Sandeep Basra

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The alpha2beta1 integrin receptor plays a key role in angiogenesis. Here we investigated the effects of small molecule inhibitors (SMIs) designed to disrupt integrin alpha2 I or beta1 I-like domain function on angiogenesis. In unchallenged endothelial cells, fibrillar collagen induced robust capillary morphogenesis. In contrast, tube formation was(More)
There is a grave need for safer antiplatelet therapeutics to prevent heart attack and stroke. Agents targeting the interaction of platelets with the diseased vessel wall could impact vascular disease with minimal effects on normal hemostasis. We targeted integrin alpha(2)beta(1), a collagen receptor, because its overexpression is associated with(More)
[reaction: see text] The first catalytic, enantioselective addition of organozinc reagents to alpha-aldiminoesters is described. The use of a Lewis acid/Lewis base containing bifunctional catalyst preorganizes both reactive substrates to promote enantioselective addition over the racemic background reaction and alternative addition modes. Alcohol additives(More)
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