Soroush Sardari

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There is an urgent need to identify new anti-malarial drug targets for both prophylaxis and chemotherapy, due to the increasing problem of drug resistance to malaria parasites. In the present study, the aim was to discover novel, effective plant-based extracts for the activity against malaria. Ten plants found in Iran were selected by ethnobotanical survey(More)
The extract from Artemisia annua, containing artemisinin, has been proven active against multidrug resistant Plasmodium falciparum in previous studies. The purpose of this paper was to study five Artemisia species from Iran for their in vitro and in vivo antimalarial property and detection of artemisinin in the active species by chromatographic and(More)
The functions and biosynthesis of sterols have been effective targets for fungal control in different areas, including pharmaceutical and agricultural applications. Fungi are among the organisms that synthesize sterols, principally ergosterol. In this paper, the effect of dibutyryl-cAMP (db-cAMP) on ergosterol level and the interaction of drugs that would(More)
Angelicin, a naturally occurring furanocoumarin, that showed antifungal activity, was considered as a lead structure for a group of synthetic coumarins. Antifungal activities of the synthesized coumarins and angelicin derivatives were reported against Candida albicans, Cryptococcus neoformans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Aspergillus niger. Human cell line(More)
The understanding of the interactions between nanomaterials and proteins is of extreme importance in medicine. In a biological fluid, proteins can adsorb and associate with nanoparticles, which can have significant impact on the biological behavior of the proteins and the nanoparticles. We report here on the interactions of iron saturated human transferrin(More)
The coumarin compounds are an important class of biologically active molecules, which have attractive caught the attention of many organic and medicinal chemists, due to potential pharmaceutical implications and industrial applications. We herein report the one-pot procedure for the efficient synthesis of coumarin derivatives using commercially available(More)
The marine fatty acid (+/-)-2-methoxytetradecanoic acid was synthesized in two steps (71% overall yield) starting from commercially available methyl-2-hydroxy-tetradecanoate. The title compound was antifungal against Candida albicans (ATCC 14053) in RPMI medium and Aspergillus niger (ATCC 16404) and Cryptococcus neoformans (ATCC 66031) in SDB medium at the(More)
Amphotericin B (AmB) is a membrane-active drug used frequently for the treatment of systemic fungal diseases. Limitations for the use of AmB include poor water solubility and potential for serious systemic toxicities. Recently, it has been demonstrated that the aggregation state of AmB is a determinant factor for toxicity. To increase its therapeutic index,(More)
The vasopressin V2 receptor belongs to the large family of the G-protein coupled receptors and is responsible for the antidiuretic effect of the neurohypophyseal hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP). Based on bioinformatic studies it seems that Ala300 and Asp297 of the V2 vasopressin receptor (V2R) are involved in receptor binding. Ala300Glu mutation resulted(More)
Two classes of fluconazole derivatives, (a) carboxylic acid esters and (b) fatty alcohol and carbohydrate phosphate esters, were synthesized and evaluated in vitro against Cryptococcus neoformans, Candida albicans, and Aspergillus niger. All carboxylic acid ester derivatives of fluconazole (1a-l), such as O-2-bromooctanoylfluconazole (1g, MIC=111 microg/mL)(More)