Rajeshwar P. Verma

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Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a large family of calcium-dependent zinc-containing endopeptidases, which are responsible for the tissue remodeling and degradation of the extracellular matrix (ECM), including collagens, elastins, gelatin, matrix glycoproteins, and proteoglycan. They are regulated by hormones, growth factors, and cytokines, and are(More)
Although taxanes such as paclitaxel and docetaxel are the two most important clinically available anticancer drugs for the treatment of various cancers (including colon cancer), the success of these two drugs has been tempered by the development of various unbearable side effects as well as multi-drug resistance. Therefore, it is essential to search new(More)
Compounds that have unexpected biological activity and are unable to fit in a QSAR model are known as outliers. These are valuable in defining the limitations under which compounds act by a common molecular mechanism modeled by one or more descriptors, and also in defining the experimental limitations of the biological test data. Thus, the outliers should(More)
Camptothecin (CPT, I), a unique pentacyclic quinoline alkaloid originally isolated from a native tree of Tibet and China called Camptotheca acuminata in latin and Xi Shu in Chinese, is one of the prominent lead compounds in anticancer drug development.1-3 It has been identified from the early assessments that the importance of 20S chiral carbon of CPT for(More)
Mosquitoes are not only the cause of nuisance by their bites but also transmit deadly diseases like malaria, filariasis, yellow fever, dengue, and Japanese encephalitis. In this paper, nine QSAR models were developed using different series of organotins with respect to their larvicidal activities against Aedes aegypti and Anopheles stephensi mosquito(More)
The polarizability of a molecule, an important physical property, is currently attracting our attention particularly in the area of QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationships) for chemical-biological interactions. Our primary focus in the present study has been upon the computational aspects by using NVE (sum of the valence electrons) as a means(More)
This is part II of an in silico investigation of chemical-induced eye injury that was conducted at FDA's CFSAN. Serious eye damage caused by chemical (eye corrosion) is assessed using the rabbit Draize test, and this endpoint is an essential part of hazard identification and labeling of industrial and consumer products to ensure occupational and consumer(More)
Quinone moieties are present in many drugs such as anthracyclines, daunorubicin, doxorubicin, mitomycin, mitoxantrones and saintopin, which are used clinically in the therapy of solid cancers. The cytotoxic effects of these quinones are mainly due to the following two factors: (i) inhibition of DNA topoisomerase-II and, (ii) formation of semiquinone radical(More)
The interest in the application of the quantitative structure-activity relationships (QSAR) has steadily increased in recent decades because it has repeatedly proven itself to be a low-cost, high-return investment. Potential use of QSAR models for screening of chemical databases or virtual libraries before their synthesis appears equally attractive to(More)