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The discovery of new pharmaceuticals via computer modeling is one of the key challenges in modern medicine. The advent of global networks of genomic, proteomic and metabolomic endeavors is ushering in an increasing number of novel and clinically important targets for screening. Computational methods are anticipated to play a pivotal role in exploiting the(More)
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) is the enzyme which catalyzes the transfer of a methyl group from S-adenosylmethionine to catechols and catecholamines, like the neurotransmitters dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine. COMT has implications in many neurological and psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease (PD), bipolar disorders,(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is a global health problem and the situation has become more precarious due to the advent of HIV infections and continuous rise in the number of multi-drug resistant strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tb). Biochemical studies on Fatty Acyl-CoA Synthetases (FadD13), one of the gene products of mymA operon, have provided insights into(More)
Self-assembled peptide based nanostructures gained enough popularity due to their easy biocompatibility and numerous potential applications. An excellent model of self-assembly of hydroxyethylamine based peptide nanostructures was synthesized and characterized by DLS and TEM. Spherical nano structures of I and III were observed with particle size ∼50 and(More)
Infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) such as HPV16 is known to be associated with cervical cancer. The E6 and E7 oncoproteins of this virus are attractive targets for T-cell-based immunotherapy to cervical cancer. In our study, software predicted, multiple H-2D(b) restricted HPV16 cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) epitopes on a synthetic chimeric peptide,(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)
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) catalyzes the methylation of catecholamines, including neurotransmitters like dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine, leading to their degradation. COMT has been a subject of study for its implications in numerous neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease (PD), schizophrenia, and depression. The COMT gene is(More)
Automation of lead compound design in silico given the structure of the protein target and a definition of its active site vies for the top of the wish list in any drug discovery programme. We present here an enumeration of steps starting from chemical templates and propose a solution at the state of the art, in the form of a system independent(More)
Diabetes Mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterized by high blood sugar (glucose) levels which results from defects in insulin secretion. In the present study, a microcontroller based system for the measurement of blood glucose is designed and developed. It is based on the Amperometric method. A PIC 18F4520 microcontroller is used in the(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)