Christian Mang

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Cyclooxygenase 2-selective inhibitors (coxibs) and nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with an increase in cardiovascular events. The current study was designed to test the effect of coxibs and nonselective NSAIDs on vascular superoxide and nitric oxide (NO) production. mRNA expression of endothelial NO synthase (eNOS)(More)
It has been demonstrated in various murine tumor models that radiolabeled RGD-peptides can be used for noninvasive determination of alphavbeta3 integrin expression. Introduction of sugar moieties improved the pharmacokinetic properties of these peptides and led to tracer with good tumor-to-background ratios. Here we describe the synthesis, radiolabeling,(More)
The avb3 integrin is an important cell adhesion receptor involved in tumor-induced angiogenesis and tumor metastasis. Here we describe the F-labeling of the RGD-containing glycopeptide cyclo(-Arg-Gly-Asp-DPhe-Lys(sugar amino acid)-) with 4-nitrophenyl 2-[F]fluoropropionate and the evaluation of this compound in vitro and in tumor mouse models. Binding(More)
Many cardiovascular diseases are associated with reduced levels of bioactive nitric oxide (NO) and an uncoupling of oxygen reduction from NO synthesis in endothelial NO synthase (eNOS uncoupling). In human endothelial EA.hy 926 cells, two small-molecular-weight compounds with related structures, 4-fluoro-N-indan-2-yl-benzamide (CAS no. 291756-32-6;(More)
The organic nitrate pentaerythritol tetranitrate is devoid of nitrate tolerance, which has been attributed to the induction of the antioxidant enzyme heme oxygenase (HO)-1. With the present study, we tested whether chronic treatment with pentaerythritol tetranitrate can improve angiotensin II-induced vascular oxidative stress and dysfunction. In contrast to(More)
Nitric oxide (NO) derived from endothelial NO synthase (eNOS) is a powerful vasodilator and possesses vasoprotective effects. Therefore, augmentation of eNOS expression and -activity by pharmacological means could provide protection against cardiovascular disease. However, this concept has been questioned recently, because in several disease models, eNOS(More)
The generation of a natural-product-based library starting from andrographolide is described. Utilizing andrographolide itself in parallel solution-phase synthesis leads to a 360-membered library. The initial transformation of the starting material via ozonolysis is followed by the conversion into a suitable template by introduction of a thiazole moiety.(More)
TNA (alpha-( l)-threofuranosyl-(3'-2') nucleic acid) is a nucleic acid in which the ribofuranose building block of the natural nucleic acid RNA is replaced by the tetrofuranose alpha-( l)-threose. This shortens the repetitive unit of the backbone by one bond as compared to the natural systems. Among the alternative nucleic acid structures studied so far in(More)
Natural-product-based drug discovery has encountered significant challenges during the past decade. In recent years the pharmaceutical industry has placed low emphasis on natural-product-based drug discovery efforts because of an increasing reliance on newer technologies, such as combinatorial synthesis and high-throughput screening, and their associated(More)