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The achondroplasia class of chondrodysplasias comprises the most common genetic forms of dwarfism in humans and includes achondroplasia, hypochondroplasia and thanatophoric dysplasia types I and II (TDI and TDII), which are caused by different mutations in a fibroblast growth-factor receptor FGFR3 (ref. 1). The molecular mechanism and the mediators of these(More)
The calphotin protein, encoded by the calphotin (cap) gene, is expressed in the soma and axons of all Drosophila photoreceptor cells. It is expressed early in photo-receptor cell development, at the time when cell-type decisions are being made. Expression of calphotin is not altered by the glass mutation, which blocks photoreceptor cell development. The(More)
A new series of aryl substituted imidazol-2-one derivatives structurally related to combretastatin A-4 (CA-4) were synthesized and evaluated for their cytotoxic activities in vitro against various human cancer cell lines including MDR cell line. The cytotoxic effects of compounds 7b and 7i proved to be similar to or greater than that of docetaxel. The(More)
A series of cis-restricted 3,4-diaryl-5-aminoisoxazoles have been synthesized and evaluated for their biological activities. Among them, compound 11a and 13a displayed potent cytotoxic activities in vitro against five human cancer cell lines with IC(50) values in the low micromolar range and two compounds inhibited tubulin polymerization with IC(50) value(More)
Combretastatin A-4 (CA-4) is a tubulin-binding compound currently in phase II trial as a tumor vascular-targeting agent. The present study evaluates the anti-tumor activities and establishes the mechanism of the action of 4-(4-methoxyphenyl)-5-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3-amine(XN0502), a novel synthesized CA-4 analogue, in an effort towards(More)
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