Structural, molecular motions, and free-energy landscape of Leishmania sterol-14α-demethylase wild type and drug resistant mutant: a comparative molecular dynamics study.

@article{Vijayakumar2018StructuralMM,
  title={Structural, molecular motions, and free-energy landscape of Leishmania sterol-14α-demethylase wild type and drug resistant mutant: a comparative molecular dynamics study.},
  author={Saravanan Vijayakumar and Pradeep Das},
  journal={Journal of biomolecular structure & dynamics},
  year={2018},
  pages={1-17}
}
Sterol-14α-demethylase (CYP51) is an ergosterol pathway enzyme crucial for the survival of infectious Leishmania parasite. Recent high-throughput metabolomics and whole genome sequencing study revealed amphotericin B resistance in Leishmania is indeed due to mutation in CYP51. The residue of mutation (asparagine 176) is conserved across the kinetoplastidae… CONTINUE READING