Sandrea M. Francis

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An ultrafast docking and virtual screening program, CRDOCK, is presented that contains (1) a search engine that can use a variety of sampling methods and an initial energy evaluation function, (2) several energy minimization algorithms for fine tuning the binding poses, and (3) different scoring functions. This modularity ensures the easy configuration of(More)
Selective inhibition of inducible nitric oxide synthases (iNOS) has been a challenging problem for researchers pursuing work in finding methods to treat inflammatory disorders, shock, etc. Though many inhibitors have been studied to date, all are associated with selectivity or potency problems. Additionally, most of the reported compounds have several(More)
The endonucleolytic activity of human apurinic/apyrimidinic endonuclease (AP endo, Ape1) is a major factor in maintaining the integrity of the genome. Conversely, as an undesired effect, Ape1 overexpression has been linked to resistance to radio- and chemotherapeutic treatments in several human tumors. Inhibition of Ape1 using siRNA or the expression of a(More)
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