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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527237/the-n-terminus-of-the-prion-protein-is-a-toxic-effector-regulated-by-the-c-terminus
#1
Bei Wu, Alex McDonald, Markham Kathleen, Celeste B Rich, Kyle P Mchugh, Jörg Tatzelt, Colby David, Glenn L Millhauser, David Harris
PrP(C), the cellular isoform of the prion protein, serves to transduce the neurotoxic effects of PrP(Sc), the infectious isoform, but how this occurs is mysterious. Here, using a combination of electrophysiological, cellular, and biophysical techniques, we show that the flexible, N-terminal domain of PrP(C) functions as a powerful toxicity-transducing effector whose activity is tightly regulated in cis by the globular C-terminal domain. Ligands binding to the N-terminal domain abolish the spontaneous ionic currents associated with neurotoxic mutants of PrP, and the isolated N-terminal domain induces currents when expressed in the absence of the C-terminal domain...
May 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527154/structure-based-classification-for-bile-salt-export-pump-bsep-inhibitors-using-comparative-structural-modeling-of-human-bsep
#2
Sankalp Jain, Melanie Grandits, Lars Richter, Gerhard F Ecker
The bile salt export pump (BSEP) actively transports conjugated monovalent bile acids from the hepatocytes into the bile. This facilitates the formation of micelles and promotes digestion and absorption of dietary fat. Inhibition of BSEP leads to decreased bile flow and accumulation of cytotoxic bile salts in the liver. A number of compounds have been identified to interact with BSEP, which results in drug-induced cholestasis or liver injury. Therefore, in silico approaches for flagging compounds as potential BSEP inhibitors would be of high value in the early stage of the drug discovery pipeline...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Computer-aided Molecular Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527150/development-of-in-silico-protocols-to-predict-structural-insights-into-the-metabolic-activation-pathways-of-xenobiotics
#3
M Kalim A Khan, Salman Akhtar, Jamal M Arif
To establish in silico model to predict the structural insight into the metabolic bioactivation pathway of xenobiotics, we considered two specific and one non-specific mammary procarcinogen [e.g., dibenzo[a,l]pyrene (DBP), 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA), and benzo[a]pyrene (BP)]. The CYP1A1, 1B1, 2C9, 1A2 and 2B6 reported in wet-lab studies to actively metabolize DBP also showed strong binding energies (kcal/mol) of -11.50, -10.67, -10.37, -9.76 and -9.72, respectively, with inhibition constants ranging between 0...
May 19, 2017: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526816/delineation-of-b-cell-epitopes-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhi-hemolysin-e-potential-antibody-therapeutic-target
#4
Chai Fung Chin, Jing Yi Lai, Yee Siew Choong, Amy Amilda Anthony, Asma Ismail, Theam Soon Lim
Hemolysin E (HlyE) is an immunogenic novel pore-forming toxin involved in the pathogenesis of typhoid fever. Thus, mapping of B-cell epitopes of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) is critical to identify key immunogenic regions of HlyE. A random 20-mer peptide library was used for biopanning with enriched anti-HlyE polyclonal antibodies from typhoid patient sera. Bioinformatic tools were used to refine, analyze and map the enriched peptide sequences against the protein to identify the epitopes. The analysis identified both linear and conformational epitopes on the HlyE protein...
May 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526744/combining-properties-of-different-classes-of-pi3k%C3%AE-inhibitors-to-understand-molecular-features-that-confer-selectivity
#5
Grace Q Gong, Jackie D Kendall, James Mj Dickson, Gordon W Rewcastle, Christina M Buchanan, William A Denny, Peter R Shepherd, Jack U Flanagan
Phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K) are major regulators of many cellular functions, and hyperactivation of PI3K cell signalling pathways is a major target for anticancer drug discovery. PI3Kα is the isoform most implicated in cancer, and our aim is to selectively inhibit this isoform, which may be more beneficial than concurrent inhibition of all Class I PI3Ks. We have used structure-guided design to merge high selectivity and high affinity characteristics found in existing compounds. Molecular docking including the prediction of water-mediated interactions, was used to model interactions between the ligands and the PI3Kα affinity pocket...
