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Sphingolipids of Asteroidea and Holothuroidea: Structures and Biological Activities.

Mar Drugs 2021 Jun 8;19(6). Epub 2021 Jun 8.

G.B. Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Pr. 100-let Vladivostoku 159, 690022 Vladivostok, Russia.

Sphingolipids are complex lipids widespread in nature as structural components of biomembranes. Commonly, the sphingolipids of marine organisms differ from those of terrestrial animals and plants. The gangliosides are the most complex sphingolipids characteristic of vertebrates that have been found in only the Echinodermata (echinoderms) phylum of invertebrates. Read More

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The Insulin Receptor: A Potential Target of Amarogentin Isolated from Franch That Induces Neurogenesis in PC12 Cells.

Biomedicines 2021 May 20;9(5). Epub 2021 May 20.

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.

Amarogentin (AMA) is a secoiridoid glycoside isolated from the traditional Chinese medicine, Franch. AMA exhibits nerve growth factor (NGF)-mimicking and NGF-enhancing activities in PC12 cells and in primary cortical neuron cells. In this study, a possible mechanism was found showing the remarkable induction of phosphorylation of the insulin receptor (INSR) and protein kinase B (AKT). Read More

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Investigating the Role of Guanosine on Human Neuroblastoma Cell Differentiation and the Underlying Molecular Mechanisms.

Front Pharmacol 2021 27;12:658806. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, "G. D'Annunzio" University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy.

Neuroblastoma arises from neural crest cell precursors failing to complete the process of differentiation. Thus, agents helping tumor cells to differentiate into normal cells can represent a valid therapeutic strategy. Here, we evaluated whether guanosine (GUO), a natural purine nucleoside, which is able to induce differentiation of many cell types, may cause the differentiation of human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells and the molecular mechanisms involved. Read More

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Acceptor-mediated regioselective enzyme catalyzed sialylation: chemoenzymatic synthesis of GAA-7 ganglioside glycan.

Chem Commun (Camb) 2021 Apr 10;57(28):3468-3471. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, 101 Section 2, Kuang Fu Road, Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan.

Herein, we applied PmST1 (a sialyltransferase) to achieve acceptor-mediated regioselective sialylation (AMRS) on the nonreducing end GalNH or GalAz (2-azido-2-deoxy galactose). Thus, C5 and C8-modified sialic acid was efficiently assembled on GalNH (or GalAz) to achieve the synthesis of the GAA-7 (one of the echinodermatous gangliosides with higher neuritogenic activity) glycan moiety. Read More

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Sea urchin gangliosides exhibit neuritogenic effects in neuronal PC12 cells via TrkA- and TrkB-related pathways.

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2021 Feb;85(3):675-686

College of Food Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao, Shandong, People's Republic of China.

Gangliosides (GLSs) are ubiquitously distributed in all tissues but highly enriched in nervous system. Currently, it is unclear how exogenous GLSs regulate neuritogenesis, although neural functions of endogenous GLSs are widely studied. Herein, we evaluated the neuritogenic activities and mechanism of sea urchin gangliosides (SU-GLSs) in vitro. Read More

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February 2021

Induction of differentiation of the acute myeloid leukemia cell line (HL-60) by a securinine dimer.

Cell Death Discov 2020 Nov 12;6(1):123. Epub 2020 Nov 12.

International Cooperative Laboratory of Traditional Chinese Medicine Modernization and Innovative Drug Development of Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE), College of Pharmacy, Jinan University, Guangzhou, 510632, PR China.

Differentiation therapy has been successfully applied clinically in cases of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), but few differentiation-induction agents other than all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) have been discovered clinically. Based on our previously reported neuritogenic differentiation activity of synthetic dimeric derivatives of securinine, we explored the leukemia differentiation-induction activity of such as compound, SN3-L6. It was found that SN3-L6 induces transdifferentiation of both acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) cells but unexpectedly, a new transdifferentiation pathway from APL cells to morphologically and immunologically normal megakaryocytes and platelets were discovered. Read More

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November 2020

Dental Pulp Cell Sheets Enhance Facial Nerve Regeneration via Local Neurotrophic Factor Delivery.

Tissue Eng Part A 2020 Dec 21. Epub 2020 Dec 21.

Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

An effective strategy for sustained neurotrophic factor (NTF) delivery to sites of peripheral nerve injury (PNI) would accelerate healing and enhance functional recovery, addressing the major clinical challenges associated with the current standard of care. In this study, scaffold-free cell sheets were generated using human dental pulp stem/progenitor cells, that endogenously express high levels of NTFs, for use as bioactive NTF delivery systems. Additionally, the effect of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) on NTF expression by dental pulp cell (DPC) sheets was evaluated. Read More

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December 2020

Hp-s1 Ganglioside Suppresses Proinflammatory Responses by Inhibiting MyD88-Dependent NF-κB and JNK/p38 MAPK Pathways in Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Microglial Cells.

Mar Drugs 2020 Sep 29;18(10). Epub 2020 Sep 29.

Department of Biology and Anatomy, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 11490, Taiwan.

Hp-s1 ganglioside is isolated from the sperm of sea urchin (Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus). In addition to neuritogenic activity, the biological function of Hp-s1 in neuroinflammation is unknown. In this study, we investigated the anti-neuroinflammatory effect of Hp-s1 on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated microglial cells. Read More

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September 2020

Total Synthesis of the Echinodermatous Ganglioside LLG-3 Possessing the Biological Function of Promoting the Neurite Outgrowth.

Org Lett 2020 10 23;22(19):7491-7495. Epub 2020 Sep 23.

Department of Chemistry, Chung Yuan Christian University, 200 Zhongbei Road, Chung Li District, Taoyuan City 32023, Taiwan.

A total synthesis of echinodermatous ganglioside LLG-3 with neuritogenic activity was accomplished by a convergent strategy. The synthesis of 2-hydroxyethyl 8--Me-α-sialoside was started from the phenyl 7,8-di--Pico-thiosialoside , which can be chemoselectively removed the picoloyl group, and then the methyl group in 8--MeNeu5Ac moiety was chemoselectively prepared using TMSCHN/FeCl. For preparation of the terminal disialic unit, oxidative amidation was initially utilized by our group to efficiently construct the α(2,11) linkage of 8--Me-Neu5Acα(2,11)Neu5Gc. Read More

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October 2020

Amarogentin from Franch Exhibits Antiaging and Neuroprotective Effects through Antioxidative Stress.

Oxid Med Cell Longev 2020 1;2020:3184019. Epub 2020 Aug 1.

College of Pharmaceutical Science, Zhejiang University, 866 Yu Hang Road, Hangzhou, China.

In the present study, the replicative lifespan assay of yeast was used to guide the isolation of antiaging substance from Franch, a traditional Chinese medicine. A compound with antiaging effect was isolated, and the chemical structure of this molecule as amarogentin was identified by spectral analysis and compared with the reported data. It significantly extended the replicative lifespan of K6001 yeast at doses of 1, 3, and 10 M. Read More

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Design and synthesis of dual active neovibsanin derivatives based on a chemical structure merging method.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2020 10 12;30(20):127497. Epub 2020 Aug 12.

Chemistry of Functional Molecule, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, 180 Nishihamabouji Yamashiro-cyo, Tokushima 770-8514, Japan. Electronic address:

A hybrid compound consisting of neovibsanin and trans-banglene was designed according to a structure merging method and synthesized via a sequence of key steps including a Diels-Alder cycloaddition, stereoselective alkynylation, and intramolecular oxa-Michael addition reaction. The biological activity of the synthetized acetal compound and its hemiacetal analogue was investigated in PC12 cells. These studies revealed that the designed hybrid compounds displayed neuritogenic activity. Read More

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October 2020

Tetradecyl 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate alleviates oligodendrocyte damage following chronic cerebral hypoperfusion through IGF-1 receptor.

Neurochem Int 2020 09 7;138:104749. Epub 2020 May 7.

Institute of Pharmacology & Toxicology, NHC and CAMS Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310058, PR China. Electronic address:

Currently, there is no effective therapy for chronic cerebral hypoperfusion-induced subcortical ischemic vascular dementia (SIVD), which displays cognitive deficits and progressive white matter damage. Tetradecyl 2,3-dihydroxybenzoate (ABG-001) is a lead compound derived from gentisides with neuritogenic activity. In this report, we intended to investigate the effect of ABG-001 on the SIVD experimental model through right unilateral common carotid arteries occlusion (rUCCAO) in mice. Read More

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September 2020

Sesamin Promotes Neurite Outgrowth under Insufficient Nerve Growth Factor Condition in PC12 Cells through ERK1/2 Pathway and SIRT1 Modulation.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2020 26;2020:9145458. Epub 2020 Mar 26.

