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N-Myristoyltransferase: A Novel Target

[ Vol. 8 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

M. P. Toraskar, K. K. Prasad and V. J. Kadam   Pages 142 - 149 ( 8 )

Abstract:


Myristoyl-CoA:Protein N-myristoyltranferase (NMT) is a cytosolic monomeric enzyme which catalyses the transfer of a rare fatty acid , myristate from myristoyl-CoA to the N-terminal glycine residue of a variety of eukaryotic and viral proteins. N-myristoyltransferase is a novel target for Anticancer, Antiviral and antifungal agents. Recent Nmyristoyltransferase inhibitors like benzofurans and benzothiazole derivatives show in vivo antifungal activity and are promising selective fungal N-myristoyltransferase inhibitors.

Keywords:

N-myristoyltransferase, myristoylation, benzofurans, benzothiazoles, antifungal, Candida albicans, anticancer, antiviral

Affiliation:

Bharati Vidyapeeth's College of Pharmacy, Sector-8, C.B.D., Belapur, Navi Mumbai-400614, India.



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