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Maria Teresa Borrello, Benjamin Schinor, Katharina Bartels, Hanae Benelkebir, Sara Pereira, Wafa T Al-Jamal, Leon Douglas, Patrick J Duriez, Graham Packham, Günter Haufe, A Ganesan
We report a series of tranylcypromine analogues containing a fluorine in the cyclopropyl ring. A number of compounds with additional m- or p-substitution of the aryl ring were micromolar inhibitors of the LSD1 enzyme. In cellular assays, the compounds inhibited the proliferation of acute myeloid leukemia cell lines. Increased levels of the biomarkers H3K4me2 and CD86 were consistent with LSD1 target engagement.
March 29, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Debra Kennedy, William S Webster, Majella Hill, Helen E Ritchie
BACKGROUND: Tranylcypromine is a non-selective inhibitor of monamine oxidase which also inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine. Spontaneous hypertensive reactions to the drug have been reported. In sheep tranylcypromine has been shown to cause a dose-dependent reduction in uterine blood flow. A similar effect in a pregnant woman might induce constriction of the uterine arteries and temporary fetal hypoxia. CASES: MotherSafe is a state-based Teratogen Information service and currently provides counselling to around 22,000 consumers and healthcare professionals annually regarding exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding We report on the outcome of 2 pregnancies in a patient treated with high dose tranylcypromine as well as pimozide, diazepam and alprazolam...
February 22, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
Sofia Blazevic, Mirna Merkler, Dora Persic, Dubravka Hranilovic
Monoamine neurotransmitters serotonin (5-HT), dopamine (DA), and noradrenaline (NA) act as important modulators of mammalian brain development and represent neurobiological substrates of affiliative behavior reflected in rat pups as a tendency to huddle or produce ultrasonic vocalizations (USV) when separated from the nest. Monoamines are metabolized through oxidative deamination catalyzed by the mitochondrial enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO). In this study, we examined the consequences of postnatal MAO inhibition on affiliative behavior in rat pups...
February 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
Maria E Ourailidou, Alessia Lenoci, Clemens Zwergel, Dante Rotili, Antonello Mai, Frank J Dekker
The implications of lysine-specific demethylase-1 (LSD1) in tumorigenesis have urged scientists to develop diagnostic tools in order to explore the function of this enzyme. In this work, we present our efforts on the development of tranylcypromine (TCP)-based functionalized probes for activity-based protein profiling (ABPP) of LSD1 activity. Biotinylated forms of selected compounds enabled dose-dependent enzyme labeling of recombinant LSD1. However, treatment with LSD1 inhibitors did not clearly reduce the LSD1 labeling efficiency thus indicating that labeling using these probes is not activity dependent...
February 1, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Takayuki Tsutsumi, Keiichiro Iwao, Hideki Hayashi, Tomoko Kirihara, Takahiro Kawaji, Toshihiro Inoue, Shinjiro Hino, Mitsuyoshi Nakao, Hidenobu Tanihara
Purpose: The epigenetic mechanisms associated with ocular neurodegenerative diseases remain unclear. The present study aimed to determine the role of lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1), which represses transcription by removing the methyl group from methylated lysine 4 of histone H3, in retinal ganglion cell (RGC) survival, and to investigate the details of the neuroprotective mechanism of tranylcypromine, a major LSD1 inhibitor. Methods: The authors evaluated whether tranylcypromine contributes to neuronal survival following stress-induced damage using primary cultured rat RGCs and in vivo N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-induced excitotoxicity...
November 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Priyanka Bajaj, Gopeekrishnan Sreenilayam, Vikas Tyagi, Rudi Fasan
Engineered hemoproteins have recently emerged as promising systems for promoting asymmetric cyclopropanations, but variants featuring predictable, complementary stereoselectivity in these reactions have remained elusive. In this study, a rationally driven strategy was implemented and applied to engineer myoglobin variants capable of providing access to 1-carboxy-2-aryl-cyclopropanes with high trans-(1R,2R) selectivity and catalytic activity. The stereoselectivity of these cyclopropanation biocatalysts complements that of trans-(1S,2S)-selective variants developed here and previously...
December 23, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
Cafer Saka
Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) were the first type of antidepressant developed. MAOIs elevate the levels of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine by inhibiting an enzyme called monoamine oxidase. They are also used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, tuberculosis, and several other disorders. Therefore, it is very important to develop efficient analytical methods for monitoring and management. There are two isoforms of monoamine oxidase, MAO-A and MAO-B. In this article, analyses of MAOIs in pharmaceutical formulations and biological fluids were reviewed from 2000 to the present, including all types of chromatographic, spectrophotometric, electrophoretic, and voltammetric techniques, focusing on isoniazid, tranylcypromine, moclobemide, rasagiline, and selegiline...
