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Celecoxib, a cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, has been shown to inhibit Akt and prevent cardiac remodeling in aortic banding-induced failing heart in mice. However, it may be difficult to use celecoxib for the treatment of heart failure because of thromboembolic adverse reactions. Since 2,5-dimethyl (DM)-celecoxib, a(More)
We reported that differentiation-inducing factor-1 (DIF-1), synthesized by Dictyostelium discoideum, inhibited proliferation of various tumor cell lines in vitro by suppressing the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. However, it remained unexplored whether DIF-1 also inhibits tumor growth in vivo. In the present study, therefore, we examined in-vivo effects of(More)
Differentiation-inducing factor-1 (DIF-1) produced by Dictyostelium discoideum strongly inhibits the proliferation of various types of cancer cells by suppression of the Wnt/β-catenin signal transduction pathway. In the present study, we examined the effect of differentiation-inducing factor-3 (DIF-3), a monochlorinated metabolite of DIF-1 that is also(More)
Intermolecular reactions of planar chiral 9-membered diallylic amides provide a variety of bicyclic compounds with central chiralities in a stereospecific fashion with high group selectivity. Lewis-acid-promoted intramolecular reactions of the obtained bicyclic compounds provide transannular products in a stereospecific fashion. Furthermore, a direct(More)
3-Triflyloxybenzyne was generated via an iodine-magnesium exchange reaction of 1,3-bis(triflyloxy)-2-iodobenzene using the trimethylsilylmethyl Grignard reagent. Various arynophiles and nucleophiles reacted regioselectively with 3-triflyoxybenzyne to afford cycloadducts and unique aryl triflones, which were provided via thia-Fries rearrangement.
We previously reported that celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, strongly inhibited human colon cancer cell proliferation by suppressing the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. 2,5-Dimethylcelecoxib (DM-celecoxib), a celecoxib analog that does not inhibit COX-2, has also been reported to have an antitumor effect. In the present study, we elucidated whether(More)
A novel nucleophilic substitution reaction at the nitrogen of arylsulfonamides by means of phosphide anions has been described. This reaction allows for the efficient transformation of arylsulfonamides into synthetically valuable phosphamides, amines, and a variety of protected amines.
An enantioselective nucleophilic substitution reaction of achiral dialkoxysilane has been developed. The reaction proceeds with efficient stereocontrol on the silicon chirality center to give the enantioenriched silyl ether, which can be converted to the silanol without loss of enantiopurity. We have analyzed the steric course of the reaction by using DFT(More)