Namita Bansal

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The installation of geminal substitution at the C5' position of the carbosugar in our pyrimidine-derived hepatitis C inhibitor series is reported. SAR studies around the C5' position led to the installation of the dimethyl group as the optimal functionality. An improved route was subsequently designed to access these substitutions. Expanded SAR at the C2(More)
2-Methyladenosine (methyl-ado) has demonstrated selective activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which indicates that differences in the substrate preferences between mycobacterial and human purine metabolic enzymes can be exploited to develop novel drugs for the treatment of mycobacterial diseases. Therefore, in an effort to better understand the(More)
In this letter we report first nonpeptide inhibitors of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) activation. These compounds inhibit the three proteases (matriptase, hepsin, and HGF activator) required for HGF maturation. We show that 6, 8a, 8b, and 8d block activation of fibroblast-derived pro-HGF, thus preventing fibroblast-induced scattering of DU145 prostate(More)
A series of hydrolytically-stable aza analogs of arabinofuranose was prepared and evaluated against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. avium. The compounds were designed to mimic the putative arabinose donor involved in biogenesis of the essential cell wall polysaccharide, arabinogalactan. Though most compounds displayed little activity in cell culture, one(More)
BACKGROUND Ageing being a global phenomenon, increasing number of elderly patients are admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU). Hence, there is a need for continued research on outcomes of ICU treatment in the elderly. OBJECTIVES Examine age-related difference in outcomes of geriatric ICU patients. Analyze ICU treatment modalities predicting mortality in(More)
Ethambutol is an established front-line agent for the treatment of tuberculosis, and is also active against Mycobacterium avium infection. However, this agent exhibits toxicity, and is considered to have low potency. The action of ethambutol on the mycobacterial cell wall, particularly the arabinan, and comparison of the structure of ethambutol with several(More)
The binding of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) to its receptor MET activates a signaling cascade that promotes cell survival, proliferation, cell scattering, migration and invasion of malignant cells. HGF is secreted by cancer cells or by tumor-associated fibroblasts as pro-HGF, an inactive precursor. A key step in the regulation of HGF/MET signaling is(More)
Introduction of a nitrogen atom into the benzene ring of a previously identified HCV replication (replicase) benzothiazole inhibitor 1, resulted in the discovery of the more potent pyridothiazole analogues 3. The potency and PK properties of the compounds were attenuated by the introductions of various functionalities at the R(1), R(2) or R(3) positions of(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to assess the in vitro activity of 2-methyl-adenosine against Mycobacterium tuberculosis and evaluate, and to intracellular efficacy, and to evaluate its effectiveness against M. tuberculosis in a persistent state model and examine its potential mechanism of action. METHODS In vitro activity was determined by means(More)
2-Methyladenosine (methyl-Ado) has selective activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis). In an effort to better understand its mechanism of action, we have characterized its metabolism in M. tuberculosis cells. The primary intracellular metabolite of methyl-Ado was 2-methyl-adenylate (methyl-AMP). Very little of the methyl-AMP was(More)
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