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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817221/neuroprotective-effects-of-honokiol-from-chemistry-to-medicine
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Sylwia Talarek, Joanna Listos, Davide Barreca, Ester Tellone, Antoni Sureda, Seyed Fazel Nabavi, Nady Braidy, Seyed Mohammad Nabavi
The incidence of neurological disorders is growing in developed countries together with increased lifespan. Nowadays, there are still no effective treatments for neurodegenerative pathologies, which make necessary to search for new therapeutic agents. Natural products, most of them used in traditional medicine, are considered promising alternatives for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. Honokiol is a natural bioactive phenylpropanoid compound, belonging to the class of neolignan, found in notable amounts in the bark of Magnolia tree, and has been reported to exert diverse pharmacological properties including neuroprotective activities...
August 17, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815804/octadentate-picolinic-acid-based-bispidine-ligand-for-radiometal-ions
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Peter Comba, Una Jermilova, Chris Orvig, Brian O Patrick, Caterina F Ramogida, Katharina Rück, Christina Schneider, Miriam Starke
The synthesis of the octadentate bispidine ligand H2bispa2 bearing two picolinic acid pendant arms and its coordination chemistry with metal ions with radionuclides relevant for nuclear medicine, i.e. indium(III) (111In), lutetium(III) (177Lu) and lanthanum(III) (as surrogate for 225Ac), are reported. The non-radioactive metal complexes of the N6O2-type bispa ligand were characterized by 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, elemental analysis, mass spectrometry and single crystal X-ray analysis...
August 16, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815320/inhibitory-growth-evaluation-and-apoptosis-induction-in-mcf-7-cancer-cells-by-new-5-aryl-2-butylthio-1-3-4-oxadiazole-derivatives
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Rashmin Khanam, Kamal Ahmad, Iram I Hejazi, Ibrar A Siddique, Vikash Kumar, Abdul Roouf Bhat, Amir Azam, Fareeda Athar
BACKGROUND: Cancer has become one of the global health issues and it is the life-threatening disease characterized by unrestrained growth of cells. Despite various advances being adopted by chemotherapeutic management, the use of the current anticancer drugs such as Doxorubicin, Asparginase, Methotrexate, Vincristine remains limited due to high toxicity, side effects and developing drug resistance. Apoptosis is a crucial cellular process and improper regulation of apoptotic signaling pathways may lead to cancer formation...
August 16, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813592/3d-printed-phema-materials-for-topographical-and-biochemical-modulation-of-dorsal-root-ganglion-cell-response
#4
Adina Badea, Joselle M McCracken, Emily G Tillmaand, Mikhail Eugene Kandel, Aaron W Oraham, Molly B Mevis, Stanislav S Rubakhin, Gabriel Popescu, Jonathan V Sweedler, Ralph G Nuzzo
Understanding and controlling the interactions occurring between cells and engineered materials are central challenges towards progress in the development of biomedical devices. In this work, we describe materials for direct ink writing (DIW), an extrusion-based type of 3D printing, that embed a custom synthetic protein (RGD-PDL) within the microfilaments of 3D-hydrogel scaffolds to modify these interactions and differentially direct tissue-level organization of complex cell populations in vitro. The RGD-PDL is synthesized by modifying poly-ᴅ-lysine (PDL) to varying extents with peptides containing the integrin-binding motif Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813151/the-medicinal-and-biological-chemistry-mbc-library-an-efficient-source-on-new-hits
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Víctor Sebastián Pérez, Carlos Roca, Mahendra Awale, Jean-Louis Reymond, Ana Martínez, Carmen Gil, Nuria E Campillo
Identification of new hits is one of the biggest challenges in drug discovery. Creating a library of well-characterized drug-like compounds is a key step in this process. Our group has developed an in-house chemical library called Medicinal and Biological Chemistry (MBC) library. This collection has been successfully used to start several medicinal chemistry programs and developed in an accumulation of more than thirty years of experience in drug design and discovery of new drugs for unmet diseases. It contains over 1,000 compounds, mainly heterocyclic scaffolds...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811827/pharmacodynamics-and-medicinal-chemistry-of-an-external-chinese-herbal-formula-for-mammary-precancerous-lesions
