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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813625/detection-of-first-line-drug-resistance-mutations-and-drug-protein-interaction-dynamics-from-tuberculosis-patients-in-south-india
#1
Somanna Ajjamada Nachappa, Sumana M Neelambike, Chokkanna Amruthavalli, Nallur B Ramachandra
Diagnosis of drug-resistant tuberculosis predominantly relies on culture-based drug susceptibility testing, which take weeks to produce a result and a more time-efficient alternative method is multiplex allele-specific PCR (MAS-PCR). Also, understanding the role of mutations in causing resistance helps better drug designing. AIMS: To evaluate the ability of MAS-PCR in the detection of drug resistance and to understand the mechanism of interaction of drugs with mutant proteins in Mycobacterium tuberculosis...
August 16, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813412/the-primed-snare-complexin-synaptotagmin-complex-for-neuronal-exocytosis
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Qiangjun Zhou, Peng Zhou, Austin L Wang, Dick Wu, Minglei Zhao, Thomas C Südhof, Axel T Brunger
Synaptotagmin, complexin, and neuronal SNARE (soluble N-ethylmaleimide sensitive factor attachment protein receptor) proteins mediate evoked synchronous neurotransmitter release, but the molecular mechanisms mediating the cooperation between these molecules remain unclear. Here we determine crystal structures of the primed pre-fusion SNARE-complexin-synaptotagmin-1 complex. These structures reveal an unexpected tripartite interface between synaptotagmin-1 and both the SNARE complex and complexin. Simultaneously, a second synaptotagmin-1 molecule interacts with the other side of the SNARE complex via the previously identified primary interface...
August 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813027/sulfonamide-linked-ciprofloxacin-sulfadiazine-and-amantadine-derivatives-as-a-novel-class-of-inhibitors-of-jack-bean-urease-synthesis-kinetic-mechanism-and-molecular-docking
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Pervaiz Ali Channar, Aamer Saeed, Fernando Albericio, Fayaz Ali Larik, Qamar Abbas, Mubashir Hassan, Hussain Raza, Sung-Yum Seo
Sulfonamide derivatives serve as an important building blocks in the drug design discovery and development (4D) process. Ciprofloxacin-, sulfadiazine- and amantadine-based sulfonamides were synthesized as potent inhibitors of jack bean urease and free radical scavengers. Molecular diversity was explored and electronic factors were also examined. All 24 synthesized compounds exhibited excellent potential against urease enzyme. Compound 3e (IC50 = 0.081 ± 0.003 µM), 6a (IC50 = 0.0022 ± 0.0002 µM), 9e (IC50 = 0...
August 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812343/xanthohumol-suppresses-mylip-idol-gene-expression-and-modulates-ldlr-abundance-and-activity-in-hepg2-cells
#4
Shih-Fen Chen, Pei-Yi Chen, Hao-Jen Hsu, Ming-Jiuan Wu, Jui-Hung Yen
Xanthohumol, a prenylated flavonoid found in hops (Humulus lupulus L.), exhibits multiple biological activities such as anti-atherosclerosis and hypolipidemic activities. In this study, we aim to investigate the hypocholesterolemic effects and molecular mechanisms of xanthohumol in hepatic cells. We found that xanthohumol (10 and 20 μM) increased the amount of cell-surface low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) from 100.0 ± 2.1% to 115.0±1.3% and 135.2±2.7%, and enhanced the LDL uptake activity from 100...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811600/exploring-leishmania-secretory-proteins-to-design-b-and-t-cell-multi-epitope-subunit-vaccine-using-immunoinformatics-approach
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Nazia Khatoon, Rajan Kumar Pandey, Vijay Kumar Prajapati
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a fatal form of leishmaniasis which affects 70 countries, worldwide. Increasing drug resistance, HIV co-infection, and poor health system require operative vaccination strategy to control the VL transmission dynamics. Therefore, a holistic approach is needed to generate T and B memory cells to mediate long-term immunity against VL infection. Consequently, immunoinformatics approach was applied to design Leishmania secretory protein based multi-epitope subunit vaccine construct consisting of B and T cell epitopes...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811203/bpn-a-marine-derived-ptp1b-inhibitor-activates-insulin-signaling-and-improves-insulin-resistance-in-c2c12-myotubes
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Qi Xu, Jiao Luo, Ning Wu, Renshuai Zhang, Dayong Shi