May 19, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526475/identification-and-preliminary-structure-activity-relationships-of-1-indanone-derivatives-as-novel-indoleamine-2-3-dioxygenase-1-ido1-inhibitors
#6
Dingding Gao, Yingxia Li
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase 1 (IDO1) plays a vital role in the catabolism of tryptophan along with the kynurenine pathway which is involved in many human diseases including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, etc. In this study, compound 1 bearing a 1-Indanone scaffold was identified as a novel IDO1 inhibitor by structure-based virtual screening, with moderate to good enzymatic and cellular inhibitory activities. Also, surface plasmon resonance analysis validated the direct interaction between compound 1 and IDO1 protein...
May 10, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526413/tcr-crosslinking-promotes-crk-adaptor-protein-binding-to-tyrosine-phosphorylated-cd3%C3%AE-chain
#7
Guangyu Dong, Rachel Kalifa, Pulak Ranjan Nath, Sigal Gelkop, Noah Isakov
T cell antigen receptor (TCR) binding of a peptide antigen presented by antigen-presenting cells (APCs) in the context of surface MHC molecules initiates signaling events that regulate T cell activation, proliferation and differentiation. A key event in the activation process is the phosphorylation of the conserved tyrosine residues within the CD3 chain immunoreceptor tyrosine-based activation motifs (ITAMs), which operate as docking sites for SH2 domain-containing effector proteins. Phosphorylation of the CD3ζ ITAMs renders the CD3 chain capable of binding the ζ-chain associated protein 70 kDa (ZAP70), a protein tyrosine kinase that is essential for T cell activation...
May 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526368/synthesis-and-molecular-docking-study-of-some-5-6-dichloro-2-cyclopropyl-1h-benzimidazole-derivatives-bearing-triazole-oxadiazole-and-imine-functionalities-as-potent-inhibitors-of-urease
#8
Emre Menteşe, Hakan Bektaş, Bahar Bilgin Sokmen, Mustafa Emirik, Demet Çakır, Bahittin Kahveci
A new series of benzimidazole compounds including hydrazinecarbothioamide, 1,2,4-triazole, 1,3,4-oxadiazole and imine function were synthesized starting from 5,6-dichloro-2-cyclopropyl-1H-benzimidazole. All of the benzimidazole derivatives exhibited good urease inhibitor activity. Compound 6a proved to be the most potent showing an enzyme inhibitory activity with an IC50=0.06µM. Molecular docking studies were also conducted on enzyme extracted from Jack bean urease to identify the binding mode of the newly synthesized compounds...
May 10, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525842/indole-coumarin-thiadiazole-hybrids-an-appraisal-of-their-mcf-7%C3%A2-cell-growth-inhibition-apoptotic-antimetastatic-and-computational-bcl-2-binding-potential
#9
Pooja R Kamath, Dhanya Sunil, Manu M Joseph, Abdul Ajees Abdul Salam, Sreelekha T T
Cancer therapeutic potential of thiadiazole hybrids incorporating pharmacologically active indole and coumarin moieties have not been explored much. In the current investigation, three new thiadiazole hybrids with spacers of varying lengths linking indole and thiadiazole units were synthesized and their structures were well-established using various spectroscopic techniques. 3-(1-(5-(3-(1H-indol-3-yl)propyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-ylimino)ethyl)-6-bromo-2H-chromen-2-one (IPTBC) exhibited dose-dependent cytotoxicity in breast adenocarcinoma (MCF-7) cells...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525838/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-azaacridine-derivatives-as-dual-target-egfr-and-src-kinase-inhibitors-for-antitumor-treatment
#10
Zhishan Cui, Shaopeng Chen, Yanwei Wang, Chunmei Gao, Yuzong Chen, Chunyan Tan, Yuyang Jiang
Overexpression of EGFR is often associated with advanced stage disease and poor prognosis. In certain cancers, Src works synergistically with EGFR to promote proliferation, survival, invasion and metastasis. Development of dual-target drugs against EGFR and Src is of therapeutic advantage against these cancers. Based on molecular docking and our previous studies, we rationally designed a new series of azaacridine derivatives as potent EGFR and Src dual inhibitors. Most of the synthesized azaacridines displayed good antiproliferative activity against K562 and A549 cells...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525356/synthesis-biological-activity-and-molecular-modeling-study-of-new-schiff-bases-incorporated-with-indole-moiety
#11
Ahmed H Halawa, Shimaa Mohamed Abd El-Gilil, Ahmed H Bedair, Mohamed Shaaban, Marcel Frese, Norbert Sewald, Essam M Eliwa, Ahmed M El-Agrody
A new series of heterocyclic Schiff bases 2-9 containing indole moiety were synthesized by facile and efficient condensation of indole-3/2/5-carboxaldehyde (1a/1b/1c) with different aromatic and heterocyclic primary amines using conventional and/or microwave irradiation methods. The structures of the obtained compounds were assigned by sophisticated spectroscopic and spectrometric techniques (1D-NMR, 2D-NMR and MS). The synthesized compounds were screened for their cytotoxicity and antibacterial activities...