January 2, 2017: Critical Reviews in Analytical Chemistry
Alba Maiques-Diaz, Tim Cp Somervaille
LSD1 (KDM1A; BHC110; AOF2) was the first protein reported to exhibit histone demethylase activity and has since been shown to have multiple essential roles in mammalian biology. Given its enzymatic activity and its high-level expression in many human malignancies, a significant recent focus has been the development of pharmacologic inhibitors. Here we summarize structural and biochemical knowledge of this important epigenetic regulator, with a particular emphasis on the functional and preclinical studies in oncology that have provided justification for the evaluation of tranylcypromine derivative LSD1 inhibitors in early phase clinical trials...
August 2016: Epigenomics
Subrata Pandit, Satyajyoti Kanjilal, Anshumali Awasthi, Anika Chaudhary, Dipankar Banerjee, B N Bhatt, Avinash Narwaria, Rahul Singh, Kakoli Dutta, Manu Jaggi, Anu T Singh, Neena Sharma, Chandra Kant Katiyar
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Arishtas are Ayurvedic formulation made with decoction of herbs. Arjunarishta formulation is being used in Ayurveda for cardio-protective activity. Ashwagandharishta formulation possesses antioxidant, anti-atherosclerotic and anti-stress properties. Ridayarishta, a novel empirical formulation was prepared using combination of selected ingredients from these two formulations to support healthy heart functions and to reduce stress. AIM OF THE STUDY: Aim of the Study was to investigate herb-drug interaction (HDI) of Ridayarishta formulation through human hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP450) enzyme inhibition assay...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Laura Breda, Irene Motta, Silvia Lourenco, Chiara Gemmo, Wulan Deng, Jeremy W Rupon, Osheiza Y Abdulmalik, Deepa Manwani, Gerd A Blobel, Stefano Rivella
Overcoming the silencing of the fetal γ-globin gene has been a long-standing goal in the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD). The major transcriptional enhancer of the β-globin locus, called the locus control region (LCR), dynamically interacts with the developmental stage-appropriate β-type globin genes via chromatin looping, a process requiring the protein Ldb1. In adult erythroid cells, the LCR can be redirected from the adult β- to the fetal γ-globin promoter by tethering Ldb1 to the human γ-globin promoter with custom-designed zinc finger (ZF) proteins (ZF-Ldb1), leading to reactivation of γ-globin gene expression...
August 25, 2016: Blood
Filomena Gabriella Fulcoli, Monica Franzese, Xiangyang Liu, Zhen Zhang, Claudia Angelini, Antonio Baldini
Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects eight out of 1,000 live births and is a major social and health-care burden. A common genetic cause of CHD is the 22q11.2 deletion, which is the basis of the homonymous deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS), also known as DiGeorge syndrome. Most of its clinical spectrum is caused by haploinsufficiency of Tbx1, a gene encoding a T-box transcription factor. Here we show that Tbx1 positively regulates monomethylation of histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4me1) through interaction with and recruitment of histone methyltransferases...
June 3, 2016: Nature Communications
J Murray, D Picking, A Lamm, J McKenzie, S Hartley, C Watson, L Williams, H Lowe, R Delgoda
Dibenzyl trisulfide (DTS) is the major active ingredient expressed in Petiveria alliacea L., a shrub widely used for a range of conditions, such as, arthritis, asthma and cancer. Given its use alone and concomitantly with prescription medicines, we undertook to investigate its impact on the activities of important drug metabolizing enzymes, the cytochromes P450 (CYP), a key family of enzymes involved in many adverse drug reactions. DTS and seven standardized extracts from the plant were assessed for their impact on the activities of CYPs 1A2, 2C19, 2C9, 2D6 and 3A4 on a fluorometric assay...
June 2016: Fitoterapia
Zhong-Hua Chen, Su-Xing Zhang, Na Long, Li-Shan Lin, Tao Chen, Fei-Peng Zhang, Xue-Qin Lv, Pei-Zhen Ye, Ning Li, Ke-Zhi Zhang
AIM: The substrate cocktail is frequently used to evaluate cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzyme-mediated drug interactions and potential interactions among the probe substrates. Here, we re-optimized the substrate cocktail method to increase the reliability and accuracy of screening for candidate compounds and expanded the method from a direct CYP inhibition assay to a time-dependent inhibition (TDI) assay. METHODS: In the reaction mixtures containing human liver microsome (0...
May 2016: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
Qunyan Sun, Ding Ding, Xishi Liu, Sun-Wei Guo
BACKGROUND: Growing evidence indicates that endometriosis is an epigenetic disease. Encouragingly, histone deacetylases (HDACs) and DNA methyltransferases have been shown to be promising targets by numerous in vitro studies. However, only a few studies have shown promising effects of HDAC inhibition in preclinical studies in endometriosis. While lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is recently found to be aberrantly expressed in endometriosis, and that the treatment of endometriotic stromal cells with tranylcypromine (TC), an LSD1 inhibitor, significantly reduced cellular proliferation, cell cycle progression, and invasiveness, the in vivo effect of TC treatment is currently lacking...