Insulin resistance is a key feature of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and is characterized by defects in insulin signaling. Protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B (PTP1B) is a major negative regulator of insulin signaling cascade and has attracted intensive investigation in recent T2DM therapy study. BPN, a marine-derived bromophenol compound, was isolated from the red alga Rhodomela confervoides. This study investigated the effects of BPN on the insulin signaling pathway in insulin-resistant C2C12 myotubes by inhibiting PTP1B...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811071/biological-evaluation-of-2-pyrazolinyl-1-carbothioamide-derivatives-against-hct116-human-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines-and-elucidation-on-qsar-and-molecular-binding-modes
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Beom Soo Kim, Soon Young Shin, Seunghyun Ahn, Dongsoo Koh, Young Han Lee, Yoongho Lim
In the search of compounds exhibiting anticancer activity, 37 derivatives of 2-pyrazolinyl-1-carbothioamide were designed and synthesized. Clonogenic cell survival assays were adapted to measure the cytotoxicities of the synthetic derivatives against HCT116 human colon cancer cell lines. Half-maximal cell growth inhibitory concentrations (GI50) ranged from 0.49 to 41.22µM. The compound with the lowest GI50 value, 3-(2-hydroxy-4,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-5-(naphthalen-1-yl)-N-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-pyrazolinyl-1-carbothioamide, was subjected to further biological studies, including cell viability and apoptosis assays to examine levels of annexin-V in the outer plasma membrane layer and poly ADP-ribose polymerase cleavage...
August 4, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810126/combined-virtual-screening-and-substructure-search-for-discovery-of-novel-fabp4-inhibitors
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Haiyan Cai, Ting Wang, Zhuo Yang, Zhijian Xu, Guimin Wang, Heyao Wang, Weiliang Zhu, Kaixian Chen
Fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4, AFABP) is a potential drug target for diabetes and atherosclerosis. In this study, a series of novel FABP4 inhibitors were discovered through combining virtual screening and substructure search. Seventeen compounds exhibited FABP4 inhibitory activities with IC50 <10 μM, among which eleven compounds showed high selectivity against FABP3. The best compound 36b displayed an IC50 value of 1.5 μM. Molecular docking and point mutation studies revealed that Gln95, Arg126 and Tyr128 play key roles for these compounds binding with FABP4...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809439/in-silico-profiling-of-the-biological-activities-of-amaryllidaceae-alkaloids
#9
Eman Shawky
OBJECTIVES: The large number of publications about Amaryllidaceae alkaloids reflects the abundance and variety in biological activity of these alkaloids. An in-silico approach was implemented in this work to rationalize the individual alkaloids to molecular biological activity. METHODS: A database was generated containing 313 Amaryllidaceae alkaloids which were then subjected to in-silico-validated structure-based virtual screening using extra precision (XP) approach of Glide docking program...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806746/selective-small-chemical-inhibitors-of-protein-arginine-methyltransferase-5-with-anti-lung-cancer-activity
#10
Gui-Mei Kong, Min Yu, Zhongping Gu, Zhi Chen, Rui-Ming Xu, Deon O'Bryant, Zhengxin Wang
Protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) plays critical roles in a wide variety of biological processes, including tumorigenesis. By screening a library of small chemical compounds, we identified eight compounds that selectively inhibit the PRMT5 enzymatic activity, with IC50 values ranging from 0.1 to 6 μM. Molecular docking simulation and site-directed mutagenesis indicated that identified compounds target the substrate-binding site in PRMT5. Treatment of lung cancer cells with identified inhibitors led to inhibition of the symmetrical arginine methylation of SmD3 and histones and the cellular proliferation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806600/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-newer-5-6-dihydropyrimidine-2-1h-thiones-as-gaba-at-inhibitors-for-anticonvulsant-potential
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Meeta Sahu, Nadeem Siddiqui, Ramsha Iqbal, Vidushi Sharma, Sharad Wakode
Several new 5,6-dihydropyrimidine-2(1H)-thione derivatives have been prepared and investigated for their potencies for anticonvulsant activity against maximal electroshock (MES) and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole (scPTZ) test in mice. The acute neurotoxicity was measured by rotarod test. Compounds 3c and 3l were found active in both of the animal models. Further, in vitro GABA-AT enzyme activity assay was carried out to investigate the possible mechanism of action through GABA-AT inhibition. The most potent compounds 3c and 3l showed inhibitory potency (IC50) of 18...
