Su-long Xiao

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To elucidate the pharmacophore of echinocystic acid (EA), an oleanane-type triterpene displaying substantial inhibitory activity on HCV entry, two microbial strains, Rhizopus chinensis CICC 3043 and Alternaria alternata AS 3.4578, were utilized to modify the chemical structure of EA. Eight new metabolites with regio- and stereo-selective introduction of(More)
With the aim of broadening the versatility of lentiviral vectors as a tool in nucleic acid research, we expanded the genetic code in the propagation of lentiviral vectors for site-specific incorporation of chemical moieties with unique properties. Through systematic exploration of the structure-function relationship of lentiviral VSVg envelope by(More)
Development of hepatitis C virus (HCV) entry inhibitors represents an emerging approach that satisfies a tandem mechanism for use with other inhibitors in a multifaceted cocktail. By screening Chinese herbal extracts, oleanolic acid (OA) was found to display weak potency to inhibit HCV entry with an IC50 of 10 μM. Chemical exploration of this triterpene(More)
Entry inhibitors are of particular importance in current efforts to develop a new generation of anti-influenza virus drugs. Here we report certain pentacyclic triterpenes exhibiting conserved structure features and with in vitro anti-influenza virus activity comparable to and even higher than that of oseltamivir. Mechanistic studies indicated that these(More)
Multivalent effect plays an important role in biological processes, particularly in the specific recognition of virus with its host cell during the first step of infection. Here we report the synthesis of multivalent pentacyclic triterpene grafted on cyclodextrin core and potency of against influenza entry activity. Nine star-shaped compounds containing(More)
The development of entry inhibitors is an emerging approach to the prevention and reduction of HCV infection. Starting from echinocystic acid (EA), a μM HCV entry inhibitor, we have developed a series of bivalent oleanane-type triterpenes which, upon optimization of the length, rigidity and hydrophobicity of the linker, exert dramatically potent enhancement(More)
A series of novel amino acid and peptide derivatives of bleomycin (BLM) A(5) were synthesized. All the compounds possessed significant antitumor activities in vitro against HL-60, BGC-823, PC-3MIE8, and MDA-MB-435 cell lines. Their antitumor activities against MDA-MB-435 were 10-fold higher than BLM A5. The DNA cleavage studies indicated that the(More)
In our previous studies, oleanolic acid (OA) and echinocystic acid (EA), isolated from Dipsacus asperoides, were found to have anti-HCV entry properties. The major issue for members of this type of triterpene is their low water solubility. In this study, a series of new water-soluble triazole-bridged β-cyclodextrin (CD)-pentacyclic triterpene conjugates(More)
Since the influenza viruses can rapidly evolve, it is urgently required to develop novel anti-influenza agents possessing a novel mechanism of action. In our previous study, two pentacyclic triterpene derivatives (Q8 and Y3) have been found to have anti-influenza virus entry activities. Keeping the potential synergy of biological activity of pentacyclic(More)
Multivalent ligands that exhibit high binding affinity to influenza hemagglutinin (HA) trimer can block the interaction of HA with its sialic acid receptor. In this study, a series of multivalent pentacyclic triterpene-functionalized per-O-methylated cyclodextrin (CD) derivatives were designed and synthesized using 1, 3-dipolar cycloaddition click reaction.(More)