HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (HCQ) AS AN EMERGING AND PROMISING DRUG CANDIDATE IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC – A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) belongs to the class of 4-aminoquinolines. It is a hydroxylated version of chloroquine with a similar mechanism of action but rather a safe profile. It is primarily an antimalarial drug but has been extensively used for treating rheumatoid arthritis, porphyria, discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus as well. Most recently, this drug has found a place in the treatment of...
BIOSYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF GOLD NANOPARTICLES FROM CEIBA PENTANDRA (L.) GAERTN BARK AND EVALUATION OF ITS ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTICANCER ACTIVITY
The present investigation was aimed at synthesis, characterization and in-vitro antibacterial and anticancer activities of synthesized gold nanoparticles using bark extract of Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. The synthesized AuNPs were confirmed by a UV-vis spectrometer through observing the surface plasmon resonance peak at 535 nm. Various other techniques, such as Fourier transform infrared spectros...
COMPARATIVE MODELING OF INACTIVE UBIQUITIN THIOESTERASE FAM105A AND MOLECULAR DOCKING STUDIES OF SYNTHESIZED BENZIMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES
In this study, homology modeling and molecular docking studies were performed to explore structural features and binding mechanism of synthesized benzimidazole derivatives as ubiquitin inhibitors. A homology modeling procedure was employed to construct a 3D model of ubiquitin protein by using MODELLER9.15. For this procedure, the X-ray crystal structure of Gumby / fam105b in Complex with linear Di...
Helicobacter pylori is a major etiological agent responsible for several gastric diseases such as gastritis, peptic ulcer disease, and gastric cancer. From the last two decades, standard triple therapy is mostly recommended for H. pylori eradication; however, its efficacy is restricted by antibiotic resistance. Hence, the present study aimed at exploration for novel therapeutic agents being warran...