Publications by authors named "Majid Rajaee"

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Investigation of the structural, physicochemical properties, and aggregation behavior of lipopeptide biosurfactant produced by Acinetobacter junii B6.

Int J Biol Macromol 2018 Jun 6;112:712-719. Epub 2018 Feb 6.

Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.

In the present study the produced biosurfactant of Acinetobacter junii B6 (recently isolated from Iranian oil excavation site) were partially purified and identified by high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and proton nuclear magnetic resonance (H NMR). Elemental analysis of the biosurfactant by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) revealed that the biosurfactant was anionic in nature. The physiochemical properties of the lipopeptide biosurfactant were evaluated by determination of its critical micelle concentration (CMC) and hydrophile-lipophile balance (HLB). The produced biosurfactant decreased the surface tension of water to 36mNm with the CMC of approximately 300mg/l. Furthermore, the solubility properties of the biosurfactant (dissolved in phosphate-buffer saline solution, pH7.4) were investigated by turbidity examination, dynamic light scattering (DLS) measurements, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) inspection. It could be concluded that the biosurfactant showed the spherical-shaped vesicles at a concentration higher than its CMC and the circular dichroism (CD) spectra showed that the secondary structure of the biosurfactant vesicles is dominated by the β sheet.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2018.01.209DOI Listing
June 2018

Synthesis and antibacterial activity of N-(5-benzylthio-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl) and N-(5-benzylsulfonyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)piperazinyl quinolone derivatives.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2005 Oct;15(20):4488-92

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

A series of N-(5-benzylthio-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl) and N-(5-benzylsulfonyl-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl) derivatives of piperazinyl quinolones was synthesized and evaluated for antibacterial activity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms. Some of these derivatives exhibit high activity against Gram-positive bacteria; Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis, comparable or more potent than their parent N-piperazinyl quinolones norfloxacin and ciprofloxacin as reference drugs. The SAR of this series indicates that both the structure of the benzyl unit and the S or SO(2) linker dramatically impact antibacterial activity.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2005.07.016DOI Listing
October 2005