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  1. Absorption of Carbon Dioxide in Aqueous Piperazine/Methyldiethanolamine

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    Rochelle, Gary T.

    Absorption of Carbon Dioxide in Aqueous Piperazine/Methyldiethanolamine Sanjay Bishnoi and Gary T .piperazine in 1.5 to 4.5 M MDEA Appl et al., 1982 . These solvents are widely used in the removal of carbon. Rochelle Dept. of Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712 ( )Carbon

  2. Thermodynamics of Piperazine/Methyldiethanolamine/Water/Carbon Sanjay Bishnoi and Gary T. Rochelle*

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    Rochelle, Gary T.

    -wall contactor. Solubility data for anhydrous PZ solid in water were obtained by adding PZ flakes to an agitatedThermodynamics of Piperazine/Methyldiethanolamine/Water/Carbon Dioxide Sanjay Bishnoi and Gary T. Rochelle* The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemical Engineering, Austin, Texas 78712 Vapor

  3. Simultaneous absorption of H2S and Co2 into aqueous methyldiethanolamine

    SciTech Connect

    Haimour, N.; Bidarian, A.; Sandall, O.C.

    1987-01-01

    The tertiary amine methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) is finding increasing application as a chemical solvent for selective absorption of hydrogen sulfide from gases containing hydrogen sulfide and carbon dioxide. Gas streams of this type include some natural gases, synthetic gases from coal and heavy oil gasification and tail gases from sulfur plants. Selectivity for H2S is needed either to enrich Claus sulfur plant feed in H2S or to remove only H2S when CO2 removal is not necessary of economic. For the absorption of hydrogen sulfide into MDEA, the reaction which occurs can be considered to be instantaneous while carbon dioxide undergoes a second-order reaction with MDEA. In this work, the simultaneous absorption of two gases into a liquid containing a reactant with which both gases react is modelled using the film theory. Physical properties and kinetic rate parameters used in the model have been measured in the laboratory. The model is used to study the effect of process variables on the selectivity of MDEA for H2S over CO2. The simultaneous absorption of H2S and CO2 gases into aqueous MDEA is studied experimentally using a continuous stirred tank absorber. Experimental absorption rates are compared to predictions based on a multicomponent mass transfer model. The average deviations of the theoretical calculations from the experimental results are 10.2% and 12.9% for CO2 and H2S, respectively.

  4. Estimation of the CO{sub 2} absorption capacities in aqueous 2-(2-aminoethylamino)ethanol and its blends with MDEA and TEA in the presence of SO{sub 2}

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    Bonenfant, D.; Minleault, M.; Hausler, R.

    2007-12-15

    A study of carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) and sulfur dioxide (SO{sub 2})/CO{sub 2} mixtures absorption has been carried out in aqueous 2-(2-aminoethylamino)ethanol (AEE) solution and its blends with N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) and triethanolamine (TEA) to estimate the influence of SO{sub 2}, MDEA, and TEA on the CO{sub 2} absorption capacity of the AEE. The CO{sub 2} absorption loading has been estimated in 15 wt % AEE alone and in the presence of either 5 and 10 wt % MDEA or 5 and 10 wt % TEA solutions with 100 vol % CO{sub 2} and 5.03 and 15.02 vol % SO{sub 2}/CO{sub 2} mixtures at a starting temperature of 296 K and flow rates of 3.067, 3.229, and 3.605 L/min, respectively. The results revealed that the presence of SO{sub 2} in the gas decreases the CO{sub 2} absorption rate and loading in the AEE solution as a function of the concentration of SO{sub 2}. The additions of 5 and 10 wt % of MDEA and TEA do not seem to influence the CO{sub 2} absorption rate in the AEE solution. Moreover, the addition of MDEA increases slightly the CO{sub 2} absorption capacity of AEE, while TEA decreases the absorption capacity of AEE in the absence and presence Of SO{sub 2}. These effects were enhanced with increases of MDEA and TEA. Altogether, the results indicated that the blend of 15 wt % AEE + 10 wt % MDEA represents an interesting solvent which could be used as absorbent for the removal of CO{sub 2} from emission into the atmosphere by industries.

  5. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... false Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. 520.2380f Section 520...2380f Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. (a) Specifications...33 grams of piperazine (as piperazine phosphate). (b) Sponsor. See No....

  6. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... false Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. 520.2380f Section 520...2380f Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. (a) Specifications...33 grams of piperazine (as piperazine phosphate). (b) Sponsor. See No....

  7. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... false Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. 520.2380f Section 520...2380f Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. (a) Specifications...33 grams of piperazine (as piperazine phosphate). (b) Sponsor. See No....

  8. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... false Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. 520.2380f Section 520...2380f Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. (a) Specifications...33 grams of piperazine (as piperazine phosphate). (b) Sponsor. See No....

  9. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... false Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. 520.2380f Section 520...2380f Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. (a) Specifications...33 grams of piperazine (as piperazine phosphate). (b) Sponsor. See No....

  10. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1804 Piperazine phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications...300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor....

  11. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 2014-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1804 Piperazine phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications...300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor....

  12. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2011-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1804 Piperazine phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications...300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor....

  13. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 2013-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1804 Piperazine phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications...300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor....

  14. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1804 Piperazine phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications...300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor....

  15. Enantioselective Synthesis of ?-Secondary and ?-Tertiary Piperazin-2-ones and Piperazines by Catalytic Asymmetric Allylic Alkylation

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    Korch, Katerina M.; Eidamshaus, Christian; Behenna, Douglas C.; Nam, Sangkil; Horne, David

    2014-01-01

    The asymmetric Pd-catalyzed decarboxylative allylic alkylation of differentially N-protected piperazin-2-ones allows for the synthesis of a variety of highly enantioenriched tertiary piperazine-2-ones. Deprotection and reduction affords the corresponding tertiary piperazines, which can be employed for the synthesis of medicinally important analogs. The introduction of these chiral tertiary piperazines resulted in imatinib analogs that exhibited comparable antiproliferative activity to that of their corresponding imatinib counterparts. PMID:25382664

  16. Friday, February 27, 2015 MDEA CLEAN, EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CONVERSION

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    Mease, Kenneth D.

    Friday, February 27, 2015 MDEA CLEAN, EFFICIENT AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CONVERSION FOR DATA CENTERS ABSTRACT Alternative energy technologies such as fuel cells, solar power, and wind power have the potential to significantly increase energy sustainability for future IT needs such as data centers. Renewable fuels derived

  17. Piperazine-induced occupational asthma

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    Hagmar, L.; Bellander, T.; Bergoeoe, B.; Simonsson, B.G.

    1982-03-01

    Asthmatic reactions were studied among some 130 factory workers who handled amines and other chemicals. Among present employees, we found 15 cases of asthma associated with occupational exposure to chemicals; among former employees there were at least 18. The inducing agent was judged to be piperazine in 29 persons and ethylenediamine (EDA) in three. The asthma was of the late or dual type; immediate reactions alone were to seen. No one had attacks of asthma before employment, and atopic subjects were not preferentially affected. Routine spirometry revealed airway obstruction in fewer than half of the recent cases. Tests of nonspecific bronchial reactivity with methacholine in six subjects with recent asthma showed hyperactivity in five, while tow subjects with earlier asthma did not have hyperactivity. Bronchial provocation tests with piperazine in one subject were positive both in the factory and in the laboratory. The level of piperazine was 1.2 mg/m3 time-weighted average (TWA) in a work place associated with induction of the asthmatic state, and 0.3 mg/m3 in a place connected with attacks in ''sensitized'' subjects.

  18. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. ...piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and 125 milligrams thenium (as...

  19. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 2013-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. ...piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and 125 milligrams thenium (as...

  20. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 2014-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. ...piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and 125 milligrams thenium (as...

  1. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. ...piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and 125 milligrams thenium (as...

  2. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2011-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. ...piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and 125 milligrams thenium (as...

  3. Marcus Douglas Hilliard Thermodynamics of Aqueous Piperazine/Potassium

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    Rochelle, Gary T.

    Copyright by Marcus Douglas Hilliard 2005 #12;Thermodynamics of Aqueous Piperazine/Potassium of Texas at Austin May, 2005 #12;Thermodynamics of Aqueous Piperazine/Potassium Carbonate/Carbon Dioxide of Aqueous Piperazine/Potassium Carbonate/Carbon Dioxide Characterized by the Electrolyte NRTL Model within

  4. Gene cloning and characterization of MdeA, a novel multidrug efflux pump in Streptococcus mutans.

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    Kim, Do Kyun; Kim, Kyoung Hoon; Cho, Eun Ji; Joo, Seoung-Je; Chung, Jung-Min; Son, Byoung Yil; Yum, Jong Hwa; Kim, Young-Man; Kwon, Hyun-Ju; Kim, Byung-Woo; Kim, Tae Hoon; Lee, Eun-Woo

    2013-03-01

    Multidrug resistance, especially multidrug efflux mechanisms that extrude structurally unrelated cytotoxic compounds from the cell by multidrug transporters, is a serious problem and one of the main reasons for the failure of therapeutic treatment of infections by pathogenic microorganisms as well as of cancer cells. Streptococcus mutans is considered one of the primary causative agents of dental caries and periodontal disease, which comprise the most common oral diseases. A fragment of chromosomal DNA from S. mutans KCTC3065 was cloned using Escherichia coli KAM32 as host cells lacking major multidrug efflux pumps. Although E. coli KAM32 cells were very sensitive to many antimicrobial agents, the transformed cells harboring a recombinant plasmid became resistant to several structurally unrelated antimicrobial agents such as tetracycline, kanamycin, rhodamin 6G, ampicillin, acriflavine, ethidium bromide, and tetraphenylphosphonium chloride. This suggested that the cloned DNA fragment carries a gene encoding a multidrug efflux pump. Among 49 of the multidrug-resistant transformants, we report the functional gene cloning and characterization of the function of one multidrug efflux pump, namely MdeA from S. mutans, which was expressed in E. coli KAM32. Judging from the structural and biochemical properties, we concluded that MdeA is the first cloned and characterized multidrug efflux pump using the proton motive force as the energy for efflux drugs. PMID:23462018

  5. Piperazine-based nucleic acid analogs

    DOEpatents

    Schmidt, Jurgen; Silks, Louis A.; Michalczyk, Ryszard

    2005-01-11

    A novel nucleoside analog is disclosed which comprises a piperazine ring in the place of the ring ribose or deoxyribose sugar. Monomers utilizing a broad variety of nucleobases are disclosed, as well as oligomers comprising the monomers disclosed herein linked by a variety of linkages, including amide, phosphonamide, and sulfonamide linkages. A method of synthesizing the nucleoside analogs is also disclosed.

  6. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 2012-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a...suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The...

  7. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 2010-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a...suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The...

  8. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 2014-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a...suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The...

  9. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 2013-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a...suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The...

  10. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 2011-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. 520...ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a...suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The...

  11. An experimental investigation into the atmospheric degradation of piperazine

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    White, Stephen; Angove, Dennys; Azzi, Merched; Tibbett, Anne; Campbell, Ian; Patterson, Michael

    2015-05-01

    The atmospheric degradation of piperazine was investigated using an indoor smog chamber. Experiments were carried out in the presence of nitrogen oxides (NOx), ozone or nitric acid. Piperazine reacted rapidly under all evaluated conditions: irradiated in the presence of NOx and with ozone and nitric acid in the dark. Gas phase products from the oxidation of piperazine were identified by infrared spectroscopy, DNPH cartridges followed by HPLC analysis, and by sampling chamber gas through Tenax sorbent material followed by analysis using thermal desorption GC-ITMS (gas chromatography ion trap mass spectrometry). Eight compounds were positively identified, with a further nine compounds tentatively identified using GC-MS based on molecular weight and mass spectra. Ammonia formation was observed from piperazine oxidation, and its formation was from the subsequent reactions of photooxidation products of piperazine rather than directly from the reaction of piperazine. The nitrosamine and nitramine expected from piperazine, N-nitrosopiperazine, and N-nitropiperazine, were both identified and confirmed using 15NO, with a tentative maximum yield of nitrosamine of less than 5% observed. Aerosol yields, relative to total piperazine reacted not including that which absorbed to the walls, were considerably high but were not able to be quantified absolutely due to unusual behaviour of the scanning mobility particle sizer instrument to aerosol containing amines. The reaction of piperazine with gas phase nitric acid gave rise to immediate formation of aerosol.

  12. Engineering of copper molybdates: Piperazine dictated pseudopolymorphs

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pavani, Katikaneani; Singh, Monika; Ramanan, Arunachalam; Lofland, Samuel E.; Ramanujachary, Kandalam V.

    2009-09-01

    The hydrothermal syntheses, crystal structures and magnetic behavior of two compositionally different piperazine pillared copper molybdates, [{Cu( pip) 0.5}MoO 4] ( 1) and a hitherto unknown [Cu( pip)MoO 4] ( pip = piperazine) ( 2), are reported. Both 1 and 2 exhibit three-dimensional covalent frameworks constructed from bimetallic oxide layers pillared by piperazine; however, the {CuMoO 4} networks are quite distinct. The Cu-Mo-O layers in 1 are made of edge-shared {CuO 4N} square pyramidal pairs linked through {MoO 4} tetrahedra, in contrast to the sheets in 2 that are built of corner-sharing {MoO 4} tetrahedra and {CuO 3N 2} square pyramids. Self assembly of the two pseudopolymorphs, 1 and 2, is interpreted in terms of molecular recognition between reasonable soluble molecular species in the supramolecular reaction along the mechanistic approach proposed by Ramanan and Whittingham for rationalizing metal-organic framework structures. Crystal data: 1, Triclinic, space group P-1, a = 5.5765(8) Å, b = 6.8304(10) Å, c = 9.2379(14) Å, ? = 100.688(2)°, ? = 101.462(2)°, ? = 112.624(2)°, Z = 2; 2, Orthorhombic, space group Pbca, a = 11.3899(11) Å, b = 10.7726(10) Å, c = 13.2541(12) Å, Z = 8.

  13. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section... phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications. Each capsule contains 120, 300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor. See No. 051311 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c) Conditions of...

  14. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section... phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications. Each capsule contains 120, 300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor. See No. 051311 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c) Conditions of...

  15. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section... phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications. Each capsule contains 120, 300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor. See No. 051311 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c) Conditions of...

  16. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section... phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications. Each capsule contains 120, 300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor. See No. 051311 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c) Conditions of...

  17. 21 CFR 520.1804 - Piperazine phosphate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate capsules. 520.1804 Section... phosphate capsules. (a) Specifications. Each capsule contains 120, 300, or 600 milligrams of piperazine phosphate monohydrate. (b) Sponsor. See No. 051311 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c) Conditions of...

  18. 21 CFR 520.1803 - Piperazine citrate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Piperazine citrate capsules. 520.1803 Section 520.1803 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1803 Piperazine citrate capsules. (a) Specifications....

  19. 21 CFR 520.1803 - Piperazine citrate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Piperazine citrate capsules. 520.1803 Section 520.1803 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1803 Piperazine citrate capsules. (a) Specifications....

  20. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... piperazine dihydrochloride equivalent to 3.98 grams of piperazine base. (2) The drug is a soluble powder... and piperazine dihydrochloride equivalent to 5.0 grams of piperazine base. (b) Sponsor. See No. 053501... 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce...

  1. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension... § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce of suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The piperazine-carbon disulfide...

  2. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension... § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce of suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The piperazine-carbon disulfide...

  3. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension... § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce of suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The piperazine-carbon disulfide...

  4. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension... § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce of suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The piperazine-carbon disulfide...

  5. 21 CFR 520.1802a - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension... § 520.1802a Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce of suspension contains 7.5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. The piperazine-carbon disulfide...

  6. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate... § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. (a) Specifications. Each scored tablet contains the equivalent of 250 milligrams piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and...

  7. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate... § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. (a) Specifications. Each scored tablet contains the equivalent of 250 milligrams piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and...

  8. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate... § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. (a) Specifications. Each scored tablet contains the equivalent of 250 milligrams piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and...

  9. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate... § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. (a) Specifications. Each scored tablet contains the equivalent of 250 milligrams piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and...

  10. 21 CFR 520.1805 - Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate... § 520.1805 Piperazine phosphate with thenium closylate tablets. (a) Specifications. Each scored tablet contains the equivalent of 250 milligrams piperazine hexahydrate (as piperazine phosphate) and...

  11. Survey and Down-Selection of Acid Gas Removal Systems for the Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass to Ethanol with a Detailed Analysis of an MDEA System

    SciTech Connect

    Nexant, Inc., San Francisco, California

    2011-05-01

    The first section (Task 1) of this report by Nexant includes a survey and screening of various acid gas removal processes in order to evaluate their capability to meet the specific design requirements for thermochemical ethanol synthesis in NREL's thermochemical ethanol design report (Phillips et al. 2007, NREL/TP-510-41168). MDEA and selexol were short-listed as the most promising acid-gas removal agents based on work described in Task 1. The second report section (Task 2) describes a detailed design of an MDEA (methyl diethanol amine) based acid gas removal system for removing CO2 and H2S from biomass-derived syngas. Only MDEA was chosen for detailed study because of the available resources.

  12. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED...FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage...

  13. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED...FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage...

  14. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED...FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage...

  15. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED...FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage...

  16. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED...FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS...Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage...

  17. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. 520....1802b Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. (a) Specifications. Each bolus contains 20 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. (b) Sponsor. See 000009 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c)...

  18. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with... ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802c Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce contains 5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex and 0.83 gram...

  19. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. 520....1802b Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. (a) Specifications. Each bolus contains 20 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. (b) Sponsor. See 000009 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c)...

  20. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. 520....1802b Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. (a) Specifications. Each bolus contains 20 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. (b) Sponsor. See 000009 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c)...

  1. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with... ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802c Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce contains 5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex and 0.83 gram...

  2. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. 520....1802b Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. (a) Specifications. Each bolus contains 20 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. (b) Sponsor. See 000009 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c)...

  3. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with... ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802c Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce contains 5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex and 0.83 gram...

  4. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. 520....1802b Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses. (a) Specifications. Each bolus contains 20 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex. (b) Sponsor. See 000009 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c)...

  5. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with... ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802c Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce contains 5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex and 0.83 gram...

  6. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with... ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.1802c Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension. (a) Specifications. Each fluid ounce contains 5 grams of piperazine-carbon disulfide complex and 0.83 gram...

  7. The Piperazine Space in Isocyanide-based MCR Chemistry

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Huang, Yijun; Khoury, Kareem; Dömling, Alexander

    Piperazines and its congeners, (di)keto piperazines are valuable tools in drug discovery, providing a natural path for the process peptide > peptidomimetic > small molecule also called depeptisation. Moreover, they can provide molecular probes to understand molecular pathways for diseases of unmet medical need. However, in order to better understand the design of such value added compounds, the detailed understanding of scope and limitation of their synthesis as well as their 3D structures and associated physicochemical properties is indispensables. Isocyanide multicomponent reaction (MCR) chemistry provides a prime tool for entering the chemical space of (di)(keto)piperazines since not less then 20 different ways exist to access a diversity of related scaffolds.

  8. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... oral dose. Administer as a drench or by stomach tube suspended in 1 pint of warm water; by dose syringe suspended in 1/2 ounce of water for each 100 pounds of body weight; or sprinkled over a small amount of....2380f Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder. (a) Specifications. Each ounce of water...

  9. Development and Validation of a Disk Solid Phase Extraction and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Method for MDMA, MDA, HMMA, HMA, MDEA, Methamphetamine and Amphetamine in Sweat

    PubMed Central

    De Martinis, Bruno S.; Barnes, Allan J.; Scheidweiler, Karl B.; Huestis, Marilyn A.

    2009-01-01

    We describe the development and validation of a method for the simultaneous quantification of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), 3-hydroxy-4-methoxymethamphetamine (HMMA), 3-hydroxy-4-methoxyamphetamine (HMA), 3,4-methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA), methamphetamine (MAMP) and amphetamine (AMP) in sweat. Drugs were eluted from PharmChek™ sweat patches with sodium acetate buffer, extracted with disk solid phase extraction and analyzed using GC/MS-EI with selected ion monitoring. Limits of quantification (LOQ) for MDMA, MDEA, MAMP and AMP were 2.5 ng/patch, and 5 ng/patch for MDA, HMA and HMMA. This fully validated procedure was more sensitive than previously published analytical methods and permitted the simultaneous analysis of multiple amphetamine analogs in human sweat. PMID:17369000

  10. Separation and detection of ammonia, amines, and alkanolamines with single-column ion chromatography. [Alkylamines, ethanolamine and methyldiethanolamine

    SciTech Connect

    Poulson, R.E.; Borg, H.M.

    1986-03-01

    A single-column ion chromatographic method was developed for separation and detection of aqueous ammonia, C/sub 1/-, C/sub 2/-, and C/sub 3/- alkylamines, ethanolamine, and methyldiethanolamine. A precolumn concentrator was used to take detection of ammonium ion by electrical conductivity to fractional ppB levels and detection of the organic cations to ppB levels. Analysis of ppM ammonia levels in 3 wt % alkanolamine scrubber-type solutions was possible, but resolution of alkylamines was lost. A post-column reaction system for fluorescence detection of primary amine o-phthalaldehyde derivatives with reversed-phase separation allowed amine separation in the presence of large amounts of ammonia. The same system might be used in place of concentration and conductivity for determination of the alkylamine levels. A large variety of oil shale retort by-product waters and one underground coal gasification condensate were screened for alkylamines, but none were detected. 7 refs., 8 figs., 1 tab.

  11. Virtual Screening and Biological Evaluation of Piperazine Derivatives as Human Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors

    PubMed Central

    Varadaraju, Kavitha Raj; Kumar, Jajur Ramanna; Mallesha, Lingappa; Muruli, Archana; Mohana, Kikkeri Narasimha Shetty; Mukunda, Chethan Kumar; Sharanaiah, Umesha

    2013-01-01

    The piperazine derivatives have been shown to inhibit human acetylcholinesterase. Virtual screening by molecular docking of piperazine derivatives 1-(1,4-benzodioxane-2-carbonyl) piperazine (K), 4-(4-methyl)-benzenesulfonyl-1-(1,4-benzodioxane-2-carbonyl) piperazine (S1), and 4-(4-chloro)-benzenesulfonyl-1-(1,4-benzodioxane-2-carbonyl) piperazine (S3) has been shown to bind at peripheral anionic site and catalytic sites, whereas 4-benzenesulfonyl-1-(1,4-benzodioxane-2-carbonyl) piperazine (S4) and 4-(2,5-dichloro)-benzenesulfonyl-1-(1,4-benzodioxane-2-carbonyl) piperazine (S7) do not bind either to peripheral anionic site or catalytic site with hydrogen bond. All the derivatives have differed in number of H-bonds and hydrophobic interactions. The peripheral anionic site interacting molecules have proven to be potential therapeutics in inhibiting amyloid peptides aggregation in Alzheimer's disease. All the piperazine derivatives follow Lipinski's rule of five. Among all the derivatives 1-(1,4-benzodioxane-2-carbonyl) piperazine (K) was found to have the lowest TPSA value. PMID:24288651

  12. Discovery of novel N-aryl piperazine CXCR4 antagonists.

    PubMed

    Zhao, Huanyu; Prosser, Anthony R; Liotta, Dennis C; Wilson, Lawrence J

    2015-11-01

    A novel series of CXCR4 antagonists with substituted piperazines as benzimidazole replacements is described. These compounds showed micromolar to nanomolar potency in CXCR4-mediated functional and HIV assays, namely inhibition of X4 HIV-1IIIB virus in MAGI-CCR5/CXCR4 cells and inhibition of SDF-1 induced calcium release in Chem-1 cells. Preliminary SAR investigations led to the identification of a series of N-aryl piperazines as the most potent compounds. Results show SAR that indicates type and position of the aromatic ring, as well as type of linker and stereochemistry are significant for activity. Profiling of several lead compounds showed that one (49b) reduced susceptibility towards CYP450 and hERG, and the best overall profile when considering both SDF-1 and HIV potencies (6-20nM). PMID:25935642

  13. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802 Section 520.1802 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... § 520.1802 Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms....

  14. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802 Section 520.1802 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... § 520.1802 Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms....

  15. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802 Section 520.1802 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... § 520.1802 Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms....

  16. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802 Section 520.1802 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... § 520.1802 Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms....

  17. 21 CFR 520.1802 - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms. 520.1802 Section 520.1802 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND... § 520.1802 Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex oral dosage forms....

  18. Hepatotoxicity of piperazine designer drugs: Comparison of different in vitro models.

    PubMed

    Dias-da-Silva, D; Arbo, M D; Valente, M J; Bastos, M L; Carmo, H

    2015-08-01

    Piperazine derived drugs emerged on the drug market in the last decade. The aim of this study was to investigate in vitro the potential hepatotoxicity of the designer drugs N-benzylpiperazine (BZP), 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine (TFMPP), 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)piperazine (MeOPP) and 1-(3,4-methylenedioxybenzyl)piperazine (MDBP) in two human hepatic cell lines (HepaRG and HepG2) and in primary rat hepatocytes. Cell death was evaluated by the MTT assay, after 24 h-incubations. Among the tested drugs, TFMPP was the most cytotoxic. HepaRG cells and primary hepatocytes revealed to be the most and the least resistant cellular models, respectively. To ascertain whether the CYP450 metabolism could explain their higher susceptibility, primary hepatocytes were co-incubated with the piperazines and the CYP450 inhibitors metyrapone and quinidine, showing that CYP450-mediated metabolism contributes to the detoxification of these drugs. Additionally, the intracellular contents of reactive species, ATP, reduced (GSH) and oxidized (GSSG) glutathione, changes in mitochondrial membrane potential (??m) and caspase-3 activation were further evaluated in primary cells. Overall, an increase in reactive species formation, followed by intracellular GSH and ATP depletion, loss of ??m and caspase-3 activation was observed for all piperazines, in a concentration-dependent manner. In conclusion, piperazine designer drugs produce hepatic detrimental effects that can vary in magnitude among the different analogues. PMID:25863214

  19. Crystal structure of 2-(4-methyl­piperazin-1-yl)quinoline-3-carbaldehyde

    PubMed Central

    Nivedita Desai, R; Sreenivasa, S; Naveen, S.; Lokanath, N. K.; Suchetan, P. A.; Aruna Kumar, D. B.

    2015-01-01

    In the title compound, C15H17N3O, the aldehyde group is twisted relative to the quinoline group by17.6 (2)° due to the presence of a bulky piperazinyl group in the ortho position. The piperazine N atom attached to the aromatic ring is sp 3-hybridized and the dihedral angle between the mean planes through the the six piperazine ring atoms and through the quinoline ring system is 40.59?(7)°. Both piperazine substituents are in equatorial positions. PMID:26594588

  20. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...and 40.0 milligrams of piperazine base per pound of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For horses for removal of bots (Gastrophilus nasalis, Gastrophilus intestinalis ), large strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris ), small strongyles,...

  1. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...and 40.0 milligrams of piperazine base per pound of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For horses for removal of bots (Gastrophilus nasalis, Gastrophilus intestinalis ), large strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris ), small strongyles,...

  2. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...and 40.0 milligrams of piperazine base per pound of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For horses for removal of bots (Gastrophilus nasalis, Gastrophilus intestinalis ), large strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris ), small strongyles,...

  3. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...and 40.0 milligrams of piperazine base per pound of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For horses for removal of bots (Gastrophilus nasalis, Gastrophilus intestinalis ), large strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris ), small strongyles,...

  4. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...and 40.0 milligrams of piperazine base per pound of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For horses for removal of bots (Gastrophilus nasalis, Gastrophilus intestinalis ), large strongyles (Strongylus vulgaris ), small strongyles,...

  5. Advanced Amine Solvent Formulations and Process Integration for Near-Term CO2 Capture Success

    SciTech Connect

    Fisher, Kevin S.; Searcy, Katherine; Rochelle, Gary T.; Ziaii, Sepideh; Schubert, Craig

    2007-06-28

    This Phase I SBIR project investigated the economic and technical feasibility of advanced amine scrubbing systems for post-combustion CO2 capture at coal-fired power plants. Numerous combinations of advanced solvent formulations and process configurations were screened for energy requirements, and three cases were selected for detailed analysis: a monoethanolamine (MEA) base case and two “advanced” cases: an MEA/Piperazine (PZ) case, and a methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) / PZ case. The MEA/PZ and MDEA/PZ cases employed an advanced “double matrix” stripper configuration. The basis for calculations was a model plant with a gross capacity of 500 MWe. Results indicated that CO2 capture increased the base cost of electricity from 5 cents/kWh to 10.7 c/kWh for the MEA base case, 10.1 c/kWh for the MEA / PZ double matrix, and 9.7 c/kWh for the MDEA / PZ double matrix. The corresponding cost per metric tonne CO2 avoided was 67.20 $/tonne CO2, 60.19 $/tonne CO2, and 55.05 $/tonne CO2, respectively. Derated capacities, including base plant auxiliary load of 29 MWe, were 339 MWe for the base case, 356 MWe for the MEA/PZ double matrix, and 378 MWe for the MDEA / PZ double matrix. When compared to the base case, systems employing advanced solvent formulations and process configurations were estimated to reduce reboiler steam requirements by 20 to 44%, to reduce derating due to CO2 capture by 13 to 30%, and to reduce the cost of CO2 avoided by 10 to 18%. These results demonstrate the potential for significant improvements in the overall economics of CO2 capture via advanced solvent formulations and process configurations.

  6. Replacement of cardiotoxic aminopiperidine linker with piperazine moiety reduces cardiotoxicity? Mycobacterium tuberculosis novel bacterial topoisomerase inhibitors.

    PubMed

    Bobesh, Karyakulam Andrews; Renuka, Janupally; Srilakshmi, Rudraraju Reshma; Yellanki, Swapna; Kulkarni, Pushkar; Yogeeswari, Perumal; Sriram, Dharmarajan

    2016-01-01

    Recently numerous non-fluoroquinolone-based bacterial type II topoisomerase inhibitors from both the GyrA and GyrB classes have been reported as antibacterial agents. Inhibitors of the GyrA class include aminopiperidine-based novel bacterial type II topoisomerase inhibitors (NBTIs). However, inhibition of the cardiac ion channel remains a serious liability for the aminopiperidine based NBTIs. In this paper we replaced central aminopiperidine linker with piperazine moiety and tested for its biological activity. We developed a series of twenty four compounds with a piperazine linker 1-(2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethyl)-1,5-naphthyridin-2(1H)-one, by following a multistep protocol. Among them compound 4-(2-(7-methoxy-2-oxo-1,5-naphthyridin-1(2H)-yl)ethyl)-N-(4-nitrophenyl)piperazine-1-carboxamide (11) was the most promising inhibitor with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) DNA gyrase enzyme supercoiling IC50 of 0.29±0.22?M, with a good MTB MIC of 3.45?M. These kind of compounds retains good potency and showed reduced cardiotoxicity compared to aminopiperidines. PMID:26678175

  7. Pilot plant for CO2 capture with aqueous piperazine/potassium carbonate , Gary T. Rochelle1

    E-print Network

    Rochelle, Gary T.

    concentrations were measured at the inlet, middle, and outlet of the absorber. In situ Vaisala CO2 analyzers measure the inlet and the outlet of the absorber. A Horiba CO2 analyzer, which was an extractive systemGHGT-8 1 Pilot plant for CO2 capture with aqueous piperazine/potassium carbonate Eric Chen1 , Gary

  8. Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Monoethanolamine/Piperazine/Water at 35 70 C

    E-print Network

    Rochelle, Gary T.

    Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium of Monoethanolamine/Piperazine/Water at 35 ­ 70 ºC Topical Report Prepared of Texas at Austin May 2006 #12;Dedication To my parents, John and Susan McLees. You believed in my every about my experimental methods from running the FTIR system to data analysis, and even the kinds

  9. Piperazine-phosphonate derivatives: their flame retardant and thermal degradation properties on cotton fibers

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    It has been known that phosphorus-nitrogen system shows greater flame resistance in cotton textiles at a lower level than phosphorus used alone. This research aims to compare the effectiveness of Tetraethyl piperazine-1,4-diyldiphosphonate (TEPP) as a flame retardant (FR) for cotton fabric to a prev...

  10. Integration of enabling methods for the automated flow preparation of piperazine-2-carboxamide

    PubMed Central

    Ingham, Richard J; Battilocchio, Claudio; Hawkins, Joel M

    2014-01-01

    Summary Here we describe the use of a new open-source software package and a Raspberry Pi® computer for the simultaneous control of multiple flow chemistry devices and its application to a machine-assisted, multi-step flow preparation of pyrazine-2-carboxamide – a component of Rifater®, used in the treatment of tuberculosis – and its reduced derivative piperazine-2-carboxamide. PMID:24778715

  11. The mechanism of action of piperazine-phosphonates derivatives in cotton fabric

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Piperazine-phosphonates additives are known to be very effective flame retardants on different polymeric systems, especially cotton cellulose. In order to understand their mechanism of action, we carried out the investigation of their thermal behavior on cotton fabric by, first, employing the attenu...

  12. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 6 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder. 520.2520g Section 520.2520g Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS § 520.2520g...

  13. Integration of enabling methods for the automated flow preparation of piperazine-2-carboxamide.

    PubMed

    Ingham, Richard J; Battilocchio, Claudio; Hawkins, Joel M; Ley, Steven V

    2014-01-01

    Here we describe the use of a new open-source software package and a Raspberry Pi(®) computer for the simultaneous control of multiple flow chemistry devices and its application to a machine-assisted, multi-step flow preparation of pyrazine-2-carboxamide - a component of Rifater(®), used in the treatment of tuberculosis - and its reduced derivative piperazine-2-carboxamide. PMID:24778715

  14. The influences of piperazine-phosphonates derivatives on flame retardancy and thermal behaviors of cotton cellulose

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    In an effort to create the environmentally-friendly flame retardants (FRs) for cotton cellulose, two phosphoramidates derivatives, tetraethyl piperazine-1,4-diyldiphosphonate (PDP) and diethyl 4-methylpiperazin-1-ylphosphoramidate (PAP), have been developed. Both were synthesized in high yield and ...

  15. N-dealkylation of arylpiperazine derivatives: disposition and metabolism of the 1-aryl-piperazines formed.

    PubMed

    Caccia, Silvio

    2007-08-01

    In recent years several arylpiperazine derivatives have reached the stage of clinical application, mainly for the treatment of depression, psychosis or anxiety. Examples are the pyrimidinylpiperazine buspirone, the chlorophenylpiperazine derivatives nefazodone and trazodone, the dichlorophenylpiperazine aripiprazole and the benzisothiazolyl derivatives perospirone and ziprasidone. Most of them undergo extensive pre-systemic and systemic metabolism including CYP3A4-dependent N-dealkylation to 1-aryl-piperazines. These metabolites are best known for the variety of serotonin receptor-related effects they cause in man and animals, although some have affinity for other neurotransmitter receptors; others, however, are still largely unexplored despite uncontrolled use as amphetamine-like designer drugs. Once formed they distribute extensively in tissues, including brain which is the target site of most arylpiperazine derivatives, and are then primarily biotransformed by CYP2D6-dependent oxidation to hydroxylates which are excreted as conjugates; only 1-(2-benzisothiazolyl)-piperazine is more susceptible to sulfur oxidation than to aromatic hydroxylation. In studies analysing animal brain and human blood, 1-aryl-piperazine concentrations were either higher or lower than the parent compound(s), although information is available only for some derivatives. At steady state, the metabolite-to-parent drug ratios varied widely among individuals taking the same dosage of the same arylpiperazine derivative. This is consistent with the known individual variability in the expression and activity of CYP3A4 and CYP2D6. This review also surveys current published information on physiological and pathological factors affecting the 1-aryl-piperazine-to-parent drug ratios and examines the potential role of 1-aryl-piperazine formation in the pharmacological actions of the arylpiperazine derivatives that are already or will shortly be available in major markets. PMID:17691920

  16. Nitrosamine formation in amine scrubbing at desorber temperatures.

    PubMed

    Fine, Nathan A; Goldman, Mark J; Rochelle, Gary T

    2014-01-01

    Amine scrubbing is a thermodynamically efficient and industrially proven method for carbon capture, but amine solvents can nitrosate in the desorber, forming potentially carcinogenic nitrosamines. The kinetics of reactions involving nitrite and monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), methylethanolamine (MMEA), and methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) were determined under desorber conditions. The nitrosations of MEA, DEA, and MMEA are first order in nitrite, carbamate species, and hydronium ion. Nitrosation of MDEA, a tertiary amine, is not catalyzed by the addition of CO2 since it cannot form a stable carbamate. Concentrated and CO2 loaded MEA was blended with low concentrations of N-(2-hydroxyethyl) glycine (HeGly), hydroxyethyl-ethylenediamine (HEEDA), and DEA, secondary amines common in MEA degradation. Nitrosamine yield was proportional to the concentration of secondary amine and was a function of CO2 loading and temperature. Blends of tertiary amines with piperazine (PZ) showed n-nitrosopiperazine (MNPZ) yields close to unity, validating the slow nitrosation rates hypothesized for tertiary amines. These results provide a useful tool for estimating nitrosamine accumulation over a range of amine solvents. PMID:24956458

  17. In vitro neurotoxicity evaluation of piperazine designer drugs in differentiated human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells.

    PubMed

    Arbo, M D; Silva, R; Barbosa, D J; da Silva, D Dias; Silva, S P; Teixeira, J P; Bastos, M L; Carmo, H

    2016-01-01

    Abuse of synthetic drugs is widespread worldwide. Studies indicate that piperazine designer drugs act as substrates at dopaminergic and serotonergic receptors and/or transporters in the brain. This work aimed to investigate the cytotoxicity of N-benzylpiperazine, 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine, 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)piperazine and 1-(3,4-methylenedioxybenzyl)piperazine in the differentiated human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cell line. Cytotoxicity was evaluated after 24?h incubations through the MTT reduction and neutral red uptake assays. Oxidative stress (reactive oxygen and nitrogen species production and glutathione content) and energetic (ATP content) parameters, as well as intracellular Ca(2+) , mitochondrial membrane potential, DNA damage (comet assay) and cell death mode were also evaluated. Complete cytotoxicity curves were obtained after 24?h incubations with each drug. A significant decrease in intracellular total glutathione content was noted for all the tested drugs. All drugs caused a significant increase of intracellular free Ca(2+) levels, accompanied by mitochondrial hyperpolarization. However, ATP levels remained unchanged. The investigation of cell death mode revealed a predominance of early apoptotic cells. No genotoxicity was found in the comet assay. Among the tested drugs, 1-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazine was the most cytotoxic. Overall, piperazine designer drugs are potentially neurotoxic, supporting concerns on risks associated with the abuse of these drugs. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25900438

  18. Scalable Synthesis of Piperazines Enabled by Visible-Light Irradiation and Aluminum Organometallics

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    Suárez-Pantiga, Samuel; Colas, Kilian; Johansson, Magnus J; Mendoza, Abraham

    2015-01-01

    The development of more active C–H oxidation catalysts has inspired a rapid, scalable, and stereoselective assembly of multifunctional piperazines through a [3+3] coupling of azomethine ylides. A combination of visible-light irradiation and aluminum organometallics is essential to promote this transformation, which introduces visible-light photochemistry of main-group organometallics and sets the basis for new and promising catalysts. PMID:26337253

  19. Substituted dithiazole piperazine benzamides as novel amyloid beta peptide reducing agents

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    Wang, Hongjie; Wang, Ruizhi; Lakshmana, Madepalli K; Nefzi, Adel

    2014-01-01

    Alzheimer’s disease is a persistent neurodegenerative disorder of elderly characterized clinically by irreversible loss of memory due to accumulation of amyloid beta peptides within the amyloid plaques. We report the parallel synthesis and screening results of diverse substituted di-thiazole piperazine benzamides. A new compound TPI-1917-49 was identified as a promising amyloid reducing agent by lowering the levels of A? at least in two cell types and in vivo. PMID:25155386

  20. Multicomponent Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of a Piperazine-Based Dopamine Receptor Ligand Library.

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    Stucchi, Mattia; Gmeiner, Peter; Huebner, Harald; Rainoldi, Giulia; Sacchetti, Alessandro; Silvani, Alessandra; Lesma, Giordano

    2015-08-13

    A series of 1,4-disubstituted piperazine-based compounds were designed, synthesized, and evaluated as dopamine D2/D3 receptor ligands. The synthesis relies on the key multicomponent split-Ugi reaction, assessing its great potential in generating chemical diversity around the piperazine core. With the aim of evaluating the effect of such diversity on the dopamine receptor affinity, a small library of compounds was prepared, applying post-Ugi transformations. Ligand stimulated binding assays indicated that some compounds show a significant affinity, with K i values up to 53 nM for the D2 receptor. Molecular docking studies with the D2 and D3 receptor homology models were also performed on selected compounds. They highlighted key interactions at the indole head and at the piperazine moiety, which resulted in good agreement with the known pharmacophore models, thus helping to explain the observed structure-activity relationship data. Molecular insights from this study could enable a rational improvement of the split-Ugi primary scaffold, toward more selective ligands. PMID:26288260

  1. [Immunomodulation in patients with cavernous kidney tuberculosis using piperazine adipinate and amniocene].

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    Kozin, Iu I; Cherniavskii, V I

    1991-01-01

    Findings of a complex immunologic examination of 138 patients with active cavernous tuberculosis of the kidneys concurrent with secondary immunodeficiency are presented. Biostimulators and immunomodulating drugs were administered as conservative treatment in this case. Changes in cellular and humoral immunity indices as well as those of the mononuclear-phagocyte system before and after treatment were traced in the groups of patients receiving biogenic stimulators (such, as aloe extract, vitreous body, plasmol, Fibs) and immunoregulating drugs (like piperazine adipinate and injected amniocene). It was found that the biogenic stimulators fail to have a pronounced effect on the immunologic indices. The inclusion of piperazine adipinate and injected amniocene into a complex of antibiotic and chemotherapy brings about a significant improvement of the cellular immunity indices and the mononuclear-phagocyte system function which are inhibited to a greater extent in patients with active destructive nephrophthisis. A recommended use of piperazine adipinate and amniocene as adjuncts to a complex treatment has been proved in patients of this category by means of clinicoimmunologic correlations. PMID:1780305

  2. A case of levocetirizine-induced fixed drug eruption and cross-reaction with piperazine derivatives.

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    Kim, Mi-Yeong; Jo, Eun-Jung; Chang, Yoon-Seok; Cho, Sang-Heon; Min, Kyung-Up; Kim, Sae-Hoon

    2013-10-01

    Fixed drug eruption is an uncommon adverse drug reaction caused by delayed cell-mediated hypersensitivity. Levocetirizine is an active (R)-enatiomer of cetirizine and there have been a few reports of fixed drug eruption related to these antihistamines. We experienced a case of levocetirizine-induced fixed drug eruption and cross-reaction with other piperazine derivatives confirmed by patch test. A 73-year-old female patient presented with recurrent generalized itching, cutaneous bullae formation, rash and multiple pigmentation at fixed sites after taking drugs for common cold. She took bepotastine besilate (Talion®) and levocetirizine (Xyzal®) as antihistamine. She took acetaminophen, pseudoephedrine 60 mg / triprolidine 2.5 mg (Actifed®), dihydrocodeinebitartrate 5 mg / di-methylephedrine hydrochloride 17.5 mg / chlorpheniramine maleate 1.5 mg / guaifenesin 50 mg (Codening®) and aluminium hydroxide 200 mg / magnesium carbonate 120 mg (Antad®) at the same time. Patch test was done with suspected drugs and the result was positive with levocetirizine. We additionally performed patch test for other antihistamines such as cetirizine, hydroxyzine, fexofenadine and loratadine. Piperazine derivatives (cetirizine and hydroxyzine) were positive, but piperidine derivatives (fexofenadine and loratadine) were negative to patch test. There was no adverse drug reaction when she was challenged with fexofenadine. We report a case of levocetirizine-induced fixed drug eruption confirmed by patch test. Cross-reactions were only observed in the piperazine derivatives and piperidine antihistamine was tolerant to the patient. PMID:24260733

  3. A case of levocetirizine-induced fixed drug eruption and cross-reaction with piperazine derivatives

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    Kim, Mi-Yeong; Jo, Eun-Jung; Chang, Yoon-Seok; Cho, Sang-Heon; Min, Kyung-Up

    2013-01-01

    Fixed drug eruption is an uncommon adverse drug reaction caused by delayed cell-mediated hypersensitivity. Levocetirizine is an active (R)-enatiomer of cetirizine and there have been a few reports of fixed drug eruption related to these antihistamines. We experienced a case of levocetirizine-induced fixed drug eruption and cross-reaction with other piperazine derivatives confirmed by patch test. A 73-year-old female patient presented with recurrent generalized itching, cutaneous bullae formation, rash and multiple pigmentation at fixed sites after taking drugs for common cold. She took bepotastine besilate (Talion®) and levocetirizine (Xyzal®) as antihistamine. She took acetaminophen, pseudoephedrine 60 mg / triprolidine 2.5 mg (Actifed®), dihydrocodeinebitartrate 5 mg / di-methylephedrine hydrochloride 17.5 mg / chlorpheniramine maleate 1.5 mg / guaifenesin 50 mg (Codening®) and aluminium hydroxide 200 mg / magnesium carbonate 120 mg (Antad®) at the same time. Patch test was done with suspected drugs and the result was positive with levocetirizine. We additionally performed patch test for other antihistamines such as cetirizine, hydroxyzine, fexofenadine and loratadine. Piperazine derivatives (cetirizine and hydroxyzine) were positive, but piperidine derivatives (fexofenadine and loratadine) were negative to patch test. There was no adverse drug reaction when she was challenged with fexofenadine. We report a case of levocetirizine-induced fixed drug eruption confirmed by patch test. Cross-reactions were only observed in the piperazine derivatives and piperidine antihistamine was tolerant to the patient. PMID:24260733

  4. Regioselectivity-Tunable Self-1,3-Dipolar [3+3] Cyclizations of Azomethine Ylides To Assemble Dispirooxindole-piperazines.

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    Xia, Peng-Ju; Sun, Yan-Hua; Xiao, Jun-An; Zhou, Zhao-Fang; Wen, Sai-Shuai; Xiong, Yu; Ou, Guang-Chuan; Chen, Xiao-Qing; Yang, Hua

    2015-11-20

    A series of novel 2,3- or 2,5-dispirooxindole-piperazine ring systems were efficiently constructed through the acid-promoted self-1,3-dipolar [3+3] cyclizations of azomethine ylides derived from isatin with various primary or cyclic secondary amines. Interestingly, the regioselectivity of this self-[3+3] cyclization could be effectively tuned by varying the structural features of substrates. The unprecedented 2,5-dispirooxindole-piperazine skeleton was achieved in good diastereoselectivity by employing 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline, while using pyrrolidine or glycine methyl ester furnished the 2,3-dispirooxindole-piperazine scaffold in excellent diastereoselectivity (only a single isomer formed). PMID:26517582

  5. Ozonation of piperidine, piperazine and morpholine: Kinetics, stoichiometry, product formation and mechanistic considerations.

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    Tekle-Röttering, Agnes; Jewell, Kevin S; Reisz, Erika; Lutze, Holger V; Ternes, Thomas A; Schmidt, Winfried; Schmidt, Torsten C

    2016-01-01

    Piperidine, piperazine and morpholine as archetypes for secondary heterocyclic amines, a structural unit that is often present in pharmaceuticals (e.g., ritalin, cetirizine, timolol, ciprofloxacin) were investigated in their reaction with ozone. In principle the investigated compounds can be degraded with ozone in a reasonable time, based on their high reaction rate constants with respect to ozone (1.9 × 10(4)-2.4 × 10(5) M(-1) s(-1)). However, transformation is insufficient (13-16%), most likely due to a chain reaction, which decomposes ozone. This conclusion is based on OH scavenging experiments, leading to increased compound transformation (18-27%). The investigated target compounds are similar in their kinetic and stoichiometric characteristics. However, the mechanistic considerations based on product formation indicate various reaction pathways. Piperidine reacts with ozone via a nonradical addition reaction to N-hydroxypiperidine (yield: 92% with and 94% without scavenging, with respect to compound transformation). However, piperazine degradation with ozone does not lead to N-hydroxypiperazine. In the morpholine/ozone reaction, N-hydroxymorpholine was identified. Additional oxidation pathways in all cases involved the formation of OH with high yields. One important pathway of piperazine and morpholine by ozonation could be the formation of C-centered radicals after ozone or OH radical attack. Subsequently, O2 addition forms unstable peroxyl radicals, which in one pathway loose superoxide radicals by generating a carbon-centered cation. Subsequent hydrolysis of the carbon-centered cation leads to formaldehyde, whereby ozonation of the N-hydroxy products can proceed in the same way and in addition give rise to hydroxylamine. A second pathway of the short-lived peroxyl radicals could be a dimerization to form short-lived tetraoxides, which cleave by forming hydrogen peroxide. All three products have been found. PMID:26624229

  6. Utility of chloranil in assay of naphazoline, clemizole, penicillin G sodium, and piperazine.

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    Belal, S; Elsayed, M A; Abdel-Hamid, M E; Abdine, H

    1981-02-01

    A simple and sensitive spectrophotometric method is described for the assay of naphazoline, clemizole, penicillin G sodium, and piperazine. The method was based on the formation of a charge transfer complex between these drugs as n-donors and chloranil, the pi-acceptor. Conformity to Beer's law enabled the assay of dosage forms of these drugs. Compared with official methods, the results obtained were of equal accuracy. A more detailed investigation of th naphazoline-chloranil complex was made with respect to its composition, association constant, and free energy change. PMID:6110697

  7. Piperazine N-substituted naphthyridines, pyridothienopyrimidines and pyridothienotriazines: new antiprotozoals active against Philasterides dicentrarchi.

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    Quintela, José M; Peinador, Carlos; González, Liliana; Iglesias, Raúl; Paramá, Anabel; Alvarez, Francisca; Sanmartín, Manuel L; Riguera, Ricardo

    2003-03-01

    New antiprotozoals active against Philasterides dicentrarchi, the causative agent of scuticociliatosis in farmed turbot and Black Sea bass-bream, have been synthesised and tested. The most active compounds posses a piperazine ring, generally N-bonded to the heterocycle, and are the 1,8-naphthyridines, 2f and 5o, the pyridothienopyrimidine (7), and the pyridothienotriazines, 8, 9, 12d, 12f, 12h, 12m and 12k. Pyridothienotriazine (12k) presents the same activity (Lethal Dose, LD=0.8/1.5 mg L(-1)) as the well-known antiparasitics niclosamide and oxyclozanide. PMID:12667693

  8. Iridium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Ring-Opening of Oxabenzonorbornadienes with N-Substituted Piperazine Nucleophiles.

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    Yang, Wen; Luo, Renshi; Yang, Dingqiao

    2015-01-01

    Iridium-catalyzed asymmetric ring-opening of oxabenzonorbornadienes with N-substituted piperazines was described. The reaction afforded the corresponding ring-opening products in high yields and moderate enantioselectivities in the presence of 2.5 mol % [Ir(COD)Cl]? and 5.0 mol % (S)-p-Tol-BINAP. The effects of various chiral bidentate ligands, catalyst loading, solvent, and temperature on the yield and enantioselectivity were also investigated. A plausible mechanism was proposed to account for the formation of the corresponding trans-ring opened products based on the X-ray structure of product 2i. PMID:26633315

  9. Excretion of N-mononitrosopiperazine after low level exposure to piperazine in air: effects of dietary nitrate and ascorbate

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    Bellander, T.; Osterdahl, B.G.; Hagmar, L.

    1988-04-01

    The secondary amine piperazine may be nitrosated in vivo, following oral intake or occupational exposure by inhalation. The suspected carcinogen N-mononitrosopiperazine could be formed in the human stomach, and in part excreted in the urine. In this study, 0.4 microgram N-mononitrosopiperazine, determined by gas chromatography-Thermal Energy Analysis, was observed in the urine in one of four volunteers, at an experimental exposure by inhalation of 0.3 mg piperazine/m3. The intake of spinach and beetroot caused an increased nitrosation of piperazine, and up to 1.7 microgram N-mononitrosopiperazine was excreted in the urine in the four individuals. This excretion indicates that about 5% of the absorbed piperazine dose was converted to N-mononitrosopiperazine. With the same nitrate-rich diet, but with the addition of citrus fruits and fresh vegetables, the highest excretion was 0.6 microgram N-mononitrosopiperazine. The excretion was significantly correlated with the ratio between the maximum level of nitrite in saliva and the ascorbate level in plasma. There was also a significant interindividual variation. N,N'-Dinitrosopiperazine was not found in any sample of urine.

  10. Synthesis and SAR of piperazine amides as novel c-jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) inhibitors

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    Shin, Youseung; Chen, Weiming; Habel, Jeff; Duckett, Derek; Ling, Yuan Yuan; Koenig, Marcel; He, Yuanjun; Vojkovsky, Tomas; LoGrasso, Philip; Kamenecka, Theodore M.

    2009-09-14

    A novel series of c-jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) inhibitors were designed and developed from a high-throughput-screening hit. Through the optimization of the piperazine amide 1, several potent compounds were discovered. The X-ray crystal structure of 4g showed a unique binding mode different from other well known JNK3 inhibitors.

