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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320091/animal-models-for-assessing-the-impact-of-natural-products-on-the-aetiology-and-metabolic-pathophysiology-of-type-2-diabetes
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Md Asrafuzzaman, Yingnan Cao, Rizwana Afroz, Danielle Kamato, Susan Gray, Peter J Little
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a complex and heterogeneous disorder which in its most common manifestation arises from insulin resistance and later insulin insufficiency. Type 2 diabetes is characterised by impaired insulin sensitivity and diagnosed as hyperglycaemia. Because of its cardiovascular consequences, Type 2 diabetes represents one of the world's leading causes of mortality and morbidity. Drug discovery and development are required to produce better ways to prevent, treat and manage diabetes and its complications...
March 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319812/exploring-sequence-space-harnessing-chemical-and-biological-diversity-towards-new-peptide-leads
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Richard Obexer, Louise J Walport, Hiroaki Suga
From their early roots in natural products, peptides now represent an expanding class of novel drugs. Their modular structures make them ideal candidates for pooled library screening approaches. Key technologies for library generation and screening, such as SICLOPPS, phage display and mRNA display, give unparalleled access to tight binding peptides. Through combination with genetic code reprogramming and chemical modifications, access to more natural product-like libraries, spanning non-canonical peptide space, is readily achievable...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319782/synthesis-and-antiplasmodial-activity-of-novel-indoleamide-derivatives-bearing-sulfonamide-and-triazole-pharmacophores
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N Devender, Sarika Gunjan, Renu Tripathi, Rama Pati Tripathi
Due to the recent reports of growing parasite resistance to artemisinins and other antimalarial drugs, development of new antimalarial chemotypes is an urgent priority. Here in, we report a novel series of adamantyl/cycloheptyl indoleamide derivatives bearing sulfonamide and triazole pharmacophores adopting different chemical modifications and evaluated them for antiplasmodial activity in vitro. Among all the indoleamides, compounds 22, 24, 26 and 30 with sulfonamide pharmacophore showed promising activity with IC50 of 1...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319779/supramolecular-biofunctional-materials
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REVIEW
Jie Zhou, Jie Li, Xuewen Du, Bing Xu
This review discusses supramolecular biofunctional materials, a novel class of biomaterials formed by small molecules that are held together via noncovalent interactions. The complexity of biology and relevant biomedical problems not only inspire, but also demand effective molecular design for functional materials. Supramolecular biofunctional materials offer (almost) unlimited possibilities and opportunities to address challenging biomedical problems. Rational molecular design of supramolecular biofunctional materials exploit powerful and versatile noncovalent interactions, which offer many advantages, such as responsiveness, reversibility, tunability, biomimicry, modularity, predictability, and, most importantly, adaptiveness...
March 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319646/improving-non-specific-binding-and-solubility-bicycloalkyls-and-cubanes-as-p-phenyl-bioisosteres
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Yves P Auberson, Cara Brocklehurst, Markus Furegati, Thomas Fessard, Guido Koch, Andrea Decker, Luigi La Vecchia, Emmanuelle Briard
Bicycloalkyl groups have previously been described as phenyl group bioisosteres. This article describes the synthesis of new building blocks allowing their introduction in complex molecules, and explores their use as a means to modify the physicochemical properties of drug candidates and improve the quality of imaging agents. In particular, the replacement of an aromatic ring with a bicyclo[1.1.1]pentane-1,3-diyl group improves solubility by at least 50-fold, and markedly decreases non-specific binding (NSB) as measured using CHI(IAM), the chromatographic hydrophobicity index on immobilized artificial membranes...
March 20, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319618/new-biologics-in-psoriasis-an-update-on-il-23-and-il-17-inhibitors
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Joanna Dong, Gary Goldenberg
As immune-related pathways involved in the pathogenesis of psoriasis are elucidated, new biologic treatments targeting these steps of the psoriatic immune cascade are developed. In this article, we review the literature on IL-23 and IL-17 inhibitors in the pipeline for use in moderate to severe psoriasis. Numerous pipeline biologic therapies, including risankizumab, guselkumab, tildrakizumab, ixekizumab, and brodalumab, are being investigated in phase 2 and 3 studies to establish the efficacy and safety of these new agents...
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319548/tanshinone-iia-attenuates-sevoflurane-neurotoxicity-in-neonatal-mice
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Yimeng Xia, Heng Xu, Chenfei Jia, Xiaodong Hu, Yu Kang, Xiaoxuan Yang, Qingsheng Xue, Guorong Tao, Buwei Yu
BACKGROUND: Sevoflurane is the most widely used inhalational anesthetic in pediatric medicine. Despite this, sevoflurane has been reported to exert potentially neurotoxic effects on the developing brain. Clinical interventions and treatments for these effects are limited. Tanshinone IIA (Tan IIA), extracted from Salvia miltiorrhiza (Danshen), has been documented to alleviate cognitive decline in traditional applications. Therefore, we hypothesized that preadministration of Tan IIA may attenuate sevoflurane-induced neurotoxicity, suggesting that Tan IIA is a new and promising drug capable of counteracting the effects of cognitive dysfunction produced by general anesthetics...
