N. Latha

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The last decade has witnessed an exponential growth of sequence information in the field of biological macromolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids and their interactions with other molecules. Computational analyses for structure-function predictions based on such information are increasingly becoming an essential and integral part of modern biology.(More)
Dopamine receptors (DR) are neuronal cell surface proteins that mediate the action of neurotransmitter dopamine in brain. Dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) that belongs to G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) family is a major therapeutic target for of various neurological and psychiatric disorders in human. The third inter cellular loop (ICL3) in DRD2 is essential(More)
Human Dopamine Receptor D4 (DRD4) orchestrates several neurological functions and represents a target for many psychological disorders. Here, we examined two rare variants in DRD4; V194G and R237L, which elicit functional alterations leading to disruption of ligand binding and G protein coupling, respectively. Using atomistic molecular dynamics (MD)(More)
A novel class of phthalimides functionalized with privileged scaffolds was designed, synthesized and evaluated as potential inhibitors of plasmepsin 2 (Ki: 0.99 ± 0.1 μM for 6u) and plasmepsin 4 (Ki: 3.3 ± 0.3 μM for 6t), enzymes found in the digestive vacuole of the plasmodium parasite and considered as crucial drug targets. Three compounds were identified(More)
Human dopamine receptor D4 (DRD4), a member of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) family, plays a central role in cell signaling and trafficking. Dysfunctional activity of DRD4 can lead to several psychiatric conditions and, therefore, represents target for many neurological disorders. However, lack of atomic structure impairs our understanding of the(More)
Dopamine receptors (DR) are one of the major neurotransmitter receptors present in human brain. Malfunctioning of these receptors is well established to trigger many neurological and psychiatric disorders. Taking into consideration that proteins function collectively in a network for most of the biological processes, the present study is aimed to depict the(More)
Cloud computing is a large distributed computing environment in which collection of resources is available to user through internet. It helps the consumers to reduce the cost of information management as they are not required to own their servers and can use capacity leased from cloud service providers. At present, cloud service providers provide two(More)
Schizophrenia, a complex neurological disorder, is comprised of interactions between multiple genetic and environmental factors wherein each of the factors individually exhibits a small effect. In this regard a network-based strategy is best suited to capture the combined effect of multiple genes with their definite pattern of interactions. Given that(More)
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