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OBJECTIVES To delineate the role of capsaicin (8-methyl-N-vanillyl-6-nonenamide) as an inhibitor of the NorA efflux pump and its impact on invasion of macrophages by Staphylococcus aureus. METHODS Capsaicin in combination with ciprofloxacin was tested for activity against S. aureus SA-1199B (NorA overproducing), SA-1199 (wild-type) and SA-K1758 (norA(More)
With the expansion of the Internet and World Wide Web (or the Web), research environments have changed dramatically. As a result, the need to be able to efficiently and securely access information and resources from remote computer systems is becoming even more critical. This paper describes the development of an extendable integrated Web-accessible(More)
A microwave assisted strategy for synthesis of series of 1H-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidin-7(6H)-ones has been developed and their biological evaluation as anticancer agents is described. The synthetic protocol involves simple procedure by oxidative coupling of 4-amino-1-methyl-3-propyl-1H-pyrazole-5-carboxamide with different aldehydes in presence of K2S2O8(More)
A library of novel bis-heterocycles containing benzoxazolinone based 1,2,3-triazoles has been synthesized using click chemistry approach. The compound 3f exhibited potent selective COX-2 inhibition of 59.48% in comparison to standard drug celecoxib (66.36% inhibition). The compound 3i showed significant (p < 0.001, 50.95%), TNF-α inhibitory activity as(More)
In this study, we investigated the role of autophagy induced by boswellic acid analog BA145 on cell cycle progression in pancreatic cancer cells. BA145 induced robust autophagy in pancreatic cancer cell line PANC-1 and exhibited cell proliferation inhibition by inducing cells to undergo G2/M arrest. Inhibition of G2/M progression was associated with(More)
Cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) specific phosphodiesterase type-5 (PDE5), a clinically proven target to treat erectile dysfunction and diseases associated with lower cGMP levels in humans, is present in corpus cavernosum, heart, lung, platelets, prostate, urethra, bladder, liver, brain, and stomach. Sildenafil, vardenafil, tadalafil and avanafil are(More)
A new library of 20 compounds from α-santonin was synthesized and tested against Con-A induced T-cell proliferation and LPS-induced B-cell proliferation via MTT assay. The study resulted in the identification of potent immunosuppressant molecules, which were further screened along with α-santonin for Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha (TNF-α) inhibitory activity.(More)
l-Vasicine is a quinazoline alkaloid with an electron dense ring and additional functionalities in its structure. Employing target oriented synthesis (TOS) based on in silico studies, molecules with significant docking scores containing different derivatives of l-vasicine as caps were synthesized. Interestingly, one molecule, i.e., 4a, which contained(More)
Tubulin is the one of the most useful and strategic molecular targets for anticancer drugs. Agents that bind in Colchicine-binding site of tubulin include Phenstatin, Combretastatin A-4, Colchicine, Steganacin, Podophyllotoxin and certain other synthetic analogues of these compounds. Arylidene pyrollo and pyrido [2,1- b] quinazolones (isoindigatone and its(More)
A series of 4-(N-phenyl-N'-substituted benzenesulfonyl)-6-(4-hydroxyphenyl)quinolines was designed, synthesized and evaluated for their biological potential as anticancer agents by screening the molecules against panel of five human cancer cell lines viz. HL-60, MiaPaCa-2, HCT116, PC-3 and HEP-G2. The series has shown good mTOR inhibitory activity at 0.5 μM(More)