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Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a platform for assessing sphingolipid lipid kinase inhibitors
Successful medicinal chemistry campaigns to discover and optimize sphingosine kinase inhibitors require a robust assay for screening chemical libraries and for determining rank order potencies. Existing assays for these ...
Open Source Drug Discovery with the Malaria Box Compound Collection for Neglected Diseases and Beyond
A major cause of the paucity of new starting points for drug discovery is the lack of interaction between academia and industry. Much of the global resource in biology is present in universities, whereas the focus of ...
Transition metal diamine complexes with antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA)
(Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-06)
Pentaalkylcyclopentadienyl (Cp*R) iridium (Ir) and cobalt (Co) 1,2-diamine complexes were synthesized. Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus and recent patient methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) isolates to the ...
Identification of Aspergillus fumigatus UDP-Galactopyranose Mutase Inhibitors
Aspergillus fumigatus is an opportunistic human pathogen responsible for deadly, invasive infections in immunocompromised patients. The A. fumigatus cell wall is a complex network of polysaccharides among them galactofuran, ...
HIV-1 drug discovery: targeting folded RNA structures with branched peptides
(The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2015-04-28)
Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is an RNA virus that is prone to high rates of mutation. While the disease is managed with current antiretroviral therapies, drugs with a new mode of action are needed. A strategy ...
Learning Chemistry from Bacteria
Dr. Jon Clardy Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Harvard University All animals, including humans, originated and evolved on a planet already teeming with bacteria, and ...
Antimalarial 5,6-Dihydro-alpha-pyrones from Cryptocarya rigidifolia: Related Bicyclic Tetrahydro-alpha-Pyrones Are Artifacts
(Amer Chemical Soc, 2015-06-01)
Mobilization studies in mice deficient in sphingosine kinase 2 support a crucial role of the plasma level of sphingosine-1-phosphate in the egress of hematopoietic stem progenitor cells
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) is a bioactive lipid involved in cell signaling and, if released from cells, also plays a crucial role in regulating the trafficking of lympho-hematopoietic cells, including primitive hematopoietic ...
Inhibiting neurotransmitter reuptake
(United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2018-04-17)
This document relates to compounds as well as methods and materials involved in modulating neurotransmitter reuptake. For example, compounds, methods for synthesizing compounds, and methods for inhibiting neurotransmitter ...
Antiproliferative triterpenoid saponins from Leptaulus citroides Baill. from the Madagascar rain forest
Bioassay-guided fractionation of EtOH extracts obtained from the roots and wood of the Madagascan plant Leptaulus citroides Baill. (Cardiopteridaceae) led to the isolation of ethyl esters of three new triterpenoid saponins ...