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Canonical Wnt/beta-catenin signaling has central roles in development and diseases, and is initiated by the action of the frizzled (Fz) receptor, its coreceptor LDL receptor-related protein 6 (Lrp6), and the cytoplasmic dishevelled (Dvl) protein. The functional relationships among Fz, Lrp6 and Dvl have long been enigmatic. We demonstrated previously that… (More)
Suppression of oncogenic Wnt-mediated signaling holds promise as an anti-cancer therapeutic strategy. We previously reported a novel class of small molecules (IWR-1/2, inhibitors of Wnt response) that antagonize Wnt signaling by stabilizing the Axin destruction complex. Herein, we present the results of structure-activity relationship studies of these… (More)
A novel procedure for the NiCl(2)(DME)/dppp/Zn system catalyzed intermolecular insertion of aryl iodides to nitriles was developed, which afforded variously substituted arylketone derivatives in moderate to good yields with tolerance of a wide variety of functional groups.
An efficient and novel procedure for a copper catalyzed domino coupling reaction has been developed, which afforded various oxindoles in good to excellent yields with tolerance of various substituents. In addition, this method could be applied to synthesize horsfiline and coerulescine in few steps with high total yields.
o-Dihaloarenes acting as aryne precursors react with acetylenes and nitriles catalyzed by the NiBr(2)(dppe)/dppe/Zn system to give substituted naphthalene, phenanthridine or triphenylene derivatives depending on the reaction conditions in moderate to excellent yields with good tolerance of functional groups.
Substituted imide and amide derivatives were conveniently prepared from the reaction of isocyanates with o-iodobenzoates and haloarenes catalyzed by the NiBr2(dppe)/dppe/Zn system in moderate to good yields with excellent tolerance of functional groups.
The NiBr2(dppe)-Zn system effectively catalyzes the [2 + 2 + 2] cocyclotrimerization of arynes with diynes, leading to substituted naphthalene derivatives in moderate to good yields. This cocyclotrimerization reaction shows excellent tolerance of functional groups and leads to products of 5- to 7-membered fused-ring sizes.
Chiral rhodium catalysts comprising 2,5-diaryl- substituted bicyclo[2.2.1]diene ligands L1-L10 were utilized in the enantioselective 1,4-addition reaction of arylboronic acids to N-substituted maleimides. In the presence of 2.5 mol % of Rh(I) /L2, enantioenriched conjugate addition adducts were isolated in 72-99 % yields with 86-98 % ee. This protocol… (More)
Background: The diagnosis of cancer in most cases depends on a complex combination of clinical and histopathological data. Because of this complexity, there exists a significant amount of interest among clinical professionals and researchers regarding the efficient and accurate prediction of breast cancers. Results: In this paper, we develop a breast cancer… (More)
A novel procedure for hydride-induced anionic cyclization has been developed. It includes the reduction of a biaryl bromo-nitrile with a nucleophilic aromatic substitution (S(N)Ar). A range of polysubstituted 6-H-phenanthridines were so obtained in moderate to good yield with good substrate tolerance. This method involves a concise transition-metal-free… (More)