Georgiana Surpateanu

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Hydroxyapatite (HAP), a highly specific component of bone tissue, is the main target in order to impart osteotropicity. Bone targeted nanoparticles can increase the strength of the interaction with HAP through multivalency and thus constitute a valuable strategy in the therapeutics of skeletal diseases. PBLG10k-b-PEG6k-alendronate nanoparticles (~ 75 nm)(More)
Exposure to urban airborne particulate matter (PM) has been associated with adverse health effects. The majority of research articles published on air pollution PM relate to PM10. However, increasing emphasis and stringent regulations have been placed on PM2.5. The mechanisms for PM-induced adverse health effects are not well understood, but inflammation(More)
A set of small nonpeptidic diaryl phosphonate inhibitors was prepared. Some of these inhibitors show potent and highly selective irreversible uPA inhibition. The biochemical and modeling data prove that the combination of a benzylguanidine moiety with a diaryl phosphonate ester results in optimized molecules for derivatizing the serine alcohol in the uPA(More)
The influence of the P1 amino acid on the substrate selectivity, the catalytic parameters K(m) and k(cat), of carboxypeptidase M (CPM) (E.C. 3.4.17.12) was systematically studied using a series of benzoyl-Xaa-Arg substrates. CPM had the highest catalytic efficiency (k(cat)/K(m)) for substrates with Met, Ala and aromatic amino acids in the penultimate(More)
The screening of the ICSN chemical library on various disease-relevant protein kinases led to the identification of natural flavonoidal alkaloids of unknown configuration as potent inhibitors of the CDK1 and CDK5 kinases. We thus developed an efficient and modular synthetic strategy for their preparation and that of analogues in order to determine the(More)
Nucleoside hydrolase (NH) is a key enzyme in the purine salvage pathway. The purine specificity of the IAG-NH from Trypanosoma vivax is at least in part due to cation-pi-stacking interactions. Guanidinium ions can be involved in cation-pi-stacking interactions, therefore a series of guanidino-alkyl-ribitol derivatives were synthesized in order to examine(More)
A key enzyme within the purine salvage pathway of parasites, nucleoside hydrolase, is proposed as a good target for new antiparasitic drugs. We have developed N-arylmethyl-iminoribitol derivatives as a novel class of inhibitors against a purine specific nucleoside hydrolase from Trypanosoma vivax. Several of our inhibitors exhibited low nanomolar activity,(More)
A range of novel 1,2,3-triazolylalkylribitol derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as nucleoside hydrolase inhibitors. The most active compound (11a) has low micromolar potency and is structurally diverse from previously reported nucleoside hydrolase inhibitors, which, along with the simplicity of the chemistry involved in its synthesis, makes it a(More)
This paper describes the structure-activity relationship in a series of tripeptidyl diphenyl phosphonate irreversible urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA) inhibitors, originally derived from an arginyltripeptide. uPA is considered an interesting target in anticancer drug design. The selectivity of these inhibitors for uPA is enhanced by the optimization of(More)
In this study, we have "blindly" assessed the ability of several combinations of docking software and scoring functions to predict the binding of a fragment-like library of bovine trypsine inhibitors. The most suitable protocols (involving Gold software and GoldScore scoring function, with or without rescoring) were selected for this purpose using a(More)
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