  11. Piperazine as counter ion for insulin-enhancing anions [VO2(dipic-OH)]-: Synthesis, characterization and X-ray crystal structure

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    Ghasemi, Fatemeh; Ghasemi, Khaled; Rezvani, Ali Reza; Graiff, Claudia

    2016-01-01

    The new complex [H2Pipz][VO2(dipic-OH)]2·2H2O (1), where H2dipic-OH = 4-hydroxypyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid and Pipz = piperazine, was synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, FTIR, 1H NMR, 13C NMR and UV-Vis spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The crystal system is triclinic with space group P?. In this compound, piperazine is diprotonated and acts as counter ion.

  12. Synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of piperidine (piperazine)-substituted benzoxazole derivatives as multi-target antipsychotics.

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    Huang, Ling; Zhang, Wenjun; Zhang, Xiaohua; Yin, Lei; Chen, Bangyin; Song, Jinchun

    2015-11-15

    The present study describes the optimization of a series of novel benzoxazole-piperidine (piperazine) derivatives combining high dopamine D2 and serotonin 5-HT1A, 5-HT2A receptor affinities. Of these derivatives, the pharmacological features of compound 29 exhibited high affinities for the DA D2, 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A receptors, but low affinities for the 5-HT2C and histamine H1 receptors and human ether-a-go-go-related gene (hERG) channels. Furthermore, compound 29 reduced apomorphine-induced climbing and 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI)-induced head twitching without observable catalepsy, even at the highest dose tested. Thus, compound 29 is a promising candidate as a multi-target antipsychotic treatment. PMID:26483200

  13. 2-(5-Fluoro-2,3-dioxoindolin-1-yl)ethyl 4-methyl­piperazine-1-carbodithio­ate

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    Wang, Yao; Lin, Hui-Hui; Cao, Sheng-Li

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C16H18FN3O2S2, the methyl­piperazine ring adopts a chair conformation, while the (2,3-dioxoindolin-1-yl)ethyl unit is linked to one of the N atoms of the piperazine ring via the carbodithio­ate group. In the crystal, each mol­ecule is linked to its neighbors within the (03) plane through weak C—H(methyl­ene)?O, C—H(ar­yl)?O and C—H(methyl­ene)?S inter­actions. Perpendicular to this plane mol­ecules are connected through inter­molecular short N??(pyrrole ring) contacts [N?C centroid = 3.232?(2)?Å], another set of C—H(methyl­ene)?O inter­actions and through short contacts between carbodithio­ate S atoms and the pyrrole rings [C?centroid = 3.695?(3), S?centroid = 3.403?(2)?Å]. PMID:22259593

  14. Synthesis and antioxidant activity of some 1-aryl/aralkyl piperazine derivatives with xanthine moiety at N4

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    Andonova, Lily; Zheleva-Dimitrova, Dimitrina; Georgieva, Maya; Zlatkov, Alexander

    2014-01-01

    Piperazine nucleus is one of the most important heterocyclic systems exhibiting remarkable pharmacological activities. Thus, in the current study six new aryl/aralkyl substituted piperazine derivatives, containing methylxanthine moiety were synthesized and their structures were confirmed by IR and 1H NMR analysis. All compounds were in vitro screened for their activity as antioxidants using DPPH (2,2?-Diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl), ABTS (2,2?-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzo thiazine-6-sulfonic acid)) and FRAP (ferric reducing/antioxidant power) methods. The antioxidant activity of the studied compounds against lipid peroxidation was also measured. The highest antioxidant activity was demonstrated by compound 3c. It is obvious that the presence of a hydroxyl group in the structure is essential for the antioxidant properties and should be taken into consideration in further design of structures with potential antioxidant properties. PMID:26019603

  15. Synthesis and evaluation of anti-acetylcholinesterase activity of some benzothiazole based new piperazine-dithiocarbamate derivatives.

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    Mohsen, U A; Kaplancikli, Z A; Özkay, Y; Yurtta?, L

    2015-04-01

    In this present study some benzothiazole derivatives bearing piperazine and thiocarbamate moieties were synthesized and their potential anticholinesterase properties were investigated. A set of 30 new compounds of 2-[(6-substituted benzothiazol-2-yl)amino]-2-oxoethyl 4-substituted piperazine-1-carbodithioate derivatives were synthesized by reacting 2-chloro-N-(6-substituted benzothiazole-2-yl)acetamide derivatives derivatives and sodium salts of appropriate N,N-disubstituted dithiocarbamic acids in acetone. The structures of the obtained compounds were elucidated using FT-IR, (1)H-NMR and MS spectral data and elemental analyses result. Each derivative was evaluated for its ability to inhibit acetylcholinesterase (AChE) using a modificated Ellman's spectrophotometric method. Some of the compounds can be identified as anticholinesterase agents due to their inhibitory effect when compared with Donepezil. Compounds with dimethylamino ethyl or dimethylamino propyl substituents were defined as the anticholinesterase active compounds. PMID:24918348

  16. Substituted piperazines as nootropic agents: 2- or 3-phenyl derivatives structurally related to the cognition-enhancer DM235.

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    Guandalini, Luca; Martino, Maria Vittoria; Di Cesare Mannelli, Lorenzo; Bartolucci, Gianluca; Melani, Fabrizio; Malik, Ruchi; Dei, Silvia; Floriddia, Elisa; Manetti, Dina; Orlandi, Francesca; Teodori, Elisabetta; Ghelardini, Carla; Romanelli, Maria Novella

    2015-04-15

    A series of 2-phenyl- or 3-phenyl piperazines, structurally related to DM235 and DM232, two potent nootropic agents, have been prepared and tested in the mouse passive-avoidance test, to assess their ability to revert scopolamine-induced amnesia. Although the newly synthesized molecules were less potent than the parent compounds, some useful information has been obtained from structure-activity relationships. A small but significant enantioselectivity has been found for the most potent compound 5a. PMID:25813160

  17. Temperature- and pH-responsive nanoparticles of biocompatible polyurethanes for doxorubicin delivery.

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    Wang, Anning; Gao, Hui; Sun, Yanfang; Sun, Yu-long; Yang, Ying-Wei; Wu, Guolin; Wang, Yinong; Fan, Yunge; Ma, Jianbiao

    2013-01-30

    A series of temperature- and pH-responsive polyurethanes based on hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and 4,4'-diphenylmethane diisocyanate (MDI) were synthesized by a coupling reaction with bis-1,4-(hydroxyethyl) piperazine (HEP), N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) and N-butyldiethanolamine (BDEA), respectively. The chemical structure, molecular weight, thermal property and crystallization properties were characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, gel permeation chromatography (GPC), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) spectroscopy. The resulting polyurethanes were then used to prepare nanoparticles either by direct dispersion method or dialysis method. Their pH and temperature responsibilities were evaluated by optical transmittance and size measurement in aqueous media. Interestingly, HDI-based and MDI-based polyurethanes exhibited different pH and temperature responsive properties. Nanoparticles based on HDI-HEP and HDI-MDEA were temperature-responsive, while MDI-based biomaterials were not. All of them showed pH-sensitive behavior. The possible responsive mechanism was investigated by (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The cytotoxicity of the polyurethanes was evaluated using methylthiazoletetrazolium (MTT) assay in vitro. It was shown that the HDI-based polyurethanes were non-toxic, and could be applied to doxorubicin (DOX) encapsulation. The experimental results indicated that DOX could be efficiently encapsulated into polyurethane nanoparticles and uptaken by Huh-7 cells. The loaded DOX molecules could be released from the drug-loaded polyurethane nanoparticles upon pH and temperature changes, responsively. PMID:23262421

  18. Carbon capture and sequestration: an exploratory inhalation toxicity assessment of amine-trapping solvents and their degradation products.

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    McDonald, Jacob D; Kracko, Dean; Doyle-Eisele, Melanie; Garner, C Edwin; Wegerski, Chris; Senft, Al; Knipping, Eladio; Shaw, Stephanie; Rohr, Annette

    2014-09-16

    Carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption with aqueous amine solvents is a method of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) from flue gases. One concern is the possible release of amine solvents and degradation products into the atmosphere, warranting evaluation of potential pulmonary effects from inhalation. The CCS amines monoethanolamine (MEA), methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), and piperazine (PIP) underwent oxidative and CO2-mediated degradation for 75 days. C57bl/6N mice were exposed for 7 days by inhalation of 25 ppm neat amine or equivalant concentration in the degraded mixture. The aqueous solutions were nebulized to create the inhalation atmospheres. Pulmonary response was measured by changes in inflammatory cells in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and cytokine expression in lung tissue. Ames mutagenicity and CHO-K1 micronucleus assays were applied to assess genotoxicity. Chemical analysis of the test atmosphere and liquid revealed complex mixtures, including acids, aldehydes, and other compounds. Exposure to oxidatively degraded MEA increased (p < 0.05) total cells, neutrophils, and lymphocytes compared to control mice and caused inflammatory cytokine expression (statistical increase at p < 0.05). MEA and CO2-degraded MEA were the only atmospheres to show statistical (p < 0.05) increase in oxidative stress. CO2 degradation resulted in a different composition, less degradation, and lower observed toxicity (less magnitude and number of effects) with no genotoxicity. Overall, oxidative degradation of the amines studied resulted in enhanced toxicity (increased magnitude and number of effects) compared to the neat chemicals. PMID:25167095

  19. Heat of Dissolution Measurements for CO2 in Mixed Alkanolamine Solvents

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    Vinayak N. Kabadi

    2005-12-01

    The main objective of this project is to measure heat of dissolution of CO{sub 2} in carefully selected mixed alkanolamine solvent systems, and provide such directly measured data that might be used for efficient design of CO{sub 2} capture processes, or for better understanding of thermodynamics of CO{sub 2}- alkanolamine systems. Carbon dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gases, and the need for stabilization of its composition in earth's atmosphere is vital for the future of mankind. Although technologies are available for capture and storage of CO{sub 2}, these technologies are far too expensive for economical commercialization. Reduction of cost would require research for refinement of the technology. For more economical CO{sub 2} capture and regeneration, there is a need for development of more efficient solvent systems. In this project we will extend the thermodynamic database by measuring heat of solution data of CO{sub 2} in mixed solvents made of MEA (monoethanolamine), MDEA (methyldiethanolamine), piperazine, and water. Mixed solvents of different compositions will be selected and in each case data will be measured at temperatures 40 and 80C and various partial pressures of CO{sub 2}. At the end of the project, observations, conclusions, and recommendations will be derived for the choice of mixed solvents for efficient CO{sub 2} capture with potential for commercialization.

  20. Heat of Dissolution Measurements for CO2 in Mixed Alkanolamine Solvents

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    Vinayak N. Kabadi

    2006-09-30

    The main objective of this project is to measure heat of dissolution of CO{sub 2} in carefully selected mixed alkanolamine solvent systems, and provide such directly measured data that might be used for efficient design of CO{sub 2} capture processes, or for better understanding of thermodynamics of CO{sub 2}-alkanolamine systems. Carbon dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gases, and the need for stabilization of its composition in earth's atmosphere is vital for the future of mankind. Although technologies are available for capture and storage of CO{sub 2}, these technologies are far too expensive for economical commercialization. Reduction of cost would require research for refinement of the technology. For more economical CO{sub 2} capture and regeneration, there is a need for development of more efficient solvent systems. In this project we will extend the thermodynamic database by measuring heat of solution data of CO{sub 2} in mixed solvents made of MEA (monoethanolamine), MDEA (methyldiethanolamine), piperazine, and water. Mixed solvents of different compositions will be selected and in each case data will be measured at temperatures 40 and 80C and various partial pressures of CO{sub 2}. At the end of the project, observations, conclusions, and recommendations will be derived for the choice of mixed solvents for efficient CO{sub 2} capture with potential for commercialization.

  1. HEAT OF DISSOLUTION MEASUREMENTS FOR CO2 IN MIXED ALKANOLAMINE SOLVENTS

    SciTech Connect

    Vinayak N. Kabadi

    2004-04-27

    The main objective of this project is to measure heat of dissolution of CO{sub 2} in carefully selected mixed alkanolamine solvent systems, and provide such directly measured data that might be used for efficient design of CO{sub 2} capture processes, or for better understanding of thermodynamics of CO{sub 2}-alkanolamine systems. Carbon dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gases, and the need for stabilization of its composition in earth's atmosphere is vital for the future of mankind. Although technologies are available for capture and storage of CO{sub 2}, these technologies are far too expensive for economical commercialization. Reduction of cost would require research for refinement of the technology. For more economical CO{sub 2} capture and regeneration, there is a need for development of more efficient solvent systems. In this project we will extend the thermodynamic database by measuring heat of solution data of CO{sub 2} in mixed solvents made of MEA (monoethanolamine), MDEA (methyldiethanolamine), piperazine, and water. Mixed solvents of different compositions will be selected and in each case data will be measured at temperatures 40 and 80 C and various partial pressures of CO{sub 2}. At the end of the project, observations, conclusions, and recommendations will be derived for the choice of mixed solvents for efficient CO{sub 2} capture with potential for commercialization.

  2. HEAT OF DISSOLUTION MEASUREMENTS FOR CO2 IN MIXED ALKANOLAMINE SOLVENTS

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    Vinayak N. Kabadi

    2005-05-23

    The main objective of this project is to measure heat of dissolution of CO{sub 2} in carefully selected mixed alkanolamine solvent systems, and provide such directly measured data that might be used for efficient design of CO{sub 2} capture processes, or for better understanding of thermodynamics of CO{sub 2}-alkanolamine systems. Carbon dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gases, and the need for stabilization of its composition in earth's atmosphere is vital for the future of mankind. Although technologies are available for capture and storage of CO{sub 2}, these technologies are far too expensive for economical commercialization. Reduction of cost would require research for refinement of the technology. For more economical CO{sub 2} capture and regeneration, there is a need for development of more efficient solvent systems. In this project we will extend the thermodynamic database by measuring heat of solution data of CO{sub 2} in mixed solvents made of MEA (monoethanolamine), MDEA (methyldiethanolamine), piperazine, and water. Mixed solvents of different compositions will be selected and in each case data will be measured at temperatures 40 and 80C and various partial pressures of CO{sub 2}. At the end of the project, observations, conclusions, and recommendations will be derived for the choice of mixed solvents for efficient CO{sub 2} capture with potential for commercialization.

  3. HEAT OF DISSOLUTION MEASUREMENTS FOR CO2 IN MIXED ALKANOLAMINE SOLVENTS

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    Vinayak N. Kabadi

    2004-11-15

    The main objective of this project is to measure heat of dissolution of CO{sub 2} in carefully selected mixed alkanolamine solvent systems, and provide such directly measured data that might be used for efficient design of CO{sub 2} capture processes, or for better understanding of thermodynamics of CO{sub 2}-alkanolamine systems. Carbon dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gases, and the need for stabilization of its composition in earth's atmosphere is vital for the future of mankind. Although technologies are available for capture and storage of CO{sub 2}, these technologies are far too expensive for economical commercialization. Reduction of cost would require research for refinement of the technology. For more economical CO{sub 2} capture and regeneration, there is a need for development of more efficient solvent systems. In this project we will extend the thermodynamic database by measuring heat of solution data of CO{sub 2} in mixed solvents made of MEA (monoethanolamine), MDEA (methyldiethanolamine), piperazine, and water. Mixed solvents of different compositions will be selected and in each case data will be measured at temperatures 40 and 80 C and various partial pressures of CO{sub 2}. At the end of the project, observations, conclusions, and recommendations will be derived for the choice of mixed solvents for efficient CO{sub 2} capture with potential for commercialization.

  4. Heat of Dissolution Measurements for CO2 in Mixed Alkanolamine Solvents

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    Vinayak N. Kabadi

    2006-05-29

    The main objective of this project is to measure heat of dissolution of CO{sub 2} in carefully selected mixed alkanolamine solvent systems, and provide such directly measured data that might be used for efficient design of CO{sub 2} capture processes, or for better understanding of thermodynamics of CO{sub 2}-alkanolamine systems. Carbon dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gases, and the need for stabilization of its composition in earth's atmosphere is vital for the future of mankind. Although technologies are available for capture and storage of CO{sub 2}, these technologies are far too expensive for economical commercialization. Reduction of cost would require research for refinement of the technology. For more economical CO{sub 2} capture and regeneration, there is a need for development of more efficient solvent systems. In this project we will extend the thermodynamic database by measuring heat of solution data of CO{sub 2} in mixed solvents made of MEA (monoethanolamine), MDEA (methyldiethanolamine), piperazine, and water. Mixed solvents of different compositions will be selected and in each case data will be measured at temperatures 40 and 80C and various partial pressures of CO{sub 2}. At the end of the project, observations, conclusions, and recommendations will be derived for the choice of mixed solvents for efficient CO{sub 2} capture with potential for commercialization.

  5. Heat of Dissolution Measurements for CO2 in Mixed Alkanolamine Solvents

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    Vinayak N. Kabadi

    2007-03-31

    The main objective of this project is to measure heat of dissolution of CO{sub 2} in carefully selected mixed alkanolamine solvent systems, and provide such directly measured data that might be used for efficient design of CO{sub 2} capture processes, or for better understanding of thermodynamics of CO{sub 2}- alkanolamine systems. Carbon dioxide is one of the major greenhouse gases, and the need for stabilization of its composition in earth's atmosphere is vital for the future of mankind. Although technologies are available for capture and storage of CO{sub 2}, these technologies are far too expensive for economical commercialization. Reduction of cost would require research for refinement of the technology. For more economical CO{sub 2} capture and regeneration, there is a need for development of more efficient solvent systems. In this project we will extend the thermodynamic database by measuring heat of solution data of CO{sub 2} in mixed solvents made of MEA (monoethanolamine), MDEA (methyldiethanolamine), piperazine, and water. Mixed solvents of different compositions will be selected and in each case data will be measured at temperatures 40 and 80C and various partial pressures of CO{sub 2}. At the end of the project, observations, conclusions, and recommendations will be derived for the choice of mixed solvents for efficient CO{sub 2} capture with potential for commercialization.

  6. A chemical genetic approach identifies piperazine antipsychotics as promoters of CNS neurite growth on inhibitory substrates.

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    Johnstone, Andrea L; Reierson, Gillian W; Smith, Robin P; Goldberg, Jeffrey L; Lemmon, Vance P; Bixby, John L

    2012-06-01

    Injury to the central nervous system (CNS) can result in lifelong loss of function due in part to the regenerative failure of CNS neurons. Inhibitory proteins derived from myelin and the astroglial scar are major barriers for the successful regeneration of injured CNS neurons. Previously, we described the identification of a novel compound, F05, which promotes neurite growth from neurons challenged with inhibitory substrates in vitro, and promotes axonal regeneration in vivo (Usher et al., 2010). To identify additional regeneration-promoting compounds, we used F05-induced gene expression profiles to query the Broad Institute Connectivity Map, a gene expression database of cells treated with >1300 compounds. Despite no shared chemical similarity, F05-induced changes in gene expression were remarkably similar to those seen with a group of piperazine phenothiazine antipsychotics (PhAPs). In contrast to antipsychotics of other structural classes, PhAPs promoted neurite growth of CNS neurons challenged with two different glial derived inhibitory substrates. Our pharmacological studies suggest a mechanism whereby PhAPs promote growth through antagonism of calmodulin signaling, independent of dopamine receptor antagonism. These findings shed light on mechanisms underlying neurite-inhibitory signaling, and suggest that clinically approved antipsychotic compounds may be repurposed for use in CNS injured patients. PMID:22561309

  7. Regio- and Stereoselective Synthesis of Spiropyrrolizidines and Piperazines through Azomethine Ylide Cycloaddition Reaction.

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    Haddad, Saoussen; Boudriga, Sarra; Porzio, François; Soldera, Armand; Askri, Moheddine; Knorr, Michael; Rousselin, Yoann; Kubicki, Marek M; Golz, Christopher; Strohmann, Carsten

    2015-09-18

    A series of original spiropyrrolizidine derivatives has been prepared by a one-pot three-component [3 + 2] cycloaddition reaction of (E)-3-arylidene-1-phenyl-pyrrolidine-2,5-diones, l-proline, and the cyclic ketones 1H-indole-2,3-dione (isatin), indenoquinoxaline-11-one and acenaphthenequinone. We disclose an unprecedented isomerization of some spiroadducts leading to a new family of spirooxindolepyrrolizidines. Furthermore, these cycloadducts underwent retro-1,3-dipolar cycloaddition yielding unexpected regioisomers. Upon treatment of the dipolarophiles with in situ generated azomethine ylides from l-proline or acenaphthenequinone, formation of spiroadducts and unusual polycyclic fused piperazines through a stepwise [3 + 3] cycloaddition pathway is observed. The stereochemistry of these N-heterocycles has been confirmed by several X-ray diffraction studies. Some of these compounds exhibit extensive hydrogen bonding in the crystalline state. To enlighten the observed regio- and stereoselectivity of the [3 + 2] cycloaddition, calculations using the DFT approach at the B3LYP/6-31G(d,p) level were carried out. It was found that this reaction is under kinetic control. PMID:26291879

  8. Study of sulfur adlayers on Au(1 1 1) from basic hydrolysis of piperazine bis(dithiocarbamate) sodium salt

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    Martínez, Javier A.; Valenzuela, José; Hernandez-Tamargo, Carlos E.; Cao-Milán, Roberto; Herrera, José A.; Díaz, Jesús A.; Farías, Mario H.; Mikosch, Hans; Hernández, Mayra P.

    2015-08-01

    Sulfur adlayers on Au(1 1 1) were obtained after the interaction of a gold substrate with an alkaline solution of piperazine bis(dithiocarbamate) sodium salt. Characterization of the sulfur modified gold surface was performed by means of X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Density Functional Theory (DFT) calculations. XPS signals indicated the presence of S-Au bonds, monomeric and polymeric sulfur, and absence of nitrogen and sodium. Images from STM showed the formation of quasi-rectangular octomers in coexistence with another phase. A DFT model using the arrangement of sulfur dimers on the Au(1 1 1) surface effectively reproduced the experimental STM images.

  9. Dimethyl phenyl piperazine iodide (DMPP) induces glioma regression by inhibiting angiogenesis

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    He, Yan-qing; Li, Yan; Wang, Xiao-yu; He, Xiao-dong; Jun, Li; Chuai, Manli; Lee, Kenneth Ka Ho; Wang, Ju; Wang, Li-jing; Yang, Xuesong

    2014-01-15

    1,1-Dimethyl-4-phenyl piperazine iodide (DMPP) is a synthetic nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist that could reduce airway inflammation. In this study, we demonstrated that DMPP could dramatically inhibit glioma size maintained on the chick embryonic chorioallantoic membrane (CAM). We first performed MTT and BrdU incorporation experiments on U87 glioma cells in vitro to understand the mechanism involved. We established that DMPP did not significantly affect U87 cell proliferation and survival. We speculated that DMPP directly caused the tumor to regress by affecting the vasculature in and around the implanted tumor on our chick CAM model. Hence, we conducted detailed analysis of DMPP's inhibitory effects on angiogenesis. Three vasculogenesis and angiogenesis in vivo models were used in the study which included (1) early chick blood islands formation, (2) chick yolk-sac membrane (YSW) and (3) CAM models. The results revealed that DMPP directly suppressed all developmental stages involved in vasculogenesis and angiogenesis – possibly by acting through Ang-1 and HIF-2? signaling. In sum, our results show that DMPP could induce glioma regression grown on CAM by inhibiting vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. - Highlights: ?We demonstrated that DMPP inhibited the growth of glioma cells on chick CAM. ?DMPP did not significantly affect the proliferation and survival of U87 cells. ?We revealed that DMPP suppressed vasculogenesis and angiogenesis in chick embryo. ?Angiogenesis in chick CAM was inhibited by DMPP via most probably Ang-1 and HIF-2?. ?DMPP could be potentially developed as an anti-tumor drug in the future.

  10. Selective gas treating produces better claus feeds

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    Goar, B.G.

    1980-01-01

    Methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) systems with 20-25% by wt MDEA solutions in water are cheaper and more convenient than monoethanolamine (MEA) or diethanolamine (DEA) systems for selective H/sub 2/S removal from gas streams containing H/sub 2/S and CO/sub 2/, because the amine circulation rate will be much less for the MDEA system; apparently, the reaction between MDEA and H/sub 2/S is gas-film-diffusion-rate limited, and the reaction between MDEA and CO/sub 2/ is kinetically controlled. MDEA systems facilitate selective H/sub 2/S absorption by controlling residence time, which is done by limiting the number of contact trays and the amine circulation rate. At high pressures, MDEA systems can remove H/sub 2/S down to 0.25-0.50 g/100 std cu ft, with only 20-30% of the CO/sub 2/ being co-absorbed. The MDEA system at the Husky (Oil Co.) Clark Avenue Gas Plant in Santa Maria, Calif., uses selective amine regeneration technology licensed from Shell Development Co. to enrich Claus unit feed from approx. 23 mole Vertical Bar3< H/sub 2/S up to approx. 50 mole % H/sub 2/S, thus allowing 94% sulfur recovery in a once-through system. Two other MDEA systems for high-pressure gas treating are discussed.

  11. Preparation, spectral and biological investigation of formaldehyde-based ligand containing piperazine moiety and its various polymer metal complexes

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    Khan, Shamim Ahmad; Nishat, Nahid; Parveen, Shadma; Rasool, Raza

    2011-10-01

    A novel tetradentate salicylic acid-formaldehyde ligand containing piperazine moiety (SFP) was synthesized by condensation of salicylic acid, formaldehyde and piperazine in presence of base catalyst, which was subjected for the preparation of coordination polymers with metal ions like manganese(II), cobalt(II), copper(II), nickel(II) and zinc(II). All the synthesized polymeric compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, IR, 1H NMR and electronic spectral studies. The thermal stability was determined by thermogravimetric analysis and thermal data revealed that all the polymer metal complexes show good thermal stability than their parent ligand. Electronic spectral data and magnetic moment values revealed that polymer metal complexes of Mn(II), Co(II) and Ni(II) show an octahedral geometry while Cu(II) and Zn(II) show distorted octahedral and tetrahedral geometry respectively. The antimicrobial screening of the ligand and coordination polymers was done by using Agar well diffusion method against various bacteria and fungi. It was evident from the data that antibacterial and antifungal activity increased on chelation and all the polymer metal complexes show excellent antimicrobial activity than their parent ligand.

  12. Labeling of benzodioxin piperazines with fluorine-18 as prospective radioligands for selective imaging of dopamine D4 receptors.

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    Kügler, Fabian; Ermert, Johannes; Coenen, Heinz H

    2013-10-01

    The D(4) receptor is of high interest for research and clinical application but puts high demands on appropriate radioligands to be useful tools for investigation. Search for adequate radioligands suitable for in vivo imaging is therefore still in progress. The potential neuroleptic drug 6-(4-[4-fluorobenzyl]piperazin-1-yl)benzodioxin shows high affinity and selectivity to the D(4) receptor. Derivatization of this lead structure by adding hydrophilic moieties was carried out in order to lower its lipophilicity what led to three new putative dopamine receptor D(4) ligands. A comprehensive description of the syntheses of standard compounds and corresponding labeling precursors is given which were obtained in satisfactory yields. Furthermore, the radiosyntheses by direct (18) F-labeling and build-up synthesis were compared. All derivatives of 6-(4-[4-fluorobenzyl]-piperazin-1-yl)benzodioxin were successfully synthesized in (18) F-labeled form with radiochemical yields of 9-35% and molar activities of 30-60?GBq/µmol using one-pot procedures. PMID:24285237

  13. Influence of silica nanospheres on the separation performance of thin film composite poly(piperazine-amide) nanofiltration membranes

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    Li, Qiang; Wang, Yihua; Song, Jie; Guan, Yipeng; Yu, Hui; Pan, Xianhui; Wu, Feiyang; Zhang, Meng

    2015-01-01

    A novel thin film nanocomposite nanofiltration (TFNN) membrane was fabricated by introducing silica nanospheres (ca. 235 ± 11 nm) in the interfacial polymerization process of trimesoyl chloride (TMC) and piperazine (PIP) over polysulfone (PS) support for investigating the effect of silica nanofiller on the separation performance (i.e., permeability and salt rejection) of conventional thin film composite poly(piperazine-amide) nanofiltration (TFCN) membrane. The physicochemical characterization results show that all of the silica nanospheres are uniformly embedded on the surface of TFNN membrane. The introduction of silica nanospheres improves the hydrophilicity of the TFCN membrane and also causes its isoelectric point shift to a lower pH value. Moreover, the active poly(piperazine-amide) barrier layer of TFNN membrane (60.8 ± 2.3 nm) is thinner than that of the pristine TFCN membrane (72.1 ± 2.5 nm) as a control sample. The separation performance tests reveal that the addition of silica nanospheres can obviously elevate the salt rejection of the pristine TFCN membrane from 87.58 ± 0.15 to 94.81 ± 0.17% under 2000 ppm of MgSO4 solution and 0.5 MPa operating pressure, simultaneously accompanied by the increases of permeate flux from 19.36 ± 0.75 to 22.65 ± 0.68 L/m2 h. Additionally, compared with pristine TFCN membrane, the fabricated TFNN membrane has relatively low salt rejection (43.20 ± 0.27%) in 0.5 MPa operating pressure for 500 ppm of NaCl aqueous solution, which demonstrates that the introduction of silica nanospheres can dramatically promote the divalent-ionic separation selectivity. Furthermore, the experimental results suggest that the nanocomposite TFNN membrane possesses stable filtration performance in the softening process of MgSO4 aqueous solution. The separation performance improvement should be attributed to the optimizations of microstructures and surface features of active barrier layer of TFNN membrane, caused by the addition of silica nanospheres.

  14. Preferences of rhodamine coupled (aminoalkyl)-piperazine probes towards Hg(II) ion and their FRET mediated signaling.

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    Biswal, Biswonath; Bag, Bamaprasad

    2013-08-14

    The metal ion induced absorption and emission signaling pattern of rhodamine coupled bis-(aminopropyl)-piperazine (1-3) and (aminoethyl)-piperazine (4) based probes evaluated in MeCN as well as in an MeCN-H2O binary mixture medium revealed that these probes exhibit optical signaling perturbations to a varying extent in MeCN, however, their complexation induced signaling could be tuned selectively towards Hg(II) in the presence of an aqueous component in the solvent medium where competitive interactions such as metal-probe interactions and hydration of metal ions play the determining factor to induce aqueous promoted Hg(II) selectivity. Attachment of another fluorophore (anthracene and nitrobenzofurazan moieties in 2 and 3 respectively) at the other end of the rhodamine coupled bis-(aminopropyl)-piperazine receptor enabled these probes to facilitate a complexation induced fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) from the excited fluorophore to the ring-opened rhodamine along with contributions through operative PET inhibition and rhodamine delactonization processes. The enhancement in absorption transition of these probes at ~557 nm upon selective Hg(II)-complexation and consequent colourless to pink colour change in the solution imply a chromogenic signaling pattern whereas simultaneous fluorescence amplification and/or FRET initiation lead to fluorogenic signaling to facilitate detection at lower concentration. The Hg(II)-selective photo-physical spectral modulation in the presence of other competitive metal ions, and their reversible dual channel signaling pattern under the action of counter anions or chelating agents such as EDTA or ethylenediamine establish the potential of these probes for highly selective, sensitive and reversible 'OFF-ON-OFF' detection of Hg(II). The complexation induced optical signaling pattern of probes with a propyl-linker in their receptor (1-3) in comparison with that of 4 consisting of an ethyl-spacer indicate that signaling probe design with a substituted 'aminoalkyl-lactonized-rhodamine' subunit preferentially exhibit Hg(II) selective and sensitive dual mode signaling in an organic-aqueous mixture medium irrespective of carbon-length of the flexible alkyl spacer. PMID:23783407

  15. Poly[[{?(3)-2-[4-(2-hy-droxy-eth-yl)piperazin-1-yl]ethane-sulfonato}-silver(I)] trihydrate].

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    Bilinovich, Stephanie M; Panzner, Matthew J; Youngs, Wiley J; Leeper, Thomas C

    2011-09-01

    Ethane-sulfonic acid-based buffers like 2-[4-(2-hy-droxy-eth-yl)-piperazin-1-yl]ethane-sulfonic acid (HEPES) are commonly used in biological experiments because of their ability to act as non-coordinating ligands towards metal ions. However, recent work has shown that some of these buffers may in fact coordinate metal ions. The title complex, {[Ag(C(8)H(17)N(2)O(4)S)]·3H(2)O}(n), is a metal-organic framework formed from HEPES and a silver(I) ion. In this polymeric complex, each Ag atom is primarily coordinated by two N atoms in a distorted linear geometry. Weaker secondary bonding inter-actions from the hy-droxy and sulfate O atoms of HEPES complete a distorted seesaw geometry. The crystal structure is stabilized by O-H?O hydrogen-bonding interactions. PMID:22058835

  16. (4-Methyl-piperazin-1-yl)(2,3,4-tri-meth-oxy-benzyl-idene)amine.

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    Kavitha, Channappa N; Jasinski, Jerry P; Kaur, Manpreet; Yathirajan, H S

    2014-04-01

    In the title compound, C15H23N3O3, the piperazine ring is in a slightly distorted chair conformation and is twisted from the mean plane of the benzene ring making a dihedral angle of 14.94?(6)°. The 4-meth-oxy substituent is almost co-planar with the benzene ring [C-C-O-C torsion angle = 5.4?(1)°], while the meth-oxy groups at positions 2 and 3 [C-C-O-C torsion angles of 122.6?(4) and -66.1?(4)°, respectively] are twisted away from the mean plane of the benzene ring in anti-clinical and synclinical conformations, respectively. No classical hydrogen bonds or any weak inter-molecular inter-actions are observed in the crystal structure. PMID:24826188

  17. Synthesis, Spectral and Antibacterial Studies of Binuclear Titanium(IV) / Zirconium(IV) Complexes of Piperazine Dithiosemicarbazones

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    Pandey, O. P.; Sengupta, S. K.; Mishra, M. K.; Tripathi, C. M.

    2003-01-01

    The reactions of mono(cyclopentadienyl)titanium(IV) trichloride and bis(cyclopentadienyl)titanium(IV)/ zirconium(IV) dichloride with a new class of dithiosemicarbazone, derived by condensing piperazine dithiosemicarbazide with benzaldehyde (L1H2), 2-chlorobenzaldehyde (L2H2), 4-nitrobenzaldehyde (L3H2) or salicylaldehyde (L4H4) have been studied and different types of binuclear products, viz. [{CpTiCl2}2L], [{Cp2MCl}2L], ((L=L1, L2 or L3), [{CpTiCI}2L4] and [{Cp2M}2L4] (M=Yi or Zr), have been isolated. Tentative structures are proposed for these complexes based upon elemental analyses, electrical conductance, magnetic moment and spectral (electronic, IR, 1H and 13C NMR) data. Attempts have been made to establish a correlation between antibacterial activity and the structures of the products. PMID:18365041

  18. Structure-dependent inhibition of the human ?1?2?2 GABAA receptor by piperazine derivatives: A novel mode of action.

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    Hondebrink, Laura; Hermans, Elise J P; Schmeink, Stijn; van Kleef, Regina G D M; Meulenbelt, Jan; Westerink, Remco H S

    2015-12-01

    Piperazine derivatives are a class of psychoactive substances applied in prescription medicines like antidepressants as well as in drugs of abuse. They are known to increase brain levels of catecholamines, likely via reversal of reuptake transporters. However, other mechanisms could also contribute to increased neurotransmitter levels, e.g., reduced inhibitory inputs on catecholaminergic neurons. Inhibition of the main inhibitory input in the brain, the GABAergic system, by piperazine derivatives could contribute to increased neurotransmitter levels. Our previous studies support this by demonstrating that 1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine (3CPP/mCPP) is an antagonist of the human ?1?2?2 GABAA receptor (GABAA-R). We therefore investigated the effect of 12 additional piperazine derivatives on the function of the human ?1?2?2 GABAA-R expressed in Xenopus oocytes, using the two-electrode voltage-clamp technique. Tested derivatives included benzylpiperazine (BZP), methylbenzylpiperazines (2/3MBP), phenylpiperazine (PP), methoxyphenylpiperazines (2/3/4MPP/MeOPP), chlorophenylpiperazines (2/4CPP) and fluorophenylpiperazines (4FPP/TFMPP). All derivatives concentration-dependently inhibited the GABA-evoked ion current. Chlorophenylpiperazines were the most potent GABAA-R antagonists; the IC20 value for 1-(2-chlorophenyl)piperazine (2CPP) was 46?M and 2CPP induced a maximum inhibition of ?90% at 1mM. Derivatives can be ranked as follows from highest to lowest potency based on IC20 values: 2CPP>3MPP>4CPP>4MPP>2MBP>3CPP>PP>4FPP>2MPP>TFMPP>3MBP>BZP. This study demonstrates a novel mode of action of piperazine derivatives, i.e., antagonism of the GABAA-R. This mechanism can result in increased catecholamine levels that indirectly contribute to toxicity, e.g., adverse effects during overdoses. Therefore, this important mode of action is not only relevant for therapeutic psychiatric interventions, but could also proof valuable for therapeutic interventions in intoxications. PMID:26344803

  19. Inhibitors of HIV-1 attachment: The discovery and structure-activity relationships of tetrahydroisoquinolines as replacements for the piperazine benzamide in the 3-glyoxylyl 6-azaindole pharmacophore.

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    Swidorski, Jacob J; Liu, Zheng; Yin, Zhiwei; Wang, Tao; Carini, David J; Rahematpura, Sandhya; Zheng, Ming; Johnson, Kim; Zhang, Sharon; Lin, Pin-Fang; Parker, Dawn D; Li, Wenying; Meanwell, Nicholas A; Hamann, Lawrence G; Regueiro-Ren, Alicia

    2016-01-01

    6,6-Fused ring systems including tetrahydroisoquinolines and tetrahydropyrido[3,4-d]pyrimidines have been explored as possible replacements for the piperazine benzamide portion of the HIV-1 attachment inhibitor BMS-663068. In initial studies, the tetrahydroisoquinoline compounds demonstrate sub-nanomolar activity in a HIV-1 pseudotype viral infection assay used as the initial screen for inhibitory activity. Analysis of SARs and approaches to optimization for an improved drug-like profile are examined herein. PMID:26584882

  20. Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of 3-[4-(7-chloro-quinolin-4-yl)-piperazin-1-yl]-propionic acid hydrazones as antiprotozoal agents.

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    Inam, Afreen; Siddiqui, Shadab Miyan; Macedo, Taís Soares; Moreira, Diogo Rodrigo Magalhaes; Leite, Ana Cristina Lima; Soares, Milena Botelho Pereira; Azam, Amir

    2014-03-21

    N-Acylhydrazones derived from 7-chloro-4-piperazin-1-yl-quinoline were synthesized and biologically evaluated for blood-stage of Plasmodium falciparum and Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites. N-Acylhydrazone F12 was found to inhibit the P. falciparum growth as well as its life cycle with good selectivity, which was achieved by inhibiting hematin formation. Compound F24 showed better IC50 value than the amoebicidal drug metronidazole. PMID:24530492

  1. Development of a high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection method for quantification of piperazine in animal products by using precolumn derivatization.

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    Park, Jin-A; Zhang, Dan; Kim, Dong-Soon; Kim, Seong-Kwan; Cho, Sang-Hyun; Jeong, Daun; Kim, Jin-Suk; Shim, Jae-Han; Abd El-Aty, A M; Shin, Ho-Chul

    2016-04-01

    A new high-performance liquid chromatography with ?fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD) method was developed for determination of piperazine residues in food animal products. Samples were extracted with formic acid in water and purified using the PCX cartridge. Following purification, the samples were derivatized using dansyl chloride, and the analyte was separated using water/acetonitrile as a mobile phase. The calibration curves showed good linearity over a concentration range of 20-120ng/g with coefficient of determination (R(2))?0.996. The intra-day accuracy (presented as recovery %) and precision (presented as relative standard deviation, RSD %) were 81-97.3% and 0.83-6.87%, whereas, the inter-day values were 80.5-96.8% and 1.7-6.8%, respectively. The limit of quantification (LOQ) was 20ng/g, which was considerably lower than the maximum residue limit (MRL). The developed method was used to monitor market samples, and piperazine was not detected in any of the samples. To our knowledge, this is the first study in which the detection of piperazine in various food and animal products by using a sensitive and reliable analytical method has been described. PMID:26593624

  2. Strong effect of copper(II) coordination on antiproliferative activity of thiosemicarbazone-piperazine and thiosemicarbazone-morpholine hybrids.

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    Bacher, Felix; Dömötör, Orsolya; Chugunova, Anastasia; Nagy, Nóra V; Filipovi?, Lana; Radulovi?, Siniša; Enyedy, Éva A; Arion, Vladimir B

    2015-05-21

    In this study, 2-formylpyridine thiosemicarbazones and three different heterocyclic pharmacophores were combined to prepare thiosemicarbazone–piperazine mPip-FTSC (HL1) and mPip-dm-FTSC (HL2), thiosemicarbazone–morpholine Morph-FTSC (HL3) and Morph-dm-FTSC (HL4), thiosemicarbazone–methylpyrrole-2-carboxylate hybrids mPyrr-FTSC (HL5) and mPyrr-dm-FTSC (HL6) as well as their copper(II) complexes [CuCl(mPipH-FTSC-H)]Cl (1 + H)Cl, [CuCl(mPipH-dm-FTSC-H)]Cl (2 + H)Cl, [CuCl(Morph-FTSC-H)] (3), [CuCl(Morph-dm-FTSC-H)] (4), [CuCl(mPyrr-FTSC-H)(H2O)] (5) and [CuCl(mPyrr-dm-FTSC-H)(H2O)] (6). The substances were characterized by elemental analysis, one- and two-dimensional NMR spectroscopy (HL1–HL6), ESI mass spectrometry, IR and UV–vis spectroscopy and single crystal X-ray diffraction (1–5). All compounds were prepared in an effort to generate potential antitumor agents with an improved therapeutic index. In addition, the effect of structural alterations with organic hybrids on aqueous solubility and copper(II) coordination ability was investigated. Complexation of ligands HL2 and HL4 with copper(II) was studied in aqueous solution by pH-potentiometry, UV–vis spectrophotometry and EPR spectroscopy. Proton dissociation processes of HL2 and HL4 were also characterized in detail and microscopic constants for the Z/E isomers were determined. While the hybrids HL5, HL6 and their copper(II) complexes 5 and 6 proved to be insoluble in aqueous solution, precluding antiproliferative activity studies, the thiosemicarbazone–piperazine and thiosemicarbazone–morpholine hybrids HL1–HL4, as well as copper(II) complexes 1–4 were soluble in water enabling cytotoxicity assays. Interestingly, the metal-free hybrids showed very low or even a lack of cytotoxicity (IC50 values > 300 ?M) in two human cancer cell lines HeLa (cervical carcinoma) and A549 (alveolar basal adenocarcinoma), whereas their copper(II) complexes were cytotoxic showing IC50 values from 25.5 to 65.1 ?M and 42.8 to 208.0 ?M, respectively in the same human cancer cell lines after 48 h of incubation. However, the most sensitive for HL4 and complexes 1–4 proved to be the human cancer cell line LS174 (colon carcinoma) as indicated by the calculated IC50 values varying from 13.1 to 17.5 ?M. PMID:25896351

  3. K+ channel blocking and anti-muscarinic effects of a novel piperazine derivative, INO 2628, on the isolated dog atrium.

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    Furukawa, Y; Akahane, K; Ogiwara, Y; Chiba, S

    1991-02-01

    The effects of a novel piperazine derivative, INO 2628, on the negative inotropic and chronotropic responses to intracardiac parasympathetic nerve stimulation and carbachol, to adenosine and to the K+ channel openers, pinacidil and nicorandil, were investigated in isolated, blood-perfused dog heart preparations. INO 2628 (0.1-10 mumol) injected into the sinus node artery of the isolated atrium induced negative chronotropic and small positive inotropic responses in a dose-dependent manner. INO 2628 antagonized the negative chronotropic and inotropic responses to intracardiac vagus stimulation and carbachol in a dose-dependent manner, whereas INO 2628 did not antagonize the negative cardiac responses to adenosine. Pinacidil and nicorandil caused dose-dependent negative inotropic and small negative chronotropic responses in isolated atria and ventricles, suggesting that pinacidil-related K+ channels are much sparser in SA nodal pacemaker cells than in cardiac muscle cells. INO 2628 dose dependently antagonized the negative inotropic responses to pinacidil and nicorandil, but it did not modify the nicardipine-, pentobarbital- or G-strophanthin-induced cardiac responses. These results suggest that INO 2628 inhibits the negative cardiac effects of acetylcholine at muscarinic receptors and directly inhibits K+ channels in the isolated dog heart. PMID:1828769

  4. Pharmacological and pharmacokinetic characterization of 2-piperazine-alpha-isopropyl benzylamine derivatives as melanocortin-4 receptor antagonists.

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    Chen, Chen; Tucci, Fabio C; Jiang, Wanlong; Tran, Joe A; Fleck, Beth A; Hoare, Sam R; Wen, Jenny; Chen, Takung; Johns, Michael; Markison, Stacy; Foster, Alan C; Marinkovic, Dragan; Chen, Caroline W; Arellano, Melissa; Harman, John; Saunders, John; Bozigian, Haig; Marks, Daniel

    2008-05-15

    A series of 2-piperazine-alpha-isopropylbenzylamine derivatives were synthesized and characterized as melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) antagonists. Attaching an amino acid to benzylamines 7 significantly increased their binding affinity, and the resulting compounds 8-12 bound selectively to MC4R over other melanocortin receptor subtypes and behaved as functional antagonists. These compounds were also studied for their permeability using Caco-2 cell monolayers and metabolic stability in human liver microsomes. Most compounds exhibited low permeability and high efflux ratio possibly due to their high molecular weights. They also showed moderate metabolic stability which might be associated with their moderate to high lipophilicity. Pharmacokinetic properties of these MC4R antagonists, including brain penetration, were studied in mice after oral and intravenous administrations. Two compounds identified to possess high binding affinity and selectivity, 10d and 11d, were studied in a murine cachexia model. After intraperitoneal (ip) administration of 1mg/kg dose, mice treated with 10d had significantly more food intake and weight gain than the control animals, demonstrating efficacy by blocking the MC4 receptor. Similar in vivo effects were also observed when 11d was dosed orally at 20mg/kg. These results provide further evidence that a potent and selective MC4R antagonist has potential in the treatment of cancer cachexia. PMID:18417348

  5. Pharmacological and pharmacokinetic characterization of 2-piperazine-alpha-isopropyl benzylamine derivatives as melanocortin-4 receptor antagonists.

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    Chen C; Tucci FC; Jiang W; Tran JA; Fleck BA; Hoare SR; Wen J; Chen T; Johns M; Markison S; Foster AC; Marinkovic D; Chen CW; Arellano M; Harman J; Saunders J; Bozigian H; Marks D

    2008-05-15

    A series of 2-piperazine-alpha-isopropylbenzylamine derivatives were synthesized and characterized as melanocortin-4 receptor (MC4R) antagonists. Attaching an amino acid to benzylamines 7 significantly increased their binding affinity, and the resulting compounds 8-12 bound selectively to MC4R over other melanocortin receptor subtypes and behaved as functional antagonists. These compounds were also studied for their permeability using Caco-2 cell monolayers and metabolic stability in human liver microsomes. Most compounds exhibited low permeability and high efflux ratio possibly due to their high molecular weights. They also showed moderate metabolic stability which might be associated with their moderate to high lipophilicity. Pharmacokinetic properties of these MC4R antagonists, including brain penetration, were studied in mice after oral and intravenous administrations. Two compounds identified to possess high binding affinity and selectivity, 10d and 11d, were studied in a murine cachexia model. After intraperitoneal (ip) administration of 1mg/kg dose, mice treated with 10d had significantly more food intake and weight gain than the control animals, demonstrating efficacy by blocking the MC4 receptor. Similar in vivo effects were also observed when 11d was dosed orally at 20mg/kg. These results provide further evidence that a potent and selective MC4R antagonist has potential in the treatment of cancer cachexia.

  6. Piperazine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid Derivatives as Dual Antagonists of NMDA and GluK1-Containing Kainate Receptors

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    Irvine, Mark W.; Costa, Blaise M.; Dlaboga, Daniel; Culley, Georgia; Hulse, Richard; Scholefield, Caroline L.; Atlason, Palmi; Fang, Guangyu; Eaves, Richard; Morley, Richard; Mayo-Martin, Maria B.; Amici, Mascia; Bortolotto, Zuner A.; Donaldson, Lucy; Collingridge, Graham L.; Molnár, Elek; Monaghan, Daniel T.; Jane, David E.

    2011-01-01

    Competitive N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antagonists bind to the GluN2 subunit, of which there are four types (GluN2A-D). We report that some N1-substituted derivatives of cis-piperazine-2,3-dicarboxylic acid display improved relative affinity for GluN2C and GluN2D versus GluN2A and GluN2B. These derivatives also display subtype-selectivity among the more distantly related kainate receptor family. Compounds 18i and (?)-4 were the most potent kainate receptor antagonists and 18i was selective for GluK1 versus GluK2, GluK3 and AMPA receptors. Modeling studies revealed structural features required for activity at GluK1 subunits and suggested that S674 was vital for antagonist activity. Consistent with this hypothesis, replacing the equivalent residue in GluK3 (alanine) with a serine imparts 18i antagonist activity. Antagonists with dual GluN2D and GluK1 antagonist activity may have beneficial effects in various neurological disorders. Consistent with this idea, antagonist 18i (30 mg/Kg i.p.) showed antinociceptive effects in an animal model of mild nerve injury. PMID:22111545

  7. Spectrophotometric determination of some pharmaceutical piperazine derivatives through charge-transfer and ion-pair complexation reactions.

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    Abdel-Gawad, F M

    1997-07-01

    Simple and sensitive spectrophotometric methods are described for the assay of three piperazine derivatives; ketoconazole, piribedil and prazosin hydrochloride based on charge-transfer and ion-pair complexation reactions. The first method is based on the reaction of the basic drug with 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DDQ) in acetonitrile. The orange-red colour formed due to the formation of charge-transfer complex showed maximum absorbance at 460 nm. The second method is based upon the interaction of the basic drug in dry chloroform with bromophenol blue (BPB) in the same solvent to produce a stable yellow ion-pair complex which absorbs at 410 nm. Beer's law was obeyed for both methods and the relative standard deviations were found to be less than 1%. The two methods can be applied to the analysis of tablets, with no evidence of interference from excipients. A more detailed investigation of the complex was made with respect to its composition, association constant and free energy change. PMID:9260663

  8. 2-Benzazolyl-4-Piperazin-1-Ylsulfonylbenzenecarbohydroxamic Acids as Novel Selective Histone Deacetylase-6 Inhibitors with Antiproliferative Activity

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    Wang, Lei; Kofler, Marina; Brosch, Gerald; Melesina, Jelena; Sippl, Wolfgang; Martinez, Elisabeth D.; Easmon, Johnny

    2015-01-01

    We have screened our compound collection in an established cell based assay that measures the derepression of an epigenetically silenced transgene, the locus derepression assay. The screen led to the identification of 4-[4-(1-methylbenzimidazol-2-yl)piperazin-1-yl]sulfonylbenzenecarbohydroxamic acid (9b) as an active which was found to inhibit HDAC1. In initial structure activity relationships study, the 1-methylbenzimidazole ring was replaced by the isosteric heterocycles benzimidazole, benzoxazole, and benzothiazole and the position of the hydroxamic acid substituent on the phenyl ring was varied. Whereas compounds bearing a para substituted hydroxamic acid (9a-d) were active HDAC inhibitors, the meta substituted analogues (8a-d) were appreciably inactive. Compounds 9a-d selectively inhibited HDAC6 (IC50 = 0.1–1.0?M) over HDAC1 (IC50 = 0.9–6?M) and moreover, also selectively inhibited the growth of lung cancer cells vs. patient matched normal cells. The compounds induce a cell cycle arrest in the S-phase while induction of apoptosis is neglible as compared to controls. Molecular modeling studies uncovered that the MM-GBSA energy for interaction of 9a-d with HDAC6 was higher than for HDAC1 providing structural rationale for the HDAC6 selectivity. PMID:26698121

  9. Toward understanding amines and their degradation products from postcombustion CO2 capture processes with aerosol mass spectrometry.

