Dhanasekaran Karthigeyan

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The Aurora A kinase belongs to serine/threonine group of kinases, well known for its role in cell cycle, especially in the regulation of mitosis. Numerous substrates of Aurora A kinase have been identified, which are predominantly related to cell cycle progression while some of them are transcription factors. Aurora A-mediated phosphorylation can either(More)
Among the different posttranslational modifications (PTMs) that significantly regulate the protein function, lysine acetylation has become the major focus, especially to understand the epigenetic role of the acetyltransferases, in cellular physiology. Furthermore, dysfunction of these acetyltransferases is well documented under pathophysiological(More)
Aurora kinases are the most commonly targeted mitotic kinases in the intervention of cancer progression. Here, we report a resorcinol derivative, 5-methyl-4-(2-thiazolylazo) resorcinol (PTK66), a dual inhibitor of Aurora A and Aurora B kinases. PTK66 is a surface binding non-ATP analogue inhibitor that shows a mixed pattern of inhibition against both of(More)
We demonstrate the use of surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) as an excellent tool for identifying the binding site of small molecules on a therapeutically important protein. As an example, we show the specific binding of the common antihypertension drug felodipine to the oncogenic Aurora A kinase protein via hydrogen bonding interactions with(More)
We present novel Schiff base ligands julolidine-carbonohydrazone 1 and julolidine-thiocarbonohydrazone 2 for selective detection of Cu(2+) in aqueous medium. The planar julolidine-based ligands can sense Cu(2+) colorimetrically with characteristic absorbance in the near-infrared (NIR, 700-1000 nm) region. Employing molecular probes 1 and 2 for detection of(More)
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