Supriya A Bavadekar

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Synephrine and beta-phenethylamine, two naturally occurring compounds, are structurally related to ephedrine. In this study, the effects of synephrine and beta-phenethylamine on alpha-adrenergic receptor (alpha-AR) subtypes are investigated in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) or Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells, and compared to that of 1R,2S-norephedrine.(More)
Ephedra species of plants have both beneficial and adverse effects primarily associated with the presence of ephedrine alkaloids. Few reports have appeared that examine the direct actions of ephedrine alkaloids on human subtypes of adrenergic receptors (ARs). In the present study, ephedrine alkaloids were evaluated for their binding affinities on human(More)
Yohimbine is a potent and relatively nonselective alpha(2)-adrenergic receptor (AR) antagonist. In an earlier report, we demonstrated that dimeric yohimbine analogs containing methylene and methylene-diglycine tethers were highly selective human alpha(2C)-AR ligands. Little work has been done to examine the role of the tether group or the absence of the(More)
The synthesis and biological evaluation of a new series of bioisosteric phentolamine analogs are described. Replacement of the carbon next to the imidazoline ring of phentolamine with a nitrogen atom provides compounds (2, 3) that are about 1.6 times and 4.1 times more potent functionally than phentolamine on rat alpha1-adrenergic receptors, respectively.(More)
A series of yohimbine derivatives was synthesized and evaluated for binding affinity at the human alpha(2C)-adrenergic receptors expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells. It has been found that compound 5 shows a higher affinity for alpha(2C)-AR than the parent compound yohimbine 1, thereby illustrating that the nature of the linkers affect binding(More)
Phentolamine is known to act as a competitive, non-subtype-selective alpha-adrenoceptor antagonist. In an attempt to improve alpha(2)- versus alpha(1)-adrenoceptor selectivity and alpha(2)-adrenoceptor subtype-selectivity, two new chemical series of bioisosteric phentolamine analogs were prepared and evaluated. These compounds were evaluated for binding(More)
In a hen, large quantities of the egg yolk proteins, apolipoprotein II (apo-II) and vitellogenin (VG), are expressed in the liver and transported to the oviduct during egg production. Estrogenic stimulation of the hepatic expression of apo-II and VG is due to both transcriptional increase and mRNA stabilization. The nucleolytic degradation of apo-II(More)
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