Vasilios M. Marathias

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As part of an effort to identify 5-HT(1A) antagonists that did not possess typical arylalkylamine or keto/amido-alkyl aryl piperazine scaffolds, prototype compound 10a was identified from earlier work in a combined 5-HT(1A) antagonist/SSRI program. This quinolyl-piperazinyl piperidine analogue displayed potent, selective 5-HT(1A) antagonism but suffered(More)
By using a combination of inverse gated (1)H decoupled (13)C-NMR experiments1 with short acquisition times and NMR Cryo-probe technology, the sample requirements and experimental times necessary to accurately measure enantiomeric excess of small chiral molecules has been reduced 16-fold. Quality (13)C-NMR spectra can now be obtained from a 1 to 5 mg sample(More)
Cysteine-dependant aspartyl protease (caspase) activation has been implicated as a part of the signal transduction pathway leading to apoptosis. It has been postulated that caspase-3 inhibition could attenuate cell damage after an ischemic event and thereby providing for a novel neuroprotective treatment for stroke. As part of a program to develop a small(More)
During human infection, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) survives the normally bacteriocidal phagosome of macrophages. Mtb and related species may be able to combat this harsh acidic environment which contains reactive oxygen species due to the mycobacterial genomes encoding a large number of dehydrogenases. Typically, dehydrogenase cofactor binding sites(More)
In this work, we describe an NMR-based method that utilizes an orientation media composed of the chiral polypeptide liquid crystal poly-gamma-benzyl-L-glutamate (PBLG) dissolved in CDCl(3), to measure the (1)H-(1)H, (1)H-(13)C and (13)C-(13)C residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) of (R) and (S)-ibuprofen. Calculated RDCs, obtained from the lowest energy(More)
A high-resolution, phase-sensitive, natural abundance F2-coupled 1H-13C HSQC (F2HSQC) NMR experiment was developed to measure simultaneously both (n)D(HH) and 1D(CH) residual dipolar couplings (RDCs) of small molecules present in a chiral polypeptide liquid crystal solvent system composed of poly-gamma-benzyl-L-glutamate (PBLG) in CDCl3. Because this is an(More)
The relative chemical shifts and 2J(PC) coupling constants in the low-temperature limiting spectra of a series of Ph(R,N)PCl compounds [R = Me, Et, PhCH2, ‘Pr and c-Hex] differ for R = primary or secondary. For primary alkyl substituents, the more downfield signal exhibits a large, positive coupling and the more upfield resonance shows a small, negative(More)
An appropriately constructed 2-substituted derivative of l-tryptophan undergoes conversion to a prephalarine structure in a single step. The reaction occurs in a diastereoselective fashion, leading shortly thereafter to the naturally occurring version of the alkaloid phalarine.
The application of Chiral Technology, or the (extensive) use of techniques or tools for the determination of absolute stereochemistry and the enantiomeric or chiral separation of racemic small molecule potential lead compounds, has been critical to successfully discovering and developing chiral drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. This has been due to the(More)
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