Jaspreet Kaur Dhanjal

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Alzheimer's (AD) is the leading cause of dementia among elderly people. Considering the complex heterogeneous etiology of AD, there is an urgent need to develop multitargeted drugs for its suppression. β-amyloid cleavage enzyme (BACE-1) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE), being important for AD progression, have been considered as promising drug targets. In(More)
Development of a cancerous cell takes place when it ceases to respond to growth-inhibiting signals and multiplies uncontrollably and can detach and move to other parts of the body; the process called as metastasis. A particular set of cysteine proteases are very active during cancer metastasis, Cathepsins being one of them. They are involved in tumor growth(More)
Tumour suppressor p53 is known to play a central role in prevention of tumour development, DNA repair, senescence and apoptosis which is in normal cells maintained by negative feedback regulator MDM2 (Murine Double Minute 2). In case of dysfunctioning of this regulatory loop, tumour development starts thus resulting in cancerous condition. Inhibition of(More)
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a multi-factorial neurodegenerative disease that affects millions of elderly people worldwide. Due to its massive occurrence and severity, there is continuing and compelling need for the development of novel and effective drugs for improved treatment of AD. Since AD is characterized by the deficiency in cholinergic(More)
The CRK3 cyclin-dependent kinase of Leishmania plays an important role in regulating the cell-cycle progression at the G2/M phase checkpoint transition, proliferation, and viability inside the host macrophage. In this study, a novel fragment-based QSAR model has been developed using 22 pyrazole-derived compounds exhibiting inhibitory activity against(More)
A major genetic suspect for Alzheimer's disease is the pathological conformation assumed by apolipoprotein E4 (ApoE4) through intramolecular interaction. In the present study, a large library of natural compounds was screened against ApoE4 to identify novel therapeutic molecules that can prevent ApoE4 from being converted to its pathological conformation.(More)
Leishmaniasis is an endemic disease caused by infection with one of several different species of protozoan parasite Leishmania. Oligopeptidase B (OPB) is a serine peptidase which plays a vital role in survival of the Leishmania parasite in the host (human) macrophage and help in attaining complete virulence. Inhibition of this peptidase would check the(More)
Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative disorder resulting in memory loss and decline in cognitive abilities. Accumulation of extracellular beta amyloidal plaques is one of the major pathology associated with this disease. β-Secretase or BACE-1 performs the initial and rate limiting step of amyloidic pathway in which 37-43 amino acid long peptides are generated(More)
A number of microtubule disassembly blocking agents and inhibitors of tubulin polymerization have been elements of great interest in anti-cancer therapy, some of them even entering into the clinical trials. One such class of tubulin assembly inhibitors is of arylthioindole derivatives which results in effective microtubule disorganization responsible for(More)
Abstract Background Pyrazinamide (PZA) is one of the most effective first line treatments against tuberculosis disease. The drug generally has bacteriostatic action. It also acts on bacterial spores which eliminates the chances of resurfacing of the infection. However, in recent years there has been a major increase in the occurrence of drug resistant(More)