Srishti Gangwar

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The successful synthesis of dolastatin 11, a depsipeptide originally isolated from the mollusk Dolabella auricularia, permitted us to study its effects on cells. The compound arrested cells at cytokinesis by causing a rapid and massive rearrangement of the cellular actin filament network. In a dose-and time-dependent manner, F-actin was rearranged into(More)
The objective of this work was to synthesize the cyclic prodrugs 1 and 2 of [Leu5]-enkephalin (Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Leu-OH) and DADLE (Tyr-D-Ala-Gly-Phe-D-Leu-OH), respectively, using an (acyloxy)alkoxy linker. The cyclic prodrugs 1 and 2 were synthesized via a convergent method using the (acyloxy)alkoxy promoiety that connected the C- and N-terminus of the(More)
In an attempt to improve the membrane permeabilities of opioid peptides, we have synthesized cyclic prodrugs of [Leu5]-enkephalin and DADLE using a coumarinic acid or a phenylpropionic acid linker. The synthesis of the coumarinic acid- and phenylpropionic acid-based cyclic prodrugs followed similar strategies. Key intermediates were the compounds with the(More)
Intravenous administration of N-(beta-alanyl-L-leucyl-L-alanyl-L-leucyl)doxorubicin (4) induces an acute toxic reaction, killing animals in a few minutes. This results from its positive charge at physiological pH combined with its propensity to form large aggregates in aqueous solutions. Negatively charged N-capped versions of 4 such as the succinyl(More)
CPI-0004Na is a tetrapeptidic extracellularly tumour-activated prodrug of doxorubicin. The tetrapeptide structure ensures blood stability and selective cleavage by unidentified peptidase(s) released by tumour cells. The purpose of this work was to identify the enzyme responsible for the first rate-limiting step of CPI-0004Na activation, initially attributed(More)
1. Acetyltylophoroside (AcT) and tylogenin inhibit Na+/K(+)-ATPase in spite of having structures very different from cardiac glycosides (CGs). 2. Calculation of the lowest energy conformations of AcT and tylogenin and superpositions of these with the X-ray conformations of CGs and chlormadinone acetate led to a model for the interaction of these different(More)
In this paper, a vigorous attempt has been made to study Hopfield neural network for storing and later recalling of random patterns using conventional hebbian learning rule and genetic algorithm. Storing of these patterns in the network is done using Hebbian learning rule followed by recalling of these patterns on presentation of distorted input patterns is(More)
One of the major obstacles to the development of biologically active peptides as clinically useful therapeutic agents has been their low permeation through biological barriers (e.g., intestinal mucosa, blood-brain barrier) and their metabolic lability (1,2). Overcoming these problems is a very contemporary issue for the development of peptide(More)
The clinical development of orally active peptide drugs has been limited by their unfavorable physicochemical characteristics (e.g., charge, hydrogen bonding potential, size), which prevent them from permeating biological barriers such as the intestinal mucosa, and also their lack of stability against enzymatic degradation (1-12). Unfortunately, many of the(More)
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