Tze Chieh Shiao

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Chemical investigation of the roots and fruits of Zanthoxylumleprieurii Guill. et Perr. led to the isolation of three new alkaloids including two acridone derivatives, 3-hydroxy-1,4-dimethoxy-10-methyl-9-acridone (2) and 3-hydroxy-1,2-dimethoxy-10-methyl-9-acridone (3) named helebelicine A and B, respectively, and one secobenzo[c]phenantridine,(More)
Two amides, heitziamide A and heitziamide B and two phenylethanoids, heitziethanoid A and heitziethanoid B together with thirteen known compounds were isolated from F. heitzii (Letouzey). The structures of all compounds were established by spectroscopic analysis. Nine compounds were evaluated for oxidative burst inhibitory activity in a chemoluminescence(More)
The unfolded protein response (UPR) initiated by the transmembrane kinase/ribonuclease Ire1 has been implicated in a variety of diseases. Ire1, with its unique position in the UPR, is an ideal target for the development of therapies; however, the identification of specific kinase inhibitors is challenging. Recently, the development of covalent inhibitors(More)
A new family of glycodendrimer scaffolds containing 12 and 18 peripheral alpha-d-mannopyranosidic units has been synthesized by Cu(I)-catalyzed [1,3]-dipolar cycloadditions using sulfurated dendritic scaffolds bearing alkyne functionalities and novel TRIS derivatives.
The emerging significance of lectins for pathophysiological processes provides incentive for the design of potent inhibitors. To this end, systematic assessment of contributions to affinity and selectivity by distinct types of synthetic tailoring of glycosides is a salient step, here taken for the aglyconic modifications of two disaccharide core structures.(More)
Uropathogenic Escherichia coli infections, ultimately leading to cystitis and pyelonephritis, are initially mediated by the adhesion of the bacterial FimH to the transmembrane glycoprotein uroplakin-1a present at the surface of urothelial cells. The adhesion is based on the recognition and high avidity binding between the high-mannose glycans of the(More)
Drug bioactivation leading to the formation of reactive species capable of covalent binding to proteins represents an important cause of drug-induced toxicity. Reactive metabolite detection using in vitro microsomal incubations is a crucial step in assessing potential toxicity of pharmaceutical compounds. The most common method for screening the formation(More)
Both convergent and divergent strategies for the synthesis of "onion peel" glycodendrimers are reported which resulted in one of the best multivalent ligands known against the virulent factor from a bacterial lectin isolated from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
A brief overview of carbohydrate antigens processing and uptakes involved in the adaptive immune system is highlighted. To counter balance the poor immunogenicity and T-cell independent characteristics of carbohydrate antigens, chemists have developed original hybrid molecules aimed at targeting specific competent immune cell receptors. Amongst several(More)