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Aromatic hydrazides of the general formula NH2NHCO(CH2)nC6H4R were covalently bound by bovine serum amine oxidase (BSAO), giving rise to optical and CD absorptions at 350-400 nm. Benzohydrazides (n = 0) reacted slowly, in the ratio of one per dimeric protein molecule, like semicarbazide. Phenylacetohydrazides (n = 1) and phenylpropionic hydrazides (n = 2)(More)
A series of new pyrrole derivatives have been synthesized and evaluated for their monoamine oxidase (MAO) A and B inhibitory activity and selectivity. N-Methyl,N-(benzyl),N-(pyrrol-2-ylmethyl)amine (7) and N-(2-benzyl),N-(1-methylpyrrol-2-ylmethyl)amine (18) were the most selective MAO-B (7, SI = 0.0057) and MAO-A (18, SI = 12500) inhibitors, respectively.(More)
Imidazole analogues of fluoxetine have been obtained by replacing the methylamino terminus of aminopropane chain with the imidazole ring. The newly designed imidazoles showed potent anti-Candida activity, superior to those of miconazole and other antifungal agents of clinical interest. 1-(4-Chlorophenyl)-1-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)-3-(1H-imidazol-1-yl)propane(More)
Indolyl aryl sulfone (IAS) nonnucleoside inhibitors have been shown to potently inhibit the growth of wild-type and drug-resistant human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), but their exact mechanism of action has not been elucidated yet. Here, we describe the mechanism of inhibition of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) by selected IAS derivatives. Our(More)
Various cinnammoyl-based structures were synthesized and tested in enzyme assays as inhibitors of the HIV-1 integrase (IN). The majority of compounds were designed as geometrically or conformationally constrained analogues of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and were characterized by a syn disposition of the carbonyl group with respect to the vinylic(More)
Cinnamoly compounds 1a-c and 2a-d were designed, synthesized, and in vitro tested as p300 inhibitors. At different degrees, all tested compounds were proven to inactivate p300, particularly, derivative 2c was the most active inhibitor, also showing high specificity for p300 as compared to other histone acetyltransferases. Most notably, 2c showed(More)
Several arylthioindoles had excellent activity as inhibitors both of tubulin polymerization and of the growth of MCF-7 human breast carcinoma cells. Methyl 3-[(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)thio]-5-methoxy-1H-indole-2-carboxylate (21), the most potent derivative, showed IC(50) = 2.0 microM, 1.6 times more active than colchicine and about as active as(More)
Arylthioindoles (ATIs) that possess a 3-methoxyphenylthio or a 3,5-dimethoxyphenylthio moiety at position 2 of the indole ring were effective tubulin assembly inhibitors, but weak inhibitors of MCF-7 cell growth. ATIs bearing a 3-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)thio moiety were potent tubulin polymerization inhibitors, with IC(50)s in the 2.0 (35) to 4.5 (37)(More)
Novel triazine analogues of 5-alkyl-2-alkylthio-6-[1-(2,6-difluorophenyl)alkyl]-3,4-dihydropyrimidin-4(3H)-ones (F(2)-DABOs), previously described by us as nonnucleoside HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs), were tested for their antiproliferative and cytodifferentiating activity on the A-375 human melanoma cell line. Most of the tested(More)