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In this study we report that, imidazole derivatives can induce apoptosis in Ehrlich ascites tumor (EAT) cells, which is clearly evident from annexin-V staining, flow cytometric analysis of cell cycle phase distribution and DNA fragmentation. Delineating further into molecular mechanisms leading to apoptosis of EAT cells, we observed that imidazole(More)
Chondroitin sulfate K (CS-K) from king crab cartilage rich in rare 3-O-sulfated glucuronic acid (GlcUA(3S)) displayed neuritogenic activity and affinity toward various growth factors like CS-E from squid cartilage. CS-K-mediated neuritogenesis of mouse hippocampal neurons in culture was abolished by digestion with chondroitinase (CSase) ABC, indicating the(More)
A new series of N-substituted 2-butyl-5-chloro-3H-imidazole-4-carbaldehyde derivatives were synthesized by using the different bioactive heteroaralkyl halides with 2-butyl-4-chloro-1H-imidazole-5-carbaldehyde in presence of powdered potassium carbonate in DMF medium. These compounds were screened for their antitumor activity. Our results show that treatment(More)
A novel synthetic method was developed for the synthesis of venlafaxine using inexpensive reagents. An improvement in the method, in the yield was achieved for the conversion of the venlafaxine. This is an improved version, simple and efficient method for the large-scale synthesis of venlafaxine.
BACKGROUND MMP-13, a zinc dependent protease which catalyses the cleavage of type II collagen, is expressed in osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, but not in normal adult tissues. Therefore, the protease has been intensively studied as a target for the inhibition of progression of OA and RA. Recent reports suggest that selective(More)
Cell surface heparan sulfate plays a critical role in regulating the metastatic behavior of tumor cells, whereas the role of chondroitin sulfate/dermatan sulfate (CS/DS) has been little understood in this context. Here, we characterized CS/DS chains from the murine osteosarcoma cell line LM8G7, which forms tumor nodules in liver. Structural analysis of the(More)
BACKGROUND Dibenzoazepine (DB) derivatives are important and valuable compounds in medicinal chemistry. The synthesis and chemotherapeutic properties of naturally occurring DBs and different heterocyclic moiety tethered DBs are reported. Herein, we report the DB-fused hybrid structure that containing isoxazolines (DBIs) and their anti-cancer activity, which(More)
Thrombocytopenia in methotrexate (MTX)-treated cancer and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients connotes the interference of MTX with platelets. Hence, it seemed appealing to appraise the effect of MTX on platelets. Thereby, the mechanism of action of MTX on platelets was dissected. MTX (10 μM) induced activation of pro-apoptotic proteins Bid, Bax and Bad(More)
Platelets, once considered mediators of hemostasis and thrombosis, are now known to be involved in wound healing, inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, arthritis, and cancer. Recent reports attest that platelets possess the cellular machinery to undergo apoptosis and that platelet apoptosis can be triggered by myriad stimuli including chemical(More)
Cancer is a leading cause of death in developed countries and second cause in developing countries. Herein we are reporting the synthesis of novel bisbenzimidazole derivatives and their anticancer properties. Among the newly synthesized bisbenzimidazoles, 3-(4-flurophenylsulfonyl)-1,7-dimethyl-2-propyl-1H,3H-2,5-bibenzo[d]imidazole (FDPB) presented as a(More)