Ravindranath Nasi

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The synthesis of new chain-extended sulfonium and selenonium salts of 1,4-anhydro-4-thio-(or 4-seleno)-d-arabinitol, analogues of the naturally occurring glycosidase inhibitor salacinol, is described. Nucleophilic attack at the least hindered carbon atom of 4,6-O-benzylidene-2,5-di-O-p-methoxybenzyl-d-mannitol-1,3-cyclic sulfate by(More)
An approach to controlling blood glucose levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes is to target alpha-amylases and intestinal glucosidases using alpha-glucosidase inhibitors acarbose and miglitol. One of the intestinal glucosidases targeted is the N-terminal catalytic domain of maltase-glucoamylase (ntMGAM), one of the four intestinal glycoside hydrolase(More)
The synthesis of new seven-carbon, chain-extended sulfonium salts of 1,4-anhydro-4-thio- d-arabinitol, analogues of the naturally occurring glycosidase inhibitor salacinol, are described. These compounds were designed on the basis of the structure activity data of chain-extended analogues of salacinol, with the intention of determining the hitherto unknown(More)
The synthesis of nitrogen and selenium analogues of kotalanol and de-O-sulfonated kotalanol, naturally occurring sulfonium-ion glucosidase inhibitors isolated from Salacia reticulata, and their evaluation as glucosidase inhibitors against the N-terminal catalytic domain of human maltase glucoamylase (ntMGAM) are described.
Six heteroanalogues (X = S, Se, NH) of the naturally occurring glucosidase inhibitor salacinol, containing polyhydroxylated, acyclic chains of 6-carbons, were synthesized for structure-activity studies with different glycosidase enzymes. The target zwitterionic compounds were synthesized by means of nucleophilic attack of the PMB-protected(More)
In order to evaluate the importance of molecular shape of inhibitor molecules and the charge/H-bond and hydrophobic interactions, we synthesized three types of molecules and tested them against a sialyltransferase. The first type of compounds were designed as substrate mimics in which the phosphate in CMP-Neu5NAc was replaced by a non-hydrolysable,(More)
The synthesis of new analogues of the naturally occurring glycosidase inhibitor, salacinol, and its ammonium analogue, ghavamiol is described. These analogues contain an additional hydroxymethyl group at C-1, which was intended to form additional polar contacts within the active site of glycosidase enzymes. The target zwitterionic compounds were synthesized(More)
The synthesis of chain-modified analogues of the naturally-occurring glycosidase inhibitor, salacinol, and its selenium analogue, blintol is described. The modification consists of a frame shift of the sulfate moiety by one carbon atom in the zwitterionic structures as well as an extension of the acyclic chain to five carbons. The target molecules were(More)
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