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    Ge, Xinlei; Shaw, Stephanie L; Zhang, Qi

    2014-05-01

    Amine-based postcombustion CO2 capture (PCCC) is a promising technique for reducing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning plants. A concern of the technique, however, is the emission of amines and their degradation byproducts. To assess the environmental risk of this technique, standardized stack sampling and analytical methods are needed. Here we report on the development of an integrated approach that centers on the application of a high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-ToF-AMS) for characterizing amines and PCCC-relevant species. Molecular characterization is achieved via ion chromatography (IC) and electrospray ionization high-resolution mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). The method has been optimized, particularly, by decreasing the AMS vaporizer temperature, to gain quantitative information on the elemental composition and major nitrogen-containing species in laboratory-degraded amine solvents commonly tested for PCCC applications, including ethanolamine (MEA), methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), and piperazine (PIP). The AMS-derived nitrogen-to-carbon (N/C) ratios for the degraded solvent and product mixtures agree well with the results from a total organic carbon and total nitrogen (TOC/TN) analyzer. In addition, marker ions identified in the AMS spectra are used to estimate the mass contributions of individual species. Overall, our results indicate that this new approach is suitable for characterizing PCCC-related mixtures as well as organic nitrogen species in other sample types. As an online instrument, AMS can be used for both real-time characterization of emissions from operating PCCC plants and ambient particles in the vicinity of the facilities. PMID:24617831

  10. Toward Understanding Amines and Their Degradation Products from Postcombustion CO2 Capture Processes with Aerosol Mass Spectrometry

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    2015-01-01

    Amine-based postcombustion CO2 capture (PCCC) is a promising technique for reducing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel burning plants. A concern of the technique, however, is the emission of amines and their degradation byproducts. To assess the environmental risk of this technique, standardized stack sampling and analytical methods are needed. Here we report on the development of an integrated approach that centers on the application of a high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-ToF-AMS) for characterizing amines and PCCC-relevant species. Molecular characterization is achieved via ion chromatography (IC) and electrospray ionization high-resolution mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). The method has been optimized, particularly, by decreasing the AMS vaporizer temperature, to gain quantitative information on the elemental composition and major nitrogen-containing species in laboratory-degraded amine solvents commonly tested for PCCC applications, including ethanolamine (MEA), methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), and piperazine (PIP). The AMS-derived nitrogen-to-carbon (N/C) ratios for the degraded solvent and product mixtures agree well with the results from a total organic carbon and total nitrogen (TOC/TN) analyzer. In addition, marker ions identified in the AMS spectra are used to estimate the mass contributions of individual species. Overall, our results indicate that this new approach is suitable for characterizing PCCC-related mixtures as well as organic nitrogen species in other sample types. As an online instrument, AMS can be used for both real-time characterization of emissions from operating PCCC plants and ambient particles in the vicinity of the facilities. PMID:24617831

  11. Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel benzyl piperazine derivatives of 5-(5-nitroaryl)-1,3,4-thiadiazoles as Anti-Helicobacter pylori agents

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    2013-01-01

    Background and the purpose of the study Helicobacter pylori is recognized as the main cause of gastritis and gastroduodenal ulcers and classified as class 1 carcinogen pathogen. Different 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives bearing 5-nitroaryl moiety have been shown considerable anti- H. pylori activity. In attempt to find new and potent derivatives of described scaffold, a new series of 1-(substituted benzyl)-4-(5-(5-nitroaryl-2-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)piperazine derivatives were synthesized and evaluated against three metronidazole-resistant isolates of H. pylori using paper disk diffusion bioassay test. Methods The title compounds were prepared through the reaction of 1-(5-(5-nitroaryl-2-yl)-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl) piperazine 5a-b and substituted benzyl chloride in DMF. The inhibitory activity of the new derivatives 6a-q against three metronidazole-resistant isolates of H. pylori was evaluated by the disc diffusion method and compared with the commercially available standard drug metronidazole. Results and discussion The results of SAR study indicated that the potency and anti-H. pylori activity profile of synthesized derivatives is mainly attributed to the substituted nitroaryl moiety at the C-5 position of 1,3,4-thiadiazole ring. Most of 1,3,4-thiadiazole derivatives bearing 5-nitrofuran moiety at C-5 position of central thiadiazole ring, demonstrated more promising anti-H. pylori than the 5-nitrothiophen counterpart. Conclusion The most potent nitrofuran derivative containing 3-methoxybenzyl piperazine pendant at the C-2 position of 1,3,4-thiadiazole ring (compound 6i), demonstrated strong anti-H. pylori potential at studied concentrations 100-25 ?g/disk (IZD?>?20 mm) against all studied metronidazole- resistant isolates of H. pylori. PMID:23924894

  12. New class of methyl tetrazole based hybrid of (Z)-5-benzylidene-2-(piperazin-1-yl)thiazol-4(%H)-one as potent antitubercular agents.

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    Chauhan, Kuldeep; Sharma, Moni; Trivedi, Priyanka; Chaturvedi, Vinita; Chauhan, Prem M S

    2014-09-01

    In search of potential therapeutics for tuberculosis, we describe here the synthesis and in vitro antitubercular activity of a novel series of thiazolone piperazine tetrazole derivatives. Among all the synthesized derivatives, four compounds (10, 14, 20 and 33) exhibited more potent activity (MIC=3.08, 3.01, 2.62 and 2.51 ?M) than ethambutol (MIC=9.78 ?M) and pyrazinamide (MIC=101.53 ?M) against Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Furthermore, they displayed no toxicity against Vero cells (C1008) and mouse bone marrow derived macrophages (MBMDM?). These investigated analogues have emerged as possible lead molecule to enlarge the scope of the study. PMID:25127167

  13. Investigation of the mode of binding of a novel series of N-benzyl-4-heteroaryl-1-(phenylsulfonyl)piperazine-2-carboxamides to the hepatitis C virus polymerase

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    Gentles, Robert G.; Sheriff, Steven; Beno, Brett R.; Wan, Changhong; Kish, Kevin; Ding, Min; Zheng, Xiaofan; Chupak, Louis; Poss, Michael A.; Witmer, Mark R.; Morin, Paul; Wang, Ying-Kai; Rigat, Karen; Lemm, Julie; Voss, Stacey; Liu, Mengping; Pelosi, Lenore; Roberts, Susan B.; Gao, Min; Kadow, John F.

    2013-11-20

    Structure based rationales for the activities of potent N-benzyl-4-heteroaryl-1-(phenylsulfonyl)piperazine-2-carboxamide inhibitors of the hepatitis C viral polymerase are described herein. These compounds bind to the hepatitis C virus non-structural protein 5B (NS5B), and co-crystal structures of select examples from this series with NS5B are reported. Comparison of co-crystal structures of a potent analog with both NS5B genotype 1a and genotype 1b provides a possible explanation for the genotype-selectivity observed with this compound class and suggests opportunities for the further optimization of the series.

  14. Piperazine-1,4-diium bis­(2-carb­oxy-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxyl­ate) tetra­hydrate

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    Zhou, Xin-Hui

    2010-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C4H12N2 2+·2C5H3N2O4 ?·4H2O, comprises one-half of a piperazine-1,4-diium cation, which lies on an inversion centre, a 2-carb­oxy-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxyl­ate anion and two water mol­ecules. An extensive network of inter­molecular O—H?O, N—H?O, N—H?N and C—H?O hydrogen bonds between the cations, anions and water mol­ecules leads to a three-dimensional supra­molecular framework. PMID:21587560

  15. Mechanism-Based Inactivation of Human Cytochrome P450 3A4 by Two Piperazine-Containing Compounds

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    Bolles, Amanda K.; Fujiwara, Rina; Briggs, Erran D.; Nomeir, Amin A.

    2014-01-01

    Human cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4) is responsible for the metabolism of more than half of pharmaceutic drugs, and inactivation of CYP3A4 can lead to adverse drug-drug interactions. The substituted imidazole compounds 5-fluoro-2-[4-[(2-phenyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methyl]-1-piperazinyl]pyrimidine (SCH 66712) and 1-[(2-ethyl-4-methyl-1H-imidazol-5-yl)methyl]-4-[4-(trifluoromethyl)-2-pyridinyl]piperazine (EMTPP) have been previously identified as mechanism-based inactivators (MBI) of CYP2D6. The present study shows that both SCH 66712 and EMTPP are also MBIs of CYP3A4. Inhibition of CYP3A4 by SCH 66712 and EMTPP was determined to be concentration, time, and NADPH dependent. In addition, inactivation of CYP3A4 by SCH 66712 was shown to be unaffected by the presence of electrophile scavengers. SCH 66712 displays type I binding to CYP3A4 with a spectral binding constant (Ks) of 42.9 ± 2.9 µM. The partition ratios for SCH 66712 and EMTPP were 11 and 94, respectively. Whole protein mass spectrum analysis revealed 1:1 binding stoichiometry of SCH 66712 and EMTPP to CYP3A4 and a mass increase consistent with adduction by the inactivators without addition of oxygen. Heme adduction was not apparent. Multiple mono-oxygenation products with each inactivator were observed; no other products were apparent. These are the first MBIs to be shown to be potent inactivators of both CYP2D6 and CYP3A4. PMID:25273356

  16. Lanthanide N,N'-piperazine-bis(methylenephosphonates) (Ln=La, Ce, Nd) that display flexible frameworks, reversible hydration and cation exchange

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    Mowat, John P.S.; Groves, John A.; Wharmby, Michael T.; Miller, Stuart R.; Li Yang; Lightfoot, Philip; Wright, Paul A.

    2009-10-15

    Hydrothermal syntheses of lanthanide bisphosphonate metal organic frameworks comprising the light lanthanides lanthanum, cerium and neodymium and N,N'-piperazine bis(methylenephosphonic acid) (H{sub 2}L(1) and its 2-methyl and 2,5-dimethyl derivatives (H{sub 2}L(2) and H{sub 2}L(3)) gives three new structure types. At elevated starting pH (ca. 5 and above) syntheses give 'type I' materials with all metals and acids of the study (MLnLxH{sub 2}O, M=Na, K, Cs; Ln=La, Ce, Nd; x{approx}4: KCeL(1).4H{sub 2}O, C2/c, a=23.5864(2) A, b=12.1186(2) A, c=5.6613(2) A, beta=93.040(2){sup o}). The framework of structure type I shows considerable flexibility as the ligand is changed, due mainly to rotation around the -N-CH{sub 2}- bond of the linker in response to steric considerations. Type I materials demonstrate cation exchange and dehydration and rehydration behaviour. Upon dehydration of KCeL.4H{sub 2}O, the space group changes to P2{sub 1}/n, a=21.8361(12) A, b=9.3519(4) A, c=5.5629(3) A, beta=96.560(4){sup o}, as a result of a change of the piperazine ring from chair to boat configuration. When syntheses are performed at lower pH, two other structure types crystallise. With the 'non-methyl' ligand 1, type II materials result (LnL(1)H{sub 2}L(1).4.5H{sub 2}O: Ln=La, P-1, a=5.7630(13) A, b=10.213(2) A, c=11.649(2) A, alpha=84.242(2){sup o}, beta=89.051(2){sup o}, gamma=82.876(2){sup o}) in which one half of the ligands coordinate via the piperazine nitrogen atoms. With the 2-methyl ligand, structure type III crystallises (LnHL(2).4H{sub 2}O: Ln=Nd, Ce, P2{sub 1}/c, a=5.7540(9) A, b=14.1259(18) A, c=21.156(5) A, beta=90.14(2){sup o}) due to unfavourable steric interactions of the methyl group in structure type II. - Graphical abstract: The lanthanides La, Ce and Nd give a family of metal organic frameworks based on N,N'-piperazinebismethylenephosphonate ligands: these display reversible dehydration, structural flexibility and cation exchange.

  17. FT-IR, FT-Raman and DFT quantum chemical study on the molecular conformation, vibrational and electronic transitions of 1-(m-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)piperazine.

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    Prabavathi, N; Nilufer, A; Krishnakumar, V

    2014-01-01

    The FTIR and FT-Raman spectra of 1-(m-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl)piperazine [TFMPP] have been recorded in the region 4000-400 cm(-1) and 3500-100 cm(-1), respectively. The optimized geometry, frequency and intensity of the vibrational bands of the compound was obtained by the density functional theory using 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. The harmonic vibrational frequencies were calculated and the scaled values have been compared with experimental FTIR and FT-Raman spectra. The observed and the calculated frequencies are found to be in good agreement. A detailed interpretation of the infrared and Raman spectra were also reported based on potential energy distribution (PED). UV-Vis spectrum of the compound was recorded and the electronic properties HOMO and LUMO energies were measured by TD-DFT approach. Furthermore, molecular electrostatic potential is performed and also the calculated HOMO and LUMO energies show that charge transfer occurs within the molecule. PMID:24291424

  18. Discovery of novel 2-((pyridin-3-yloxy)methyl)piperazines as ?7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor modulators for the treatment of inflammatory disorders.

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    Clark, Roger B; Lamppu, Diana; Libertine, Lyn; McDonough, Amy; Kumar, Anjali; LaRosa, Greg; Rush, Roger; Elbaum, Daniel

    2014-05-22

    Herein we report the design, synthesis, and structure-activity relationships for a new class of ?7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) modulators based on the 2-((pyridin-3-yloxy)methyl)piperazine scaffold. The oxazolo[4,5-b]pyridine, (R)-18, and 4-methoxyphenylurea, (R)-47, were identified as potent and selective modulators of the ?7 nAChR with favorable in vitro safety profiles and good oral bioavailability in mouse. Both compounds were shown to significantly inhibit cellular infiltration in a murine model of allergic lung inflammation. Despite the structural and in vivo functional similarities in the compounds, only (R)-18 was shown to be an agonist. Compound (R)-47 demonstrated silent agonist activity. These data support the hypothesis that the anti-inflammatory activity of the ?7 nAChR is mediated by a signal transduction pathway that is independent of ion current. PMID:24814197

  19. Synthesis and binding properties of new long-chain 4-substituted piperazine derivatives as 5-HT?A and 5-HT? receptor ligands.

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    Modica, Maria N; Intagliata, Sebastiano; Pittalà, Valeria; Salerno, Loredana; Siracusa, Maria A; Cagnotto, Alfredo; Salmona, Mario; Romeo, Giuseppe

    2015-04-01

    New long-chain 4-substituted piperazines linked to a thienopyrimidine or a quinazoline system were synthesized and tested for their binding properties on human cloned 5-HT1A and 5-HT7 serotonin receptors. Some structural modifications, concerning tree main portions, that is, terminal fragment, chain length, and aryl substituents, were examined. The 2- and 3-substituted thienopyrimidinone and quinazolinone systems were selected as terminal fragment and a chain length of four or five methylene units was set. Explored aryl substituents were phenyl, phenylmethyl, 3- or 4-chlorophenyl, and 2-ethoxyphenyl. Title compounds showed affinity for 5-HT1A and 5-HT7 receptors. In particular, 2-ethoxyphenyl derivatives 40 and 45 displayed Ki values in the nanomolar range on both receptors, acting as dual ligands. PMID:25759032

  20. Liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry determination of selected synthetic cathinones and two piperazines in oral fluid. Cross reactivity study with an on-site immunoassay device.

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    de Castro, Ana; Lendoiro, Elena; Fernández-Vega, Hadriana; Steinmeyer, Stefan; López-Rivadulla, Manuel; Cruz, Angelines

    2014-12-29

    Since the past few years, several synthetic cathinones and piperazines have been introduced into the drug market to substitute illegal stimulant drugs such as amphetamine and derivatives or cocaine due to their unregulated situation. These emerging drugs are not usually included in routine toxicological analysis. We developed and validated a LC-MS/MS method for the determination of methedrone, methylone, mephedrone, 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), fluoromethcathinone, fluoromethamphetamine, 1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine (mCPP) and 3-trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) in oral fluid. Sample extraction was performed using Strata X cartridges. Chromatographic separation was achieved in 10min using an Atlantis(®) T3 column (100mm×2.1mm, 3?m), and formic acid 0.1% and acetonitrile as mobile phase. The method was satisfactorily validated, including selectivity, linearity (0.2-0.5 to 200ng/mL), limits of detection (0.025-0.1ng/mL) and quantification (0.2-0.5ng/mL), imprecision and accuracy in neat oral fluid (%CV=0.0-12.7% and 84.8-103.6% of target concentration, respectively) and in oral fluid mixed with Quantisal™ buffer (%CV=7.2-10.3% and 80.2-106.5% of target concentration, respectively), matrix effect in neat oral fluid (-11.6 to 399.7%) and in oral fluid with Quantisal™ buffer (-69.9 to 131.2%), extraction recovery (87.9-134.3%) and recovery from the Quantisal™ (79.6-107.7%), dilution integrity (75-99% of target concentration) and stability at different conditions (-14.8 to 30.8% loss). In addition, cross reactivity produced by the studied synthetic cathinones in oral fluid using the Dräger DrugTest 5000 was assessed. All the analytes produced a methamphetamine positive result at high concentrations (100 or 10?g/mL), and fluoromethamphetamine also at low concentration (0.075?g/mL). PMID:25482853

  1. Efficient approach to improving the flame retardancy of poly(vinyl alcohol)/clay aerogels: incorporating piperazine-modified ammonium polyphosphate.

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    Wang, Yu-Tao; Liao, Shi-Fu; Shang, Ke; Chen, Ming-Jun; Huang, Jian-Qian; Wang, Yu-Zhong; Schiraldi, David A

    2015-01-28

    Ammonium polyphosphates (APP) modified with piperazine (PA-APP) was used to improve the flame retardancy of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA)/montmorillonite (MMT) aerogels, which were prepared via an environmentally friendly freeze-drying method. The thermal stabilities of the samples were evaluated by thermogravimetric analysis (TG); the flammability behaviors of samples were investigated by limiting oxygen index (LOI), vertical burning test (UL-94) and cone calorimeter (CC) tests. TG test results showed that the 5% weight loss temperature (T5%) of PVA/MMT/PA-APP was 10 °C higher than that of PVA/MMT/APP. In combustion testing, all of PVA/MMT/PA-APP aerogels achieved V-0 ratings and have a higher LOI values than the unmodified PVA/MMT aerogel. Moreover, the aerogel with 1% PA-APP5, which means that the content of piperazine is 5% in PA-APP, decreased the cone calorimetry THR value to 5.71 MJ/m(2), and increased the char residue to 52%. The compressive modulus of PVA/MMT/PA-APP was increased by 93.4% compared with PVA/MMT/APP because of the increase in interfacial adhesion between matrix and PA-APP fillers. The densities of the PVA/MMT/PA-APP samples were slightly lower than those of the unmodified aerogels because of reduced shrinkage in the presence of PA-APP. All the tests results indicated that the incorporation of PA-APP not only improved the thermal stability and flame retardancy of aerogels but also maintained their mechanical properties. PMID:25588129

  2. Synthesis, characterization and biological activities of metal(II) dipicolinate complexes derived from pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid and 2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethanol

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    Büyükk?dan, Nurgün; Yenikaya, Cengiz; ?lkimen, Halil; Karahan, Ceyda; Darcan, Cihan; Korkmaz, Tülin; Süzen, Yasemin

    2015-12-01

    The new water-soluble and air stable compounds (H2ppz)[Co(dipic)2]·6H2O (1), (H2ppz)[Ni(dipic)2]·6H2O (2) and (H2ppz)[Zn(dipic)2]·6H2O (3) were prepared by the reaction of corresponding metal(II) acetates and a proton transfer salt, (H2ppz) (Hdipic)2, (4) of pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (H2dipic) and 2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethanol (ppz). The compounds 1-3 were characterized by elemental, IR, UV-vis. thermal analyses, magnetic measurement and single crystal X-ray diffraction studies. The molecular structures of the title compounds consist of one 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine-1,4-diium (H2ppz+2) cation, one bis(pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate)metal(II) [M(dipic)2]2- anion, and six uncoordinated water molecules. In compounds 1-3 the metal ions coordinate to two oxygen and one nitrogen atoms of two pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate molecules forming an octahedral environment. Antimicrobial activities against Gram (-) wild type (Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa), Gram (+) wild type (Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Bacillus cereus and Bacillus subtilis) and clinical isolate (Morganella morganii, Proteus vulgaris and Enterobacter aeruginosa) were also studied. The results were reported, discussed and compared with the corresponding starting materials ((H2ppz) (Hdipic)2 (4), H2dipic and ppz). MIC (Minimal Inhibition Concentration) values of the newly synthesized compounds were determined as 4000 ?g/ml (except B. subtilis and clinical isolate E. aeruginosa, >4000 ?g/ml).

  3. N-[(R)-(6-Bromo-2-meth­oxy­quinolin-3-yl)(phen­yl)meth­yl]-N-[(S)-1-(4-meth­oxy­phen­yl)eth­yl]-2-(piperazin-1-yl)acetamide

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    Yuan, Lei; Wang, Rui; Li, Chang-Yi; Wang, Zhi-Qiang; Sun, Tie-Min

    2011-01-01

    In the title compound, C32H35BrN4O3, the piperazine ring exists in a chair conformation. The quinoline ring system is oriented at dihedral angles of 82.70?(17) and 19.54?(17)° to the phenyl and meth­oxy­phenyl rings, respectively. Weak inter­molecular C—H?? inter­actions are present in the crystal structure. PMID:22219953

  4. N-Alkyl/aryl-4-(3-substituted-3-phenylpropyl)piperazine-1-carbothioamide as dual-action vaginal microbicides with reverse transcriptase inhibition.

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    Bala, Veenu; Mandalapu, Dhanaraju; Gupta, Sonal; Jangir, Santosh; Kushwaha, Bhavana; Chhonker, Yashpal S; Chandasana, Hardik; Krishna, Shagun; Rawat, Kavita; Krishna, Atul; Singh, Mala; Sankhwar, Satya N; Shukla, Praveen K; Maikhuri, Jagdamba P; Bhatta, Rabi S; Siddiqi, Mohammad I; Tripathi, Rajkamal; Gupta, Gopal; Sharma, Vishnu L

    2015-08-28

    The growing population and health-care burden (due to STIs and HIV) imposes a particular economic crisis over resource-poor countries. Thus a novel approach as vaginal microbicides emerges as integrated tool to control both population and anti-STIs/HIV. Our continued efforts in this field led to the synthesis of fifteen N-alkyl/aryl-4-(3-substituted-3-phenylpropyl) piperazine-1-carbothioamide (12-26) derivatives as topical vaginal microbicides which were evaluated for anti-Trichomonas, spermicidal, antifungal and reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitory activities. All compounds were also tested for preliminary safety through cytotoxicity assays against human cervical cell line (HeLa) and the vaginal flora, Lactobacillus. Docking studies were performed to gain an insight into the binding mode and interactions of the most promising compound 12 [oxo derivative], comprising of reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitory (72.30%), spermicidal (MEC 0.01%), anti-Trichomonas (MIC 46.72 ?M) and antifungal (MIC 9.34-74.8 ?M) activities, along with its hydroxyl (17) and O-alkylated 4-trifluoromethylphenoxy (22) derivative, with similar activities. The stability of compound 12 in simulated vaginal fluid (SVF) and its preliminary in vivo pharmacokinetics performed in female NZ-rabbits signifies its clinical safety in comparison to marketed spermicide Nonoxynol-9. PMID:26209833

  5. Ab initio and density functional theory calculations of molecular structure and vibrational spectra of 4-(2-Hydroxyethyl) piperazine-1-ethanesulfonic acid

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    Kumar, J. Sharmi; Devi, T. S. Renuga; Ramkumaar, G. R.; Bright, A.

    2016-01-01

    The FTIR and FT-Raman spectra of 4-(2-Hydroxyethyl) piperazine-1-ethanesulfonic acid were recorded and the structural and spectroscopic data of the molecule in the ground state were calculated using Hartree-Fock and Density Functional Method (B3LYP). The most stable conformer was optimized and the structural and vibrational parameters were determined. With the observed FTIR and FT-Raman data, a complete vibrational band assignment and analysis of the fundamental modes of the compound were carried out. Thermodynamic properties, Mulliken and natural atomic charge distribution were calculated using both Hartree-Fock and Density Functional Method and compared. UV-Visible and HOMO-LUMO analysis were carried out. 1H and 13C NMR chemical shifts of the molecule were calculated using gauge including atomic orbital method and were compared with experimental results. Stability of the molecule arising from hyperconjugative interactions and charge delocalization has been analyzed using natural bond orbital analysis. The first order hyperpolarizability (?) and molecular electrostatic potential of the molecule was computed using DFT calculations. The electron density based local reactivity descriptor such as Fukui functions were calculated to explain the chemically reactive site in the molecule.

  6. (Z)-2-(2-bromophenyl)-3-{[4-(1-methyl-piperazine)amino]phenyl}acrylonitrile (DG172): an orally bioavailable PPAR?/?-selective ligand with inverse agonistic properties.

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    Lieber, Sonja; Scheer, Frithjof; Meissner, Wolfgang; Naruhn, Simone; Adhikary, Till; Müller-Brüsselbach, Sabine; Diederich, Wibke E; Müller, Rolf

    2012-03-22

    The ligand-regulated nuclear receptor peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ?/? (PPAR?/?) is a potential pharmacological target due to its role in disease-related biological processes. We used TR-FRET-based competitive ligand binding and coregulator interaction assays to screen 2693 compounds of the Open Chemical Repository of the NCI/NIH Developmental Therapeutics Program for inhibitory PPAR?/? ligands. One compound, (Z)-3-(4-dimethylamino-phenyl)-2-phenyl-acrylonitrile, was used for a systematic SAR study. This led to the design of derivative 37, (Z)-2-(2-bromophenyl)-3-{[4-(1-methyl-piperazine)amino]phenyl}acrylonitrile (DG172), a novel PPAR?/?-selective ligand showing high binding affinity (IC(50) = 27 nM) and potent inverse agonistic properties. 37 selectively inhibited the agonist-induced activity of PPAR?/?, enhanced transcriptional corepressor recruitment, and down-regulated transcription of the PPAR?/? target gene Angptl4 in mouse myoblasts (IC(50) = 9.5 nM). Importantly, 37 was bioavailable after oral application to mice with peak plasma levels in the concentration range of its maximal inhibitory potency, suggesting that 37 will be an invaluable tool to elucidate the functions and therapeutic potential of PPAR?/?. PMID:22369181

  7. 1,4-Disubstituted aromatic piperazines with high 5-HT2A/D2 selectivity: Quantitative structure-selectivity investigations, docking, synthesis and biological evaluation.

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    Möller, Dorothee; Salama, Ismail; Kling, Ralf C; Hübner, Harald; Gmeiner, Peter

    2015-09-15

    Simultaneous targeting of dopamine D2 and 5-HT2A receptors for the treatment of schizophrenia is one key feature of typical and atypical antipsychotics. In most of the top-selling antipsychotic drugs like aripiprazole and risperidone, high affinity to both receptors can be attributed to the presence of 1,4-disubstituted aromatic piperazines or piperidines as primary receptor recognition elements. Taking advantage of our in-house library of phenylpiperazine-derived dopamine receptor ligands and experimental data, we established highly significant CoMFA and CoMSIA models for the prediction of 5-HT2A over D2 selectivity. Subsequently, the models were applied to identify the selective candidates 55-57 from our newly synthesized library of GPCR ligands comprising a pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine head group and a 1,2,3-triazole based linker unit. The test compound 57 showed subnanomolar a Ki value (0.64 nM) for 5-HT2A and more than 10- and 30-fold selectivity over the dopamine receptor isoforms D2S and D2L, respectively. PMID:26299826

  8. Mononuclear zinc(II) complexes of 2-((2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethylimino)methyl)-4-substituted phenols: Synthesis, structural characterization, DNA binding and cheminuclease activities

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    Ravichandran, J.; Gurumoorthy, P.; Karthick, C.; Kalilur Rahiman, A.

    2014-03-01

    Four new zinc(II) complexes [Zn(HL1-4)Cl2] (1-4), where HL1-4 = 2-((2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethylimino)methyl)-4-substituted phenols, have been isolated and fully characterized using various spectro-analytical techniques. The X-ray crystal structure of complex 4 shows the distorted trigonal-bipyramidal coordination geometry around zinc(II) ion. The crystal packing is stabilized by intermolecular NH⋯O hydrogen bonding interaction. The complexes display no d-d electronic band in the visible region due to d10 electronic configuration of zinc(II) ion. The electrochemical properties of the synthesized ligands and their complexes exhibit similar voltammogram at reduction potential due to electrochemically innocent Zn(II) ion, which evidenced that the electron transfer is due to the nature of the ligand. Binding interaction of complexes with calf thymus DNA was studied by UV-Vis absorption titration, viscometric titration and cyclic voltammetry. All complexes bind with CT DNA by intercalation, giving the binding affinity in the order of 2 > 1 ? 3 > 4. The prominent cheminuclease activity of complexes on plasmid DNA (pBR322 DNA) was observed in the absence and presence of H2O2. Oxidative pathway reveals that the underlying mechanism involves hydroxyl radical.

  9. Antioxidant, DNA binding and nuclease activities of heteroleptic copper(II) complexes derived from 2-((2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethylimino)methyl)-4-substituted phenols and diimines

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    Ravichandran, J.; Gurumoorthy, P.; Imran Musthafa, M. A.; Kalilur Rahiman, A.

    2014-12-01

    A series of heteroleptic copper(II) complexes of the type [CuL1-4(diimine)](ClO4)2 (1-8) [L1-4 = 2-((2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethylimino)methyl)-4-substituted phenols, and diimine = 2,2?-bipyridyl (bpy) or 1,10-phenanthroline (phen)], have been synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic methods. The IR spectra of complexes indicate the presence of uncoordinated perchlorate anions and the electronic spectra revealed the square pyramidal geometry with N4O coordination environment around copper(II) nuclei. Electrochemical studies of the mononuclear complexes evidenced one-electron irreversible reduction wave in the cathodic region. The EPR spectra of complexes with g|| (2.206-2.214) and A|| (154-172 × 10-4 cm-1) values support the square-based CuN3O coordination chromophore and the presence of unpaired electron localized in dx-y ground state. Antioxidant studies against DPPH revealed effective radical scavenging properties of the synthesized complexes. Binding studies suggest that the heteroleptic copper(II) complexes interact with calf thymus DNA (CT-DNA) through minor-groove and electrostatic interaction, and all the complexes display pronounced nuclease activity against supercoiled pBR322 DNA.

  10. Potential antidepressants: pharmacology of 2-(4-methyl piperazin-1-yl)-1,8-naphthyridine-3-carbonitrile in rodent behavioural models.

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    Mahesh, R; Rajkumar, R; Minasri, B; Venkatesha Perumal, R

    2007-12-01

    Serotonin type 3 (5-HT3) antagonists, which find an unflinching place in the management of nausea and emesis are presently screened for their neuro-pharmacological potential in various animal models. In the present study, 2-(4-methyl piperazin-1-yl)-1,8-naphthyridine-3-carbonitrile (NA-2) with an optimal log P and pA2 value comparable to that of ondansetron was screened in rodent models of depression. The acute and chronic (14 days) treatment of the synthetic compound exhibited antidepressant-like effects at the lower dose levels in mice forced swim test (FST). A typical and similar dose-immobility profile was observed in both mice FST and tail suspension test (TST). Interaction studies in FST revealed the reversal of mCPP induced immobility, attenuation of antidepressant effects of fluoxetine and desipramine. Chronic NA-2 treatment restored the behavioural deficits in olfactory bulbectomized (OBX) rats as indicated by reduction in hyperactivity in novel open field test. This preliminary study points to a serotonergic mechanism behind the antidepressant-like effects of NA-2 and invigorates further investigation of analogous compounds in various other models of depression. PMID:18214343

  11. Ab initio and density functional theory calculations of molecular structure and vibrational spectra of 4-(2-Hydroxyethyl) piperazine-1-ethanesulfonic acid.

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    Kumar, J Sharmi; Devi, T S Renuga; Ramkumaar, G R; Bright, A

    2016-01-01

    The FTIR and FT-Raman spectra of 4-(2-Hydroxyethyl) piperazine-1-ethanesulfonic acid were recorded and the structural and spectroscopic data of the molecule in the ground state were calculated using Hartree-Fock and Density Functional Method (B3LYP). The most stable conformer was optimized and the structural and vibrational parameters were determined. With the observed FTIR and FT-Raman data, a complete vibrational band assignment and analysis of the fundamental modes of the compound were carried out. Thermodynamic properties, Mulliken and natural atomic charge distribution were calculated using both Hartree-Fock and Density Functional Method and compared. UV-Visible and HOMO-LUMO analysis were carried out. (1)H and (13)C NMR chemical shifts of the molecule were calculated using gauge including atomic orbital method and were compared with experimental results. Stability of the molecule arising from hyperconjugative interactions and charge delocalization has been analyzed using natural bond orbital analysis. The first order hyperpolarizability (?) and molecular electrostatic potential of the molecule was computed using DFT calculations. The electron density based local reactivity descriptor such as Fukui functions were calculated to explain the chemically reactive site in the molecule. PMID:26278882

  12. Dual 5-HT1A agonists and 5-HT re-uptake inhibitors by combination of indole-butyl-amine and chromenonyl-piperazine structural elements in a single molecular entity.

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    Heinrich, Timo; Böttcher, Henning; Schiemann, Kai; Hölzemann, Günter; Schwarz, Michael; Bartoszyk, Gerd D; van Amsterdam, Christoph; Greiner, Hartmut E; Seyfried, Christoph A

    2004-09-15

    The dual serotonin (5-HT) re-uptake inhibitor and 5-HT(1A) receptor agonist vilazodone was found to increase central serotonin levels in rat brain. In the course of structural modifications of vilazodone 3-[4-[4-(2-oxo-2H-1-benzopyran-6-yl)-1-piperazinyl]-butyl]-1H-indole-5-carbonitrile 8i and its fluorine analogue 6-[4-[4-(5-fluor-3-indolyl)-butyl]-1-piperazinyl]-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one have been identified. These unsubstituted chromenones are equally potent at the 5-HT(1A) receptor and 5-HT transporter. The implementation of nitrogen functionalities in position 3 of the chromenones resulted in compounds acting as agonists at the 5-HT(1A) receptor and as 5-HT re-uptake inhibitors like vilazodone. Ex vivo 5-HT re-uptake inhibition and in vitro 5-HT agonism were determined in the PCA- and GTPgammaS-assay, respectively. The potential of these chromenones to increase central 5-HT levels was measured in microdialysis studies and especially the derivatives 3-[4-[4-(3-amino-2-oxo-2H-chromen-6-yl)-piperazin-1-yl]-butyl]-1H-indole-5-carbonitrile 8f, ethyl (6-[4-[4-(5-cyano-1H-indol-3-yl)-butyl]-piperazin-1-yl]-2-oxo-2H-chromen-3-yl)-carbamate 8h and N-(6-[4-[4-(5-cyano-1H-indol-3-yl)-butyl]-piperazin-1-yl]-2-oxo-2H-chromen-3-yl)-acetamide 8k give rise to rapid development of increased serotonin levels in rat brain cortex, lasting longer than 3h. PMID:15336263

  13. (3,3-Difluoro-pyrrolidin-1-yl)-[(2S,4S)-(4-(4-pyrimidin-2-yl-piperazin-1-yl)-pyrrolidin-2-yl]-methanone: A potent, selective, orally active dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitor

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    Ammirati, Mark J.; Andrews, Kim M.; Boyer, David D.; Brodeur, Anne M.; Danley, Dennis E.; Doran, Shawn D.; Hulin, Bernard; Liu, Shenping; McPherson, R. Kirk; Orena, Stephen J.; Parker, Janice C.; Polivkova, Jana; Qiu, Xiayang; Soglia, Carolyn B.; Treadway, Judith L.; VanVolkenburg, Maria A.; Wilder, Donald C.; Piotrowski, David W.; Pfizer

    2010-10-01

    A series of 4-substituted proline amides was synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of dipeptidyl pepdidase IV for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. (3,3-Difluoro-pyrrolidin-1-yl)-[(2S,4S)-(4-(4-pyrimidin-2-yl-piperazin-1-yl)-pyrrolidin-2-yl]-methanone (5) emerged as a potent (IC{sub 50} = 13 nM) and selective compound, with high oral bioavailability in preclinical species and low plasma protein binding. Compound 5, PF-00734200, was selected for development as a potential new treatment for type 2 diabetes.

  14. Evaluation of antinociceptive and antioxidant properties of 3-[4-(3-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-piperazin-1-yl]-dihydrofuran-2-one in mice.

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    Sa?at, Kinga; Gawlik, Katarzyna; Witalis, Jadwiga; Pawlica-Gosiewska, Dorota; Filipek, Barbara; Solnica, Bogdan; Wi?ckowski, Krzysztof; Malawska, Barbara

    2013-06-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of 3-[4-(3-trifluoromethyl-phenyl)-piperazin-1-yl]-dihydrofuran-2-one (LPP1) on nociceptive thresholds in mouse models of persistent pain. Influence of LPP1 on motor coordination and its antioxidant capacity in mouse brain tissue homogenates were also assessed. Pain sensitivity thresholds in animals treated with LPP1 were established using 5 % formalin solution in normoglycemic mice and in streptozotocin (STZ)-treated diabetic mice in the von Frey, hot plate, innocuous, and noxious cold water tests (water at 10 °C and 4 °C, respectively). Motor deficits were assessed in the rotarod test, whereas antioxidant capacities were evaluated using ferric reducing ability of plasma (FRAP) assay, catalase (CAT), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities. LPP1was antinociceptive in both phases of the formalin test, in particular, in the late phase (at doses 0.9-30 mg/kg for 66-99 % vs. control normoglycemic mice) and in a statistically significant manner increased nociceptive thresholds in response to mechanical, heat, and noxious cold stimulation in neuropathic mice (at 30 mg/kg for 274, 192, and 316 %, respectively vs. diabetic control). LPP1 did not impair motor coordination of mice in the rotarod revolving at 6 or 18 rpm. In brain tissue homogenates, it demonstrated antioxidant capacity in FRAP assay and increased SOD activity for 63 % (acute administration) and 28 % (chronic administration) vs. control. No influence on CAT activity was observed. LPP1 has significant antinociceptive properties in the formalin model and elevates pain thresholds in neuropathic mice. It has antioxidant capacity and is devoid of negative influence on animals' motor coordination. PMID:23494125

  15. Physical solubility of carbon dioxide in aqueous alkanolamines via nitrous oxide analogy

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    Browning, G.J.; Weiland, R.H. . Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1994-10-01

    In the petrochemical and natural gas industry, the removal of carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from process gas streams is commonly achieved by reacting these impurities with aqueous alkanolamines. Van Krevelen coefficients for protonated monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), and methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), the carbamates of MEA and DEA, and the bicarbonate ion have been determined experimentally from measurements of the solubility of N[sub 2]O at 25 C and atmospheric pressure in aqueous solutions of these ions. Measured values different significantly from values recommended by others in the absence of experimental data. By analogy with N[sub 2]O, the solubility of carbon dioxide in the same solutions can be estimated.

  16. 4-(3-Chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl)-N-(4-methoxypyridin-2-yl)piperazine-1-carbothioamide (ML267), a Potent Inhibitor of Bacterial Phosphopantetheinyl Transferase That Attenuates Secondary Metabolism and Thwarts Bacterial Growth

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    4?-Phosphopantetheinyl transferases (PPTases) catalyze a post-translational modification essential to bacterial cell viability and virulence. We present the discovery and medicinal chemistry optimization of 2-pyridinyl-N-(4-aryl)piperazine-1-carbothioamides, which exhibit submicromolar inhibition of bacterial Sfp-PPTase with no activity toward the human orthologue. Moreover, compounds within this class possess antibacterial activity in the absence of a rapid cytotoxic response in human cells. An advanced analogue of this series, ML267 (55), was found to attenuate production of an Sfp-PPTase-dependent metabolite when applied to Bacillus subtilis at sublethal doses. Additional testing revealed antibacterial activity against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and chemical genetic studies implicated efflux as a mechanism for resistance in Escherichia coli. Additionally, we highlight the in vitro absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion and in vivo pharmacokinetic profiles of compound 55 to further demonstrate the potential utility of this small-molecule inhibitor. PMID:24450337

  17. N-(4-[(18)F]-fluoropyridin-2-yl)-N-{2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]ethyl}carboxamides as analogs of WAY100635. New PET tracers of serotonin 5-HT(1A) receptors.

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    García, Gonzalo; Abet, Valentina; Alajarín, Ramón; Álvarez-Builla, Julio; Delgado, Mercedes; García-García, Luis; Bascuñana-Almarcha, Pablo; Peña-Salcedo, Carmen; Kelly, James; Pozo, Miguel A

    2014-10-01

    N-(4-[(18)F]-Fluoropyridin-2-yl)-N-{2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]ethyl}-carboxamides were prepared by labeling their 4-nitropyridin-2-yl precursors through nitro substitution by the (18)F anion. In vitro and in vivo tests showed that the cyclohexanecarboxamide derivative is a reversible, selective and high affinity 5-HT1A receptor antagonist (IC50 = 0.29 nM, ki = 0.18 nM) with high brain uptake, slow brain clearance and stability to defluorination when compared with conventional standards. This PET radioligand is a promising candidate for an improved in vivo quantification of 5-HT1A receptors in neuropsychiatric disorders. PMID:25171752

  18. Layer silicates modified with 1,4-bis(3-aminopropyl)piperazine for the removal of Th(IV), U(VI) and Eu(III) from aqueous media.

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    Guerra, Denis L; Pinto, Alane A; Viana, Rúbia R; Airoldi, Claudio

    2009-11-15

    Natural montmorillonite (M) and synthetic kanemite (K) have been functionalized with 1,4-bis(3-aminopropyl)piperazine reacted with methylacrylate to yield new inorganic-organic chelating materials. The original and modified materials were characterized by X-ray diffractometry, textural analysis, SEM and nuclear magnetic nuclei of carbon-13 and silicon-29. The chemically modified clay samples (M-APPMA and K-APPMA) showed modification of its physical-chemical properties including: specific area 45.0m(2)g(-1) (M) to 978.8 m(2)g(-1) (M-APPMA) and 23.5m(2)g(-1) (K) to 898.9 m(2)g(-1) (K-APPMA). The ability of these materials to remove thorium(IV), uranyl(VI) and europium(III) from aqueous solution was followed by a series of adsorption isotherms, which were fitted to non-linear Sips adsorption isotherm model. To achieve the best adsorption conditions the influence of pH and variation of metal concentration were investigated. The energetic effects (Delta(int)H degrees , Delta(int)G degrees and Delta(int)S degrees ) caused by metal ions adsorption were determined through calorimetric titrations. PMID:19604631

  19. Fluorescent Derivatives of ? Receptor Ligand 1-Cyclohexyl-4-[3-(5-methoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)propyl]piperazine (PB28) as a Tool for Uptake and Cellular Localization Studies in Pancreatic Tumor Cells

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    Abate, Carmen; Hornick, John R.; Spitzer, Dirk; Hawkins, William G; Niso, Mauro; Perrone, Roberto; Berardi, Francesco

    2011-01-01

    Fluorescent derivatives of ?2 high affinity ligand 1-cyclohexyl-4-[3-(5-methoxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-1-yl)propyl]piperazine 1 (PB28) were synthesized. NBD or Dansyl fluorescent tags were connected through a 5- or 6-atoms linker in two diverse positions of 1 structure. Good ?2 affinities were obtained when the fluorescent tag was linked to 5-methoxytetralin nucleus replacing the methyl function. NBD-bearing compound 16 displayed high ?2 affinity (Ki = 10.8 nM) and optimal fluorescent properties. Its uptake in pancreatic tumor cells was evaluated by flow cytometry showing that it partially occurs through endocytosis. In proliferating cells the uptake was higher supporting that ?2 receptors are markers of cell proliferation and that the higher is the proliferation, the stronger is the antiproliferative effect of ?2 agonists. Colocalization of 16 with subcellular organelles was studied by confocal microscopy: the greatest was in endoplasmic reticulum and lysosomes. Fluorescent ?2 ligands show their potential in clarifying the mechanisms of action of ?2 receptors. PMID:21744858

  20. N-(4-(4-(2,3-Dichloro- or 2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl)-butyl)-heterobiarylcarboxamides with Functionalized Linking Chains as High Affinity and Enantioselective D3 Receptor Antagonists?

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    Newman, Amy Hauck; Grundt, Peter; Cyriac, George; Deschamps, Jeffrey R.; Taylor, Michelle; Kumar, Rakesh; Ho, David; Luedtke, Robert R.

    2009-01-01

    In the present report, the D3 receptor pharmacophore is modified in the 2,3-diCl-and 2-OCH3-phenyl piperazine class of compounds with the goal to improve D3 receptor affinity and selectivity. This extension of structure-activity relationships (SAR) has resulted in the identification of the first enantioselective D3 antagonists (R- and S-22) to be reported, wherein enantioselectivity is more pronounced at D3 than at D2, and that a binding region on the second extracellular loop (E2) may play a role in both enantioselectivity and D3 receptor selectivity. Moreover, we have discovered some of the most D3-selective compounds reported to date that show high affinity (Ki =1 nM) for D3 and ?400-fold selectivity over the D2 receptor subtype. Several of these analogues showed exquisite selectivity for D3 receptors over >60 other receptors further underscoring their value as in vivo research tools. These lead compounds also have appropriate physical characteristics for in vivo exploration and therefore will be useful in determining how intrinsic activity at D3 receptors tested in vitro is related to behaviors in animal models of addiction and other neuropsychiatric disorders. PMID:19331412

  1. Effect of the inhibitors phenylalanine arginyl ß-naphthylamide (PAßN) and 1-(1-naphthylmethyl)-piperazine (NMP) on expression of genes in multidrug efflux systems of Escherichia coli isolates from bovine mastitis.

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    Barrero, M A Ospina; Pietralonga, P A G; Schwarz, D G G; Silva, A; Paula, S O; Moreira, M A S

    2014-10-01

    The multidrug efflux system in bacteria can reduce antibiotic concentration inside the cell, leading to failure in the treatment of bacterial diseases. This study evaluated the influence of two efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs), phenylalanine arginyl ß-naphthylamide (PAßN) and 1-(1-naphthylmethyl)-piperazine (NMP), on the gene expression of three multidrug efflux systems, AcrAB, AcrEF and EmrAB in Escherichia coli bovine mastitis isolates resistant to ampicillin and sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim simultaneously. Each isolate had at least three multidrug efflux system genes. The acrA and acrB had the lowest expression levels in all treatments, while the emrA or emrB showed the highest expression levels in the presence of ampicillin, sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, PA?N and NMP. EPIs also contributed to the decrease in arcF expression when used in combination with ampicillin treatment. Since PAßN showed stronger effects than NMP, it may serve as an alternative to assist in the antimicrobial therapy of mastitis. PMID:24992822

  2. The antidepressant-like activity of 6-methoxy-2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]-9H-xanthen-9-one involves serotonergic 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A/C receptors activation.

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    Pytka, Karolina; Walczak, Maria; Kij, Agnieszka; Rapacz, Anna; Siwek, Agata; Kazek, Grzegorz; Olczyk, Adrian; Ga?uszka, Adam; Waszkielewicz, Anna; Marona, Henryk; Sapa, Jacek; Filipek, Barbara

    2015-10-01

    Xanthone derivatives have been shown to posses many biological properties. Some of them act within the central nervous system and show neuroprotective or antidepressant-like properties. Taking this into account we investigated antidepressant-like activity in mice and the possible mechanism of action of 6-methoxy-2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]-9H-xanthen-9-one (HBK-11) - a new xanthone derivative. We demonstrated that HBK-11 produced antidepressant-like effects in the forced swim test and tail suspension test, comparable to that of venlafaxine. The combined treatment with sub-effective doses of HBK-11 and fluoxetine (but not reboxetine or bupropion) significantly reduced the immobility in the forced swim test. Moreover, the antidepressant-like activity of HBK-11 in the aforementioned test was blocked by p-chlorophenylalanine, and significantly reduced by serotonergic 5HT1A receptor antagonist - WAY-1006335 and 5HT2A/C receptor antagonist - ritanserin. As none of the above treatments influenced the spontaneous locomotor activity, it can be concluded that HBK-11 mediates its activity through a serotonergic system, and its antidepressant-like effect involves 5HT1A and 5HT2A/C receptor activation. Furthermore, at antidepressant-like doses HBK-11 did not cause the mice to display locomotor deficits in rotarod or chimney tests. Considering the pharmacokinetic profile, HBK-11 demonstrated rapid absorption after i.p. administration, high clearance value, short terminal half-life, very high volume of distribution and incomplete bioavailability. The compound studied had good penetration into the brain tissue of mice. Since studied xanthone derivative seems to present interesting, untypical mechanism of antidepressant-like action i.e. 5HT2A/C receptor activation, it may have a potential in the treatment of depressive disorders, and surely requires further studies. PMID:26210317

  3. Ether modifications to 1-[2-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)ethyl]-4-(3-phenylpropyl)piperazine (SA4503): effects on binding affinity and selectivity for sigma receptors and monoamine transporters.

    PubMed

    Xu, Rong; Lord, Sarah A; Peterson, Ryan M; Fergason-Cantrell, Emily A; Lever, John R; Lever, Susan Z

    2015-01-01

    Two series of novel ether analogs of the sigma (?) receptor ligand 1-[2-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)ethyl]-4-(3-phenylpropyl)piperazine (SA4503) have been prepared. In one series, the alkyl portion of the 4-methoxy group was replaced with allyl, propyl, bromoethyl, benzyl, phenethyl, and phenylpropyl moieties. In the second series, the 3,4-dimethoxy was replaced with cyclic methylenedioxy, ethylenedioxy and propylenedioxy groups. These ligands, along with 4-O-des-methyl SA4503, were evaluated for ?1 and ?2 receptor affinity, and compared to SA4503 and several known ether analogs. SA4503 and a subset of ether analogs were also evaluated for dopamine transporter (DAT) and serotonin transporter (SERT) affinity. The highest ?1 receptor affinities, Ki values of 1.75-4.63 nM, were observed for 4-O-des-methyl SA4503, SA4503 and the methylenedioxy analog. As steric bulk increased, ?1 receptor affinity decreased, but only to a point. Allyl, propyl and bromoethyl substitutions gave ?1 receptor Ki values in the 20-30 nM range, while bulkier analogs having phenylalkyl, and Z- and E-iodoallyl, ether substitutions showed higher ?1 affinities, with Ki values in the 13-21 nM range. Most ligands studied exhibited comparable ?1 and ?2 affinities, resulting in little to no subtype selectivity. SA4503, the fluoroethyl analog and the methylenedioxy congener showed modest six- to fourteen-fold selectivity for ?1 sites. DAT and SERT interactions proved much more sensitive than ? receptor interactions to these structural modifications. For example, the benzyl congener (?1Ki=20.8 nM; ?2Ki=16.4 nM) showed over 100-fold higher DAT affinity (Ki=121 nM) and 6-fold higher SERT affinity (Ki=128nM) than the parent SA4503 (DAT Ki=12650 nM; SERT Ki=760 nM). Thus, ether modifications to the SA4503 scaffold can provide polyfunctional ligands having a broader spectrum of possible pharmacological actions. PMID:25468036

  4. 21 CFR 520.1807 - Piperazine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...milligrams per pound of body weight. (ii) Indications for use. For removal of large roundworm (Ascaris suum ) and nodular worms (Oesophagostomum spp.). (iii) Limitations. For use in drinking water or feed. Use as sole source of...

  5. 21 CFR 520.1807 - Piperazine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...milligrams per pound of body weight. (ii) Indications for use. For removal of large roundworm (Ascaris suum ) and nodular worms (Oesophagostomum spp.). (iii) Limitations. For use in drinking water or feed. Use as sole source of...

  6. 21 CFR 520.1807 - Piperazine.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...milligrams per pound of body weight. (ii) Indications for use. For removal of large roundworm (Ascaris suum ) and nodular worms (Oesophagostomum spp.). (iii) Limitations. For use in drinking water or feed. Use as sole source of...

  7. Iron(iii) carboxylate/aminoalcohol coordination clusters with propeller-shaped Fe8 cores: approaching reasonable exchange energies.

    PubMed

    Botezat, Olga; van Leusen, Jan; Ch Kravtsov, Victor; Ellern, Arkady; Kögerler, Paul; Baca, Svetlana G

    2015-12-21

    A series of new octanuclear propeller-like aminoalcohol-supported Fe(iii) oxocarboxylate coordination clusters, [Fe8O3(O2CCHMe2)9(tea)(teaH)3]·MeCN·2(H2O) (1), [Fe8O3(O2CCHMe2)6(N3)3(tea)(teaH)3] (2), [Fe8O3(O2CCMe3)6(N3)3(tea)(teaH)3]·0.5(EtOH) (3), and [Fe8O3(O2CCHMe2)6(N3)3(mdea)3(MeO)3] (4) (where teaH3 = triethanolamine; mdeaH2 = N-methyldiethanolamine) has been isolated and magnetochemically analyzed combining the programs wxJFinder and CONDON in an approach to avoid overparameterization issues that are common to larger spin polytopes. Dominant antiferromagnetic exchange interactions exist in all clusters along the edges of the propellers, while moderate ferromagnetic interactions are found along the propeller axes in their {Fe8O3} metallic cores. PMID:26567887

  8. Discovery of 8-Cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazin-1-yl)-phenylamino]-7-oxo-7,8-dihydro-pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine-6-carbonitrile (7x) as a Potent Inhibitor of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4 (CDK4) and AMPK-Related Kinase 5 (ARK5)

    PubMed Central

    2015-01-01

    The success of imatinib, a BCR-ABL inhibitor for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia, has created a great impetus for the development of additional kinase inhibitors as therapeutic agents. However, the complexity of cancer has led to recent interest in polypharmacological approaches for developing multikinase inhibitors with low toxicity profiles. With this goal in mind, we analyzed more than 150 novel cyano pyridopyrimidine compounds and identified structure–activity relationship trends that can be exploited in the design of potent kinase inhibitors. One compound, 8-cyclopentyl-2-[4-(4-methyl-piperazin-1-yl)-phenylamino]-7-oxo-7,8-dihydro-pyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine-6-carbonitrile (7x), was found to be the most active, inducing apoptosis of tumor cells at a concentration of approximately 30–100 nM. In vitro kinase profiling revealed that 7x is a multikinase inhibitor with potent inhibitory activity against the CDK4/CYCLIN D1 and ARK5 kinases. Here, we report the synthesis, structure–activity relationship, kinase inhibitory profile, in vitro cytotoxicity, and in vivo tumor regression studies by this lead compound. PMID:24417566

  9. In situ hydrothermal syntheses, structures and photoluminescent properties of four novel metal-organic frameworks constructed by lanthanide (Ln=Ce(III), Pr(III), Eu(III)) and Cu(I) metals with flexible dicarboxylate acids and piperazine-based ligands

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    Ay, Burak; Karaca, Serkan; Yildiz, Emel; Lopez, Valerie; Nanao, Max H.; Zubieta, Jon

    2016-01-01

    Four novel metal-organic frameworks,[Cu2Cl2(pyrz)]n (1) and (H2pip)n[Ln2(pydc)4(H2O)2]n (Ln=Ce (2), Pr (3) and Eu (4), H2pzdc=2,3-pyrazinedicarboxylic acid, pyrz=pyrazine, H2pydc=2,6-pyridinedicarboxylic acid, H2pip=piperazine) have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by the elemental analysis, ICP, Far IR (FIR), FT-IR spectra, TGA, single crystal X-ray diffraction analysis and powder X-ray diffraction (PXRD). Compound 1 is two-dimensional containing Cl-Cu-Cl sites, while the lanthanide complexes contain one-dimensional infinite Ln-O-Ln chains. All the complexes show high thermal stability. The complexes 1-3 exhibit luminescence emission bands at 584, 598 and 614 nm at room temperature when excited at 300 nm. Complex 4 exhibits bright red solid-state phosphorescence upon exposure to UV radiation at room temperature.

