Zhongliang Xu

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting 2% of the population over age 65years. Mitochondrial defect and oxidative stress actively participate in the dopaminergic (DA) neuron degeneration in PD. Xyloketal B is a novel marine compound with unique chemical structure isolated from mangrove fungus Xylaria sp. (no.(More)
A novel series of xyloketal derivatives (1-21) were designed and prepared. The majority of the compounds demonstrated vasorelaxation action on 60 mM KCl-induced contractions rat isolated aortic rings in a concentration-dependent manner, and the action is mediated by both endothelium-independent and endothelium-dependent mechanisms. Compounds 9, 12, 13, 14,(More)
Helix B surface peptide (HBSP), derived from erythropoietin, displays powerful tissue protection during kidney ischemia reperfusion (IR) injury without erythropoietic side effects. We employed cyclization strategy for the first time, and synthesized thioether-cyclized helix B peptide (CHBP) to improve metabolic stability and renoprotective effect. LC-MS/MS(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease affecting people over age 55. Oxidative stress actively participates in the dopaminergic (DA) neuron degeneration of PD. Xyloketals are a series of natural compounds from marine mangrove fungus strain No. 2508 that have been reported to protect against neurotoxicity through their(More)
A sensitive and specific HPLC-UV method was developed and validated for the determination of xyloketal B in rat plasma. Following liquid-liquid extraction, the separation was performed using an isocratic mobile phase of methanol-acetonitrile-water (30/30/40, v/v/v) on a Phenomenex C(18) column (4.6mm×250mm, 5μm). The eluent was monitored at 220nm and at a(More)
Novel 2,4,5-trisubstituted thiazole derivatives (TSTs) were designed and synthesized as HIV-1 non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs). Among the thirty-eight synthesized target compounds, thirty TSTs showed potent inhibition against HIV-1 replication in wild type HIV-1 at submicromolar concentrations (from 0.046 to 9.59 μM). Compounds 21,(More)
A series of 2-(6-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1H-imidazoles were synthesized and evaluated for ALK5 inhibitory activity in cell-based luciferase reporter assays. The compound 4-(((1-(benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)-2-(6-methylpyridin-2-yl)-1H-imidazol-4-yl)methyl)amino)benzenesulfonamide (27a) exhibited slightly higher inhibition (IC50=0.24μM) than SB431542 (IC50=0.35μM),(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the integrated effects of tobacco control programs through comparing the pre- and post-implementation of the Tianjin Tobacco Control Act (Act), in 4 successive years. METHODS Case-related data on myocardial infarction was collected by Tianjin Surveillance System, New Case Registry. Both the representative sample size of indoor(More)
In our previous work, novel 2,4,5-trisubstituted thiazole derivatives (TSTs) were synthesized, and their activities were evaluated against HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. Some interesting results were obtained, which led us to a new discovery regarding these TSTs. In the present study, 21 new 2,4,5-trisubstituted thiazole derivatives were rationally designed(More)