Lakshman Samala

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The discovery of a novel class of peripheral tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) inhibitors is described. This class of TPH inhibitors exhibits excellent potency in in vitro biochemical and cell-based assays, and it selectively reduces serotonin levels in the murine intestine after oral administration without affecting levels in the brain. These TPH1 inhibitors(More)
Tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) is a key enzyme in the synthesis of serotonin. As a neurotransmitter, serotonin plays important physiological roles both peripherally and centrally. Here we describe the discovery of substituted triazines as a novel class of tryptophan hydroxylase inhibitors. This class of TPH inhibitors can selectively reduce serotonin levels(More)
The structure of LX7101, a dual LIM-kinase and ROCK inhibitor for the treatment of ocular hypertension and associated glaucoma, is disclosed. Previously reported LIM kinase inhibitors suffered from poor aqueous stability due to solvolysis of the central urea. Replacement of the urea with a hindered amide resulted in aqueous stable compounds, and addition of(More)
The anticancer drug paclitaxel (Taxol) has been converted to a large number of 2-debenzoyl-2-aroyl derivatives by three different methods. The bioactivities of the resulting analogues were determined in both tubulin polymerization and cytotoxicity assays, and several analogues with enhanced activity as compared with paclitaxel were discovered. Correlation(More)
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