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Prolyl oligopeptidase (POP) is considered as an important pharmaceutical target for the treatment of numerous diseases. Despite enormous studies on various aspects of POPs structure and function still some of the questions are intriguing like conformational dynamics of the protein and interplay between ligand entry/egress. Here, we have used molecular(More)
BACKGROUND Development of sensitive sequence search procedures for the detection of distant relationships between proteins at superfamily/fold level is still a big challenge. The intermediate sequence search approach is the most frequently employed manner of identifying remote homologues effectively. In this study, examination of serine proteases of prolyl(More)
The search for small molecules that preferentially target the functionally important surfaces of estrogen receptor and disrupt the transcriptional activity in the cell has emerged as a promising area towards rationale based drug design. Herein, we report substituted styryl chromones as a new class of compounds that exhibit selectivity for ERbeta binding at(More)
Krishna Tulsi, a member of Lamiaceae family, is a herb well known for its spiritual, religious and medicinal importance in India. The common name of this plant is ‘Tulsi’ (or ‘Tulasi’ or ‘Thulasi’) and is considered sacred by Hindus. We present the draft genome of Ocimum tenuiflurum L (subtype Krishna Tulsi) in this report. The paired-end and mate-pair(More)
Graphene layers have been transferred directly on to paper without any intermediate layers to yield G-paper. Resistive gas sensors have been fabricated using strips of G-paper. These sensors achieved a remarkable lower limit of detection of ∼300 parts per trillion (ppt) for NO2, which is comparable to or better than those from other paper-based sensors.(More)
Prolyl oligopeptidase (POP) is a serine protease, unique for its ability to cleave various small oligopeptides shorter than 30 amino acids. POP is an important drug target since it is implicated in various neurological disorders. Although there is structural evidence that bacterial POPs undergo huge interdomain movements and acquire an "open" state in the(More)
MOTIVATION In the post-genomic era, automatic annotation of protein sequences using computational homology-based methods is highly desirable. However, often protein sequences diverge to an extent where detection of homology and automatic annotation transfer is not straightforward. Sophisticated approaches to detect such distant relationships are needed. We(More)
Prolyl oligopeptidases (POPs) are proteolytic enzymes, widely distributed in all the kingdoms of life. Bacterial POPs are pharmaceutically important enzymes, yet their functional and evolutionary details are not fully explored. Therefore, current analysis is aimed at understanding the distribution, domain architecture, probable biological functions and gene(More)
Prolyl oligopeptidases (POP) are serine proteases found in prokaryotes and eukaryotes which hydrolyze the peptide bond containing proline. The current study focuses on the analysis of POP sequences, their distribution and domain architecture in Shewanella woodyi, a Gram negative, luminous bacterium which causes celiac sprue and similar infections in marine(More)
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