Thanyada Rungrotmongkol

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The recent outbreak of the novel strain of influenza A (H1N1) virus has raised a global concern of the future risk of a pandemic. To understand at the molecular level how this new H1N1 virus can be inhibited by the current anti-influenza drugs and which of these drugs it is likely to already be resistant to, homology modeling and MD simulations have been(More)
The stability of the thymidylate synthase (TS)/2-deoxyuridine-5-monophosphate (dUMP)/5,10-methylene-5,6,7,8-tetrahydrofolate (mTHF) ternary complex formation and Michael addition are considered as important steps that are involved in the inhibition mechanism of the anticancer prodrug 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). Here, the effect of three different halogen(More)
To provide detailed information and insight into the drug-target interaction, structure, solvation, and dynamic and thermodynamic properties, the three known-neuraminidase inhibitors-oseltamivir (OTV), zanamivir (ZNV), and peramivir (PRV)-embedded in the catalytic site of neuraminidase (NA) subtype N1 were studied using molecular dynamics simulations. In(More)
Aiming at understanding the molecular properties of the encapsulation of the anticancer drug gemcitabine in the single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT), molecular dynamics (MD) simulations were applied to the two scenarios; that of gemcitabine filling inside the SWCNT, and that of the drug in the free state. Inside the SWCNT, the cytosine ring of gemcitabine(More)
To understand how antiviral drugs inhibit the replication of influenza A virus via the M2 ion channel, molecular dynamics simulations have been applied to the six possible protonation states of the M2 ion channel in free form and its complexes with two commercial drugs in a fully hydrated lipid bilayer. Among the six different states of free M2 tetramer,(More)
The outbreaks of chikungunya (CHIKV) and venezuelan equine encephalitis (VEEV) viral infections in humans have emerged or re-emerged in various countries of "Africa and southeast Asia", and "central and south America", respectively. At present, no drug or vaccine is available for the treatment and therapy of both viral infections, but the non-structural(More)
While the seasonal influenza viruses spreading around the world cause the annual epidemics, the recent outbreaks of influenza A virus subtype H5N1 and pandemic H1N1 have raised a global human health concerns. In this review, the applicability of computational techniques focused on three important targets in the viral life cycle: hemagglutinin, neuraminidase(More)
To reveal the source of oseltamivir-resistance in influenza (A/H5N1) mutants, the drug-target interactions at each functional group were investigated using MD/LIE simulations. Oseltamivir in the H274Y mutation primarily loses the electrostatic and the vdW interaction energies at the -NH(3)(+) and -OCHEt(2) moieties corresponding to the weakened(More)
We have investigated the structure and dynamics of the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (HIV-RT) active site, by modelling the active conformation of the HIV-1 RT/DNA/deoxythymidine triphosphate (dTTP) ternary complex. This has included molecular dynamics simulations with the CHARMM27 force field, and combined quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics (QM/MM)(More)
Molecular dynamics simulations were carried out for the mutant oseltamivir-NA complex, to provide detailed information on the oseltamivir-resistance resulting from the H274Y mutation in neuraminidase (NA) of avian influenza H5N1 viruses. In contrast with a previous proposal, the H274Y mutation does not prevent E276 and R224 from forming the hydrophobic(More)