Malina Jasamai

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Arachidonic acid and its metabolites have generated a heightened interest due to their significant role in inflammation. Inhibiting the enzymes involved in arachidonic acid metabolism has been considered as the synergistic anti-inflammatory effect. A series of novel curcumin diarylpentanoid analogues were synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory(More)
Acetylmelodorinol, chrysin and polycarpol, together with benzoic acid, benzoquinone and stigmasterol were isolated from the leaves of Mitrella kentii (Bl.) Miq. The compounds were evaluated for their ability to inhibit prostaglandin E₂ (PGE₂) and thromboxane B₂ (TXB₂) production in human whole blood using a radioimmunoassay technique. Their inhibitory(More)
A study on the use of 3'-directing groups for the synthesis of imidazole 2'-deoxy-4'-thionucleosides led to varying alpha:beta ratios in the glycosylation reaction. The para-nitrobenzoyl group gave the optimum result in the glycosylation step; therefore, this protected thiosugar 10b was used for the synthesis of a series of novel 2'-deoxy-4'-thio-imidazole(More)
A handful of bioactive compounds from plants have been reported to possess platelet-activating factor (PAF) antagonist activity. However, their mode of action is not well understood. Selected bioactive compounds that exhibit PAF antagonist activity and synthetic PAF antagonists were subjected to docking simulations using the MOE 2007.09 software package.(More)
A series of novel isoxazole and pyrazoline derivatives has been synthesized and evaluated for their effects on the chemiluminescence and chemotactic activity of human phagocytes. Their effects on the chemotactic migration of isolated polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) and on the release of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during respiratory burst of human(More)
The synthesis of dideoxy-6-azathymidine 4'-thionucleoside 1-(2,3-dideoxy-4-thio-beta-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-(6-azathymidine) (2), and the L-nucleoside, 1-(4-thio-beta-L-erythro-pentofuranosyl)-(6-azathymidine) (3) and their evaluation against a wide panel of antiviral assays are described. The L-thionucleoside (3) was devoid of antiviral activity. The(More)
Diarylpentanoid analogues of curcumin are known for their various pharmacological activities which include the inhibition of inflammatory mediators and are good candidates as immunomodulators that could be useful in the treatment of inflammation. In the work described here, seventeen diarylpentanoid curcumin analogues were assessed for their inhibitory(More)
A study on the use of protecting groups led to the employment of the para-methoxybenzoyl (pMB) group as a directing group in the synthesis of novel triazole 2'-deoxy-4'-thionucleosides. Use of the pMB group gave alpha:beta ratios of 1:6 in the glycosylation step with azidotrimethylsilane. A series of novel triazoles were generated for in vitro antiviral(More)
OBJECTIVES A series of 43 curcumin diarylpentanoid analogues were synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory effects on the chemiluminescence and chemotactic activity of phagocytes in vitro. METHODS The effects of the compounds on the respiratory burst of human whole blood and isolated human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) were evaluated using a(More)
Chalcones are the principal precursors for the biosynthesis of flavonoids and isoflavonoids. A three carbon α, β-unsaturated carbonyl system constitutes chalcones. Chalcones are the condensation products of aromatic aldehyde with acetophenones in attendance of catalyst. They go through an assortment of chemical reactions and are found advantageous in(More)