  10. Spectroscopic (FT-IR, FT-Raman) investigations and quantum chemical calculations of 1,7,8,9-tetrachloro-10,10-dimethoxy-4-{3-[4-(3-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]propyl}-4-azatricyclo[5.2.1.0(2,6)]dec-8-ene-3,5-dione.

    PubMed

    Renjith, R; Sheena Mary, Y; Yohannan Panicker, C; Varghese, Hema Tresa; Pakosi?ska-Parys, Magdalena; Van Alsenoy, C; Al-Saadi, Abdulaziz A

    2014-08-14

    The optimized molecular structure, vibrational frequencies, corresponding vibrational assignments of 1,7,8,9-tetrachloro-10,10-dimethoxy-4-{3-[4-(3-methoxyphenyl) piperazin-1-yl]propyl}-4-azatricyclo[5.2.1.0(2,6)]dec-8-ene-3,5-dione have been investigated experimentally and theoretically using Gaussian09 software package. The stability of the molecule arising from hyper-conjugative interaction and charge delocalization has been analyzed using NBO analysis. Gauge-including atomic orbital (1)H NMR chemical shifts calculations were carried out and compared with experimental data. The HOMO and LUMO analysis is used to determine the charge transfer within the molecule. Molecular Electrostatic Potential was performed by the DFT method and the infrared and Raman intensities have also been reported. First hyperpolarizability is calculated in order to find its role in non-liner optics. The calculated geometrical parameters (SDD) are in agreement with that of similar derivatives. Mulliken's net charges have been calculated and compared with the atomic natural charges. PMID:24747931

  11. Synthesis and in vivo evaluation of [18F]2-(4-(4-(2-(2-fluoroethoxy)phenyl)piperazin-1-yl)butyl)-4-methyl-1,2,4-triazine-3,5(2H,4H)-dione ([18F]FECUMI-101) as an imaging probe for 5-HT1A receptor agonist in nonhuman primates

    PubMed Central

    Majo, Vattoly J.; Milak, Matthew S.; Prabhakaran, Jaya; Mali, Pratap; Savenkova, Lyudmila; Simpson, Norman R.; Mann, J. John; Parsey, Ramin V.; Dileep Kumar, J. S.

    2013-01-01

    The 5-HT1AR partial agonist PET radiotracer, [11C]CUMI-101, has advantages over an antagonist radiotracer as it binds preferentially to the high affinity state of the receptor and thereby provides more functionally meaningful information. The major drawback of C-11 tracers is the lack of cyclotron facility in many health care centers thereby limiting widespread clinical or research use. We identified the fluoroethyl derivative, 2-(4-(4-(2-(2-fluoroethoxy)phenyl)piperazin-1-yl)butyl)-4-methyl-1,2,4-triazine-3,5(2H,4H)dione (FECUMI-101) (Ki = 0.1 nM; Emax = 77%; EC50 = 0.65 nM) as a partial agonist 5-HT1AR ligand of the parent ligand CUMI-101. FECUMI-101 is radiolabeled with F-18 by O-fluoroethylation of the corresponding desmethyl analogue (1) with [18F]fluoroethyltosylate in DMSO in the presence of 1.6 equiv. of K2CO3 in 45 ± 5% yield (EOS). PET shows [18F]FECUMI-101 binds specifically to 5-HT1AR enriched brain regions of baboon. The specificity of [18F]FECUMI-101 binding to 5-HT1AR was confirmed by challenge studies with the known 5-HT1AR ligand WAY100,635. These findings indicate that [18F]FECUMI-101 can be a viable agonist ligand for the in vivo quantification of high affinity 5-HT1AR with PET. PMID:23816046

  12. Scheduling the blended solution as industrial CO2 absorber in separation process by back-propagation artificial neural networks.

    PubMed

    Abdollahi, Yadollah; Sairi, Nor Asrina; Said, Suhana Binti Mohd; Abouzari-lotf, Ebrahim; Zakaria, Azmi; Sabri, Mohd Faizul Bin Mohd; Islam, Aminul; Alias, Yatimah

    2015-11-01

    It is believe that 80% industrial of carbon dioxide can be controlled by separation and storage technologies which use the blended ionic liquids absorber. Among the blended absorbers, the mixture of water, N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) and guanidinium trifluoromethane sulfonate (gua) has presented the superior stripping qualities. However, the blended solution has illustrated high viscosity that affects the cost of separation process. In this work, the blended fabrication was scheduled with is the process arranging, controlling and optimizing. Therefore, the blend's components and operating temperature were modeled and optimized as input effective variables to minimize its viscosity as the final output by using back-propagation artificial neural network (ANN). The modeling was carried out by four mathematical algorithms with individual experimental design to obtain the optimum topology using root mean squared error (RMSE), R-squared (R(2)) and absolute average deviation (AAD). As a result, the final model (QP-4-8-1) with minimum RMSE and AAD as well as the highest R(2) was selected to navigate the fabrication of the blended solution. Therefore, the model was applied to obtain the optimum initial level of the input variables which were included temperature 303-323 K, x[gua], 0-0.033, x[MDAE], 0.3-0.4, and x[H2O], 0.7-1.0. Moreover, the model has obtained the relative importance ordered of the variables which included x[gua]>temperature>x[MDEA]>x[H2O]. Therefore, none of the variables was negligible in the fabrication. Furthermore, the model predicted the optimum points of the variables to minimize the viscosity which was validated by further experiments. The validated results confirmed the model schedulability. Accordingly, ANN succeeds to model the initial components of the blended solutions as absorber of CO2 capture in separation technologies that is able to industries scale up. PMID:26119355

  13. Anion exchangers with branched functional ion exchange layers of different hydrophilicity for ion chromatography.

    PubMed

    Shchukina, O I; Zatirakha, A V; Smolenkov, A D; Nesterenko, P N; Shpigun, O A

    2015-08-21

    Novel polystyrene-divinylbenzene (PS-DVB) based anion exchangers differing from each other in the structure of the branched functional ion exchange layer are prepared to investigate the role of linker and functional site on ion exchange selectivity. The proposed method of synthesis includes the obtaining of aminated PS-DVB particles by means of their acylation with following reductive amination with methylamine. Further modification of the obtained secondary aminogroups is provided by the alkylation with either 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (1,4-BDDGE) or resorcinol diglycidyl ether (RDGE), which form the linkers of different hydrophobicity, and amination of terminal epoxide rings with trimethylamine (TMA), dimethylethanolamine (DMEA), methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) or triethanolamine (TEA). The variation of the structure and hydrophobicity of the linker and terminal quaternary ammonium sites in the functional layer allows the alteration of selectivity and separation efficiency of the obtained adsorbents. The ion exchange selectivity and separation efficiency of the anion exchangers are evaluated using the model mixtures of anions (F(-), HCOO(-), Cl(-), NO2(-), Br(-), NO3(-), HPO4(2-) and SO4(2-)) in potassium hydroxide eluents. The adsorbents show the decrease of selectivity with increasing the hydrophilicity of the terminal functional site. The anion exchangers having more flexible and hydrophilic 1,4-BDDGE linker provide smaller separation factors for most of the analytes as compared with RDGE-containing adsorbents with the same terminal ion exchange sites, but are characterized with higher column efficiencies and better peak symmetry for polarizable anions. In case of 1,4-BDDGE-modified anion exchangers of the particle size of 3.3?m functionalized with DMEA and MDEA the calculated values of column efficiencies for polarizable NO3(-) and Br(-) are up to 49,000 and 53,000N/m, respectively, which is almost twice higher than the values obtained for the RDGE-containing analogues. PMID:26159253

  14. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... oral dose. Administer as a drench or by stomach tube suspended in 1 pint of warm water; by dose syringe... stomach tube or drench, it shall also bear the statement “Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian;” if not labeled for use by stomach tube or drench,...

  15. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... oral dose. Administer as a drench or by stomach tube suspended in 1 pint of warm water; by dose syringe... stomach tube or drench, it shall also bear the statement “Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian;” if not labeled for use by stomach tube or drench,...

  16. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... oral dose. Administer as a drench or by stomach tube suspended in 1 pint of warm water; by dose syringe... stomach tube or drench, it shall also bear the statement “Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian;” if not labeled for use by stomach tube or drench,...

  17. 21 CFR 520.2380f - Thiabendazole, piperazine phosphate powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... oral dose. Administer as a drench or by stomach tube suspended in 1 pint of warm water; by dose syringe... stomach tube or drench, it shall also bear the statement “Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian;” if not labeled for use by stomach tube or drench,...

  18. 21 CFR 520.1803 - Piperazine citrate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...capsule should be mixed with the food of the animal for each 5 pounds...thereof of body weight, except dogs weighing over 25 pounds should...has finished eating the dosed food, the remainder of the food may be given. Dogs and cats may be wormed...

  19. 21 CFR 520.1803 - Piperazine citrate capsules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...capsule should be mixed with the food of the animal for each 5 pounds...thereof of body weight, except dogs weighing over 25 pounds should...has finished eating the dosed food, the remainder of the food may be given. Dogs and cats may be wormed...

  20. 21 CFR 520.2380d - Thiabendazole, piperazine citrate suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... weight for the control of large strongyles, small strongyles, pinworms, Strongyloides and ascarids... Craterostomum spp., Oesophagodontus spp., Poteriostomum spp., Oxyuris spp., Strongyloides spp., and...

  1. 21 CFR 520.2380d - Thiabendazole, piperazine citrate suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... See No. 050604 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c) Conditions of use. (1) It is administered to horses by stomach tube or as a drench at the rate of 1 fluid ounce of suspension per 100 pounds of body weight for the control of large...

  2. 21 CFR 520.2380d - Thiabendazole, piperazine citrate suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... See No. 050604 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c) Conditions of use. (1) It is administered to horses by stomach tube or as a drench at the rate of 1 fluid ounce of suspension per 100 pounds of body weight for the control of large...

  3. 21 CFR 520.2380d - Thiabendazole, piperazine citrate suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... See No. 050604 in § 510.600(c) of this chapter. (c) Conditions of use. (1) It is administered to horses by stomach tube or as a drench at the rate of 1 fluid ounce of suspension per 100 pounds of body weight for the control of large...

  4. Ion-exchange membranes for bulk separation of acid gases

    SciTech Connect

    Giarratano, P.; Pellegrino, J.J.

    1992-01-01

    The field test has continued with PFSA composite membranes. The substrates have been a microporous polypropylene supplied by 3M Co. The membranes have been imbibed with either aqueous solutions of methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) or n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). Data from five composite membranes have thusfar been obtained and are presented in the following Figure 6. The composite 1 membrane gave erratic performance before it mechanically failed, but most of the observed separation factors were high enough (>35) to be consistent with the initial results from the gel-NE 111 membrane. The separation factor for the other four composites have been consistently low (between 13 and 3). The main difference is that between composite l and the rest we installed an inertial separator to remove excess moisture from the feed stream. This separator may be too efficient and the membranes may be drying out. Another possibility is that the membranes may just not be made well enough and sufficient uncoated pores may exist to subvert the separation efficiency. We tested a membrane which had been removed from the field test rig in our laboratory permeation equipment. Those results are presented in Figures 7 and 8. Again good agreement between the field test and our lab experiments.

  5. Ion-exchange membranes for bulk separation of acid gases

    SciTech Connect

    Giarratano, P.; Pellegrino, J.J.

    1992-12-01

    The field test has continued with PFSA composite membranes. The substrates have been a microporous polypropylene supplied by 3M Co. The membranes have been imbibed with either aqueous solutions of methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) or n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). Data from five composite membranes have thusfar been obtained and are presented in the following Figure 6. The composite 1 membrane gave erratic performance before it mechanically failed, but most of the observed separation factors were high enough (>35) to be consistent with the initial results from the gel-NE 111 membrane. The separation factor for the other four composites have been consistently low (between 13 and 3). The main difference is that between composite l and the rest we installed an inertial separator to remove excess moisture from the feed stream. This separator may be too efficient and the membranes may be drying out. Another possibility is that the membranes may just not be made well enough and sufficient uncoated pores may exist to subvert the separation efficiency. We tested a membrane which had been removed from the field test rig in our laboratory permeation equipment. Those results are presented in Figures 7 and 8. Again good agreement between the field test and our lab experiments.

  6. Rigorous modeling of the acid gas heat of absorption in alkanolamine solutions

    SciTech Connect

    Emilie Blanchon le Bouhelec; Pascal Mougin; Alain Barreau; Roland Solimando

    2007-08-15

    In this work, we are interested in the estimation of CO{sub 2} and H{sub 2}S heats of absorption in aqueous solutions of alkanolamine: monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), and methyldiethanolamine (MDEA). Two methods can be used to calculate the heat release during the absorption phenomenon. The easier which consists of applying the integration of the Gibbs-Helmholtz expression remains inaccurate. The second one, more rigorous, evaluates the heat transfer through an internal energy balance for an open system. The balance expression contains partial molar enthalpies of species in the liquid phase which are calculated from the electrolyte nonrandom-two-liquid (NRTL) excess Gibbs energy model. The calculations carried out in this method can be considered as predictive regarding the NRTL model because its interaction parameters were previously and solely fitted on vapor-liquid equilibrium (VLE) data and not on experimental heat of absorption data. The comparison between both methods and experimental data for the three alkanolamines shows the contribution of this rigorous calculation to better estimate both properties (i.e., solubility and heat) and its usefulness to improve processes. Heats of absorption calculated with the second method can be used in addition to VLE data to fit NRTL parameters. This procedure leads to less-correlated parameters and allows extrapolating the model with more confidence. 63 refs., 10 figs., 6 tabs.

  7. A cotton fabric modified with a hydrogel containing ZnO nanoparticles. Preparation and properties study

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Staneva, Desislava; Atanasova, Daniela; Vasileva-Tonkova, Evgenia; Lukanova, Varbina; Grabchev, Ivo

    2015-08-01

    Two different methods were used to obtain composite materials based on a ZnO nanoparticles-hydrogel-cotton fabric. The hydrogels, synthesized by photopolymerization, were utilized to provide uniform distribution and binding of the nanoparticles to the fiber surface and to prevent their agglomeration. N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA) was used as a co-initiator in hydrogel photopolymerization and as an alkaline agent in the synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles. Due to the difference in size, shape and morphology of the nanoparticles, examined by a TEM and SEM, it was found that the materials have distinct photoluminescence properties, e.g. in the entire visible or UV range. The composite materials with small size nanoparticles and photoluminescence in near UV range were investigated for antibiotic activity against the bacterial strains Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter johnsonii known as important pathogens in clinical infections. Significantly high antibacterial effect on the bacteria tested was achieved, especially on A. johnsonii. This suggests potential application of the new formulations as effective wound dressings to control the spread of infections.

  8. Diffusion coefficients of several aqueous alkanolamine solutions

    SciTech Connect

    Snijder, E.D.; Riele, M.J.M. te; Versteeg, G.F.; Swaaij, W.P.M. van . Dept. of Chemical Engineering)

    1993-07-01

    In absorption processes of acid gases (H[sub 2]S, CO[sub 2], COS) in alkanolamine solutions, diffusion coefficients are used for the calculation of the mass transfer rate. The Taylor dispersion technique was applied for the determination of diffusion coefficients of various systems. Experiments with the system KCl in water showed that the experimental setup provides accurate data. For the alkanolamines monoethanolamine (MEA), diethanolamine (DEA), methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), and di-2-propanolamine (DIPA), correlations for the diffusion coefficient as a function of temperature at different concentrations are given. A single relation for every amine has been derived which correlates the diffusion coefficients as a function of temperature and concentration. The temperature was varied between 298 and 348 K, and the concentration between 0 and 4000-5000 mol/m[sup 3]. Furthermore, a modified Stokes-Einstein relation is presented for the prediction of the diffusion coefficients in the alkanolamines in relation to the viscosity of the solvent and the diffusion coefficient at infinite dilution. The diffusion coefficients at low concentrations are compared with some available relations for the estimation of diffusion coefficients at infinite dilution, and it appears that the agreement is fairly good.

  9. MAE Seminar May 22nd , 2015, -10:30am -11:30am, Location: MDEA, #311 on the UCI Campus Map

    E-print Network

    Mease, Kenneth D.

    and interfacing with muscle and cardiac cells for 3D nano-electrophysiology. I believe our approach to forming three years of industry experience in carbon nanotube technology (ILJIN Nanotech Co., Ltd.), he obtained

  10. Wipe selection for the analysis of surface materials containing chemical warfare agent nitrogen mustard degradation products by ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

    PubMed

    Willison, Stuart A

    2012-12-28

    Degradation products arising from nitrogen mustard chemical warfare agent were deposited on common urban surfaces and determined via surface wiping, wipe extraction, and liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry detection. Wipes investigated included cotton gauze, glass fiber filter, non-woven polyester fiber and filter paper, and surfaces included several porous (vinyl tile, painted drywall, wood) and mostly non-porous (laminate, galvanized steel, glass) surfaces. Wipe extracts were analyzed by ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC–MS/MS) and compared with high performance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC–MS/MS) results. An evaluation of both techniques suggests UPLC–MS/MS provides a quick and sensitive analysis of targeted degradation products in addition to being nearly four times faster than a single HPLC run, allowing for greater throughput during a wide-spread release concerning large-scale contamination and subsequent remediation events. Based on the overall performance of all tested wipes, filter paper wipes were selected over other wipes because they did not contain interferences or native species (TEA and DEA) associated with the target analytes, resulting in high percent recoveries and low background levels during sample analysis. Other wipes, including cotton gauze, would require a pre-cleaning step due to the presence of large quantities of native species or interferences of the targeted analytes. Percent recoveries obtained from a laminate surface were 47–99% for all nitrogen mustard degradation products. The resulting detection limits achieved from wipes were 0.2 ng/cm(2) for triethanolamine (TEA), 0.03 ng/cm(2) for N-ethyldiethanolamine (EDEA), 0.1 ng/cm(2) for N-methyldiethanolamine (MDEA), and 0.1 ng/cm(2) for diethanolamine (DEA). PMID:23218189

  11. 4-(Pyrimidin-2-yl)piperazin-1-ium (E)-3-carb­oxy­prop-2-enoate

    PubMed Central

    Yamuna, Thammarse S.; Kaur, Manpreet; Jasinski, Jerry P.; Yathirajan, H. S.

    2014-01-01

    In the cation of the title salt, C8H13N4 +·C4H3O4 ?, the piperazinium ring adopts a slightly distorteded chair conformation. In the crystal, a single strong O—H?O inter­molecular hydrogen bond links the anions, forming chains along the c-axis direction. The chains of anions are linked by the cations, via N—H?O hydrogen bonds, forming sheets parallel to (100). These layers are linked by weak C—H?O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional structure. In addition, there are weak ?–? inter­actions [centroid–centroid distance = 3.820?(9)?Å] present involving inversion-related pyrimidine rings. PMID:24940275

  12. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... (Oxyuris equii). (2) Limitations. Aqueous solution: administer by stomach tube or drench 1 fluid ounce per 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce...

  13. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... (Oxyuris equii). (2) Limitations. Aqueous solution: administer by stomach tube or drench 1 fluid ounce per 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce...

  14. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... (Oxyuris equii). (2) Limitations. Aqueous solution: administer by stomach tube or drench 1 fluid ounce per 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce...

  15. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... (Oxyuris equii). (2) Limitations. Aqueous solution: administer by stomach tube or drench 1 fluid ounce per 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce...

  16. The electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical properties of metal free and metallophthalocyanines containing triazole/piperazine units.

    PubMed

    Demirba?, Ümit; Akyüz, Duygu; Mermer, Arif; Akçay, Hakk? Türker; Demirba?, Neslihan; Koca, At?f; Kantekin, Halit

    2016-01-15

    The synthesis and characterization of novel peripherally tetra [1,2,4]-triazole substituted metal-free phthalocyanine and its metal complexes (Zn(II), Ni(II), Pb(II), Cu(II) and Fe(II)) and the investigation of electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical properties of metal-free, Zn(II), Pb(II), Fe(II) phthalocyanines were performed for the first time in this study. Electrochemical characterizations of the complexes were performed with voltammetric and in situ spectroelectrochemical measurements. Voltammetric responses of the complexes supported the proposed structures, since complexes bearing redox inactive Pc ring metal centers just gave Pc based electron transfer reactions, while iron phthalocyanine went to metal based electron transfer reaction in addition to the Pc based ones. Electron withdrawing nature of [1,2,4]-triazole substituents shifted the redox processes toward the positive potentials. All complexes were electropolymerized during the oxidation reactions in dichloromethane (DCM) solvent. Types of the metal center of the complexes altered the electropolymerization reactions of the complexes. Spectra and colors of the electrogenerated redox species of the complexes were also determined with in situ spectroelectrochemical and in situ electrocolorimetric measurements. PMID:26397034

  17. The electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical properties of metal free and metallophthalocyanines containing triazole/piperazine units

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Demirba?, Ümit; Akyüz, Duygu; Mermer, Arif; Akçay, Hakk? Türker; Demirba?, Neslihan; Koca, At?f; Kantekin, Halit

    2016-01-01

    The synthesis and characterization of novel peripherally tetra [1,2,4]-triazole substituted metal-free phthalocyanine and its metal complexes (Zn(II), Ni(II), Pb(II), Cu(II) and Fe(II)) and the investigation of electrochemical and spectroelectrochemical properties of metal-free, Zn(II), Pb(II), Fe(II) phthalocyanines were performed for the first time in this study. Electrochemical characterizations of the complexes were performed with voltammetric and in situ spectroelectrochemical measurements. Voltammetric responses of the complexes supported the proposed structures, since complexes bearing redox inactive Pc ring metal centers just gave Pc based electron transfer reactions, while iron phthalocyanine went to metal based electron transfer reaction in addition to the Pc based ones. Electron withdrawing nature of [1,2,4]-triazole substituents shifted the redox processes toward the positive potentials. All complexes were electropolymerized during the oxidation reactions in dichloromethane (DCM) solvent. Types of the metal center of the complexes altered the electropolymerization reactions of the complexes. Spectra and colors of the electrogenerated redox species of the complexes were also determined with in situ spectroelectrochemical and in situ electrocolorimetric measurements.

  18. Neuronal effects of a nickel-piperazine/NO donor complex in rodents.

    PubMed

    Sanna, Maria Domenica; Monti, Martina; Casella, Luigi; Roggeri, Riccardo; Galeotti, Nicoletta; Morbidelli, Lucia

    2015-09-01

    In the brain, NO is a very important molecule in the regulation of cerebral and extra cerebral cranial blood flow and arterial diameters. It is also importantly involved in many neuronal functions and innumerable roles of NO in many brain related disorders including epilepsy, schizophrenia, drug addiction, anxiety, major depression, have been postulated. The present study aimed to explore the neuronal role exerted by the metal-nonoate compound Ni(PipNONO)Cl, a novel NO donor whose vascular protective effects have been recently demonstrated. Ni(PipNONO)Cl showed antidepressant-like properties in the tail suspension test and antiamnesic activity in the passive avoidance test in the absence of any hypernociceptive response to a mechanical stimulus. These effects were related to the NO-releasing properties of the compound within the central nervous system as demonstrated by the increase of iNOS levels in the brain, spinal cord and dura mater. The modulation of neuronal functions appeared after acute and repeated treatment, showing the lack of any tolerance to neuronal effects. At the dose used (10mg/kg i.p.), Ni(PipNONO)Cl did not induce any visible sign of toxicity and experiments were performed in the absence of locomotor impairments. In addition to the NO-related neuronal activities of Ni(PipNONO)Cl, the decomposition control compound Ni(Pip)Cl2 showed anxiogenic-like and procognitive effects. The present findings showed neuronal modulatory activity of Ni(PipNONO)Cl through a NO-mediated mechanism. The activities of the decomposition compound Ni(Pip)Cl2 attributed to Ni(PipNONO)Cl the capability to modulate additional neuronal functions independently from NO releasing properties extending and improving the therapeutic perspectives of the NO donor. PMID:26094781

  19. 40 CFR 721.9800 - Poly(substituted triazinyl) piperazine (generic name).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting...this section for the significant new uses described in paragraph...section. (2) The significant new uses are: (i) Hazard communication program....

  20. 40 CFR 721.9800 - Poly(substituted triazinyl) piperazine (generic name).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting...this section for the significant new uses described in paragraph...section. (2) The significant new uses are: (i) Hazard communication program....

  1. Thermodynamics of carbon dioxide in aqueous piperazine/potassium carbonate systems at stripper conditions

    E-print Network

    Rochelle, Gary T.

    prepared from distilled water by weight. CO2 Solubility The VLE apparatus consisted of three 300 cm3 over a broad range in loading and temperature allowing for comparison and verification of previous of CO2 absorption appears not to be a strong function of temperature which contradicts model predictions

  2. 21 CFR 520.763c - Dithiazanine iodide and piperazine citrate suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...Severely debilitated animals should not be wormed except on the advice of a veterinarian. If the drug is for administration by stomach tube, it shall be labeled: “Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.”...

  3. 21 CFR 520.763c - Dithiazanine iodide and piperazine citrate suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...Severely debilitated animals should not be wormed except on the advice of a veterinarian. If the drug is for administration by stomach tube, it shall be labeled: “Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.”...

  4. 21 CFR 520.763c - Dithiazanine iodide and piperazine citrate suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...Severely debilitated animals should not be wormed except on the advice of a veterinarian. If the drug is for administration by stomach tube, it shall be labeled: “Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.”...

  5. 21 CFR 520.763c - Dithiazanine iodide and piperazine citrate suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...Severely debilitated animals should not be wormed except on the advice of a veterinarian. If the drug is for administration by stomach tube, it shall be labeled: “Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.”...

  6. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... ). (2) Limitations. Aqueous solution: administer by stomach tube or drench 1 fluid ounce per 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce per 125 pounds of body weight. If...

  7. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... ). (2) Limitations. Aqueous solution: administer by stomach tube or drench 1 fluid ounce per 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce per 125 pounds of body weight. If...

  8. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... ). (2) Limitations. Aqueous solution: administer by stomach tube or drench 1 fluid ounce per 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce per 125 pounds of body weight. If...

  9. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... ). (2) Limitations. Aqueous solution: administer by stomach tube or drench 1 fluid ounce per 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce per 125 pounds of body weight. If...

  10. 21 CFR 520.1242c - Levamisole hydrochloride and piperazine dihydrochloride.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... ). (2) Limitations. Aqueous solution: administer by stomach tube or drench 1 fluid ounce per 100 pounds of body weight. Reconstituted soluble powder: administer by stomach tube 1 fluid ounce per 125 pounds of body weight. If...

  11. Novel tacrine/acridine anticholinesterase inhibitors with piperazine and thiourea linkers.

    PubMed

    Hamulakova, Slavka; Imrich, Jan; Janovec, Ladislav; Kristian, Pavol; Danihel, Ivan; Holas, Ondrej; Pohanka, Miroslav; Böhm, Stanislav; Kozurkova, Maria; Kuca, Kamil

    2014-09-01

    A new series of substituted tacrine/acridine and tacrine/tacrine dimers with aliphatic or alkylene-thiourea linkers was synthesized and the potential of these compounds as novel human acetylcholinesterase (hAChE) and human butyrylcholinesterase (hBChE) inhibitors with nanomolar inhibition activity was evaluated. The most potent AChE inhibitor was found to be homodimeric tacrine derivative 14a, which demonstrated an IC50 value of 2 nM; this value indicates an activity rate which is 250-times higher than that of tacrine 1 and 7500-times higher than 7-MEOTA 15, the compounds which were used as standards in the study. IC50 values of derivatives 1, 9, 10, 14b and 15 were compared with the dissociation constants of the enzyme-inhibitor complex, Ki1, and the enzyme-substrate-inhibitor complex, Ki2, for. A dual binding site is presumed for the synthesized compounds which possess two tacrines or tacrine and acridine as terminal moieties show evidence of dual site binding. DFT calculations of theoretical desolvation free energies, ??Gtheor, and docking studies elucidate these suggestions in more detail. PMID:25036600

  12. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW... pregnancy is not recommended. Surgery or any severe stress should be avoided for at least 2 weeks before...

  13. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW... pregnancy is not recommended. Surgery or any severe stress should be avoided for at least 2 weeks before...

  14. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW... pregnancy is not recommended. Surgery or any severe stress should be avoided for at least 2 weeks before...

  15. 21 CFR 520.2520g - Trichlorfon, phenothiazine, and piperazine dihydrochloride powder.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) ANIMAL DRUGS, FEEDS, AND RELATED PRODUCTS ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW... pregnancy is not recommended. Surgery or any severe stress should be avoided for at least 2 weeks before...

  16. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...pounds body weight; removal of large strongyles, pinworms, and bots, 1 bolus per 250 pounds body weight.1 (2) Indications...Parascaris equorum ), large strongyles (Strongylus spp.) bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and...

  17. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...100 pounds of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For removing ascarids (large roundworms, Parascaris equorum ), bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and large strongyles (Strongylus spp.). (3) Limitations. See §...

  18. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...100 pounds of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For removing ascarids (large roundworms, Parascaris equorum ), bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and large strongyles (Strongylus spp.). (3) Limitations. See §...

  19. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...100 pounds of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For removing ascarids (large roundworms, Parascaris equorum ), bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and large strongyles (Strongylus spp.). (3) Limitations. See §...

  20. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...pounds body weight; removal of large strongyles, pinworms, and bots, 1 bolus per 250 pounds body weight.1 (2) Indications...Parascaris equorum ), large strongyles (Strongylus spp.) bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and...

  1. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...100 pounds of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For removing ascarids (large roundworms, Parascaris equorum ), bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and large strongyles (Strongylus spp.). (3) Limitations. See §...

  2. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...pounds body weight; removal of large strongyles, pinworms, and bots, 1 bolus per 250 pounds body weight.1 (2) Indications...Parascaris equorum ), large strongyles (Strongylus spp.) bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and...

  3. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...pounds body weight; removal of large strongyles, pinworms, and bots, 1 bolus per 250 pounds body weight.1 (2) Indications...Parascaris equorum ), large strongyles (Strongylus spp.) bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and...

  4. 21 CFR 520.1802c - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex with phenothiazine suspension.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...100 pounds of body weight. (2) Indications for use. For removing ascarids (large roundworms, Parascaris equorum ), bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and large strongyles (Strongylus spp.). (3) Limitations. See §...

  5. 21 CFR 520.1802b - Piperazine-carbon disulfide complex boluses.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...pounds body weight; removal of large strongyles, pinworms, and bots, 1 bolus per 250 pounds body weight.1 (2) Indications...Parascaris equorum ), large strongyles (Strongylus spp.) bots (Gastrophilus spp.), small strongyles, and...

  6. CO2 Capture by Absorption with Potassium Carbonate

    SciTech Connect

    Gary T. Rochelle; Andrew Sexton; Jason Davis; Marcus Hilliard; Qing Xu; David Van Wagener; Jorge M. Plaza

    2007-03-31

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. The best K{sup +}/PZ solvent, 4.5 m K{sup +}/4.5 m PZ, requires equivalent work of 31.8 kJ/mole CO{sub 2} when used with a double matrix stripper and an intercooled absorber. The oxidative degradation of piperazine or organic acids is reduced significantly by inhibitor A, but the production of ethylenediamine is unaffected. The oxidative degradation of piperazine in 7 m MEA/2 m PZ is catalyzed by Cu{sup ++}. The thermal degradation of MEA becomes significant at 120 C. The solubility of potassium sulfate in MEA/PZ solvents is increased at greater CO{sub 2} loading. The best solvent and process configuration, matrix with MDEA/PZ, offers 22% and 15% energy savings over the baseline and improved baseline, respectively, with stripping and compression to 10 MPa. The energy requirement for stripping and compression to 10 MPa is about 20% of the power output from a 500 MW power plant with 90% CO{sub 2} removal. The stripper rate model shows that a ''short and fat'' stripper requires 7 to 15% less equivalent work than a ''tall and skinny'' one. The stripper model was validated with data obtained from pilot plant experiments at the University of Texas with 5m K{sup +}/2.5m PZ and 6.4m K{sup +}/1.6m PZ under normal pressure and vacuum conditions using Flexipac AQ Style 20 structured packing. Experiments with oxidative degradation at low gas rates confirm the effects of Cu{sup +2} catalysis; in MEA/PZ solutions more formate and acetate is produced in the presence of Cu{sup +2}. At 150 C, the half life of 30% MEA with 0.4 moles CO{sub 2}/mole amine is about 2 weeks. At 100 C, less than 3% degradation occurred in two weeks. The solubility of potassium sulfate in MEA solution increases significantly with CO{sub 2} loading and decreases with MEA concentration. The base case corrosion rate in 5 M MEA/1.2M PZ is 22 mpy. With 1 wt% heat stable salt, the corrosion rate increases by 50% to 160% in the order: thiosulfate< oxalate

  7. Self-assembled copper(II) coordination polymers derived from aminopolyalcohols and benzenepolycarboxylates: structural and magnetic properties.

    PubMed

    Kirillov, Alexander M; Karabach, Yauhen Y; Haukka, Matti; Guedes da Silva, M Fatima C; Sanchiz, Joaquin; Kopylovich, Maximilian N; Pombeiro, Armando J L

    2008-01-01

    The new copper(II) or copper(II)/sodium(I) 1D coordination polymers [Cu2(Hmdea)2(mu-H2O)(mu2-tpa)]n.2nH2O (1), [Cu2(H2tipa)2(mu2-ipa)]n.4nH2O (2), [Cu2(H2tea)2Na(H2O)2(mu2-tma)]n.6nH2O (3), [Cu2(H2tea)2(mu2-ipa)]n.nH2O (4a), and [Cu2(H2tea)2{mu3-Na(H2O)3}(mu3-ipa)]n(NO3)n.0.5nH2O (4b) have been prepared in aqueous medium by self-assembly from copper(II) nitrate, aminopolyalcohols [methyldiethanolamine (H2mdea), triisopropanolamine (H3tipa), and triethanolamine (H3tea)] as main chelating ligands and benzenepolycarboxylic acids [terephthalic (H2tpa), isophthalic (H2ipa), and trimesic (H3tma) acid] as spacers. They have been characterized by IR spectroscopy, elemental and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses, the latter indicating the formation of unusual multinuclear metal cores interconnected by various benzenepolycarboxylate spacers, leading to distinct wavelike, zigzag, or linear 1D polymeric metal-organic chains. These are further extended to 2D or 3D hydrogen-bonded supramolecular networks via extensive interactions with the intercalated crystallization water molecules. The latter are associated, also with aqua ligands, by hydrogen bonds resulting in acyclic (H2O)3 clusters in 1, (H2O)8 clusters in 2, infinite 1D water chains in 3, and disordered water-nitrate associates in 4b, all playing a key role in the structure stabilization and its extension to further dimensions. Variable-temperature magnetic susceptibility measurements have shown that 1-4 exhibit a moderately strong ferromagnetic coupling through the alkoxo bridge. The small Cu-O-Cu bridging angle and the large out-of-plane displacement of the carbon atom of the alkoxo group accounts for this behavior. The magnetic data have been analyzed by means of a dinuclear and a 1D chain model, and the magnetic parameters have been determined. The magnetic exchange coupling in 3, to our knowledge, is the highest found in alkoxo-bridged copper(II) complexes. PMID:18069826

  8. Novel heteroleptic lanthanide organic frameworks containing pyridine-2,5-dicarboxylic acid and in situ generated piperazine-2,5-dicarboxylic acid from piperazine: Hydrothermal synthesis and luminescent properties

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Ay, Burak; Yildiz, Emel; Kani, ?brahim

    2016-01-01

    Two novel 3D lanthanide metal-organic frameworks [Ln(pydc)(pip)1/2(H2O] (Ln=Ce (1) and Pr (2), H2pydc=2,5-pyridinedicarboxylic acid, H2pip=2,5-piperazinedicarboxylic acid have been synthesized under hydrothermal conditions and characterized by elemental analysis, IR spectroscopy, thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), powder X-ray diffractions (PXRD), and single-crystal X-ray diffractions. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) was used for morphological analysis. Complexes are isostructural and feature interesting 3D frameworks. Both compounds crystallize in the monoclinic system, space group P21/c. Structural analyses of 1 and 2 show that Ln3+ ions connect with each other through H2pydc and H2pip. To the best of our knowledge, they are the first heteroleptic lanthanide polymers obtained through in situ 2,5-piperazinedicarboxylic acid syntheses. Moreover, thermal and luminescent properties of the compounds have been investigated.

  9. Insights from quantum chemistry into piperazine-based ionic liquids and their behavior with regard to CO?.

    PubMed

    Sanz, Virginia; Alcalde, Rafael; Atilhan, Mert; Aparicio, Santiago

    2014-03-01

    The short-range properties of alkylpiperazine ionic liquids paired with propionate and lactate anions were analyzed and their affinity for CO? molecules studied using density functional theory. Anion-cation interactions led to the development of strong intermolecular hydrogen bonding through the cation amine position, as confirmed through variations in structural and vibrational properties upon pair formation. Topological analysis via the atoms-in-molecules approach revealed the development of intense bond and ring critical points in the intermolecular regions, which is in agreement with charge transfer from lone pairs in anion oxygen atoms of carboxylate groups through antibonding orbitals in cation amine groups. Such anion-cation interactions are weakly dependent on cation alkyl chain length but are remarkably affected by the presence of an anion hydroxyl group. Interactions with CO? molecules are stronger for anions than for cations, especially for propionate anions, and are also affected strongly by the anion hydroxyl group. PMID:24535108

  10. O2-Dependent Efficacy of Novel Piperidine- and Piperazine-Based Chalcones against the Human Parasite Giardia intestinalis

    PubMed Central

    Bahadur, Vijay; Mastronicola, Daniela; Tiwari, Hemandra Kumar; Kumar, Yogesh; Falabella, Micol; Pucillo, Leopoldo Paolo; Sarti, Paolo

    2014-01-01

    Giardia intestinalis is the most frequent protozoan agent of intestinal diseases worldwide. Though commonly regarded as an anaerobic pathogen, it preferentially colonizes the fairly oxygen-rich mucosa of the proximal small intestine. Therefore, when testing new potential antigiardial drugs, O2 should be taken into account, since it also reduces the efficacy of metronidazole, the gold standard drug against giardiasis. In this study, 46 novel chalcones were synthesized by microwave-assisted Claisen-Schmidt condensation, purified, characterized by high-resolution mass spectrometry, 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance, and infrared spectroscopy, and tested for their toxicity against G. intestinalis under standard anaerobic conditions. As a novel approach, compounds showing antigiardial activity under anaerobiosis were also assayed under microaerobic conditions, and their selectivity against parasitic cells was assessed in a counterscreen on human epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma cells. Among the tested compounds, three [30(a), 31(e), and 33] were more effective in the presence of O2 than under anaerobic conditions and killed the parasite 2 to 4 times more efficiently than metronidazole under anaerobiosis. Two of them [30(a) and 31(e)] proved to be selective against parasitic cells, thus representing potential candidates for the design of novel antigiardial drugs. This study highlights the importance of testing new potential antigiardial agents not only under anaerobic conditions but also at low, more physiological O2 concentrations. PMID:24217695

  11. Design, structure-activity relationship and in vivo efficacy of piperazine analogues of fenarimol as inhibitors of Trypanosoma cruzi.

    PubMed

    Keenan, Martine; Alexander, Paul W; Diao, Hugo; Best, Wayne M; Khong, Andrea; Kerfoot, Maria; Thompson, R C Andrew; White, Karen L; Shackleford, David M; Ryan, Eileen; Gregg, Alison D; Charman, Susan A; von Geldern, Thomas W; Scandale, Ivan; Chatelain, Eric

    2013-04-01

    A scaffold hopping exercise undertaken to expand the structural diversity of the fenarimol series of anti-Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi) compounds led to preparation of simple 1-[phenyl(pyridin-3-yl)methyl]piperazinyl analogues of fenarimol which were investigated for their ability to inhibit T. cruzi in vitro in a whole organism assay. A range of compounds bearing amide, sulfonamide, carbamate/carbonate and aryl moieties exhibited low nM activities and two analogues were further studied for in vivo efficacy in a mouse model of T. cruzi infection. One compound, the citrate salt of 37, was efficacious in a mouse model of acute T. cruzi infection after once daily oral dosing at 20, 50 and 100 mg/kg for 5 days. PMID:23462713

  12. The 5-substituted piperazine as a novel secondary pharmacophore greatly improving the physical properties of urea-based

    E-print Network

    Hammock, Bruce D.

    - pears selective for epoxides of lipids. In plants and ani- mals, many of these lipid substrates have in the metabolism of endogenous chemical mediators such as arachidonic acid, linoleic acid, and other lipid epoxides. Epoxides of arachidonic acid (epoxyeicosatrienoic acids or EETs) are known effectors of blood pressure3

  13. Design and synthesis of newer potential 4-(N-acetylamino)phenol derived piperazine derivatives as potential cognition enhancers.

    PubMed

    Piplani, Poonam; Danta, Chhanda Charan

    2015-06-01

    A series of novel hybrids has been designed, synthesized and evaluated for cognition enhancing activities through the inhibition of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and by passive avoidance mouse model. All the compounds showed excellent AChE inhibition activities and potentially reversed the scopolamine induced memory deficit. Enzyme kinetic and molecular docking studies have confirmed their dual binding affinity and mixed type inhibition. Among them, compounds 1b and 2d displayed excellent IC50 values of 1.66?M and 0.49?M and competitive inhibitor constant Ki 43.66?M and 4.10?M respectively. Ex vivo study confirmed their CNS penetration and brain AChE inhibition abilities. Furthermore, 1b and 2d showed significant antiamnesic activity at a dose of 1.0mg/kg as compared to the reference compounds piracetam and rivastigmine. The results indicate that these two compounds emerged to be developed as cognition enhancers worthy of future pursuit. PMID:25965977

  14. CO2 Capture by Absorption with Potassium Carbonate

    SciTech Connect

    Gary T. Rochelle; Eric Chen; Babatunde Oyenekan; Andrew Sexton; Jason Davis; Marus Hiilliard; Qing Xu; David Van Wagener; Jorge M. Plaza

    2006-12-31

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. The best solvent and process configuration, matrix with MDEA/PZ, offers 22% and 15% energy savings over the baseline and improved baseline, respectively, with stripping and compression to 10 MPa. The energy requirement for stripping and compression to 10 MPa is about 20% of the power output from a 500 MW power plant with 90% CO{sub 2} removal. The stripper rate model shows that a ''short and fat'' stripper requires 7 to 15% less equivalent work than a ''tall and skinny'' one. The stripper model was validated with data obtained from pilot plant experiments at the University of Texas with 5m K{sup +}/2.5m PZ and 6.4m K{sup +}/1.6m PZ under normal pressure and vacuum conditions using Flexipac AQ Style 20 structured packing. Experiments with oxidative degradation at low gas rates confirm the effects of Cu{sup +2} catalysis; in MEA/PZ solutions more formate and acetate is produced in the presence of Cu{sup +2}. At 150 C, the half life of 30% MEA with 0.4 moles CO{sub 2}/mole amine is about 2 weeks. At 100 C, less than 3% degradation occurred in two weeks. The solubility of potassium sulfate in MEA solution increases significantly with CO{sub 2} loading and decreases with MEA concentration. The base case corrosion rate in 5 M MEA/1,2M PZ is 22 mpy. With 1 wt% heat stable salt, the corrosion rate increases by 50% to 160% in the order: thiosulfate< oxalate

  15. Effect of interaction between anionic surfactants and poly(piperazine-amide) nanofiltration membranes used for chromium(III) recovery from saline solution.

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    Religa, P; Kowalik-Klimczak, A

    2015-01-01

    The effect of the anionic surfactant on the permeation properties of the nanofiltration (NF) membranes used for chromium(III) recovery from saline solution at low pH have been presented in this paper. The membrane surface layer performance periodically modified by sodium dodecyl sulphate (SDS) solution has been studied with measurements of zeta potential, atomic force microscopy (AFM) and permeability coefficient of tested membranes. It was found that the membrane surface layer modification by SDS caused a substantial reduction in the possibility of separation of loose NF membrane characterized by a high density of positively charged groups activating under the effect of the low pH of the saline solutions (HL membrane). On the other hand, in the case of dense NF membranes characterized by a strong negatively charged surface (DL membrane) constituting used the SDS improves the separation of chloride and chromium(III) ions. In this case, the surfactant solution also provides a high membrane permeability coefficient behavior over a long period of use. DL membrane modification by SDS allowed both to retain the stable membrane working for a long period and to limit the frequency of the chemical cleaning of this membrane. PMID:26540542

  16. Novel push-pull heterocyclic azo disperse dyes containing piperazine moiety: Synthesis, spectral properties, antioxidant activity and dyeing performance on polyester fibers.

    PubMed

    Mohammadi, Asadollah; Khalili, Behzad; Tahavor, Marzieh

    2015-11-01

    Six novel push-pull azo disperse dyes were synthesized via classical azo coupling reaction using 2-amino-thiazolyl derivatives as the diazo components and 1-(4-bromobenzyl)-4-phenylpiperazine as a key coupling intermediate. The structures of the dyes and synthesized intermediate were confirmed by FT-IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and UV-vis analyses. The solvatochromic behavior of the dyes was studied in a set of 10 solvents of different polarity and considerable results were obtained. The prepared heterocyclic azo dyes were applied for dyeing polyester fibers and their dyeing properties were studied. The fastness properties of the dyed fabrics such as wash, light and rubbing fastness degrees were measured by standard methods. Investigation of antioxidant activity of compounds was carried out by ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP) method. The synthesized dyes exhibited significant antioxidant activities. PMID:26112103

  17. 21 CFR 178.3130 - Antistatic and/or anti-fogging agents in food-packaging materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only:1. As an antistatic agent at...2-hydroxyethyl) piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only as an antistatic agent at...

  18. 21 CFR 178.3130 - Antistatic and/or anti-fogging agents in food-packaging materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ...2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only:1. As an antistatic agent at...2-hydroxyethyl) piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only as an antistatic agent at...

  19. 21 CFR 178.3130 - Antistatic and/or anti-fogging agents in food-packaging materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only:1. As an antistatic agent at...2-hydroxyethyl) piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only as an antistatic agent at...

  20. 21 CFR 178.3130 - Antistatic and/or anti-fogging agents in food-packaging materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ...2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only:1. As an antistatic agent at...2-hydroxyethyl) piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only as an antistatic agent at...

  1. 21 CFR 178.3130 - Antistatic and/or anti-fogging agents in food-packaging materials.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ...2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only:1. As an antistatic agent at...2-hydroxyethyl) piperazine, as determined by paper chromatography method For use only as an antistatic agent at...

  2. Strapinherelikethis www.chemistryworld.org

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    Haszeldine, Stuart

    as methyldiethanolamine). These techniques have been established for decades in cleanup of natural gas, and can strip outCarboncaptureandstoragecouldallowustoburnfossilfuelswithoutclimate consequences­butonlywithmoreinvestmentinR&D,arguesStuartHaszeldine When fossil fuel is burned to make heat that is changing the Earth's climate and acidifying our oceans. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a suite

  3. Chemoprevention of Colonic Aberrant Crypt Foci by Novel Schiff Based Dichlorido(4-Methoxy-2-{[2-(Piperazin-4-Ium-1-Yl)Ethyl]Iminomethyl}Phenolate)Cd Complex in Azoxymethane-Induced Colorectal Cancer in Rats

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    Hajrezaie, Maryam; Shams, Keivan; Moghadamtousi, Soheil Zorofchian; Karimian, Hamed; Hassandarvish, Pouya; Emtyazjoo, Mozhgan; Zahedifard, Maryam; Majid, Nazia Abdul; Ali, Hapipah Mohd; Abdulla, Mahmood Ameen

    2015-01-01

    Schiff-based complexes as a source of cancer chemotherapeutic compounds have been subjected to the variety of anticancer studies. The in-vitro analysis confirmed the CdCl2(C14H21N3O2) complex possess cytotoxicity and apoptosis induction properties in colon cancer cells, so lead to investigate the inhibitory efficiency of the compound on colonic aberrant crypt foci (ACF). Five groups of adult male rats were used in this study: Vehicle, cancer control, positive control groups and the groups treated with 25 and 50?mg/kg of complex for 10 weeks. The rats in vehicle group were injected subcutaneously with 15?mg/kg of sterile normal saline once a week for 2 weeks and orally administered with 5% Tween-20 (5?ml/kg) for 10 weeks, other groups were injected subcutaneously with 15?mg/kg azoxymethane once a week for 2 weeks. The rats in positive groups were injected intra-peritoneally with 35?mg/kg 5-Flourouracil four times in a month. Administration of the complex suppressed total colonic ACF formation up to 73.4% (P?

  4. 7-{4-[(1,3-Benzodioxol-5-yl)meth-yl]piperazin-1-yl}-1-cyclo-propyl-6-fluoro-4-oxo-1,4-dihydro-quinoline-3-carb-oxy-lic acid.

    PubMed

    Wang, Shuo; Shan, Guangzhi; Guo, Huiyuan; Liu, Mingliang

    2012-07-01

    In the title structure, C(25)H(24)FN(3)O(5), a strong intra-molecular O-H?O hydrogen bond is present between the carb-oxy group at the 3-position and the carbonyl group at the 4-position. In the crystal, mol-ecules are held together by weak C-H?O, C-H?F and ?-? [centroid-centroid distance 3.6080?(8)?Å] inter-actions. The 1,4-dihydro-quinoline ring and cyclo-propyl group are not in the same plane, making an inter-planar angle of 57.52?(8)°. PMID:22798912

  5. Evidence for the sequential formation of two complexes between an uptake inhibitor, GBR 12783 [1-[2-(diphenylmethoxy)ethyl]-4-(3-phenyl-2-propenyl)piperazine], and the neuronal transporter of dopamine.

    PubMed

    Do-Régo, J C; Hue, H; Costentin, J; Bonnet, J J

    1999-01-01

    Incubation of a crude synaptosomal fraction from rat striatum with GBR 12783 at 37 degrees C produced an inhibition of the specific uptake of [3H]dopamine that increased with time. The inhibition increased when GBR 12783 was present during preincubation and incubation (IC50 = 1.85+/-0.1 nM) instead of incubation alone (IC50 = 25+/-3.5 nM). Time-course studies of uptake inhibition demonstrated that a first collision transporter-inhibitor complex (TI) was formed immediately after addition of GBR 12783 so that the initial uptake velocity (V0) decreased for increasing concentrations of inhibitor (Ki > or = 20 nM). TI slowly isomerized to a more stable complex TI* (Ki* < or = 5 nM) with a value of t1/2 = 20-270 s. Fits of data to model 2 in which the steady-state uptake (VS) is set to zero were generally preferred, suggesting that formation of TI* could tend to irreversibility, as a consequence of a very low reverse isomerization. As expected, k, V0, and VS tended to steady-state values in an asymptotic manner for high concentrations of GBR 12783. GBR 12783 at 2.5 nM produced a mixed inhibition of the uptake, with an increase in KM and a decrease in Vmax; these effects were improved for 10 nM GBR 12783 and at 20 degrees C. These results are discussed in relation to previous data concerning [3H]GBR 12783 binding. The present work gives the first experimental demonstration that dopamine uptake blockers can act according to a two-step mechanism of inhibition; this is of great interest, because these inhibitors can oppose the effects of cocaine or amphetamine on the transporter according to a reaction that is partly nondependent on the concentration of the abused agent. PMID:9886093

  6. Variable dimensionality in the uranium fluoride/2-methyl-piperazine system: Synthesis and structures of UFO-5, -6, and -7; Zero-, one-, and two-dimensional materials with unprecedented topologies

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    Francis, R.J.; Halasyamani, P.S.; Bee, J.S.; O'Hare, D.