May 18, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524659/synthesis-molecular-docking-molecular-dynamics-studies-and-biological-evaluation-of-4h-chromone-1-2-3-4-tetrahydropyrimidine-5-carboxylate-derivatives-as-potential-anti-leukemic-agents
#12
Zahra Dolatkhah, Shahrzad Javanshir, Ahmad Shahir Sadr, Jaber Hosseini, Soroush Sardari
Series of 4H-chromone-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidine-5-carboxylates derivatives were synthesized via a three component one-pot condensation of chromone-3-carbaldehyde, alkyl acetoacetate and urea or thiourea, using MCM-41-SO3H as an efficient Nano-catalysts, and evaluated for their anti-cancer activity using a combined in silico docking and molecular dynamics protocol to estimate the binding affinity of the title compounds with the Bcr-Abl oncogene. Two programs, AutoDock 4 and AutoDock Vina software were applied to dock the target protein with synthesized compounds and ATP...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524432/solution-nmr-structure-of-a-ligand-hybrid-2-g-quadruplex-complex-reveals-rearrangements-that-affect-ligand-binding
#13
Julia Wirmer-Bartoschek, Lars Erik Bendel, Hendrik R A Jonker, J Tassilo Grün, Francesco Papi, Carla Bazzicalupi, Luigi Messori, Paola Gratteri, Harald Schwalbe
Telomeric G-quadruplexes have recently emerged as drug targets in cancer research. Herein, we present the first NMR structure of a telomeric DNA G-quadruplex that adopts the biologically relevant hybrid-2 conformation in a ligand-bound state. We solved the complex with a metalorganic gold(III) ligand that stabilizes G-quadruplexes. Analysis of the free and bound structures reveals structural changes in the capping region of the G-quadruplex. The ligand is sandwiched between one terminal G-tetrad and a flanking nucleotide...
May 19, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524270/interaction-studies-of-copper-complex-containing-food-additive-carmoisine-dye-with-human-serum-albumin-hsa-spectroscopic-investigations
#14
Nahid Shahabadi, Alireza Akbari, Mina Jamshidbeigi, Soraya Moradi Fili
In this study, the interaction between human serum albumin (HSA) and a copper complex of carmoisine dye; [Cu(carmoisine)2 (H2 O)2 ], was studied in vitro using multi-spectroscopic methods. It was found that the intrinsic fluorescence of HSA was quenched by the addition of the [Cu(carmoisine)2 (H2 O)2 ] complex and the quenching mechanism was considered as static quenching by formation of a [Cu(carmoisine)2 (H2 O)2 ]-HSA complex. The binding constant was about 10(4)  M(-1) at room temperature. The values of the calculated thermodynamic parameters (ΔH < 0 and ΔS > 0) suggested that both hydrogen bonds and the hydrophobic interactions were involved in the binding process...
May 19, 2017: Luminescence: the Journal of Biological and Chemical Luminescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523999/molecular-docking-studies-applied-to-a-dataset-of-cruzain-inhibitors
#15
Edeildo Ferreira da Silva-Júnior, Paulo Henrique Barcellos França, Frederico Fávaro Ribeiro, Francisco Jaime Bezerra Mendonça-Júnior, Luciana Scotti, Marcus Tullius Scotti, Thiago Mendonça de Aquino, João Xavier de Araújo-Júnior
BACKGROUND: Chagas&#039; disease is one of the main causes of heart failure in developing countries. The disadvantages of current therapy include the undesirable side-effects, resistance, and therapeutic adhesion. The development of new efficient and safe drugs is, therefore, an issue of extreme importance. OBJECTIVES: In order to gain a better understanding of how the compounds interact with the target, computational methods are essential. METHOD: In this theoretical study, we report a docking protocol applied to a dataset of 173 cruzain inhibitors with IC50 values of less than 10 μM, belonging 16 different chemical classes...
