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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923201/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-a-new-class-of-benzothiazines-as-neuroprotective-agents
#1
Alessandra Mancini, Alessia Chelini, Angela Di Capua, Loretta Castelli, Simone Brogi, Marco Paolino, Germano Giuliani, Andrea Cappelli, Maria Frosini, Lorenzo Ricci, Erminia Leonelli, Gianluca Giorgi, Antonio Giordani, Jacopo Magistretti, Maurizio Anzini
Neurodegenerative diseases are disorders related to the degeneration of central neurons that gradually lead to various, severe alterations of cognitive and/or motor functions. Currently, for no such diseases does any pharmacological treatment exist able to arrest its progression. Riluzole (1) is a small molecule able to interfere with multiple cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, and is the only approved treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the progression of which proved to significantly slow, thus increasing somewhat average survival...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918994/importance-of-5-6-aryl-substitution-on-the-pharmacological-profile-of-4-2-propyl-1h-benzo-d-imidazol-1-yl-methyl-1-1-biphenyl-2-carboxylic-acid-derived-ppar%C3%AE-agonists
#2
Victoria Obermoser, Robert Mauersberger, Daniela Schuster, Monika Czifersky, Marina Lipova, Monika Siegl, Ulrich Kintscher, Ronald Gust
In this structure-activity relationship study, the influence of aryl substituents at position 5 or 6 on the pharmacological profile of the partial PPARγ agonist 4'-((2-propyl-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-1-yl)methyl)-[1,1'-biphenyl]-2-carboxylic acid was investigated. This lead was previously identified as the essential part of telmisartan to induce PPARγ activation. Para-OCH3-phenyl substitution strongly increased potency and efficacy independent of the position. Both compounds represent full agonists because of strong hydrophobic contacts with the amino acid Phe363 in the ligand binding domain...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914362/an-overview-of-the-binding-models-of-fgfr-tyrosine-kinases-in-complex-with-small-molecule-inhibitors
#3
REVIEW
Weiyan Cheng, Mixiang Wang, Xin Tian, Xiaojian Zhang
The fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) family receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) includes four structurally related members, termed as FGFR1, FGFR2, FGFR3, and FGFR4. Given its intimate role in the progression of several solid tumors, excessive FGFR signaling provides an opportunity for anticancer therapy. Along with extensive pharmacological studies validating the therapeutic potential of targeting the FGFRs for cancer treatment, co-crystal structures of FGFRs/inhibitors are continuously coming up to study the mechanism of actions and explore new inhibitors...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915170/optimization-of-substituted-imidazobenzodiazepines-as-novel-asthma-treatments
#4
Rajwana Jahan, Michael Rajesh Stephen, Gloria S Forkuo, Revathi Kodali, Margaret L Guthrie, Amanda N Nieman, Nina Y Yuan, Nicolas M Zahn, Michael M Poe, Guanguan Li, Olivia B Yu, Gene T Yocum, Charles W Emala, Douglas C Stafford, James M Cook, Leggy A Arnold
We describe the synthesis of analogs of XHE-III-74, a selective α4β3γ2 GABAAR ligand, shown to relax airway smooth muscle ex vivo and reduce airway hyperresponsiveness in a murine asthma model. To improve properties of this compound as an asthma therapeutic, a series of analogs with a deuterated methoxy group in place of methoxy group at C-8 position was evaluated for isotope effects in preclinical assays; including microsomal stability, cytotoxicity, and sensorimotor impairment. The deuterated compounds were equally or more metabolically stable than the corresponding non-deuterated analogs and increased sensorimotor impairment was observed for some deuterated compounds...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915169/replacing-the-terminal-piperidine-in-ceritinib-with-aliphatic-amines-confers-activities-against-crizotinib-resistant-mutants-including-g1202r
#5
Gangadhar Rao Mathi, Chung Hyo Kang, Heung Kyoung Lee, Raghavendra Achary, Ha-Yeon Lee, Joo-Youn Lee, Jae Du Ha, Sunjoo Ahn, Chi Hoon Park, Chong Ock Lee, Jong Yeon Hwang, Chang-Soo Yun, Hee Jung Jung, Sung Yun Cho, Hyoung Rae Kim, Pilho Kim
The piperidine fragment in ceritinib was replaced with diverse aliphatic amines to improve inherent resistance issues of ceritinib. While most of the prepared compounds exhibit as similar in vitro activities as ceritinib, compound 10 shows encouraging activities against wild-type ALK as well as crizotinib-resistant mutants including extremely resistant G1202R mutant with an IC50 of 1.8 nM. Furthermore, pharmacokinetic profiles of 10 is apparently better than that of ceritinib. In murine xenograft studies, compound 10 turns out to be as active as ceritinib, suggesting that further optimization of 10 may lead to clinical candidates overcoming ALK mutant issues...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914361/development-of-cxcr4-modulators-by-virtual-hts-of-a-novel-amide-sulfamide-compound-library
