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A major challenge in the analysis of human genetic variation is to distinguish functional from nonfunctional SNPs. Discovering these functional SNPs is one of the main goals of modern genetics and genomics studies. There is a need to effectively and efficiently identify functionally important nsSNPs which may be deleterious or disease causing and to(More)
A major challenge remaining in drug design efforts towards protein kinase is due to the development of drug resistance initiated by the missense mutations in the kinase catalytic domain. Gain or loss of function mutations in the REarranged during Transfection (RET) tyrosine kinase gene have been associated with the development of a wide range of human(More)
Ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) (E.C. 2.1.3.3) is one of the enzymes in the urea cycle, which involves in a sequence of reactions in the liver cells. During protein assimilation in our body surplus nitrogen is made, this open nitrogen is altered into urea and expelled out of the body by kidneys, in this cycle OTC helps in the conversion of free toxic(More)
Recent genetic studies have revealed the impact of mutations in associated genes for cardiac sarcomere components leading to dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The cardiac sarcomere is composed of thick and thin filaments and a giant muscle protein known as titin or connectin. Titin interacts with T-cap/telethonin in the Z-line region and plays a vital role in(More)
Mental disorders or mood disorders are prevalent globally irrespective of region, race, and ethnic groups. Of the types of mood disorders, major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BPD) are the most prevalent forms of psychiatric condition. A number of preclinical studies emphasize the essential role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)(More)
Disposal of tannery effluent will result in heavy metal contamination of land and will lead to many important health and environmental hazards. Aim of the work is to determine the effects of untreated tannery effluent and treated tannery effluent on seed germination and to biodegrade the effluent using fungi. Chemical methods of remove the heavy metals in(More)
Uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase is a cytosolic enzyme involved in the biosynthetic pathway of heme production. Decreased activity of this enzyme results in porphyria cutanea tarda and hepato erythropoietic porphyria. Nonsynonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) alter protein sequence and can cause disease. Identifying the deleterious nsSNPs that(More)
Cystathionine β-synthase is an essential enzyme of the trans-sulfuration pathway that condenses serine with homocysteine to form cystathionine. Missense mutations in CBS are the major cause of inherited homocystinuria, and the detailed effect of disease associated amino acid substitutions on the structure and stability of human CBS is yet unknown. Here, we(More)
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