Thailand Excellence Center for Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.

The promotion of neurogenesis can be a promising strategy to improve and restore neuronal function in neurodegenerative diseases. Nerve growth factor (NGF) plays a key role in neurite outgrowth and synaptic formation during brain repair stage. Nowadays, there are several studies on the developing methods to enhance the endogenous NGF activity for treatment and restore the neuronal function. Read More

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Potential Therapeutic Application of Zinc Oxide Nanoflowers in the Cerebral Ischemia Rat Model through Neuritogenic and Neuroprotective Properties.

Bioconjug Chem 2020 03 25;31(3):895-906. Epub 2020 Feb 25.

Department of Applied Biology, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Uppal Road, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007, India.

Neuritogenesis, a complex process of the sprouting of neurites, plays a vital role in the structural and functional restoration of cerebral ischemia-injured neuronal tissue. Practically, there is no effective long-term treatment strategy for cerebral ischemia in clinical practice to date due to several limitations of conventional therapies, facilitating the urgency to develop new alternative therapeutic approaches. Herein, for the first time we report that pro-angiogenic nanomaterials, zinc oxide nanoflowers (ZONF), exhibit neuritogenic activity by elevating mRNA expression of different neurotrophins, following PI3K/Akt-MAPK/ERK signaling pathways. Read More

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New 1,3-Diynoic Derivatives of Natural Lembehyne B: Stereoselective Synthesis, Anticancer, and Neuritogenic Activity.

ACS Omega 2020 Feb 23;5(4):1974-1981. Epub 2020 Jan 23.

Institute of Petrochemistry and Catalysis of Russian Academy of Sciences, 141 Prospekt Oktyabrya, Ufa 450075, Russian Federation.

An original method has been developed for the synthesis of 1,3-dyine derivatives of natural lembehyne B in high yields (50-67%) and with high selectivity (>98%). The key stage of the synthesis is new Ti-catalyzed cross-cyclomagnesiation of oxygenated and aliphatic 1,2-dienes induced by Grignard reagents. For studying the effect of the structure on the antitumor and neuritogenic activities, a series of lembehyne B analogues with different distances between the terminal hydroxy group and the 1,3-diyne moiety was prepared and tested for neuritogenic activity on mouse neuroblastoma Neuro 2A cells and for cytotoxicity, induction of apoptosis, and effects on the cell cycle using Jurkat, U937, K562, HeLa, and Hek293 tumor cell lines. Read More

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February 2020

3β, 6β-dichloro-5-hydroxy-5α-cholestane facilitates neuronal development through modulating TrkA signaling regulated proteins in primary hippocampal neuron.

Sci Rep 2019 12 12;9(1):18919. Epub 2019 Dec 12.

Department of Anatomy, Dongguk University College of Medicine, Gyeongju, 38066, Republic of Korea.

Potentiating neuritogenesis through pharmacological intervention might hold therapeutic promise in neurodegenerative disorders and acute brain injury. Here, we investigated the novel neuritogenic potentials of a steroidal chlorohydrin, 3β, 6β-dichloro-5-hydroxy-5α-cholestane (hereafter, SCH) and the change in cellular proteome to gain insight into the underlying mechanism of its neurotrophic activity in hippocampal neurons. Morphometric analysis showed that SCH promoted early neuronal differentiation, dendritic arborization and axonal maturation. Read More

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December 2019

Asiaticoside but not its aglycone exhibits neuritogenicity through TrkA receptor signaling: a bridge between ERK1/2-CREB and Akt-GSK3β/RhoA.

Neuroreport 2019 12;30(18):1261-1270

Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.

The neuritogenicity and the neuroregenerative potential of asiaticoside (AS) and its aglycone, asiatic acid (AA), has been generally reported. We recently identified the participation of extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1/2 (ERK1/2) and protein kinase B (Akt) in the neuritogenic mechanism of AS and AA. In this study, we further investigated the possible upstream target molecule and the associated downstream signaling of both triterpenoids in mouse neuroblastoma Neuro-2a cells. Read More

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December 2019

A multimolecular signaling complex including PrP and LRP1 is strictly dependent on lipid rafts and is essential for the function of tissue plasminogen activator.

