Masilamani Elizabeth Sobhia

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Protein tyrosine phosphatase-1B (PTP1B) has been demonstrated to play a key role in the negative signalling pathway of insulin. Potent and orally active PTP1B inhibitors are considered to be promising pharmacological agents for the treatment of type-2 diabetes and resistance to weight gain. CoMSIA studies have been preformed on 1,2-naphthoquinone(More)
The 3D-QSAR studies of some indole derivatives as phosphodiesterase (PDE) type IV inhibitors was performed by Comparative Molecular Field Analysis (CoMFA) and Comparative Molecular Similarity Indices Analysis (CoMSIA) methods to determine the factors required for the activity of these compounds. The global minimum energy conformer of the template molecule,(More)
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the CNS, characterized by cerebral depletion of dopamine (DA), hence one of the approaches to delay the depletion of DA is to inhibit its oxidative deamination. Monoamine oxidases (MAO) carry out the oxidative deamination of monoamines like DA. These are intracellular enzymes, located on the outer(More)
A variety of physico-chemical methods employ chemical denaturants to unfold proteins, and study different biophysical processes involved therein. Chemical denaturants are believed to induce unfolding by stabilizing the unfolded state of proteins over the folded state, either macroscopically or through specific interactions. In order to characterize the(More)
INTRODUCTION The protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPases or PTPs) are highly conserved phosphatases that regulate the tyrosine phosphorylation and consequently, the cellular functions. Protein tyrosine phosphorylation is the major post-translational modification to regulate signal transduction in cells. PTPs control diverse processes such as focal adhesion(More)
Recent trends in drug discovery include methods to identify dual and triple activating drugs. This approach is being successfully employed in malaria, cancer, asthma, insulin resistance, etc. Molecular field analysis has been employed in correlating pharmacological data and field parameters. In this paper we introduce the concept of additivity of molecular(More)
Mutagenicity and carcinogenicity are toxicological endpoints which pose a great concern being the major determinants of cancers and tumours. Nitroarenes possess genotoxic properties as they can form various electrophilic intermediates and adducts with biological systems. Different QSTR techniques were employed to develop models for the prediction of(More)
Comparative molecular field analysis and comparative molecular similarity indices analysis were performed on 114 analogues of 1,2-diarylimidazole to optimize their cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) selective antiinflammatory activities. These studies produced models with high correlation coefficients and good predictive abilities. Docking studies were also carried(More)
PTP1B plays an important role as a negative regulator in insulin and leptin signaling pathways. Potent and orally active PTP1B inhibitors can act as potential agents for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and obesity. CoMFA (Comparative Molecular Field Analysis) and de novo ligand design using LeapFrog (LF) studies were performed on pyridazine analogs,(More)
Homology model of CCR2 receptor was built on the basis of the crystal structure of human beta-2 adrenoceptor (PDB ID-2RH1). The model showed 99.3% residues in the core and allowed regions of the Ramachandran plot and there was no residue present in the disallowed regions. Prosa2003 program was used to assess the model and it displayed good native protein(More)