Somesh Singh

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There is a strong rationale to therapeutically target the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/protein kinase B/mammalian target of rapamycin (PI3K/AKT/mTOR) pathway in breast cancer since it is highly deregulated in this disease and it also mediates resistance to anti-HER2 therapies. However, initial studies with rapalogs, allosteric inhibitors of mTORC1, have(More)
145 Approximating dynamic global illumination in image space. T Ritschel, T Grosch, HP Seidel SI3D, 75­82 123 Cascaded light propagation volumes for real­time indirect illumination. A Kaplanyan, C Dachsbacher SI3D, 99­107 83 Efficient sparse voxel octrees. 52 Perceptually consistent example­based human motion retrieval. 51 Screen space fluid rendering with(More)
Truncated-ERBB2 isoforms (t-ERBB2s), resulting from receptor proteolysis or alternative translation of the ERBB2 mRNA, exist in a subset of human breast tumors. t-ERBB2s lack the receptor extracellular domain targeted by therapeutic anti-ERBB2 antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates, including trastuzumab, trastuzumab-DM1 and pertuzumab. In clinical(More)
Bacopa monniera (Brahmi) is an important Indian medicinal herb found in wet damp and marshy places. It produces medicinally important compounds known as bacosides along with alkaloids like brahmine and herpestine. Bacosides are triterpenoid saponins and their biosynthesis takes place via the isoprenoid pathway starting with acetyl-CoA. Acetyl-CoA(More)
Mucoid strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa that overproduce the exopolysaccharide alginate are a frequent cause of chronic respiratory infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The overproduction of alginate by these strains is often caused by mutations within mucA of the algU mucABCD gene cluster. This gene cluster encodes an extreme stress response(More)
UNLABELLED : Cinnamoyl CoA reductase (CCR) carries out the first committed step in monolignol biosynthesis and acts as a first regulatory point in lignin formation. CCR shows multiple substrate specificity towards various cinnamoyl CoA esters. Here, in Silico mutagenesis studies of active site residues of Ll-CCRH1 were carried out. Homology modeling based(More)
UNLABELLED Farnesyl pyrophosphate synthase (FPS; EC 2.5.1.10) is a key enzyme in isoprenoid biosynthetic pathway and provides precursors for the biosynthesis of various pharmaceutically important metabolites. It catalyzes head to tail condensation of two isopentenyl pyrophosphate molecules with dimethylallyl pyrophosphate to form C15 compound farnesyl(More)
Flavonoids are a large class of phenylpropanoid-derived secondary metabolites, which are usually glycosylated by UDP-glycosyltransferases with one or more sugar groups. Here, we report the cloning and biochemical characterization of a flavonoid glycosyltransferase gene from Withania somnifera (WsGT), which is an important medicinal plant used in Ayurvedic(More)
Glycosyl hydrolase family 1 β-glucosidases are important enzymes that serve many diverse functions in plants including defense, whereby hydrolyzing the defensive compounds such as hydroxynitrile glucosides. A hydroxynitrile glucoside cleaving β-glucosidase gene (Llbglu1) was isolated from Leucaena leucocephala, cloned into pET-28a (+) and expressed in E.(More)
The widespread pharmaceutically important triterpenoid saponins are synthesized via isoprenoid pathway. The formation of squalene is the key regulatory point in triterpene biosynthesis, catalyzed by squalene synthase (SQS). The present study deals with the detailed characterization of SQS by molecular, biochemical, and computational means from Bacopa(More)