Malini Bajpai

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Development of novel vaginal spermicides and anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) microbicides requires careful assessment of their potential to recruit and activate CD4+ HIV-1 host cells in the female genital tract mucosa, two events that facilitate HIV-1 infection. Leukocyte traffic and activation are mediated by proinflammatory cytokines and(More)
The design, synthesis and structure activity relationship studies of a series of compounds from benzo[d]imidazo[5,1-b]thiazole scaffold as phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) inhibitors are discussed. Several potent analogs with heteroaromatic substitutions (9a-d) were identified. The anticipated binding mode of these analogs was confirmed by performing the in(More)
Rigel Pharmaceuticals Inc is developing fostamatinib, a prodrug of the spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) inhibitor R-406, for the potential treatment of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and B-cell lymphomas. Syk is a key mediator of Fc and B-cell receptor signaling in inflammatory cells, such as(More)
The synthesis and structure-activity relationship studies of isothiazole and isoxazole fused pyrimidones as PDE7 inhibitors are discussed. The pharmacokinetic profile of 10 and 21 with adequate CNS penetration, required for in vivo Parkinson's disease models, are disclosed.
We report the design and synthesis of novel pyrrolo[3,2-b]quinoline containing heteroarene ethers as PDE10A inhibitors with good to excellent potency, selectivity and metabolic stability. Further optimization of this primary series resulted in the identification of 1-methyl-3-(4-{[3-(pyridine-4-yl)pyrazin-2-yl]oxy}phenyl)-1H-pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyridine 13a with(More)
We report analogue-based rational design and synthesis of two novel series of polycyclic heteroarenes, pyrrolo[3,2-b]quinolines and pyrido[2,3-b]indoles, tethered to a biaryl system by a methyl-, ethyl- or propyl ether as PDE10A inhibitors. A number of analogues were prepared with variable chain length and evaluated for their ability to block PDE10A enzyme(More)
Ethanolic extract of Ferula assafoetida and chloroform fraction of Melia azedarach, both devoid of estrogenic activity, were examined for their pregnancy interceptive property. Treatment of rats from days 1 to 7 of pregnancy with either of the plant extracts resulted in pregnancy failure in about 65-85% of the animals. The possible role of energy metabolism(More)
We report the design and synthesis of novel 5,6-diarylated pyridin-2(1H)-one derivatives as pharmacophoric PDE10A inhibitors. This highly potent molecular scaffold was developed from an inactive diarylpyridine-2-amine derivative 3b by extensive and systematic analogue synthesis and SAR analysis. Further optimization of the scaffold resulted in(More)
The synthesis and structure-activity relationship studies of a series of compounds from imidazopyridazinone scaffold as PDE7 inhibitors are disclosed. Potent analogs such as compounds 7 (31nM), 8 (27nM), and 9 (12nM) were identified. The PDE selectivity and pharmacokinetic profile of compounds 7, 8 and 9 are also disclosed. The adequate CNS penetration of(More)
CH-1504, being developed by Chelsea Therapeutics Inc under license from the University of South Alabama, is an orally available, metabolically inert antifolate, for the potential treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). CH-1504 is an analog of methotrexate (MTX) but differs from the classical antifolates because of an improved safety and tolerability(More)
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