Syed Tariq Ali

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Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease characterized by the presence of antimitochondrial autoantibodies in the serum. The major antigens recognized by the antibodies are the E2 components of the 2-oxo acid dehydrogenase complexes, all of which possess covalently attached lipoic acid cofactors. A bacterial etiology has been(More)
Studies on the chemical constituents of the aerial parts of Ocimum basilicum have led to the isolation of three new compounds, basilol (1), ocimol (2), and basilimoside (3), along with two known constituents betulinic acid and oleanolic acid. The structures of the new constituents have been elucidated through spectral studies including 2D-NMR experiments(More)
The structure of a lipoyl domain from the pyruvate dehydrogenase multienzyme complex of Escherichia coli has been determined by means of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. A total of 549 nuclear Overhauser effect distance restraints, 52 phi torsion angle restraints and 16 slowly exchanging amide protons were employed as input for the structure(More)
The dihydrolipoamide acetyltransferase subunit (E2p) of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex of Escherichia coli has three highly conserved and tandemly repeated lipoyl domains, each containing approx. 80 amino acid residues. These domains are covalently modified with lipoyl groups bound in amide linkage to the N6-amino groups of specific lysine residues, and(More)
The overexpression of a subgene encoding a hybrid lipoyl domain of the dihydrolipoamide acetyltransferase component of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex of Escherichia coli has previously been shown to result in the formation of lipoylated and unlipoylated products. Overexpression of the same subgene in a lipoic acid biosynthesis mutant growing under(More)
Four new pterocarpans, atricarpan A (=(-)-1,2-dihydroxy-4-(hydroxymethyl)-3,9-dimethoxypterocarpan; 1), atricarpan B (=(-)-2,3-ethylenedioxy)-1,4-dihydroxy-9-methoxypterocarpan; 2), atricarpan C (=(-)-1,9-dimethoxypterocarpan-3-carboxylic acid; 3), and atricarpan D (=(-)-2,9-dimethoxy-4-(5-oxohexyl)pterocarpan; 4) were isolated from the BuOH extract of the(More)
The lipoate acyltransferase subunits of the 2-oxo acid dehydrogenase complexes are post-translationally modified with one or more covalently-bound lipoyl cofactors. Two distinct lipoate-protein ligase activities, LPL-A and LPL-B, have been detected in E. coli by their ability to modify purified lipoyl apo-domains of the bacterial pyruvate dehydrogenase(More)
Studies on the chemical constituents of the aerial parts of Ocimum basilicum have led to the isolation of a new ferulate, 4'-carbomethoxy-2'-hydroxy phenyl ferulate (1) and a new cinnamate, (E)-3'-hydroxy-4'-(1''-hydroxyethyl)-phenyl-4-methoxycinnamate (2). Their structures have been elucidated through spectral studies including 2D-NMR experiments (HMQC,(More)
The azadirachtin, salannin, nimbin, deacetylnimbin, azadiradione and epoxyazadiradione contents were determined by HPLC in the fractions prepared from the kernel of neem fruits (Azadirachta indica) collected at different ripening stages. The fully mature fruit (yellow fruits) kernels contained the highest concentration of azadirachtin, nimbin and salannin,(More)
Chemical cross-linking was used to study the interactions of the anti-cell-death protein Bcl2 with other proteins in the outer mitochondrial membrane. Cross-linking of mitochondrial surface proteins produced a large Bcl2-containing complex (>200 kDa), and a Bcl2-derived peptide was shown to cross-link specifically with a mitochondrial protein identified by(More)