#6
Renren Bai, Qi Shi, Zhongxing Liang, Younghyoun Yoon, Yiran Han, Amber Feng, Shuangping Liu, Yoonhyeun Oum, C Chris Yun, Hyunsuk Shim
CXCR4 plays a crucial role in recruitment of inflammatory cells to inflammation sites at the beginning of the disease process. Modulating CXCR4 functions presents a new avenue for anti-inflammatory strategies. However, using CXCR4 antagonists for a long term usage presents potential serious side effect due to their stem cell mobilizing property. We have been developing partial CXCR4 antagonists without such property. A new computer-aided drug design program, the FRESH workflow, was used for anti-CXCR4 lead compound discovery and optimization, which coupled both compound library building and CXCR4 docking screens in one campaign...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912176/novel-designed-vmct1-analogs-with-increased-antimicrobial-activity
#7
Cibele Nicolaski Pedron, Marcelo Der Torossian Torres, Julia Aparecida da Silva Lima, Pedro Ismael Silva, Fernanda Dias Silva, Vani Xavier Oliveira
Antimicrobial peptides are biologically active molecules produced by a wide range of organisms as an essential component of the innate immune response. They have recently attracted great interest, since they have antimicrobial activity against a broad spectrum of microorganisms. VmCT1 is a cationic peptide from the venom of Vaejovis mexicanus smithi scorpions, which presents antibacterial activity and tends to helical structures. Its analogs were synthesized, characterized and the conformational studies were performed by circular dichroism...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918993/tetrahydropyranodiquinolin-8-amines-as-new-non-hepatotoxic-antioxidant-and-acetylcholinesterase-inhibitors-for-alzheimer-s-disease-therapy
#8
Youssef Dgachi, Olga Sokolov, Vincent Luzet, Justyna Godyń, Dawid Panek, Alexandre Bonet, Hélène Martin, Isabel Iriepa, Ignacio Moraleda, Cristina García-Iriepa, Jana Janockova, Lysiane Richert, Ondrej Soukup, Barbara Malawska, Fakher Chabchoub, José Marco-Contelles, Lhassane Ismaili
Herein we report an efficient two step synthesis and biological assessment of 12 racemic tetrahydropyranodiquinolin-8-amines derivatives as antioxidant, cholinesterase inhibitors and non-hepatotoxic agents. Based on the results of the primary screening, we identified 7-(3-methoxyphenyl)-9,10,11,12-tetrahydro-7H-pyrano[2,3-b:5,6-h']diquinolin-8-amine (2h) as a particularly interesting non-hepatotoxic compound that shows moderate antioxidant activity (1.83 equiv Trolox in the ORAC assay), a non competitive inhibition of hAChE (IC50 = 0...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915171/progress-in-the-development-of-%C3%AE-lactams-as-n-acylethanolamine-acid-amidase-naaa-inhibitors-synthesis-and-sar-study-of-new-potent-n-o-substituted-derivatives
#9
R Petracca, S Ponzano, S M Bertozzi, O Sasso, D Piomelli, T Bandiera, F Bertozzi
The anti-inflammatory effects resulting from raising the levels of palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), an endogenous bioactive lipid, led to envisage N-Acylethanolamine Acid Amidase (NAAA), the cysteine hydrolase mainly responsible for PEA degradation, as an attractive target for small molecule inhibitors. Previous work in our group identified serine-derived β-lactams as potent and systemically active inhibitors of NAAA activity. Aiming to expand the SAR study around this class of compounds, we investigated the effect of the substitution on the endocyclic nitrogen by designing and synthesizing a series of N-substituted β-lactams...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915168/interactions-of-long-chain-homologues-of-colchicine-with-tubulin
#10
Ana Marzo-Mas, Pascale Barbier, Gilles Breuzard, Diane Allegro, Eva Falomir, Juan Murga, Miguel Carda, Vincent Peyrot, J Alberto Marco
Several colchicine analogues in which the N-acetyl residue has been replaced by aliphatic, straight-chain acyl moieties, have been synthesized. These compounds show high cytotoxic activity at the nanomolar level against the tumoral cell lines HT-29, MCF-7 and A549. Some of them exhibit activities in the picomolar range against the HT-29 line and are thus two to three orders of magnitude more cytotoxic than colchicine. In this specific cell line, the activities were found to be closely related to the length of the acyl carbon chain, an increase in the latter giving rise to an increase in the cytotoxicity with a maximum in the range of 10-12 carbon atoms, followed by a decrease in activity with still longer chains...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914363/new-insights-into-the-sar-and-drug-combination-synergy-of-2-quinolin-4-yloxy-acetamides-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#11
