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By Sharon M. Dankwardt (auth.), Dr. Michael Kahn (eds.)

Combinatorial chemistry along with excessive Throughput Screening (HTS) is revolutionizing the drug discovery procedure. but, we have now a lot to profit in regards to the integration of those robust options with details from genomics, proteomics, computation and pharmacokinetics prior to dramatic raises within the drug discovery/development approaches might be completed. The chapters during this ebook symbolize the cutting-edge concerning the integration of combinatorial chemistry and HTS in reference to anti inflammatory ambitions. evidently, there's a lot paintings to be performed past what's defined during this textual content, however, it's going to set the degree for artistic considering between scientists of many disciplines for the accomplishment of our final objectives in treating inflammatory diseases.

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These cleavages occur at aspartic acid residues and are primarily autoproteolytic or conducted by other caspases. The pro-domains have roles in subcellular localization [14, 15], dimerization [16] and autocatalytic activation [17]. Caspase three-dimensional structures The crystal structures of caspase-l [18,19] and -3 [20,21] have yielded insights into the assembly, stability, substrate recognition, and catalytic properties of the caspase family. In its active form, each enzyme is a noncovalently associated homodimer of heterodimeric large and small subunits.

To address these questions, we and others have utilized biochemical approaches, cell-based assays, and caspase-l knockout (caspase-l-I-) mice [8, 9]. Caspase-l activates IL-l ~ in vitro most efficiently among the caspases. Similarly, in COS cell co-transfection assays, only caspase-l generated biologically active IL-l~. Caspase-l-I- mice were severely deficient in generation of mature IL-l~. Surprisingly, caspase-l-I- mice were also defective in generation of mature IL-la, even though IL-la is not a caspase-l substrate [8].

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