Ekachai Jenwitheesuk

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Viral fusogenic envelope proteins are important targets for the development of inhibitors of viral entry. We report an approach for the computational design of peptide inhibitors of the dengue 2 virus (DENV-2) envelope (E) protein using high-resolution structural data from a pre-entry dimeric form of the protein. By using predictive strategies together with(More)
BACKGROUND The accurate prediction of enzyme-substrate interaction energies is one of the major challenges in computational biology. This study describes the improvement of protein-ligand binding energy prediction by incorporating protein flexibility through the use of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. RESULTS Docking experiments were undertaken using(More)
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a serious respiratory illness that has recently been reported in parts of Asia and Canada. In this study, we use molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and docking techniques to screen 29 approved and experimental drugs against the theoretical model of the SARS CoV proteinase as well as the experimental structure(More)
We introduce a publicly available webserver, PIRSpred accurate human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) genotypic resistance/susceptibility prediction. The server accepts mutant HIV-1 protease or reverse transcriptase (RT) enzyme sequences as input and predicts resistance/ susceptibility to several FDA-approved inhibitors using three approaches: linear(More)
BACKGROUND Cytochrome P450 enzymes (P450s) have been implicated in insecticide resistance. Anopheles minumus mosquito P450 isoforms CYP6AA3 and CYP6P7 are capable of metabolizing pyrethroid insecticides, however CYP6P8 lacks activity against this class of compounds. FINDINGS Homology models of the three An. minimus P450 enzymes were constructed using the(More)
BACKGROUND Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are the most commonly studied units of genetic variation. The discovery of such variation may help to identify causative gene mutations in monogenic diseases and SNPs associated with predisposing genes in complex diseases. Accurate detection of SNPs requires software that can correctly interpret chromatogram(More)
Minocycline, a broad spectrum antibiotic, has been discovered to have inhibitory activity against HIV-1 in vitro, but the targets inhibited are unknown. We used a docking with dynamics protocol developed by us to predict the binding affinities of minocycline against seven active sites of five HIV-1 proteins to putatively identify the potential target(s) of(More)
Virtual drug screening using protein-ligand docking techniques is a time-consuming process, which requires high computational power for binding affinity calculation. There are millions of chemical compounds available for docking. Eliminating compounds that are unlikely to exhibit high binding affinity from the screening set should speed-up the virtual drug(More)
Cellular retinaldehyde-binding protein (CRALBP) is an essential protein in the human visual cycle without a known three-dimensional structure. Previous studies associate retinal pathologies to specific mutations in the CRALBP protein. Here we use homology modeling and molecular dynamics methods to investigate the structural mechanisms by which CRALBP(More)
Pyruvate decarboxylase (PDC) is a key enzyme in homoethanol fermentation process, which decarboxylates 2-keto acid pyruvate into acetaldehyde and carbon dioxide. PDC enzymes from potential ethanol-producing bacteria such as Zymomonas mobilis, Zymobacter palmae and Sarcina ventriculi have different K(m) and k(cat) values for the substrate pyruvate at their(More)