Pawan K. Dhar

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BACKGROUND In this work a simple method for the computation of relative similarities between homologous metabolic network modules is presented. The method is similar to classical sequence alignment and allows for the generation of phenotypic trees amenable to be compared with correspondent sequence based trees. The procedure can be applied to both single(More)
BACKGROUND The current knowledge of genes and proteins comes from 'naturally designed' coding and non-coding regions. It would be interesting to move beyond natural boundaries and make user-defined parts. To explore this possibility we made six non-natural proteins in E. coli. We also studied their potential tertiary structure and phenotypic outcomes. (More)
UNLABELLED The computational prediction of protein-protein interactions (PPI) is an essential complement to direct experimental evidence. Traditional approaches rely on less available or computationally predicted surface properties, show database-specific performances and are computationally expensive for large-scale datasets. Several sensitivity and(More)
The aim of this work was to detect allosteric hotspots signatures characterizing protein regions acting as the 'key drivers' of global allosteric conformational change. We computationally estimated the relative strength of intra-molecular interaction in allosteric proteins between two putative allostery-susceptible sites using a co-evolution model based(More)
Hubs are ubiquitous network elements with high connectivity. One of the common observations about hub proteins is their preferential attachment leading to scale-free network topology. Here we examine the question: does rich protein always get richer, or can it get poor too? To answer this question, we compared similar and well-annotated hub proteins in six(More)
Finding fundamental organizing principles is the current intellectual front end of systems biology. From a hydrogen atom to the whole cell level, organisms manage massively parallel and massively interactive processes over several orders of magnitude of size. To manage this scale of informational complexity it is natural to expect organizing principles that(More)
Allostery is the phenomenon of changes in the structure and activity of proteins that appear as a consequence of ligand binding at sites other than the active site. Studying mechanistic basis of allostery leading to protein design with predetermined functional endpoints is an important unmet need of synthetic biology. Here, we screened the amino acid(More)
Identification of hub proteins from sequence is a challenge in molecular biology. Therefore, it is of interest to predict protein hubs in networks. We describe the prediction of protein "hub" using physiochemical, thermodynamic and conformational properties of amino acid residues in sequence. We have used twenty sequence based features to identify hub(More)
Peptides are increasingly used as inhibitors of various disease specific targets. Several naturally occurring and synthetically developed peptides are undergoing clinical trials. Our work explores the possibility of reusing the non-expressing DNA sequences to predict potential drug-target specific peptides. Recently, we experimentally demonstrated the(More)
The apparently paradoxical lack of correlation between the huge increase in the discovery of new potential drug targets made possible by the post-genomic sciences and new drugs development has stimulated many different interpretations. Here we illustrate the general principle of redundancy of biological pathways on hand of simplified mathematical approaches(More)