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Revelation of the involvement of Rv1651c of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv in carbohydrate metabolism

Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) is the major cause of mortality across the world. About one-third of world population is affected by this fatal disease. Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv (M. tuberculosis) which is a gram- positive bacterium is responsible for the cause of TB. M. tuberculosis is spreading its roots worldwide with the help of various survival mechanisms and making its cure more difficult. In the present study, we have made use of various in-silico tools to predict the properties of Rv1651c which is a member of the PEPGRS protein family. This manuscript reveals some important aspects of Rv1651c as its function is still unknown. The major part of this study includes protein sequence retrieval, multiple sequence alignment, protein-protein interaction study, epitope prediction, localization, function prediction, structure prediction and its validation, ligand binding prediction and mutational analysis. This protein shows the presence of GTP-binding motifs such. These motifs can be targeted to mutate the protein and thereby, decrease its stability. This protein also shows similarity with enzyme ribose-5-phosphate isomerase, which performs the function of inter conversion of ribose-5-phosphate and ribulose-5-phosphate. This similarity proves to be of great importance as this protein has ribulose-5-phosphate as one of its predicted ligands. All these in-silico generated results of Rv1651c give a hint of it being involved in carbohydrate metabolism.

Laxman S Meena*

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