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P. falciparum (Pf) hypoxanthine guanine xanthine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGXPRT) exhibits a unique mechanism of activation where the enzyme switches from a low activity (unactivated) to a high activity (activated) state upon pre-incubation with substrate/products. Xanthine phosphoribosylation by unactivated PfHGXPRT exhibits a lag phase, the duration of(More)
PfHGXPRT is a key enzyme involved in purine nucleotide salvage pathway of the malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. Atomistic molecular dynamics simulations have been performed on two types of PfHGXPRT dimers (D1 and D3) and its tetramer in their apo and ligand-bound states. A significant event in the catalytic cycle is the dynamics of a gate that(More)
Atomistic molecular dynamics (MD) simulations coupled with the metadynamics technique were carried out to delineate the product (PPi.2Mg and IMP) release mechanisms from the active site of both human (Hs) and Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) hypoxanthine-guanine-(xanthine) phosphoribosyltransferase (HG(X)PRT). An early movement of PPi.2Mg from its binding site(More)
Thermomyces lanuginosus lipase (TLL) is an industrially significant catalyst for the production of biodiesel due to its operability over a wide range of pH's and temperatures. Molecular dynamics simulations of TLL in aqueous solutions of a biocompatible ionic liquid (IL), cholinium glycinate (ChGly), have been carried out to investigate the microscopic(More)
Hypoxanthine-guanine-xanthine phosphoribosyltransference (HGXPRT), a key enzyme in the purine salvage pathway of the malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum (Pf), catalyses the conversion of hypoxanthine, guanine, and xanthine to their corresponding mononucleotides; IMP, GMP, and XMP, respectively. Out of the five active site loops (I, II, III, III', and(More)
Arylmalonate decarboxylase (AMDase) catalyzes the decarboxylation of α-aryl-α-methyl malonates to produce optically pure α-arylpropionates of industrial and medicinal importance. Herein, atomistic molecular dynamics simulations have been carried out to delineate the mechanism of the release of product molecules phenylacetate (PAC) and carbon dioxide (CO2),(More)
Oxalate decarboxylase catalyzes the decarboxylation of oxalate to formate and CO2 in the presence of molecular oxygen. This enzyme has two domains, each containing a Mn(II) ion coordinated with three histidine residues. The specific domain in which the decarboxylation process takes place is still a matter of investigation. Herein, the transport of the(More)
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