Subhra Prakash Chakrabarty

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In Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of cerebral malaria, silent information regulator 2 (Sir2) has been implicated in pathogenesis through its role in var gene silencing. P. falciparum Sir2 (PfSir2) in addition to the catalytic core, has a 13 residue N-terminal and 4 residue C-terminal extension over the shorter Archaeoglobus fulgidus Sir2. In(More)
Reversible zinc chelation via thiol groups of cysteines leading to modulation of activity in redox regulated proteins forms a basis for switching on-off of various biochemical processes. Silent information regulator 2 (Sir2), a NAD(+) dependent deacetylase, contains a non-catalytic zinc ion coordinated by thiol groups of cysteines. Using Plasmodium(More)
Sirtuins are NAD(+) dependent deacetylases that modulate various essential cellular functions. Development of peptide based inhibitors of Sir2s would prove useful both as pharmaceutical agents and as effectors by which downstream cellular alterations can be monitored. Click chemistry that utilizes Huisgen's 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition permits attachment of(More)
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