Barbara Malawska

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is considered to be the most common cause of dementia and is an incurable, progressive neurodegenerative disorder. Current treatment of the disease, essentially symptomatic, is based on three cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine, affecting the glutamatergic system. Since 2003, no new drugs have been approved for treatment of AD.(More)
The search for antiepileptic compounds with more selective activity and lower toxicity continues to be an area of intensive investigation in medicinal chemistry. This review describes new anticonvulsant agents representing various structures for which the precise mechanism of action is still not known. Many of the compounds presented in this review have(More)
Among the various drug discovery methods, a very promising modern approach consists in designing multi-target-directed ligands (MTDLs). This methodology has been specifically developed for treatment of disorders with complex pathological mechanisms. One such disorder is Alzheimer's disease (AD), currently the most common multifactorial neurodegenerative(More)
Chirality is a fundamental property of biological systems and reflects the underlying asymmetry of matter. Interactions of drugs with receptors, enzymes or binding sites have long been known to be stereoselective, and it is increasingly recognized that both pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic events contribute to the overall clinically observed(More)
Cholinesterases are important biological targets responsible for regulation of cholinergic transmission, and their inhibitors are used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. To design new cholinesterase inhibitors, of different structure-based design strategies was followed, including the modification of compounds from a previously developed library and(More)
Previously, omega-guanidino- and omega-aminoalkanamides, structurally derived from arpromidine-like histamine H2 receptor agonists, were reported as novel neuropeptide Y Y1 antagonists. Regardless of the backbone, they resemble BIBP 3226, an argininamide with high NPY Y1 receptor affinity and selectivity, with respect to nature and arrangement of the(More)
A series of novel N-benzyl substituted amides of 1H-indole-5-carboxylic acid were synthesized and evaluated for their ability to inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE). The target compounds (6b-6e) displayed moderate potency to inhibit BuChE. One of the compounds tested, i.e., 1-benzylpiperidine amide of 1H-indole-5-carboxylic(More)
BACKGROUND Epilepsy is a neurological disorder with a worldwide prevalence estimated to be 0.5-1.0% of the population. Many potent antiepileptic drugs (AED) have been used for treatment but still about 30% of patients are resistant to current AEDs. Some AEDs are also used for the treatment of neuropathic pain. OBJECTIVE The aim of this report is to(More)
BACKGROUND Anticancer drugs - oxaliplatin (OXPT) and paclitaxel (PACLI) cause painful peripheral neuropathy activating Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels. Here we investigated the influence of 3-[4-(3-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-piperazin-1-yl]-dihydrofuran-2-one (LPP1) and pregabalin on nociceptive thresholds in neuropathic pain models elicited by(More)
A series of 1-substituted pyrrolidin-2-one and pyrrolidine derivatives were synthesised and tested for electrocardiographic, antiarrhythmic, and antihypertensive activity as well as for alpha(1)- and alpha(2)-adrenoceptors binding affinities. Among the newly synthesised derivatives several compounds with 3-(4-arylpiperazin-1-yl)propyl moiety displayed(More)