    1999-02-24

    Recently, low temperature (T < 300 C) hydrothermal reactions of inorganic precursors in the presence of organic cations have proven highly productive for the synthesis of novel solid-state materials. Interest in these materials is driven by the astonishingly diverse range of structures produced, as well as by their many potential materials chemistry applications. This report describes the high yield, phase pure hydrothermal syntheses of three new uranium fluoride phases with unprecedented structure types. Through the systematic control of the synthesis conditions the authors have successfully controlled the architecture and dimensionality of the phase formed and selectively synthesized novel zero-, one-, and two-dimensional materials.

  7. Determination of nitrogen mustard hydrolysis products in rat urine samples using GC-MS.

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    Kenar, Levent; Alp, Orkun

    2011-05-01

    A gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric method was developed, validated and demonstrated by measuring the levels of nitrogen mustard hydrolysis products in the urine collected from dosed rats. The recovery values for trimethylsilyl derivatives of EDEA and MDEA are between 82-95% and 88-112%, respectively. In vivo studies performed by using three different doses (0.5 mg/kg, 1.0 mg/kg, and 2.0 mg/kg) of HN2 base of nitrogen mustard. MDEA concentrations were between 43.1-232.2 ng/mL. The limit of detection (S/N = 3) values are 2.5 ng/mL and 1.6 ng/mL for EDEA and MDEA, respectively, and the precision of the method in terms of RSD is between 5-8%. PMID:21549026

  8. Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling to predict drug-drug interactions involving inhibitory metabolite: a case study of amiodarone.

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    Chen, Yuan; Mao, Jialin; Hop, Cornelis E C A

    2015-02-01

    Evaluation of drug-drug interaction (DDI) involving circulating inhibitory metabolites of perpetrator drugs has recently drawn more attention from regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical companies. Here, using amiodarone (AMIO) as an example, we demonstrate the use of physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling to assess how a potential inhibitory metabolite can contribute to clinically significant DDIs. Amiodarone was reported to increase the exposure of simvastatin, dextromethorphan, and warfarin by 1.2- to 2-fold, which was not expected based on its weak inhibition observed in vitro. The major circulating metabolite, mono-desethyl-amiodarone (MDEA), was later identified to have a more potent inhibitory effect. Using a combined "bottom-up" and "top-down" approach, a PBPK model was built to successfully simulate the pharmacokinetic profile of AMIO and MDEA, particularly their accumulation in plasma and liver after a long-term treatment. The clinical AMIO DDIs were predicted using the verified PBPK model with incorporation of cytochrome P450 inhibition from both AMIO and MDEA. The closest prediction was obtained for CYP3A (simvastatin) DDI when the competitive inhibition from both AMIO and MDEA was considered, for CYP2D6 (dextromethorphan) DDI when the competitive inhibition from AMIO and the competitive plus time-dependent inhibition from MDEA were incorporated, and for CYP2C9 (warfarin) DDI when the competitive plus time-dependent inhibition from AMIO and the competitive inhibition from MDEA were considered. The PBPK model with the ability to simulate DDI by considering dynamic change and accumulation of inhibitor (parent and metabolite) concentration in plasma and liver provides advantages in understanding the possible mechanism of clinical DDIs involving inhibitory metabolites. PMID:25324279

  9. Comparison of five derivatizing agents for the determination of amphetamine-type stimulants in human urine by extractive acylation and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

    PubMed

    Dobos, Adrienn; Hidvégi, Elod; Somogyi, Gábor Pál

    2012-06-01

    Five acylation reagents have been compared for use as derivatizing agents for the analysis of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) in urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The evaluated reagents were heptafluorobutyric anhydride, pentafluoropropionic anhydride, trifluoroacetic anhydride, acetic anhydride (AA) and N-methyl-bis(trifluoroacetamide). The ATS included amphetamine, methamphetamine (MA), 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and 3,4-methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA). A mixture of the ATS was added to urine (1 mL) followed by KOH solution and saturated NaHCO(3) solution. The sample was then extracted with dichloromethane and the derivatizing agent and 2 µL were injected into the GC-MS instrument. The derivatizing agents were compared with reference to the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratios, peak area values, relative standard deviations (RSDs), linearities, limits of detection (LODs) and selectivities. The acetic anhydride proved to be the best according to the S/N ratio and peak area results for amphetamine, MA, MDMA and MDEA. The best RSD values of peak areas and of S/N ratios at 3 µg/mL were also given by AA in cases of MDA, MDMA and MDEA. At 20 µg/mL, the lowest RSD values of peak areas for MDA and the lowest RSD values of S/N ratios for MA, MDA, MDMA and MDEA were again given by AA. Additionally, the highest correlation coefficients for MA, MDA, MDMA and MDEA and the lowest LOD results for MA, MDMA and MDEA were produced by AA. PMID:22582269

  10. 2-[(4-Benzhydrylpipérazin-1-yl)méthyl]acrylonitrile

    PubMed Central

    Ben Amor, Fatma; Ould M’hamed, Mohamed; Mrabet, Hédi; Driss, Ahmed; Efrit, Mohamed Lotfi

    2008-01-01

    In the title compound, 2-[(4-benz­hydryl­piperazin-1-yl)­methyl]­acrylo­nitrile, C21H23N3, the substituted piperazine ring adopts a chair conformation and the dihedral angle between the mean planes of the aromatic rings is 71.61?(8)°. PMID:21201087

  11. Chukwuemeka I. Okoye Carbon Dioxide Solubility and Absorption Rate in

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    Rochelle, Gary T.

    Copyright by Chukwuemeka I. Okoye 2005 #12;Carbon Dioxide Solubility and Absorption Rate _______________________ Nicholas A. Peppas #12;Carbon Dioxide Solubility and Absorption Rate in Monoethanolamine/Piperazine/H2O for. #12;iii Carbon Dioxide Solubility and Absorption Rate in Monoethanolamine/Piperazine/H2O

  12. Drugs CSA Schedules Medical Uses Physical Usual Method Possible Effects

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    Drugs CSA Schedules Medical Uses Physical Psycho- logical Toleranc e Duration (Hours) Usual Method and Analogs Substance I (Ecstasy, XTC, Adam), MDA (Love Drug), MDEA (Eve), MBDB None None Moderate Yes 4, TCP Anesthetic (Ketamine) Possible High Yes 1-12 Smoked, oral, injected, snorted Drug seeking behavior

  13. 75 FR 59105 - Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs: Federal Drug Testing...

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    2010-09-27

    ...on Copy 1 of the CCF, the new drug analytes MDMA, MDA, and MDEA are added, as are ``[Delta]9-THCA'' after ``Marijuana Metabolite'' and ``BZE'' after ``Cocaine Metabolite'' to specify the drug analytes; (3) In Step 6 on Copy 2...

  14. An in situ study of amine and amide molecular interaction on Fe surfaces

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    Taheri, P.; Terryn, H.; Mol, J. M. C.

    2015-11-01

    The interfacial bondings formed between N,N?-diethylmethylamine, N-methyldiethanolamine and N,N?-dimethylsuccinamide molecules with iron surfaces have been investigated using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and electrochemical spectroscopies. In this case, the interfacial interactions have been evaluated by analyzing ex situ FTIR peaks and probing potential variations upon molecular interactions to Fe surfaces. Moreover, integrated ATR-FTIR and chronovoltammetry analyses in Kretschmann geometry have been employed to probe the interactions between the molecules and Fe surfaces in situ. The results revealed that a charge transfer between molecules and Fe surfaces takes place indicating chemisorption of the molecules on Fe surfaces. In this case, the interaction of N,N?-diethylmethylamine and Fe surface is negligible. However, N-methyldiethanolamine molecules interact with Fe surfaces through the nitrogen atoms. Interaction of N,N?-dimethylsuccinamide molecules and Fe surface is promoted by nitrogen and carbonyl functional groups. Moreover, interactions of N-methyldiethanolamine and N,N?-dimethylsuccinamide molecules to Fe surfaces are encouraged by application of anodic potentials implying that the molecules and Fe surfaces are charged positively and negatively, respectively.

  15. Acidic gas capture by diamines

    DOEpatents

    Rochelle, Gary (Austin, TX); Hilliard, Marcus (Missouri City, TX)

    2011-05-10

    Compositions and methods related to the removal of acidic gas. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a composition and method for the removal of acidic gas from a gas mixture using a solvent comprising a diamine (e.g., piperazine) and carbon dioxide. One example of a method may involve a method for removing acidic gas comprising contacting a gas mixture having an acidic gas with a solvent, wherein the solvent comprises piperazine in an amount of from about 4 to about 20 moles/kg of water, and carbon dioxide in an amount of from about 0.3 to about 0.9 moles per mole of piperazine.

  16. Applications of triazine chemistry: education, remediation, and drug delivery 

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    Hatfield, Susan Elizabeth

    2009-05-15

    and its effect on the environment and society. The modification of chitosan for herbicide remediation has been accomplished using triazine chemistry, as well. Treatment of chitosan iteratively with cyanuric chloride followed by piperazine produces...

  17. Investigation of Optical Spectroscopic and Computational Binding Mode of Bovine Serum Albumin with 1, 4-Bis ((4-((4-Heptylpiperazin-1-yl) Methyl)-1H-1, 2, 3-Triazol-1-yl) Methyl) Benzene.

    PubMed

    Karthikeyan, Subramani; Chinnathambi, Shanmugavel; Kannan, Ayyavoo; Rajakumar, Perumal; Velmurugan, Devadasan; Bharanidharan, Ganesan; Aruna, Prakasarao; Ganesan, Singaravelu

    2015-08-01

    A newly synthesized 1, 4-bis ((4-((4-heptylpiperazin-1-yl) methyl)-1H-1, 2, 3-triazol-1-yl) methyl) benzene from the family of piperazine derivative has good anticancer activity, antibacterial and low toxic nature; its binding characteristics are therefore of huge interest for understanding pharmacokinetic mechanism of the drug. The binding of piperazine derivative to bovine serum albumin (BSA) was investigated using fluorescence spectroscopy. The molecular distance r between the donor (BSA) and acceptor (piperazine derivative) was estimated according to Forster's theory of nonradiative energy transfer. The physicochemical properties of piperazine derivative, which induced structural changes in BSA, have been studied by circular dichroism and those chemical environmental changes were probed using Raman spectroscopic analysis. Further, the binding dynamics was expounded by synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy and molecular modeling studies explored the hydrophobic interaction and hydrogen bonding results, which stabilize the interaction. PMID:25906763

  18. A single molecule magnet to single molecule magnet transformation via a solvothermal process: Fe4Dy2 ? Fe6Dy3.

    PubMed

    Chen, Sihuai; Mereacre, Valeriu; Anson, Christopher E; Powell, Annie K

    2015-12-14

    Two series of heterometallic Fe(III)-Ln(III) compounds, [FeLn(?3-OH)2(mdea)4(m-NO2C6H4COO)8]·3MeCN where Ln = Y () and Dy () and [FeLn(?4-O)3(?3-O)(mdea)5(m-NO2C6H4COO)9]·3MeCN where Ln = Y () and Dy (), were synthesized. Compounds and were obtained under ambient conditions, whereas and were obtained via a solvothermal transformation process by heating or at 120 °C in MeCN. The magnetic properties of all four compounds have been measured and show that compounds and containing Dy(III) ions exhibit slow relaxation of magnetization characteristic of Single Molecule Magnetic (SMM) behaviour. PMID:26599423

  19. A study to investigate the performance of the Benfield-HiPure process of natural gas sweetening using computer simulations

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    Ochieng, Richard

    The removal of CO2 and H2S from natural gas is currently a global issue. Apart from meeting the customer's contract, pipeline, and LNG specifications; it is also a measure for reducing the global environmental emissions. The aim of this study is to investigate the performance of ADGAS' Train#3 plant through process simulations. ADGAS' Train#3 plant uses the Benfield HiPure design commissioned by Universal Oil Product (UOP Honeywell) in 1993. The Benfield HiPure process uses two independent but compatible circulating solutions in series to achieve high product purity in terms of acid gas concentrations that meet the LNG industry specifications. The ability to remove contaminants up to very low levels (1ppm H2S, 50ppm CO2 and 2ppm COS) makes the HiPure process an excellent choice for purifying natural gas for LNG requirement. At Das Island, ADGAS' Train#3 facility receives sour gas containing about 6-7 mole % acid gas content. This gas is first contacted with hot potassium carbonate (30wt% K2CO3) promoted with diethanolamine solution (3wt% DEA) followed by a contact with aqueous amine solution (20wt% DEA) alone as the second solvent. In this thesis, ADGAS Train#3 model was developed using the simulator tool ProMax®. Simulation outputs were found to match reasonably well the design and plant operating data. Based on the model predictions, the carbonate absorber seemed to be over designed with much of the acid gases being absorbed at the bottom of the packing. With the confidence that the model is a reliable replicate of the real plant facility, a parametric sensitivity analysis was carried out to develop a strategy of controlling operational uncertainties and enable plant optimization. The parametric sensitivity analysis showed that the liquid circulation rates, solvent concentrations, trim cooler temperatures, feed gas flow rate, and feed gas H2S/CO2 ratio have a considerable effect on the performance of the plant with respect to acid gas removal, gas production capacity and plant energy efficiency. Due to the complexity and high investment cost of the Benfield HiPure process, potential alternatives are evaluated. The alternatives are basically MDEA based solvents with promoters to enable the simultaneous removal of H 2S and CO2. BASF's MDEA, MDEA/DEA or MDEA/DGA processes seem to be the best alternatives to the Benfield HiPure process. Using MDEA/DEA or MDEA/DGA process will reduce the capital costs of ADGAS by 50% , and up to 48% will be saved on the annual power consumption (0.33 million dollars per years) . BASF's MDEA has slightly higher capital costs due to the additional units required on the high pressure flash and the quenching units used to generate the semi-lean solution. However, BASF's MDEA process still stands as one of the best alternatives with a savings of about 102 million dollars (48%) on the capital costs and up to 36% (3.96 USD per ton of acid gas removed) on the cost stripping.

  20. Spectral investigations, DFT computations and molecular docking studies of 1,7,8,9-tetrachloro-10,10-dimethoxy-4-{3-[4-(2-methylphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]propyl}-4-azatricyclo[5.2.1.02,6]dec-8-ene-3,5-dione

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Resmi, K. S.; Mary, Y. Sheena; Varghese, Hema Tresa; Panicker, C. Yohannan; Pakosi?ska-Parys, Magdalena; Alsenoy, C. Van

    2015-10-01

    The optimized molecular structure, vibrational frequencies, corresponding vibrational assignments of the title compound have been investigated experimentally and theoretically. The HOMO and LUMO analysis is used to determine the charge transfer within the molecule. The stability of the molecule arising from hyper-conjugative interaction and charge delocalization has been analysed using NBO analysis. The hyperpolarisability calculation reveals the present material has a reasonably good propensity for nonlinear optical activity. Due to the different potential biological activity of the title compound, molecular docking study is also reported and the compound might exhibit inhibitory activity against human M2 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor.

  1. Discovery of 4-(4-(2-((5-hydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalen-2-yl)(propyl)amino)-ethyl)piperazin-1-yl)quinolin-8-ol and its analogues as highly potent dopamine D2/D3 agonists and as iron chelator: In vivo activity indicates potential application in symptomatic and neuroprotective therapy for Parkinson’s Disease

    PubMed Central

    Ghosh, Balaram; Antonio, Tamara; Reith, Maarten E. A.; Dutta, Aloke K.

    2010-01-01

    The role of iron in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease (PD) has been implicated strongly due to generation of oxidative stress leading to dopamine cell death. In our overall goal to develop bifunctional/multifunctional drugs, we designed dopamine D2/D3 agonist molecules with a capacity to bind to iron. Binding assays were carried out with HEK-293 cells expressing either D2 or D3 receptors with tritiated spiperone to evaluate inhibition constants (Ki). Functional activity of selected compounds was carried out with GTP?S binding assay. SAR results identified compounds (+)-19a and (?)-19b as two potent agonists for both D2 and D3 receptors (EC50 (GTP?S); D2 = 4.51 and 1.69 nM and D3 = 1.58 and 0.74 nM for (?)-19b and (+)-19a, respectively). In vitro complexation studies with 19b demonstrated efficient chelation with iron. Furthermore, the deoxyribose assay with 19b demonstrated potent antioxidant activity. In PD animal model study, (?)-19b exhibited potent in vivo activity in reversing locomotor activity in reserpinized rats and also in producing potent rotational activity in 6-OHDA lesioned rats. This reports initial development of unique lead molecules which might find potential use in symptomatic and neuroprotective treatment of PD. PMID:20146482

  2. P450-Based Drug-Drug Interactions of Amiodarone and its Metabolites: Diversity of Inhibitory Mechanisms.

    PubMed

    McDonald, Matthew G; Au, Nicholas T; Rettie, Allan E

    2015-11-01

    In this study, IC50 shift and time-dependent inhibition (TDI) experiments were carried out to measure the ability of amiodarone (AMIO), and its circulating human metabolites, to reversibly and irreversibly inhibit CYP1A2, CYP2C9, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 activities in human liver microsomes. The [I]u/Ki,u values were calculated and used to predict in vivo AMIO drug-drug interactions (DDIs) for pharmaceuticals metabolized by these four enzymes. Based on these values, the minor metabolite N,N-didesethylamiodarone (DDEA) is predicted to be the major cause of DDIs with xenobiotics primarily metabolized by CYP1A2, CYP2C9, or CYP3A4, while AMIO and its N-monodesethylamiodarone (MDEA) derivative are the most likely cause of interactions involving inhibition of CYP2D6 metabolism. AMIO drug interactions predicted from the reversible inhibition of the four P450 activities were found to be in good agreement with the magnitude of reported clinical DDIs with lidocaine, warfarin, metoprolol, and simvastatin. The TDI experiments showed DDEA to be a potent inactivator of CYP1A2 (KI = 0.46 ?M, kinact = 0.030 minute(-1)), while MDEA was a moderate inactivator of both CYP2D6 (KI = 2.7 ?M, kinact = 0.018 minute(-1)) and CYP3A4 (KI = 2.6 ?M, kinact = 0.016 minute(-1)). For DDEA and MDEA, mechanism-based inactivation appears to occur through formation of a metabolic intermediate complex. Additional metabolic studies strongly suggest that CYP3A4 is the primary microsomal enzyme involved in the metabolism of AMIO to both MDEA and DDEA. In summary, these studies demonstrate both the diversity of inhibitory mechanisms with AMIO and the need to consider metabolites as the culprit in inhibitory P450-based DDIs. PMID:26296708

  3. New analytical technique for carbon dioxide absorption solvents

    SciTech Connect

    Pouryousefi, F.; Idem, R.O.

    2008-02-15

    The densities and refractive indices of two binary systems (water + MEA and water + MDEA) and three ternary systems (water + MEA + CO{sub 2}, water + MDEA + CO{sub 2}, and water + MEA + MDEA) used for carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) capture were measured over the range of compositions of the aqueous alkanolamine(s) used for CO{sub 2} absorption at temperatures from 295 to 338 K. Experimental densities were modeled empirically, while the experimental refractive indices were modeled using well-established models from the known values of their pure-component densities and refractive indices. The density and Gladstone-Dale refractive index models were then used to obtain the compositions of unknown samples of the binary and ternary systems by simultaneous solution of the density and refractive index equations. The results from this technique have been compared with HPLC (high-performance liquid chromatography) results, while a third independent technique (acid-base titration) was used to verify the results. The results show that the systems' compositions obtained from the simple and easy-to-use refractive index/density technique were very comparable to the expensive and laborious HPLC/titration techniques, suggesting that the refractive index/density technique can be used to replace existing methods for analysis of fresh or nondegraded, CO{sub 2}-loaded, single and mixed alkanolamine solutions.

  4. In vitro kinetics of amiodarone and its major metabolite in two human liver cell models after acute and repeated treatments.

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    Pomponio, Giuliana; Savary, Camille C; Parmentier, Céline; Bois, Frederic; Guillouzo, André; Romanelli, Luca; Richert, Lysiane; Di Consiglio, Emma; Testai, Emanuela

    2015-12-25

    The limited value of in vitro toxicity data for the in vivo extrapolation has been often attributed to the lack of kinetic data. Here the in vitro kinetics of amiodarone (AMI) and its mono-N-desethyl (MDEA) metabolite was determined and modelled in primary human hepatocytes (PHH) and HepaRG cells, after single and repeated administration of clinically relevant concentrations. AMI bioavailability was influenced by adsorption to the plastic and the presence of protein in the medium (e.g. 10% serum protein reduced the uptake by half in HepaRG cells). The cell uptake was quick (within 3h), AMI metabolism was efficient and a dynamic equilibrium was reached in about a week after multiple dosing. In HepaRG cells the metabolic clearance was higher than in PHH and increased over time, as well as CYP3A4. The interindividual variability in MDEA production in PHHs was not proportional to the differences in CYP3A4 activities, suggesting the involvement of other CYPs and/or AMI-related CYP inhibition. After repeated treatment AMI showed a slight potential for bioaccumulation, whereas much higher intracellular MDEA levels accumulated over time, especially in the HepaRG cells, associated with occurrence of phospholipidosis. The knowledge of in vitro biokinetics is important to transform an actual in vitro concentration-effect into an in vivo dose-effect relationship by using appropriate modelling, thus improving the in vitro-to-in vivo extrapolation. PMID:25546373

  5. Solubility of carbon dioxide in aqueous solutions of 2-amino-2-methyl-1,3-propanediol

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    Baek, J.I.; Yoon, J.H.

    1998-07-01

    The equilibrium solubility of carbon dioxide in aqueous solutions of 2-amino-2-methyl-1,3-propanediol (AMPD) has been measured at (30, 40, and 60) C and the partial pressure of carbon dioxide ranging from (0.5 to 3065) kPa. The concentrations of the aqueous solutions were (10 and 30) mass % AMPD. The tendency of the solubility of carbon dioxide in 30 mass % AMPD aqueous solution at 40 C was found to be similar to that in 30 mass % N-methyldiethanolamine aqueous solution.

  6. PUTATIVE AGMATINASE INHIBITOR FOR HYPOXIC-ISCHEMIC NEW BORN BRAIN DAMAGE

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    Piletz, John E.; Klenotich, Stephanie; Lee, Ken S.; Zhu, Qian Long; Valente, Edward; Collins, Michael A.; Jones, Vyvyca; Lee, Soeb Nam; Yangzheng, Feng

    2013-01-01

    Agmatine is an endogenous brain metabolite, decarboxylated arginine, which has neuroprotective properties when injected intraperitoneally (i.p.) into rat pups following hypoxic-ischemia. A previous screen for compounds based on rat brain lysates containing agmatinase with assistance from computational chemistry, led to piperazine-1-carboxamidine as a putative agmatinase inhibitor. Herein, the neuroprotective properties of piperazine-1-carboxamidine are described both in vitro and in vivo. Organotypic entorhinal-hippocampal slices were firstly prepared from seven-day-old rat pups and exposed in vitro to atmospheric oxygen depletion for 3 hrs. Upon reoxygenation the slices were treated with piperazine-1-carboxamidine or agmatine (50 ?g/ml agents), or saline, and 15 hours later propidium iodine was used to stain. Piperazine-1-carboxamidine or agmatine produced substantial in vitro protection compared to post-reoxygenated saline-treated controls. An in vivo model involved surgical right carotid ligation followed by exposure to hypoxic ischemia (8% oxygen) for 2.5 hours. Piperazine-1-carboxamidine at 50 mg/kg i.p. was given 15 minutes post-reoxygenation and continued twice daily for 3 days. Cortical agmatine levels were elevated (+28.5%) following piperazine-1-carboxamidine treatment with no change in arginine or its other major metabolites. Histological staining with anti-Neun monoclonal antibody also revealed neuroprotection of CA1–3 layers of the hippocampus. Until endpoint at 22 days of age, no adverse events were observed in treated pups' body weights, rectal temperatures, or prompted ambulation. Piperazine-1-carboxamidine therefore appears to be a neuroprotective agent of a new category, agmatinase inhibitor. PMID:23334804

  7. 1-Piperonylpiperazinium 4-chloro­benzoate

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    Kavitha, Channappa N.; Kaur, Manpreet; Anderson, Brian J.; Jasinski, Jerry P.; Yathirajan, H. S.

    2014-01-01

    In the title salt {systematic name: 1-[(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)meth­yl]piperazin-1-ium 4-chloro­benzoate}, C12H17N2O2 +·C7H4ClO2 ?, the piperazine ring adopts a slightly disordered chair conformation. The dioxole ring is in a flattened envelope conformation with the methyl­ene C atom forming the flap. The relative orientation of the piperonyl ring system and the piperazine rings is reflected in the N—C—C C torsion angle of 132.3?(1)°. In the anion, the mean plane of the carboxyl­ate group is twisted from that of the benzene ring by 14.8?(9)°. In the crystal, the components are linked by N—H?O and weak C—H?O hydrogen bonds, forming chains along [010]. PMID:24764993

  8. Effects of gabergic anthelmintics at higher concentrations on the guanidine-induced twitch responses in isolated frog rectus preparations.

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    Terada, M; Chen, W; Wang, H H; Kachi, S; Lee, H H

    1994-01-01

    Effects of various gabergic anthelmintics on the guanidine-induced twitch responses in isolated frog rectus preparations were examined. All gabergic anthelmintics such as milbemycin oxime, milbemycin D, avermectin B1a, ivermectin, and diethylcarbamazine (DEC) showed stimulatory effects on the guanidine-induced twitch responses at their higher concentrations. Only piperazine caused inhibitory effects on the twitch responses, even at higher concentrations. The stimulation of the twitch responses by the gabergic anthelmintics was antagonized with tetrodotoxin, hemicholinium-3, d-tubocurarine, and strychnine. These results suggest that all gabergic anthelmintics except piperazine stimulate the release of acetylcholine from the nerve endings and that all of them, including piperazine, have different effects on the gabergic mechanism at lower concentrations and on the cholinergic mechanism at higher concentrations. PMID:7855122

  9. CO2 Capture by Absorption with Potassium Carbonate

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    Gary T. Rochelle; Eric Chen; Babatunde Oyenekan; Andrew Sexton; Jason Davis; Marcus Hilliard; Amornvadee Veawab

    2006-09-30

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. Ethylenediamine was detected in a degraded solution of MEA/PZ solution, suggesting that piperazine is subject to oxidation. Stripper modeling has demonstrated that vacuum strippers will be more energy efficient if constructed short and fat rather than tall and skinny. The matrix stripper has been identified as a configuration that will significantly reduce energy use. Extensive measurements of CO{sub 2} solubility in 7 m MEA at 40 and 60 C have confirmed the work by Jou and Mather. Corrosion of carbon steel without inhibitors increases from 19 to 181 mpy in lean solutions of 6.2 m MEA/PZ as piperazine increases from 0 to 3.1 m.

  10. CO2 CAPTURE BY ABSORPTION WITH POTASSIUM CARBONATE

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    Gary T. Rochelle; A. Frank Seibert; J. Tim Cullinane; Terraun Jones

    2003-01-01

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. Progress has been made in this reporting period on three subtasks. The rigorous Electrolyte Non-Random Two-Liquid (electrolyte-NRTL) model has been regressed to represent CO{sub 2} solubility in potassium carbonate/bicarbonate solutions. An analytical method for piperazine has been developed using a gas chromatograph. Funding has been obtained and equipment has been donated to provide for modifications of the existing pilot plant system with stainless steel materials.

  11. New cyclic tetrapeptide from the coral-derived endophytic bacteria Brevibacterium sp. L-4 collected from the South China Sea.

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    Liu, Bing-Xin; Guo, Qiong; Peng, Guang-Tian; He, Xi-Xin; Chen, Xiao-Jie; Lei, Ling-Fang; Deng, Yun; Jun Su, Xian; Zhang, Cui-Xian

    2016-01-01

    One new cyclic tetrapeptide cyclic-(Tyr-Ala-Leu-Ser) (1) along with four natural compounds firstly obtained 3H-imidazole-4-carboxylic acid (2), 2-methyl-3H-imidazole-4-carboxylic acid (3), 3-ethylidene-6-isopropyl-piperazine-2,5-dione (4), and 3-isobutylidene-6-methyl piperazine-2,5-dione (5) have been isolated from the coral derived endophytic bacteria Brevibacterium sp. L-4 collected from the South China Sea. Their structures were elucidated through spectroscopic techniques including NMR (1D and 2D), MS, and EA, and their relative configurations were also assigned by NMR analysis. PMID:26214049

  12. Synthesis and functional survey of new Tacrine analogs modified with nitroxides or their precursors.

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    Kálai, Tamás; Altman, Robin; Maezawa, Izumi; Balog, Mária; Morisseau, Christophe; Petrlova, Jitka; Hammock, Bruce D; Jin, Lee-Way; Trudell, James R; Voss, John C; Hideg, Kálmán

    2014-04-22

    A series of new Tacrine analogs modified with nitroxides or pre-nitroxides on 9-amino group via methylene or piperazine spacers were synthesized; the nitroxide or its precursors were incorporated into the Tacrine scaffold. The new compounds were tested for their hydroxyl radical and peroxyl radical scavenging ability, acetylcholinesterase inhibitor activity and protection against A?-induced cytotoxicity. Based on these assays, we conclude that Tacrine analogs connected to five and six-membered nitroxides via piperazine spacers (9b, 9b/HCl and 12) exhibited the best activity, providing direction for further development of additional candidates with dual functionality (anti Alzheimer's and antioxidant). PMID:24657571

  13. Rapid-screening detection of acetildenafils, sildenafils and avanafil by ion mobility spectrometry.

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    Mans, Daniel J; Callahan, Rebecca J; Dunn, Jamie D; Gryniewicz-Ruzicka, Connie M

    2013-03-01

    Ion mobility spectrometry was used as a rapid screening tool for the detection of acetildenafils, sildenafils and avanafil within adulterated herbal supplement matrices. Acetildenafils show a tendency for partial fragmentation during the desorption/ionization process affording two peaks in the ion mobility spectrum in addition to the intact compound. The fragmentation appears to occur ? to the carbonyl group along the CN bond attaching the piperazine moiety, producing a common fragment (K?=1.0280 cm²V?¹s?¹) along with the respective piperazine fragment. The sildenafils and avanafil afford one molecular ion peak per compound. PMID:23262416

  14. Synthesis and functional survey of new Tacrine analogs modified with nitroxides or their precursors

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    Kálai, Tamás; Altman, Robin; Maezawa, Izumi; Balog, Mária; Morisseau, Christophe; Petrlova, Jitka; Hammock, Bruce D.; Jin, Lee-Way; Trudell, James; Voss, John C.; Hideg, Kálmán

    2014-01-01

    A series of new Tacrine analogs modified with nitroxides or pre-nitroxides on 9-amino group via methylene or piperazine spacers were synthesized; the nitroxide or its precursors were incorporated into the Tacrine scaffold. The new compounds were tested for their hydroxyl radical and peroxyl radical scavenging ability, acetyl cholinesterase inhibitor activity and protection against A?-induced cytotoxicity. Based on these assays, we conclude that Tacrine analogs connected to five and six-membered nitroxides via piperazine spacers (9b, 9b/HCl and 12) exhibited the best activity, providing direction for further development of additional candidates with dual functionality (anti Alzheimer’s and antioxidant). PMID:24657571

  15. * Corresponding author. Tel.: #1-512-471-7230; fax: #1-512-471-E-mail addresses: sbishnoi@che.utexas.edu (S. Bishnoi), rochelle@

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    Rochelle, Gary T.

    in the absorption and removal of carbon dioxide from process gases. The success of these solvents is due to the high successfully for high-capacity carbon dioxide removal in ammonia plants and are patented by BASF (Appl et al}5543 Absorption of carbon dioxide into aqueous piperazine: reaction kinetics, mass transfer and solubility Sanjay

  16. Anthelmintic activity of leaves of justicia beddomei.

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    Srinivasa, U; Rao, J Venkateshwara; Krupanidhi, A M; Shanmukhappa, S

    2007-01-01

    Ethanolic and Chloroform extract of leaves of Justicia beddomei were evaluated separately for anthelmintic activity on adult Indian earthworms Pheretima posthuma, using Piperazine citrate as reference standard. The results indicated that ethanolic extract was more potent than the chloroform extract. PMID:22557233

  17. Anthelmintic activity of aerial parts of melothria heterophylla lour.

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    Pal, Dilip Kumar; Mondal, Arijit; Mandal, Uttam

    2006-07-01

    Petroleum ether (60-80°C), chloroform, ethyl acetate, ethanol and aqueous extract of aerial parts of Melothria heterophylla Lour. were evaluated separately for anthelmintic activity on adult Indian earthworms (Pheretima posthuma), using albandazole and piperazine citrate as reference standards. The results indicated that the ethanol extract of M. heterophylla Lour (EEMH) was more potent than the other four extracts of it. PMID:22557229

  18. Adsorption and desorption of atrazine on a melamine-based soil amendment 

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    Neitsch, Susan Lynn

    2004-09-30

    Adsorption kinetics and adsorption-desorption of atrazine on organoclay composites prepared with the surfactant 6-piperazin-1-yl-N,N'-bis-(1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-butyl)-(1,3,5)triazine-2,4-diamine and Houston Black clay were studied using the indirect...

  19. Analysis of the breakthrough of diisocyanates from a generated aerosol using the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Method number 42 

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    Player, Leah Montgomery

    1994-01-01

    When sampling for isocyanates utilizing OSHA methodology, a glass fiber filter coated with I-(2-pyridyl)piperazine is used for collection. For OSHA Method 42 which is used for 2,6-toluene diisocyanate, 2,4-toluene diisocyanate, and 1,6-hexamethylene...

  20. Nonracemic synthesis of GK-GKRP disruptor AMG-3969.

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    Bourbeau, Matthew P; Ashton, Kate S; Yan, Jie; St Jean, David J

    2014-04-18

    A nonracemic synthesis of the glucokinase-glucokinase regulatory protein disruptor AMG-3969 (5) is reported. Key features of the synthetic approach are an asymmetric synthesis of the 2-alkynyl piperazine core via a base-promoted isomerization and a revised approach to the synthesis of the aminopyridinesulfonamide with an improved safety profile. PMID:24678849

  1. Pilot Plant Study of Carbon Dioxide Capture by Aqueous Monoethanolamine

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    Rochelle, Gary T.

    i Pilot Plant Study of Carbon Dioxide Capture by Aqueous Monoethanolamine Topical Report Prepared Pilot Plant Study of Carbon Dioxide Capture by Aqueous Monoethanolamine Ross Edward Dugas, M as a comparison to the piperazine/potassium carbonate solvent currently being tested by the Rochelle research

  2. Aspects of the pharmacology of a new anthelmintic

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    Aubry, M. L.; Cowell, Pauline; Davey, M. J.; Shevde, S.

    1970-01-01

    1. The pharmacological properties of an anthelmintic, pyrantel, and some of its analogues have been described and compared with piperazine in a variety of vertebrate and helminth preparations. 2. Pyrantel and its analogues in common with nicotine and decamethonium cause spastic paralysis in chicks and contracture of the chick semispinalis and toad rectus abdominis muscles. 3. In the soleus and anterior tibialis muscles of the cat, pyrantel in large amounts caused a short-lived neuromuscular block that was preceded by initial depolarization. 4. In preparations from cat and rat, pyrantel showed properties common to both competitive and depolarizing neuromuscular blocking drugs. 5. Pyrantel blocked the contracture evoked by transmural stimulation and caused a marked contracture of the worm. Piperazine caused a gradually developing reduction in the responses to transmural stimulation and no contracture. 6. Pyrantel and its analogues caused a slowly developing contracture of strip preparations of Ascaris, being more than 100 times more active than acetylcholine in this respect. Piperazine caused a relaxation of Ascaris strip preparations and in common with (+)-tubocurarine blocked the responses to acetylcholine and pyrantel analogues on this preparation. 7. Pyrantel caused depolarization and increased spike discharge frequency in single muscle cells of Ascaris, these changes being accompanied by increase in tension. Piperazine, on the other hand, caused hyperpolarization and reduction in spike discharge frequency and relaxation, and antagonized the effects of pyrantel. PMID:5417856

  3. M[superscript 2+]•EDTA Binding Affinities: A Modern Experiment in Thermodynamics for the Physical Chemistry Laboratory

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    O'Brien, Leah C.; Root, Hannah B.; Wei, Chin-Chuan; Jensen, Drake; Shabestary, Nahid; De Meo, Cristina; Eder, Douglas J.

    2015-01-01

    Isothermal titration calorimetry was used to experimentally determine thermodynamic values for the ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)(aq) + M[superscript 2+](aq) reactions (M[superscript 2+] = Ca[superscript 2+] and Mg[superscript 2+]). Students showed that for reactions in a N-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine-N"-ethanesulfonic acid (HEPES)…

  4. Screening for illicit drugs on Euro banknotes by LC-MS/MS.

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    Wimmer, Kurt; Schneider, Serge

    2011-03-20

    A method for the simultaneous quantification of illicit drugs on Euro banknotes, using an ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, was developed and validated. The method included cocaine, benzoylecgonine, MDMA, MDEA, MDA, methamphetamine, diacetylmorphine, 6-MAM, morphine and ?(9)-THC. Drug residues were monitored and quantified via positive ESI mode using multiple reaction monitoring. Banknotes were extracted with methanol by vigorous shaking. Recovery rates were in the range of 60-80%. Calibration was performed with spiked banknotes in the range of 10-100 ng/note (R(2) 0.98-0.99). Intra-day analysis showed fair precision and accuracy (? 15%). Matrix effects were in the range from 27% to 235%. 7-15 samples of each denomination were analyzed. The calculated median values per note were 106 ng cocaine, 43 ng benzoylecgonine, 41 ng heroin, 15.5 ng 6-MAM, 16.5 ng morphine, 9 ng MDMA and 7 ng methamphetamine. ?(9)-THC was detected on 4 banknotes. MDEA and MDA were not detected on any note. A widespread background contamination for cocaine and opiates was demonstrated. PMID:20810225

  5. Endogenous generation of hydrogen sulfide and its regulation in Shewanella oneidensis

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    Wu, Genfu; Li, Ning; Mao, Yinting; Zhou, Guangqi; Gao, Haichun

    2015-01-01

    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been recognized as a physiological mediator with a variety of functions across all domains of life. In this study, mechanisms of endogenous H2S generation in Shewanella oneidensis were investigated. As a research model with highly diverse anaerobic respiratory pathways, the microorganism is able to produce H2S by respiring on a variety of sulfur-containing compounds with SirACD and PsrABC enzymatic complexes, as well as through cysteine degradation with three enzymes, MdeA, SO_1095, and SseA. We showed that the SirACD and PsrABC complexes, which are predominantly, if not exclusively, responsible for H2S generation via respiration of sulfur species, do not interplay with each other. Strikingly, a screen for regulators controlling endogenous H2S generation by transposon mutagenesis identified global regulator Crp to be essential to all H2S-generating processes. In contrast, Fnr and Arc, two other global regulators that have a role in respiration, are dispensable in regulating H2S generation via respiration of sulfur species. Interestingly, Arc is involved in the H2S generation through cysteine degradation by repressing expression of the mdeA gene. We further showed that expression of the sirA and psrABC operons is subjected to direct regulation of Crp, but the mechanisms underlying the requirement of Crp for H2S generation through cysteine degradation remain elusive. PMID:25972854

  6. Co-effects of amines molecules and chitosan films on in vitro calcium carbonate mineralization.

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    Cui, Jifei; Kennedy, John F; Nie, Jun; Ma, Guiping

    2015-11-20

    Amines monomers, N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA), N,N-dimethylethanolamine (DMEA), 2-dimethylaminoethylamine (DMEDA) and N-methiyldiethanolamine (MDEA) were used to induce the formation of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) crystals on chitosan films, by using (NH4)2CO3 diffusion method at ambient temperature. The obtained CaCO3 particles were characterized by scanning electron microscope (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS). The influence of reaction variables, such as the additive concentration and their types were also investigated on the products. The morphologies of CaCO3 crystals, inter-grown in cube-shape, were controlled by DMAEMA and DMEA. It was observed that the morphologies of CaCO3 changed from the cube grown arms to massive calcite with a hole on the face by increasing the concentrations of DMEDA and MDEA. While the precipitation grew on chitosan film without any organic additive, only single cube-shaped crystals were obtained. By these results the possible mechanisms can be proposed that electronic movement of the groups on the monomer effected ions configuration and molecules absorbed on the exposed surface, resulted the change of the surface energy, which caused the change in the morphology of CaCO3. PMID:26344256

  7. CO2 Capture by Absorption with Potassium Carbonate

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    Gary T. Rochelle; Eric Chen; Babatunde Oyenekan; Andrew Sexton; Jason Davis; Marcus Hilliard; Amorvadee Veawab

    2006-07-28

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. The pilot plant data have been reconciled using 17% inlet CO{sub 2}. A rate-based model demonstrates that the stripper is primarily controlled by liquid film mast transfer resistance, with kinetics at vacuum and diffusion of reactants and products at normal pressure. An additional major unknown ion, probably glyoxylate, has been observed in MEA degradation. Precipitation of gypsum may be a feasible approach to removing sulphate from amine solutions and providing for simultaneous removal of CO{sub 2} and SO{sub 2}. Corrosion of carbon steel in uninhibited MEA solution is increased by increased amine concentration, by addition of piperazine, and by greater CO{sub 2} loading.

  8. New benzocycloalkylpiperazines, potent and selective 5-HT1A receptor ligands.

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    el Ahmad, Y; Laurent, E; Maillet, P; Talab, A; Teste, J F; Dokhan, R; Tran, G; Ollivier, R

    1997-03-14

    A series of 1-(benzocycloalkyl)-4-(benzamidolkyl)piperazine derivatives was prepared in order to obtain compounds with a high affinity and selectivity for 5-HT1A receptors. The modifications of aromatic substituents, the length of the alkyl chain, and the size of the ring were explored. Most of N-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthyl)-N'-(benzamidoethyl)piperazines (32-37) were bound to 5-HT1A receptors in a nanomolar range and presented a high degree of selectivity. After resolution, levorotatory enantiomers showed affinity and selectivity higher than those of dextrorotory ones for 5-HT1A sites. The agonist type activity of selected derivatives was also confirmed in vitro on the inhibition of the activation of adenylate cyclase induced by forskolin and, in vivo, on the induction of the lower lip retraction in rats. PMID:9083484

  9. CO2 CAPTURE BY ABSORPTION WITH POTASSIUM CARBONATE

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    Gary T. Rochelle; Eric Chen; J.Tim Cullinane; Marcus Hilliard; Jennifer Lu; Babatunde Oyenekan; Ross Dugas

    2004-07-29

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. CO{sub 2} mass transfer rates are second order in piperazine concentration and increase with ionic strength. Modeling of stripper performance suggests that 5 m K{sup +}/2.5 m PZ will require 25 to 46% less heat than 7 m MEA. The first pilot plant campaign was completed on June 24. The CO{sub 2} penetration through the absorber with 20 feet of Flexipac{trademark} 1Y varied from 0.6 to 16% as the inlet CO{sub 2} varied from 3 to 12% CO{sub 2} and the gas rate varied from 0.5 to 3 kg/m{sup 2}-s.

  10. CO{sub 2} CAPTURE BY ABSORPTION WITH POTASSIUM CARBONATE

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    Gary T. Rochelle; J.Tim Cullinane; Marcus Hilliard; Eric Chen; Babatunde Oyenekan; Ross Dugas

    2005-01-31

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. Thermodynamic modeling predicts that the heat of desorption of CO{sub 2} from 5m K+/2.5 PZ from 85 kJ/mole at 40 C to 30 kJ/mole at 120 C. Mass transfer modeling of this solvent suggests that carbonate and general salt concentration play a major role in catalyzing the rate of reaction of CO{sub 2} with piperazine. Stripper modeling suggests that with the multipressure stripper, the energy consumption with a generic solvent decreases by 15% as the heat of desorption is decreased from 23.8 to 18.5 kcal/gmol. A second pilot plant campaign with 5m K+/2.5 PZ was successfully completed.

  11. CO2 Capture by Absorption with Potassium Carbonate

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    Gary T. Rochelle; Eric Chen; Babatunde Oyenekan; Andrew Sexton; Amorvadee Veawab

    2006-04-28

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. The final campaign of the pilot plant was completed in February 2006 with 5m K{sup +}/2.5m PZ and 6.4m K{sup +}/1.6m PZ using Flexipac AQ Style 20. The new cross-exchanger reduced the approach temperature to less than 9 C. Stripper modeling has demonstrated that a configuration with a ''Flashing Feed'' requires 6% less work that a simple stripper. The oxidative degradation of piperazine proceeds more slowly than that of monoethanolamine and produces ethylenediamine and other products. Uninhibited 5 m KHCO{sub 3}/2.5 m PZ corrodes 5 to 6 times faster that 30% MEA with 0.2 mol CO{sub 2}/mol MEA.

  12. Imidazolidine-4-one derivatives in the search for novel chemosensitizers of Staphylococcus aureus MRSA: synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modeling studies.

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    Matys, Anna; Podlewska, Sabina; Witek, Karolina; Witek, Jagna; Bojarski, Andrzej J; Schabikowski, Jakub; Otr?bska-Machaj, Ewa; Latacz, Gniewomir; Szyma?ska, Ewa; Kie?-Kononowicz, Katarzyna; Molnar, Joseph; Amaral, Leonard; Handzlik, Jadwiga

    2015-08-28

    A series of amine derivatives of 5-aromatic imidazolidine-4-ones (7-19), representing three subgroups: piperazine derivatives of 5-arylideneimidazolones (7-13), piperazine derivatives of 5-arylideneimidazolidine-2,4-dione (14-16) and primary amines of 5-naphthyl-5-methylimidazolidine-2,4-diones (17-19), was evaluated for their ability to improve antibiotics effectiveness in two strains of Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus: ATCC 25923 (a reference strain) and MRSA (methicillin resistant S. aureus) HEMSA 5 (a resistant clinical isolate). The latter compounds (17-19) were obtained by 4-step synthesis using Bucherer-Bergs condensation, two-phase bromoalkylation and Gabriel reactions. The naphthalen derivative: (Z)-5-(naphthalen-2-ylmethylene)-2-(piperazin-1-yl)-3H-imidazol-4(5H)-one (10) was the most potent in combination with ?-lactam antibiotics and ciprofloxacin against the resistant strain. The high potency to increase efficacy of oxacillin was noted for (Z)-5-(anthracen-10-ylmethylene)-2-(piperazin-1-yl)-3H-imidazol-4(5H)one (12) too. In order to explain the mechanism of action of the compounds 10 and 12, docking studies with the use of crystal structures of a penicillin binding protein (PBP2a) and MecR1 were carried out. Their outcomes suggested that the most probable mechanism of action of the active compounds is the interaction with MecR1. Molecular dynamic experiments performed for the active compounds and compound 13 (structurally similar to 12) supported this hypothesis and provided possible explanation of activity dependencies of the tested compounds in terms of the restoration of antibiotic efficacy in S. aureus MRSA HEMSA 5. PMID:26160112

  13. Synthesis and Anti-inflammatory Performance of Newly Cyclizine Derivatives on Adult Male Wistar Rats

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    Ahmadi, Abbas; Khalili, Mohsen; Chavrogh, Shahnaz; Nahri-Niknafs, Babak

    2012-01-01

    Cyclizine (1-benzhydryl-4-methyl-piperazine, CAS 82-92-8, CYC, I), a piperazine derivative, belongs to H1 antihistamine group of drugs that shows such pharmacological properties as anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic and anti-platelet effects, similar to other H1-receptor antagonists. In this study, two new tolyl and cumene derivatives of I (1-ethyl- 4-[(p-isopropylphenyl) (p-tolyl) methyl]-piperazine, II and 1-[3, 4-dichlorophenyl]-4-[[p-isopropylphenyl] [p-tolyl] methyl]-piperazine, III) were synthesized to investigate their acute and chronic anti-inflammatory activities in formalin and histamine-induced rat paw edema. In addition, the vascular permeability in formalin and histamine-induced paw edema, xylene-induced ear edema, and peritonitis due to acetic acid application into peritoneal cavity were measured. The cotton pellet-induced granuloma model was chosen for inducing chronic inflammation in rats. Findings proved reduction in formalin-induced rat paw edema and vascular permeability (acute inflammation) by I and II at 30 min after the injection. In addition, results in histamine-induced rat paw edema showed anti-inflammatory effects of all drugs started 60 min after the injection as these effects continued for a longer period by II and III comparing to I, as discussed above. In addition, the data on vascular permeability in xylene-induced ear edema and acetic acid-induced to peritoneal cavity confirmed that substitutions on cyclizine molecule were more effective and could decrease the vascular permeability and acute inflammation. However, the results from the cotton pellet-induced granuloma formation in rats revealed that none of the drugs (I-III) were effective to reduce the reactions and intermediates of chronic inflammation. PMID:24250533

  14. Low resolution and high resolution MS for studies on the metabolism and toxicological detection of the new psychoactive substance methoxypiperamide (MeOP).

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    Meyer, Markus R; Holderbaum, Anna; Kavanagh, Pierce; Maurer, Hans H

    2015-10-01

    In 2013, the new psychoactive substance methoxypiperamide (MeOP) was first reported to the European Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Addiction. Its structural similarity to already controlled piperazine designer drugs might have contributed to the decision to offer MeOP for online purchase. The aims of this work were to identify the phase I/II metabolites of MeOP in rat urine and the human cytochrome P450 (CYP) isoenzymes responsible for the initial metabolic steps. Finally, the detectability of MeOP in rat urine by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography coupled with multistage mass spectrometry (LC-MS(n) ) standard urine screening approaches (SUSAs) was evaluated. After sample preparation by cleavage of conjugates followed by extraction for elucidating phase I metabolites, the analytes were separated and identified by GC-MS as well as liquid chromatography-high resolution-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-HR-MS/MS). For detection of phase II metabolites, the analytes were separated and identified after urine precipitation followed by LC-HR-MS/MS. The following metabolic steps could be postulated: hydrolysis of the amide, N-oxide formation, N- and/or O-demethylation, oxidation of the piperazine ring to the corresponding keto-piperazine, piperazine ring opening followed by oxidation of a methylene group to the corresponding imide, and hydroxylation of the phenyl group. Furthermore, N-acetylation, glucuronidation and sulfation were observed. Using human CYPs, CYP1A2, CYP2C19, CYP2D6, and/or CYP3A4 were found to catalyze N-oxide formation and N-, O-demethylation and/or oxidation. Mostly MeOP and N-oxide-MeOP but to a minor degree also other metabolites could be detected in the GC-MS and LC-MS(n) SUSAs. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:26456786

  15. Modification of Marine Natural Product Ningalin B and SAR Study Lead to Potent P-Glycoprotein Inhibitors

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    Yang, Chao; Wong, Iris L. K.; Jin, Wen Bin; Jiang, Tao; Chow, Larry M. C.; Wan, Sheng Biao

    2014-01-01

    In this study, new marine ningalin B analogues containing a piperazine or a benzoloxy group at ring C have been synthesized and evaluated on their P-gp modulating activity in human breast cancer and leukemia cell lines. Their structure-activity relationship was preliminarily studied. Compounds 19 and 20 are potent P-gp inhibitors. These two synthetic analogues of permethyl ningalin B may be potentially used as effective modulators of P-gp-mediated drug resistance in cancer cells. PMID:25329704

  16. Antitussive effects of levodropropizine in the dog.

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    Munt, P L; Clavenna, G; Algate, D R; Leach, R M

    1994-02-01

    The antitussive activity of levodropropizine (S(-)3-(4-phenyl-piperazine-1-yl)-propane-1,2-diol, DF 526, CAS 99291-25-5) was evaluated after oral administration to the conscious dog. Levodropropizine had a good antitussive activity, comparable with, but having a longer duration of action than dropropizine, the racemate from which it is derived. The antitussive activity of levodropropizine in the dog was approximately 1/20 of that of codeine phosphate. PMID:8147948

  17. Redox-Neutral ?-Sulfenylation of Secondary Amines: Ring-Fused N,S-Acetals

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    2015-01-01

    Secondary amines react with thiosalicylaldehydes in the presence of catalytic amounts of acetic acid to generate ring-fused N,S-acetals in redox-neutral fashion. A broad range of amines undergo ?-sulfenylation, including challenging substrates such morpholine, thiomorpholine, and piperazines. Computational studies employing density functional theory indicate that acetic acid reduces the energy barriers of two separate steps, both of which involve proton transfer. PMID:24927364

  18. Chlorophenylpiperazine analogues as high affinity dopamine transporter ligands

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    Viard, Eddy; Pouw, Buddy; Martin, Kelly; Matsumoto, Rae R.; Coop, Andrew

    2013-01-01

    Selective ?2 ligands continue to be an active target for medications to attenuate the effects of psychostimulants. In the course of our studies to determine the optimal substituents in the ?2-selective phenyl piperazines analogues with reduced activity at other neurotransmitter systems, we discovered that 1-(3-chlorophenyl)-4-phenethylpiperazine actually had preferentially increased affinity for dopamine transporters (DAT), yielding a highly selective DAT ligand. PMID:24211020

  19. Targeting tumor hypoxia with 2-nitroimidazole-indocyanine green dye conjugates

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    Xu, Yan; Zanganeh, Saeid; Mohammad, Innus; Aguirre, Andres; Wang, Tianheng; Yang, Yi; Kuhn, Liisa; Smith, Michael B.; Zhu, Quing

    2013-06-01

    Tumor hypoxia is a major indicator of treatment resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs, and fluorescence optical tomography has tremendous potential to provide clinically useful, functional information by identifying tumor hypoxia. The synthesis of a 2-nitroimidazole-indocyanine green conjugate using a piperazine linker (piperazine-2-nitroimidazole-ICG) capable of robust fluorescent imaging of tumor hypoxia is described. In vivo mouse tumor imaging studies were completed and demonstrate an improved imaging capability of the new dye relative to an earlier version of the dye that was synthesized with an ethanolamine linker (ethanolamine-2-nitroimidazole-ICG). Mouse tumors located at imaging depths of 1.5 and 2.0 cm in a turbid medium were imaged at various time points after intravenous injection of the dyes. On average, the reconstructed maximum fluorescence concentration of the tumors injected with piperazine-2-nitroimidazole-ICG was twofold higher than that injected with ethanolamine-2-nitroimidazole-ICG within 3 h postinjection period and 1.6 to 1.7 times higher beyond 3 h postinjection. The untargeted bis-carboxylic acid ICG completely washed out after 3 h postinjection. Thus, the optimal window to assess tumor hypoxia is beyond 3 h postinjection. These findings were supported with fluorescence images of histological sections of tumor samples and an immunohistochemistry technique for identifying tumor hypoxia.

