Md Imtaiyaz Hassan

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Zinc alpha 2-glycoprotein (ZAG) is a protein of interest because of its ability to play many important functions in the human body, including fertilization and lipid mobilization. After the discovery of this molecule, during the last 5 decades, various studies have been documented on its structure and functions, but still, it is considered as a protein with(More)
This is the first report on the formation of a complex between zinc alpha2-glycoprotein (ZAG) and prolactin-inducible protein (PIP). The complex was purified from human seminal plasma and crystallized using 20% polyethylene glycol 9000 and 5% hexaethylene glycol. The structure of the complex has been determined using X-ray crystallographic method and(More)
The calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase IV (CAMKIV) belongs to the serine/threonine protein kinase family, and is primarily involved in transcriptional regulation in lymphocytes, neurons and male germ cells. CAMKIV operates the signaling cascade and regulates activity of several transcription activators by phosphorylation, which in turn plays(More)
Human microtubule affinity-regulating kinase 4 (MARK4) is considered as an encouraging drug target for the design and development of inhibitors to cure several life-threatening diseases such as Alzheimer disease, cancer, obesity, and type-II diabetes. Recently, we have reported four ligands namely, BX-912, BX-795, PKR-inhibitor, and OTSSP167 (hydrochloride)(More)
Glycosaminoglycans, especially heparin, are involved in various cell processes such as apoptosis, cell cycle control, platelet activation, capacitation, acrosome reaction and sperm decondensation. Heparin-binding proteins (HBPs) are essential constituents of human seminal fluid, which bind to sperm lipids containing the phosphorylcholine group and mediate(More)
The carbonic anhydrases enzymes (CAs, EC are zinc containing metalloproteins, which efficiently catalyse the reversible conversion of carbon dioxide to bicarbonate and release proton. These enzymes are essentially important for biological system and play several important physiological and patho-physiological functions. There are 16 different(More)
Zinc alpha2-glycoprotein (ZAG) is present at high concentration in human seminal plasma, and considered as soluble homologue of MHC-I. ZAG is a well-known biomarker for prostate and breast carcinomas. We have purified a naturally occurring complex of ZAG with Prolactin inducible protein (PIP), which is also a well-known biomarker for the same. The ZAG-PIP(More)
Human seminal plasma (HuSP) contains several proteins that bind heparin and related glycosaminoglycans. Heparin binding proteins (HBPs) from seminal plasma have been shown to participate in modulation of capacitation or acrosome reaction and thus have been correlated with fertility in some species. However, these have not been studied in detail in human.(More)
Based on unique biology of prostate cancer, prostate-specific antigen could be a useful target for prostate cancer therapies. Such targeting requires the identification of highly selective inhibitor-binding sites. Three-dimensional structure was calculated by homology modeling. The overall structure of human prostate-specific antigen is composed of two(More)
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a member of kallikrein family having serine protease-like activity and acts as a prognostic marker of prostate carcinoma. Various studies have been performed on inhibition of PSA and such targeting requires the identification of highly selective peptide inhibitors. PSA was purified from human seminal plasma by rapid and(More)