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Lipoic acid (1,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid) is a pharmacophore with unique antioxidant and cytoprotective properties. We synthesized a library based upon the condensation of natural and unnatural amino acids with the carboxylic acid moiety of lipoic acid. SAR studies were conducted using a cardiac ischemia-reperfusion animal model. Cytoprotective efficacy(More)
α-Lipoic acid has been shown to provide cytoprotection in some tissues through antioxidant and antiapoptotic mechanisms. We have enhanced these properties by synthetic modification, resulting in a new chemical entity, CMX-2043, with proven efficacy in an animal model of cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury. The present studies compare cytoprotective cellular(More)
α-Lipoic acid (LA) has been shown to offer protection against ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) in multiple organ systems. N-[(R)-1,2-dithiolane-3-pentanoyl]-L-glutamyl-L-alanine (CMX-2043), a novel analogue of LA, was studied as part of a preclinical development program intended to identify safe and efficacious drug candidates for prevention or reduction(More)
New therapies in cancer treatment are focusing on multifaceted approaches to starve and kill tumors utilizing both antiangiogenic and chemotherapeutic compounds. Antineoplastic Urinary Protein (ANUP), a 32k Da protein normally secreted in human urine, has been previously described as a molecule possessing both antiproliferative and antiangiogenic(More)
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