  20. Nickel(II) complexes with a flexible piperazinyl moiety: studies on DNA and protein binding and catecholase like properties.

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    Das, Mriganka; Nasani, Rajendar; Saha, Manideepa; Mobin, Shaikh M; Mukhopadhyay, Suman

    2015-02-01

    Four new mononuclear Ni(ii) complexes [Ni(L(1))]ClO4 (), [Ni(L(2))]ClO4(), [Ni(SCN)3(CH3OH)(aminoethylpiperazineH)] (), and [Ni(DMSO)4(aminoethylpiperazineH)](ClO4)3()have been synthesized from two Schiff base ligands [L(1) = 1-phenyl-3-((2-(piperidin-4-yl)ethyl)imino)but-1-en-1-ol and L(2) = 4-((2-(piperazin-1-yl)ethyl)imino)pent-2-en-2-ol] by exploiting the flexibility of the piperazinyl moiety. Structural analysis reveals that and are square planar complexes with piperazine rings in boat conformations whereas hydrolysis of Schiff bases (L(1) and L(2)) occurs during formation of octahedral complexes ( and ) with piperazine rings in chair conformations. Screening tests were conducted to quantify the binding ability of complexes (, and ) towards DNA, BSA and HSA and it was found that square planar complexes ( and ) showed more effective binding properties over octahedral complex (). Furthermore, enzyme kinetic studies reflect that square planar complexes ( and ) are also effective in mimicking catecholase like activities over octahedral complex (). Among all the complexes, was found to be the most promising molecule among the series due to its large binding affinity towards different bio-macromolecules and higher T.O.N in the catechol oxidation reaction. PMID:25531802

  1. Structure elucidation of phototransformation products of unapproved analogs of the erectile dysfunction drug sildenafil in artificial freshwater with UPLC-Q Exactive-MS.

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    Aceña, Jaume; Pérez, Sandra; Gardinali, Piero; Abad, José Luis; Eichhorn, Peter; Heuett, Nubia; Barceló, Damià

    2014-12-01

    In this study, four unapproved analogues of Sildenafil (SDF) were photodegraded under synthetic sunlight in artificial freshwater. Homosildenafil (H-SDF), hydroxyhomo-sildenafil (HH-SDF), norneosildenafil (NR-SDF) and thiosildenafil (T-SDF) were selected because they are frequently detected as adulterants in natural herbal products. Using UPLC-Orbitrap (Q Exactive)-MS, six photoproducts common to H-SDF, HH-SDF and T-SDF and nine unique transformation products of different molecular weights were identified based on their high-resolution (+)ESI product ion spectra. Mass spectral analysis of deuterated H-SDF, labeled on the N-ethyl group, allowed to gain mechanistic insight into the fragmentation pathway of the substituted piperazine ring and to support the postulated photoproduct structures. The mass spectral fragmentation confirmed the stepwise destruction of the piperazine ring eventually producing a sulfonic acid derivative (C17 H20 N4 O5 S: 392.1151?Da). In contrast, the photodegradation of NR-SDF, which lacks a piperazine ring in its structure, formed only two prominent photoproducts originating from N,N-dealkylation of the sulfonamide followed by hydrolysis. The current work constitutes the first study on the photodegradation of analogs of erectile dysfunction drugs and the first detection of two transformation products (m/z 449 and 489) in environmental samples. PMID:25476946

  2. Targeting tumor hypoxia with 2-nitroimidazole-indocyanine green dye conjugates

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    Xu, Yan; Zanganeh, Saeid; Mohammad, Innus; Aguirre, Andres; Wang, Tianheng; Yang, Yi; Kuhn, Liisa; Smith, Michael B.; Zhu, Quing

    2013-01-01

    Abstract. Tumor hypoxia is a major indicator of treatment resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs, and fluorescence optical tomography has tremendous potential to provide clinically useful, functional information by identifying tumor hypoxia. The synthesis of a 2-nitroimidazole-indocyanine green conjugate using a piperazine linker (piperazine-2-nitroimidazole-ICG) capable of robust fluorescent imaging of tumor hypoxia is described. In vivo mouse tumor imaging studies were completed and demonstrate an improved imaging capability of the new dye relative to an earlier version of the dye that was synthesized with an ethanolamine linker (ethanolamine-2-nitroimidazole-ICG). Mouse tumors located at imaging depths of 1.5 and 2.0 cm in a turbid medium were imaged at various time points after intravenous injection of the dyes. On average, the reconstructed maximum fluorescence concentration of the tumors injected with piperazine-2-nitroimidazole-ICG was twofold higher than that injected with ethanolamine-2-nitroimidazole-ICG within 3 h postinjection period and 1.6 to 1.7 times higher beyond 3 h postinjection. The untargeted bis-carboxylic acid ICG completely washed out after 3 h postinjection. Thus, the optimal window to assess tumor hypoxia is beyond 3 h postinjection. These findings were supported with fluorescence images of histological sections of tumor samples and an immunohistochemistry technique for identifying tumor hypoxia. PMID:23764695

  3. [Experimental study on CO2 absorption by aqueous ammonia-based blended absorbent].

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    Xia, Zhi-Xiang; Xiang, Qun-Yang; Zhou, Xu-Ping; Fang, Meng-Xiang

    2014-07-01

    A crucial problem for the promising absorbent aqueous ammonia (NH3) is the low CO2 absorption rate. The mass transfer coefficient (K(G)) of CO2 in aqueous NH3-based absorbents on a wetted wall column facility was investigated. Monoethanolamine (MEA), piperazine (PZ), 1-methyl piperazine (1-MPZ) and 2-methyl piperazine (2-MPZ) were introduced into NH3 solutions as additives, all of which significantly increased the mass transfer coefficient of CO2 in the solutions. With CO2 loading of 0, 0.1, 0.3, 0.5 mol x mol(-1), K(G) of 3 mol x L(-1) NH3 + 0.3 mol x L(-1) PZ blended solution increased by 2, 2.2, 2.2, and 1.9 fold as compared to that of 3 mol x L(-1) NH3. Typically, PZ, the additive with best performance, was chosen for further study. The effects of temperature and PZ concentration on CO2 absorption in PZ solution and the blended NH3/PZ solution. The calculated pseudo first order rate constant [42.7 m3 x (mol x s)(-1)] was analyzed to further elucidate the reaction mechanism in the blended NH3/PZ solution. PMID:25244831

  4. Heat of Dissolution Measurements for CO2 in Mixed Alkanolamine Solvents

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    Vinayak Kabadi

    2007-03-17

    The main objective of this research was to measure heat of dissolution of CO{sub 2} in carefully mixed alkanolamine solvent systems, and provide such directly measured data that might be used for efficient design of CO{sub 2} capture process, and for better understanding of the thermodynamics of CO{sub 2}-Alkanolamine systems. An experimental set-up has been designed using the Isothermal Micro Calorimeter for measuring the solubilities and enthalpies of CO{sub 2} in mixed solvents made of MEA, MDEA, PZ, KF and water. All the measurements were done at temperatures 15, 40, and 75 C by maintaining a constant pressure of 100 psig. A detailed study has been done on the variation of solubilities and enthalpies over a wide range of temperatures, pressures and concentrations, by extracting the information from the literature.

  5. Homoleptic gallium(III) and indium(III) aminoalkoxides as precursors for sol-gel routes to metal oxide nanomaterials.

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    Mishra, Shashank; Daniele, Stéphane; Petit, Sarah; Jeanneau, Erwann; Rolland, Marc

    2009-04-14

    New homoleptic aminoalkoxides of gallium(III) and indium(III) of the types M4{(OC2H4)2NMe}6 [M = Ga (1), In (2)] and [Ga{(OC2H4)3N}]n (3), as well as a previously described Ga2(OC2H4NMe2)6 (A) have been prepared by isopropoxo(chloro)-aminoalkoxo exchange reactions and characterised by elemental analyses, FT-IR and 1H NMR spectroscopy. Formation of a star-shaped Ga[Ga{mu-eta3:eta1-(OC2H4)2NMe}2]3 (1.4CHCl3) and a zigzag linear In4{mu-eta3:eta1-(OC2H4)2NMe}6 (2.6CHCl3), as revealed by X-ray single crystal structures, reflects the structural diversity among N-methyldiethanolaminate derivatives. Their hydrolyses in boiling water, either in presence or absence of tetraalkylamonium bromide, have been studied and, for gallium derivatives, compared with similar hydrolytic reactions of Ga(OiPr)3. The hydrolysed products were studied by FT-IR, TG-DTA and XRD techniques. For gallium derivatives, transition from orthorhombic Ga(O)OH phase of as-prepared powder to phase pure rhombohedral- and monoclinic-Ga2O3 occurred at about 500 degrees C and 700 degrees C, respectively, whereas cubic In(OH)3 phase of as-prepared powder of 2 was converted to cubic In2O3 at 250 degrees C. Partial hydrolyses were also performed and evolution of the particle size in solution was recorded by light scattering measurements. Various sol-gel processing parameters such as concentration and hydrolysis ratio (h) were studied in order to stabilise nano-sized colloidal suspensions for access to thin films by spin coating. The N-methyldiethanolamine derivatives 1 and 2 were found to be the most suitable candidates for sol-gel processing. The transparent Ga2O3 and In2O3 films obtained on glass or Si wafers from spin-coating of 1 and 2, respectively, were characterised by SEM, EDX and XRD. PMID:19319402

  6. Analysis of Ethanolamines: Validation of Semi-Volatile Analysis by HPLC-MS/MS by EPA Method MS888

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    Owens, J; Vu, A; Koester, C

    2008-10-08

    The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 5 Chicago Regional Laboratory (CRL) developed a method titled 'Analysis of Diethanolamine, Triethanolamine, n-Methyldiethanolamine, and n-Ethyldiethanolamine in Water by Single Reaction Monitoring Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS): EPA Method MS888'. This draft standard operating procedure (SOP) was distributed to multiple EPA laboratories and to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, which was tasked to serve as a reference laboratory for EPA's Environmental Reference Laboratory Network (ERLN) and to develop and validate analytical procedures. The primary objective of this study was to validate and verify the analytical procedures described in 'EPA Method MS888' for analysis of the listed ethanolamines in aqueous samples. The gathered data from this validation study will be used to: (1) demonstrate analytical method performance; (2) generate quality control acceptance criteria; and (3) revise the SOP to provide a validated method that would be available for use during a homeland security event. The data contained in this report will be compiled, by EPA CRL, with data generated by other EPA Regional laboratories so that performance metrics of 'EPA Method MS888' can be determined.

  7. Photocatalytic dechlorination of PCB 138 using leuco-methylene blue and visible light; reaction conditions and mechanisms.

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    Izadifard, Maryam; Langford, Cooper H; Achari, Gopal

    2010-09-15

    A study of dechlorination of PCB 138, under visible light employing methylene blue (MB) and triethylamine (TEA) in acetonitrile/water has been conducted to investigate the details of the mechanism of dechlorination and to determine the efficiency of the process for this representative congener. Two other amines, N-methyldiethanolamine (MEDA) and (triethanolamine) TEOA also replaced TEA and two other solvents, methanol and ethanol replacing acetonitrile were examined for effects on reaction rates. The results show that PCB 138 can be dechlorinated efficiently in this photocatalytic reaction. Clarifying ambiguities in several previous reports, the reduced form of MB, leuco-methylene blue (LMB) was identified as responsible for the photoreaction with its excited state transferring an electron to PCBs; oxidized LMB (i.e. MB) is reduced back to LMB by the excess amine present. The reaction depends on a cycle driven by the amine as a sacrificial electron donor. MEDA proved to be the most efficient electron donor; apparently in consequence of the most favourable steady state concentration of LMB. Methanol and ethanol may be used to replace acetonitrile with little change in the efficiency of the reaction. PMID:20542375

  8. Controlled release of protein from biodegradable multi-sensitive injectable poly(ether-urethane) hydrogel.

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    Li, Xiaomeng; Wang, Yangyun; Chen, Jiaming; Wang, Yinong; Ma, Jianbiao; Wu, Guolin

    2014-03-12

    The synthesis and characterization of multi-sensitive polymers for use as injectable hydrogels for controlled protein/drug delivery is reported. A series of biodegradable multi-sensitive poly(ether-urethane)s were prepared through a simple one-pot condensation of poly(ethylene glycol), 2,2'-dithiodiethanol, N-methyldiethanolamine, and hexamethylene diisocyanate. The sol-gel phase transition behaviors of the obtained copolymers were investigated. Experimental results showed that the aqueous medium comprising the multi-segment copolymers underwent a sol-to-gel phase transition with increasing temperature and pH. At a certain concentration, the copolymer solution could immediately change to a gel under physiological conditions (37 °C and pH 7.4), indicating their suitability as in situ injectable hydrogels in vivo. Insulin was used as a model protein drug for evaluation of the injectable hydrogels as a site-specific drug delivery system. The controlled release of insulin from the hydrogel devices was demonstrated by degradation of the copolymer, which is modulated via the 2,2'-dithiodiethanol content in the poly(ether-urethane)s. These hydrogels having multi-responsive properties may prove to be promising candidates for injectable and controllable protein drug delivery devices. PMID:24460175

  9. Exquisite 1D Assemblies Arising from Rationally Designed Asymmetric Donor-Acceptor Architectures Exhibiting Aggregation-Induced Emission as a Function of Auxiliary Acceptor Strength.

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    Singh, Roop Shikha; Mukhopadhyay, Sujay; Biswas, Arnab; Pandey, Daya Shankar

    2016-01-11

    One-dimensional nanostructures with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) properties have been fabricated to keep the pace with growing demand from optoelectronics applications. The compounds 2-[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)benzylidene]malononitrile (PM1), 2-{4-[4-(pyridin-2-yl)piperazin-1-yl]-benzylidene}malononitrile (PM2), and 2-{4-[4-(pyrimidin-2-yl)piperazin-1-yl]benzylidene}malononitrile (PM3) have been designed and synthesized by melding piperazine and dicyanovinylene to investigate AIE in an asymmetric donor-acceptor (D-A) construct of A'-D-?-A- topology. The synthetic route has been simplified by using phenylpiperazine as a weak donor (D), dicyanovinylene as an acceptor (A), and pyridyl/pyrimidyl groups (PM2/PM3) as auxiliary acceptors (A'). It has been established that A' plays a vital role in triggering AIE in these compounds because the same D-A construct led to aggregation-caused quenching upon replacing A' with an electron-donating ethyl group (PM1). Moreover, the effect of restricted intramolecular rotation and twisted intramolecular charge transfer on the mechanism of AIE has also been investigated. Furthermore, it has been clearly shown that the optical disparities of these A'-D-?-A architectures are a direct consequence of comparative A' strength. Single-crystal X-ray analyses provided justification for role of intermolecular interactions in aggregate morphology. Electrochemical and theoretical studies affirmed the effect of the A' strength on the overall properties of the A'-D-?-A system. PMID:26615814

  10. Prevalence and co-existence of active components of 'legal highs'.

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    Zuba, Dariusz; Byrska, Bogumi?a

    2013-06-01

    The results of a study performed on samples of 'legal highs' seized in head shops by law enforcement and health services in Poland between mid-2008 and mid-2011 are presented. In total, 449 preparations which differed in labelling, net masses, forms of distribution, etc., were analyzed. A variety of sophisticated analytical methods, including gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), liquid chromatography-quadropole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (LC-QTOF-MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) were applied for component identification and quantification. The most common ingredients of legal highs were (in descending order): MPDV, caffeine, butylone, TFMPP, lidocaine, 4-MEC, mephedrone, pFPP, BZP, and MDPBP. The scatter of substances changed over time, and piperazines were often ousted by cathinones. Most of the preparations were composed of two or more ingredients. Cathinones and piperazines were mixed mainly within the chemical classes (77.6% and 56.1% of dual links, respectively), caffeine was mixed both with piperazines (24 products) and cathinones (22 products), whereas lidocaine only with the latter class (47 products). A great inconsistency in the qualitative and quantitative composition of products with identical labelling was shown in an example of Coco products seized after August 2010; we found 10 different single component or mixture preparations, and the content of individual ingredients varied from several to hundreds of mgs. This paper summarizes potential dangers connected with the uncontrolled sale of psychoactive substances, and indicates important issues concerning the analysis of legal highs. PMID:22549997

  11. Behavioral approach to nondyskinetic dopamine antagonists: identification of seroquel.

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    Warawa, E J; Migler, B M; Ohnmacht, C J; Needles, A L; Gatos, G C; McLaren, F M; Nelson, C L; Kirkland, K M

    2001-02-01

    A great need exists for antipsychotic drugs which will not induce extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) and tardive dyskinesias (TDs). These side effects are deemed to be a consequence of nonselective blockade of nigrostriatal and mesolimbic dopamine D2 receptors. Nondyskinetic clozapine (1) is a low-potency D2 dopamine receptor antagonist which appears to act selectively in the mesolimbic area. In this work dopamine antagonism was assessed in two mouse behavioral assays: antagonism of apomorphine-induced climbing and antagonism of apomorphine-induced disruption of swimming. The potential for the liability of dyskinesias was determined in haloperidol-sensitized Cebus monkeys. Initial examination of a few close cogeners of 1 enhanced confidence in the Cebus model as a predictor of dyskinetic potential. Considering dibenzazepines, 2 was not dyskinetic whereas 2a was dyskinetic. Among dibenzodiazepines, 1 did not induce dyskinesias whereas its N-2-(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethyl analogue 3 was dyskinetic. The emergence of such distinctions presented an opportunity. Thus, aromatic and N-substituted analogues of 6-(piperazin-1-yl)-11H-dibenz[b,e]azepines and 11-(piperazin-1-yl)dibenzo[b,f][1,4]thiazepines and -oxazepines were prepared and evaluated. 11-(4-[2-(2-Hydroxyethoxy)ethyl]piperazin-1-yl)dibenzo[b,f][1,4]thiazepine (23) was found to be an apomorphine antagonist comparable to clozapine. It was essentially nondyskinetic in the Cebus model. With 23 as a platform, a number of N-substituted analogues were found to be good apomorphine antagonists but all were dyskinetic. PMID:11462978

  12. Diffusion of water in nanoporous NF polyamide membrane

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    Sharma, V. K.; Singh, P. S.; Gautam, S.; Mitra, S.; Mukhopadhyay, R.

    2009-08-01

    Diffusion of water sorbed in a nanofiltration (NF) polyamide membrane as studied by quasielastic neutron scattering (QENS) is reported here. The trimesoyl chloride-piperazine based NF membrane was synthesized by interfacial polymerization technique and was characterized by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy (PALS) and SEM techniques. PALS data shows that the membrane has an average pore size ˜4.6 Å. QENS data from water sorbed NF membrane show that the diffusion in the sorbed water occurs through jump diffusion with the jump lengths distributed randomly. Translational diffusion coefficient obtained for water sorbed in the NF membrane is found to be smaller than that of bulk water.

  13. Rapid method for isolating targeted organic chemicals from biological matrices

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    Caton, J.E.; Griest, W.H.; Watson, A.P.; Buchanan, M.V. ); Hazen, K.H. )

    1994-01-01

    The initial development is reported for a novel countercurrent filtration/dialysis and solid phase extractant system for the rapid isolation of low molecular weight target compounds from biological media. Except for piperazine (a highly water-soluble drug), recoveries of 50 - 95% were achieved for chemical warfare agent simulants and anthelmintic drugs extracted from meat, grain, or milk. The results suggest the potential for broad applications to complex samples such as environmental media and physiological specimens which traditionally require extensive fractionation prior to analysis.

  14. Evaluation of Anthelmintic Activity of Pistia stratiotes Linn.

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    Kumar, H K Sundeep; Bose, Anindya; Raut, Arundhuti; Sahu, Sujit Kumar; Raju, M B V

    2010-03-01

    The ethanolic extract of the plant Pistia stratiotes (Araceae) was investigated for activity against Indian earthworms Pheretima posthuma and nematode Ascardi galli. Various concentrations (10, 20, 50 mg/ml) of ethanolic extract were tested, which involved determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. It was compared with Piperazine citrate (15 mg/ml) and Albendazole (20 mg/ml) as standard reference and normal saline as control. The study indicated the potential usefulness of Pistia stratiotes against earthworm infections. PMID:24825974

  15. Determination of anthelmintic activity of the leaf and bark extract of tamarindus indica linn.

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    Das, S S; Dey, Monalisha; Ghosh, A K

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the anthelmintic activity of ethanolic and aqueous extract of leaves and bark of Tamarindus indica Linn using Pheretima posthuma and Tubifex tubifex as test worms. The time of paralysis and time of death were studied and the activity was compared with piperazine citrate as reference standard. The alcohol and aqueous extract of bark of Tamarindus indica exhibited significant anthelmintic activity as evidenced by decreased paralyzing time and death time. The results thus support the use of Tamarindus indica as an anthelmintic agent. PMID:22131633

  16. In Vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Baliospermum montanum Muell. Arg roots.

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    Mali, R G; Wadekar, R R

    2008-01-01

    Alcohol and aqueous extracts from the roots of Baliospermum montanum Muell. Arg were investigated for their anthelmintic activity against Pheretima posthuma and Ascardia galli. Various concentrations (10-100 mg/ml) of each extract were tested in the bioassay, which involved determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. Both the extracts exhibited significant anthelmintic activity at highest concentration of 100 mg/ml. Piperazine citrate (10 mg/ml) was included as standard reference and distilled water as control. PMID:20390101

  17. A new diketopiperazine derivative from a deep sea-derived Streptomyces sp. SCSIO 04496.

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    Luo, Minghe; Tang, Guiling; Ju, Jianhua; Lu, Laichun; Huang, Hongbo

    2016-01-01

    A new diketopiperazine (DKP) derivative, (6R,3Z)-3-benzylidene-6-isobutyl-1-methyl piperazine-2,5-dione (1), as well as five known DKPs 2-6 was isolated from a deep sea-derived Streptomyces sp. SCSIO 04496. The structure of 1 was elucidated using a combination of 1D and 2D NMR, HR-ESI-MS and chiral-phase HPLC techniques. Compounds 1-6 did not show cytotoxic activity at a concentration of 100 ?M in bioactivity assay. PMID:26197797

  18. Determination of Anthelmintic Activity of the Leaf and Bark Extract of Tamarindus Indica Linn

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    Das, S. S.; Dey, Monalisha; Ghosh, A. K.

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to evaluate the anthelmintic activity of ethanolic and aqueous extract of leaves and bark of Tamarindus indica Linn using Pheretima posthuma and Tubifex tubifex as test worms. The time of paralysis and time of death were studied and the activity was compared with piperazine citrate as reference standard. The alcohol and aqueous extract of bark of Tamarindus indica exhibited significant anthelmintic activity as evidenced by decreased paralyzing time and death time. The results thus support the use of Tamarindus indica as an anthelmintic agent. PMID:22131633

  19. Clinical trials with the new antitussive levodropropizine in adult bronchitic patients.

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    Allegra, L; Bossi, R

    1988-08-01

    The results of 6 clinical trials involving a total of 174 patients are reported. Levodropropizine (S(-)-3-(4-phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-propane-1,2-diol, DF 526) was compared in double-blind manner with placebo, morclofone and cloperastine. The antitussive activity and therapeutic efficacy of the drug were shown to be greater than those of placebo and morclofone and similar to those of cloperastine. Levodropropizine was effective in about 80% of patients; in responders, cough frequency was reduced by an average of 33-51%. Levodropropizine was generally well tolerated and mild side-effects were reported for only 3% of patients. PMID:3058135

  20. Antitussive properties of levodropropizine.

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    Malandrino, S; Melillo, G; Bestetti, A; Borsa, M; Giuliani, P; Tonon, G C

    1988-08-01

    The antitussive activity of levodropropizine (S(-)-3-(4-phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-propane-1,2-diol, DF 526), was evaluated in anaesthetized guinea-pigs and rabbits and in unanaesthetized guinea-pigs. Levodropropizine was shown to have good antitussive activity. Intravenously, it was 1/10 to 1/20 as active as codeine and comparable to dropropizine, from which it is derived, on mechanically and electrically induced coughing in rabbits and guinea-pigs. After oral administration to the guinea-pig the antitussive activity of levodropropizine was comparable with those of both dropropizine and codeine against coughing induced by irritant aerosols. PMID:3196407

  1. In Vitro Anthelmintic Activity of Baliospermum montanum Muell. Arg roots

    PubMed Central

    Mali, R. G.; Wadekar, R. R.

    2008-01-01

    Alcohol and aqueous extracts from the roots of Baliospermum montanum Muell. Arg were investigated for their anthelmintic activity against Pheretima posthuma and Ascardia galli. Various concentrations (10-100 mg/ml) of each extract were tested in the bioassay, which involved determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worms. Both the extracts exhibited significant anthelmintic activity at highest concentration of 100 mg/ml. Piperazine citrate (10 mg/ml) was included as standard reference and distilled water as control. PMID:20390101

  2. A ferroelectric olefin-copper(I) organometallic polymer with flexible organic ligand (R)-MbVBP

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    Wang, Guo-Xi; Xing, Zheng; Chen, Li-Zhuang; Han, Guang-Fan

    2015-07-01

    Hydrothermal treatment of (R)-2-methyl-1,4-bis(4-vinylbenzyl)piperazine [(R)-MbVBP] and CuCl afforded a novel olefin-copper(I) coordination compound. Introducing the flexible ligand (R)-MbVBP allowed the olefin-copper(I) organometallic compound to crystallize in a polar point group P21. The compound was ferroelectric, and its electric hysteresis loop showed a remnant polarization (Pr) of 0.13-0.32 ?C cm-2 and a coercive field (Ec) of 3.5-11 kV cm-1.

  3. CO2 CAPTURE BY ABSORPTION WITH POTASSIUM CARBONATE

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    Gary T. Rochelle; Eric Chen; J. Tim Cullinane; Marcus Hilliard; Terraun Jones

    2003-04-01

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. A rigorous thermodynamic model has been developed with a stand-alone FORTRAN code to represent the CO{sub 2} vapor pressure and speciation of the new solvent. Parameters have been developed for use of the electrolyte NRTL model in AspenPlus. Analytical methods have been developed using gas chromatography and ion chromatography. The heat exchangers for the pilot plant have been ordered.

  4. CO2 CAPTURE BY ABSORPTION WITH POTASSIUM CARBONATE

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    Gary T. Rochelle; A. Frank Seibert

    2002-10-01

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. Progress has been made in this reporting period on three subtasks. A simple thermodynamic model has been developed to represent the CO{sub 2} vapor pressure and speciation of the new solvent. A rate model has been formulated to predict the CO{sub 2} flux with these solutions under absorber conditions. A process and instrumentation diagram and process flow diagram have been prepared for modifications of the existing pilot plant system.

  5. Synthesis and structure-activity relationship of dihydrobenzofuran derivatives as novel human GPR119 agonists.

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    Ye, Xiang-Yang; Morales, Christian L; Wang, Ying; Rossi, Karen A; Malmstrom, Sarah E; Abousleiman, Mojgan; Sereda, Larisa; Apedo, Atsu; Robl, Jeffrey A; Miller, Keith J; Krupinski, John; Wacker, Dean A

    2014-06-01

    Through appropriate medicinal chemistry design tactics and computer-assisted conformational modeling, the initial lead A was evolved into a series of dihydrobenzofuran derivatives 3 as potent GPR119 agonists. This Letter describes the optimization of general structure 3, including the substituent(s) on dihydrobenzofuran, the R(1) attachment on right-hand piperidine nitrogen, and the left-hand piperidine/piperazine and its attachment R(2). The efforts led to the identification of compounds 13c and 24 as potent human GPR119 modulators with favorable metabolic stability, ion channel activity, and PXR profiles. PMID:24755425

  6. Certain Metal Ions are Inhibitors of Cytochrome b (6) f Complex 'Rieske' Iron-Sulfur Protein Domain Movements

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    Roberts, Arthur G.; Bowman, Michael K.; Kramer, David M.

    2002-03-26

    1Abbreviations: cyt, cytochrome; cyt bL, low potential b cytochrome; cyt bH, high potential b cytochrome; DBMIB, 2,5-dibromo-3-methyl-6-isopropylbenzoquinone; DMSO, dimethylsulfoxide; DNP-INT, 2'-iodo-6-isopropyl-3-methyl-2',4,4'-trinitrodiphenylether; EPR, electron paramagnetic resonance; HEPES, n-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine-n'-(2-ethanesulfonic acid); NQNO, 2-nonyl-4-hydroxyquinoline n-oxide; ISP, iron-sulfur protein; MOA, E-b-methoxyacrylate; pmf, proton motive force; PC, plastocyanin; PQ, plastoquinone; PQH2, plastoquinol; PS, photosystem; Qi, quinol reductase; Qo, quinol oxidase; UHDBT, 5-n-undecyl-6-hydroxy-4,7-dioxobenzothiazole.

  7. Evaluation of phenylpiperazines as targeting agents for neuroblastoma.

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    Babich, J. W.; Graham, W. A.; Fischman, A. J.

    1996-01-01

    The potential of radiolabelled phenylpiperazines as agents for the detection and therapy of tumours of neural crest origin was evaluated by in vitro pharmacological studies with human neuroblastoma cell lines [SK-N-SH and SK-N-BE(2C)], and in vivo by biodistribution measurements. The ability of phenylpiperazines: 4-phenyl-piperazine (PP), 1-carboxamidino-4-phenyl-piperazine (CAPP), [4-(3-chlorophenyl)-piperazine (mCPP), 4-(3-trifluoro methyl phenyl)-piperazine (TFMPP), and (1,1-dimethyl-4-phenyl)-piperazinium hydrochloride (DMPP) and chlorophenyl hydroxypiperidine [CP(OH)P], to inhibit MIBG uptake by neuroblastoma cells was determined by incubation with [125I]MIBG (0.1 microM) for 2 h in the presence of varying concentrations (10(-8)-10(-3) M) of ligand. For measuring uptake, cells were incubated with [125I]IPP (0.1 microM) and cell-associated radioactivity was measured at various times. Retention was studied by incubating cells in the presence of [125I]IPP (0.1 microM) for 2 h, followed by replacement with drug-free medium and determination of cell-bound radioactivity. Selectivity of [125I]IPP uptake was studied by inhibition studies with MIBG, DMI, 5HT and phenylpiperazines. The biodistribution of [125I]IPP was measured in normal rats at 0.083, 0.5, 1, 2 and 24 h (six animals per group). The IC50S (microM) for inhibition of [125I]MIBG uptake were: PP, 1.5; CPP, 2.5; CAPP, 2.5; DMPP, 5; CP(OH)P, 30 and TFMPP, 65. The rate of cellular uptake of [125I]IPP was greatest between 0 and 60 min and decreased after 60 min, similar to MIBG. After an initial rapid washout of approximately 50% of the radioactivity, retention remained constant for 3 h. The IC50S (microM) for inhibition of [125I]IPP uptake were: MIBG, 18-25; DMI, 0.6-1.5; 5HT, > 100; IPP, 1.8-2.5; CPP, 7.0-9.0 and TFMPP, > or = 20. The in vivo studies demonstrated a pattern of distribution similar to MIBG. The results demonstrate that phenylpiperazines display significant affinity for neuroblastoma with uptake and retention characteristics similar to MIBG. PMID:8826858

  8. Diamidines versus Monoamidines as Anti-Pneumocystis Agents: An in vivo Study

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    Stanicki, Dimitri; Pottier, Muriel; Gantois, Nausicaa; Pinçon, Claire; Forge, Delphine; Mahieu, Isabelle; Boutry, Sébastien; Vanden Eynde, Jean Jacques; Martinez, Anna; Dei-Cas, Eduardo; Aliouat, El-Moukhtar

    2013-01-01

    Some compounds articulated around a piperazine or an ethylenediamine linker have been evaluated in vitro to determine their activity in the presence of a 3T6 fibroblast cell line and an axenic culture of Pneumocystis carinii, respectively. The most efficient antifungal derivatives, namely N,N?-bis(benzamidine-4-yl)ethane-1,2-diamine (compound 6, a diamidine) and N-(benzamidine-4-yl)-N?-phenylethane-1,2-diamine (compound 7, a monoamidine), exhibited no cytotoxicity and were evaluated in vivo in a rat model. Only the diamidine 6 emerged as a promising hit for further studies. PMID:24276317

  9. Heptazine-Based Porous Framework for Selective CO2 Sorption and Organocatalytic Performances.

    PubMed

    Dang, Qin-Qin; Zhan, Yu-Fen; Wang, Xiao-Min; Zhang, Xian-Ming

    2015-12-30

    A new heptazine-based polymer network (Cy-pip) with highly rich nitrogen sites has been synthesized via catalyst-free direct coupling of cyameluric chloride (Cy) and piperazine (Pip). Cy-pip exhibits large CO2 uptake capacity (103.4 mg/g, 9.4 wt %, 1 bar/273 K) with high selectivity (117) toward CO2 over N2. Furthermore, this framework with high Lewis basic nitrogen sites has also been exploited as heterogeneous catalyst for Knoevenagel reaction of aromatic and heterocyclic aldehydes with active methylene compounds. Moreover, the catalyst can recycle up to four times with only a minor loss of activity. PMID:26641732

  10. Anti-inflammatory action of sulfoaryl 3,3-disubstituted triazenes in rat experimental edema models.

    PubMed

    Kazemekaite, M; Talaikyte, Z; Udrenaite, E; Labanauskas, L; Staniulyte, Z; Palaima, A

    2003-10-01

    The acute toxicity and anti-inflammatory activity of eleven potassium salts of sulfobenzene and sulfonaphthalene 3,3-disubstituted triazenes have been examined in rats with carrageenin- and bentonite-induced edema using a 50 mg/kg p.o. dose. All compounds were found to exhibit anti-inflammatory activity significantly exceeding that of acetylsalicylic acid and ibuprofen, and were less toxic than these reference drugs. The most pronounced anti-inflammatory activity was shown by the potassium salt of 4-(piperazin-1-ylazo)benzenesulfonic acid. PMID:14609286

  11. Bench-Scale Development of a Hybrid Membrane-Absorption CO{sub 2} Capture Process: Preliminary Cost Assessment

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    Freeman, Brice; Kniep, Jay; Pingjiao, Hao; Baker, Richard; Rochelle, Gary; Chen, Eric; Frailie, Peter; Ding, Junyuan; Zhang, Yue

    2014-03-31

    This report describes a study of capture costs for a hybrid membrane-absorption capture system based on Membrane Technology and Research, Inc. (MTR)’s low-pressure membrane contactors and the University of Texas at Austin’s 5 m piperazine (PZ) Advanced Flash Stripper (AFS; 5 m PZ AFS) based CO2 capture system. The report is submitted for NETL review, and may be superseded by a final topical report on this topic that will be submitted to satisfy the Task 2 report requirement of the current project (DE-FE0013118).

  12. Sweat testing in opioid users with a sweat patch.

    PubMed

    Kintz, P; Tracqui, A; Mangin, P; Edel, Y

    1996-10-01

    For many years, toxicologists have detected the presence of drugs of abuse in biological materials using blood or urine. In recent years, remarkable advances in sensitive analytical techniques have enabled the analysis of drugs in unconventional samples such as sweat. In a study conducted in a detoxification center, sweat patches were applied to 20 known heroin abusers. Subjects wore the patch with minimal discomfort for five days. During the same period, two urine specimens were also collected. Target drugs analyzed either by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) or liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) included opiates (heroin, 6-monoacetylmorphine, morphine, codeine), cocaine (cocaine, benzoylecgonine, ecgonine methyl ester), delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol, benzodiazepines (nordiazepam, oxazepam), amphetamines (amphetamine, methamphetamine, methylenedioxyamphetamine [MDA], methylenedioxymethamphetamine [MDMA], methylenedioxyethylamphetamine [MDEA]), and buprenorphine. Patches were positive for opiates in 12 cases. Heroin (37-175 ng/patch) and/or 6-acetylmorphine (60-2386 ng/patch) were identified in eight cases, and codeine exposure (67-4018 ng/patch) was determined in four cases. When detected, heroin was always present in lower concentrations than 6-acetylmorphine, which was the major analyte found in sweat. Cocaine (324 ng/patch) and metabolites were found in only one case. delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (4-38 ng/patch) was identified in nine cases. Benzodiazepine concentrations were very low, ranging from 2 to 44 and from 2 to 15 ng/patch for nordiazepam and oxazepam, respectively. MDEA (121 ng/patch) and its metabolite, MDA (22 ng/patch), were detected in one case. Buprenorphine, which was administered as therapy under close medical supervision, was detected in the range 1.3-153.2 ng/patch with no apparent relationship between the daily dose and amount excreted in sweat. All the urine tests were consistent with the sweat findings, but to identify the same drugs it was necessary to test two urine specimens along with only one sweat specimen. It was concluded that sweat testing appears to offer the advantage of being a relatively noninvasive means of obtaining a cumulative estimate of drug exposure over the period of a week. This new technology may find useful applications in the treatment and monitoring of substance abusers, as the patch provides a long-term continuous monitor of drug exposure or noncompliance. PMID:8889674

  13. Designer psychostimulants: pharmacology and differences.

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    Iversen, Leslie; White, Michael; Treble, Ric

    2014-12-01

    More than 200 novel psychoactive drugs have been reported in Europe, with 73 added in 2012 and additional compounds encountered every week in 2013. Many of these are "designer psychostimulants" which aim to mimic the subjective effects of amphetamines, cocaine or 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (MDMA; "Ecstasy"). Several drugs are based on the beta-ketoamphetamine cathinone chemical structure, others include aminoindanes, aminotetralins, piperazines, amphetamine analogues and pipradrol derivatives. Although a detailed analysis of the pharmacology of these novel drugs is largely lacking, a number of scientific studies have been reported in 2011-2013 and these are reviewed. All of the novel psychostimulants activate monoamine systems in the brain - with differing dopamine (DA) v serotonin (5-HT) preferences. Those activating principally DA systems are amphetamine-like stimulants, such as naphyrone, desoxypipradrol, 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), and benzylpiperazine while those preferentially activating 5-HT mechanisms are MDMA-like or cocaine-like stimulants, such as mephedrone, methylone and other substituted cathinones, aminoindanes, aminotetralins and piperazines. The ability of mephedrone and other novel psychostimulants to substitute for methylamphetamine or cocaine in drug discrimination tests in rats, and the ability of mephedrone to induce conditioned place preference and to sustain self-administration behaviour suggests that this and other cocaine/methylamphetamine-like drugs have dependence liability. This article is part of the Special Issue entitled 'CNS Stimulants'. PMID:24456744

  14. Chloroquine and chloroquinoline derivatives as models for the design of modulators of amyloid Peptide precursor metabolism.

    PubMed

    Melnyk, Patricia; Vingtdeux, Valérie; Burlet, Stéphane; Eddarkaoui, Sabiha; Grosjean, Marie-Eve; Larchanché, Paul-Emmanuel; Hochart, Guillaume; Sergheraert, Christian; Estrella, Cecilia; Barrier, Mathieu; Poix, Virginie; Plancq, Pauline; Lannoo, Cécile; Hamdane, Malika; Delacourte, André; Verwaerde, Philippe; Buée, Luc; Sergeant, Nicolas

    2015-04-15

    The amyloid precursor protein (APP) plays a central role in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Preventing deregulated APP processing by inhibiting amyloidogenic processing of carboxy-terminal fragments (APP-CTFs), and reducing the toxic effect of amyloid beta (A?) peptides remain an effective therapeutic strategy. We report the design of piperazine-containing compounds derived from chloroquine structure and evaluation of their effects on APP metabolism and ability to modulate the processing of APP-CTF and the production of A? peptide. Compounds which retained alkaline properties and high affinity for acidic cell compartments were the most effective. The present study demonstrates that (1) the amino side chain of chloroquine can be efficiently substituted by a bis(alkylamino)piperazine chain, (2) the quinoline nucleus can be replaced by a benzyl or a benzimidazole moiety, and (3) pharmacomodulation of the chemical structure allows the redirection of APP metabolism toward a decrease of A? peptide release, and increased stability of APP-CTFs and amyloid intracellular fragment. Moreover, the benzimidazole compound 29 increases APP-CTFs in vivo and shows promising activity by the oral route. Together, this family of compounds retains a lysosomotropic activity which inhibits lysosome-related A? production, and is likely to be beneficial for therapeutic applications in AD. PMID:25611616

  15. Synthesis and structure-activity relationships of 1-aralkyl-4-benzylpiperidine and 1-aralkyl-4-benzylpiperazine derivatives as potent sigma ligands.

    PubMed

    Costantino, Luca; Gandolfi, Francesca; Sorbi, Claudia; Franchini, Silvia; Prezzavento, Orazio; Vittorio, Franco; Ronsisvalle, Giuseppe; Leonardi, Amedeo; Poggesi, Elena; Brasili, Livio

    2005-01-13

    In the attempt to define more accurately structure-affinity relationships for sigma(1) and sigma(2) ligands, we synthesized and tested on sigma subtype receptors a series of aralkyl derivatives of 4-benzylpiperidine, in which the effect of modifications on the aralkyl moiety was studied in a systematic way. The affinity of the compounds here described varied to a great extent, with a sigma(2)/sigma(1) selectivity ranging from 0.1 to 9. Thus, to confirm the ability of the piperazine derivative to bind to sigma(1) receptors in a different way than piperidines, we synthesized and tested a series of piperazine compounds; the comparison of their affinity with that of the corresponding piperidines strongly supports the possibility of a different binding mode. While the compounds here described are on the whole selective for sigma vs serotonin 5-HT(1A) and dopamine D(2) receptors, 9aa, 9ba and 9ab possess a remarkable affinity for both sigma and 5-HT(1A) receptors, with K(i) in the nanomolar range, and are selective with respect to D(2) receptors. They displayed also a partial agonist profile in a human 5-HT(1A) [(35)S]GTP gamma S binding assay, suggesting their potential use as atypical antipsychotic agents. PMID:15634021

  16. Synthesis of mononuclear copper(II) complexes of acyclic Schiff's base ligands: Spectral, structural, electrochemical, antibacterial, DNA binding and cleavage activity

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    Jayamani, Arumugam; Thamilarasan, Vijayan; Sengottuvelan, Nallathambi; Manisankar, Paramasivam; Kang, Sung Kwon; Kim, Young-Inn; Ganesan, Vengatesan

    2014-03-01

    The mononuclear copper(II) complexes (1&2) of ligands L1 [N,N";-bis(2-hydroxy-5-methylbenzyl)-1,4-bis(3-iminopropyl)piperazine] or L2 [N,N";-bis(2-hydroxy-5-bromobenzyl)-1,4-bis(3-iminopropyl) piperazine] have been synthesized and characterised. The single crystal X-ray study had shown that ligands L1 and L2 crystallize in a monoclinic crystal system with P21/c space group. The mononuclear copper(II) complexes show one quasireversible cyclic voltammetric response near cathodic region (-0.77 to -0.85 V) in DMF assignable to the Cu(II)/Cu(I) couple. Binding interaction of the complexes with calf thymus DNA (CT DNA) investigated by absorption studies and fluorescence spectral studies show good binding affinity to CT DNA, which imply both the copper(II) complexes can strongly interact with DNA efficiently. The copper(II) complexes showed efficient oxidative cleavage of plasmid pBR322 DNA in the presence of 3-mercaptopropionic acid as reducing agent through a mechanistic pathway involving formation of singlet oxygen as the reactive species. The Schiff bases and their Cu(II) complexes have been screened for antibacterial activities which indicates that the complexes exhibited higher antimicrobial activity than the free ligands.

  17. Series of new ?-cyclodextrin-cored starlike carriers for gene delivery.

    PubMed

    Li, R Q; Niu, Y L; Zhao, N N; Yu, B R; Mao, C; Xu, F J

    2014-03-26

    The development of safe and effective ?-cyclodextrin (?-CD)-cored cationic star gene carriers has attracted considerable attention. In this work, a series of star-shaped hemocompatible CD-PGPP, CD-PGAEPP, and CD-PGAPP vectors composed of ?-CD cores and piperazine (PP)-, N-(aminoethyl)piperazine (AEPP)-, or N-(3-aminopropyl)-2-pyrrolidinone (APP)-functionalized poly(glycidyl methacrylate) arms were successfully proposed and compared for highly efficient gene delivery. Such star carriers possess plentiful secondary amine, tertiary amine, and nonionic hydroxyl groups. CD-PGPP, CD-PGAEPP, and CD-PGAPP were effective in condensing plasmid DNA into nanoparticles, whose sizes were 100-200 nm and positive ? potentials were 25-40 mV at nitrogen/phosphate (N/P) ratios of 10 and above. CD-PGPP, CD-PGAEPP, and CD-PGAPP showed significantly lower cytotoxicity than control poly(ethylenimine) (PEI; ?25 kDa). At most N/P ratios, CD-PGAPP exhibited better gene transfection performance than CD-PGPP and CD-PGAEPP particularly in HepG2 cells. More importantly, in comparison with PEI, all of the CD-PGPP, CD-PGAEPP, and CD-PGAPP vectors did not cause undesirable hemolysis. PMID:24579564

  18. Synthesis of ciprofloxacin-conjugated poly (L-lactic acid) polymer for nanofiber fabrication and antibacterial evaluation.

