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Recently Published Articles
- In silico characterization of an atypical MAPK phosphatase of Plasmodium falciparum as a suitable target for drug discovery
Christopher O. Campbell, Daniel N. Santiago, Wayne C. Guida, Roman Manetsch and John H. Adams
Accepted manuscript online: 8 MAR 2014 01:42AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.12315
Forward genetic analysis of Plasmodium falciparum identified an atypical MAPK phosphatase expressed from PF3D7_1305500 as an important for intraerythrocytic development. A homology model of the DUSP domain was used in high-throughput in silico screening of the available library of antimalarial compounds from ChEMBL-NTD and three had reduced activity against a ∆PF3D7_1305500 parasite, suggesting PF3D7_1305500 is a potential target of the selected compounds. Our data suggest that the atypical MAPK phosphatase represents a potentially new type of P. falciparum drug target.
- New Force Field on Modeling Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
Wei Wang, Wei Ye, Cheng Jiang, Ray Luo and Hai-Feng Chen
Accepted manuscript online: 4 MAR 2014 07:28AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.12314
Two IDPs tests show that new force field of ff99IDPs has better character to model IDPs than ff99SBildn. The correlations between predicted secondary chemical shift and the corresponding experimental data for free MeV NTAIL protein under ff99IDPs force field driving MD simulations of free MeV NTAIL protein are 0.79, higher than that of ff99SBildn.
- Immunocompatibility and Toxicity Studies of Poly-L-Lysine Nanocapsules in Sprague Dawely Rats for Drug Delivery Applications
P.A Janeesh, Haider Sami, C.R Dhanya, Sri Sivakumar and Annie Abraham
Accepted manuscript online: 3 MAR 2014 04:04AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.12313
PLL nanocapsules were synthesised by LbL approach and characterised by SEM microscopy and found to be 360nm in size. In vivo toxicity markers activity, haematological parameters alteration, RT-PCR analysis of important genes and immunoblotting showed least changes when compared with Group I and II. The result of our study provides the infromation about the immunocompatibility and nontoxicity of PLL nanocapsules for drug delivery applications in vivo.
- Design, synthesis and preliminary cardioprotective effect evaluation of Danshensu derivatives
Qingbin Cui, Yonghong Chen, Mingjuan Zhang, Luchen Shan, Yewei Sun, Pei Yu, Gaoxiao Zhang, Dingyuan Wang, Zengchao Zhao, Qian Xu, Benhong Xu and Yuqiang Wang
Accepted manuscript online: 3 MAR 2014 04:04AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.12312
A serial of new Danshensu derivatives were synthesized and their cardioprotective effects were evaluated. Compound 14 exhibited much improved activity than Danshensu against tert-butyl hydroperoxide induced injury to cell and in the rat model of myocardial ischemia.
- Study of Orientation and Penetration of LAH4 into Lipid Bilayer Membranes: pH and Composition Dependence
Matin Islami, Faramarz Mehrnejad, Farahnoosh Doustdar, Masumeh Alimohammadi, Mahmoud Khadem-Maaref, Mohammad Mir-Derikvand and Majid Taghdir
Accepted manuscript online: 3 MAR 2014 04:04AM EST | DOI: 10.1111/cbdd.12311
In this study, we have performed MD simulations to compare LAH4 effects on anionic POPG bilayer and zwitterionic POPC bilayer. The peptide preferentially interacts with anionic membranes. Our data show that electrostatic interactions between His11 and the phosphor atoms of bilayers should have a significant impact on the penetration of LAH4.