Sundarapandian Thangapandian

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Renin has become an attractive target in controlling hypertension because of the high specificity towards its only substrate, angiotensinogen. The conversion of angiotensinogen to angiotensin I is the first and rate-limiting step of renin-angiotensin system and thus designing inhibitors to block this step is focused in this study. Ligand-based quantitative(More)
Chemical features based 3D pharmacophore models were developed for HSP90 based on the known inhibitors using Discovery Studio V2.1. An optimal pharmacophore model was brought forth and validated using a decoy set, external test set and Fischer's randomization method. The best five features pharmacophore model, Hypo1, includes two hydrogen bond acceptors,(More)
Over expression of histone deacetylases (HDACs) leads to the suppression of various gene expressions including cancer suppressor gene. Thus, novel inhibitors of these enzymes can be a valid method to treat cancers. To facilitate the discovery of novel HDAC8 inhibitors, pharmacophore models were generated using ligand and receptor based approaches and(More)
Human chymase is a very important target for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Using a series of theoretical methods like pharmacophore modeling, database screening, molecular docking and Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations, an investigation for identification of novel chymase inhibitors, and to specify the key factors crucial for the(More)
Aldose reductase 2 (ALR2), which catalyzes the reduction of glucose to sorbitol using NADP as a cofactor, has been implicated in the etiology of secondary complications of diabetes. A pharmacophore model, Hypo1, was built based on 26 compounds with known ALR2-inhibiting activity values. Hypo1 contains important chemical features required for an ALR2(More)
The chimeric proteins viz. CBM3-Cel9A, CBM4-Cel9A and CBM30-Cel9A, are constructed by fusion of family 3, 4, and 30 cellulose binding modules (CBMs) to N-terminus of family 9 endoglucanase (Cel9A) from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldrious. The chimeric enzymes were successfully expressed in Escherichia coli and purified to homogeneity. The chimeric enzymes(More)
Beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme (BACE-1) is a single-membrane protein belongs to the aspartyl protease class of catabolic enzymes. This enzyme involved in the processing of the amyloid precursor protein (APP). The cleavage of APP by BACE-1 is the rate-limiting step in the amyloid cascade leading to the production of two peptide fragments(More)
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase, a heme-containing enzyme, is emerging as a vital target for the treatment of cancer, chronic viral infections, and other diseases. The aim of this study is to identify novel scaffolds and utilize them in designing potent IDO inhibitors. Pharmacophore hypotheses were developed. The highly correlating (r = 0.958) hypothesis with(More)
Zinc-dependent histone deacetylase 8 removes the epsilon-acetyl groups present in the N-terminal lysine residues of histone proteins, thereby restricting various transcription factors from being expressed. Inhibition of this enzyme has been reported to be a novel strategy in cancer treatment. To identify novel and diverse leads for use in potent histone(More)
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) have emerged as effective therapeutic targets in the treatment of various diseases including cancers as these enzymes directly involved in the epigenetic regulation of genes. However the development of isoform-selective HDAC inhibitors has been a challenge till date since all HDAC enzymes possess conserved tunnel-like active(More)