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Trying to understand the complex interactions that substrates and inhibitors have with the efflux transporter P-glycoprotein has been the subject of various publications. In this work, we have confined our study to substrates by picking a diverse set of 129 compounds based on the efflux ratios from Caco-2 permeability measurements. These compounds were then(More)
The thiopyranopyridine moiety was synthesized as a new heterocyclic base to be inserted at the C-7 position of selected quinolone nuclei followed by a determination of antibacterial activity against strains of Staphylococcus aureus. Selected thiopyranopyridinylquinolones showed significant antimicrobial activity, including strains having mutations in gyrA(More)
The discovery that proinflammatory prostaglandins are produced by cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), an inducible isoform of the constitutive cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1), opened a new frontier in the treatment of inflammatory diseases, because the selective inhibition of COX-2 can lead to therapeutically effective compounds which do not have the common side effects of(More)
We report here a general method for the prediction of hERG potassium channel blockers using computational models generated from correlation analyses of a large dataset and pharmacophore-based GRIND descriptors. These 3D-QSAR models are compared favorably with other traditional and chemometric based HQSAR methods.
Antiviral quinolones are promising compounds in the search for new therapeutically effective agents for the treatment of AIDS. To rationalize the SAR for this new interesting class of anti-HIV derivatives, we performed a 3D-QSAR study on a library of 101 6-fluoro and 6-desfluoroquinolones, taken either from the literature or synthesized by us. The(More)
We report the synthesis and structure-activity relationship (SAR) of a large series of acridones and acridone-fragment derivatives designed on the basis of the selective antihepatitis C virus (HCV) activity shown by acridone 2, previously studied as a potential antibovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) compound. The evaluation of their ability to inhibit the(More)
A 6-aminoquinolone derivative, WM5, which bears a methyl substituent at the N-1 position and a 4-(2-pyridyl)-1-piperazine moiety at position 7 of the bicyclic quinolone ring system, was previously shown to exhibit potent activity against replication of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) in de novo-infected human lymphoblastoid cells (V. Cecchetti(More)
In this study we report the design, synthesis, and activity against bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) of a novel series of acridone derivatives. BVDV is responsible for major losses in cattle. The virus is also considered to be a valuable surrogate for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in antiviral drug studies. Some of the synthesized acridones elicited(More)
Overexpression of efflux pumps is an important mechanism by which bacteria evade effects of substrate antimicrobial agents and inhibition of such pumps is a promising strategy to circumvent this resistance mechanism. NorA is a Staphylococcus aureus multidrug efflux pump, the activity of which confers decreased susceptibility to many structurally unrelated(More)
A series of pyridobenzothiazine acid derivatives was synthesized and their in vitro antibacterial activity was evaluated. The 1,4-benzothiazine intermediates, which by Gould-Jacobs quinoline synthesis produced pyridobenzothiazine acids, were prepared by hydrolytic basic cleavage of substituted 2-aminobenzothiazoles and successive cyclocondensation with(More)