Devesh Kumar

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ion from camphor is affected by the choices made during setup.131 In this context, it should be noted that early QM/MM work on different P450cam intermediates and on different steps of the catalytic cycle employed separate setups that had been generated independently, which raises the question whether it is possible to handle the whole cycle with the same(More)
Puberty is a transition period of reproductive development from juvenile stages to adulthood and depends upon the activity of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons. GnRH neurons are initially activated in utero but remain quiescent throughout the juvenile period. Premature reactivation of GnRH neurons results in precocious puberty in mice and(More)
The economy of dioxygen consumption by enzymes constitutes a fundamental problem in enzymatic chemistry (ref 1). Sometimes, the enzyme converts ALL the oxygen into water, without affecting the organic substrate, thereby acting as an "oxidase" (ref 1). Other times, the enzyme converts all the oxygen into water and causes desaturation in the substrate, thus(More)
Mixed-ligand ruthenium(II) complexes of three photoactive ligands, viz., (E)-1-[2-(4-methyl-2-pyridyl)-4-pyridyl]-2-(1-naphthyl)-1-ethene (mppne), (E)-1-(9-anthryl)-2-[2-(4-methyl-2-pyridyl)-4-pyridyl]-1-ethene (mppae) and (E)-1-[2-(4-methyl-2-pyridyl)-4-pyridyl]-2-(1-pyrenyl)-1-ethene (mpppe), in which a 2,2′-bipyridyl unit is linked via an ethylinic(More)
The communication presents DFT calculations of 10 different C-H hydroxylation barriers by the active species of the enzyme cytochrome P450. The work demonstrates the existence of an excellent barrier-bond energy correlation. The so-obtained equation of the straight line is demonstrated to be useful for predicting barriers of related C-H activation(More)
Amoebiasis, a worldwide explosive epidemic, caused by the gastrointestinal anaerobic protozoan parasite Entamoeba histolytica, infects the large intestine and, in advance stages, liver, kidney, brain and lung. Metronidazole (MNZ)-the first line medicament against amoebiasis-is potentially carcinogenic to humans and shows significant side-effects.(More)
There is an ongoing and tantalizing controversy regarding the mechanism of a key process in nature, C-H hydroxylation, by the enzyme cytochrome P450 (Auclaire, K.; Hu, Z.; Little, D. M.; Ortiz de Montellano, P. R.; Groves, J. T. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 6020-6027. Newcomb, M.; Aebisher, D.; Shen, R.; Esala, R.; Chandrasena, P.; Hollenberg, P. F.; Coon,(More)
Density functional theoretical calculations are used to elucidate the epoxidation mechanism of styrene with a cytochrome P450 model Compound I, and the formation of side products. The reaction features multistate reactivity (MSR) with different spin states (doublet and quartet) and different electromeric situations having carbon radicals and cations, as(More)
This paper presents DFT calculations of C-H hydroxylation of N,N-dimethylaniline by Compound I (Cpd I) of cytochrome P450. The reaction involves two processes nascent from the two spin states of Cpd I, the low-spin (LS) and high-spin (HS) states. The calculations demonstrate that the kinetic isotope effects (KIEs) of the two processes are very different,(More)