Raman Sharma

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In discovery and development, having a qualified metabolite standard is advantageous. Chemical synthesis of metabolite standards is often difficult and expensive. As an alternative, biological generation and isolation of metabolites in the nanomole range are readily feasible. However, without an accurately defined concentration, these isolates have limited(More)
Azamulin [14-O-(5-(2-amino-1,3,4-triazolyl)thioacetyl)-dihydromutilin] is an azole derivative of the pleuromutilin class of antiinfectives. We tested the inhibition potency of azamulin toward 18 cytochromes P450 using human liver microsomes or microsomes from insect cells expressing single isoforms. In a competitive inhibition model, IC(50) values for CYP3A(More)
Previous studies have revealed that the glucoincretin hormone glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)(7-36)amide is metabolized by dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) and neutral endopeptidase 24.11 (NEP) to yield GLP-1(9-36)amide and GLP-1(28-36)amide, respectively, as the principal metabolites. Contrary to the previous notion that GLP-1(7-36)amide metabolites are(More)
The disposition of ertugliflozin (PF-04971729), an orally active selective inhibitor of the sodium-dependent glucose cotransporter 2, was studied after a single 25-mg oral dose of [(14)C]-ertugliflozin to healthy human subjects. Mass balance was achieved with approximately 91% of the administered dose recovered in urine and feces. The total administered(More)
The United States Public Health Service Administration is alerting medical professionals that a substantial percentage of cocaine imported into the United States is adulterated with levamisole, a veterinary pharmaceutical that can cause blood cell disorders such as severe neutropenia and agranulocytosis. Levamisole was previously approved in combination(More)
Azamulin [14-O-(5-(2-amino-1,3,4-triazolyl)thioacetyl)-dihydromutilin] is an azole derivative of the pleuromutilin class of antiinfectives. We tested the inhibition potency of azamulin toward 18 cytochromes P450 using human liver microsomes or microsomes from insect cells expressing single isoforms. In a competitive inhibition model, IC50 values for CYP3A(More)
We present ElectroShape, a novel ligand-based virtual screening method, that combines shape and electrostatic information into a single, unified framework. Building on the ultra-fast shape recognition (USR) approach for fast non-superpositional shape-based virtual screening, it extends the method by representing partial charge information as a fourth(More)
A series of cyclic peptides were designed and prepared to investigate the physicochemical properties that affect oral bioavailabilty of this chemotype in rats. In particular, the ionization state of the peptide was examined by the incorporation of naturally occurring amino acid residues that are charged in differing regions of the gut. In addition, data was(More)
S A McNeil (shelly.mcneil@cdha.nshealth.ca)1, M K Andrew1, L Ye1, F Haguinet2, T F Hatchette1, M ElSherif1, J LeBlanc1, A Ambrose1, A McGeer3, J E McElhaney4, M Loeb5, D MacKinnon-Cameron1, R Sharma6, G Dos Santos7, V Shinde8, on behalf of the Investigators of the Serious Outcomes Surveillance Network of the Canadian Immunization Research Network (CIRN)9 1.(More)
Almost half of prescription medications are metabolized by cytochrome P450 3A4 and 3A5. CYP3A4 and 3A5 have significant substrate overlap, and there is currently no way to selectively monitor the activity of these two enzymes, which has led to the erroneous habit of attributing the cumulative activity to CYP3A4. While CYP3A4 expression is ubiquitous, CYP3A5(More)