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DNA-binding proteins (DNA-BPs) play a pivotal role in various intra- and extra-cellular activities ranging from DNA replication to gene expression control. Attempts have been made to identify DNA-BPs based on their sequence and structural information with moderate accuracy. Here we develop a machine learning protocol for the prediction of DNA-BPs where the(More)
Annotation of the functional sites on the surface of a protein has been the subject of many studies. In this regard, the search for attributes and features characterizing these sites is of prime consequence. Here, we present an implementation of a kernel-based machine learning protocol for identifying residues on a DNA-binding protein form the interface(More)
UNLABELLED The paired box 5 (PAX5) is a member of PAX transcription factors family involved in the regulation of embryonic development. However, the role of PAX5 in carcinogenesis is largely unclear. We identified that PAX5 is involved in human cancer by methylation-sensitive representational difference analysis. We examined the biological functions and(More)
We examine the effects of cholesterol (Chol) on the mechanical properties of membranes consisting of 16:0/18:1 POPC lipid and of lipids with conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), cis-9/trans-11 CLA (C9T11) and trans-10/cis-12 CLA (T10C12). Atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of POPC-Chol and CLA-Chol mixtures at various Chol concentrations are employed(More)
Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) are found naturally in dairy products. Two isomers of CLA, that differ only in the location of cis and trans double bonds, are found to have distinct and different biological effects. The cis 9 trans 11 (C9T11) isomer is believed to have anti-carcinogenic effects, while the trans 10 cis 12 (T10C12) isomer is believed to be(More)
OBJECTIVE Using genome-wide promoter methylation assay, B cell CLL/lymphoma 6 member B (BCL6B) was found to be preferentially methylated in cancer. A study was undertaken to examine the epigenetic regulation, biological function and clinical significance of BCL6B in gastric cancer (GC). METHODS BCL6B promoter methylation was evaluated by combined(More)
MOTIVATION Protein-lipid interactions play a central role in cellular signaling and membrane trafficking and at the core of these interactions are domains specialized in lipid binding and membrane targeting. Considering the importance of these domains, we have created MeTaDoR, a comprehensive resource dedicated to membrane targeting domains (MTDs). RESULT(More)
The organizational properties of complex lipid mixtures can give rise to functionally important structures in cell membranes. In model membranes, ternary lipid-cholesterol (CHOL) mixtures are often used as representative systems to investigate the formation and stabilization of localized structural domains ("rafts"). In this work, we describe a(More)
Three new germacrane sesquiterpenes (1), (2), (3), along with eleven known sesquiterpenes, namely, tirotundin-3-O-methyl ether (4), deacetylvguiestin (5), 1β-hydroxydiversifolin-3-O-methyl ether (6), tagitinin C (7), 1β-hydroxytirotundin-3-O-methyl ether (8), 1β-hydroxytirotundin-1,3-O-dimethyl ether (9), tagitinin F-3-O-methyl ether (10), tagitinin F (11),(More)
Male musk deer secrete musk from the musk gland located between their naval and genitals. Unmated male forest musk deer generate a greater amount of musk than mated males, potentially allowing them to attract a greater number of females. In this study, we used gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to explore musk chemical composition of the musk(More)