Son Tung Ngo

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Recently it has been proposed a model for fibrils of human insulin in which the fibril growth proceeds via stacking LVEALYL (fragment 11-17 from chain B of insulin) into pairs of tightly interdigitated [Formula: see text]-sheets. The experiments have also shown that LVEALYL has high propensity to self-assembly and binding to insulin. This necessitates study(More)
Recent experiments have shown that the mutation Tottori (D7N) alters the toxicity, assembly and rate of fibril formation of the wild type (WT) amyloid beta (Aβ) Aβ40 and Aβ42 peptides. We used all-atom molecular dynamics simulations in explicit solvent of the monomer and dimer of both alloforms with their WT and D7N sequences. The monomer simulations(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia caused by the formation of Aβ aggregates. So far, no effective medicine for the treatment of AD is available. Many efforts have been made to find effective medicine to cope with AD. Curcumin is a drug candidate for AD, being a potent anti-amyloidogenic compound, but the results of clinical trials(More)
The fast pulling ligand (FPL) out of binding cavity using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics (MD) simulations was demonstrated to be a rapid, accurate and low CPU demand method for the determination of the relative binding affinities of a large number of HIV-1 protease (PR) inhibitors. In this approach, the ligand is pulled out of the binding cavity of the(More)
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