Cláudio Nahum Alves

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The substitution of serine and threonine residues in nucleocytoplasmic proteins with 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-β-D-glucopyranose (O-GlcNAc) residues is an essential post-translational modification found in many multicellular eukaryotes. O-glycoprotein 2-acetamino-2-deoxy-β-D-glucopyranosidase (O-GlcNAcase) hydrolyzes O-GlcNAc residues from post-translationally(More)
BACKGROUND The virion infectivity factor (Vif) is an accessory protein, which is essential for HIV replication in host cells. Vif neutralizes the antiviral host protein APOBEC3 through recruitment of the E3 ubiquitin ligase complex. METHODOLOGY Fifty thousand Vif models were generated using the ab initio relax protocol of the Rosetta algorithm from sets(More)
Metalloendopeptidases are zinc-dependent hydrolases enzymes with many different roles in biological systems, ranging from remodeling conjunctive tissue to removing signaling sequences from nascent proteins. Here, we describe the three-dimensional structure of the metalloendopeptidase from Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis generated by homology modeling and(More)
O-glycoprotein 2-acetamino-2-deoxy-beta- d-glucopyranosidase ( O-GlcNAcase) hydrolyzes 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-beta- d-glucopyranose ( O-GlcNAc) residues of serine/threonine residues of modified proteins. O-GlcNAc is present in many intracellular proteins and appears to have a role in the etiology of several diseases including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and(More)
Novel pentacycloundecane (PCU)-lactone-CO-EAIS peptide inhibitors were designed, synthesized, and evaluated against wild-type C-South African (C-SA) HIV-1 protease. Three compounds are reported herein, two of which displayed IC50 values of less than 1.00 μM. A comparative MM-PB(GB)SA binding free energy of solvation values of PCU-lactam and lactone models(More)
Tuberculosis is perhaps the most persistent human disease caused by an infections bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The L,D-transpeptidase enzyme catalyzes the formation of 3 → 3 peptidoglycan cross-links of the Mtb cell wall and facilitates resistance against classical β-lactams. Herein, the experimentally proposed mechanism for LdtMt2 was studied by(More)
Children from riverside communities located downstream of gold mining areas may be chronically exposed to relatively high levels of MeHg through the consumption of fish of this region. The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare levels of THg and MeHg in hair of children less than 12 years in communities near mines in the municipality of(More)
Calpain-10 (CAPN10) is a cysteine protease that is activated by intracellular calcium (Ca(2+)) and known to be involved in diseases such as cancer, heart attack, and stroke. A role for the CAPN10 gene in diabetes mellitus type II was recently identified. Hyper activation of the enzyme initiates a series of destructive cycles that can cause irreversible(More)
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