G. Narahari Sastry

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P-type ATPases constitute a ubiquitous superfamily of cation transport enzymes, responsible for carrying out actions of paramount importance in biology such as ion transport and expulsion of toxic ions from cells. The harmonized toggling of gates in the extra- and intracellular domains explain the phenomenon of specific cation binding in selective(More)
This study sheds new light on the role of acidic residues present in the active site cavity of human aromatase. Eight acidic residues (E129, D222, E245, E302, D309, E379, D380 and D476) lining the cavity are identified and studied using comparative modeling, docking, molecular dynamics as well as statistical techniques. The structural environment of these(More)
p38 Kinase plays a vital role in inflammation mediated by tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFalpha) and interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) pathways and inhibitors of p38 kinase provide effective approach for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Pyridinyl and pyrimidinyl imidazoles, selectively inhibit p38alpha MAP kinase, are useful in the treatment of(More)
Virtual screening emerged as an important tool in our quest to access novel drug like compounds. There are a wide range of comparable and contrasting methodological protocols available in screening databases for the lead compounds. The number of methods and software packages which employ the target and ligand based virtual screening are increasing at a(More)
MP2(FULL)/6-311++G** calculations are performed on the cation-pi complexes of Li+ and Mg2+ with the pi-face of linear (ethylene, butadiene, hexatriene, and octatetraene) and cyclic (benzene, naphthalene, anthracene, phenanthrene and naphthacene) unsaturated hydrocarbons. The interaction energy is found to increase systematically as the size of the pi-system(More)
Comparative protein modeling, active site analysis and binding site specificity for the homologous series of plasmepsins (PM's), present in food vacuole of Plasmodium falciparum, are carried out. Four loops (L1, L2, L3 and L4), which show maximum structural deviations irrespective of type of inhibitor, have been identified. Comparison of the crystal(More)
C2-Fluoro substituted DC-81, and its dimers that comprise of two C2-fluoro substituted DC-81 subunits tethered to their C8-position through simple alkane spacers as well as piperazine moiety side-armed with symmetrical alkyloxy spacers have been designed and synthesized. These fluoro substituted pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepines have shown remarkable(More)
It is proposed that the hydronium ion, H3O+, binds to the E1 conformation of the alpha-subunit of gastric proton pump. The H3O+ binding cavities are characterized parametrically based on valence, sequence, geometry, and size considerations from comparative modeling. The cavities have scope for accommodating monovalent cations of different ionic radii. The(More)