July 28, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805144/a-qm-protein-ligand-investigation-of-anti-psychotic-drugs-with-the-dopamine-d2-receptor-d2r
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Ramin Ekhteiari Salmas, Yusuf Serhat Is, Serdar Durdagi, Matthias Stein, Mine Yurtsever
The dopamine D2 Receptor (D2R) is a member of the G-Protein Coupled Receptor (GPCR) family and plays a critical role in neurotransmission activities in the human brain. Dysfunction in dopamine receptor signaling may lead to mental health illnesses such as schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease. D2R is the target protein of the commonly used anti-psychotic drugs such as risperidone, clozapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine, ziprasidone and quetiapine. Due to their significant side effects and nonselective profiles, the discovery of novel drugs has become a challenge for researchers working in this field...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803976/canavalia-bonariensis-lectin-molecular-bases-of-glycoconjugates-interaction-and-antiglioma-potential
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Benildo Sousa Cavada, Mayara Torquato Lima Silva, Vinicius Jose Silva Osterne, Vanir Reis Pinto-Junior, Ana Paula Machado do Nascimento, Ingrid Alessandra Victoria Wolin, Isabella Aparecida Heinrich, Clareane Avelino Simplicio Nobre, Cleane Gomes Moreira, Claudia Figueiredo Lossio, Cintia Renata Costa Rocha, Jorge Luiz Martins, Kyria Santiago Nascimento, Rodrigo Bainy Leal
CaBo is a mannose/glucose-specific lectin purified from seeds of Canavalia bonariensis. In the present work, we report the CaBo crystal structure determined to atomic resolution in the presence of X-man, a specific ligand. Similar to the structural characteristics of other legume lectins, CaBo presented the jellyroll motif, a metal binding site occupied by calcium and manganese ions close to the carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD). In vitro test of CaBo cytotoxicity against glioma cells demonstrated its ability to decrease the cellular viability and migration by induction of autophagy and cell death...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803799/constructing-novel-dihydrofuran-and-dihydroisoxazole-analogues-of-isocombretastatin-4-as-tubulin-polymerization-inhibitors-through-3-2-reactions
#14
Ming-Yu Song, Chen-Yu Cao, Qiu-Rui He, Qing-Miao Dong, Ding Li, Jiang-Jiang Tang, Jin-Ming Gao
[3+2] reactions play a key role in constructing various pharmaceutical moleculars. In this study, using Mn(OAc)3 mediated and 1,3-dipolar [3+2] cyclization reactions, 38 novel dihydrofuran and dihydroisoxazole analogues of isoCA-4 were synthesized as inhibitors of tubulin polymerization. Among them, compound 6g was found to be the most potent cytotoxic agents against PC-3 cells with IC50 value of 0.47μM, and compound 5p exhibted highest activity on HeLa cells with IC50 vaule of 2.32µM. Tubulin polymerization assay revealed that 6g was a dose-dependent and effective inhibitor of tubulin assembly...
July 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803043/structure-based-development-of-novel-triazoles-and-related-thiazolotriazoles-as-anticancer-agents-and-cdc25a-b-phosphatase-inhibitors-synthesis-in%C3%A2-vitro-biological-evaluation-molecular-docking-and-in-silico-adme-t-studies
#15
Sherif A F Rostom, Mona H Badr, Heba A Abd El Razik, Hayam M A Ashour
Synthesis of twenty nine new 1,2,4-triazoles and some derived thiazolothiadiazoles (structurally-relevant to some reported triazoles with anticancer and/or Cdc25A/B inhibitory activities) is described in this study. The obtained NCI's in vitro antitumor data revealed that five analogs (12, 15, 18, 19 and 22) displayed considerable tumor percentage growth inhibitory activity (GI%), among which the analog 18 possessed a special antitumor potential and spectrum. Additionally, the same five analogs showed a marginal GI effect on the normal breast epithelial cell line MCF-10A indicating higher selectivity towards cancer cells...
