Shruti Rao

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The post-genomic era poses several challenges. The biggest is the identification of biochemical function for protein sequences and structures resulting from genomic initiatives. Most sequences lack a characterized function and are annotated as hypothetical or uncharacterized. While homology-based methods are useful, and work well for sequences with sequence(More)
BACKGROUND Anthracyclines, such as doxorubicin (Adriamycin), are highly effective chemotherapeutic agents, but are well known to cause myocardial dysfunction and life-threatening congestive heart failure (CHF) in some patients. METHODS To generate new hypotheses about its etiology, genome-wide transcript analysis was performed on whole blood RNA from(More)
Serum metabolite profiling in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) may enable discovery of valuable molecular markers for disease progression and treatment response. Serum samples from 51 DMD patients from a natural history study and 22 age-matched healthy volunteers were profiled using liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (LC-MS) for discovery(More)
Fully automated text mining (TM) systems promote efficient literature searching, retrieval, and review but are not sufficient to produce ready-to-consume curated documents. These systems are not meant to replace biocurators, but instead to assist them in one or more literature curation steps. To do so, the user interface is an important aspect that needs to(More)
Metastasis is the dissemination of a cancer/tumor from one organ to another, and it is the most dangerous stage during cancer progression, causing more than 90% of cancer deaths. Improving the understanding of the complicated cellular mechanisms underlying metastasis requires investigations of the signaling pathways. To this end, we developed a METastasis(More)
One of the long-standing challenges in biology is to understand how non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) change protein structure and further affect their function. While it is impractical to solve all the mutated protein structures experimentally, it is quite feasible to model the mutated structures in silico. Toward this goal, we built(More)
The aim of the present investigation was to develop and evaluate Butenafine Hydrochloride loaded microemulsion based gel for treatment of fungal infection. Pseudo ternary phase diagrams were constructed for different microemulsion formulations composed of Capmul MCM as oil, Cremophor RH 40 as surfactant and Transcutol HP as co-surfactant. Composition of(More)
Vaccines are profoundly important to global health in preventing infectious diseases. Reported adverse events following vaccination are diverse, rare and require thorough investigation and evaluation [1]. Autoimmune diseases (AD) have been reported after some vaccinations. Because autoimmune diseases are rare and have variable and prolonged onset times, it(More)
With the development of deep DNA sequencing techniques, the cost for detecting mutations in the human genome falls significantly. Numerous non-synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (nsSNPs) have been identified and many of them are associated with human disease. One of the long-standing challenges is to understand how nsSNPs change protein structure(More)
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