Kamal Tiwari

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The P2Y1 receptor is present in the heart, in skeletal and various smooth muscles, and in platelets, where its activation is linked to aggregation. Adenosine 3',5'- and 2',5'-bisphosphates have been identified as selective antagonists at the P2Y1 receptor (Boyer et al. Mol. Pharmacol. 1996, 50, 1323-1329) and have been modified structurally to increase(More)
The binding affinities at rat A1, A2a, and A3 adenosine receptors of a wide range of derivatives of adenosine have been determined. Sites of modification include the purine moiety (1-, 3-, and 7-deaza; halo, alkyne, and amino substitutions at the 2- and 8-positions; and N6-CH2-ring, -hydrazino, and -hydroxylamino) and the ribose moiety (2'-, 3'-, and(More)
Lot of research has gone into understanding the composition and nature of proteins, still many things remain to be understood satisfactorily. It is now generally believed that amino acid sequences of proteins are not random, and thus the patterns of amino acids that we observe in the protein sequences are also non-random. In this study, we have attempted to(More)
In this paper, we describe a cost-effective Multiple-Camera Vision system using low cost simple FireWire web cameras. The FireWire cameras, like other FireWire devices operate on the high speed FireWire bus. Current supported bandwidth is 400 Mbps. Right from its introduction, the FireWire (synonymously known as IEEE 1394) bus interface specification has(More)
PURPOSE Combination treatment with radiotherapy and chemotherapy has emerged as the dominant form of cancer adjuvant regimens in recent years. Clofarabine, a newly approved drug for pediatric leukemia, is a second-generation purine nucleoside analogue that can block DNA synthesis and inhibit DNA repair. Therefore, we hypothesized that clofarabine could work(More)
A series of 4'-thionucleosides were synthesized and evaluated for activities against orthopoxviruses and herpesviruses. We reported previously that one analog, 5-iodo-4'-thio-2'-deoxyuridine (4'-thioIDU), exhibits good activity both in vitro and in vivo against two orthopoxviruses. This compound also has good activity in cell culture against many of the(More)
As part of a program to identify new compounds that have activity against orthopoxviruses, a number of 4'-thionucleosides were synthesized and evaluated for their efficacies against vaccinia and cowpox viruses. Seven compounds that were active at about 1 microM against both viruses in human cells but that did not have significant toxicity were identified.(More)
PURPOSE Currently approved DNA hypomethylating nucleosides elicit their effects in part by depleting DNA methyltransferase I (DNMT1). However, their low response rates and adverse effects continue to drive the discovery of newer DNMT1 depleting agents. Herein, we identified two novel 2'-deoxycytidine (dCyd) analogs, 4'-thio-2'-deoxycytidine (T-dCyd) and(More)
Because of the excellent in vivo activity of 4'-thio-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine (T-araC) against a variety of human solid tumors, we have studied its metabolism in CEM cells to determine how the biochemical pharmacology of this compound differs from that of beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine (araC). Although there were many quantitative differences in the(More)
As part of an ongoing program to develop novel antitumor agents over the years, we have synthesized and evaluated a number of 4'-C-substituted nucleosides. A few years ago, we reported the first synthesis of 4'-C-hydroxymethyl-2'-fluoro arabino nucleosides, which did not exhibit any cytotoxicity. In our exploration of related compounds, we synthesized and(More)