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Antillatoxin (ATX) is a structurally novel lipopeptide that activates voltage-gated sodium channels (VGSC) leading to sodium influx in cerebellar granule neurons and cerebrocortical neurons 8 to 9 days in vitro (Li et al., 2001; Cao et al., 2008). However, the precise recognition site for ATX on the VGSC remains to be defined. Inasmuch as elevation of(More)
Loss of dopaminergic nigrostriatal neurons in the substantia nigra leads to Parkinson's disease (PD). Adenosine A(2A) receptors (A(2A)Rs) have been anticipated as novel therapeutic target for PD. A(2A)Rs potentiate locomotor behavior and are predominantly expressed in striatum. Naphtha [1, 2-d] thiazol-2-amine (NATA), a tricyclic thiazole have been studied(More)
Candida dubliniensis is an emerging pathogenic yeast in humans and infections are usually restricted to mucosal parts of the body. However, its presence in specimens of immunocompromised individuals, especially in HIV-positive patients, is of major medical concern. There is a large fraction of genomes of C. dubliniensis in the database which are(More)
A series of novel 2-(4-(4-substituted piperazin-1-yl)benzylidene)hydrazinecarboxamide derivatives has been successfully designed and synthesized to evaluate their potential as carbonic anhydrase (CA) inhibitors. The inhibitory potential of synthesized compounds against human CAI and CAII was evaluated. Compounds 3a–n exhibited $$\hbox {IC}_{50}$$ IC 50(More)
Antagonism of the human A2A receptor has been implicated to alleviate the symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. The present finding reveals the potential of PTTP (8-(furan-2-yl)-3-phenethylthiazolo[1,2,4]triazolo[1,5-c]pyrimidine-2(3H)-thione) as novel and potent A2AR antagonist. In radioligand binding assay, PTTP showed significantly high binding(More)
G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are cell surface receptors. The dynamic property of receptor–receptor interactions in GPCRs modulates the kinetics of G-protein signaling and stability. In the present work, the structural and dynamic study of A2AR–D2R interactions was carried to acquire the understanding of the A2AR–D2R receptor activation and(More)
Adenosine A(2A) receptor (A(2A)R) antagonists have emerged as potential drug candidates to alleviate progression and symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD), and reduce the dopaminergic side effects. The synthesis of novel compound 8-(furan-2-yl)-3-benzyl thiazolo [5,4-e][1,2,4] triazolo [1,5-c] pyrimidine-2-(3H)-thione (BTTP) was carried out to evaluate the(More)
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