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Ruixue Chen, Guijuan Zhang, Yi Ma, Fengjie Bie, Hongxia Fan, Min Ma
Ruyan Neixiao Cream (RYNXC) is a traditional Chinese herbal formula for treating mammary precancerous disease. This study was carried out to investigate in vivo anticancer effect of RYNXC and multiple constituents. 32 virginal Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into blank control group (BC), mammary precancer models group (MODEL), tamoxifen group (TAM), and Ruyan Neixiao Cream group (RYNXC). TAM was intervened by tamoxifen; RYNXC was intervened by Ruyan Neixiao Cream. The chromatographic separation was performed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS)...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810078/discovery-of-key-physicochemical-structural-and-spatial-properties-of-rna-targeted-bioactive-ligands
#7
Brittany S Morgan, Jordan E Forte, Rebecca N Culver, Yuqi Zhang, Amanda E Hargrove
While myriad non-coding RNAs are known to be essential in cellular processes and misregulated in diseases, the development of RNA-targeted small molecule probes has met with limited success. To elucidate guiding principles for selective small molecule:RNA recognition, we analyzed cheminformatic and shape-based descriptors for 104 RNA-targeted ligands with demonstrated biological activity (RNA-targeted BIoactive ligaNd Database, RBIND). We then compared R-BIND to both FDA-approved small molecule drugs and RNA ligands without reported bioactivity...
August 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806082/the-discovery-of-novel-antimalarial-aminoxadiazoles-as-a-promising-nonendoperoxide-scaffold
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Elena Sandoval, María José Lafuente-Monasterio, María J Almela, Pablo Castañeda, María Belén Jiménez Díaz, María S Martínez-Martínez, Jaume Vidal, Íñigo Angulo-Barturen, Paul Bamborough, Jeremy Burrows, Nicholas Cammack, María J Chaparro, José M Coterón, Cristina de Cozar, Benigno Crespo, Beatriz Díaz, Gerard Drewes, Esther Fernández, Santiago Ferrer-Bazaga, María Teresa Fraile, Francisco J Gamo, Sonja Ghidelli-Disse, Rubén Gómez, John Haselden, Sophie Huss, María Luisa León, Jaime de Mercado, Simon J F Macdonald, José Ignacio Martín Hernando, Sara Prats, Margarita Puente, Anne Rodríguez, Juan C de la Rosa, Lourdes Rueda, Carolyn Selenski, Paul Willis, David M Wilson, Michael Witty, Félix Calderón
Since the appearance of resistance to the current front-line antimalarial treatments, ACTs (artemisinin combination therapies), the discovery of novel chemical entities to treat the disease is recognized as a major global health priority. From the GSK antimalarial set, we identified an aminoxadiazole with an antiparasitic profile comparable with artemisinin (1), with no cross-resistance in a resistant strains panel and a potential new mode of action. A medicinal chemistry program allowed delivery of compounds such as 19 with high solubility in aqueous media, an acceptable toxicological profile, and oral efficacy...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803466/deciphering-the-fluorine-code-the-many-hats-fluorine-wears-in-a-protein-environment
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Allison Ann Berger, Jan-Stefan Völler, Nediljko Budisa, Beate Koksch
Deciphering the fluorine code is how we describe not only the focus of this Account, but also the systematic approach to studying the impact of fluorine's incorporation on the properties of peptides and proteins used by our groups and others. The introduction of fluorine has been shown to impart favorable, but seldom predictable, properties to peptides and proteins, but up until about two decades ago the outcomes of fluorine modification of peptides and proteins were largely left to chance. Driven by the motivation to extend the application of the unique properties of the element fluorine from medicinal and agro chemistry to peptide and protein engineering we have established extensive research programs that enable the systematic investigation of effects that accompany the introduction of fluorine into this class of biopolymers...
