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Werner syndrome provides a convincing model for aspects of the normal ageing phenotype and may provide a suitable model for therapeutic interventions designed to combat the ageing process. Cultured primary fibroblast cells from Werner syndrome patients provide a powerful model system to study the link between replicative senescence in vitro and in vivo(More)
Werner syndrome (WS) is a premature aging disorder used as a model of normal human aging. WS individuals have several characteristics of normal aging, such as cataracts, hair graying, and skin aging, but manifest these at an early age. Additionally, WS individuals have high levels of inflammatory diseases, such as atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes. The in(More)
Microwave irradiation of substituted hydrazines and beta-ketoesters gives 5-aminopyrazoles in excellent yield, which can be transformed to the corresponding N-carbonyl derivatives by treatment with an isocyanate or chloroformate. Derivatization of 4-nitronaphth-1-ol using predominantly microwave heating methods and reaction with an N-pyrazole carbamate(More)
The Bohlmann-Rahtz pyridine synthesis and the Hantzsch dihydropyridine synthesis can be carried out in a microwave flow reactor or using a conductive heating flow platform for the continuous processing of material. In the Bohlmann-Rahtz reaction, the use of a Brønsted acid catalyst allows Michael addition and cyclodehydration to be carried out in a single(More)
BACKGROUND UR-13756 is a potent and selective p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) inhibitor, reported to have good bioavailability and pharmacokinetic properties and, thus, is of potential use in the treatment of accelerated aging in Werner syndrome. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION Irradiation of 2-chloroacrylonitrile and methylhydrazine in ethanol at 100(More)
A benzopyranopyridine inhibitor of mitogen-activated protein kinase-activated protein kinase 2 (MK2) is prepared rapidly and efficiently in one step using microwave dielectric heating, whereas a substrate-selective p38 MAPK inhibitor was prepared using conventional heating techniques. The former had MK2 inhibitory activity above 2.5 microM concentration,(More)
The one-pot three-component condensation of a beta-ketoester, ammonia and an alkynone in the presence of a Brønsted or Lewis acid or Amberlyst 15 ion exchange resin provided 2,3,6-trisubstituted or 2,3,4,6-tetrasubstituted pyridines directly in good yield and with total regiocontrol.
Fibroblasts derived from the progeroid Werner syndrome (WS) show reduced replicative lifespan and a "stressed" morphology, both phenotypes being alleviated by using the p38 MAP kinase inhibitor SB203580. Because p38 is a major hub for the control of stress-signalling pathways we were interested in examining the possible role for downstream kinases in order(More)
Two novel series of hydrazinyl thiazolyl coumarin derivatives have been synthesized and fully characterized by IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, elemental analysis and mass spectral data. The structures of some compounds were further confirmed by X-ray crystallography. All of these derivatives, 10a-d and 15a-h, were screened in vitro for antimicrobial activity(More)