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Efficient bacterial recombinational DNA repair involves rapid cycles of RecA filament assembly and disassembly. The RecX protein plays a crucial inhibitory role in RecA filament formation and stability. As the broken ends of DNA are tethered during homologous search, RecA filaments assembled at the ends are likely subject to force. In this work, we(More)
In the present study, we have carried out extensive General Unrestricted Structure-Activity Relationships, conventional 3D-Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships, and CoMFA analyses of synthetic prodiginines displaying moderate to high activities against Plasmodium Falciperum. 2D and 3D descriptors, various statistical parameters viz. R(2),(More)
OBJECTIVES In eubacteria, RecA is essential for recombinational DNA repair and for stalled replication forks to resume DNA synthesis. Recent work has implicated a role for RecA in the development of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. Consequently, our goal is to identify and characterize small-molecule inhibitors that target RecA both in vitro(More)
DNA helicases are present in all kingdoms of life and play crucial roles in processes of DNA metabolism such as replication, repair, recombination, and transcription. To date, however, the role of DNA helicases during homologous recombination in mycobacteria remains unknown. In this study, we show that Mycobacterium tuberculosis UvrD1 more efficiently(More)
One of the fundamental questions concerning homologous recombination is how RecA or its homologues recognize several DNA sequences with high affinity and catalyze all the diverse biological activities. In this study, we show that the extent of single-stranded DNA binding and strand exchange (SE) promoted by mycobacterial RecA proteins with DNA substrates(More)
In present work, 53 synthetic prodiginines were selected to establish thriving CoMSIA (Comparative Molecular Similarity Indices Analysis) model to explore the structural features influencing their anti-malarial activity. POM (Petra/Osiris/Molinspiration) was carried out to get insight into requirements that can lead to the improvement of the activity of(More)
The occurrence of DNA architectural proteins containing two functional domains derived from two different architectural proteins is an interesting emerging research theme in the field of nucleoid structure and function. Mycobacterium tuberculosis HupB, unlike Escherichia coli HU, is a two-domain protein that, in the N-terminal region, shows broad sequence(More)
In the present study, we have carried out extensive GUSAR and conventional 3D QSAR analyses of 49 synthetic prodiginines possessing moderate to high activities against multi drug resistant strain of Plasmodium falciparum. 2D and 3D descriptors, various statistical parameters, viz. R 2, R adj 2 , standard error, Y-randomization, etc., were checked to build(More)
Herein, we have built up structure–activity relationship (SAR), k-nearest neighbor, quantum mechanical, field similarity analysis as well as a sufficient number of quantitative SAR (QSAR) models to explore the pharmacological activity of Xanthones as α-glucosidase inhibitors. To achieve good results, SAR and QSAR have been investigated apropos of a new(More)
Structures of crystals of Mycobacterium tuberculosis RecA, grown and analysed under different conditions, provide insights into hitherto underappreciated details of molecular structure and plasticity. In particular, they yield information on the invariant and variable features of the geometry of the P-loop, whose binding to ATP is central for all the(More)