Homology modelling of pyrophosphosrylase, enzyme involved in chitin pathway of Moniliophthora perniciosa
by Manoelito C. Dos Santos Jr., Alex G. Taranto, Sandra A. De Assis, Aristoteles Goes-Neto
International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications (IJBRA), Vol. 5, No. 2, 2009

Abstract: Moniliophthora perniciosa (Sthael) (Singer) Phillips-Mora is the causal agent of witches' broom disease, which can infect Theobroma cacao decreasing the production of cocoa about 60%. M. perniciosa has a set of potential enzymes that can be useful targets for design of new inhibitors. After the release of the aminoacid sequence of pyrophosphorylase of M. perniciosa, a comparative modelling approach was carried out to obtain the 3D structure of this target. This model can be useful to develop new inhibitors against witches' broom disease.

Online publication date: Tue, 24-Mar-2009

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