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CEP server (http://bioinfo.ernet.in/cep.htm) provides a web interface to the conformational epitope prediction algorithm developed in-house. The algorithm, apart from predicting conformational epitopes, also predicts antigenic determinants and sequential epitopes. The epitopes are predicted using 3D structure data of protein antigens, which can be(More)
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), a mosquito-borne flavivirus, is an important human pathogen. The envelope glycoprotein (Egp), a major structural antigen, is responsible for viral haemagglutination and eliciting neutralising antibodies. The three-dimensional structure of the Egp of JEV was predicted using the knowledge-based homology modeling approach and(More)
Cellular mRNAs are predominantly translated in a cap-dependent manner. However, some viral and a subset of cellular mRNAs initiate their translation in a cap-independent manner. This requires presence of a structured RNA element, known as, Internal Ribosome Entry Site (IRES) in their 5' untranslated regions (UTRs). Experimental demonstration of IRES in UTR(More)
Crystal structure data of globular proteins were used to prepare (phi, psi) probability maps of 20 proteinous amino acids. These maps were compared grid-wise with each other and a conformational similarity index was calculated for each pair of amino acids. A weight matrix, called Conformational Similarity Weight (CSW) matrix, was prepared using the(More)
Transformed B cells making monoclonal IgM-lambda anti-PR3 antibody WGH1 from a patient with Wegener's granulomatosis were used to prepare mRNA and synthesize cDNA. PCR primers for human micro and lambda chains were then employed to amplify heavy- and light-chain V-regions followed by cloning into pCR2-1 vector and sequencing. Molecular modeling of VH(More)
The data deluge in post-genomic era demands development of novel data mining tools. Existing molecular phylogeny analyses (MPAs) developed for individual gene/protein sequences are alignment-based. However, the size of genomic data and uncertainties associated with alignments, necessitate development of alignment-free methods for MPA. Derivation of(More)
Rhinoviruses, formerly known as Human rhinoviruses, are the most common cause of air-borne upper respiratory tract infections in humans. Rhinoviruses belong to the family Picornaviridae and are divided into three species namely, Rhinovirus A, -B and -C, which are antigenically diverse. Genetic recombination is found to be one of the important causes for(More)
Resistance to azole antifungals is a significant problem in Candida albicans. An understanding of resistance at molecular level is essential for the development of strategies to tackle resistance and rationale design of newer antifungals and target-based molecular approaches. This study presents the first evaluation of molecular mechanisms associated with(More)
A software package that allows one to carry out multiple alignment of protein and nucleic acid sequences of almost unlimited length and number of sequences is developed on C-DAC parallel computer--a transputer-based machine. The farming approach is used for data parallelization. The speed gains are almost linear when the number of transputers is increased(More)
VirGen is a comprehensive viral genome resource that organizes the 'sequence space' of viral genomes in a structured fashion. It has been developed with the objective of serving as an annotated and curated database comprising complete genome sequences of viruses, value-added derived data and data mining tools. The current release (v1.1) contains 559(More)