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This study describes the synthesis of new 4-aminoquinoline derivatives and evaluation of their activity against a chloroquine sensitive strain of P. falciparum in vitro and chloroquine resistant N-67 strain of P. yoelii in vivo. All the analogues were found to form strong complex with hematin and inhibit the beta-hematin formation in vitro. These results(More)
Interactions of [Cr(salprn)(H(2)O)(2)]ClO(4) with nucleosides and dinucleotides were studied using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. The nucleosides 2'-deoxycytidine, thymidine, 2'-deoxyadenosine, 2'-deoxyguanosine, cytidine, adenosine and guanosine form 1 : 1 and 2 : 1 adducts with [Cr(salprn)](+), whereas the dinucleotides CpG, GpC, ApT, TpA and(More)
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is an immunologically complex allergic disorder caused by the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. Elevated levels of total immunoglobulin E (IgE), specific IgE, and IgG antibodies in sera are important immunodiagnostic criteria for ABPA. International reference standards or standardized immunodiagnostic(More)
Immunostimulatory peptides potentiate the immune system of the host and are being used as a viable adjunct to established therapeutic modalities in treatment of cancer and microbial infections. Several peptides derived from milk protein have been reported to induce immunostimulatory activity. Human β -casein fragment (54-59), natural sequence peptide (NS)(More)
A novel 4-aminoquinoline derivative [(S)-7-chloro-N-(4-methyl-1-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)pentan-2-yl)-quinolin-4-amine triphosphate] exhibiting curative activity against chloroquine-resistant malaria parasites has been identified for preclinical development as a blood schizonticidal agent. The lead molecule selected after detailed structure-activity(More)
In this investigation, we describe a new approach to chiral synthesis of chloroquine and its analogues. All tested compounds displayed potent activity against chloroquine sensitive as well as chloroquine resistant strains of Plasmodium falciparum in vitro and Plasmodium yoelii in vivo. Compounds S-13 b, S-13c, S-13 d and S-13 i displayed excellent in vitro(More)
In search of new erythromycin derivatives 3-O-[gamma-(4-oxo-2-aryl-thiazolidin-3-yl)butyryl]erythromycin A derivatives have been synthesized. The 3-hydroxy group was derivatised to a primary amine and subsequently the thiazolidinone nucleus was generated at the amino functionality through DCC mediated one-pot three-component reaction in good yields.
Inhibition of DPP-IV enzyme has taken centre stage as a validated drug target for type 2 diabetes therapy and as a result of research efforts done towards developing effective DPP-IV inhibitors, the first clinical candidate of this class came in focus in 1998. Thus, from 1998 to 2013, these 16-years have witnessed heightened research activities in the(More)
A series of 2-(2,6-dihalophenyl)-3-(substituted pyrimidinyl)-1,3-thiazolidin-4-ones were designed on the prediction of quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) studies, synthesized, and evaluated as HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Our attempts in correlating the identified molecular surface features related properties for modeling the(More)
We have studied the importance of charge and hydrogen-bonding potential of the phosphodiester backbone for binding and cleavage by EcoRI restriction endonuclease. We used 12-mer oligodeoxynucleotide substrates with single substitutions of phosphates by chiral methylphosphonates at each position of the recognition sequence -pGpApApTpTpCp-. Binding was(More)