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N-acetyl-glucosamine-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GlmU), a bifunctional enzyme involved in bacterial cell wall synthesis is exclusive to prokaryotes. GlmU, now recognized as a promising target to develop new antibacterial drugs, catalyzes two key reactions: acetyl transfer and uridyl transfer at two independent domains. Hitherto, we identified GlmU from(More)
  • Jonnalagadda Padma Sridevi, Priyanka Suryadevara, +5 authors Dharmarajan Sriram
  • European journal of pharmaceutical sciences…
  • 2015
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) topoisomerase I (Topo I), involved in the relaxation of negatively supercoiled DNA, plays an important role in the viability of pathogen Mtb. Being one of the most significant enzymes; it also takes part in crucial biological pathways such as transcription and replication of the pathogen. The present study aims at the(More)
3-Dehydroquinate dehydratase (DHQase), the third enzyme of the shikimate pathway, catalyzes the reversible reaction of 3-dehydroquinate into 3-dehydroshikimate. The aim of the present study was to identify new drug-like molecules as inhibitors for Mycobacterium tuberculosis DHQase employing structure-based pharmacophore modeling technique using an in house(More)
Nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) is a rate limiting enzyme that plays an important role in the synthesis of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) via a salvage pathway. Along with a role in bioenergetics, NAMPT regulates the activity of proteins such as SIRT-1 that utilize NAD as a cofactor. As NAD metabolism is usually high in diseased(More)
M. tuberculosis N-acetyl-glucosamine-1-phosphate uridyltransferase (GlmUMtb) is a bi-functional enzyme engaged in the synthesis of two metabolic intermediates N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphate (GlcNAc-1-P) and UDP-GlcNAc, catalyzed by the C- and N-terminal domains respectively. UDP-GlcNAc is a key metabolite essential for the synthesis of peptidoglycan,(More)
Persistent nature of Mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of the major factors which make the drug development process monotonous against this organism. The highly lipophilic cell wall, which constituting outer mycolic acid and inner peptidoglycan layers, acts as a barrier for the drugs to enter the bacteria. The rigidity of the cell wall is imparted by the(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) the etiological agent of tuberculosis (TB) survives in the human host for decades evading the immune system in a latent or persistent state. The Rv2780 (ald) gene that codes for L-alanine dehydrogenase (L-AlaDH) enzyme catalyzes reversible oxidative deamination of L-alanine to pyruvate and is overexpressed under hypoxic and(More)
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) has remarkable ability to persist in the human host and causes latent infection in one third of the world population. Currently available tuberculosis (TB) drugs while effective in killing actively growing MTB, is largely ineffective in killing persistent or latent MTB. Lysine-ɛ aminotransferase (LAT) enzyme is reported to(More)
The gyraseB subunit of Staphylococcus aureus DNA gyrase is a well-established and validated target though less explored for the development of novel antimicrobial agents. Starting from the available structural information in PDB (3TTZ), we identified a novel series of benzimidazole used as inhibitors of DNA gyraseB with low micromolar inhibitory activity by(More)