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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Leukotrienes (LTs) are inflammatory mediators produced via the 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) pathway and are linked to diverse disorders, including asthma, allergic rhinitis and cardiovascular diseases. We recently identified the benzimidazole derivative BRP-7 as chemotype for anti-LT agents by virtual screening targeting 5-LOX-activating(More)
INTRODUCTION LTA(4)H is a bifunctional enzyme with hydrolase and aminopeptidase activities. The hydrolase function of this enzyme specifically catalyzes the rate-limiting step in the conversion of LTA(4) to LTB(4), one of the most potent chemoattractant and activator of neutrophils. The wealth of in vitro and in vivo data favors in support of LTA(4)H as an(More)
We synthesized a series of novel amide derivatives of 5-(p-tolyl)-1-(quinolin-2-yl)pyrazole-3-carboxylic acid and assessed their antiproliferative activities against three human cancer cell lines (Huh7, human liver; MCF7, breast and HCT116, colon carcinoma cell lines) with the sulforhodamine B assay. Compound 4j with 2-chloro-4-pyridinyl group in the amide(More)
We recently presented that compounds 4a-b moderately inhibited leukotriene (LT) formation in human neutrophils. For structural derivatization of 4a-b, novel thirty-six title compounds were synthesized and led to more potent inhibition of LT biosynthesis in activated human neutrophils exemplified by compounds 15, 27-30, 32-37, 41, 42 with IC(50) values in(More)
Pharmacological intervention with 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) pathway leading to suppression of leukotriene (LT) biosynthesis is a clinically validated strategy for treatment of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases such as asthma and atherosclerosis. Here we describe the synthesis of a series of C(5)-substituted analogues of the previously described(More)
In this article, we synthesized a series of novel 1-benzyl-5(3)-p-tolyl-1H-pyrazole-3(5)-carboxylic acid derivatives and characterized by IR, 1H NMR, and mass spectroscopy. Compounds were evaluated for their in vivo analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity using the p-benzoquinone-induced writhing test and the carrageenan-induced paw edema model,(More)
Antiplatelet drugs are promising therapeutics to intervene with platelet aggregation in arterial thrombosis, most prominently in myocardial infarction and ischemic stroke. Here, we describe the synthesis and structure-activity relationships of potent inhibitors of platelet aggregation based on the 1,5-diarylpyrazol-3-carboxamide scaffold. Analogs from this(More)
OBJECTIVES Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant is a life-saving treatment, but donor numbers in Turkey do not meet the increasing demand for this procedure. Here, our objectives were (1) to assess the frequency of HLA-matched related donors in the Turkish population and (2) to identify the HLA antigens and haplotypes that are most frequent in(More)
Leukotrienes are proinflammatory lipid mediators associated with diverse chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma, COPD, IBD, arthritis, atherosclerosis, dermatitis and cancer. Cellular leukotrienes are produced from arachidonic acid via the 5-lipoxygenase pathway in which the 5-lipoxygenase activating protein, also named as FLAP, plays a critical role(More)
The pro-inflammatory leukotrienes (LTs) are formed from arachidonic acid (AA) in activated leukocytes, where 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) translocates to the nuclear envelope to assemble a functional complex with the integral nuclear membrane protein 5-LO-activating protein (FLAP). FLAP, a MAPEG family member, facilitates AA transfer to 5-LO for efficient(More)