|Targeting Acute Pancreatitis by Small Molecule Inhibitors of Cyclophilin D|
M. Awais, E. Shore, R. Gibson, N. Kershaw, D. Latawiec, S. Pandalaneni, M.A. Javed, L. Wen, D.N. Criddle, N. Berry, L-Y. Lian, P. O’Neill, R. Sutton
Cyclophilin D (CypD) promotes opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore, a major contributor to acute pancreatitis. We are developing small molecule inhibitors of CypD as a possible treatment for AP and other conditions where the MPTP plays a role.
|The Pathogen Box: A Catalyst for Neglected Disease Drug Discovery|
Benoît Laleu*, Thomas Spangenberg, Wesley Van Voorhis, Angelique Doy, Dylan Pillai, Andreas Verras, Joie Garfunkle, Jeremy Burrows, Timothy Wells, Paul Willis
Modelled after the Malaria Box, the Pathogen Box contains ~400 diverse drug-like molecules active against neglected diseases of interest such as Chagas disease, cryptosporidiosis, hookworm, sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis, lymphatic filariasis, malaria, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, trichuriasis, tuberculosis.
|Analysis of Terpenes Using Gas Chromatography with Vacuum Ultraviolet |
Changling Qiu, Jonathan Smuts, Phillip Walsh, and Kevin A. Schug
The VUV absorption spectra for different terpenes were distinctive and differentiable. GC-VUV demonstrated the capabilities for qualitative and quantitative analysis of terpenes in turpertine mixtures. Chromatographic coeluting signals can be deconvolved by the VUV data analysis software.
|Selective Debenzylation of N-Benzyloxypyrazinones in Flow|
Anh Hung MAI - Cedrick VERYSER - Wim DE BORGGRAEVE
Selective and reproducible debenzylation of benzyloxypyrazinones by using catalytic transfer hydrogenation in flow chemistry to yield N-hydroxypyrazinones. The flow methodology enabled us to avoid overreduction of the compounds to pyrazin-2(1H)-ones.
|Predicting Regioselectivityand Labilityof Cytochrome P450 Metabolism using Quantum Mechanical Simulations|
Tyzack, Nicholas Foster, Peter Hunt, Matthew Segall
Predicting Regioselectivity and Lability of Cytochrome P450 Metabolism using Quantum Mechanical Simulations
|An HTS-Compatible Plate For Highly Miniaturized Cultures Of Primary Human Bronchial Epithelial Cells At Air-Liquid Interface|
Elizabeth Vu1, Eric Sorscher2, Robert Lowery1, Steven Hayes1
Primary human bronchial epithelial cells (HBE) cultured at air liquid interface (ALI) exhibit striking similarity to the in vivo situation, including both tissue architecture and ion channel functionality. Cultures of this type serve as a gold standard for predicting therapeutic activity in airway diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
|The Prestwick Chemical Library (R), A Valuable Tool for Screening|
Jean-Marie Contreras1, Christophe Morice1, Jean-Marc Simon1, Bruno Didier2, Marie-Louise Jung1 and Thierry Langer3
The Prestwick Chemical Library® (PCL) is Prestwick’s flagship product dedicated to screening. It is a collection of 1280 molecules comprising 100% approved drugs (FDA, EMEA and other agencies) selected for their high chemical and pharmacological diversity. The PCL was designed to reduce the risk of "low quality" hits and therefore the cost of the initial screening, and appears to be an efficient smart library for hit discovery. The PCL comes with an extended fully-annotated database.
|Building a Diverse and Experimentally-Curated Fragment Library|
Andrew Lowerson, Steven LaPlante, Patrick McCarren, and Michael Serrano-Wu
Presenting a new fragment collection with experimentally-determined aqueous solubility that will address a major source of false positives and attrition in fragment screening
|Polymer Microarrays for Biomaterial Development|
Simmonte, M.J.1, Dhaliwal, K.2, Cuschieri, K.3, Graham, S.V.4, Bradley, M.1
The application of polymer microarrays in the discovery of biocompatible and bioactive substrates. Progress towards biomaterial development for the treatment of SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome), and improving cervical cytology.
|DETERMINATION OF THE QUALITY OF ACTIVE INGREDIENTS IN PAIN KILLERS USING GC-MS|
Elizabeth N.M Murago1, Nathan Oyaro1, Anthony N. Gachanja, Onditi O. Anam, Felix M. Mawili, Steve Lancaster
From this study, the pain killers sampled were found to have large error bars suggesting that there exist counterfeit drugs in the market. The brands mostly affected for analysis of acetaminophen were panadol, action, P500, P5500, elymol and neladol. The error bars for caffeine analysis were quite low indicating that all tablets either counterfeit or original maintained the same amount of this active ingredient.
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