April 9, 2016: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Tracy T Smith, Laura E Rupprecht, Samantha N Cwalina, Matthew J Onimus, Sharon E Murphy, Eric C Donny, Alan F Sved
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has the authority to regulate cigarette smoke constituents, and a reduction in nicotine content might benefit public health by reducing the prevalence of smoking. Research suggests that cigarette smoke constituents that inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAO) may increase the reinforcing value of low doses of nicotine. The aim of the present experiments was to further characterize the impact of MAO inhibition on the primary reinforcing and reinforcement enhancing effects of nicotine in rats...
August 2016: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
David Menkes, Peter Bosanac, David Castle
OBJECTIVE: The place of monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) in psychiatry is reviewed, and the question posed as to whether they are now justifiably disregarded by prescribers. METHOD: Multiple databases (PubMed, Medline, Embase, Cochrane) were interrogated to provide an overview regarding the use, efficacy and toxicity of MAOIs. Data regarding funded use of these agents in New Zealand were obtained from PHARMAC. RESULTS: Evidence supports the use of MAOIs in major depressive disorder, certain anxiety disorders and, to lesser extent, bipolar depression...
August 2016: Australasian Psychiatry: Bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists
Yi C Zheng, Bin Yu, Guo Z Jiang, Xue J Feng, Peng X He, Xiao Y Chu, Wen Zhao, Hong M Liu
Due to the increasing costs and time consuming for new drug discovery, a large number of pharmaceutical firms have chosen to modify the existing drug molecules for repositioning candidates with new or improved properties, especially those with severe adverse effects, thereby accelerating the drug discovery process. Such strategy has witnessed its success with several examples reported. As the first identified histone lysine specific demethylase, lysine specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) is classified as a member of monoamine oxidase (MAO) superfamily, and specifically removes mono- and dimethylated histone 3 lysine 4 (H3K4) and H3 lysine 9 (H3K9)...
2016: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
Yanling Wang, Yumin Zhu, Qiong Wang, Huijun Hu, Zhongwu Li, Dongmiao Wang, Wei Zhang, Bin Qi, Jinhai Ye, Heming Wu, Hongbing Jiang, Laikui Liu, Jianrong Yang, Jie Cheng
The histone demethylase LSD1 functions as a key pro-oncogene and attractive therapeutic target in human cancer. Here we sought to interrogate the oncogenic roles of LSD1 in OSCC tumorigenesis and therapeutic intervention by integrating chemical-induced OSCC model, genetic and pharmacological loss-of-function approaches. Our data revealed that aberrant LSD1 overexpression in OSCC was significantly associated with tumor aggressiveness and shorter overall survival. Increased abundance of LSD1 was detected along with disease progression in DMBA- or 4NQO-induced OSCC animal models...
April 28, 2016: Cancer Letters
Hong-Jie Yan, Shu-Yan Zhou, Yang Li, Hui Zhang, Chun-Yan Deng, Hui Qi, Fu-Rong Li
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are capable of unlimited self-renewal and can generate nearly all cells in the body. Changes induced by different LSD1 activities on the regulation of hiPSC self-renewal and differentiation and the mechanism underlying such changes were determined. We used two different LSD1 inhibitors (phenelzine sulfate and tranylcypromine) and RNAi technique to inhibit LSD1 activity, and we obtained hiPSCs showing 71.3%, 53.28%, and 31.33% of the LSD1 activity in normal hiPSCs...
January 15, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
Paola Vianello, Oronza A Botrugno, Anna Cappa, Roberto Dal Zuffo, Paola Dessanti, Antonello Mai, Biagina Marrocco, Andrea Mattevi, Giuseppe Meroni, Saverio Minucci, Giulia Stazi, Florian Thaler, Paolo Trifiró, Sergio Valente, Manuela Villa, Mario Varasi, Ciro Mercurio
We report the stereoselective synthesis and biological activity of a novel series of tranylcypromine (TCPA) derivatives (14a-k, 15, 16), potent inhibitors of KDM1A. The new compounds strongly inhibit the clonogenic potential of acute leukemia cell lines. In particular three molecules (14d, 14e, and 14g) showing selectivity versus MAO A and remarkably inhibiting colony formation in THP-1 human leukemia cells, were assessed in mouse for their preliminary pharmacokinetic. 14d and 14e were further tested in vivo in a murine acute promyelocytic leukemia model, resulting 14d the most effective...
February 25, 2016: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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