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Curcumin (diferuloylmethane), is a natural chemopreventive agent known to inhibit the proliferation of several cancer cell lines. It has been previously demonstrated that curcumin is a potent inhibitor of EGF-receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase, but its inhibitive effect on p21-activated kinase 1 (PAK1), a downstream protein of EGFR, has not been defined. In(More)
A series of 6,7-disubstituted-4-(2-fluorophenoxy)quinoline derivatives possessing 1,2,3-triazole-4-carboxamide moiety were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their in vitro biological activities against c-Met kinase and five typical cancer cell lines (A549, H460, HT-29, MKN-45 and U87MG). Most compounds showed moderate to excellent antiproliferative(More)
P21-activated kinase 4 (PAK4), a serine/threonine protein kinase, has involved in the regulation of cytoskeletal reorganization, cell proliferation, gene transcription, oncogenic transformation and cell invasion. Moreover, PAK4 overexpression, genetic amplification and mutations were detected in a variety of human tumors, which make it potential therapeutic(More)
To explore the structure-activity relationship for terpenes as transdermal penetration enhancers, unsaturated menthol analogues were synthesized in our study, including p-menth-1-en-3-ol (Compd 1), p-menth-4-en-3-ol (Compd 2), p-menth-4(8)-en-3-ol (Compd 3) and p-menth-8-en-3-ol (Compd 4). Their enhancing activity on the penetration of 5-fluorouracil(More)
Ecdysterone (EDS), a common derivative of ecdysteroid, has shown its effects on alleviating cognitive impairment and improving the cognition and memory. However, the mechanisms remain unknown. Using temporal global forebrain ischemia and reperfusion-induced brain injury as a model system, we investigated the roles of EDS in improving cognitive impairment in(More)
An inter-helical acyl transfer specifically occurred between the C-and N-peptides of HIV gp41 after assembly of the six-helical bundle (6HB), forming an inter-helical covalent bond that greatly enhanced 6HB stability. In the reaction, the C-peptide was modified as an acyl donor, and the N-peptide served as an acyl acceptor.
In this paper we evaluated the bronchodilator effects of SPFF [2-(4-amino-3-chloro-5-trifluomethyl-phenyl)-2-tert-butylamino-ethanol chloride], a newly synthesized beta(2) adrenergic agonist in guinea pigs and rabbits, in comparison with other beta(2) adrenergic agonists, isoprenaline or salbutamol. We studied in vitro the bronchodilator effects of SPFF and(More)
An attractive metal-organic framework (MOF) MIL-101(Cr) material was synthesized at the nanoscale and applied as a sorbent in the porous membrane-protected micro-solid-phase extraction (μ-SPE) device for the pre-concentration of phthalate esters (PAEs) in drinking water samples for the first time. Parameters influencing the extraction efficiency, such as(More)
The culprit behind adult T-cell leukemia, myelopathy/tropical paraparesis, and a plethora of inflammatory diseases is the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-I). We recently unveiled a potent hexapeptidic HTLV-I protease inhibitor, KNI-10166, composed mostly of natural amino acid residues. Herein, we report the derivation of potent tetrapeptidic(More)
To understand the principles underlying protein folding, many molecular modeling methods are being developed for predicting functional positions. In this work, fully flexible dinucleotides d(pApA), d(pApC), d(pApG), d(pApT), d(pCpA), d(pCpC), d(pCpG), d(pCpT), d(pGpA), d(pGpC), d(pGpG), d(pGpT), d(pTpA), d(pTpC), d(pTpG), and d(pTpT) were first docked onto(More)