Narayanan Latha

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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)
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)
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)
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)
— A microcontroller-based smart card authentication system is designed and developed for human management. The smart card uses an 8-bit microcontroller for high performance and supports contact interfaces, which comply with ISO/IEC 7816. It has a VB card OS to support multiple applications. We modeled smart card readers with a foreign language interface for(More)
— Smart cards are used in information technologies as portable integrated devices with data storage and data processing capabilities. As in other fields, smart card use in health systems became popular due to their increased capacity and performance. Smart cards are used as a Electronic Health Record (EHR) Their efficient use with easy and fast data access(More)
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