Karuna Dixit

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The nucleoid-associated protein HU plays an important role in maintenance of chromosomal architecture and in global regulation of DNA transactions in bacteria. Although HU is essential for growth in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), there have been no reported attempts to perturb HU function with small molecules. Here we report the crystal structure of the(More)
Aniline-phenol recognition is studied in the crystal engineering context in several 1:1 cocrystals that contain a closed cyclic hydrogen-bonded [⋯O-H⋯N-H⋯]2 tetramer supramolecular synthon (II). Twelve cocrystals of 3,4,5- and 2,3,4-trichlorophenol with one of eight halogenated anilines have been characterized. Ten of these cocrystals contain an extended(More)
A hallmark of the crystallin proteins is their exceptionally high solubility, which is vital for maintaining the high refractive index of the eye lens. Human γC-crystallin is a major γ-crystallin whose mutant forms are associated with congenital cataracts but whose three-dimensional structure is not known. An earlier study of a homology model concluded that(More)
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