Dmitry V Kuklev

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Dopamine, histamine, serotonin, and serotonin analogs were acylated with arachidonic and eicosapentaenoic acids, and the reaction products were named as artificially functionalized fatty acids (AFFA). The amides of arachidonic acid with serotonin, dopamine, and histamine were found to inhibit human platelet aggregation induced by ADP, arachidonic acid and(More)
Prostaglandin endoperoxide H synthases (PGHSs) 1 and 2, also known as cyclooxygenases (COXs), catalyze the oxygenation of arachidonic acid (AA) in the committed step in prostaglandin (PG) biosynthesis. PGHSs are homodimers that display half of sites COX activity with AA; thus, PGHSs function as conformational heterodimers. Here we show that, during(More)
New amides of different fatty acids from the C18, C20, and C22 series with dopamine were synthesized. Pharmacological characterization in binding assays with rat brain membrane preparations and in the 'tetrad' of cannabinoid behavioral tests showed that, for these compounds, cannabinoid-like activity was dependent on the fatty acid moiety. Our data(More)
This article focuses on anticancer, and other biological activities of acetylenic metabolites obtained from plants and fungi. Acetylenic compounds belong to a class of molecules containing triple bond(s). Naturally occurring acetylenics are of particular interest since many of them display important biological activities and possess antitumor,(More)
Despite the considerable beneficial effects of n-3 and n-6 very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (VLC-PUFAs), very little is known about the factors that regulate their uptake and intracellular distribution in living cells. This issue was addressed in cells expressing liver-type fatty acid-binding protein (L-FABP) by real time multiphoton laser(More)
A convenient, mild, reliable method has been developed for preparing oxazolines of fatty acids and for using these derivatives to determine double bond locations in long-chain polyunsaturated and polyconjugated fatty acids. Fatty acyl mixed anhydrides are prepared using isobutylchloroformate and then converted to their ethanolamides by treatment with(More)
A simple and reliable method for synthesizing four isomers of parinaric acid from alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in high yields is described. The methylene-interrupted, cis triene system (1,4,7-octatriene) of ALA and common to other naturally occurring polyunsaturated fatty acids was transformed to a conjugated tetraene system (1,3,5,7-octatetraene). The(More)
Recombinant human prostaglandin endoperoxide H synthase-1 (huPGHS-1) was characterized. huPGHS-1 has a single high-affinity heme binding site per dimer and exhibits maximal cyclooxygenase (COX) activity with one heme per dimer. Thus, huPGHS-1 functions as a conformational heterodimer having a catalytic monomer (E(cat)) with a bound heme and an allosteric(More)
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) has been linked to a higher risk of colorectal cancer. PGE2 in colon tissue can be reduced by increasing dietary eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). The dose-dependent relationships between dietary EPA, serum EPA:arachidonate (AA) ratio, urinary PGE2 metabolites, and colonic eicosanoids were evaluated to develop biomarkers for prediction of(More)
Three fatty acids were synthesized from commercially available alpha-linolenic, stearidonic and eicosapentaenoic acids by C2-elongation using a four step preparative technique. The parent fatty acid methyl esters were reduced to alcohols with LiAlH(4), converted to bromides by treatment with triphenylphosphine dibromide, coupled with a lithiated(More)