August 12, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803046/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-novel-pyrazolochalcones-as-potential-modulators-of-pi3k-akt-mtor-pathway-and-inducers-of-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Anver Basha Shaik, Garikapati Koteswara Rao, G Bharath Kumar, Nibeditha Patel, Vangala Santhosh Reddy, Irfan Khan, Sunitha Rani Routhu, C Ganesh Kumar, Immadi Veena, Kunta Chandra Shekar, Madan Barkume, Shailesh Jadhav, Aarti Juvekar, Jyoti Kode, Manika Pal-Bhadra, Ahmed Kamal
Cancer has been established as the "Emperor of all maladies". In recent years, medicinal chemistry has focused on identifying novel anti-cancer compounds; though discovery of these compounds appears to be a herculean task. In present study, we synthesized forty pyrazolochalcone conjugates and explored their cytotoxic activity against a panel of sixty cancer cell lines. Fifteen conjugates of the series showed excellent growth inhibition (13b-e, 13h-j, 14c-d, 15 a, 15 c-d, 16b, 16d and 18f; GI50 for MCF-7: 0...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801135/pyrrolo-2-1-f-1-2-4-triazines-from-c-nucleosides-to-kinases-and-back-again-the-remarkable-journey-of-a-versatile-nitrogen-heterocycle
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REVIEW
Gregory R Ott, David A Favor
Pyrrolo[2,1-f][1,2,4]triazine, a unique NN bond-containing heterocycle with a bridgehead nitrogen, was first synthesized in the late 1970s but did not find utility until more than a decade later in the early 1990s when it was incorporated into C-nucleosides as a novel purine-like mimetic. This heterocycle remained at the fringes of medicinal chemistry until a confluence of events spurred by the explosion of the kinase inhibitor field in the early 2000s and the pressing need for novel, druggable scaffolds to occupy that exciting space led to numerous applications against diverse therapeutic targets...
July 30, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799716/rational-design-of-membrane-pore-forming-peptides
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Max Pillong, Jan A Hiss, Petra Schneider, Yen-Chu Lin, Gernot Posselt, Bernhard Pfeiffer, Markus Blatter, Alex T Müller, Simon Bachler, Claudia S Neuhaus, Petra S Dittrich, Karl-Heinz Altmann, Silja Wessler, Gisbert Schneider
Specific interactions of peptides with lipid membranes are essential for cellular communication and constitute a central aspect of the innate host defense against pathogens. A computational method for generating innovative membrane-pore-forming peptides inspired by natural templates is presented. Peptide representation in terms of sequence- and topology-dependent hydrophobic moments is introduced. This design concept proves to be appropriate for the de novo generation of first-in-class membrane-active peptides with the anticipated mode of action...
August 11, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799500/editorial-impact-of-biological-science-to-medicinal-chemistry
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EDITORIAL
Guo-Ping Zhou
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2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796521/sulfur-as-an-acceptor-to-bromine-in-biomolecular-halogen-bonds
#14
Melissa Coates Ford, Matthew Saxton, Pui Shing Ho
The halogen bond (X-bond) has become an important design element in chemistry, including medicinal chemistry and biomolecular engineering. Although oxygen is the most prevalent and best characterized X-bond acceptor in biomolecules, the interaction is seen with nitrogen, sulfur, and aromatic systems as well. In this study, we characterize the structure and thermodynamics of a Br···S X-bond between a 5-bromouracil base and a phosphorothioate in a model DNA junction. The single crystal structure of the junction shows the geometry of the Br···S to be variable, while calorimetric studies show that the anionic S acceptor is comparable to slightly more stable than the analogous O acceptor, with a -3...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796395/indole-and-pyrrole-bx-bench-stable-hypervalent-iodine-reagents-for-heterocycle-umpolung
#15
Paola Caramenti, Stefano Nicolai, Jerome Waser
The one-step synthesis of the bench-stable hypervalent iodine reagents IndoleBX and PyrroleBX using mild Lewis acid catalyzed conditions is reported. The new reagents are stable up to 150 °C and were applied in the C-H arylation of unactivated arenes using either rhodium or ruthenium catalysts. A broad range of heterocyclic systems of high interest for synthetic and medicinal chemistry was accessed in high yields. The developed C-H functionalization could not be achieved using reported reagents or methods, highlighting the unique reactivity of Indole- and Pyrrole-BX...