Bruno Couto Giacobbo, Kenia Pissinate, Valnês Rodrigues-Junior, Anne Drumond Villela, Estêvão Silveira Grams, Bruno Lopes Abbadi, Fernanda Teixeira Subtil, Nathalia Sperotto, Rogério Valim Trindade, Davi Fernando Back, Maria Martha Campos, Luiz Augusto Basso, Pablo Machado, Diógenes Santiago Santos
2-(Quinolin-4-yloxy)acetamides have been described as potent and selective in vitro inhibitors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) growth. Herein, a new series of optimized compounds were found to demonstrate highly potent antitubercular activity, with minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values against drug-susceptible and drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains in the submicromolar range. Furthermore, the most active compounds had no apparent toxicity to mammalian cells, and they showed intracellular activities similar to those of isoniazid and rifampin in a macrophage model of Mtb infection...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912175/structural-optimization-of-diphenylpyrimidine-derivatives-dppys-as-potent-bruton-s-tyrosine-kinase-btk-inhibitors-with-improved-activity-toward-b-leukemia-cell-lines
#12
Dan Zhao, Shanshan Huang, Menghua Qu, Changyuan Wang, Zhihao Liu, Zhen Li, Jinyong Peng, Kexin Liu, Yanxia Li, Xiaodong Ma, Xiaohong Shu
A new series of diphenylpyrimidine derivatives (DPPYs) bearing various aniline side chains at the C-2 position of pyrimidine core were synthesized as potent BTK inhibitors. Most of these inhibitors displayed improved activity against B leukemia cell lines compared with lead compound spebrutinib. Subsequent studies showed that the peculiar inhibitor 7j, with IC50 values of 10.5 μM against Ramos cells and 19.1 μM against Raji cells, also displayed slightly higher inhibitory ability than the novel agent ibrutinib...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918995/phenylthiazole-antibiotics-a-metabolism-guided-approach-to-overcome-short-duration-of-action
#13
Eman Yahia, Haroon Mohammad, Tamer M Abdelghany, Eman Fayed, Mohamed N Seleem, Abdelrahman S Mayhoub
Antibacterial resistance is a pressing global health challenge that necessitates the development of new therapeutic agents. Phenylthiazole antibacterial agents have been extensively studied, by our group, as a potential novel class of antibiotics to circumvent the scourge of antibacterial resistance. Previously, the phenylthiazole lead compound 1 was shown to possess potent activity against clinical isolates of methicillin- and vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA and VRSA). The promising activity of this novel class of antibiotics is hampered by their short half-life due to rapid hepatic metabolism...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912173/improved-anticancer-and-antiparasitic-activity-of-new-lawsone-mannich-bases
#14
Katharina Mahal, Aamir Ahmad, Florian Schmitt, Julia Lockhauserbäumer, Kathrin Starz, Rohan Pradhan, Subhash Padhye, Fazlul H Sarkar, Waleed S Koko, Rainer Schobert, Klaus Ersfeld, Bernhard Biersack
Substituted lawsone Mannich bases 2a-e, 3a-e and 4a-e were prepared and tested for their biological activities. The new fatty alkyl substituted compounds 2a-c exhibited strong and selective growth inhibitory activities in the low one-digit micromolar and sub-micromolar range against a panel of human cancer cell lines associated with ROS formation. In addition, compounds 2a-c revealed sub-micromolar anti-trypanosomal activities against parasitic Trypanosoma brucei brucei cells via deformation of the microtubule cytoskeleton...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907875/s-substituted-3-5-dinitrophenyl-1-3-4-oxadiazole-2-thiols-and-tetrazole-5-thiols-as-highly-efficient-antitubercular-agents
#15
Galina Karabanovich, Jan Němeček, Lenka Valášková, Alejandro Carazo, Klára Konečná, Jiřina Stolaříková, Alexandr Hrabálek, Oto Pavliš, Petr Pávek, Kateřina Vávrová, Jaroslav Roh, Věra Klimešová
Two new classes of antitubercular agents, namely 5-alkylsulfanyl-1-(3,5-dinitrophenyl)-1H-tetrazoles and 2-alkylsulfanyl-5-(3,5-dinitrophenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazoles, and their structure-activity relationships are described. These compounds possessed excellent activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, including the clinically isolated multidrug (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains, with no cross resistance with first or second-line anti-TB drugs. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values of the most promising compounds reached 0...
