Antony Wamiru

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High-throughput screening of a National Cancer Institute library of pure natural products identified the hydroxylated tropolone derivatives beta-thujaplicinol (2,7-dihydroxy-4-1(methylethyl)-2,4,6-cycloheptatrien-1-one) and manicol (1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-5-7-dihydroxy-9-methyl-2-(1-methylethenyl)-6H-benzocyclohepten-6-one) as potent and selective inhibitors of(More)
We have completed a robust high-content imaging screen for novel estrogen receptor α (ERα) agonists and antagonists by quantitation of cytoplasmic to nuclear translocation of an estrogen receptor chimera in 384-well plates. The screen was very robust, with Z' values >0.7 and coefficients of variation (CV) <5%. The screen utilized a stably transfected green(More)
A capillary electrophoretic assay was developed to measure the ribonuclease (RNase) H activity of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 reverse transcriptase. Cleavage of a fluorescein-labeled RNA-DNA heteroduplex was monitored by capillary electrophoresis. This new assay was used as a secondary assay to confirm hits from a high-throughput screening(More)
A new dimeric lactone, ardimerin digallate (1), was isolated from the whole plants of Ardisia japonica, along with six known constituents. The structure of 1 was established on the basis of spectroscopic analysis including 1D- and 2D-NMR techniques. Compound 1 inhibited HIV-1 and HIV-2 RNase H in vitro with IC50 values of 1.5 and 1.1 microM, respectively.
A new compound, 1,3,4,5-tetragalloylapiitol ( 1), was isolated from the aqueous extract of the plant Hylodendron gabunensis and was found to be a potent inhibitor of RNase H enzymatic activity. The structure of 1 was elucidated by NMR analyses to be an apiitol ( 2) sugar moiety substituted with four gallic acid residues. Optical rotation measurements of the(More)
Three new galloyl arbutins, hyemalosides A-C (1-3), along with nine known compounds were isolated from the evergreen tree Eugenia hyemalis. The structures of compounds 1-3 were determined by analysis of NMR and MS data. Compounds 1-3 inhibited HIV-1 RNase H in vitro with IC50 values of 1.46, >18, and 1.19 microM, respectively. However, in a XTT-based cell(More)
A series of 29 madurahydroxylactone derivatives was evaluated for dual inhibition of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) integrase and RNase H. While most of the compounds exhibited similar potencies for both enzymes, two of the derivatives showed 10- to 100-fold-higher selectivity for each enzyme, suggesting that distinct pharmacophore models could(More)
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