August 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795589/a-novel-series-of-n-pyridin-2-yl-4-thiazol-5-yl-pyrimidin-2-amines-as-highly-potent-cdk4-6-inhibitors
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Solomon Tadesse, Ge Zhu, Laychiluh B Mekonnen, Jimma L Lenjisa, Mingfeng Yu, Michael P Brown, Shudong Wang
AIM: Inhibitors of CDK4/6 have emerged as a powerful class of therapeutics for treatment of several malignancies. We herein describe the identification of a new series of molecules that demonstrated excellent selectivity for CDK4/6 over CDKs1, 7 and 9. RESULTS: Medicinal chemistry optimization led to the discovery of 58 and 69 that inhibited CDK4 and CDK4/6, respectively, with high potency and selectivity, and 58 and 69 exhibited potent antiproliferative activities in a panel of human cancer cell lines including leukemia, and cancers of the breast, colon, ovary, pancreas and prostate...
August 10, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792763/the-protide-prodrug-technology-from-the-concept-to-the-clinic
#17
Youcef Mehellou, Hardeep S Rattan, Jan Balzarini
The ProTide technology is a prodrug approach developed for the efficient intracellular delivery of nucleoside analogue monophosphates and monophosphonates. In this approach, the hydroxyls of the monophosphate or monophosphonate groups are masked by an aromatic group and an amino acid ester moiety, which are enzymatically cleaved-off inside cells to release the free nucleoside monophosphate and monophosphonate species. Structurally, this represents the current end-point of an extensive medicinal chemistry endeavour that spans almost three decades...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791911/targeting-species-specific-trace-amine-associated-receptor-1-ligands-to-date-perspective-of-the-rational-drug-design-process
#18
Elena Cichero, Michele Tonelli
G-protein-coupled receptors represent main targets of several clinically relevant drugs, playing nowadays a leading part for further drug discovery process. Trace amine-associated receptor's family (TAARs) assumed an intriguing role as druggable target in medicinal chemistry, being TAAR1 the most investigated. Indeed, related ligands proved to be intertwined in several circuits involved in pathological pathways or therapeutic routes. Herein, we highlight relevant efforts in the search of novel agonists, focusing on responsiveness featured by different chemotypes toward rodent and human TAAR1, in order to explore species-specificity preferences...
August 9, 2017: Future Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791470/madelung-s-disease-is-insobriety-the-chief-cause
#19
Yuan Gao, Ji-Lin Hu, Xian-Xiang Zhang, Mao-Shen Zhang, Yun Lu
BACKGROUND: Madelung's disease (MD) is a rare disease of unknown etiology that is characterized by massive fatty deposits distributed in a symmetrical pattern mainly in the head, neck, and upper trunk. Here, we sought to explore the pathogeny and treatment of MD. METHODS: We enrolled ten patients who underwent surgical operations and one patient who refused an operation at our hospital between January 2009 and December 2016. We collected their medical histories and the preoperative and postoperative serological indices...
August 8, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790914/ethnopharmacological-and-chemical-characterization-of-salvia-species-used-in-valencian-traditional-herbal-preparations
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Vanessa Martínez-Francés, Emeline Hahn, Segundo Ríos, Diego Rivera, Eike Reich, Roser Vila, Salvador Cañigueral
In Valencia Region (Spain), some wild and cultivated sages are used for medicinal purposes. Among them, Salvia officinalis subsp. lavandulifolia (SL) is widely employed and known for production of Spanish sage oil and herbal products. Nevertheless, it shares the market with S. blancoana subsp. mariolensis (SB) and, to a lesser extent, with their hybrid S. x hegelmaieri (SH). The knowledge on these two species is far low and confusion between them is possible. The aim of the present paper is to improve the ethnopharmacological, morphological and chemical knowledge of these sages, and to contribute to setting up quality specifications for improving identification and distinction from other Salvia species, such as, S...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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