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A series of 3,5-diaryl-isoxazoline/isoxazole linked pyrrolo[2,1-c][1,4]benzodiazepine (PBD) conjugates were prepared. These conjugates showed potent anticancer activity with GI(50) values in the range of <0.1-3.6 microM. Some of these PBD conjugates (6a-c) with promising anticancer activity were further investigated on the cell cycle distribution. Moreover,(More)
Recombinant Escherichia coli lysyl-tRNA synthase (LysU) has been previously utilised in the production of stabile, synthetic diadenosine polyphosphate (ApnA) analogues. Here we report on the extended use of a new recombinant histidine residue-tagged LysU as a tool for highly controlled phosphatephosphate bond formation between nucleotides, avoiding the need(More)
Here we report on the synthesis of a synthetic, stable biotin-c10-AppCH2ppA conjugate involving an unusual Cannizzaro reaction step. This conjugate is used to bind prospective Ap4A binding proteins from Escherichia coli bacterial cell lyzates. Following binding, identities of these proteins are then determined smoothly by a process of magnetic bio-panning(More)
We report the development of a synthetic, biotin-conjugated diadenosine tetraphosphate (Ap(4)A)-'molecular hook' attached to magnetic beads enabling the isolation of Ap(4)A-binding proteins from bacterial cells or mammalian tissue lysates. Characterisation and identification of isolated binding proteins is performed sequentially by mass spectrometry. The(More)
Human gait events are crucial in gait analysis. Proper identification of gait events enables derivation of various spatio-temporal parameters and segmentation of the data captured by motion capture systems. Rapid growth of miniature motion sensors, such as gyroscope, has allowed human motion to be captured continuously in real-time and in natural(More)
BACKGROUND A growing body of evidence suggests that ATP-gated P2X3 receptors (P2X3Rs) are implicated in chronic pain. We address the possibility that stable, synthetic analogs of diadenosine tetraphosphate (Ap4A) might induce antinociceptive effects by inhibiting P2X3Rs in peripheral sensory neurons. RESULTS The effects of two stable, synthetic Ap4A(More)
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