Jinhong Ren

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Zika flavivirus infection during pregnancy appears to produce higher risk of microcephaly, and also causes multiple neurological problems such as Guillain-Barré syndrome. The Zika virus is now widespread in Central and South America, and is anticipated to become an increasing risk in the southern United States. With continuing global travel and the spread(More)
Previous studies indicated that (+)-13a-(S)-deoxytylophorinine (1) showed profound anti-cancer activities both in vitro and in vivo and could penetrate the blood brain barrier to distribute well in brain tissues. CNS toxicity, one of the main factors to hinder the development of phenanthroindolizidines, was not obviously found in 1. Based on its fascinating(More)
To investigate the effects of configuration on bioactivity, spirooliganones A and B and their six diastereoisomers (1-8) were synthesized in 11 steps. The key benzopyran core was assembled by intermolecular [4 + 2] hetero-Diels-Alder cycloaddition between (-)-sabinene and o-quinone methide, which was generated from the corresponding o-hydroxybenzyl alcohol.(More)
To develop new CYP26A1 inhibitors, a three-cycle virtual screening was carried out based on the constructed homology model of human CYP26A1 using Dock, Fred, Gold and AutoDock. Twenty-two compounds exhibited high scores and reasonable binding modes in molecular docking were purchased from Specs Company. Eighteen compounds were tested their abilities to(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to evaluate the genetic variation of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) in the development of gliomas among Chinese individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with a confirmed diagnosis of glioma and healthy individuals with no clinical symptoms of glioma were enrolled at Liaocheng People's Hospital, China. Genetic polymorphisms(More)
S. aureus and A. baumannii are among the ESKAPE pathogens that are increasingly difficult to treat due to the rise in the number of drug resistant strains. Novel therapeutics targeting these pathogens are much needed. The bacterial enoyl reductase (FabI) is as potentially significant drug target for developing pathogen-specific antibiotics due to the(More)
(+)-Strebloside, a cardiac glycoside isolated from the stem bark of Streblus asper collected in Vietnam, has shown some potential for further investigation as an antineoplastic agent. A mechanistic study using an in vitro assay and molecular docking analysis indicated that (+)-strebloside binds and inhibits Na+/K+-ATPase in a similar manner to digitoxin.(More)
Novel glycyrrhizin (GL) derivatives were designed and synthesized by introducing various amine or amino acid residues into the carbohydrate chain and at C-30. Their inhibitory effects on high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) were evaluated using a cell-based lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) release study. Compounds 10, 12, 18-20,(More)
  • Dongmei Zhao, Bin Sun, +5 authors Mao-Sheng Cheng
  • Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry
  • 2015
All-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), the biologically active metabolite of vitamin A, is used medicinally for the treatment of hyperproliferative diseases and cancers. However, it is easily metabolized. In this study, the leading compound S8 was found based on virtual screening. To improve the activity of the leading compound S8, a series of novel S8 derivatives(More)
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