Zengjun Fang

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Nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) nowadays represent very potent and most promising anti-AIDS agents that specifically target the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT). However, the effectiveness of NNRTI drugs can be hampered by rapid emergence of drug-resistant viruses and severe side effects upon long-term use. Therefore, there is an(More)
The conformational restriction (rigidification) of a flexible ligand has often been a commonly used strategy in drug design, as it can minimize the entropic loss associated with the ligand adopting a preferred conformation for binding, which leads to enhanced potency for a given physiological target, improved selectivity for isoforms and reduced the(More)
BACKGROUND Acetylpuerarin (AP), because of its lower water solubility, shows poor absorption that hinders its therapeutic application. Thus, the aim of this study was to prepare nanoemulsions for AP, enhance its oral bioavailability, and thus improve the therapeutic effect. METHODS The nanoemulsions stabilized by D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000(More)
A series of 2-(1-aryl-1H-imidazol-2-ylthio)acetamide [imidazole thioacetanilide (ITA)] derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as potent inhibitors of human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1). Among them, the most potent HIV-1 inhibitors were 4a5 (EC(50)=0.18microM), and 4a2 (EC(50)=0.20microM), which were more effective than the lead compound L1(More)
The long-term usage of HIV-1 non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) eventually leads to rapid emergence of drug-resistant viruses and severe side effect. Therefore, it is imperative to seek the additional NNRTIs with potent and broad spectrum anti-mutant activities, and excellent pharmacokinetic profiles. The discovery of etravirine,(More)
This work follows on from our initial discovery of a series of piperidine-substituted thiophene[3,2-d]pyrimidine HIV-1 non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) ( J. Med. Chem. 2016 , 59 , 7991 - 8007 ). In the present study, we designed, synthesized, and biologically tested several series of new derivatives in order to investigate previously(More)
Methylergonovine (ME) is a semisynthetic ergot alkaloid that is used for the treatment and prophylaxis of postpartum hemorrhage. In recent years, methylergonovine has been effective in the control of refractory headaches and is likely to be employed as chemosensitizers for cancer. However, this alkaloid sometimes causes elevated blood pressure. Therefore, a(More)
A novel synthetic route and anti-HIV activity evaluation of a new series of 2-(4-(2,4-dibromophenyl)-1,2,3-thiadiazol-5-ylthio)acetamide (TTA) derivatives are described. Bioactivity assay indicated that most of the title compounds showed good activities against HIV-1. In particular, compound 7c displayed the most potent anti-HIV-1 activity (EC(50)=36.4nM),(More)
A series of 2-(4-(naphthalen-2-yl)-1,2,3-thiadiazol-5-ylthio)acetamide (TTA) derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as potent inhibitors of HIV-1. Among the newly disclosed TTAs, compounds 7f, 7 g and 7c were the most potent inhibitors of HIV-1 replication of the series (EC(50)=0.17+/-0.02, 0.36+/-0.19 and 0.39+/-0.05 microM, respectively), coupled with(More)
The development of new HIV-1 non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) offers the possibility of generating novel structures of increased potency. Based on the bioisosteric principle, novel series of 1,2,3-selenadiazole thioacetanilide derivatives were designed, and synthesized using an original synthetic route, structurally confirmed by(More)