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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.
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)
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)
Four novel inhibitors of the NorA efflux pump of Staphylococcus aureus, discovered through a virtual screening process, are reported. The four compounds belong to different chemical classes and were tested for their in vitro ability to block the efflux of a well-known NorA substrate, as well as for their ability to potentiate the effect of ciprofloxacin(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)
Two novel 6-desfluoroquinolone derivatives, HM-12 and HM-13, were evaluated for anti-human immunodeficiency virus (anti-HIV) activity in acutely, chronically, and latently HIV type 1 (HIV-1)-infected cell cultures and were found to behave as potent HIV-1 transcription inhibitors. In order to extend this result in vivo, we developed an artificial hu-SCID(More)