Srinivas K Battina

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The neurotoxicity of amyloid-beta protein (Abeta) is widely regarded as one of the fundamental causes of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD). This toxicity is related to Abeta aggregation into oligomers, protofibrils and fibrils. Recent studies suggest that intracellular Abeta, which causes profound toxicity, could be one of the primary(More)
We herein report phosphorodiamidates as a significant new phosphate prodrug motif. Sixty-seven phosphorodiamidates are reported of two 6-O-alkyl 2'-C-methyl guanosines, with significant variation in the diamidate structure. Both symmetrical and asymmetric phosphorodiamidates are reported, derived from various esterified amino acids, both d and l, and also(More)
Promising anti-breast cancer agents derived from substituted quinolines were discovered. The quinolines were readily synthesized in a large scale from a sequence of reactions starting from 4-acetamidoanisole. The Michael addition product was isolated as the reaction intermediate in the ring closing reaction of(More)
Retinal cells which become ischemic will pass apoptotic signal to adjacent cells, resulting in the spread of damage. This occurs through open gap junctions. A class of novel drugs, based on primaquine (PQ), was tested for binding to connexin 43 using simulated docking studies. A novel drug has been synthesized and tested for inhibition of gap junction(More)
BACKGROUND Substituted triptycenes (TT code number), which block nucleoside transport, macromolecule syntheses and DNA topoisomerase activities, induce cytochrome c release and apoptotic DNA fragmentation, inhibit the proliferation of drug-sensitive and -resistant tumor cells in the nM range in vitro and rapidly trigger the collapse of mitochondrial(More)
Tetracyclic pyrans (+)-chloropuupehenone (1) and (+)-chloropuupehenol (5) and its C8-R-isomer (+)-3 were synthesized via a one-pot condensation of 1-chloro-2-lithio-3,5,6-tris(tert-butyldimethylsilyloxy)benzene (8) with (4aS,8aS)-3,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-octahydro-2,5,5,8a-tetramethylnaphthalene-1-carboxaldehyde (7). The major condensation product,(More)
Synthetic analogs of 1,4-anthraquinone (AQ code number), which block nucleoside transport, decrease DNA, RNA and protein syntheses, trigger cytochrome c release without caspase activation, induce apoptotic DNA fragmentation and inhibit the proliferation of wild-type and multidrug resistant tumor cells in the nM range in vitro, rapidly cause the collapse of(More)
Since synthetic analogs of triptycene (TT code number), such as bisquinones TT2 and TT13, can trigger cytochrome c release without caspase activation and retain their ability to induce apoptosis in multidrug-resistant (MDR) tumor cells, fluorescent probes of transmembrane potential have been used to determine whether these antitumor compounds might directly(More)
We have previously reported the power of combining a 5'-phosphoramidate ProTide, phosphate pro-drug, motif with a 6-methoxy purine pro-drug entity to generate highly potent anti-HCV agents, leading to agents in clinical trial. We herein extend this work with the disclosure that a variety of alternative 6-substituents are tolerated. Several compounds exceed(More)
Novel substituted triptycene bisquinones and 1, 4-anthracenediones were synthesized and screened for their anti-cancer activities. A number of analogs were synthesized utilizing various synthetic transformations and found to elicit interesting antitumor effects. Analogs included water-soluble pro-drugs and ammonium salts. These potent antitumor drugs are(More)