May 18, 2017: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523927/retinoid-bms411-4-5-5-dimethyl-8-phenyl-5-6-dihydronaphthalen-2-yl-carbonyl-amino-benzoic-acid-a-potential-inhibitor-of-ns5a-protein-of-hepatitis-c-virus-a-candidate-for-combined-therapy-of-hepatitis-c-infection
#16
S Ibrahim, M J Asad, R T Mahmood, F H Wattoo, S Akhter, D Shahwar
Hepatitis C infection is a serious health issue worldwide caused by hepatitis C virus (HCV). There is an urgent need of search for new direct acting antiviral drugs due to the rapid development of drug resistance. The HCV NS5A protein is involved in creating resistance against antiviral therapy and there are also many reports that vitamin A deficiency is associated with non-responsiveness to antiviral treatment in HCV infected patients. So the present in silico study was aimed to find the relation between vitamin A deficiency and the NS5A protein's function in antiviral resistance...
2017: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523625/identification-of-a-novel-putative-inhibitor-of-the-plasmodium-falciparum-purine-nucleoside-phosphorylase-exploring-the-purine-salvage-pathway-to-design-new-antimalarial-drugs
#17
Luciano Porto Kagami, Gustavo Machado das Neves, Ricardo Pereira Rodrigues, Vinicius Barreto da Silva, Vera Lucia Eifler-Lima, Daniel Fábio Kawano
Malaria, a tropical parasitic disease caused by Plasmodium spp., continues to place a heavy social burden, with almost 200 million cases and more than 580,000 deaths per year. Plasmodium falciparum purine nucleoside phosphorylase (PfPNP) can be targeted for antimalarial drug design since its inhibition kills malaria parasites both in vitro and in vivo. Although the currently known inhibitors of PfPNP, immucillins, are orally available and of low toxicity to animals and humans, to the best of our knowledge, none of these compounds has entered clinical trials for the treatment of malaria...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523105/carbamylmethyl-mercaptoacetate-thioether-a-novel-scaffold-for-the-development-of-l1-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-inhibitors
#18
Ya-Nan Chang, Yang Xiang, Yue-Juan Zhang, Wen-Ming Wang, Cheng Chen, Peter Oelschlaeger, Ke-Wu Yang
Given the clinical importance of metallo-β-lactamases (MβLs), a new scaffold, N-substituted carbamylmethyl mercaptoacetate thioether, was constructed. The obtained molecules 1-16 inhibited MβLs from all three subclasses, but preferentially L1 from subclass B3. Compound 9 with a p-carboxyphenyl substituent exhibited the broadest spectrum with at least 70% inhibition of enzymes from all subclasses at 100 μM, while compound 5 with a p-methylphenyl substituent was the most potent inhibitor of any individual enzyme, with 97% inhibition at 100 μM and an IC50 value of 0...
May 11, 2017: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522847/a-molecular-basis-for-selective-antagonist-destabilization-of-dopamine-d3-receptor-quaternary-organization
#19
Sara Marsango, Gianluigi Caltabiano, Mireia Jiménez-Rosés, Mark J Millan, John D Pediani, Richard J Ward, Graeme Milligan
The dopamine D3 receptor (D3R) is a molecular target for both first-generation and several recently-developed antipsychotic agents. Following stable expression of this mEGFP-tagged receptor, Spatial Intensity Distribution Analysis indicated that a substantial proportion of the receptor was present within dimeric/oligomeric complexes and that increased expression levels of the receptor favored a greater dimer to monomer ratio. Addition of the antipsychotics, spiperone or haloperidol, resulted in re-organization of D3R quaternary structure to promote monomerization...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522616/scotland-plans-to-allow-tail-docking-of-working-dogs-but-the-evidence-doesn-t-stack-up
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May 20, 2017: Veterinary Record
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