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An excellent example in the field of rational drug design is the discovery and development of more than a dozen drugs for the treatment of AIDS. The major targets for the development of new chemotherapeutic agents are Reverse Transcriptase and Protease, the enzymes encoded by HIV-1. The introduction of HIV-1 protease (HIV-1 PR) inhibitors, in particular,(More)
Rabies being the most lethal zoonotic, vaccine-preventable viral disease with worldwide distribution of reservoir wild animals presents unique challenges for its diagnosis, management and control. Although vaccines available are highly effective, which had played the key role in controlling rabies in North America, western Europe and in a number of Asian(More)
Cigarette smoke is a complex aerosol of minute liquid droplets (termed the particulate phase) suspended within a mixture of gases (CO(2), CO, NO(x), etc.) and semi-volatile compounds. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified a number of the chemical constituents reported in cigarette mainstream smoke (MS) as carcinogens.(More)
As part of an ongoing effort in understanding the role of hydrophobicity in the design of nonpeptidic HIV protease inhibitors, the QSAR study on P2/P2' tetrahydropyrimidinone is presented in this report. Our results suggest that the balance of hydrophobicity and a volume- dependent polarizability term plays a key role in the inhibition of the viral protease(More)
Role of hydrophobicity in the design of 4-hydroxy-5,6-dihydropyran-2-ones-a new class of emerging HIV-1 protease inhibitors (HIV-PI) was investigated by using comparative QSAR. These studies show that most of the data points in the individual dataset studied fall either on positive or negative side of the optimum value of ClogP. This is why, we observe(More)
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified a number of the chemical constituents reported in cigarette mainstream smoke (MS) as carcinogens. In the international literature, 81 IARC classified carcinogens have been reported historically in MS. Cigarette smoke is a complex aerosol of minute liquid droplets (termed the particulate(More)