Kothandaraman Seshadri

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis utilizes many mechanisms to establish itself within the macrophage, and bacterially derived cAMP is important in modulating the host cellular response. Although the genome of M. tuberculosis is endowed with a number of mammalian-like adenylyl cyclases, only a single cAMP phosphodiesterase has been identified that can decrease(More)
Insights on the potential of target proteins to bind small molecules with high affinity can be derived from the knowledge of their three-dimensional structural details especially of their binding pockets. The present study uses high-throughput screening (HTS) results on various targets, to obtain mathematical predictive models in which a minimal set of(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis(Mtu), a successful pathogen, has developed resistance against the existing anti-tubercular drugs necessitating discovery of drugs with novel action. Enzymes involved in peptidoglycan biosynthesis are attractive targets for antibacterial drug discovery. The bifunctional enzyme mycobacterial GlmU (Glucosamine 1-phosphate(More)
13C relaxation studies on side-chain methyl groups in proteins typically involve measurements on (13)CHD(2) isotopomers, where the (13)C relaxation mechanism is particularly straightforward in the presence of a single proton. While such isotopomers can be obtained in proteins overexpressed in bacteria by use of (13)C enriched and fractionally deuterated(More)
In the present study we examine the thermodynamics of binding of two related pyrazine-derived ligands to the major urinary protein, MUP-I, using a combination of isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC), X-ray crystallography, and NMR backbone (15)N and methyl side-chain (2)H relaxation measurements. Global thermodynamics data derived from ITC indicate that(More)
BACKGROUND A prerequisite for a successful design and discovery of an antibacterial drug is the identification of essential targets as well as potent inhibitors that adversely affect the survival of bacteria. In order to understand how intracellular perturbations occur due to inhibition of essential metabolic pathways, we have built, through the use of(More)
Coenzyme A biosynthesis pathway proteins are potential targets for developing inhibitors against bacteria including Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We have evaluated two enzymes in this pathway: phosphopantetheine adenylyltransferase (CoaD) and dephospho CoA kinase (CoaE) for essentiality and selectivity. Based on the previous transposon mutagenesis studies,(More)
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