Ganesh Shahane

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The serotonin1A receptor belongs to the superfamily of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and is a potential drug target in neuropsychiatric disorders. The receptor has been shown to require membrane cholesterol for its organization, dynamics and function. Although recent work suggests a close interaction of cholesterol with the receptor, the structural(More)
The human b2-adrenergic receptor (b2AR), a member of the G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) family, is expressed in bronchial smooth muscle cells. Upon activation by agonists, b2AR causes bronchodilation and relief in asthma patients. The N-terminal polymorphism of b2AR at the 16 th position, Arg16Gly, has warranted a lot of attention since it is linked to(More)
Functional and conformational transitions of the Sophora japonica seed lectin (SJL) were studied in detail using bioinformatics and biophysical tools. Homology model of the lectin displayed all the characteristics of the legume lectin monomer and the experimental observations correlated well with the structural information. In silico studies were performed(More)
The response of lipid membranes to changes in external pressure is important for many biological processes, and it can also be exploited for technological applications. In this work, we employ all-atom molecular dynamics simulations to characterize the changes in the physical properties of phospholipid bilayers brought about by high pressure (1000 bar). In(More)
The human β2-adrenergic receptor (β2AR), a member of the G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) family, is expressed in bronchial smooth muscle cells. Upon activation by agonists, β2AR causes bronchodilation and relief in asthma patients. The N-terminal polymorphism of β2AR at the 16th position, Arg16Gly, has warranted a lot of attention since it is linked to(More)
Polyproline II (PPII) fold, a peculiar structural element was detected in the Amaranthus caudatus seed lectin (ACL) based on far UV circular dichroism spectrum, conformational transitions of the lectin, and a distinct isodichroic point in thermal denaturation. It was confirmed using PolyprOnline database to estimate the percentage of amino acids(More)
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