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Streptococcus pneumonia is the common cause of sepsis and meningitis. Emergence of multiple antibiotic resistant strains in the community-acquired bacterium is catastrophic. Glucose kinase (GLK) is a regulatory enzyme capable of adding phosphate group to glucose in the first step of streptomycin biosynthesis. The activity of glucose kinase was regulated by(More)
Oestrogen receptor-α (ERα) is a ligand-dependent transcription factor that primarily mediates oestrogen (E2)-dependent gene transcription required for mammary gland development. Coregulators critically regulate ERα transcription functions by directly interacting with it. In the present study, we report that ELF3, an epithelial-specific ETS transcription(More)
Menaquinone is a lipid-soluble naphthoquinone that is essential for various pivotal functions of bacteria. Naphthoquinone is synthesized from chorismate of the shikimate pathway in microorganisms. Due to its absence in humans and animals, menaquinone biosynthesis has been an attractive target for development of antibiotics against a number of important(More)
Nutraceuticals are a diverse product category with various synonyms used internationally. The term 'nutraceutical' has been part of the industry lexicon for almost a decade. Unfortunately, it still seems to be held up in a scrambled web of complementary definitions, regulatory watchdogs and consumer confusion. For an effective regulatory policy framework,(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the most frequent and important infectious disease causing morbidity and death in the world. One third of the world's population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the etiologic agent of TB. The bacterial enzyme MurA catalyzes the transfer of enolpyruvate from phosphoenolpyruvate (PEP) to uridine(More)
An efficient and novel method for the preparation of spiro[pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidin]-7'(1'H)-ones by the condensation of 4-amino-1-methyl-3-propylpyrazole-5-carboxamide with ketones under mild conditions using catalytic InCl3 was reported. This method has been extended for the synthesis of novel(More)
Resveratrol (RVS) is a naturally occurring antioxidant, able to display an array of biological activities. In the present investigation, a new derivative of RVS, RVS(a), was synthesized, and its biological activity was determined on U937 cells. It was observed that RVS(a) showed pronounced activity on U937 cells than RVS. RVS(a) is able to induce apoptosis(More)
In this study, we investigated a new series of naphthalimide based Schiff base compounds as potential DNA binding, antioxidant and antimicrobial agents. The structural characterization of synthesized compounds was carried out with the aid of elemental analysis and spectroscopic techniques (UV–vis., IR, 1H and 13C NMR). The DNA binding properties of target(More)
A new chemo sensor 2-(4-methylbenzylideneamino)-isoindoline-1,3-dione (PDB) was synthesized and characterized by UV–Vis., IR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR spectral and elemental analysis. Its photophysical properties in organic solvents with different polarity were studied. The sensitivity of the PDB in different pH solutions was investigated and the results indicated(More)
The Bcl-2 family proteins include pro- and antiapoptotic factors acting as critical arbiters of apoptotic cell death decisions in most circumstances. Evasion of apoptosis is one of the hallmarks of cancer, relevant to tumorigenesis as well as resistance to cytotoxic drugs, and deregulation of Bcl-2 proteins was observed in many cancers. Since Bax-mediated(More)