-interaction of biological mixed receptors at a molecular level. The polymer material was produced using methacrylic acid (MAA) and acrylamide (ACM) as functional monomers, N,N'-methylene bisacrylamide(More)
The breast cancer susceptibility protein 1 (BRCA1) participates in the maintenance of cells genomic integrity through DNA repair, cell cycle checkpoint, protein ubiquitination, and transcriptional regulation. The N-terminus of BRCA1 contains a RING domain that preferentially forms a heterodimeric complex with BARD1. The BRCA1–BARD1 RING complex has an E3(More)
Carboplatin is an anticancer drug for the treatment of cancers affecting various organs including ovary and testes. It essentially exerts its cytotoxicity against cancerous cells via covalent attachment of platinum atom to DNA, generating various platinum-DNA adducts. Platinum-DNA adducts inhibit biological processes essential for cellular viability.(More)
BRCA1 is a tumor suppressor gene. Its translated product has an important function in transcriptional activation and DNA repair pathways. Damaged BRCA1 due to cisplatin treatment may lead to loss of such functions. To address a potential drug target of BRCA1 for cisplatin treatment, we investigated the biophysical characterization and functional(More)
Breast cancer susceptibility protein 1 (BRCA1) participates in genomic integrity maintenance through DNA repair, cell cycle checkpoint, protein ubiquitination, and transcriptional regulation. The N-terminus of BRCA1 contains a RING domain which forms two Zn2+ binding sites in an interleaved fashion. A number of deleterious BRCA1 missense mutations, which(More)