Kenya Nakata

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In a survey of nonpeptide noncovalent inhibitors of the human 20S proteasome, we found that a novel tamoxifen derivative, RID-F (compound 6), inhibits all three protease activities of the proteasome at submicromolar levels. Structure-activity relationship studies revealed that a RID-F analog (RID-F-S*4, compound 25) is the smallest derivative compound(More)
A variety of optically active 2-hydroxyalkanoates and the corresponding 2-acyloxyalkanoates are produced by the kinetic resolution of racemic 2-hydroxyalkanoates by using achiral 2,2-diarylacetic acid with hindered carboxylic anhydrides as the coupling reagents. The combined use of diphenylacetic acid, pivalic anhydride, and (+)-(R)-benzotetramisole(More)
  • Kenya Nakata
  • Yakugaku zasshi : Journal of the Pharmaceutical…
  • 2012
A novel and efficient method for preparing chiral 2-arylalkanoic acid derivatives, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, ketoprofen, fenoprofen, flurbiprofen, and naproxen, and their esters by asymmetric esterification is presented in this paper. A variety of optically active carboxylic esters are produced by the(More)
A variety of optically active carboxylic esters are produced by the kinetic resolution of racemic alpha-substituted carboxylic acids using achiral alcohols, aromatic or aliphatic carboxylic anhydrides, and chiral acyl-transfer catalysts. The combination of 4-methoxybenzoic anhydride (PMBA) or pivalic anhydride with the modified benzotetramisole-type(More)
Various carboxamides or peptides were synthesized from the corresponding carboxylic acids and amines or alpha-amino acids in high yields by the catalysis of 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine N-oxide (DMAPO) with 2-methyl-6-nitrobenzoic anhydride (MNBA). Because the segment-coupling reaction of alpha-amino acids proceeds through the effective activation of the(More)
Various optically active 2-hydroxy-γ-butyrolactone derivatives are produced via the kinetic resolution of racemic 2-hydroxy-γ-butyrolactones with diphenylacetic acid using pivalic anhydride and (R)-benzotetramisole ((R)-BTM), a chiral acyl-transfer catalyst. Importantly, the substrate scope of this novel protocol is fairly broad (12 examples, s-value; up to(More)
Two new synthetic pathways to the anti-cancer agent tamoxifen and its derivatives were developed. The first route involved the aldol reaction of benzyl phenyl ketone with acetaldehyde followed by Friedel-Crafts substitution with anisole in the presence of Cl(2)Si(OTf)(2) to produce 1,1,2-triaryl-3-acetoxybutane, a precursor of the tamoxifen derivatives. The(More)
Three new pseudo-symmetrical tamoxifen derivatives, RID-B (15), C (16), and D (17), were synthesized via the novel three-component coupling reaction, and the structure-activity relationships of the pseudo-symmetrical tamoxifen derivatives were examined. It was discovered that 15 strongly inhibits the viability of HL-60 human acute promyelocytic leukemia,(More)
Tamoxifen is an antagonist of estrogen receptor, which is used widely as an estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer drug that blocks growth signals and provokes apoptosis. However, recent studies have revealed that tamoxifen induces apoptosis even in estrogen receptor-negative cells. In the present study, we synthesized several tamoxifen derivatives to(More)
Four pseudo-symmetrical tamoxifen derivatives, RID-B (13), RID-C (14), RID-D (15), and bis(dimethylaminophenetole) (16), were synthesized via the novel three-component coupling reaction, and the structure-activity relationships of these pseudo-symmetrical tamoxifen derivatives were examined. It was discovered that 13 and 16 strongly inhibit the viability of(More)