    PubMed

    Parwe, Sharad P; Chaudhari, Priti N; Mohite, Kavita K; Selukar, Balaji S; Nande, Smita S; Garnaik, Baijayantimala

    2014-01-01

    Ciprofloxacin was conjugated with polylactide (PLA) via the secondary amine group of the piperazine ring using PLA and 7-(4-(2-Chloroacetyl) piperazin-1-yl)-1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1, 4-dihydro-4-oxoquinoline-3-carboxylic acid. Zinc prolinate, a biocompatible catalyst was synthesized, characterized, and used in ring opening polymerization of L-lactide. Five different kinds of OH-terminated poly(L-lactide) (two-, three-, four-, six-arm, star-shaped) homopolymers were synthesized by ring opening polymerization of L-lactide in the presence of dodecanol, glycerol, pentaerythritol, dipentaerythritol as initiator and zinc prolinate as a catalyst. The structures of the polymers and conjugates were thoroughly characterized by means of gel permeation chromatography, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization - time of flight mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. PLA (molecular weight =100,000) and ciprofloxacin conjugated PLA were used for fabrication of nonwoven nanofiber mat (diameter ranges; 150-400 nm) having pore size (62-102 nm) using electrospinning. The microbiological assessment shows that the release of ciprofloxacin possesses antimicrobial activity. The drug-release behavior of the mat was studied to reveal potential application as a drug delivery system. The result shows that the ciprofloxacin release rates of the PLA conjugate nonwoven nanofiber mat could be controlled by the drug loading content and the release medium. The development of a biodegradable ciprofloxacin system, based on nonwoven nanofiber mat, should be of great interest in drug delivery systems. PMID:24741303

  19. An efficient mono-component polymeric intumescent flame retardant for polypropylene: preparation and application.

    PubMed

    Shao, Zhu-Bao; Deng, Cong; Tan, Yi; Chen, Ming-Jun; Chen, Li; Wang, Yu-Zhong

    2014-05-28

    We found in our previous study that ethylenediamine- or ethanolamine-modified ammonium polyphosphates could be used alone as an intumescent flame retardant for polypropylene (PP), but their flame-retardant efficiency was not very high. In this present work, a novel highly-efficient mono-component polymeric intumescent flame retardant, piperazine-modified ammonium polyphosphate (PA-APP) was prepared. The oxygen index value of PP containing 22 wt % of PA-APP reached 31.2%, which increased by 58.4% compared with that of PP with equal amount of APP, and the vertical burning test (UL-94) could pass V-0 rating. Cone calorimeter (CC) results indicated that PP/PA-APP composite exhibited superior performance compared with PP/APP composite. For PP containing 25 wt % of PA-APP, fire growth rate (FGR) and smoke production rate (SPR) peak were reduced by 86.4% and 78.2%, respectively, compared with PP blended with 25 wt % APP. The relevant flame-retardant mechanism of PA-APP was investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy etc. The P-N-C structure with the alicyclic amine was formed during the thermal decomposition of piperazine salt (-NH2(+)-O-P-), and the rich P-N-C structure facilitated the formation of stable char layer at the later stage, consequently improving the flame-retardant efficiency of APP. PMID:24742305

  20. Anti-trypanosomal activities and structural chemical properties of selected compound classes.

    PubMed

    Ponte-Sucre, Alicia; Bruhn, Heike; Schirmeister, Tanja; Cecil, Alexander; Albert, Christian R; Buechold, Christian; Tischer, Maximilian; Schlesinger, Susanne; Goebel, Tim; Fuß, Antje; Mathein, Daniela; Merget, Benjamin; Sotriffer, Christoph A; Stich, August; Krohne, Georg; Engstler, Markus; Bringmann, Gerhard; Holzgrabe, Ulrike

    2015-02-01

    Potent compounds do not necessarily make the best drugs in the market. Consequently, with the aim to describe tools that may be fundamental for refining the screening of candidates for animal and preclinical studies and further development, molecules of different structural classes synthesized within the frame of a broad screening platform were evaluated for their trypanocidal activities, cytotoxicities against murine macrophages J774.1 and selectivity indices, as well as for their ligand efficiencies and structural chemical properties. To advance into their modes of action, we also describe the morphological and ultrastructural changes exerted by selected members of each compound class on the parasite Trypanosoma brucei. Our data suggest that the potential organelles targeted are either the flagellar pocket (compound 77, N-Arylpyridinium salt; 15, amino acid derivative with piperazine moieties), the endoplasmic reticulum membrane systems (37, bisquaternary bisnaphthalimide; 77, N-Arylpyridinium salt; 68, piperidine derivative), or mitochondria and kinetoplasts (88, N-Arylpyridinium salt; 68, piperidine derivative). Amino acid derivatives with fumaric acid and piperazine moieties (4, 15) weakly inhibiting cysteine proteases seem to preferentially target acidic compartments. Our results suggest that ligand efficiency indices may be helpful to learn about the relationship between potency and chemical characteristics of the compounds. Interestingly, the correlations found between the physico-chemical parameters of the selected compounds and those of commercial molecules that target specific organelles indicate that our rationale might be helpful to drive compound design toward high activities and acceptable pharmacokinetic properties for all compound families. PMID:25416330

  1. The role of serotonin(2) receptors in mediating cocaine-induced convulsions.

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    O'Dell, L E; Kreifeldt, M J; George, F R; Ritz, M C

    2000-04-01

    Previous research in our laboratory suggests that serotonin (5-HT) neurotransmission mediates the expression of cocaine-induced convulsions. The role of 5-HT in mediating this toxic effect of cocaine appears to be due to activation of 5-HT(2) receptors, because cocaine-induced convulsions are blocked by the 5-HT(2) antagonists cinanserin, ketanserin, and pirenperone. The present study utilized a number of compounds that display a high affinity for 5-HT(2) receptors to further examine the role of these sites in mediating this toxic effect of cocaine. Cocaine-induced convulsions were observed following pretreatment with various doses of the following 5-HT(2) antagonists: mianserin, metergoline, MDL 11939, and methiothepin. In addition, 1-(2-methoxyphenyl)-4-[4-(2-phthalimido)butyl]piperazine (NAN 190) was tested to examine the influence of 5-HT(1) sites and the agonist compound 1-(3-triflurormethylphenyl)piperazine (TFMPP) was examined to further explore the role of 5-HT(1) and 5-HT(2) sites. Each 5-HT(2) antagonist attenuated cocaine-induced convulsions. Conversely, NAN 190 did not alter this toxic effect of cocaine. In addition, TFMPP significantly potentiated cocaine-induced convulsions. The results from this study support the hypothesis that 5-HT neurotransmission, acting primarily at 5-HT(2) receptors, plays an important role in mediating cocaine-induced convulsions. PMID:10764922

  2. Phenylimino-2H-chromen-3-carboxamide derivatives as novel small molecule inhibitors of ?-secretase (BACE1).

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    Edraki, Najmeh; Firuzi, Omidreza; Foroumadi, Alireza; Miri, Ramin; Madadkar-Sobhani, Armin; Khoshneviszadeh, Mehdi; Shafiee, Abbas

    2013-04-15

    The inhibition of ? secretase (BACE1) is potentially important approach to treatment of Alzheimer disease (AD). A novel series of 4-bromophenyl piperazine derivatives coupled to the phenylimino-2H-chromen-3-carboxamide scaffold were investigated as BACE1 inhibitors in this study. Docking study suggested that the phenyl-imino group of the scaffold establishes favorable ?-? stacking interaction with side chain of Phe108 of flap pocket. Some of the docking proposed derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for BACE1 inhibitory activity using a FRET-based assay. High BACE1 inhibitory activities were observed from derivatives containing fused heteroaromtic groups attached through the aliphatic linkage to the N4-piperazine moiety, which may be attributed to the engagement of effective interactions with S1-S'1 sub-pocket residues. Of the most potent compounds, 9e displayed an IC50 value for BACE1 of 98 nM. Some of these derivatives demonstrated good inhibitory activity on A? production in N2a-APPswe cells at 5 and 10 ?M. These compounds might be considered as promising BACE1 inhibitory agents that could lower A? production in AD. PMID:23480856

  3. Synthesis of ciprofloxacin-conjugated poly (L-lactic acid) polymer for nanofiber fabrication and antibacterial evaluation

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    Parwe, Sharad P; Chaudhari, Priti N; Mohite, Kavita K; Selukar, Balaji S; Nande, Smita S; Garnaik, Baijayantimala

    2014-01-01

    Ciprofloxacin was conjugated with polylactide (PLA) via the secondary amine group of the piperazine ring using PLA and 7-(4-(2-Chloroacetyl) piperazin-1-yl)-1-cyclopropyl-6-fluoro-1, 4-dihydro-4-oxoquinoline-3-carboxylic acid. Zinc prolinate, a biocompatible catalyst was synthesized, characterized, and used in ring opening polymerization of L-lactide. Five different kinds of OH-terminated poly(L-lactide) (two-, three-, four-, six-arm, star-shaped) homopolymers were synthesized by ring opening polymerization of L-lactide in the presence of dodecanol, glycerol, pentaerythritol, dipentaerythritol as initiator and zinc prolinate as a catalyst. The structures of the polymers and conjugates were thoroughly characterized by means of gel permeation chromatography, matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization – time of flight mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. PLA (molecular weight =100,000) and ciprofloxacin conjugated PLA were used for fabrication of nonwoven nanofiber mat (diameter ranges; 150–400 nm) having pore size (62–102 nm) using electrospinning. The microbiological assessment shows that the release of ciprofloxacin possesses antimicrobial activity. The drug-release behavior of the mat was studied to reveal potential application as a drug delivery system. The result shows that the ciprofloxacin release rates of the PLA conjugate nonwoven nanofiber mat could be controlled by the drug loading content and the release medium. The development of a biodegradable ciprofloxacin system, based on nonwoven nanofiber mat, should be of great interest in drug delivery systems. PMID:24741303

  4. Antiarrhythmic and ?-Adrenoceptor Antagonistic Properties of Novel Arylpiperazine Derivatives of Pyrrolidin-2-one.

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    Zar?ba, Paula; Dudek, Magdalena; Lustyk, Klaudia; Siwek, Agata; Starowicz, Gabriela; Bednarski, Marek; Nowi?ski, Leszek; Zygmunt, Ma?gorzata; Sapa, Jacek; Malawska, Barbara; Kulig, Katarzyna

    2015-12-01

    In an effort to develop ?-adrenoceptor antagonists with antiarrhythmic activity, we designed a series of pyrrolidin-2-one derivatives. The ?1 - and ?2 -adrenorecepor affinities of the new pyrrolidin-2-one derivatives were determined using a radioligand binding assay. The most active compound was then tested in vitro for intrinsic activity toward ?1A - and ?1B -adrenoceptors and in vitro for antiarrhythmic activity in epinephrine-induced arrhythmia in rats. The highest affinity for the ?1 -adrenoceptor (pKi ?=?7.01) was displayed by 1-{4-[4-(2-methoxy-5-chlorophenyl)-piperazin-1-yl]-methyl}-pyrrolidin-2-one (9). 1-[4-(2-Fluorophenyl)-piperazin-1-yl]-methyl-pyrrolidin-2-one (7) showed the highest affinity toward the ?2 -adrenoceptor (pKi ?=?6.52). Intrinsic activity studies of compound 9 showed that this compound is an antagonist of both ?1A - (EC50 ?=?0.5?nM) and ?1B - (EC50 ?=?51.0?nM) adrenoceptors. Compound 9 displayed antiarrhythmic activity in rats (ED50 ?=?5.0?mg/kg (3.13-7.99)). New derivatives of pyrrolidin-2-one with ?1 -adrenoceptor affinity were identified. We propose that the antiarrhythmic activity of compound 9 is related to its antagonism of ?1A - and ?1B -adrenoceptors. PMID:26523954

  5. Synthesis, kinetic mechanism and docking studies of vanillin derivatives as inhibitors of mushroom tyrosinase.

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    Ashraf, Zaman; Rafiq, Muhammad; Seo, Sung-Yum; Babar, Mustafeez Mujtaba; Zaidi, Najam-us-Sahar Sadaf

    2015-09-01

    The purpose of the present study was to discover the extent of contribution to antityrosinase activity by adding hydroxy substituted benzoic acid, cinnamic acid and piperazine residues to vanillin. The study showed the transformation of vanillin into esters as shown in (4a-4d), (6a-6b), and (8a-8b). In addition, the relationship between structures of these esters and their mushroom tyrosinase inhibitory activity was explored. The kinetics of inhibition on mushroom tyrosinase by these esters was also investigated. It was found that hydroxyl substituted benzoic acid derivatives were weak inhibitors; however hydroxy or chloro substituted cinnamic acid and piperazine substituted derivatives were able to induce significant tyrosinase inhibition. The mushroom tyrosinase (PDBID 2ZWE) was docked with synthesized vanillin derivatives and their calculated binding energies were compared with experimental IC50 values which provided positive correlation. The most potent derivative 2-(4-formyl-2-methoxyphenoxy)-2-oxoethyl (2E)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)prop-2-enoate (6a) possesses hydroxy substituted cinnamic acid scaffold having IC50 value 16.13 ?M with binding energy of -7.2 kcal/mol. The tyrosinase inhibitory activity of (6a) is comparable with standard kojic acid. Kinetic analysis indicated that compound 6a was mixed-type tyrosinase inhibitor with inhibition constant values Ki (13 ?M) and Ki' (53 ?M) and formed reversible enzyme inhibitor complex. The active vanillin analog (6a) was devoid of toxic effects as shown in cytotoxic studies. PMID:26204890

  6. Blood pH optrode based on evanescent waves and refractive index change

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    Hammarling, Krister; Hilborn, Jöns; Nilsson, Hans-Erik; Manuilskiy, Anatoliy

    2014-02-01

    Sensing pH in blood with an silica multimode optical fiber. This sensor is based on evanescent wave absorption and measures the change of the refractive index and absorption in a cladding made of a biocompatible Polymer. In contrast to many existing fiber optical sensors which are based upon different dyes or florescent material to sense the pH, here presents a solution where a part of the cladding is replaced with a Poly (?-amino ester) made of 1.4-Butanediol diacrylate, Piperazine, and Trimethylolpropane Triacrylate. Piperazine has the feature of changing its volume by swelling or shrinking in response to the pH level. This paper utilizes this dimension effect and measure the refractive index and the absorption of the cladding in respect to different pH-levels. The alteration of refractive index also causes a change in the absorption and therefore the output power changes as a function of the pH level. The sensor is sensitive to pH in a wide spectral range and light absorbency can be observed for wavelengths ranging from UV to far IR.

  7. Preparation of a cyanine-based fluorescent probe for highly selective detection of glutathione and its use in living cells and tissues of mice.

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    Yin, Jun; Kwon, Younghee; Kim, Dabin; Lee, Dayoung; Kim, Gyoungmi; Hu, Ying; Ryu, Ji-Hwan; Yoon, Juyoung

    2015-11-01

    Glutathione (GSH) is a major endogenous antioxidant that has a central role in cellular defense against toxins and free radicals. This protocol describes the preparation of CPDSA, a cyanine-based near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent probe for the detection of GSH in cells and in vivo. CPDSA is prepared with high yield through a simple two-step process. The first step is to react commercially available IR-780 iodide with excess anhydrous piperazine in anhydrous N,N-dimethyl formamide at 85 °C to form cyanine-piperazine (CP). The second step is the sulfonylation of CP with dansyl chloride in anhydrous dichloromethane. CPDSA selectively detects GSH in cells, and it has been shown to not react with other biothiols such as cysteine (Cys) and homocysteine (Hcy). This probe can also be used to monitor the GSH level of mouse bone marrow-derived neutrophils (BMDNs). The preparation of probe CPDSA takes 2 d, and experiments in cells and mice take 12-13 d. PMID:26492135

  8. High affinity ligands and potent antagonists for the ?1D-adrenergic receptor. Novel 3,8-disubstituted [1]benzothieno[3,2-d]pyrimidine derivatives.

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    Romeo, Giuseppe; Salerno, Loredana; Pittalà, Valeria; Modica, Maria N; Siracusa, Maria A; Materia, Luisa; Buccioni, Michela; Marucci, Gabriella; Minneman, Kenneth P

    2014-08-18

    A new series of high affinity ligands and antagonists for the ?1D-adrenergic receptor (AR) has been discovered. New molecules present a [1]benzothieno[3,2-d]pyrimidin-2,4(1H,3H)-dione or a [1]benzothieno[3,2-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one scaffold and bear a 2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]ethyl moiety in the 3-position and various amide substituents in the 8-position. In binding assays at the three human cloned ?1A-, ?1B-, and ?1D-AR subtypes, they showed high affinity values, particularly for the ?1D-AR subtype. Compound 22 (RX18), N(1)-methyl-N(5)-[3-[2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]ethyl]-2,4-dioxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro[1]benzothieno[3,2-d]pyrimidin-8-yl]-N(1)-(phenylmethyl)pentanediamide, was the most interesting in the series displaying very high affinity (pKi = 10.25) and potent antagonism (pKb = 9.15) when tested in a functional assay at the ?1D-AR. PMID:24992070

  9. Novel 4-phenylpiperidine-2,6-dione derivatives. Ligands for ??-adrenoceptor subtypes.

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    Romeo, Giuseppe; Materia, Luisa; Modica, Maria N; Pittalà, Valeria; Salerno, Loredana; Siracusa, Maria A; Manetti, Fabrizio; Botta, Maurizio; Minneman, Kenneth P

    2011-07-01

    A number of new 4-phenylpiperidine-2,6-diones bearing at the 1-position an ?-[4-(substituted phenyl)piperazin-1-yl]alkyl moiety were designed and synthesized as ligands for the ?(1)-adrenergic receptor (?(1)-AR) subtypes. Some synthesized compounds, tested in binding assays for the human cloned ?(1A)-, ?(1B)-, and ?(1D)-AR subtypes, displayed affinities in the nanomolar range. Highest affinity values were found in derivatives having a butyl connecting chain between the 4-phenylpiperidine-2,6-dione and the phenylpiperazinyl moieties. 1-[4-[4-(2-Methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]butyl]-4-phenylpiperidine-2,6-dione (34) showed the best affinity for the ?(1A)-AR (pK(i) = 8.74) and 10-fold selectivity compared to the other two ?(1)-AR subtypes. Some representative compounds were also tested in order to evaluate their effects on the signal transduction pathway coupled to ?(1)-AR subtypes. They all blocked norepinephrine-induced stimulation of inositol phospholipid hydrolysis, thus behaving as antagonists. Binding data were used to refine a previously developed pharmacophoric model for ?(1D)-ARs. The revised model shows a highly predictive power and could be useful for the future design of high affinity ?(1D)-AR ligands. PMID:21514979

  10. Hybrid Membrane/Absorption Process for Post-combustion CO2 Capture

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    Li, Shiguang; Shou, S.; Pyrzynski, Travis; Makkuni, Ajay; Meyer, Howard

    2013-12-31

    This report summarizes scientific/technical progress made for bench-scale membrane contactor technology for post-combustion CO2 capture from DOE Contract No. DE-FE-0004787. Budget Period 1 (BP1) membrane absorber, Budget Period 2 (BP2) membrane desorber and Budget Period 3 (BP3) integrated system and field testing studies have been completed successfully and met or exceeded the technical targets (? 90% CO2 removal and CO2 purity of 97% in one membrane stage). Significant breakthroughs are summarized below: BP1 research: The feasibility of utilizing the poly (ether ether ketone), PEEK, based hollow fiber contractor (HFC) in combination with chemical solvents to separate and capture at least 90% of the CO2 from simulated flue gases has been successfully established. Excellent progress has been made as we have achieved the BP1 goal: ? 1,000 membrane intrinsic CO2 permeance, ? 90% CO2 removal in one stage, ? 2 psi gas side pressure drop, and ? 1 (sec)-1 mass transfer coefficient. Initial test results also show that the CO2 capture performance, using activated Methyl Diethanol Amine (aMDEA) solvent, was not affected by flue gas contaminants O2 (~3%), NO2 (66 ppmv), and SO2 (145 ppmv). BP2 research: The feasibility of utilizing the PEEK HFC for CO2-loaded solvent regeneration has been successfully established High CO2 stripping flux, one order of magnitude higher than CO2 absorption flux, have been achieved. Refined economic evaluation based on BP1 membrane absorber and BP2 membrane desorber laboratory test data indicate that the CO2 capture costs are 36% lower than DOE’s benchmark amine absorption technology. BP3 research: A bench-scale system utilizing a membrane absorber and desorber was integrated into a continuous CO2 capture process using contactors containing 10 to 20 ft2 of membrane area. The integrated process operation was stable through a 100-hour laboratory test, utilizing a simulated flue gas stream. Greater than 90% CO2 capture combined with 97% CO2 product purity was achieved throughout the test. Membrane contactor modules have been scaled from bench scale 2-inch diameter by 12-inch long (20 ft2 membrane surface area) modules to 4-inch diameter by 60-inch long pilot scale modules (165 ft2 membrane surface area). Pilot scale modules were tested in an integrated absorption/regeneration system for CO2 capture field tests at a coal-fired power plant (Midwest Generation’s Will County Station located in Romeoville, IL). Absorption and regeneration contactors were constructed utilizing high performance super-hydrophobic, nano-porous PEEK membranes with CO2 gas permeance of 2,000 GPU and a 1,000 GPU, respectively. Field tests using aMDEA solvent achieved greater than 90% CO2 removal in a single stage. The absorption mass transfer coefficient was 1.2 (sec)-1, exceeding the initial target of 1.0 (sec)-1. This mass transfer coefficient is over one order of magnitude greater than that of conventional gas/liquid contacting equipment. The economic evaluation based on field tests data indicates that the CO2 capture cost associated with membrane contactor technology is $54.69 (Yr 2011$)/tonne of CO2 captured when using aMDEA as a solvent. It is projected that the DOE’s 2025 cost goal of $40 (Yr 2011$)/tonne of CO2 captured can be met by decreasing membrane module cost and by utilizing advanced CO2 capture solvents. In the second stage of the field test, an advanced solvent, Hitachi’s H3-1 was utilized. The use of H3-1 solvent increased mass transfer coefficient by 17% as compared to aMDEA solvent. The high mass transfer coefficient of H3-1 solvent combined with much more favorable solvent regeneration requirements, indicate that the projected savings achievable with membrane contactor process can be further improved. H3-1 solvent will be used in the next pilot-scale development phase. The integrated absorption/regeneration process design and high performance membrane contactors developed in the current bench-scale program will be used as the base technology for future pilot-scale development.

  11. Cross-reactivity of amphetamine analogues with Roche Abuscreen radioimmunoassay reagents

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    Cody, J.T. )

    1990-01-01

    Cross-reactivity of amphetamine analogues with the Abuscreen amphetamine radioimmunoassay reagents was determined for both the standard and high specificity antibody systems. Compounds tested included 2-methoxyamphetamine, 4-hydroxymethamphetamine, 2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine (DMA), 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxyamphetamine (DOB), 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxy-beta-phenethylamine (BDMPEA), 3,4,5-trimethoxyamphetamine (TMA), 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), N,N-dimethyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine and N-hydroxy-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (N-OH MDA), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), 3,4-methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA), 2,5-dimethoxy-4-ethylamphetamine, 2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylamphetamine (DOM), and 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine (mescaline). Blank negative reference material was spiked with 1,000 to 100,000 ng/mL of the amphetamine analogue and used as sample in the assays. MDA was the only analogue that showed cross reactivity equal to or greater than that of amphetamine. None of the other analogue compounds demonstrated a positive result at even the highest concentration; however several showed depressed counts at various concentration levels.

  12. Frequency of biocide-resistant genes and susceptibility to chlorhexidine in high-level mupirocin-resistant, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MuH MRSA).

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    Liu, Qingzhong; Zhao, Huanqiang; Han, Lizhong; Shu, Wen; Wu, Qiong; Ni, Yuxing

    2015-08-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of biocide-resistant determinants and the susceptibility to chlorhexidine in high-level mupirocin-resistant, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MuH MRSA). Fifty-three MuH MRSA isolates were analyzed for plasmid-borne genes (qacA/B, smr, qacG, qacH, and qacJ) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR); for chromosome-mediated genes (norA, norB, norC, mepA, mdeA, sepA, and sdrM) by PCR and quantitative reverse transcription-PCR (qRT-PCR); and for susceptibility to chlorhexidine by MIC and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC). Furthermore, disinfectant efficacy was tested in the presence of 3.0% bovine serum albumin (BSA) in MBC detection. The plasmid-borne genes qacA/B (83.0%) and smr (77.4%) and overexpressions of chromosome-mediated genes norA (49.0%) and norB (28.8%) were predominantly found in isolates studied, and 90.6% of the isolates revealed tolerance to chlorhexidine. In the presence of BSA, the average MBC of chlorhexidine for these isolates rose to 256 ?g/mL. Altogether, our results suggest that surveillance of sensitivity to biocides among MuH MRSA isolates is essential for hospital infection control. PMID:26008124

  13. Large Hexadecametallic {Mn(III) -Ln(III) } Wheels: Synthesis, Structural, Magnetic, and Theoretical Characterization.

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    Vignesh, Kuduva R; Langley, Stuart K; Moubaraki, Boujemaa; Murray, Keith S; Rajaraman, Gopalan

    2015-11-01

    The synthesis, gas sorption studies, magnetic properties, and theoretical studies of new molecular wheels of core type {Mn(III) 8 Ln(III) 8 } (Ln=Dy, Ho, Er, Y and Yb), using the ligand mdeaH2 , in the presence of ortho-toluic or benzoic acid are reported. From the seven wheels studied the {Mn8 Dy8 } and {Mn8 Y8 } analogues exhibit SMM behavior as determined from ac susceptibility experiments in a zero static magnetic field. From DFT calculations a S=16 ground state was determined for the {Mn8 Y8 } complex due to weak ferromagnetic Mn(III) -Mn(III) interactions. Ab initio CASSCF+RASSI-SO calculations on the {Mn8 Dy8 } wheel estimated the Mn(III) -Dy(III) exchange interaction as -0.1?cm(-1) . This weak exchange along with unfavorable single-ion anisotropy of Dy(III) /Mn(III) ions, however, led to the observation of SMM behavior with fast magnetic relaxation. The orientation of the g-anisotropy of the Dy(III) ions is found to be perpendicular to the plane of the wheel and this suggests the possibility of toroidal magnetic moments in the cluster. The {Mn8 Ln8 } clusters reported here are the largest heterometallic Mn(III) Ln(III) wheels and the largest {3d-4f} wheels to exhibit SMM behavior reported to date. PMID:26403264

  14. Development of a method for the analysis of drugs of abuse in vitreous humor by capillary electrophoresis with diode array detection (CE-DAD).

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    Costa, Jose Luiz; Morrone, Andre Ribeiro; Resende, Rodrigo Ribeiro; Chasin, Alice Aparecida da Matta; Tavares, Marina Franco Maggi

    2014-01-15

    This work presents the development of an analytical method based on capillary electrophoresis with diode array detection for the analysis of drugs of abuse and biotransformation products in vitreous humor. Composition of the background electrolyte, implementation of an online pre-concentration strategy and sample preparation procedures were objects of study. The complete electrophoretic separation of 12 analytes (amphetamine, methamphetamine, 3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), 3,4-methylenedioxyethylamphetamine (MDEA), ketamine, cocaine, cocaethylene, lidocaine, morphine, 6-monoacetylmorphine and heroin) and the internal standard N-methyl-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-2-butamine (MBDB) was obtained within 13min of run. The method was validated presenting good linearity (r(2)>0.99), recovery ?90%, precision better than 12% RSD and acceptable accuracy in the range of 86-118% at three concentration levels (50, 100 and 500ng/mL). LODs and LOQs in the order of 1-5ng/mL and 5-10ng/mL, respectively, were obtained. After validation, the method was applied to eighty-seven vitreous humor samples and the results were compared to those obtained by a liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) screening method, routinely used by the forensic toxicology laboratory of the Sao Paulo State Police, Brazil. Cocaine was detected in 7.1%, cocaethylene in 3.6%, lidocaine in 2.4% and ketamine in 1.2% of the total number of analyzed samples. PMID:24325829

  15. Screening determination of four amphetamine-type drugs in street-grade illegal tablets and urine samples by portable capillary electrophoresis with contactless conductivity detection.

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    Nguyen, Thi Anh Huong; Pham, Thi Ngoc Mai; Ta, Thi Thao; Nguyen, Xuan Truong; Nguyen, Thi Lien; Le, Thi Hong Hao; Koenka, Israel Joel; Sáiz, Jorge; Hauser, Peter C; Mai, Thanh Duc

    2015-12-01

    A simple and inexpensive method for the identification of four substituted amphetamines, namely, 3,4-methylenedioxy methamphetamine (MDMA), methamphetamine (MA), 3,4-methylenedioxy amphetamine (MDA) and 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine (MDEA) was developed using an in-house constructed semi-automated portable capillary electrophoresis instrument (CE) with capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection (C(4)D). Arginine 10mM adjusted to pH4.5 with acetic acid was found to be the optimal background electrolyte for the CE-C(4)D determination of these compounds. The best detection limits achieved with and without a sample preconcentration process were 10ppb and 500ppb, respectively. Substituted amphetamines were found in different seized illicit club drug tablets and urine samples collected from different suspected users. Good agreement between results from CE-C(4)D and those with the confirmation method (GC-MS) was achieved, with correlation coefficients for the two pairs of data of more than 0.99. PMID:26654084

  16. Development and validation of a single LC-MS/MS assay following SPE for simultaneous hair analysis of amphetamines, opiates, cocaine and metabolites.

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    Imbert, L; Dulaurent, S; Mercerolle, M; Morichon, J; Lachâtre, G; Gaulier, J-M

    2014-01-01

    The two major challenges in hair analysis are the limited amount of samples usually available and the low targeted concentrations. To overcome these limitations, a liquid chromatography-electrospray-tandem mass spectrometry method (LC-ESI-MS/MS) allowing the simultaneous analysis of 17 amphetamines (amphetamine, BDB, m-CPP, dexfenfluramine, DOB, DOM, ephedrine, MBDB, MDA, MDEA, MDMA, methamphetamine, methylphenidate, 4-MTA, norephedrine, norfenfluramine and PMA), 5 opiates (morphine, codeine, heroin, ethylmorphine, and 6AM), cocaine and 5 metabolites [ecgonine methyl ester (EME), benzoylecgonine (BZE), anhydroecgonine methyl ester (AME), cocaethylene, and norcocaine] has been developed. The validation procedure included linearity, intra-day and inter-day variability and accuracy for 5 days (5 replicates at 3 concentration levels). Proficiency studies were used to check the accuracy of the method. As a result, all amphetamines, opiates and cocaine derivatives were satisfactory identified by 2 MRM transitions in 15 min. Calibration curves were performed by a quadratic 1/X weighted regression. The calibration model fits from 0.05 to 10 ng/mg. The limits of detection (LODs) range between 0.005 and 0.030 ng/mg. Precision has been checked by intra-day and inter-day RSD, and associated relative bias, which were lower than 25% for the limits of quantifications (LOQs) and lower than 20% for the other levels tested. This method was routinely applied to hair samples: two positive results of adult drug addicts are presented. PMID:24378313

  17. Synthesis, structure and characterization of two new open-framework gallium phosphite-oxalates of varying dimensionality

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    Li, Caixia; Huang, Liangliang; Zhou, Mingdong; Xia, Jing; Ma, Hongwei; Zang, Shuliang; Wang, Li

    2013-12-15

    Using N, N-dimethyl-piperazine as structure directing agent, two new gallium phosphite-oxalates [Ga{sub 2}(HPO{sub 3}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}PO{sub 3}){sub 2}(C{sub 2}O{sub 4})](C{sub 6}N{sub 2}H{sub 16}) (I) and [Ga{sub 2}(HPO{sub 3}){sub 2}(H{sub 2}PO{sub 3})(C{sub 2}O{sub 4})](C{sub 6}N{sub 2}H{sub 16}){sub 0.5} (II) have been synthesized under solvothermal and hydrothermal conditions, respectively and further characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, TGA, ICP-AES and elemental analyses. Single crystal X-ray diffraction reveals that the striking feature of I and II is that they possess the same second building unit (SBU) Ga{sub 2}P{sub 2} constructed from two GaO{sub 6} octahedra and two [HPO{sub 3}{sup 2?}] pseudo-pyramids sharing oxygen atoms. However, due to the different connecting fashions of SBUs, [C{sub 2}O{sub 4}{sup 2?}] groups and [H{sub 2}PO{sub 3}{sup ?}] pseudo-pyramids, the final frameworks of them are distinctly different. Compound I shows 2D layered structures with 8-membered ring (8-MR) windows in the ab plane while compound II presents a 3D open-framework with 8-MR channels along the b axis. - Graphical abstract: Using N, N-dimethyl-piperazine as structure directing agent, two new gallium phosphite-oxalates I showing 2D layered structure and II presenting 3D open-framework have been synthesized under solvothermal and hydrothermal conditions, respectively. - Highlights: • Using N, N-dimethyl-piperazine as structure directing agent, two new gallium phosphite-oxalates have been synthesized under solvothermal and hydrothermal conditions, respectively. • The same second building unit (SBU) is displayed in both compounds. • Compound I shows 2D layered structure with 8-MR windows while compound II presents 3D open-framework with 8-MR channels. • The solvent plays an important role on the formation of microporous compounds.

  18. Buffers more than buffering agent: introducing a new class of stabilizers for the protein BSA.

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    Gupta, Bhupender S; Taha, Mohamed; Lee, Ming-Jer

    2015-01-14

    In this study, we have analyzed the influence of four biological buffers on the thermal stability of bovine serum albumin (BSA) using dynamic light scattering (DLS). The investigated buffers include 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine-1-ethanesulfonic acid (HEPES), 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)-1-piperazine-propanesulfonic acid (EPPS), 4-(2-hydroxyethyl)piperazine-1-ethanesulfonic acid sodium salt (HEPES-Na), and 4-morpholinepropanesulfonic acid sodium salt (MOPS-Na). These buffers behave as a potential stabilizer for the native structure of BSA against thermal denaturation. The stabilization tendency follows the order of MOPS-Na > HEPES-Na > HEPES ? EPPS. To obtain an insight into the role of hydration layers and peptide backbone in the stabilization of BSA by these buffers, we have also explored the phase transition of a thermoresponsive polymer, poly(N-isopropylacrylamide (PNIPAM)), a model compound for protein, in aqueous solutions of HEPES, EPPS, HEPES-Na, and MOPS-Na buffers at different concentrations. It was found that the lower critical solution temperatures (LCST) of PNIPAM in the aqueous buffer solutions substantially decrease with increase in buffer concentration. The mechanism of interactions between these buffers and protein BSA was probed by various techniques, including UV-visible, fluorescence, and FTIR. The results of this series of studies reveal that the interactions are mainly governed by the influence of the buffers on the hydration layers surrounding the protein. We have also explored the possible binding sites of BSA with these buffers using a molecular docking technique. Moreover, the activities of an industrially important enzyme ?-chymotrypsin (?-CT) in 0.05 M, 0.5 M, and 1.0 M of HEPES, EPPS, HEPES-Na, and MOPS-Na buffer solutions were analyzed at pH = 8.0 and T = 25 °C. Interestingly, the activities of ?-CT were found to be enhanced in the aqueous solutions of these investigated buffers. Based upon the Jones-Dole viscosity parameters, the kosmotropic or chaotropic behaviors of the investigated buffers at 25 °C have been examined. PMID:25415385

  19. CO2 Capture by Absorption with Potassium Carbonate

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    Gary T. Rochelle; Marcus Hilliard; Eric Chen; Babatunde Oyenekan; Ross Dugas; John McLees; Andrew Sexton; Amorvadee Veawab

    2005-01-26

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. In Campaign 3 of the pilot plant, the overall mass transfer coefficient for the stripper with 7 m MEA decreased from 0.06 to 0.01 mol/(m{sup 3}.s.kPa) as the rich loading increased from 0.45 to 0.6 mol CO{sub 2}/mol MEA. Anion chromatography has demonstrated that nitrate and nitrite are major degradation products of MEA and PZ with pure oxygen. In measurements with the high temperature FTIR in 7 m MEA the MEA vapor pressure varied from 2 to 20 Pa at 35 to 70 C. In 2.5 m PZ the PZ vapor pressure varied from 0.2 to 1 Pa from 37 to 70 C.

  20. Amphoteric, prevailingly cationic L-arginine polymers of poly(amidoamino acid) structure: synthesis, acid/base properties and preliminary cytocompatibility and cell-permeating characterizations.

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    Ferruti, Paolo; Mauro, Nicolò; Falciola, Luigi; Pifferi, Valentina; Bartoli, Cristina; Gazzarri, Matteo; Chiellini, Federica; Ranucci, Elisabetta

    2014-03-01

    A linear amphoteric poly(amidoamino acid), L-ARGO7, is prepared by Michael-type polyaddition of L-arginine with N,N'-methylenebisacrylamide. Chain-extension of acrylamide end-capped L-ARGO7 oligomers with piperazine leads to high-molecular-weight copolymers in which L-arginine maintains its absolute configuration. Acid/base properties of L-ARGO7 polymers show isolectric points of ? 10 and positive net average charges per repeating unit at pH = 7.4 from 0.25 to 0.40. These arginine-rich synthetic polymers possibly share some of the unique biological properties of polyarginine cell-permeating peptides. In vitro tests with mouse embryo fibroblasts balb/3T3 clone A31 show that L-ARGO7 polymers are endowed with effective cell internalization ability combined with minimal cytotoxicity. PMID:24821667

  1. Novel psychoactive substances of interest for psychiatry

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    Schifano, Fabrizio; Orsolini, Laura; Duccio Papanti, G; Corkery, John M

    2015-01-01

    Novel psychoactive substances include synthetic cannabinoids, cathinone derivatives, psychedelic phenethylamines, novel stimulants, synthetic opioids, tryptamine derivatives, phencyclidine-like dissociatives, piperazines, GABA-A/B receptor agonists, a range of prescribed medications, psychoactive plants/herbs, and a large series of performance and image enhancing drugs. Users are typically attracted by these substances due to their intense psychoactive effects and likely lack of detection in routine drug screenings. This paper aims at providing psychiatrists with updated knowledge of the clinical pharmacology and psychopathological consequences of the use of these substances. Indeed, these drugs act on a range of neurotransmitter pathways/receptors whose imbalance has been associated with psychopathological conditions, including dopamine, cannabinoid CB1, GABA-A/B, 5-HT2A, glutamate, and k opioid receptors. An overall approach in terms of clinical management is briefly discussed. PMID:25655145

  2. Determination of a novel low-voltage-activated calcium channel blocker (HYP-10) in rat plasma by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.

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    Noh, Keumhan; Kim, Seo Young; Kam, Yoo Lim; Choo, Hea-Young Park; Lee, Hwa Jeong; Kang, Wonku

    2011-02-20

    A novel T-type calcium channel blocker, 4-amino-1-{4-[(4-chloro-phenyl)-phenyl-methyl]-piperazin-1-yl}-butan-1-one (HYP-10) has been synthesized, and the compound has shown promise as both a nociceptive and inflammatory pain reliever as well as an analgesic in a rat neuropathic pain model. A quantification method was developed for the determination of HYP-10 in rat plasma. After simple protein precipitation with methanol, HYP-10 and the internal standard, methaqualone were chromatographed on a reversed-phase column and detected by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry with electrospray ionization. The accuracy and precision of the assay were in accordance with FDA regulations for validation of bioanalytical methods. This method was applied to measure the plasma HYP-10 concentration after a single intravenous administration of the compound in rats. PMID:21041053

  3. Design, synthesis and evaluation of new GEQ derivatives as inhibitors of InhA enzyme and Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth.

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    Chollet, Aurélien; Mori, Giorgia; Menendez, Christophe; Rodriguez, Frédéric; Fabing, Isabelle; Pasca, Maria Rosalia; Madacki, Jan; Korduláková, Jana; Constant, Patricia; Quémard, Annaïk; Bernardes-Génisson, Vania; Lherbet, Christian; Baltas, Michel

    2015-08-28

    A series of fluorene-based derivatives was synthesized and evaluated for inhibiting both InhA and Mycobacterium tuberculosis growth. These compounds were inspired by the previously reported Genz-10850 molecule, a good InhA inhibitor, but with a poor activity against M. tuberculosis growth. Structure-activity relationships were performed by introducing the following chemical modifications: 1) the piperazine ring; 2) the amide group; 3) the aryl moiety; and 4) the fluorene moiety. Among these new derivatives, one of them was more effective against both the InhA activity and mycobacterial growth, compared to the hit compound. Docking studies were also performed to rationalize activities of these derivatives. Furthermore, we showed for the first time that efflux pump inhibitors potentiated the efficacy of Genz-10850 (GEQ) derivatives against M. tuberculosis growth, demonstrating that these compounds could be substrates of some efflux pumps. PMID:26142487

  4. Synthesis, biological evaluation and docking of novel bisamidinohydrazones as non-peptide inhibitors of furin.

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    Kibirev, V K; Osadchuk, T V; Kozachenko, O P; Kholodovych, V; Fedoryak, D; Brovarets, V S

    2015-01-01

    A series of novel non-peptidicfurin inhibitors with values of inhibitory constants (Ki) in the range of 0.74-1.54 ?M was obtained by interactions of aminoguanidine hydrocarbonate with three diaryldicarbalde- hydes. Correspondingly p-hydroquinone, piperazine and adipic acid were used as linkers between their ben- zene moieties. Docking studies of these new inhibitors into recently published 3D-structure of human furin (PDB code 4OMC) showed that they were able to interact with subsites S1 and S4 of the enzyme. The overall arrangement of bisamidinohydrazones into furin active site was similar to the position of the ligand co- crystallized with a protease. Observations obtained with molecular modeling allowed further guidance into chemical modifications of the synthesized inhibitors which improve their inhibitory activity. PMID:26036131

  5. Chemistry of Renieramycins. Part 14: Total Synthesis of Renieramycin I and Practical Synthesis of Cribrostatin 4 (Renieramycin H)

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    Yokoya, Masashi; Kobayashi, Keiichiro; Sato, Mitsuhiro; Saito, Naoki

    2015-01-01

    The first total synthesis of (±)-renieramycin I, which was isolated from the Indian bright blue sponge Haliclona cribricutis, is described. The key step is the selenium oxide oxidation of pentacyclic bis-p-quinone derivative (3) stereo- and regioselectively. We also report a large-scale synthesis of cribrostatin 4 (renieramycin H) via the C3-C4 double bond formation in an early stage based on the Avendaño’s protocol, from readily available 1-acetyl-3-(3-methyl-2,4,5-trimethylphenyl)methyl-piperazine-2,5-dione (8) in 18 steps (8.3% overall yield). The synthesis provides unambiguous evidence supporting the original structure of renieramycin I. PMID:26287215

  6. Thin-film processing and nonlinear optical properties of novel axially modified phthalocyanine derivatives

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    Sinha, Amit K.; Bihari, Bipin; Kamath, Manohar; Mandal, Braja K.; Chen, Lin X.

    1995-10-01

    A series of new silicon phthalocyanine monomers containing two or more hydroxyl groups has been synthesized by axial etherification of [PcSi(OH)2] with various polyfunctional alcohols, where R is a residue generated from an appropriate alcohol namely, ethylene glycol, glycerol, triethanolamine, triethylene glycol, 1,4-bis(2- hydroxyethyl)piperazine and N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl) isonicotinamide. All derivatives are soluble in common organic solvents such as chloroform and dioxane, and exhibit low absorptions in the visible spectral region. The dimer [RO(SiPcO)2R] and trimer [RO(SiPcO)3R] of triethanolamine have also been synthesized to investigate structure-property relationships. The above derivatives can be processes into thin polymeric films either by reacting with a diisocyanate compound or with a reactive polysiloxane. Third- order nonlinear optical properties of the above derivatives are described.

  7. General approach for electrochemical detection of persistent pharmaceutical micropollutants: Application to acetaminophen.

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    Shi, S; Reisberg, S; Anquetin, G; Noël, V; Pham, M C; Piro, B

    2015-10-15

    We propose in this work a general and versatile methodology for electrochemical monitoring of persistent pharmaceutical micropollutants. The system presented is based on an electroactive and electropolymerized hapten (mimetic molecule of the pollutant to be detected) and a specific antibody that competitively binds either the hapten or the pollutant. The current delivered by the device depends on this competitive equilibrium and therefore on the pollutant's concentration. The determination of the pharmaceutical product operates within minutes, using square wave voltammetry without labeling or addition of a reactant in solution; the competitive hapten/antibody transduction produces a "signal-on" (a current increase). Applied to acetaminophen, this electrochemical immunosensor presents a very low detection limit of ca. 10 pM, (S/N=3) and a very high selectivity towards structural analogs (aspirin, BPA, and piperazine) even in a mixture. PMID:25982729

  8. CO2 Capture by Absorption with Potassium Carbonate

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    Gary T. Rochelle; Marcus Hilliard; Eric Chen; Babatunde Oyenekan; Ross Dugas; John McLees; Andrew Sexton; Daniel Ellenberger

    2005-10-26

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. Modeling of stripper performance suggests that vacuum stripping may be an attractive configuration for all solvents. Flexipac 1Y structured packing performs in the absorber as expected. It provides twice as much mass transfer area as IMTP No.40 dumped packing. Independent measurements of CO{sub 2} solubility give a CO{sub 2} loading that is 20% lower than that Cullinane's values with 3.6 m PZ at 100-120 C. The effective mass transfer coefficient (K{sub G}) in the absorber with 5 m K/2.5 m PZ appears to be 0 to 30% greater than that of 30 wt% MEA.

  9. Design, synthesis and evaluation of diarylpiperazine derivatives as potent anti-tubercular agents.

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    Penta, Ashok; Franzblau, Scott; Wan, Baojie; Murugesan, Sankaranarayanan

    2015-11-13

    Molecular hybridization is an emerging approach to design novel ligands by combination of two or more pharmacophoric subunits of known bioactive compounds. In the present study, we have designed a novel series of diarylpiperazine analogues, synthesized, characterized using FTIR, (1)H NMR, Mass, Elemental analysis and evaluated their in-vitro anti-tubercular activity. Among the reported sixteen diarylpiperazines, eleven analogues exhibited significant anti-tubercular activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv strain with MIC values below 6.25 ?g/mL and good selectivity index. Structure activity relationship studies concluded that, ortho-para directing group (except para chloro) substitution on ortho and para position of piperazine attached phenyl ring favored anti-tubercular activity. PMID:26498570

  10. Small Molecule Disruptors of the Glucokinase-Glucokinase Regulatory Protein Interaction: 5. A Novel Aryl Sulfone Series, Optimization Through Conformational Analysis.

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    Tamayo, Nuria A; Norman, Mark H; Bartberger, Michael D; Hong, Fang-Tsao; Bo, Yunxin; Liu, Longbin; Nishimura, Nobuko; Yang, Kevin C; Tadesse, Seifu; Fotsch, Christopher; Chen, Jie; Chmait, Samer; Cupples, Rod; Hale, Clarence; Jordan, Steven R; Lloyd, David J; Sivits, Glenn; Van, Gwyneth; St Jean, David J

    2015-06-11

    The glucokinase-glucokinase regulatory protein (GK-GKRP) complex plays an important role in controlling glucose homeostasis in the liver. We have recently disclosed a series of arylpiperazines as in vitro and in vivo disruptors of the GK-GKRP complex with efficacy in rodent models of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Herein, we describe a new class of aryl sulfones as disruptors of the GK-GKRP complex, where the central piperazine scaffold has been replaced by an aromatic group. Conformational analysis and exploration of the structure-activity relationships of this new class of compounds led to the identification of potent GK-GKRP disruptors. Further optimization of this novel series delivered thiazole sulfone 93, which was able to disrupt the GK-GKRP interaction in vitro and in vivo and, by doing so, increases cytoplasmic levels of unbound GK. PMID:25914941

  11. New organically templated photoluminescence iodocuprates(I)

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    Hou, Qin; Zhao, Jin-Jing; Zhao, Tian-Qi; Jin, Juan; Yu, Jie-Hui; Xu, Ji-Qing

    2011-07-01

    Two types of organic cyclic aliphatic diamine molecules piperazine (pip) and 1,3-bis(4-piperidyl)propane (bpp) were used, respectively, to react with an inorganic mixture of CuI and KI in the acidic CH 3OH solutions under the solvothermal conditions, generating finally three new organically templated iodocuprates as 2-D layered [(Hpip)Cu 3I 4] 1, 1-D chained [tmpip][Cu 2I 4] 2 (tmpip= N, N, N', N'-tetramethylpiperazinium) and dinuclear [H 2bpp] 2[Cu 2I 5] I·2H 2O 3. Note that the templating agent tmpip 2+ in compound 2 originated from the in situ N-alkylation reaction between the pip molecule and the methanol solvent. The photoluminescence analysis indicates that the title compounds emit the different lights: yellow for 1, blue for 2 and yellow-green for 3, respectively.

  12. Antitussive activity and respiratory system effects of levodropropizine in man.

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    Bossi, R; Braga, P C; Centanni, S; Legnani, D; Moavero, N E; Allegra, L

    1988-08-01

    Antitussive activity of the new antitussive drug, levodropropizine (S(-)-3-(4-phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-propane-1,2-diol, DF 526), was evaluated in healthy volunteers by the classical method of citric acid-induced coughing. Levodropropizine dose-dependently reduced cough frequency. Maximal inhibition was observed at 6 h after administration. Cough intensity was also reduced, as shown by the analysis of cough noise. Levodropropizine, at the dosage of 60 mg t.i.d., had no adverse effects on respiratory function nor on airway clearance mechanisms: in fact, it did not affect spirometric parameters. Levodropropizine had no effects on the rheological properties of mucus nor on ciliary activity of airway epithelium. PMID:3196411

  13. The variability of ecstasy tablets composition in Brazil.

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    Togni, Loraine R; Lanaro, Rafael; Resende, Rodrigo R; Costa, Jose L

    2015-01-01

    The content of ecstasy tablets has been changing over the years, and nowadays 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is not always present in the tablets. The aim of this study was to investigate the chemical composition in the seized tablets labeled as ecstasy. We analyzed samples from 150 different seizures made by Sao Paulo's State Police by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. MDMA was present in 44.7% of the analyzed samples, and another twenty different active substances were identified in these tablets, such as caffeine, 2C-B, piperazines, amphetamines, phencyclidine, and others. Methamphetamine was present in 22% of these samples. The results demonstrate a huge shift in the pattern of trafficking of synthetic drugs, where MDMA has been replaced in tablets mostly by illicit psychoactive substances, in a clear attempt to bypass the law. The great variability in the tablets composition may lead to an increased risk of drug poisoning. PMID:25125149

  14. Evaluation of anti-helmintic activity of Ferula foetida “Hing- A natural Indian spice” aqueous extract

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    Gundamaraju, Rohit

    2013-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the anti-helmintic activity of Ferula foetida “Hing” against helmintic (Pheretima postuma). Methods Aqueous extracts from the Ferula foetida resin was investigated for its anthelmintic activity against Pheretima posthuma. Three concentrations (25, 50 and 100 mg/mL) of extract were studied in activity, which involved the determination of time of paralysis and time of death of the worm. Results The extract has exhibited significant anti-helmintic activity at the highest concentration of 100 mg/mL. Infact, the extract has shown better significant activity than the standard drug. Piperazine citrate in the same concentration as that of extracts was included as standard reference and distilled water as control. Conclusions It was concluded from the present study that the plant revealed significant anthelmintic activity.

  15. Synthesis of Novel 1-(4-Substituted pyridine-3-sulfonyl)-3-phenylureas with Potential Anticancer Activity.

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    Szafra?ski, Krzysztof; S?awi?ski, Jaros?aw

    2015-01-01

    A series of novel 4-substituted-N-(phenylcarbamoyl)-3-pyridinesulfonamides 11-27 have been synthesized by the reaction of 4-substituted pyridine-3-sulfonamides 2-10 with the appropriate aryl isocyanates in presence of potassium carbonate. The in vitro anticancer activity of compounds 11, 12, 14-21 and 24-26 was evaluated at the U.S. National Cancer Institute and in light of the results, some structure-activity relationships were discussed. The most prominent compound, N-[(4-chlorophenyl)carbamoyl]-4-[4-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)piperazin-1-yl]pyridine-3-sulfonamide (21) has exhibited a good activity profile and selectivity toward the subpanels of leukemia, colon cancer and melanoma, with average GI50 values ranging from 13.6 to 14.9 µM. PMID:26140437

  16. Antimicrobial and Hypoglycemic Activities of Novel N-Mannich Bases Derived from 5-(1-Adamantyl)-4-substituted-1,2,4-triazoline-3-thiones

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    Al-Abdullah, Ebtehal S.; Al-Tuwaijri, Hanaa M.; Hassan, Hanan M.; Haiba, Mogedda E.; Habib, Elsayed E.; El-Emam, Ali A.

    2014-01-01

    The reaction of 5-(1-adamantyl)-4-ethyl or allyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3-thione with formaldehyde solution and various 1-substituted piperazines yielded the corresponding N-Mannich bases. The newly synthesized N-Mannich bases were tested for in vitro inhibitory activities against a panel of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and the yeast-like pathogenic fungus Candida albicans. Six compounds showed potent antibacterial activity against one or more of the tested microorganisms, while two compounds exhibited moderate activity against the tested Gram-positive bacteria. None of the newly synthesized compounds were proved to possess marked activity against Candida albicans. The oral hypoglycemic activity of six compounds was determined in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Four compounds produced significant strong dose-dependent reduction of serum glucose levels, compared to gliclazide at 10 mg/kg dose level (potency ratio > 75%). PMID:25514407

  17. A divalent quaternary alkyl ammonium salt as the electrolyte for high-energy electric double-layer capacitors

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    Zheng, Cheng; Yoshio, Masaki; Qi, Li; Wang, Hongyu

    2012-12-01

    A divalent electrolyte salt based on 1,1,4,4-tetramethyl piperazine has been synthesized and applied in electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs). Traits of the divalent salts have been accessed as well as monovalent quaternary alkyl ammonium salts by the means of galvanostatic charge-discharge tests and ionic conductivity measurements. Compared with monovalent salts, the divalent salts do enlarge the charge storage ability of EDLCs remarkably. However, highly concentrated charge density on the divalent cation has a strong interaction with the organic solvent of propylene carbonate. The adverse effect of this heavy solvation on the performance of EDLCs has been investigated. Moreover, the influence of pore size distribution on the storage ability of these cations at the porous carbon electrode has been addressed.

  18. 7-Azetidinylquinolones as antibacterial agents. Synthesis and structure-activity relationships.

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    Frigola, J; Parés, J; Corbera, J; Vañó, D; Mercè, R; Torrens, A; Más, J; Valentí, E

    1993-04-01

    A series of novel antibacterial quinolones and naphthyridones has been prepared which contain 7-azetidinyl substituents in place of the usual piperazine or aminopyrrolidine groups. These azetidinyl derivatives were evaluated for in vitro activity by determining minimum inhibitory concentrations against a variety of bacteria. In vivo efficacy in the mouse infection model and blood levels in the mouse were determined for several compounds. The influence on the structure-activity relationships of varying substituents in the azetidine ring and at position 8 (CH, CF, CCl, N) and N-1 (ethyl, fluoroethyl, cyclopropyl, tert-butyl, 4-fluorophenyl, and 2,4-difluorophenyl) was also studied. Compounds with outstandingly broad-spectrum activity, particularly against Gram-positive organisms, improved in vivo efficacy, and high blood levels were identified in this work. 7-Azetidinyl-8-chloroquinolones were considered as warranting further development. PMID:8464033

  19. Stability-indicating reversed-phase HPLC method development and characterization of impurities in vortioxetine utilizing LC-MS, IR and NMR.

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    Liu, Lei; Cao, Na; Ma, Xingling; Xiong, Kaihe; Sun, Lili; Zou, Qiaogen; Yao, Lili

    2016-01-01

    The current study reports the development and validation of a stability-indicating reversed phase HPLC method for the separation and identification of potential impurities in vortioxetine, a recently developed antidepressant. The structures of a new compound and four process-related impurities formed during the synthesis were characterized and confirmed by NMR, MS, and IR spectroscopy analyses. The most probable formation mechanisms of the impurities identified were proposed. Based on the characterization data, the new compound was proposed to be 1-[4-[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)thio]phenyl]-piperazine. In addition, an efficient chromatographic method was optimized to separate and quantify the impurities, which were obtained in the 0.05-0.75?g/mL range. The developed HPLC method was validated with respect to accuracy, precision, linearity, robustness, and limits of detection and quantitation. PMID:26412721

  20. Aripiprazole salts. II. Aripiprazole perchlorate.

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    Freire, Eleonora; Polla, Griselda; Baggio, Ricardo

    2012-06-01

    The molecular structure of aripiprazole perchlorate (systematic name: 4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1-{4-[(2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinolin-7-yl)oxy]butyl}piperazin-1-ium perchlorate), C(23)H(28)Cl(2)N(3)O(2)(+)·ClO(4)(-), does not differ substantially from the recently published structure of aripiprazole nitrate [Freire, Polla & Baggio (2012). Acta Cryst. C68, o170-o173]. Both compounds have almost identical bond distances, bond angles and torsion angles. The two different counter-ions occupy equivalent places in the two structures, giving rise to very similar first-order `packing motifs'. However, these elemental arrangements interact with each other in different ways in the two structures, leading to two-dimensional arrays with quite different organizations. PMID:22669195

  1. CO2 CAPTURE BY ABSORPTION WITH POTASSIUM CARBONATE

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    Gary T. Rochelle; Marcus Hilliard; Eric Chen; Babatunde Oyenekan; Ross Dugas; John McLees

    2005-07-31

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. The baseline campaign with 30% MEA has given heat duties from 40 to 70 kcal/gmol CO{sub 2} as predicted by the stripper model. The Flexipak 1Y structured packing gives significantly better performance than IMTP 40 duped packing in the absorber, but in the stripper the performance of the two packings is indistinguishable. The FTIR analyzer measured MEA volatility in the absorber represented by an activity coefficient of 0.7. In the MEA campaign the material balance closed with an average error of 3.5% and the energy balance had an average error of 5.9.

