Nilesh K Wagh

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The gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (BB2r) has shown great promise for tumor targeting due to the increase of the receptor expression in a variety of human cancers including prostate, breast, small-cell lung, and pancreatic cancer. From clinical investigations, prostate cancer has been shown to be among the most hypoxic of the cancers investigated. Many(More)
In previous study, we have reported cycloart-23-ene-3β, 25-diol is an active antidiabetic constituent isolated from stem bark of Pongamia pinnata (Linn.) Pierre. The objective of the present investigation was to evaluate cycloart-23-ene-3β, 25-diol stimulates glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) (7-36) amide secretion in streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced(More)
The histone deacetylase enzyme has increasingly become an attractive target for developing novel anticancer drugs. Hydroxamates are a new class of anticancer agents reported to act by selective inhibition of the histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzyme. Comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) and comparative molecular similarity indices analysis (CoMSIA) were(More)
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) play a critical role in gene transcription and are implicated in cancer therapy and other diseases. Inhibitors of HDACs induce cell differentiation and suppress cell proliferation in the tumor cells. Although many such inhibitors have been designed and synthesized, but selective inhibitors for HDAC isoforms are lacking. Various(More)
UNLABELLED Receptor-targeted agents, such as gastrin-releasing peptide receptor (BB2r)-targeted peptides, have been investigated extensively in preclinical and clinical studies. In an attempt to increase the effectiveness of diagnostic or radiotherapeutic agents, we have begun to explore the incorporation of the hypoxia-selective prodrug 2-nitroimidazole(More)
INTRODUCTION A major barrier to the advancement of therapeutic nanomedicines has been the non-target toxicity caused by the accumulation of the drug delivery systems in organs associated with the reticuloendothelial system, particularly the liver and spleen. Herein, we report the development of peptide based metabolically active linkers (MALs) that are(More)
N-(2-hydroxypropyl)-methacrylamide (HPMA) copolymers have shown promise for application in the detection and staging of cancer. However, non-target accumulation, particularly in the liver and spleen, hinders the detection of resident or nearby metastatic lesions thereby decreasing diagnostic effectiveness. Our laboratory has pursued the development of(More)
INTRODUCTION Neurotensin receptor 1 (NTR1) is overexpressed in many cancer types. Neurotensin (NT), a 13 amino acid peptide, is the native ligand for NTR1 and exhibits high (nM) affinity to the receptor. Many laboratories have been investigating the development of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals for NTR1-positive cancers based on the NT(More)
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used for the treatment of pain, fever and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. A series of direct analogues of flurbriprofen [4’-methylbiphenyl-2-(substituted phenyl) carboxamide derivatives] have been reported as novel anti-inflammatory agent. In order to gain(More)
A new class of 4'-methylbiphenyl-2-(substituted phenyl)carboxamide derivatives had been previously evaluated in vivo for their anti-inflammatory activities in animal models of inflammation. In the present study, the most active compound of that series, compound 4e (4'-methylbiphenyl-2-(4-carboxy phenyl)carboxamide), was investigated in detail for its(More)
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