Goverdhan Reddy

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This report describes the preparation of polyacrylate nanoparticles in which an N-thiolated beta-lactam antibiotic is covalently conjugated onto the polymer framework. These nanoparticles are formed in water by emulsion polymerization of an acrylated antibiotic pre-dissolved in a liquid acrylate monomer (or mixture of co-monomers) in the presence of sodium(More)
This report describes the preparation of antibacterially active emulsified polyacrylate nanoparticles in which a penicillin antibiotic is covalently conjugated onto the polymeric framework. These nanoparticles were prepared in water by emulsion polymerization of an acrylated penicillin analogue pre-dissolved in a 7:3 (w:w) mixture of butyl acrylate and(More)
Pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepines (PBDs) are naturally occurring compounds isolated from various Streptomyces species. The PBDs exert their biological activity through covalent binding and exhibit cytotoxicity. Extensive studies have been carried out on the synthetic strategies of PBDs, and a sound understanding of structure activity relationships within(More)
The facile synthesis of C-8 linked pyrrolobenzodiazepine-naphthalimide hybrid analogues is described. The compounds are prepared with varying degrees of linker length in order to probe the structural requirements for optimal in vitro anti-tumour activity. Some of these new hybrid compounds showed higher cytotoxic activity than the existing natural and(More)
A study on the structure-activity profiles of N-thiolated beta-lactams 1 is reported which demonstrates the importance of the N-organothio moiety on antibacterial activity. Our results indicate that elongation of the N-alkylthio residue beyond two carbons, or extensive branching within the organothio substituent, diminishes antibacterial effects. Of the(More)
As part of a project that aims at screening TNA-related oligonucleotide systems in which threose backbone units may have some or all of their oxygen functions replaced by nitrogen, two TNA analogs containing (2'NH)- and (3'NH)-phosphoramidate groups, respectively, in place of phosphodiester groups were synthesized. They show base-pairing properties that are(More)
The development of novel anti-cancer drugs that induce apoptosis has long been a focus of drug discovery. Beta-lactam antibiotics have been used for over 60 years to fight bacterial infectious diseases with little or no side effects observed. Recently a new class of N-methylthiolated beta-lactams has been discovered that have potent activity against(More)
This report describes the evaluation of N-thiolated beta-lactam antibiotics as potential anti-Bacillus agents. N-Thiolated beta-lactams are a new family of antibacterials that previously have been found to selectively inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus bacteria over many other genera of microbes. From the data presented herein, these lactams similarly(More)
N-Thiolated beta-lactams are a new family of antibacterials that inhibit the growth of Staphylococcus bacteria. Unlike other beta-lactam drugs, these compounds retain their full antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains and operate through a different mode of action. The structural features, which give these(More)
A versatile combinatorial approach was developed and utilized for the rapid synthesis of pyrrolo[2,1-c]-[1,4]benzodiazepine-5,11-dione (PBD-5,11-dione) libraries 10, 15, and 19 containing 210 compounds with varied substitutions in A, B, and C rings. The key aspect of the synthetic strategy includes Staudinger, intermolecular aza-Wittig reaction followed by(More)