April 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319364/a-new-spin-on-antibody-drug-conjugates-trastuzumab-fulvestrant-colloidal-drug-aggregates-target-her2-positive-cells
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Ahil N Ganesh, Christopher Mclaughlin, Da Duan, Brian K Shoichet, Molly S Shoichet
While the formation of colloidal aggregates leads to artifacts in early drug discovery, their composition makes them attrac-tive as nanoparticle formulations for targeted drug delivery as the entire nanoparticle is composed of drug. The typical tran-sient stability of colloidal aggregates has inhibited exploiting this property. To overcome this limitation, we investigated a series of proteins to stabilize colloidal aggregates of the chemotherapeutic, fulvestrant, including: bovine serum albumin, a generic human immunoglobulin G, and trastuzumab, a therapeutic anti-human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 anti-body...
March 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319221/fluorescent-chemical-probes-for-accurate-tumor-diagnosis-and-targeting-therapy
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REVIEW
Min Gao, Fabiao Yu, Changjun Lv, Jaebum Choo, Lingxin Chen
Surgical resection of solid tumors is currently the gold standard and preferred therapeutic strategy for cancer. Chemotherapy drugs also make a significant contribution by inhibiting the rapid growth of tumor cells and these two approaches are often combined to enhance treatment efficacy. However, surgery and chemotherapy inevitably lead to severe side effects and high systemic toxicity, which in turn results in poor prognosis. Precision medicine has promoted the development of treatment modalities that are developed to specifically target and kill tumor cells...
March 20, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319184/streptococcus-suis-sortase-a-is-ca2-independent-and-is-inhibited-by-acteoside-isoquercitrin-and-baicalin
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Fuguang Chen, Fang Xie, Baoling Yang, Chengcheng Wang, Siguo Liu, Yueling Zhang
Sortase A (SrtA) has long been recognized as an ideal drug target for therapeutic agents against Gram-positive pathogens. However, the SrtA of Streptococcus suis (Ss-SrtA), an important zoonotic agent, has not been studied. In this study, the enzymatic properties of Ss-SrtA were investigated, and inhibition of Ss-SrtA by natural products was evaluated. Ss-SrtA was expressed and purified. The purified recombinant Ss-SrtA had maximal activity at pH 6.0-7.5, 45°C, and showed a Km of 6.7 μM for the hydrolysis of substrate abz-LPATG-dnp...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319176/insight-into-the-mechanism-of-action-of-temporin-sha-a-new-broad-spectrum-antiparasitic-and-antibacterial-agent
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Zahid Raja, Sonia André, Feten Abbassi, Vincent Humblot, Olivier Lequin, Tahar Bouceba, Isabelle Correia, Sandra Casale, Thierry Foulon, Denis Sereno, Bruno Oury, Ali Ladram
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are promising drugs to kill resistant pathogens. In contrast to bacteria, protozoan parasites, such as Leishmania, were little studied. Therefore, the antiparasitic mechanism of AMPs is still unclear. In this study, we sought to get further insight into this mechanism by focusing our attention on temporin-SHa (SHa), a small broad-spectrum AMP previously shown to be active against Leishmania infantum. To improve activity, we designed analogs of SHa and compared the antibacterial and antiparasitic mechanisms...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319002/hba1c-in-relation-to-incident-diabetes-and-diabetes-related-complications-in-non-diabetic-adults-at-baseline
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Patricia Anne Metcalf, Cam Kyle, Tim Kenealy, Rod T Jackson
AIMS: We compared the utility of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and oral glucose tolerance (oGTT) in non-diabetic patients for identifying incident diabetes; all-cause mortality; cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality; CVD, coronary heart disease (CHD), and ischemic stroke events; and diabetes microvascular complications. METHODS: Data from a New Zealand community setting were prospectively linked to hospitalization, mortality, pharmaceutical and laboratory test results data...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318894/synthesis-and-human-bacterial-carbonic-anhydrase-inhibition-with-a-series-of-sulfonamides-incorporating-phthalimido-moieties
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Menshawy A Mohamed, Alaa A-M Abdel-Aziz, Helmy M Sakr, Adel S El-Azab, Silvia Bua, Claudiu T Supuran
A series of sulfonamides was obtained by reacting substituted-2-(1,3-dioxo-1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran-5-carboxamido)benzoic acids with aromatic sulfonamides incorporating primary amino moieties. The new compounds were investigated as inhibitor of four carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC 4.2.1.1) isoforms, the human (h) hCA I and II, and the α- and β-class CAs from the pathogenic bacterium Vibrio cholerae, VchCAα and VhcCAβ. hCA I was effectively inhibited by the new sulfonamides, with inhibition constants in the range of 4...