J Neurochem 2020 02 25;152(4):468-481. Epub 2019 Oct 25.

Department of Experimental Medicine, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy.

Prion protein (PrP ) localizes stably in lipid rafts microdomains and is able to recruit downstream signal transduction pathways by the interaction with promiscuous partners. Other proteins have the ability to occasionally be recruited to these specialized membrane areas, within multimolecular complexes. Among these, we highlight the presence of the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1), which was found localized transiently in lipid rafts, suggesting a different function of this receptor that through lipid raft becomes able to activate a signal transduction pathway triggered by specific ligands, including Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). Read More

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February 2020

Total Synthesis of Sialyl Inositol Phosphosphingolipids CJP-2, CJP-3, and CJP-4 Isolated from Feather Star Comanthus japonica.

Org Lett 2019 06 22;21(11):4054-4057. Epub 2019 May 22.

Center for Highly Advanced Integration of Nano and Life Sciences (G-CHAIN) , Gifu University , Gifu 501-1193 , Japan.

The first total synthesis of three echinodermatous sialyl inositol phosphosphingolipids, which exhibit unusual neuritogenic activity in the absence of nerve growth factor, are reported. Highlights of the syntheses include 9- O-methylation on sialic acid, inter-residual amide bond formation between sialic acid residues, and highly stereo- and regioselective sialylation of inositol. A key phosphodiester linkage between the mono-, di-, and trisialyl inositols and ceramide was formed at a late state employing the phosphoramidite method. Read More

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Profiling withanolide A for therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative diseases.

Bioorg Med Chem 2019 06 13;27(12):2508-2520. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Chemistry, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland. Electronic address:

To identify new potential therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases, we initiated activity-based protein profiling studies with withanolide A (WitA), a known neuritogenic constituent of Withania somnifera root with unknown mechanism of action. Molecular probes were designed and synthesized, and led to the discovery of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) as potential target. Molecular modeling calculations using the VirtualToxLab predicted a weak binding affinity of WitA for GR. Read More

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3β,23,28-Trihydroxy-12-oleanene 3β-Caffeate from Desmodium sambuense-Induced Neurogenesis in PC12 Cells Mediated by ER Stress and BDNF-TrkB Signaling Pathways.

Mol Pharm 2019 04 26;16(4):1423-1432. Epub 2019 Feb 26.

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences , Zhejiang University , Hangzhou 310058 , China.

3β,23,28-Trihydroxy-12-oleanene 3β-caffeate (compound 1) is a neuritogenic pentacyclic triterpenoid, which was isolated from Desmodium sambuense based on a PC12 cell bioassay system. Compound 1 induced neurite outgrowth dose-dependently in PC12 cells and primary cortical neurons at doses of 0.1, 0. Read More

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L-NBP, a multiple growth factor activator, attenuates ischemic neuronal impairments possibly through promoting neuritogenesis.

Neurochem Int 2019 03 7;124:94-105. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Beijing Institute of Brain Disorders & Research Center for Brain Disorders, Capital Medical University, Beijing, 100069, PR China; State Key Laboratory of Bioactive Substances and Functions of Natural Medicines, Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100050, PR China. Electronic address:

In China, L-3-n-butylphthalide (L-NBP) showed promising pharmacological actions in stroke treatment. Analyzing the characteristics of L-NBP might provide valuable hints for new drug design. The current study is aimed to determine the effects of L-NBP on neuritogenesis and further to elucidate the neuronal protection against stroke impairment in vitro. Read More

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Calotropis gigantea Promotes Neuritogenesis and Synaptogenesis through Activation of NGF-TrkA-Erk1/2 Signaling in Rat Hippocampal Neurons.

Am J Chin Med 2018 6;46(8):1861-1877. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

* Department of Anatomy, Dongguk University Graduate School of Medicine, Gyeongju 38066, Republic of Korea.

Calotropis gigantea (L.) R. Br (Apocynaceae) (commonly known as milkweed or crown flower) is a large shrub native to temperate regions of Asia, including China, Bangladesh and India and has a long history of use in traditional medicines. Read More

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February 2019

Antifungal, anti-inflamatory and neuritogenic activity of newly-isolated compounds from .

Nat Prod Res 2020 Jun 16;34(11):1521-1527. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

College of Chemistry & Pharmacy, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Natural Products & Chemical Biology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, P. R. China.