July 25, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802482/recent-advances-on-cdk-inhibitors-an-insight-by-means-of-in-silico-methods
#16
REVIEW
Marco Tutone, Anna Maria Almerico
The cyclin dependent kinases (CDKs) are a small family of serine/threonine protein kinases that can act as a potential therapeutic target in several proliferative diseases, including cancer. This short review is a survey on the more recent research progresses in the field achieved by using in silico methods. All the "armamentarium" available to the medicinal chemists (docking protocols and molecular dynamics, fragment-based, de novo design, virtual screening, and QSAR) has been employed to the discovery of new, potent, and selective inhibitors of cyclin dependent kinases...
August 4, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802226/taraxerol-a-pentacyclic-triterpenoid-from-abroma-augusta-leaf-attenuates-diabetic-nephropathy-in-type-2-diabetic-rats
#17
Ritu Khanra, Niloy Bhattacharjee, Tarun K Dua, Ashis Nandy, Achintya Saha, Jatin Kalita, Prasenjit Manna, Saikat Dewanjee
Persistent hyperglycaemia coupled with inflammation plays an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). Present study examined the therapeutic potential of taraxerol isolated from the methanol extract of Abroma augusta leaf against DN using rodent model of type 2 diabetes (T2D). T2D was experimentally induced by high fat diet and a single low-single dose of streptozotocin (35mg/kg, i.p.). Accumulation of serum creatinine, urea, and uric acid, activation of lactate dehydrogenase and creatinin kinase, and release of urinary albumin represented the glomerular damage and the progression of nephropathy in T2D rats...
August 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802212/pharmacophore-based-design-of-some-multi-targeted-compounds-targeted-against-pathways-of-diabetic-complications
#18
Navriti Chadha, Om Silakari
Diabetic complications is a complex metabolic disorder developed primarily due to prolonged hyperglycemia in the body. The complexity of the disease state as well as the unifying pathophysiology discussed in the literature reports exhibited that the use of multi-targeted agents with multiple complementary biological activities may offer promising therapy for the intervention of the disease over the single-target drugs. In the present study, novel thiazolidine-2,4-dione analogues were designed as multi-targeted agents implicated against the molecular pathways involved in diabetic complications using knowledge based as well as in-silico approaches such as pharmacophore mapping, molecular docking etc...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802152/comparison-and-analysis-of-the-structures-and-binding-modes-of-antifungal-se-and-cyp51-inhibitors
#19
Bin Sun, Wanxu Huang, Min Liu, Kang Lei
With the abuse of clinical broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents, immunosuppressive agents, chemotherapy drugs, the emergence of pathogenic fungi resistance is more and more frequent. However, there is still no effective treatment for the fungal resistance. Squalenee epoxidase (SE) and 14 α-demethylase (CYP51) are important antifungal drug targets. In order to achieve a deeper insight into the structural characteristics and the action modes of SE and CYP51inhibitors, the homology model of SE (Candida albicans) was constructed using monooxygenase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa as template, and the reliability of model was confirmed by Ramachandran plots and Verify 3D...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802124/design-synthesis-and-bioevaluation-of-antitubulin-agents-carrying-diaryl-5-5-fused-heterocycle-scaffold
#20
Qile Xu, Maolin Sun, Zhaoshi Bai, Yueting Wang, Yue Wu, Haiqiu Tian, Daiying Zuo, Qi Guan, Kai Bao, Yingliang Wu, Weige Zhang
A series of 3,6-diaryl-1H-pyrazolo[5,1-c][1,2,4]triazoles (I) and 3,6-diaryl-[1,2,4]triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazoles (II) as antitubulin agents were designed, synthesized and bioevaluated. Compounds (II) 4a, 4d, 4f, 4j, 4l and 4n showed potent antiproliferative activity at sub-micromolar or nanomolar concentrations against SGC-7901, A549 and HT-1080 cell lines, indicating that the bioisosteric replacement of the carbonyl group and B-ring of SMART and ABI with a 5,5-fused-heterocycle scaffold successfully maintained potent antiproliferative activity...
June 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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