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The objective of this study was to synthesize derivatives of the anti-HIV drug stavudine (d4T) with more favourable physicochemical properties for transdermal delivery in an effort to increase transdermal penetration of stavudine and thus reduce the severe side effects associated with the dose-dependent oral therapy. The synthesis, hydrolytic stability, and(More)
A series of C7-substituted chromone (1-benzopyran-4-one) derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of recombinant human monoamine oxidase (MAO) A and B. The chromones are structurally related to a series of C7-functionalized coumarin (1-benzopyran-2-one) derivatives which has been reported to act as potent MAO inhibitors. The results of the(More)
The purpose of this study was to synthesize and determine the in vitro transdermal penetration of cytarabine and its 5'-alkyl esters and to establish a correlation, if any, with selected physicochemical properties. The n-alkyl esters were synthesized by acylation of cytarabine (1) at its pharmacophoric 5'-OH. The transdermal flux values of (1) and its(More)
In the present study, a series of fifteen α-tetralone (3,4-dihydro-2H-naphthalen-1-one) derivatives were synthesised and evaluated as inhibitors of recombinant human monoamine oxidase (MAO) A and B. The α-tetralone derivatives examined are structurally related to a series of chromone (1-benzopyran-4-one) derivatives which has previously been shown to act as(More)
Chromone has been reported to be a useful scaffold for the design of monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors. In an attempt to discover highly potent MAO inhibitors and to contribute to the known structure-activity relationships (SAR) of MAO inhibition by chromones, in the present study, we have synthesized a series of chromone derivatives substituted at C6 with(More)
BACKGROUND Cytarabine is a deoxycytidine analogue commonly used in the treatment of hematological malignant diseases. Its clinical utility, however, is severely limited by its short plasma half-life because of the catabolic action of nucleoside deaminases. METHOD In this study, N(4)-carbamate derivatives of cytarabine (1) were synthesized and evaluated(More)
A previous study has shown that a series of C6-benzyloxy substituted chromones exhibit high binding affinities for human monoamine oxidase (MAO) B. In an attempt to discover additional chromones with potent and selective MAO-B inhibitory potencies and to further examine the structure-activity relationships of MAO-B inhibition by chromones, the series was(More)
Based on a previous report that α-tetralone (3,4-dihydro-2H-naphthalen-1-one) is a promising scaffold for the design of highly potent inhibitors of the enzyme, monoamine oxidase, the present study investigates the monoamine oxidase inhibitory properties of a synthetic series of fifteen C7-substituted α-tetralone derivatives. Arylalkyloxy substitution on C7(More)
A series of anilide derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of recombinant human monoamine oxidase (MAO) A and B. The most potent inhibitors among the derivatives that were initially evaluated were (2E)-N-(3-chlorophenyl)-3-phenylprop-2-enamide (2c) and (2E)-N-(3-bromophenyl)-3-phenylprop-2-enamide (2d) with IC(50) values of 0.53 μM and(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to synthesise and determine the transdermal penetration of cytarabine alkylamide derivatives and assess the correlation of flux with physicochemical properties. METHODS The alkylamide derivatives of cytarabine were synthesised by acylation at the N4-amino group by the mixed anhydride method. The in-vitro permeation(More)