Shuo-Bin Chen

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A series of new 2-arylethenylquinoline derivatives (4a1-4a12, 4b1-4b8, 4c1-4c4, 4d1-4d3 and 4e1-4e9) were designed, synthesized, and evaluated as potential multifunctional agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In vitro studies showed that these synthetic compounds inhibited self-induced Aβ1-42 aggregation effectively ranged from 23.6% to(More)
A series of 7,8-dehydrorutaecarpine derivatives were synthesized and characterized as potential multifunctional agents for treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). All of these synthetic compounds showed high acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitory activity with IC50 values ranged from 0.60 to 196.7 nM, and good selectivity for AChE over butyrylcholinesterase(More)
Quindoline derivatives as telomeric quadruplex ligands have shown good biological activity for telomerase inhibition. In the present study, we used spectroscopic and calorimetric methods to investigate the interactions between a quindoline derivative (5-methyl-11-(2-morpholinoethylamino)-10-H-indolo-[3,2-b]quinolin-5-ium iodide, compound 1) and human(More)
A series of bisaryldiketene derivatives were designed and synthesized as a new class of specific G-quadruplex ligands. The ligand-quadruplex interactions were further evaluated by FRET, ITC, and PCR stop assay. In contrast to most of the G-quadruplex ligands reported so far, which comprise an extended aromatic ring, these compounds are neither polycyclic(More)
Discovery of potent and selective ligands for telomeric G-quadruplex DNA is a challenging work. Through a combination approach of pharmacophore model construction, model validation, database virtual screening, chemical synthesis and interaction evaluation, we discovered and confirmed triaryl-substituted imidazole TSIZ01 to be a new telomeric G-quadruplex(More)
A series of isaindigotone derivatives and analogues were designed, synthesized and evaluated as dual inhibitors of cholinesterases (ChEs) and self-induced β-amyloid (Aβ) aggregation. The synthetic compounds had IC(50) values at micro or nano molar range for cholinesterase inhibition, and some compounds exhibited strong inhibitory activity for AChE and high(More)
G-quadruplex structures are a new class of attractive targets for DNA-interactive anticancer agents. The primary building block of this structure is the G-quartet, which is composed of four coplanar guanines and serves as the major binding site for small molecules. NMR studies and molecular dynamics simulations have suggested that the planarity of G-quartet(More)
Topoisomerases (Topo I and Topo II) are very important players in DNA replication, repair, and transcription, and are a promising class of antitumor target. In present study, a series of benzo[a]phenazine derivatives with alkylamino side chains at C-5 were designed, synthesized, and their biological activities were evaluated. Most of derivatives showed good(More)
c-MYC is an important oncogene that is considered as an effective target for anticancer therapy. Regulation of this gene's transcription is one avenue for c-MYC-targeting drug design. Direct binding to a transcription factor and generating the intervention of a transcriptional programme appears to be an effective way to modulate gene transcription. NM23-H2(More)
The RNA G-quadruplex is an important secondary structure formed by guanine-rich RNA sequences. However, its folding studies have mainly been studied in vitro. Accurate identification of RNA G-quadruplex formation within a sequence of interest remains difficult in cells. Herein, and based on the guanine-rich sequence in the 5'-UTR of NRAS mRNA, we designed(More)