March 9, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318881/targeted-therapy-in-thyroid-cancer-state-of-the-art
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L Valerio, L Pieruzzi, C Giani, L Agate, V Bottici, L Lorusso, V Cappagli, L Puleo, A Matrone, D Viola, C Romei, R Ciampi, E Molinaro, R Elisei
Thyroid cancer typically has a good outcome following standard treatments, which include surgery, radioactive iodine ablation for differentiated tumours and treatment with thyrotropine hormone-suppressive levothyroxine. Thyroid cancers that persist or recur following these therapies have a poorer prognosis. Cytotoxic chemotherapy or external beam radiotherapy has a low efficacy in these patients. 'Target therapy' with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) represent an important therapeutic option for the treatment of advanced cases of radioiodine refractory (RAI-R) differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and possibly for cases of poorly differentiated (PDTC) and anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC)...
March 16, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318674/organ-donor-management-eight-common-recommendations-and-actions-that-deserve-reflection
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C Chamorro-Jambrina, M R Muñoz-Ramírez, J L Martínez-Melgar, M S Pérez-Cornejo
Despite major advances in our understanding of the physiopathology of brain death (BD), there are important controversies as to which protocol is the most appropriate for organ donor management. Many recent reviews on this subject offer recommendations that are sometimes contradictory and in some cases are not applied to other critically ill patients. This article offers a review of the publications (many of them recent) with an impact upon these controversial measures and which can help to confirm, refute or open new areas of research into the most appropriate measures for the management of organ donors in BD, and which should contribute to discard certain established recommendations based on preconceived ideas, that lead to actions lacking a physiopathological basis...
March 16, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318570/rapid-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-detection-of-drug-resistance-mechanisms
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Jesús Viñuelas-Bayón, María Asunción Vitoria, Sofía Samper
Tuberculosis is still a serious public health problem, with 10.8 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths worldwide in 2015. The diversity among members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, the causal agent of tuberculosis, is conducive to the design of different methods for rapid diagnosis. Mutations in the genes involved in resistance mechanisms enable the bacteria to elude the treatment. We have reviewed the methods for the rapid diagnosis of M. tuberculosis complex and the detection of susceptibility to drugs, both of which are necessary to prevent the onset of new resistance and to establish early, appropriate treatment...
March 15, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318520/cardiovascular-safety-of-noninsulin-antidiabetic-drugs-facts-and-promises
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A García-Lledó, A M de Santiago-Nocito, F J de Abajo
Non insulin antidiabetic drugs are widely used in patients with type 2 diabetes. However, the drugs' effect in terms of reducing cardiovascular risk has been the subject of controversy. In 2008, based on the evidence of cardiovascular risk resulting from the use of a number of non insulin antidiabetic drugs, the US Food and Drug Administration published directives on the need to perform cardiovascular safety studies. These directives have helped obtain more evidence, such that at present there are 2 families of drugs that can reduce cardiovascular risk...
March 15, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318345/novel-agents-in-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Sven Borchmann, Bastian von Tresckow
Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) is the most common hematological malignancy in young adults and can be cured in most cases. However, relapsed and refractory Hodgkin lymphoma, certain patient groups, such as elderly patients, and toxicity of first-line treatment still pose significant challenges. Consequently, new treatment options are needed. Recently, many new treatment concepts have been evaluated in clinical trials. Targeted drug-antibody conjugates and immune checkpoint inhibitors have decisively changed treatment approaches...
March 20, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318251/molecular-simulation-studies-on-the-binding-selectivity-of-type-i-inhibitors-in-the-complexes-with-ros1-versus-alk
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Yuanxin Tian, Yonghuan Yu, Yudong Shen, Hua Wan, Shan Chang, Tingting Zhang, Shanhe Wan, Jiajie Zhang
ROS1 and ALK are promising targets of anti-cancer drugs for non small cell lung cancer. Since they have 49% amide acid sequence homology in the kinases domain and 77% identity at the ATP binding area, some ALK inhibitors also showed some significant responses for ROS1 in the clinical trial, such as the type-I binding inhibitor crizotinib and PF-06463922. As a newly therapeutic target, selective ROS1 inhibitor is relative rarely. Moreover, the molecular basis for the selectivity of ROS1 versus ALK still remains unclear...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318223/high-throughput-dual-screening-method-for-ras-activities-and-inhibitors
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Kari Kopra, Arjan J van Adrichem, Outi M H Salo-Ahen, Juha Peltonen, Krister Wennerberg, Harri J Härmä
Ras GTPases act as "molecular switches", alternating between inactive GDP-bound and active GTP-bound conformation. Ras-oncogenes were discovered over three decades ago, but there are still no effective therapies for Ras-driven cancers. Drug discovery strategies have so far been unsuccessful, due to a lack of suitable screening methodologies and well-defined binding pockets on the Ras proteins. Here, we addressed the former by introducing a homogeneous quenching resonance energy transfer (QRET) technique based screening strategy for Ras interfacial and competitive inhibitors...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
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