Napat Songtawee

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Cooperative function of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT), in protection against oxidative stress, is known to be more effective than the action of either single enzyme. Chemical conjugation of the two enzymes resulted in molecules with higher antioxidant activity and therapeutic efficacy. However, chemical methods holds several drawbacks; e.g.,(More)
Clinical diagnostics and biomarker discovery are the major focuses of current clinical proteomics. In the present study, we applied microfluidic technology on a chip for proteome profiling of human urine from 31 normal healthy individuals (15 males and 16 females), 6 patients with diabetic nephropathy (DN), and 4 patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN). Using(More)
The structural diversity observed across protein kinases, resulting in subtly different active site cavities, is highly desirable in the pursuit of selective inhibitors, yet it can also be a hindrance from a structure-based design perspective. An important challenge in structure-based design is to better understand the dynamic nature of protein kinases and(More)
We have previously shown that the alternative sigma factor sigmaE (RpoE), encoded by rpoE, is involved in stress tolerance and survival of Burkholderia pseudomallei. However, its molecular and pathogenic mechanisms remain unclear. In the present study, we applied gel-based, differential proteomics to compare the cellular proteome of an rpoE operon knockout(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) abnormalities have been associated with several types of human cancer. The crystal structures of its tyrosine kinase domain (EGFR-TK) complexed with small molecule inhibitors revealed the kinase inhibition modes, prompting us to search for novel anti-cancer drugs. A total of 1,990 compounds from the National Cancer(More)
Natural products have been an integral part of sustaining civilizations because of their medicinal properties. Past discoveries of bioactive natural products have relied on serendipity, and these compounds serve as inspiration for the generation of analogs with desired physicochemical properties. Bioactive natural products with therapeutic potential are(More)
This study represents the first large-scale study on the chemical space of inhibitors of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4), which is a potential therapeutic protein target for the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Herein, a large set of 2,937 compounds evaluated for their ability to inhibit DPP4 was compiled from the literature. Molecular descriptors were(More)
PURPOSE Fork head box M1 (FoxM1) is an oncogenic transcription factor frequently elevated in numerous cancers, including cholangiocarcinoma (CCA). A growing body of evidence documents its diverse functions contributing to tumorigenesis and cancer progression. As such, discovery of agents that can target FoxM1 would be valuable for the treatment of CCA. The(More)
Synergistic action of major antioxidant enzymes, e.g., superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) is known to be more effective than the action of any single enzyme. Recently, we have engineered a tri-functional enzyme, 6His-MnSOD-TAT/CAT-MnSOD (M-TAT/CM), with SOD, CAT and cell-permeable activities. The protein actively(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signalling plays a major role in biological processes, including cell proliferation, differentiation and survival. Since the over-expression of EGFR causes human cancers, EGFR is an attractive drug target. A tumor suppressor endogenous protein, MIG-6, is known to suppress EGFR over-expression by binding to the C-lobe(More)