Massoud Amanlou

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Thalidomide is an old glutamic acid derivative which was initially used as a sedative medication but withdrawn from the market due to the high incidence of teratogenicity. Recently, it has reemerged because of its potential for counteracting number of diseases, including neurodegenerative disorders. Other than the antiemetic and hypnotic aspects,(More)
H. pylori infection is an important etiologic impetus usually leading to gastric disease and urease enzyme is the most crucial role is to protect the bacteria in the acidic environment of the stomach. Then urease inhibitors would increase sensitivity of the bacteria in acidic medium. 137 Iranian traditional medicinal plants were examined against Jack bean(More)
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection leads to different clinical and pathological outcomes in humans, including chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer disease and gastric neoplasia and even gastric cancer and its eradiation dependst upon multi-drug therapy. The most effective therapy is still unknown and prompts people to make great efforts to find better and(More)
BACKGROUND Difficulties in the use, preparation, and cost of radioactively-labeled glycosylated compounds led to this research and development study of a new gadolinium-labeled glucose compound that does not have a radioactive half-life or difficulties in its synthesis and utilization. METHODS Based on the structure of the 2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose(More)
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) inhibition not only may be applied for the treatment of ischemic injury, hypertension, lymphomas and leukaemia, but also they have been considered as anti- inflammatory drugs. On the other hand according to literatures, ADA inhibitors without a nucleoside framework would improve pharmacokinetics and decrease toxicity. Hence we have(More)
Boswellia carterii have been used in traditional medicine for many years for management different gastrointestinal disorders. In this study, we wish to report urease inhibitory activity of four isolated compound of boswellic acid derivative. 4 pentacyclic triterpenoid acids were isolated from Boswellia carterii and identified by NMR and Mass spectroscopic(More)
Kinetic and thermodynamic studies were made on the effect of caffeine on the activity of adenosine deaminase in 50 mM sodium phosphate buffer, pH 7.5, using UV spectrophotometry and isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). An uncompetitive inhibition was observed for caffeine. A graphical fitting method was used for determination of binding constant and(More)
Mitogen-activated protein kinase-activated protein kinase 2 (MAPKAP-K2) has been identified as a drug target for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. Therefore, there is an urgent need to develop new classes of MAPKAP-K2 inhibitors. To understand the structure activity correlation of MAPKAP-K2 inhibitors, we have carried out a molecular docking study and(More)
BACKGROUND AND THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been a major problem worldwide in chemotherapy of infection disease. This study was designed to assess the enhancing effects of a new group of dihydropyridine-3,5dicarboxamides, in combination with cloxacillin with distinctly different mechanisms(More)
Despite the great efforts in the areas of early diagnosis and treatment of cancer, this disease continues to grow and is still a global killer. Cancer treatment efficiency is relatively high in the early stages of the disease. Therefore, early diagnosis is a key factor in cancer treatment. Among the various diagnostic methods, molecular imaging is one of(More)