Mukesh Chourasia

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P-type ATPases constitute a ubiquitous superfamily of cation transport enzymes, responsible for carrying out actions of paramount importance in biology such as ion transport and expulsion of toxic ions from cells. The harmonized toggling of gates in the extra- and intracellular domains explain the phenomenon of specific cation binding in selective(More)
Activation of the CB2 receptor is apparently an endogenous protective mechanism. Thus, it restrains inflammation and protects the skeleton against age-related bone loss. However, the endogenous cannabinoids, as well as Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol, the main plant psychoactive constituent, activate both cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. HU-308 was among the(More)
It is proposed that the hydronium ion, H3O+, binds to the E1 conformation of the alpha-subunit of gastric proton pump. The H3O+ binding cavities are characterized parametrically based on valence, sequence, geometry, and size considerations from comparative modeling. The cavities have scope for accommodating monovalent cations of different ionic radii. The(More)
C2-Fluoro substituted DC-81, and its dimers that comprise of two C2-fluoro substituted DC-81 subunits tethered to their C8-position through simple alkane spacers as well as piperazine moiety side-armed with symmetrical alkyloxy spacers have been designed and synthesized. These fluoro substituted pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepines have shown remarkable(More)
A series of benzothiazole and benzoxazole linked pyrrolobenzodiazepine conjugates attached through different alkane or alkylamide spacers was prepared. Their anticancer activity, DNA thermal denaturation studies, restriction endonuclease digestion assay and flow cytometric analysis in human melanoma cell line (A375) were investigated. One of the compounds(More)
There has been a profound interest in designing small molecules that interact in sequence-selective fashion with DNA minor grooves. However, most in silico approaches have not been parametrized for DNA ligand interaction. In this regard, a systematic computational analysis of 57 available PDB structures of noncovalent DNA minor groove binders has been(More)
The geometrical arrangement of the aromatic rings of phenylalanine, tyrosine, tryptophan and histidine has been analyzed at a database level using the X-ray crystal structure of proteins from PDB in order to find out the aromatic-aromatic (π-π) networks in proteins and to understand how these aromatic rings are connected with each-other in a specific π-π(More)
The intriguing deactivation of the cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2B4 enzyme induced by mutation of a single residue, Phe429 to His, is explored by quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical calculations of the O-OH bond activation of the (Fe(3+)OOH)(-) intermediate. It is found that the F429H mutant of CYP 2B4 undergoes homolytic instead of heterolytic O-OH bond(More)
Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive cannabinoid, has been previously shown by us to decrease peripheral inflammation and neuroinflammation in mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model of multiple sclerosis (MS). Here we have studied the anti-inflammatory effects of newly synthesized derivatives of natural (-)-CBD(More)
OBJECTIVE Transforming growth factor β-activated kinase 1 (TAK1) is a key MAPKKK family protein in interleukin-1β (IL-1β), tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and Toll-like receptor signaling. This study was undertaken to examine the posttranslational modification of TAK1 and its therapeutic regulation in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS The effect of TAK1,(More)