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HIV-1 integrase (IN) is composed of three domains, the N-terminal domain (NTD, residues 1-50), the catalytic core domain (CCD, residues 51-212), and the C-terminal domain (CTD, residues 213-288). All the three domains are required for the two known integration reactions. CCD contains the catalytic triad and is believed to bind viral DNA specifically, and(More)
We have recently isolated tirandamycin (TAM) B from Streptomyces sp. 17944 as a Brugia malayi AsnRS (BmAsnRS) inhibitor that efficiently kills the adult B. malayi parasites and does not exhibit general cytotoxicity to human hepatic cells. We now report (i) the comparison of metabolite profiles of S. sp. 17944 in six different media, (ii) identification of a(More)
Estimation of the semantic relatedness between biomedical concepts has utility for many informatics applications. Automated methods fall into two broad categories: methods based on distributional statistics drawn from text corpora, and methods based on the structure of existing knowledge resources. In the former case, taxonomic structure is disregarded. In(More)
Natural products remain the best sources of drugs and drug leads and serve as outstanding small-molecule probes to dissect fundamental biological processes. A great challenge for the natural product community is to discover novel natural products efficiently and cost effectively. Here we report the development of a practical method to survey biosynthetic(More)
Platensimycin (PTM) and platencin (PTN) are potent and selective inhibitors of bacterial and mammalian fatty acid synthases and have emerged as promising drug leads for both antibacterial and antidiabetic therapies. Comparative analysis of the PTM and PTN biosynthetic machineries in Streptomyces platensis MA7327 and MA7339 revealed that the divergence of(More)
Lymphatic filariasis is caused by the parasitic nematodes Brugia malayi and Wuchereria bancrofti, and asparaginyl-tRNA synthetase (AsnRS) is considered an excellent antifilarial target. The discovery of three new tirandamycins (TAMs), TAM E (1), F (2), and G (3), along with TAM A (4) and B (5), from Streptomyces sp. 17944 was reported. Remarkably, 5(More)
Platensimycin (1) and platencin (2) are novel antibiotic leads against multidrug resistant pathogens. The production of 2 in Streptomyces platensis MA7339 is under the control of ptnR1, a GntR-like transcriptional regulator. Inactivating ptnR1 afforded S. platensis MA7339 mutant strain SB12600 that overproduces 2 at a titer approximately 100-fold greater(More)
Long non‑coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have recently been identified as novel modulators of malignant tumors. However, the function of lncRNAs in cancer stem cells (CSCs) remains to be elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the regulating role of a novel lncRNA, hypoxia‑inducible factor‑2α (HIF‑2α) promoter upstream transcript (HIF2PUT), in osteosarcoma(More)
In this report, apoferritin as a stable bionanomaterial was modified with hemoglobin on pyrolytic graphite electrode. Rapid electron transfer reactions of hemoglobin were achieved with the help of apoferritin in a large pH range. Moreover, hemoglobin as an enzyme exhibits fine electrocatalytic activity towards the reaction of hydrogen peroxide, and a wide(More)