Mohamed A. Iqbal

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Class I MHC (MHC-I) molecules present peptides derived from Ag that are processed in the cytosol. The proteasome is a multicatalytic protease complex that is present in the cytosol and has been implicated in cytosolic Ag processing. Novel dipeptide aldehydes were designed, synthesized, and demonstrated to specifically inhibit the chymotrypsin-like protease(More)
The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway plays a central role in regulation of the production and destruction of cellular proteins. These pathways mediate proliferation and cell survival, particularly in malignant cells. The successful development of the 20S human proteasome inhibitor bortezomib for the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma has(More)
Proteasome, a large multicatalytic proteinase complex that plays an important role in processing of proteins, has been shown to possess multiple catalytic activities. Among its various activities, the 'chymotrypsin-like' activity of proteasome has emerged as the focus of drug discovery efforts in cancer therapy. Herein we report chiral boronate derived(More)
Cleavage after Met596 of the beta-amyloid precursor protein to generate the N-terminus of beta-protein indicates the activity of a protease having chymotrypsin-like specificity. A chymotrypsin-like protease is further implicated in Alzheimer's disease by the increased synthesis of the protease inhibitor alpha 1-antichymotrypsin in pathologically affected(More)
Amyloid deposits in Alzheimer's disease, Down's syndrome and aged brain are composed largely of A beta protein, which is generated by proteolytic processing of beta-amyloid precursor protein. Proteases responsible for liberating the A beta protein from the precursor have not yet been identified. Here, we examined the ability of cathepsin G, a(More)
A series of potent vascular endothelial growth factor R2 (VEGF-R2) tyrosine kinase inhibitors from a new indenopyrrolocarbazole template is reported. The structure-activity relationships for a series of 9-alkoxymethyl-12-(3-hydroxypropyl)indeno[2,1-a]pyrrolo[3,4-c]carbazole-5-ones revealed an optimal R9 substitution with ethoxymethyl 19 (VEGF-R2 IC(50) = 4(More)
A work force has been investigated for possible cadmium intoxication. One group who are coppersmiths have an 18.5 per cent prevalence of upper urinary tract stone disease associated with a statistically highly significant hypercalciuria and reduced serum inorganic phosphate. Proof of exposure to cadmium has been confirmed in all workers. The trace element(More)
Calpain I, an intracellular cysteine protease, has been implicated in the neurodegeneration following an episode of stroke. In this paper, we report on a series of potent dipeptide fluoromethyl ketone inhibitors of recombinant human calpain I (rh calpain I). SAR studies revealed that while calpain I tolerates a variety of hydrophobic groups at the P1 site,(More)