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Preparation And Characterization Of Some Substituted Benzyl N-Nitrosocarbamates Containing An N-2-(Methylthio)Ethyl Or A Bis(2-Aminoethyl)Sulfide Functionality, Satya Venkata, Eric Shamo, Vladimir Benin Jan 2009

Preparation And Characterization Of Some Substituted Benzyl N-Nitrosocarbamates Containing An N-2-(Methylthio)Ethyl Or A Bis(2-Aminoethyl)Sulfide Functionality, Satya Venkata, Eric Shamo, Vladimir Benin

Chemistry Faculty Publications

The synthesis and characterization of some substituted benzyl N-nitrosocarbamates with an N-2-(methylthio)ethyl or a bis(2-aminoethyl)sulfide functionality is reported, as a part of a long-term goal to design and prepare novel photolabile structures that could be used as substances for controlled release of alkylating and/or crosslinking agents. The synthesis was accomplished by reaction of benzyl chloroformates with the corresponding amines, resulting in the preparation of carbamates. The latter were subsequently nitrosated, utilizing two different N-nitrosation methods, to yield the target structures.


Androgen-Stimulated Udp-Glucose Dehydrogenase Expression Limits Prostate Androgen Availability Without Impacting Hyaluronan Levels, Qin Wei, Robert Galbenus, Ashraf Raza, Ronald Cerny, Melanie A. Simpson Jan 2009

Androgen-Stimulated Udp-Glucose Dehydrogenase Expression Limits Prostate Androgen Availability Without Impacting Hyaluronan Levels, Qin Wei, Robert Galbenus, Ashraf Raza, Ronald Cerny, Melanie A. Simpson

Ronald Cerny Publications

UDP-glucose dehydrogenase (UGDH) oxidizes UDP-glucose to UDP-glucuronate, an essential precursor for production of hyaluronan (HA), proteoglycans, and xenobiotic glucuronides. High levels of HA turnover in prostate cancer are correlated with aggressive progression. UGDH expression is high in the normal prostate even though HA accumulation is virtually undetectable. Thus, its normal role in the prostate may be to provide precursors for glucuronosyltransferase enzymes, which inactivate and solubilize androgens by glucuronidation. In this report, we quantified androgen dependence of UGDH, glucuronosyltransferase, and HA synthase expression. Androgen dependent and independent human prostate cancer cell lines were used to test the effects of UGDH ...


Anhydrous Fluoride Salts And Reagents And Methods For Their Production, Stephen G. Dimagno, Haoran Sun Jan 2009

Anhydrous Fluoride Salts And Reagents And Methods For Their Production, Stephen G. Dimagno, Haoran Sun

Faculty Publications -- Chemistry Department

Anhydrous organic fluoride salts and reagents prepared by a method comprising the nucleophilic Substitution of a fluorinated aromatic or fluorinated unsaturated organic compound with a salt having the formula: [QnM]x+Ax- in an inert polar, aprotic solvent; wherein M is an atom capable of supporting a formal positive charge, the n groups Q are independently varied organic moieties, n is an integer such that the [QnM] carries at least one formal positive charge, x is an integer defining the number of formal positive charge(s), +, carried by the [QnM], A- is an ...


Immobilization Method For Producing Active Α1-Acid Glycoprotein, David S. Hage, Hai Xuan Jan 2009

Immobilization Method For Producing Active Α1-Acid Glycoprotein, David S. Hage, Hai Xuan

Faculty Publications -- Chemistry Department

A method and kit for immobilization of a glycoprotein. The method may include activating an affinity Support. The affinity Support may be activated by reacting the affinity Support with a compound that is reactive with one or more functional groups included within the glycoprotein. The method may also include oxidizing the glycoprotein in which oxidation conditions are selected to yield an oxidized glycoprotein that is biologically active and contains a Sufficient number of reactive aldehyde groups for coupling to a Support. For example, the oxidized glycoprotein may include five reactive aldehyde groups. In addition, the method may include reacting the ...


A Multi-Step Nmr Screen For The Identification And Evaluation Of Chemical Leads For Drug Discovery, Kelly A. Mercier, Matthew D. Shortridge, Robert Powers Jan 2009

A Multi-Step Nmr Screen For The Identification And Evaluation Of Chemical Leads For Drug Discovery, Kelly A. Mercier, Matthew D. Shortridge, Robert Powers

Faculty Publications -- Chemistry Department

A multi-step NMR based screening assay is described for identifying and evaluating chemical leads for their ability to bind a target protein. The multi-step NMR assay provides structure-related information while being an integral part of a structure based drug discovery and design program. The fundamental principle of the multi-step NMR assay is to combine distinct 1D and 2D NMR techniques, in such a manner, that the inherent strengths and weakness associated with each technique is complementary to each other in the screen. By taking advantage of the combined strengths of 1D and 2D NMR experiments, it is possible to minimize ...


Synthesis Of Facial Amphiphile 3,7-Diamino-5Α-Cholestane Derivatives As A Molecular Receptor, Md Wasi Ahmad, Young Mee Jung, Sharaf Nawaz Khan, Hong Seok Kim Dec 2008

Synthesis Of Facial Amphiphile 3,7-Diamino-5Α-Cholestane Derivatives As A Molecular Receptor, Md Wasi Ahmad, Young Mee Jung, Sharaf Nawaz Khan, Hong Seok Kim

Dr. Mohammad Wasi Ahmad (Md Wasi Ahmad)

A series of facial amphiphiles 3,7-diaminocholestane were synthesized from 3,7-diketocholestane via 2 sequential reductive aminations and anion recognition was evaluated with acetate, chloride, bromide, fluoride and phosphate anions. The stereo-selective reductive amination protocol was utilized to synthesized facial amphiphiles afforded receptors in high yields. The molecular receptor 2 showed the highest binding constant with acetate in a 1:1 ratio.