Yen-Chun Lee

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Enterovirus 71 is one of the most important pathogens in the family of Picornaviridae that can cause severe complications in the postpoliovirus era, such as encephalitis, pulmonary edema, and even death. Pyridyl imidazolidinone is a novel class of potent and selective human enterovirus 71 inhibitor. Pyridyl imidazolidinone was identified by using(More)
When skeletons of Win compounds were used as templates, computer-assisted drug design led to the identification of a novel series of imidazolidinone derivatives with significant antiviral activity against enterovirus 71 (EV 71), the infection of which had resulted in about 80 fatalities during the 1998 epidemic outbreak in Taiwan. In addition to inhibiting(More)
A series of pyridylimidazolidinone derivatives was synthesized and tested in vitro against enterovirus 71 (EV71). On the basis of compound 33 (DBPR103), introduction of a methyl group at the 2- or 3-position of the linker between the imidazolidinone and the biphenyl resulted in markedly improved antiviral activity toward EV71 with IC(50) values of 5.0 nM(More)
A series of thiourea derivatives were synthesized and their antiviral activity was evaluated in a cell-based HCV subgenomic replicon assay. SAR studies revealed that the chain length and the position of the alkyl linker largely influenced the in vitro anti-HCV activity of this class of potent antiviral agents. Among this series of compounds synthesized, the(More)
A series of 5-substituted 2-cyanoimino-4-imidazodinone and 2-cyanoimino-4-pyrimidinone derivatives were synthesized and their anticancer cytotoxicity were evaluated in in vitro assay. It was found that the bulky aryl functionality in the 5-position of the 2-cyanoimino-4-imidazolidinone compounds was essential for the cytotoxicity of these heterocyclic(More)
OBJECTIVE Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and gallstone disease (GSD) share some of the same risk factors. The association between NAFLD and GSD was inconsistent. Moreover, there are no studies on the association between GSD and the severity of NAFLD in the literature. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the severity of(More)
A series of pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidines were synthesized and their antiviral activity was evaluated in a plaque reduction assay. It is very interesting that this class of compounds provide remarkable evidence that they are very specific for human enteroviruses, in particular, coxsackieviruses. Some derivatives proved to be highly effective in inhibiting(More)
A series of isatin-β-thiosemicarbazones have been designed and evaluated for antiviral activity against herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2) in a plaque reduction assay. Their cytotoxicity was examined using human rhabdomyosarcoma cells (RD cells). Several derivatives of isatin-β-thiosemicarbazone exhibited significant and selective(More)
A series of novel, oxime ether-containing pyridyl imidazolidinones were synthesized and their antiviral activity was evaluated in a plaque reduction assay. It is very interesting that this class of compounds is specific for human enteroviruses, in particular, enterovirus 71 (EV71). Some derivatives strongly inhibited enterovirus replication with activities(More)
We describe the 3D-QSAR-assisted design of an Aurora kinase A inhibitor with improved physicochemical properties, in vitro activity, and in vivo pharmacokinetic profiles over those of the initial lead. Three different 3D-QSAR models were built and validated by using a set of 66 pyrazole (Model I) and furanopyrimidine (Model II) compounds with IC(50) values(More)