Zhongliang Xu

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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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Prevalence rates related to smoking and second hand smoking exposure were high in Tianjin, particularly among males. Our study aimed to analyze all cause of deaths attributable to smoking in male citizens in Tianjin. METHODS Data on 38 312 death cases aged 18-69 years old were collected from 2010 to 2012. Odds ratio of deaths on different(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the mortality attributable to smoking in different work environments among male citizens in Tianjin, China, and to provide scientific evidence for banning smoking in workplaces and public places. METHODS The data of 38 312 male deaths 18-69 years of age in Tianjin from 2010 to 2012 were collected. The risk of death due to lung cancer(More)