Trond Vidar Hansen

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A previously unidentified class of compounds has been isolated from the regurgitant of the grasshopper species Schistocerca americana. These compounds (named here "caeliferins") are composed of saturated and monounsaturated sulfated alpha-hydroxy fatty acids in which the omega-carbon is functionalized with either a sulfated hydroxyl or a carboxyl conjugated(More)
The lipophilic, cell-penetrating zinc chelator N,N,N',N',-tetrakis(2-pyridylmethyl) ethylenediamine (TPEN, 1) and the zinc chelating procaspase-activating compound PAC-1 (2) both have been reported to induce apoptosis in various cell types. The relationship between apoptosis-inducing ability and zinc affinity (Kd), have been investigated with two new model(More)
The synthesis, cytotoxicity, inhibition of tubulin polymerization data and anti-angiogenetic effects of seven 1,5-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazole analogs and two 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazole analogs of combretastatin A-1 (1) are reported herein. The biological studies revealed that the 1,5-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles(More)
Cellular behaviors are governed by combinations of systemic and microenvironmental factors; together, these regulate cell signaling responses to growth factors. This contextual microenvironmental influence also determines drug sensitivity. Hence using in vitro systems that model contextual cellular behavior is highly beneficial for effective therapeutic(More)
Procaspase-activating compound 1, PAC-1, has been introduced as a direct activator of procaspase-3 and has been suggested as a therapeutic agent against cancer. Its activation of procaspase-3 is dependent on the chelation of zinc. We have tested PAC-1 and an analogue of PAC-1 as zinc chelators in vitro as well as their ability to activate caspase-3 and(More)
The polyunsaturated lipid mediator PD1n-3 DPA (5) was recently isolated from self-resolving inflammatory exudates of 5 and human macrophages. Herein, the first total synthesis of PD1n-3 DPA (5) is reported in 10 steps and 9% overall yield. These efforts, together with NMR data of its methyl ester 6, confirmed the structure of 5 to be(More)
Ten 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazoles 2a-2j were prepared and tested for their ability to increase oleic acid oxidation in human myotubes using a high-throughput multiwell assay. Compounds 2e (2-{4-[(1-(3-fluoro-4-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)-1H-1,2,3-triazol-4-yl)methylthio]-2-methylphenoxy}acetic acid) and 2i(More)
Inflammation and its natural resolution are host-protective responses triggered by infection or injury. The resolution phase of inflammation is regulated by enzymatically produced specialized pro-resolving mediators. We recently identified a new class of peptide-conjugated specialized pro-resolving mediators that carry potent tissue regenerative actions(More)
[reaction: see text] 3,5-Disubstituted isoxazoles are obtained in good yields by a convenient one-pot, three-step procedure utilizing a regioselective copper(I)-catalyzed cycloaddition reaction between in situ generated nitrile oxides and terminal acetylenes. Most functional groups do not interfere with the reaction, which can be performed in aqueous(More)