Jonathan Y. Mane

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It was once purported that biological systems were far too 'warm and wet' to support quantum phenomena mainly owing to thermal effects disrupting quantum coherence. However, recent experimental results and theoretical analyses have shown that thermal energy may assist, rather than disrupt, quantum coherent transport, especially in the 'dry' hydrophobic(More)
BACKGROUND A maximum entropy approach is proposed to predict the cytotoxic effects of a panel of colchicine derivatives in several human cancer cell lines. Data was obtained from cytotoxicity assays performed with 21 drug molecules from the same family of colchicine compounds and correlate these results with independent tubulin isoform expression(More)
To explore possible ways in which yew tree tubulin is naturally resistant to paclitaxel. While the yew produces a potent cytotoxin, paclitaxel, it is immune to paclitaxel’s cytotoxic action. Tubulin sequence data for plant species were obtained from Alberta 1000 Plants Initiative. Sequences were assembled with Trinity de novo assembly program and tubulin(More)
Tubulin is the target for numerous small molecule ligands which alter microtubule dynamics leading to cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Many of these ligands are currently used clinically for the treatment of several types of cancer, and they bind to one of three distinct binding sites within beta-tubulin (paclitaxel, vinca, and colchicine), all of which(More)
Human α-synuclein (αS) is an intrinsically disordered protein associated with Parkinson's disease. Molecular mechanisms of corruptive misfolding and aggregation of αS resulting in the disease, as well as the structure and other properties of the corresponding oligomers are not entirely understood yet, preventing the development of efficient therapies. In(More)
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