Poulami Talukder

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A fluorescently modified CD4 domain 1 (mD1) protein has been designed and elaborated in an in vitro expression system. This fluorescent probe contains a Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET) pair, which uses a tryptophan residue as the fluorescence donor and an acridon-2-ylalanine (Acd) as the acceptor. When excited at 260nm, energy was transferred from(More)
Described herein are the syntheses and photophysical characterization of three novel cyanotryptophans, and their efficient incorporation into proteins as fluorescent probes. Photophysical characteristics indicated that each was significantly brighter and red-shifted in fluorescence emission relative to tryptophan. Each analogue was used to activate a(More)
With the continuing interest in deciphering the interplay between protein function and conformational changes, small fluorescence probes will be especially useful for tracking changes in the crowded protein interior space. Presently, we describe the potential utility of six unnatural amino acid fluorescence donors structurally related to tryptophan and show(More)
Two new fluorescent probes of protein structure and dynamics have been prepared by concise asymmetric syntheses using the Schöllkopf chiral auxiliary. The site-specific incorporation of one probe into dihydrofolate reductase is reported. The utility of these tryptophan derivatives lies in their absorption and emission maxima which differ from those of(More)
The recently discovered role of the BCL2 (B-cell lymphoma 2 gene) promoter i-motif DNA in modulation of gene expression via interaction with the ribonucleoprotein hnRNP L-like (hnRNP LL) has prompted a more detailed study of the nature of this protein-DNA interaction. The RNA recognition motifs (RRMs) of hnRNP LL were expressed individually, and both RRM1(More)
Described herein are the synthesis and photophysical characterization of a library of aryl-substituted oxazole- and thiazole-based dipeptidomimetic analogues, and their incorporation into position 66 of green fluorescent protein (GFP) in lieu of the natural fluorophore. These fluorescent analogues resemble the fluorophore formed naturally by GFP. As(More)
Proteins which bind to nucleic acids and regulate their structure and functions are numerous and exceptionally important. Such proteins employ a variety of strategies for recognition of the relevant structural elements in their nucleic acid substrates, some of which have been shown to involve rather subtle interactions which might have been difficult to(More)
Several variants of a nucleic acid binding motif (RRM1) of putative transcription factor hnRNP LL containing nucleobase amino acids at specific positions have been prepared and used to study binding affinity for the BCL2 i-motif DNA. Molecular modeling suggested a number of amino acids in RRM1 likely to be involved in interaction with the i-motif DNA, and(More)
CD4-gp120 interaction is the first step for HIV-1 entry into host cells. A highly conserved pocket in gp120 protein is an attractive target for developing gp120 inhibitors or novel HIV detection tools. Here we incorporate seven phenylalanine derivatives having different sizes and steric conformations into position 43 of domain 1 of CD4 (mD1.2) to explore(More)
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