November 21, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889630/1-2-3-triazolyl-ester-of-ketorolac-a-click-chemistry-based-highly-potent-pak1-blocking-cancer-killer
#16
Binh Cao Quan Nguyen, Hideaki Takahashi, Yoshihiro Uto, M D Shahinozzaman, Shinkichi Tawata, Hiroshi Maruta
An old anti-inflammatory/analgesic drug called Toradol is a racemic form of Ketorolac (50% R-form and 50% S-form) that blocks the oncogenic RAC-PAK1-COX-2 (cyclooxygenase-2) signaling, through the direct inhibition of RAC by the R-form and of COX-2 by the S-form, eventually down-regulating the production of prostaglandins. However, due to its COOH moiety which is clearly repulsive to negatively-charged phospholipid-based plasma membrane, its cell-permeability is rather poor (the IC50 against the growth of human cancer cells such as A549 is around 13 μM)...
November 20, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907877/synthesis-alkaline-phosphatase-inhibition-studies-and-molecular-docking-of-novel-derivatives-of-4-quinolones
#17
Mariia Miliutina, Syeda Abida Ejaz, Shafi Ullah Khan, Viktor O Iaroshenko, Alexander Villinger, Jamshed Iqbal, Peter Langer
New and convenient methods for the functionalization of the 4-quinolone scaffold at positions C-1, C-3 and C-6 were developed. The 4-quinolone derivatives were evaluated for their inhibitory potential on alkaline phosphatase isozymes. Most of the compounds exhibit excellent inhibitory activity and moderate selectivity. The IC50 values on tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase (TNAP) were in the range of 1.34 ± 0.11 to 44.80 ± 2.34 μM, while the values on intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) were in the range of 1...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889632/synthesis-biological-evaluation-and-in-silico-molecular-modeling-of-pyrrolyl-benzohydrazide-derivatives-as-enoyl-acp-reductase-inhibitors
#18
Shrinivas D Joshi, Sheshagiri R Dixit, Venkatarao H Kulkarni, Christian Lherbet, Mallikarjuna N Nadagouda, Tejraj M Aminabhavi
In efforts to develop lead anti-TB compounds, a novel series of 19 pyrrolyl benzohydrazides were synthesized and screened to target enoyl-ACP reductase enzyme, which is one of the important enzymes involved in type II fatty acid biosynthetic pathway of M. tuberculosis. Pharmacophores were constructed using GALAHAD to generate alignment of data sets and calculated by Pareto ranking. The pharmacophore features were then filtered by Surflex-dock study using enoyl ACP reductase from M. tuberculosis. Compounds 5b and 5d showed H-bonding interactions with Tyr158, Thr196 and co-factor NAD(+) that fitted well within the binding pocket of InhA...
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889631/design-synthesis-and-cytotoxicity-studies-of-novel-pyrazolo-1-5-a-pyridine-derivatives
#19
Chitrakar Ravi, Arem Qayum, Darapaneni Chandra Mohan, Shashank K Singh, Subbarayappa Adimurthy
Copper-mediated synthesis of various pyrazolo[1, 5-a]pyridine-3-carboxylates has been described. The biological activities of these molecules have been evaluated against various human cancer cell lines A549 (Lung adenocarcinoma cell line), MCF-7 (Breast carcinoma cell line), HCT-116 (Colon cancer cell line), and PC-3 (Prostate cancer cell line) through SRB assay. Compound 247 led to accumulation MCF-7 cells in G1-phase and revealed its important role in mitotic cell cycle progression.
November 17, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912174/synthesis-and-cytostatic-properties-of-polyfunctionalized-furanoallocolchicinoids
#20
Iuliia A Gracheva, Iuliia V Voitovich, Vladimir I Faerman, Nikolay S Sitnikov, Ekaterina V Myrsikova, Hans-Gunther Schmalz, Elena V Svirshevskaya, Alexey Yu Fedorov
A series of furan-based allocolchicinoids was prepared from commercially available colchicine via a nine-step reaction sequence. Cytostatic activity, cell cycle arrest, apoptosis, tubulin and F-actin expression were studied in vitro in 2D and 3D cultures of normal and tumor epithelial keratinocytes, endothelial and mesenchymal cells. Among the prepared furanoallocolchicine analogues, 14a and 7a displayed the most pronounced anti-cancer activity. These compounds induced two types of effects: (a) cell cycle arrest in the G2/M phase as a direct consequence of effective tubulin binding (metaphase effect), and (b) pronounced cell stress (as evidenced by the overexpression of tubulin and F-actin), which was caused by the hyperpolarization of mitochondrial and lysosomal membranes (interphase effect)...
November 16, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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