Kinfe Ken Redda

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In an effort to establish new benzimidazole related structural leads with improved anticancer activity, several new benzimidazole derivatives (5a-i) with 1,3,4-oxadiazole scaffold incorporated were synthesized and studied for their anticancer activity. The anticancer screening against MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines showed that compound (5c) exhibited(More)
Tetrahydropyridine (THP) moiety is a part of many biologically active systems. The discovery of the neurotoxic properties of 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) as well as numerous alkaloids, prompted extensive research on the synthesis and pharmacological properties of these compounds. The goal was extending the database for(More)
Flavonoids and chalcones are natural plant derived compounds with inherent therapeutic value for a range of human pathologies. In this study, a series of 24 substituted chalcones and flavones were synthesized and subsequently screened for anti-inflammatory effects on lipopolysaccharide (1 µg/ml)-activated BV-2 microglial cells by assessing initial(More)
There has been great interest in reactive nitrogen intermediates and nitric oxide production in macrophages, particularly because of their contributory role in several pathophysiological conditions during acute and chronic inflammation. Several N-(substituted benzoylamino)-4-ethyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridines were previously synthesized as potential(More)
The antiproliferative activities of new substituted tetrahydroisoquinolines (THIQs) are described. Their cytotoxicities against Ishikawa human endometrial cell line were determined after 72 h drug expose employing Celtiter-Glo assay at concentrations ranging from 0.01 to 100,000 nM. The antiproliferative activities of the compounds understudy were compared(More)
Three novel aza-crown ether derivatives incorporating 4-amino-7-nitrobenzaoxa-1,3-diazole (NBD) chromophore were synthesized and their structure confirmed by (1)H-NMR, IR and elemental analysis. The influence of the solvent polarity and protonation on the photophysical properties of NBD-15-crown-5 was studied by UV/Vis and fluorescence methods. The(More)
Synthesis of a series of 2-substituted benzimidazoles was carried out for screening anti-inflammatory activities. 2-(N-benzylpyrrolyl)-benzimidazoles 9a-k were synthesized from N-benzyl-2-pyrrole carboxylic acids 8a-d and 4-substituted-1,2-phenylenediamines by cyclocondensation utilizing polyphosphoric acid (PPA) as condensing agent. The N-benzyl-2-pyrrole(More)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) occurs at greater frequency amongst African-Americans, being characterized by the absence of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and human epidermal receptor 2 (HER2). TNBC is often invasive and typically treated with cytostatic agents such as taxanes in combination with anthracyclines or platinum-based(More)
The pharmacological activities of tetrahydropyridine (THP) derivatives are dependent on the substituent ring moiety. In this study, we investigate the anti-inflammatory activities of 12 newly synthesized substituted N-[3-(1H-pyrrol-1-yl)methyl]-1,2,5,6-tetrahydrobenzamide/benzene sulfonamides (9a-l) in murine BV-2 microglial cells. All compounds were(More)