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Members of the Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway are present and active in human sperm.
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether components of the Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcription (JAK/STAT) pathway are present and active in human sperm. DESIGN ComparativeExpand
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Clinical development of microbicides for the prevention of HIV infection.
The HIV/AIDS pandemic continues its spread at a rate of over 15,000 new infections every day. Sexual transmission of HIV-1 is the dominant mode of this pandemic spread. For the first time since theExpand
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Metvan: a novel oxovanadium(IV) complex with broad spectrum anticancer activity
  • O. D'cruz, F. Uckun
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Expert opinion on investigational drugs
  • 1 December 2002
Among the 25 bis(cyclopentadienyl)vanadium(IV) and 14 oxovanadium(IV) compounds synthesised and evaluated for anticancer activity, bis(4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) sulfatooxovanadium(IV)Expand
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Pre-clinical safety evaluation of novel nucleoside analogue-based dual-function microbicides (WHI-05 and WHI-07).
Compounds WHI-05 [5-bromo-6-methoxy-5,6-dihydro-3'-azidothymidine-5'-(p-methoxyphenyl)-methoxyalaninyl phosphate] and WHI-07Expand
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Novel Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitors currently in development
Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (Btk) is intimately involved in multiple signal-transduction pathways regulating survival, activation, proliferation, and differentiation of B-lineage lymphoid cells. Btk isExpand
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Bis(4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline) sulfatooxovanadium(IV) as a novel apoptosis-inducing anticancer agent.
In a systematic effort to identify a potent anticancer agent, we synthesized 15 oxovanadium(IV) complexes and examined their cytotoxic activity against 14 different human cancer cell lines. TheExpand
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A Study of the Potential of the Pig as a Model for the Vaginal Irritancy of Benzalkonium Chloride in Comparison to the Nonirritant Microbicide PHI-443 and the Spermicide Vanadocene Dithiocarbamate
A porcine model was established to test the mucosal toxicity potential of a thiophene thiourea (PHI-443)-based anti-HIV microbicide and a vanadocene-based spermicide, vanadocene dithiocarbamateExpand
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Antiretroviral Spermicide WHI-07 Prevents Vaginal and Rectal Transmission of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus in Domestic Cats
ABSTRACT WHI-07 [5-bromo-6-methoxy-5,6-dihydro-3′-azidothymidine-5′-(p-bromophenyl)-methoxy alaninyl phosphate] is a novel dual-function aryl phosphate derivative of zidovudine with potent anti-humanExpand
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Human sperm immobilizing activity of aminophenyl arsenic acid and its N-substituted quinazoline, pyrimidine, and purine derivatives: protective effect of glutathione.
We examined the potential toxicity of pentavalent organic arsenicals for human sperm. We used computer-assisted sperm analysis to examine the effects of three aminophenyl arsenicals and their nineExpand
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Novel tight binding PETT, HEPT and DABO-based non-nucleoside inhibitors of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase
  • O. D'cruz, F. Uckun
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of enzyme inhibition and medicinal…
  • 1 January 2006
Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors (NNRTIs) are a key component of effective combination antiretroviral therapies for HIV/AIDS. NNRTIs despite their chemical diversity, bind to aExpand
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