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Research into the biological role of the Ca(2+)-releasing second messenger NAADP (nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate) has been hampered by a lack of chemical probes. To find new chemical probes for exploring NAADP signaling, we turned to virtual screening, which can evaluate millions of molecules rapidly and inexpensively. We used NAADP as the(More)
Pancreatic β cells are electrically excitable and respond to elevated glucose concentrations with bursts of Ca(2+) action potentials due to the activation of voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels (VDCCs), which leads to the exocytosis of insulin granules. We have examined the possible role of nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP)-mediated Ca(2+)(More)
We have developed SMMRNA, an interactive database, available at http://www.smmrna.org, with special focus on small molecule ligands targeting RNA. Currently, SMMRNA consists of ∼770 unique ligands along with structural images of RNA molecules. Each ligand in the SMMRNA contains information such as Kd, Ki, IC50, ΔTm, molecular weight (MW), hydrogen donor and(More)
NAADP (nicotinic acid-adenine dinucleotide phosphate) is a potent Ca(2+)-mobilizing messenger that stimulates Ca(2+) release in a variety of cells. NAADP-sensitive Ca(2+) channels are thought to reside on acidic Ca(2+) stores and to be functionally coupled to IP(3) (inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate) and/or ryanodine receptors located on the endoplasmic(More)
The enzymes decaprenylphosphoryl-β-D-ribose oxidase (DprE1) and decaprenylphosphoryl-β-D-ribose-2-epimerase (DprE2) catalyze epimerization of decaprenylphosporyl ribose (DPR) todecaprenylphosporyl arabinose (DPA) and are critical for the survival of Mtb. Crystal structures of DprE1 so far reported display significant disordered regions and no structural(More)
Orphan nuclear receptors are potential therapeutic targets. The Orphan Nuclear Receptor Ligand Binding Database (ONRLDB) is an interactive, comprehensive and manually curated database of small molecule ligands targeting orphan nuclear receptors. Currently, ONRLDB consists of ∼11,000 ligands, of which ∼6500 are unique. All entries include information for the(More)
We have developed EpiDBase (www.epidbase.org), an interactive database of small molecule ligands of epigenetic protein families by bringing together experimental, structural and chemoinformatic data in one place. Currently, EpiDBase encompasses 5784 unique ligands (11 422 entries) of various epigenetic markers such as writers, erasers and readers. The(More)
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