G A Naganagowda

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Histidine-rich peptides (histatins, Hsn) in saliva are thought to provide a non-immune defense against Candida albicans. Sequence homology search of the human salivary mucin, MUC7, against histatins revealed a domain at the N-terminus (R3-Q17) having 53% identity to Hsn-5. To determine its candidacidal activity, this 15 residue basic histidine-rich domain(More)
Membrane-induced solution structure of human salivary statherin, a 43 amino acid residue acidic phosphoprotein, has been investigated by two-dimensional proton nuclear magnetic resonance (2D 1H NMR) spectroscopy. NMR assignments and structural analysis of this phosphoprotein was accomplished by analyzing the pattern of sequential and medium range NOEs,(More)
Two series of glycopeptides with mono- and disaccharides, [GalNAc and Galbeta (1-3)GalNAc] O-linked to serine and threonine at one, two or three contiguous sites were synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR. The conformational effects governed by O-glycosylation were studied and compared with the corresponding non-glycosylated counterparts using NMR, CD and(More)
Solution structures of a 23 residue glycopeptide II (KIS* RFLLYMKNLLNRIIDDMVEQ, where * denotes the glycan Gal-beta-(1-3)-alpha-GalNAc) and its deglycosylated counterpart I derived from the C-terminal leucine zipper domain of low molecular weight human salivary mucin (MUC7) were studied using CD, NMR spectroscopy and molecular modeling. The peptide I was(More)
A facile strategy for the stereoselective synthesis of suitably protected O-glycosylated amino acid building blocks, namely, Nalpha-Fmoc-Ser-[Ac4-beta-D-Gal-(1-3)-Ac2-alpha or beta-D-GalN3]-OPfp and Nalpha-Fmoc-Thr-[Ac4-beta-D-Gal-(1-3)-Ac2-alpha or beta-D-GalN3]-OPfp is described. What is new and novel in this report is that Koenigs-Knorr type(More)
The conformational features of a chemically synthesized 23-residue glycopeptide construct (II) carrying Gal-beta-(1,3)-alpha-GalNAc and its deglycosylated counterpart (I; Gal: galactose; GalNAc: N-acetyl galactosamine) derived from the C-terminal domain of human salivary mucin (MUC7) were investigated using CD spectroscopy as well as molecular dynamic(More)
The conformational analysis of two synthetic octapeptides, Boc-Leu-Val-Val-D-Pro-L-Ala-Leu-Val-Val-OMe (1) and Boc-Leu-Val-Val-D-Pro-D-Ala-Leu-Val-Val-OMe (2) has been carried out in order to investigate the effect of beta-turn stereochemistry on designed beta-hairpin structures. Five hundred megahertz (1)H NMR studies establish that both peptides 1 and 2(More)
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