A new ester () and a terpenoid () were isolated from the dried whole plant of (H) E. ex D for the first time and their structures were elucidated, as well as their biological activities are described. The two compounds all showed good antifungal activities, especially furanone () exhibited better antifungal activity against and with EC value of 22. Read More

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Ganglioside Hp-s1 Analogue Inhibits Amyloidogenic Toxicity in Alzheimer's Disease Model Cells.

ACS Chem Neurosci 2019 01 26;10(1):528-536. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

School of Medical Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, College of Medical Science and Technology , Taipei Medical University , Taipei 110 , Taiwan.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by extracellular deposition of amyloid plaques, which are predominantly composed of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide derived from amyloid precursor protein (APP) cleavage. APP interacts with tropomyosin receptor kinase A, a neurotrophic receptor associated with gangliosides and mediating neuronal survival and differentiation through the extracellular signal-regulated protein kinase (ERK) pathway. The ganglioside Hp-s1's analogue Hp-s1A exerts neuritogenic activity; however, its effect on AD pathology remains unknown. Read More

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January 2019

Anti-TTR Nanobodies Allow the Identification of TTR Neuritogenic Epitope Associated with TTR-Megalin Neurotrophic Activities.

ACS Chem Neurosci 2019 01 23;10(1):704-715. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (I3S) , University of Porto , Porto 4200-135 , Portugal.

Transthyretin (TTR) has intrinsic neurotrophic physiological activities independent from its thyroxine ligands, which involve activation of signaling pathways through interaction with megalin. Still, the megalin binding motif on TTR is unknown. Nanobodies (Nb) have the ability to bind "hard to reach" epitopes being useful tools for protein/structure function. Read More

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January 2019

The potential neuritogenic activity of aqueous extracts from in rat pheochromocytoma cells.

Food Sci Biotechnol 2017 12;26(6):1685-1692. Epub 2017 Dec 12.

3School of Life Science, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610065 Sichuan China.

The aim of this study was to explore the neuritogenic effects of aqueous extracts from the fruiting bodies of (MEA). 3-(4, 5-dimethythiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay was carried out to assess the cytotoxicity of MEA. Neurite outgrowth stimulation assay was used to evaluate the potentiation of neuritogenic activity induced by MEA. Read More

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December 2017

Synthesis and bioactivities evaluation of l-pyroglutamic acid analogues from natural product lead.

Bioorg Med Chem 2018 09 25;26(16):4644-4649. Epub 2018 Jul 25.

College of Chemistry & Pharmacy, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Natural Products & Chemical Biology, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, PR China; Key Laboratory of Botanical Pesticide R&D in Shaanxi Province, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, PR China. Electronic address:

A series of l-pyroglutamic acid analogues from natural product lead were designed and synthesized, as well as their antifungal activities against Phytophthora infestans, neuritogenic activities, antibacterial activities and anti-inflammatory activities are described. The bioassays and SAR study showed that the majority of l-pyroglutamic acid esters have a significant antifungal activity against P. infestans, especially 2d and 2j demonstrated the best activities with EC values of 1. Read More

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September 2018

Semi-synthesis and Structure-Activity Relationship of Neuritogenic Oleanene Derivatives.

ChemMedChem 2018 09 16;13(18):1972-1977. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, Yu Hang Tang Road 866, Hangzhou, 310058, China.

(3S,4R)-23,28-Dihydroxyolean-12-en-3-yl (2E)-3-(3,4-dihydroxyphenyl)acrylate (1 a), which possesses significant neuritogenic activity, was isolated from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) plant, Desmodium sambuense. To confirm the structure and to assess biological activity, we semi-synthesized 1 a from commercially available oleanolic acid. A series of novel 1 a derivatives was then designed and synthesized for a structure-activity relationship (SAR) study. Read More

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September 2018

Bioactivity-Guided Isolation of Neuritogenic Factor from the Seeds of the Gac Plant ().

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2018 31;2018:8953958. Epub 2018 May 31.

College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL 32307, USA.

Nerve growth factor (NGF) is an endogenously produced protein with the capacity to induce central nervous system (CNS) neuronal differentiation and repair. NGF signaling involves its binding to tropomyosin-related kinase (Trk) receptors, internalization, and initiation of phosphorylation cascades which cause microtubule reorganization and neuronal outgrowth. Because NGF cannot cross the blood-brain barrier, its therapeutic use is limited. Read More

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