Shahenda M. El-Messery

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Quorum sensing (QS) plays a vital role in regulation of virulence factors and toxins in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which can cause serious human infections. Therefore, the QS system in P. aeruginosa may be an important target for pharmacological intervention. Activity of aspirin on the QS system was assessed using a reporter strain assay and confirmed using(More)
A novel series of 2-acetamido- or 2-propanamido-4-(4-substituted phenyl)-1,3-thiazoles (11-34) was designed and synthesized. Compounds were subjected to National Cancer Institute (NCI) in vitro assessment for their antitumor activity, at a single dose of 10 μM. Most of the investigated compounds exhibited broad-spectrum antitumor activity. Compounds 19 and(More)
A new series of quinazoline analogues was designed and synthesized to get the target compounds 18-21, 30-41, 46-53, and 57-76. The Obtained compounds were evaluated for their anticonvulsant activity using PTZ and picrotoxin convulsive models. Compounds 47, 63, 68 and 73 proved to be the most active compounds in this study with a remarkable 100% protection(More)
A series of 3-(2H-1,2,4-triazol-5-yl)-1,3-thiazolidin-4-one derivatives (7c-l) was designed and synthesized. Their structures have been elucidated based on analytical and spectral data. They were evaluated for their antibacterial and antifungal activities. Compound 7h showed the highest activity against all tested strains, except P. vulgaris, with MIC 8(More)
A new series of 6,7-dihydro-[1,3,4]thiadiazolo[3,2-a][1,3]diazepine analogues were synthesized, and biological evaluated. Compound GS-62 (33) exhibited potent in vivo short acting hypnotic activity with onset time, duration of sleep and therapeutic index of 6.4 ± 0.2, 94.8 ± 5.3 min, 6.62, respectively), in comparison to thiopental sodium (6). Compounds 33(More)
New derivatives of ethyl 8-oxo-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-thiazolo[3,2-a][1,3]diazepin-3-carboxylate (HIE-124, 3), were synthesized as continuation to our previous patented efforts. Compounds 15 and 20 showed marginal hypnotic potency compared to 3. Compounds 15 (0.78mmol/kg) and 20 (0.39mmol/kg) showed remarkable 100% protection against PTZ induced convulsions(More)
A new series of 2-heteroarylthio-6-substituted-quinazolin-4-one analogs was designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their in vitro DHFR inhibition, antimicrobial, and antitumor activities. Compounds 21, 25, and 39 proved to be active DHFR inhibitors with IC50 range of 0.3-0.8 μM. Compounds 25, 28, 33, 35 and 36 showed broad spectrum antimicrobial activity(More)
A new series of compounds possessing 5-(2-aminothiazol-4-yl)-4-phenyl-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thiol skeleton was designed, synthesized, and evaluated for their in vitro DHFR inhibition, antimicrobial, antitumor and schistosomicidal activities. Four active compounds were allocated, the antibacterial 22 (comparable to gentamicin and ciprofloxacin), the(More)
The potential effectiveness of 5-HT6 receptor active agents as cognitive enhancers has been the focal point of research in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Serotonin 5-HT6 receptors are distributed in brain regions affiliated with memory and learning making them promising, novel targets for (CNS)-mediated diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (cognitive function).(More)
A novel series of thiazolo[2,3-b]quinazoline (14-23, 26 and 27), and pyrido[4,3-d]thiazolo[3,2-a]pyrimidine (34-43, 45 and 46) analogues were designed and synthesized. The obtained compounds were evaluated for their in-vitro antitumor activity at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) 60 cell lines panel assay. Compounds 22, 38, 40 and 41 showed remarkable(More)