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BACKGROUND Biotransformation of organic compounds by using microbial whole cells provides an efficient approach to obtain novel analogues which are often difficult to synthesize chemically. In this manuscript, we report for the first time the microbial transformation of a synthetic anabolic steroidal drug, oxymetholone, by fungal cell cultures. RESULTS(More)
Fermentation of mesterolone (1) with Cunninghamella blakesleeana yielded four new metabolites, 1α-methyl-1β,11β,17β-trihydroxy-5α-androstan-3-one (2), 1α-methyl-7α,11β,17β-trihydroxy-5α-androstan-3-one (3), 1α-methyl-1β,6α,17β-trihydroxy-5α-androstan-3-one (4) and 1α-methyl-1β,11α,17β-trihydroxy-5α-androstan-3-one (5), along with three known metabolites,(More)
Phytochemical investigation on Cocculus pendulus (J. R. & G. FORST.) resulted in the isolation of two new and three known bisbenzylisoquinoline alkaloids. The structures of the new alkaloids, kurramine-2'-beta-N-oxide (1) and kurramine-2'-alpha-N-oxide (2), were elucidated with the help of spectroscopic techniques. The cholinesterase inhibitory activities(More)
In an effort to design and synthesize a new class of α-glucosidase inhibitor, we synthesized benzothiazole hybrid having benzohydrazide moiety (5). Compound 5 was reacted with various substituted aryl aldehyde to generate a small library of compounds 6-35. Synthesis of compounds was confirmed by the spectral information. These compounds were screened for(More)
Therapeutic potential of nandrolone and its derivatives against leishmaniasis has been studied. A number of derivatives of nandrolone (1) were synthesized through biotransformation. Microbial transformation of nandrolone (1) with Cunninghamella echinulata and Cunninghamella blakesleeana yielded three new metabolites,(More)
Inhibition of α-glucosidase enzyme activity is a reliable approach towards controlling post-prandial hyperglycemia associated risk factors. During the current study, a series of dihydropyrano[2,3-c] pyrazoles (1-35) were synthesized and evaluated for their α-glucosidase inhibitory activity. Compounds 1, 4, 22, 30, and 33 were found to be the potent(More)
Biotransformation of melengestrol acetate (MGA, 17α-acetoxy-6-methyl-16-methylenepregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione) (1) was investigated for the first time by using fungal cultures. Incubation of compound 1 with Cunninghamella blakesleeana yielded a new major metabolite, 17α-acetoxy-11β-hydroxy-6-methyl-16-methylenepregna-4,6-diene-3,20-dione (2). The metabolite(More)
2-Indolcarbohydrazones 1-28 were synthesized and evaluated for their α-glucosidase inhibitory potential. A varying degree of inhibitory potential with IC50 values in the range of 2.3±0.11-226.4±6.8μM was observed while comparing these outcomes with the standard acarbose (IC50=906.0±6.3μM). The stereochemistry of ten (10) randomly selected compounds (1, 3,(More)
The solution structure of the hypothetical phage-related protein NP_888769.1 from the Gram-negative bacterium Bordetella bronchoseptica contains a well-structured core comprising a five-stranded, antiparallel β-sheet packed on one side against two α-helices and a short β-hairpin with three flexibly disordered loops extending from the central β-sheet. A(More)