  2. Significance of ligand tails for interaction with the minor groove of B-DNA.

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    Wellenzohn, B; Flader, W; Winger, R H; Hallbrucker, A; Mayer, E; Liedl, K R

    2001-01-01

    Minor groove binding ligands are of great interest due to their extraordinary importance as transcription controlling drugs. We performed three molecular dynamics simulations of the unbound d(CGCGAATTCGCG)(2) dodecamer and its complexes with Hoechst33258 and Netropsin. The structural behavior of the piperazine tail of Hoechst33258, which has already been shown to be a contributor in sequence-specific recognition, was analyzed. The simulations also reveal that the tails of the ligands are able to influence the width of the minor groove. The groove width is even sensitive for conformational transitions of these tails, indicating a high adaptability of the minor groove. Furthermore, the ligands also exert an influence on the B(I)/B(II) backbone conformational substate behavior. All together these results are important for the understanding of the binding process of sequence-specific ligands. PMID:11509372

  3. BIMT 17, a 5-HT2A receptor antagonist and 5-HT1A receptor full agonist in rat cerebral cortex.

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    Borsini, F; Giraldo, E; Monferini, E; Antonini, G; Parenti, M; Bietti, G; Donetti, A

    1995-09-01

    In the search for antidepressant agents with a rapid onset of action, we have found that compound BIMT 17 (1-[2-[4-(3-trifluoromethylphenyl)piperazin-1- yl]ethyl]benzimidazol-[1H]-2-one) shows a good affinity for cerebral cortical 5-HT1A (pKi = 7.72) and 5-HT2A (pKi = 6.90) receptors, with no appreciable affinity for the other 5-HT receptor subtypes, including 5-HT2C. BIMT 17 reduced forskolin-stimulated cAMP accumulation in the cerebral cortex (pEC50 = 6.09) and in the hippocampus (pEC50 = 6.50), and antagonized 5-HT-induced phosphatidylinositol turnover (pKi = 6.96) in the cerebral cortex. The effect on cAMP accumulation was blocked by the 5-HT1A receptor antagonist tertatolol. Buspirone, 8-OH-DPAT and S 14671 (1-[2-(2-thenoylamino)ethyl]- 4[1-(7-methoxynaphtyl)]-piperazine), claimed to be 5-HT1A receptor agonists, did not reduce forskolin-stimulated cAMP formation in the cerebral cortex. On the basis of these data, it was concluded that BIMT 17 was the only compound that behaved as a full agonist with respect to the cAMP response in the cortex, while exerting concurrent agonism at 5-HT1A receptors and antagonism at 5-HT2A receptors. These characteristics might explain the peculiar behavior of BIMT 17 in mimicking the inhibitory action of 5-HT on the basal firing rate of the cortical neurons (see accompanying paper). PMID:8584042

  4. Prevalence of new psychoactive substances: A retrospective study in hair.

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    Rust, Kristina Yasmin; Baumgartner, Markus R; Dally, Annika M; Kraemer, Thomas

    2012-06-01

    New psychoactive substances are conquering the drug scene. Police seize different colourful packages with exceptional names. They are declared as 'bath salts', 'plant food', or 'research chemical powders'. Little is known about the actual prevalence of these drugs. Reanalysis of hair samples from routine cases concerning the presence of new psychoactive substances or 'smart drugs' should provide insight into changing patterns of designer drugs. All hair samples from 2009 and 2010 that originally tested positive for amphetamines or MDMA (N?=?325) were reanalyzed for new or smart drugs such as 4-fluoroamphetamine, piperazines (BZP, mCPP and TFMPP), cathinones (4-MMC (mephedrone), methylone, butylone, ethylone, MDPV, methcathinone and cathinone), methylphenidate and ketamine. Hair snippets were extracted using a two-step extraction procedure. The analytes were analyzed using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) (electrospray ionization; multiple-reaction-monitoring mode - information dependent acquisition - enhanced product ion scan). New psychoactive substances were found in 120 cases (37%). Concerning the piperazine drugs, mCPP was positive in 34 (10.5%) cases and TFMPP in one case. Five mCPP cases were also positive for trazodone, an antidepressant which is metabolized to mCPP. In 11 (3%) cases, 4-MMC was detected. Concerning the smart drugs, methylphenidate was found in 16 (5%). Ketamine was found in 45 (14%) cases. 4-Fluoroamphetamine was identified in 12 (4%) cases and methylone in one case.In conclusion, there is a high prevalence of these drugs. Consequently, at least the most common ones (e.g. mCPP, KET, 4-MMC and 4-FA) should be included in screening procedures in clinical and forensic toxicology. PMID:22522922

  5. Novel Antibacterial Targets and Compounds Revealed by a High-Throughput Cell Wall Reporter Assay

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    Nayar, Asha S.; Dougherty, Thomas J.; Ferguson, Keith E.; Granger, Brett A.; McWilliams, Lisa; Stacey, Clare; Leach, Lindsey J.; Narita, Shin-ichiro; Tokuda, Hajime; Miller, Alita A.; Brown, Dean G.

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT A high-throughput phenotypic screen based on a Citrobacter freundii AmpC reporter expressed in Escherichia coli was executed to discover novel inhibitors of bacterial cell wall synthesis, an attractive, well-validated target for antibiotic intervention. Here we describe the discovery and characterization of sulfonyl piperazine and pyrazole compounds, each with novel mechanisms of action. E. coli mutants resistant to these compounds display no cross-resistance to antibiotics of other classes. Resistance to the sulfonyl piperazine maps to LpxH, which catalyzes the fourth step in the synthesis of lipid A, the outer membrane anchor of lipopolysaccharide (LPS). To our knowledge, this compound is the first reported inhibitor of LpxH. Resistance to the pyrazole compound mapped to mutations in either LolC or LolE, components of the essential LolCDE transporter complex, which is required for trafficking of lipoproteins to the outer membrane. Biochemical experiments with E. coli spheroplasts showed that the pyrazole compound is capable of inhibiting the release of lipoproteins from the inner membrane. Both of these compounds have significant promise as chemical probes to further interrogate the potential of these novel cell wall components for antimicrobial therapy. IMPORTANCE The prevalence of antibacterial resistance, particularly among Gram-negative organisms, signals a need for novel antibacterial agents. A phenotypic screen using AmpC as a sensor for compounds that inhibit processes involved in Gram-negative envelope biogenesis led to the identification of two novel inhibitors with unique mechanisms of action targeting Escherichia coli outer membrane biogenesis. One compound inhibits the transport system for lipoprotein transport to the outer membrane, while the other compound inhibits synthesis of lipopolysaccharide. These results indicate that it is still possible to uncover new compounds with intrinsic antibacterial activity that inhibit novel targets related to the cell envelope, suggesting that the Gram-negative cell envelope still has untapped potential for therapeutic intervention. PMID:25733621

  6. Hydrothermal Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Two New Three-Dimensional Oxyfluorinated Titanium PhosphatesTi 4(HPO 4) 2(PO 4) 4F 2·C 4N 2H 12·H 2O and Ti 4(HPO 4) 2(PO 4) 4F 2·C 2N 2H 10·H 2O

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    Fu, Yunlong; Liu, Yunling; Shi, Zhan; Zou, Yongcun; Pang, Wenqin

    2001-11-01

    Two new organo-templated three-dimensional fluorinated titanium phosphates Ti4(HPO4)2(PO4)4F2·C4N2H12·H2O 1 and Ti4(HPO4)2(PO4)4F2·C2N2H10·H2O 2 have been prepared hydrothermally in the presence of piperazine (C4N2H10) and ethylenediamine (C2N2H8) as templates, respectively. The as-synthesized products are characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, IR spectroscopy, and thermogravimetric and differential thermal analyses (TG-DTA). The structures have been solved by single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The compound 1 crystallized in the monoclinic space group C2/c (no. 15), with M=907.61 g/mol, a=16.6549(17) Å, b=6.3378(6) Å, c=22.208(2) Å, ?=94.862(4)°, V=2335.7(4) Å3, Z=4, R1[I>2?(I)]=0.0393, wR2[I>2?(I)]=0.107 and the compound 2 in the monoclinic space group C2/m (no. 12), with M=880.56 g/mol, a=16.6324(14) Å, b=6.3219(6) Å, c=11.0725(10) Å, ?=94.362(2)°, V=1160.88(18) Å3, Z=2, R1[I>2?(I)]=0.0461, wR2[I>2?(I)]=0.1403. They have similar three-dimensional frameworks built up from TiO6, TiO5F octahedral, PO4, and PO3(OH) tetrahedral units. There exist two types of 8-membered ring channels along the b axis in which the diprontonated piperazine or ethylenediamine molecules are entrapped and along the c axis in which water molecules are entrapped.

  7. Novel 5-HT6 receptor antagonists/D2 receptor partial agonists targeting behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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    Ko?aczkowski, Marcin; Marcinkowska, Monika; Bucki, Adam; ?niecikowska, Joanna; Paw?owski, Maciej; Kazek, Grzegorz; Siwek, Agata; Jastrz?bska-Wi?sek, Magdalena; Partyka, Anna; Wasik, Anna; Weso?owska, Anna; Mierzejewski, Pawe?; Bienkowski, Przemyslaw

    2015-03-01

    We describe a novel class of designed multiple ligands (DMLs) combining serotonin 5-HT6 receptor (5-HT6R) antagonism with dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) partial agonism. Prototype hybrid molecules were designed using docking to receptor homology models. Diverse pharmacophore moieties yielded 3 series of hybrids with varying in vitro properties at 5-HT6R and D2R, and at M1 receptor and hERG channel antitargets. 4-(piperazin-1-yl)-1H-indole derivatives showed highest antagonist potency at 5-HT6R, with 7-butoxy-3,4-dihydroquinolin-2(1H)-one and 2-propoxybenzamide derivatives having promising D2R partial agonism. 2-(3-(4-(1-(phenylsulfonyl)-1H-indol-4-yl)piperazin-1-yl)propoxy)benzamide (47) exhibited nanomolar affinity at both 5-HT6R and D2R and was evaluated in rat models. It displayed potent antidepressant-like and anxiolytic-like activity in the Porsolt and Vogel tests, respectively, more pronounced than that of a reference selective 5-HT6R antagonist or D2R partial agonist. In addition, 47 also showed antidepressant-like activity (Porsolt's test) and anxiolytic-like activity (open field test) in aged (>18-month old) rats. In operant conditioning tests, 47 enhanced responding for sweet reward in the saccharin self-administration test, consistent with anti-anhedonic properties. Further, 47 facilitated extinction of non-reinforced responding for sweet reward, suggesting potential procognitive activity. Taken together, these studies suggest that DMLs combining 5-HT6R antagonism and D2R partial agonism may successfully target affective disorders in patients from different age groups without a risk of cognitive deficits. PMID:25557493

  8. Synthesis, characterization, equilibrium study and biological activity of Cu(II), Ni(II) and Co(II) complexes of polydentate Schiff base ligand

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    El-Sherif, Ahmed A.; Shehata, Mohamed R.; Shoukry, Mohamed M.; Barakat, Mohammad H.

    2012-10-01

    Schiff base ligand, 1,4-bis[(2-hydroxybenzaldehyde)propyl]piperazine (BHPP), and its Cu(II), Ni(II) and Co(II) metal complexes were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic susceptibility, molar conductance and spectral (IR and UV-vis) studies. The ground state of BHPP ligand was investigated using the BUILDER module of MOE. Metal complexes are formed in the 1:1 (M:L) ratio as found from the elemental analysis and found to have the general formula [ML]·nH2O, where M = Co(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II), L = BHPP. In all the studied complexes, the (BHPP) ligand behaves as a hexadentate divalent anion with coordination involving the two azomethine nitrogen's, the two nitrogen atoms of piperazine ring and the two deprotonated phenolic OH-groups. The magnetic and spectral data indicates octahedral geometry of metal(II) complexes. The ligand and their metal chelates have been screened for their antimicrobial activities using the disc diffusion method against the selected bacteria and fungi. They were found to be more active against Gram-positive than Gram-negative bacteria. Protonation constants of (BHPP) ligand and stability constants of its Cu2+, Co2+ and Ni2+ complexes were determined by potentiometric titration method in 50% DMSO-water solution at ionic strength of 0.1 M sodium nitrate. It has been observed that the protonated Schiff base ligand (BHPP) have four protonation constants. The divalent metal ions Cu2+, Ni2+ and Co2+ form 1:1 complexes.

  9. Synthesis and antimuscarinic activity of some 1-cycloalkyl-1-hydroxy-1-phenyl-3-(4-substituted piperazinyl)-2-propanones and related compounds.

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    Kaiser, C; Audia, V H; Carter, J P; McPherson, D W; Waid, P P; Lowe, V C; Noronha-Blob, L

    1993-03-01

    A new class of substituted 1-phenyl-3-piperazinyl-2-propanones with antimuscarinic activity is reported. As part of a structure-activity relationship study of this class, various structural modifications, particularly ones involving substitution of position 1 and the terminal piperazine nitrogen, were investigated. The objective of this study was to derive new antimuscarinic agents with potential utility in treating urinary incontinence associated with bladder muscle instability. These compounds were examined for M1, M2, and M3 muscarinic receptor selectivity in isolated tissue assays and for in vivo effects on urinary bladder contraction, mydriasis, and salivation in guinea pigs. Potency and selectivity in these assays were influenced most notably by the nature of the substituent group on the terminal nitrogen of the piperazine moiety. Benzyl substitution was particularly advantageous in producing compounds with functional M3 receptor (smooth muscle) and bladder selectivity; it provided several candidates for clinical study. In vivo, 3-(4-benzyl-piperazinyl)-1-cyclobutyl-1-hydroxy-1-phenyl-2-propanone (24) demonstrated 11- and 37-fold separations in its effect on bladder function versus mydriatic and salivation responses, respectively. The corresponding 2-chlorobenzyl derivative 25 was more than 178-fold selective for M3 versus M1 and M2 muscarinic receptors. 3-(4-Benzylpiperazinyl)-1,1-diphenyl-1-hydroxy-2-propanone (51) was 18-fold selective for M3 versus M1 and 242-fold selective for M3 versus M2 receptors. It was also selective in guinea pigs, where it displayed 20- and 41-fold separations between bladder function and effect on mydriasis and salivation, respectively. In general, the results of this study are consistent with the proposition that the described piperazinylpropanones interact with muscarcinic receptors in a hydrogen-bonded form that presents a conformation similar to that apparently adopted by classical antimuscarinic agents. PMID:8496940

  10. Theoretical and experimental studies of the isomeric protonation in solution for a prototype aliphatic ring containing two nitrogens

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    Maheshwari, Aditya; Kim, Yong-Wah

    2009-01-01

    Theoretical calculations were carried out for studying the tautomeric protonation of N-methyl piperazine as a prototype six-member aliphatic ring containing a secondary and a tertiary nitrogen atom. The protonation was investigated in three solvents: water, acetonitrile, and dichloromethane. Calculations were performed up to the B3LYP/aug-cc-pvtz and QCISD(T)/CBS levels by applying the IEF-PCM polarizable continuum dielectric solvent model. Relative solvation free energies also were calculated upon explicit solvent models by utilizing the free-energy perturbation theory as implemented in Monte Carlo simulations. The relative free energy for the N-methyl piperazine tautomer protonated at the secondary (NMps) rather than at the tertiary (NMpt) nitrogen was calculated at a ratio of 47/53 in infinitely dilute aqueous solution. The ratio further decreases in lower polarity solvents. In contrast, NMR experiments suggest that the protonation takes place primarily at the secondary nitrogen in 0.37 molar aqueous solution with NMps/NMpt = 80/20. The NMps tautomer is exclusive in dichloromethane at the same concentration. The discrepancy between theory and experiment was resolved by considering association equilibria in parallel with the protonation for the solute. As a result, the theoretically predicted tautomer ratios were obtained in close agreement with the experimental values. The NMps tautomer could form a preferable dimeric structure, where one or two chloride anion(s) is/are in hydrogen bonds with protons of the associating monomers. The calculations suggest that the proton relocation may take place by solvent assistance in water or along an intramolecular proton jump in the twist-boat conformation. The predicted activation free energy was about 10 kcal/mol on the basis of variable temperature NMR experiments in DCM. PMID:19994881

  11. Effects of alcoholic extract of Curcuma longa on Ascaridia infestation affecting chicken.

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    Alrubaie, Abdulrazak Labi

    2015-07-01

    Ascaridia galli, the common intestinal nematode, remains a major cause of economic loss in the poultry industry in developing countries. Treatments using chemicals are not only expensive but also affect host health. Plant extracts as better alternative is gaining significance. Here, we have studied the effects of alcoholic extract of turmeric, Curcuma longa L. (Zingiberaceae) roots, against A. galli infection in chicken. Different concentrations of C. longa root extract were tested in vitro on 5 groups of adults A. galli worms and in vivo on 6 groups of chicks. The results showed that the turmeric root extract @ 60 mg mL(-1) in vitro significantly (P < 0.001) proved paralytic and fatal against worms (16.80 ± 1.28 h). In vivo, chicken groups (G2-G6) were infected with an average of 300 ± 12 embryonated eggs of A. galli. The G2 was not given any treatment while G3 was treated with piperazine (@ 200 mg kg(-1) body wt.); and Groups 4, 5 and 6 were given turmeric @ 200, 400 and 600 mg kg(-1) body wt., respectively. The mean number of worms extracted at the end of the trial in G2 (untreated) was 18.10 ± 2.42, while the G3 treated with piperazine had no worms. Groups 4 and 5 did not show any significant difference compared to G2. However, G6 that had 3.20 ± 1.33 worms was statistically significant. Higher concentrations of turmeric given to infected chickens significantly reduced the length and weight of worms. The study showed that the worm infestation damaged the intestinal villi, and.treatment with high concentration of C. longa had healing effects and restored the integrity of intestinal mucosa. The results have demonstrated the ameliorating effect of C. longa turmeric on A. galli infested chickens. PMID:26245030

  12. Hydrothermal synthesis of isostructural open-framework manganese and iron borophosphates: Effect of the organic templates in determining the pore shapes

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    Yang, Weiting; Li, Jiyang; Xu, Jin; Xing, Hongzhu; Wang, Lei; Yu, Jihong; Xu, Ruren

    2011-04-01

    Three new isostructural organo-templated transition metal borophosphates, (C 3H 12N 2)[MnB 2P 3O 12(OH)] (denoted MnBPO-CJ30), (C 3H 12N 2)[FeB 2P 3O 12(OH)] (denoted FeBPO-CJ30A) and (C 4H 12N 2)[FeB 2P 3O 12(OH)] (denoted FeBPO-CJ30B) were hydrothermally synthesized by using 1,2-diaminopropane and piperazine as the template, respectively. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses reveal that the framework of MBPO-CJ30 (M = Mn, Fe) is constructed from the connection of infinite loop-branched borophosphate [B 2P 3O 12(OH) 4-] chains and MO 6 octahedra, giving rise to three-dimensional (3-D) intersecting 8-, 8- and 9-ring channels along the [011], [01 1¯] and [100] directions, respectively. The negative charge of the framework is compensated by the diprotonated 1,2-diaminopropane or piperazine cations located in the 9-ring channels. These compounds are further characterized by powder X-ray diffraction, ICP, CHN, TGA, IR, and magnetic measurement. Structural analyses reveal that the organic amines that have the similar structure-directing ability but differing in size and shape have an influence on the crystal symmetry as well as the pore shapes of the 9-ring channels of these isostructures. Magnetic studies reveal that MnBPO-CJ30 exhibit antiferromagnetic behavior with weak ferromagnetic component to the magnetic interactions.

  13. Molecular Mechanism of MBX2319 Inhibition of Escherichia coli AcrB Multidrug Efflux Pump and Comparison with Other Inhibitors

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    Vargiu, Attilio V.; Ruggerone, Paolo; Opperman, Timothy J.; Nguyen, Son T.

    2014-01-01

    Efflux pumps of the resistance nodulation division (RND) superfamily, such as AcrB, make a major contribution to multidrug resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. The development of inhibitors of the RND pumps would improve the efficacy of current and next-generation antibiotics. To date, however, only one inhibitor has been cocrystallized with AcrB. Thus, in silico structure-based analysis is essential for elucidating the interaction between other inhibitors and the efflux pumps. In this work, we used computer docking and molecular dynamics simulations to study the interaction between AcrB and the compound MBX2319, a novel pyranopyridine efflux pump inhibitor with potent activity against RND efflux pumps of Enterobacteriaceae species, as well as other known inhibitors (D13-9001, 1-[1-naphthylmethyl]-piperazine, and phenylalanylarginine-?-naphthylamide) and the binding of doxorubicin to the efflux-defective F610A variant of AcrB. We also analyzed the binding of a substrate, minocycline, for comparison. Our results show that MBX2319 binds very tightly to the lower part of the distal pocket in the B protomer of AcrB, strongly interacting with the phenylalanines lining the hydrophobic trap, where the hydrophobic portion of D13-9001 was found to bind by X-ray crystallography. Additionally, MBX2319 binds to AcrB in a manner that is similar to the way in which doxorubicin binds to the F610A variant of AcrB. In contrast, 1-(1-naphthylmethyl)-piperazine and phenylalanylarginine-?-naphthylamide appear to bind to somewhat different areas of the distal pocket in the B protomer of AcrB than does MBX2319. However, all inhibitors (except D13-9001) appear to distort the structure of the distal pocket, impairing the proper binding of substrates. PMID:25114133

  14. Clonal relatedness is a predictor of spontaneous multidrug efflux pump gene overexpression in Staphylococcus aureus.

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    Schindler, Bryan D; Jacinto, Pauline L; Buensalido, Joseph Adrian L; Seo, Susan M; Kaatz, Glenn W

    2015-05-01

    Increased expression of genes encoding multidrug resistance efflux pumps (MDR-EPs) contributes to antimicrobial agent and biocide resistance in Staphylococcus aureus. Previously identified associations between norA overexpression and spa type t002 meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), and a similar yet weaker association between mepA overexpression and type t008 meticillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA), in clinical isolates are suggestive of clonal dissemination. It is also possible that related strains are prone to mutations resulting in overexpression of specific MDR-EP genes. Exposure of non-MDR-EP-overexpressing clinical isolates to biocides and dyes can select for MDR-EP-overexpressing mutants. spa types t002 and t008 isolates are predominated by multilocus sequencing typing sequence types (STs) 5 and 8, respectively. In this study, non-MDR-EP gene-overexpressing clinical isolates (MRSA and MSSA) representing ST5 and ST8 were subjected to single exposures of ethidium bromide (EtBr) to select for EtBr-resistant mutants. Measurements of active EtBr transport among mutants were used to demonstrate an efflux-proficient phenotype. Using quantitative reverse-transcription PCR, it was found that EtBr-resistant mutants of ST5 and ST8 parental strains predominantly overexpressed mepA (100%) and mdeA (83%), respectively, regardless of meticillin sensitivity. Associations between clonal lineage and MDR-EP gene overexpression differed from those previously observed and suggest the latter is due to clonal spread of efflux-proficient strains. The predilection of in vitro-selected mutants of related strains to overexpress the same MDR-EP gene indicates the presence of a consistent mutational process. PMID:25548027

  15. A Family of {Cr(III)2Ln(III)2} Butterfly Complexes: Effect of the Lanthanide Ion on the Single-Molecule Magnet Properties.

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    Langley, Stuart K; Wielechowski, Daniel P; Chilton, Nicholas F; Moubaraki, Boujemaa; Murray, Keith S

    2015-11-01

    We report the synthesis of several heterometallic 3d-4f complexes which result from the replacement of the Dy(III) ions in the [Cr(III)2Dy(III)2(OMe)2(mdea)2(O2CPh)4(NO3)2] single-molecule magnet (SMM) by the trivalent Pr, Nd, Gd, Tb, Ho, and Er lanthanide ions. The parent {Cr2Dy(III)2} compound displayed an anisotropy barrier to magnetization reversal of 53 cm(-1), with magnetic hysteresis observed up to 3.5 K and with large coercive fields at low temperatures (2.7 T at 1.8 K). Magnetic studies for the new complexes revealed significantly different static and dynamic magnetic behavior in comparison to the parent {Cr(III)2Dy(III)2} complex. When Ln(III) = Pr, a complete loss of SMM behavior is found, but when Ln(III) = Nd or Er, frequency-dependent tails in the out-of-phase susceptibility at low temperatures are observed, indicative of slow magnetic relaxation, but with very small anisotropy barriers and fast relaxation times. When Ln(III) = Tb and Ho, SMM behavior is clearly revealed with anisotropy barriers of 44 and 36 cm(-1), respectively. Magnetic hysteresis is also observed up to 2.5 and 1.8 K (0.003 T/s) for the Tb and Ho complexes, respectively. A large loss of the magnetization is, however, observed at zero-field, and as a result, the large coercivity which is present in the {Cr2Dy2} example is lost. The {Cr2Tb2} and {Cr2Ho2} complexes are rare examples of Tb- and Ho-based SMMs which reveal both slow relaxation in the absence of a static dc field (ac susceptibility) and open hysteresis loops above 1.8 K. PMID:26488451

  16. Assessment of synergistic combination potential of probiotic and bacteriophage against antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus exposed to simulated intestinal conditions.

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    Woo, Jihoon; Ahn, Juhee

    2014-10-01

    This study was designed to evaluate the combined effect of probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus and bacteriophage SA11 on the control of antibiotic-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (ASSA) and antibiotic-resistant S. aureus (ARSA) under the simulated intestinal conditions. The survivability of ASSA and ARSA were determined in the simulated phosphate-buffered saline (PBS)-, trypticase soy broth (TSB)-, and milk-based gastric juices adjusted to pH 2.0, 3.0, and 5.0 at 37 °C for 30 min. The inhibitory effect of bacteriophage SA11 and probiotic on the growth of ASSA and ARSA was evaluated in the simulated intestinal juices at 37 °C for 20 h. The least reductions in the numbers of ASSA and ARSA were observed in the milk-based gastric juices at pH 2.0 (<1 log). No significant changes in the teichoic acid-mediated sliding motility were observed for ASSA and ARSA after 30-min exposure to the simulated gastric juices (pH 2.0, 3.0, and 5.0), responsible for the enhanced bacterial attachment to the epithelial cells. The bacteriophage SA11 was stable down to pH 5.0 and up to 0.06 % bile salts. The bacteriophage SA11 combined with probiotic effectively inhibited the growth of ASSA and ARSA in the simulated intestinal conditions, showing more than 4 log reduction. The relative expression levels of adhesion-related genes (clfA, eno, and fnbA) and efflux-related genes (mdeA, norB, and norC) were less decreased in ARSA than in ASSA after exposure to the simulated gastrointestinal conditions. These results might shed light on the application of bacteriophage to control the ingested antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens in the intestinal tract. PMID:25015717

  17. Metabolism of designer drugs of abuse: an updated review.

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    Meyer, Markus R; Maurer, Hans H

    2010-06-01

    This paper reviews the metabolism of new designer drugs of abuse that have emerged on the black market during the last years and is an update of a review published in 2005. The presented review contains data concerning the so-called 2C compounds (phenethylamine type) such as 4-bromo-2,5-dimethoxy-beta-phenethylamine (2C-B), 4-iodo-2,5-dimethoxy-beta-phenethylamine (2C-I), 2,5-dimethoxy-4-methyl-beta-phenethylamine (2C-D), 4-ethyl-2,5-dimethoxy-beta-phenethylamine (2C-E), 4-ethylthio-2,5-dimethoxy-beta-phenethylamine (2C-T-2), and 2,5-dimethoxy-4-propylthio-beta-phenethylamine (2C-T-7), beta-keto designer drugs such as 2-methylamino-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)butan-1-one (butylone, bk-MBDB), 2-ethylamino-1-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)propan-1-one (ethylone, bk-MDEA), 2-methylamino-1-(3,4-methylene notdioxy notphenyl)propan-1-one (methylone, bk-MDMA), and 2-methylamino-1-p-tolylpropane-1-one (mephedrone, 4-methyl-methcathinone), pyrrolidino notphenones such as 4-methyl-pyrrolidinobutyrophenone (MPBP) and alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (PVP), phencyclidine-derived drugs such as N (1 phenylcyclohexyl) propanamine (PCPr), N-(1-phenylcyclohexyl)-2-ethoxyethanamine (PCEEA), N-(1-phenylcyclohexyl)-3-methoxypropanamine (PCMPA), and N-(1-phenylcyclohexyl)-2-methoxyethanamine (PCMEA), tryptamines such as 5-methoxy-N,N-diisopropyl nottryptamine (5-MeO-DIPT), and finally alpha-methylfentanyl (alpha-MF) and 3-methylfentanyl (3-MF). Papers have been considered and reviewed on the identification of in vivo or in vitro human or animal metabolites and the cytochrome P450 or monoamineoxidase isoenzyme-dependent metabolism. PMID:20540700

  18. BIMT 17, a 5-HT1A receptor agonist/5-HT2A receptor antagonist, directly activates postsynaptic 5-HT inhibitory responses in the rat cerebral cortex.

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    Borsini, F; Ceci, A; Bietti, G; Donetti, A

    1995-09-01

    BIMT 17 (1-[2-[4-(3-trifluoromethyl phenyl) piperazin-1-yl] ethyl] benzimidazol- [1H]-2-one), a 5-HT1A receptor agonist/5-HT2A receptor antagonist (see Borsini et al., accompanying paper), in a dose range of 1-10 mg/kg i.v., dose-dependently inhibited the electrical activity of rat medial prefronto-cortical neurons, whereas buspirone, in a dose range of 0.1-1000 micrograms/kg, increased it. 8-hydroxy-2-(di-n-propylamino) tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) and 1-[2-(2-thenoylamino)ethyl]-4-[1-(7-methoxynaphthyl)] piperazine (S 14671) presented biphasic patterns of response; they increased electrical activity at doses in the range of 0.1-10 micrograms/kg and 0.1-3 micrograms/kg i.v. respectively, and reduced it at high doses, 30-300 micrograms/kg and 10-30 micrograms/kg i.v., respectively. The inhibitory effect of BIMT 17 on the firing rate of neurons in the frontal cortex was antagonized by the 5-HT1A antagonists tertatolol and WAY 100135, and was still present after destruction of serotonin (5-HT) containing neuronal endings by the neurotoxin 5,7-dihydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT; 150 micrograms/rat, given intraventricularly), which reduced the cortical 5-HT content by 85%. This destruction of 5-HT neurons, while suppressing the ability of 8-OH-DPAT to inhibit the firing rate at high doses, did not change the excitatory action of this compound at low doses. The addition of ritanserin, a 5-HT2A receptor antagonist, potentiated both the excitatory and inhibitory effects of 8-OH-DPAT on neuronal electrical activity. Direct microiontophoretic application (100 nA/20 s) of 5-HT and BIMT 17, but not that of 8-OH-DPAT, onto medial prefronto-cortical neurons, decreased the firing rate of these neurons.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) PMID:8584043

  19. Evidence that mCPP may have behavioural effects mediated by central 5-HT1C receptors.

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    Kennett, G. A.; Curzon, G.

    1988-01-01

    1. The effects of 1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine (mCPP) and 1-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] piperazine (TFMPP) on activity of rats in a novel cage, and on the rotorod and elevated bar co-ordination tests was examined. 2. Peripherally administered mCPP and TFMPP dose-dependently reduced locomotion, rearing, and feeding scores but not grooming of freely fed rats placed in a novel observation cage. Yawning behaviour was increased. Similar effects were also observed after injection of mCPP into the 3rd ventricle. 3. Co-ordination on a rotating drum of both untrained and trained rats was impaired following mCPP but co-ordination on an elevated bar was not. 4. The hypoactivity induced by mCPP was opposed by three antagonists with high affinity for the 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT1C) site; metergoline, mianserin, cyproheptadine and possibly also by a fourth antagonist mesulergine. Metergoline, mianserin and cyproheptadine also opposed the reduction in feeding scores. However, neither effect of mCPP was antagonized by the 5-HT2-receptor antagonists ketanserin or ritanserin, the 5-HT3-receptor antagonist ICS 205-930, the 5-HT1A and 5-HT1B-receptor antagonists (-)-pindolol, (-)-propranolol and (+/-)-cyanopindolol or the 5-HT1A-, 5-HT2- and dopamine receptor antagonist spiperone. The specific alpha 2-adrenoceptor antagonist idazoxan was also without effect. 5. Hypoactivity induced by TFMPP was similarly antagonized by mianserin but unaffected by (+/-)-cyanopindolol. 6. These results suggest that the hypoactivity is mediated by central 5-HT1C-receptors and that mCPP and possibly TFMPP may be 5-HT1C-receptor agonists. 7. As mianserin, cyproheptadine and mesulergine in the absence of mCPP did not increase locomotion but increased the number of feeding scores, the activation of 5-HT1C-receptors may be of physiological importance in the control of appetite. The possible relevance of these results to the therapeutic and side-effects of clinically used antidepressants (particularly trazodone and mianserin) and anorexigenic drugs is discussed. PMID:3401632

  20. Characterization of CM572, a Selective Irreversible Partial Agonist of the Sigma-2 Receptor with Antitumor Activity.

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    Nicholson, Hilary; Comeau, Anthony; Mesangeau, Christophe; McCurdy, Christopher R; Bowen, Wayne D

    2015-08-01

    The sigma-2 receptors are promising therapeutic targets because of their significant upregulation in tumor cells compared with normal tissue. Here, we characterize CM572 [3-(4-(4-(4-fluorophenyl)piperazin-1-yl)butyl)-6-isothiocyanatobenzo[d]oxazol-2(3H)-one] (sigma-1 Ki ? 10 µM, sigma-2 Ki = 14.6 ± 6.9 nM), a novel isothiocyanate derivative of the putative sigma-2 antagonist, SN79 [6-acetyl-3-(4-(4-(4-fluorophenyl)piperazin-1-yl)butyl)benzo[d]oxazol-2(3H)-one]. CM572 bound irreversibly to sigma-2 receptors by virtue of the isothiocyanate moiety but not to sigma-1. Studies in human SK-N-SH neuroblastoma cells revealed that CM572 induced an immediate dose-dependent increase in cytosolic calcium concentration. A 24-hour treatment of SK-N-SH cells with CM572 induced dose-dependent cell death, with an EC50 = 7.6 ± 1.7 µM. This effect was sustained over 24 hours even after a 60-minute pretreatment with CM572, followed by extensive washing to remove ligand, indicating an irreversible effect consistent with the irreversible binding data. Western blot analysis revealed that CM572 also induced cleavage activation of proapoptotic BH3-interacting domain death agonist. These data suggest irreversible agonist-like activity. Low concentrations of CM572 that were minimally effective were able to attenuate significantly the calcium signal and cell death induced by the sigma-2 agonist CB-64D [(+)-1R,5R-(E)-8-benzylidene-5-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-2-methylmorphan-7-one]. CM572 was also cytotoxic against PANC-1 pancreatic and MCF-7 breast cancer cell lines. The cytotoxic activity of CM572 was selective for cancer cells over normal cells, being much less potent against primary human melanocytes and human mammary epithelial cells. Taken together, these data show that CM572 is a selective, irreversible sigma-2 receptor partial agonist. This novel irreversible ligand may further our understanding of the endogenous role of this receptor, in addition to having potential use in targeted cancer diagnosis and therapy. PMID:26034081

  1. Oxidative metabolism of a quinoxaline derivative by xanthine oxidase in rodent plasma.

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    Sharma, Raman; Eng, Heather; Walker, Gregory S; Barreiro, Gabriela; Stepan, Antonia F; McClure, Kim F; Wolford, Angela; Bonin, Paul D; Cornelius, Peter; Kalgutkar, Amit S

    2011-12-19

    As part of efforts directed at the G protein-coupled receptor 119 agonist program for type 2 diabetes, a series of cyanopyridine derivatives exemplified by isopropyl-4-(3-cyano-5-(quinoxalin-6-yl)pyridine-2-yl)piperazine-1-carboxylate (1) were identified as novel chemotypes worthy of further hit-to-lead optimization. Compound 1, however, was found to be unstable in plasma (37 °C, pH 7.4) from rat (T(1/2) = 16 min), mouse (T(1/2) = 61 min), and guinea pig (T(1/2) = 4 min). Lowering the temperature of plasma incubations (4-25 °C) attenuated the degradation of 1, implicating the involvement of an enzyme-mediated process. Failure to detect any appreciable amount of 1 in plasma samples from protein binding and pharmacokinetic studies in rats was consistent with its labile nature in plasma. Instability noted in rodent plasma was not observed in plasma from dogs, monkeys, and humans (T(1/2) > 370 min at 37 °C, pH 7.4). Metabolite identification studies in rodent plasma revealed the formation of a single metabolite (M1), which was 16 Da higher than the molecular weight of 1 (compound 1, MH(+) = 403; M1, MH(+) = 419). Pretreatment of rat plasma with allopurinol, but not raloxifene, abolished the conversion of 1 to M1, suggesting that xanthine oxidase (XO) was responsible for the oxidative instability. Consistent with the known catalytic mechanism of XO, the source of oxygen incorporated in M1 was derived from water rather than molecular oxygen. The formation of M1 was also demonstrated in incubations of 1 with purified bovine XO. The structure of M1 was determined by NMR analysis to be isopropyl-4-(3-cyano-5-(3-oxo-3,4-dihydroquinoxalin-6-yl)pyridine-2-yl)piperazine-1-carboxylate. The regiochemistry of quinoxaline ring oxidation in 1 was consistent with ab initio calculations and molecular docking studies using a published crystal structure of bovine XO. A close-in analogue of 1, which lacked the quinoxaline motif (e.g., 5-(4-cyano-3-methylphenyl)-2-(4-(3-isopropyl-1,2,4-oxadiazol-5-yl)piperidin-1-yl)nicotinitrile (2)) was stable in rat plasma and possessed substantially improved GPR119 agonist properties. To the best of our knowledge, our studies constitute the first report on the involvement of rodent XO in oxidative drug metabolism in plasma. PMID:21939274

  2. 18F-Mefway PET Imaging of Serotonin 1A Receptors in Humans: A Comparison with 18F-FCWAY

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    Choi, Jae Yong; Lyoo, Chul Hyoung; Kim, Jin Su; Kim, Kyeong Min; Kang, Jee Hae; Choi, Soo-Hee; Kim, Jae-Jin; Ryu, Young Hoon

    2015-01-01

    Introduction The purpose of this research is to evaluate the prospects for the use of 4-(trans-18F-fluoranylmethyl)-N-[2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]ethyl]-N-pyridin-2-ylcyclohexane-1-carboxamide (18F-Mefway) in comparison to 18F-trans-4-fluoro-N-2-[4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl]ethyl]-N-(2-pyridyl)cyclohexanecarboxamide (18F-FCWAY) for the quantification of 5-HT1A receptors in human subjects. Method Five healthy male controls were included for two positron emission tomography (PET) studies: 18F-FCWAY PET after the pretreatment with 500 mg of disulfiram and two months later, 18F-Mefway PET without disulfiram. Regional time-activity curves (TACs) were extracted from nine cortical and subcortical regions in dynamic PET images. Using cerebellar cortex without vermis as reference tissue, in vivo kinetics for both radioligands were compared based on the distribution volume ratio (DVR) calculated by non-invasive Logan graphical analysis and area under the curve ratio of the TACs (AUC ratio). Result Although the pattern of regional uptakes in the 18F-Mefway PET was similar to that of the 18F-FCWAY PET (highest in the hippocampus and lowest in the cerebellar cortex), the amount of regional uptake in 18F-Mefway PET was almost half of that in 18F-FCWAY PET. The skull uptake in 18F-Mefway PET was only 25% of that in 18F-FCWAY PET with disulfiram pretreatment. The regional DVR values and AUC ratio values for 18F-Mefway were 17—40% lower than those of 18F-FCWAY. In contrast to a small overestimation of DVR values by AUC ratio values (< 10%) in 18F-FCWAY PET, the overestimation bias of AUC ratio values was much higher (up to 21%) in 18F-Mefway PET. Conclusion As 18F-Mefway showed lower DVR values and greater overestimation bias of AUC ratio values, 18F-Mefway may appear less favorable than 18F-FCWAY. However, in contrast to 18F-FCWAY, the resistance to in vivo defluorination of 18F-Mefway obviates the need for the use of a defluorination inhibitor. Thus, 18F-Mefway may be a good candidate PET radioligand for 5-HT1A receptor imaging in human. PMID:25830772

  3. Genetic determinants of antimicrobial resistance in Gram positive bacteria from organic foods.

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    Fernández-Fuentes, Miguel Angel; Abriouel, Hikmate; Ortega Morente, Elena; Pérez Pulido, Rubén; Gálvez, Antonio

    2014-02-17

    Bacterial biocide resistance is becoming a matter of concern. In the present study, a collection of biocide-resistant, Gram-positive bacteria from organic foods (including 11 isolates from genus Bacillus, 25 from Enterococcus and 10 from Staphylococcus) were analyzed for genes associated to biocide resistance efflux pumps and antibiotic resistance. The only qac-genes detected were qacA/B (one Bacillus cereus isolate) and smr (one B. cereus and two Staphylococcus saprophyticus isolates). Efflux pump genes efrA and efrB genes were detected in Staphylococcus (60% of isolates), Bacillus (54.54%) and Enterococcus (24%); sugE was detected in Enterococcus (20%) and in one Bacillus licheniformis; mepA was detected in Staphylococcus (60%) and in one Enterococcus isolate (which also carried mdeA), and norE gene was detected only in one Enterococcus faecium and one S. saprophyticus isolate. An amplicon for acrB efflux pump was detected in all but one isolate. When minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined, it was found that the addition of reserpine reduced the MICs by eight fold for most of the biocides and isolates, corroborating the role of efflux pumps in biocide resistance. Erythromycin resistance gene ermB was detected in 90% of Bacillus isolates, and in one Staphylococcus, while ereA was detected only in one Bacillus and one Staphyloccus, and ereB only in one Staphylococcus. The ATP-dependent msrA gene (which confers resistance to macrolides, lincosamides and type B streptogramins) was detected in 60% of Bacillus isolates and in all staphylococci, which in addition carried msrB. The lincosamide and streptogramin A resistance gene lsa was detected in Staphylococcus (40%), Bacillus (27.27%) and Enterococcus (8%) isolates. The aminoglycoside resistance determinant aph (3_)-IIIa was detected in Staphylococcus (40%) and Bacillus (one isolate), aph(2_)-1d in Bacillus (27.27%) and Enterococcus (8%), aph(2_)-Ib in Bacillus (one isolate), and the bifunctional aac(6_)1e-aph(2_)-Ia in Staphylococcus (20%), Enterococcus (8%) and Bacillus (one isolate). Chloramphenicol resistance cat gene was detected in Enterococcus (8%) and Staphylococcus (20%), and blaZ only in Staphylococcus (20%). All other antibiotic or biocide resistance genes investigated were not detected in any isolate. Isolates carrying multiple biocide and antibiotic determinants were frequent among Bacillus (36.36%) and Staphylococcus (50%), but not Enterococcus. These results suggest that biocide and antibiotic determinants may be co-selected. PMID:24361832

  4. Antibiotic resistance of Lactobacillus pentosus and Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides isolated from naturally-fermented Aloreña table olives throughout fermentation process.

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    Casado Muñoz, María del Carmen; Benomar, Nabil; Lerma, Leyre Lavilla; Gálvez, Antonio; Abriouel, Hikmate

    2014-02-17

    Antimicrobial resistance of Lactobacillus pentosus (n=59) and Leuconostoc pseudomesenteroides (n=13) isolated from Aloreña green table olives (which are naturally-fermented olives from Málaga, Spain) to 15 antibiotics was evaluated. Most Lb. pentosus (95%) and all Lc. pseudomesenteroides were resistant to at least three antibiotics. Principal component analysis determined that the prevalence of antibiotic resistance in LAB throughout the fermentation process was highly dependent on the fermenter where the fermentation took place. All Lb. pentosus and Lc. pseudomesenteroides strains were highly sensitive to amoxicillin and ampicillin (MIC?2 ?g/ml), and also to chloramphenicol (MIC?4 ?g/ml), gentamicin and erythromycin (MIC?16 ?g/ml). However, they were phenotypically resistant to streptomycin (83-100%, MIC>256 ?g/ml), vancomycin and teicoplanin (70-100%, MIC>128 ?g/ml), trimethoprim (76% of Lb. pentosus and 15% of Lc. pseudomesenteroides, MIC>128 ?g/ml), trimethoprim/sulfomethoxazol (71-100%, MIC>4-64 ?g/ml) and cefuroxime (44% of Lb. pentosus and 85% of Lc. pseudomesenteroides, MIC>32-128 ?g/ml). Lb. pentosus was susceptible to tetracycline and clindamycin, while 46% of Lc. pseudomesenteroides strains were resistant to these antibiotics. Only Lb. pentosus strains were resistant to ciprofloxacin (70%, MIC>4-64 ?g/ml), although no mutations in the quinolone resistance determining regions of the genes encoding GyrA and ParC were found, thus indicating an intrinsic resistance. Similarly, no genes encoding possible transferable resistance determinants for the observed phenotypic resistance were detected by PCR. In some cases, a bimodal distribution of MICs was observed for some antibiotics to which both LAB species exhibited resistance. Nevertheless, such resistances resulted from an intrinsic mechanism, non-transferable or non-acquired resistance determinants which may in part be due to chromosomally encoded efflux pumps (NorA, MepA and MdeA). Results of the present study demonstrate that all Lb. pentosus and Lc. pseudomesenteroides strains lack transferable resistance-related genes (cat, bla, blaZ, ermA, ermB, ermC, msrA/B, ereA, ereB, mphA, mefA, tet(M), tet(O), tet(S), tet(W), tet(L), tet(K), aad(E), aac(6')-Ie-aph(2')-Ia, aph(2')-Ib, aph(2')-Ic, aph(2')-Id, aph(3')-IIIa, ant(4')-Ia, dfrA, dfrD, vanA, vanB, vanC and vanE) and should therefore, according to Qualified Presumption of Safety criteria, be considered safe for future application as starter cultures or as probiotics. PMID:24370969

  5. The U.S. Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs: current status and future considerations.

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    Bush, Donna M

    2008-01-30

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) drug testing standards were published in 1988 and revised in 1994, 1998, and 2004. In 2004, significant revisions defining, standardizing, and requiring specimen validity testing on Federal employee donor urine specimens were included. In a separate notice, HHS proposed to establish scientific and technical guidelines for the Federal Workplace Drug Testing Program to: (1) permit laboratory testing of hair, oral fluid, and sweat patch specimens in addition to urine specimens for marijuana, cocaine, phencyclidine, opiates (with focus on heroin), and amphetamines [including methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyethamphetamine (MDEA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA)]; (2) permit use of on-site point of collection test (POCT) devices to test urine and oral fluid at collection sites; (3) permit use of instrumented initial test (screening only) facilities [IITF] to quickly identify negative specimens; and (4) add training requirement for collectors, on-site testers, and MROs. This proposal was published in the Federal Register on 13 April 2004, with a 90-day public comment period. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, HHS, reviewed those comments and is preparing the Final Notice that will define the requirements for such testing, including: specimen collection procedures, custody and control procedures that ensure donor specimen identity and integrity, testing facility, initial and confirmatory test cutoff concentrations, analytical testing methods, result review and reporting, evaluation of alternative medical explanations for presence of drug or metabolite in the donor's specimen, and laboratory certification issues. Voluntary pilot performance testing (PT) programs for each specimen type are on-going since April 2000 to determine how to prepare PT materials for specimens other than urine to evaluate laboratories' ability to routinely achieve accuracy and precision required. Certification programs will be developed using the current urine drug testing National Laboratory Certification Program model. The addition of accurate and reliable workplace drug testing using hair, oral fluid, and sweat patch specimens will complement urine drug testing, and aid in combating industries devoted to suborning drug testing through adulteration, substitution, and dilution. For example, hair testing may detect chronic drug use for up to 90 days and be useful in pre-employment situations; oral fluid testing may detect drug use in past hours and be useful in post-accident situations; sweat patch testing may be useful in follow-up drug testing and treatment programs; POCTs and IITFs may be most useful for quickly identifying specimens that are negative for drugs and indicate that the specimen is valid. PMID:17434274

  6. Preparation and performance of novel thermally stable polyamide/PPENK composite nanofiltration membranes

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    Hu, Lijie; Zhang, Shouhai; Han, Runlin; Jian, Xigao

    2012-09-01

    Novel thermally stable composite nanofiltration (NF) membranes were prepared from piperazine (PIP) and trimesoyl chloride (TMC) on poly (phthalazione ether nitrile ketone) (PPENK) ultrafiltration (UF) membranes by interfacial polymerization. The effects of monomers concentration, reaction time and organic solvents on the performance of composite membranes were investigated. The effects of operating pressure and the salt solution concentration on the performance of composite membranes were also discussed. The different salts rejection of PPENK composite membranes decreased in the order of Na2SO4 > MgSO4 > Al2(SO4)3 > NaCl > MgCl2, which indicated a negative charge at the membrane surface. The flux and Na2SO4 rejection of PPENK composite membranes reached 57.9 L/m2 h and 98.4% under the optimized conditions and operating pressure of 1.0 MPa. Furthermore, the morphology and chemical structure of membranes were examined by scanning electronic microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), respectively. Moreover, the thermal stability of PPENK NF membranes was also investigated. When temperature of the feed solution raised from 20 °C to 80 °C, the permeation flux increased about four times without significant change of rejection. The flux increased first then reached a plateau and the rejection kept constant when PPENK NF membranes in boiling de-ionized water were boiled to 3 h.

  7. Small-Molecule Inhibition and Activation-Loop Trans-Phosphorylation of the IGF1 Receptor

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    Wu,J.; Li, W.; Craddock, B.; Foreman, K.; Mulvihill, M.; Ji, Q.; Miller, W.; Hubbard, S.

    2008-01-01

    The insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF1R) is a receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) that has a critical role in mitogenic signalling during embryogenesis and an antiapoptotic role in the survival and progression of many human tumours. Here, we present the crystal structure of the tyrosine kinase domain of IGF1R (IGF1RK), in its unphosphorylated state, in complex with a novel compound, cis-3-[3-(4-methyl-piperazin-l-yl)-cyclobutyl]-1-(2-phenyl-quinolin-7-yl)-imidazo[1, 5-a]pyrazin-8-ylamine (PQIP), which we show is a potent inhibitor of both the unphosphorylated (basal) and phosphorylated (activated) states of the kinase. PQIP interacts with residues in the ATP-binding pocket and in the activation loop, which confers specificity for IGF1RK and the highly related insulin receptor (IR) kinase. In this crystal structure, the IGF1RK active site is occupied by Tyr1135 from the activation loop of an symmetry (two-fold)-related molecule. This dimeric arrangement affords, for the first time, a visualization of the initial trans-phosphorylation event in the activation loop of an RTK, and provides a molecular rationale for a naturally occurring mutation in the activation loop of the IR that causes type II diabetes mellitus.

  8. Increases in use of novel synthetic stimulant are not directly linked to decreased use of 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (MDMA).

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    Chen, Chang; Kostakis, Chris; Irvine, Rodney J; White, Jason M

    2013-09-10

    A decline in 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine (MDMA) use in Adelaide, Australia from 2009 to 2010 was confirmed by us previously. Reports suggested that the shortage in MDMA supply was associated with an increased prevalence of other synthetic stimulants, but quantitative measurements were unavailable. To obtain objective data on the community use of synthetic stimulants, we collected wastewater samples from multiple treatment plants in Adelaide, Australia from 2009 to 2011 and analysed them using solid-phase extraction/liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (SPE-LC-MS/MS), targeting MDMA and some of the most reported synthetic cathinones and piperazines. Data were temporally compared. MDMA and six other synthetic stimulants were detected and quantified in wastewater samples. While MDMA level decreased markedly from 2009 to 2010 and remained low in 2011, localized increased use of mephedrone, methylone, methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), benzylpiperazine (BZP), 3-trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP), but not methcathinone, was observed in 2010 and 2011. This suggested that the decline in MDMA use was associated with an increase in the use of a number of other synthetic stimulants. However, the lag time from the decrease in MDMA to the increase in use of a number of these stimulants, together with the highly regionalized use of all synthetic stimulants except methcathinone indicates that there was no direct population wide substitution in response to the reduction in MDMA. PMID:23890650

  9. pH-Responsive Artemisinin Derivatives and Lipid Nanoparticle Formulations Inhibit Growth of Breast Cancer Cells In Vitro and Induce Down-Regulation of HER Family Members

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    Zhang, Yitong J.; Gallis, Byron; Taya, Michio; Wang, Shusheng; Ho, Rodney J. Y.; Sasaki, Tomikazu

    2013-01-01

    Artemisinin (ART) dimers show potent anti-proliferative activities against breast cancer cells. To facilitate their clinical development, novel pH-responsive artemisinin dimers were synthesized for liposomal nanoparticle formulations. A new ART dimer was designed to become increasingly water-soluble as pH declines. The new artemisinin dimer piperazine derivatives (ADPs) remained tightly associated with liposomal nanoparticles (NPs) at neutral pH but were efficiently released at acidic pH's that are known to exist within solid tumors and organelles such as endosomes and lysosomes. ADPs incorporated into nanoparticles down regulated the anti-apoptotic protein, survivin, and cyclin D1 when incubated at low concentrations with breast cancer cell lines. We demonstrate for the first time, for any ART derivative, that ADP NPs can down regulate the oncogenic protein HER2, and its counterpart, HER3 in a HER2+ cell line. We also show that the wild type epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR or HER1) declines in a triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cell line in response to ADP NPs. The declines in these proteins are achieved at concentrations of NP109 at or below 1 µM. Furthermore, the new artemisinin derivatives showed improved cell-proliferation inhibition effects compared to known dimer derivatives. PMID:23516601

  10. Parasiticidal and brine shrimp cytotoxicity potential of crude methanolic extract of rind of Punica granatum Linn against round worms and tape worms.

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    Ali, Niaz; Jamil, Ayesha; Shah, Syed Wadood Ali; Shah, Ismail; Ahmed, Ghayour; Junaid, Muhammad; Ahmed, Zahoor

    2015-05-01

    Rind of Punica granatum is traditionally used for anthelmintic purposes. The current work describes the possible anthelmintic activity of crude methanolic extract of Punica granatum (Pg. Cr) against round worms (Ascaridia galli) and the tape worms (Raillietina spiralis). Brine shrimp cytotoxicity is also performed. Brine shrimp cytotoxic activity was tested using different concentrations (1000 ?g/mL, 100 ?g/mL and 10 ?g/mL) of Pg.Cr. In vitro anthelmintic activity of Pg. Cr was determined against the parasites using albendazole and piperazine citrate as standard anthelmintic drugs in concentration 10 mg/ml. LC50 value for Brine shrimp cytotoxicity was 189.44 ±28 ?g/mL. In test concentration of 40mg/ml of the Pg. Cr, Raillietina spiralis was paralyzed in 23 minutes. However, for parasiticidal activity (death of the parasite), it took less time (40 minutes) as compared to standard Albendazole. Time taken for death of the parasite Raillietina spiralis, in concentration 40 mg /ml, is 40 min. While standard drugs took more time to kill the Raillietina spiralis. Pg. Cr took 19 minutes to paralyze the Ascaridia galli at concentration 40 mg/ml whereas; it took 48 minutes for to kill the parasite Ascaridia galli. The current work confirms the traditional use of rind of Punica granatum as anthelmintic against Raillietina spiralis and Ascaridia galli. Results of brine shrimp cytotoxicity assay warrant for the isolation of cytotoxic compounds. List of abbreviation- Pg. Cr = Crude methanolic extract of Punica granatum. PMID:26004729

  11. Anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic activities of Solanum khasianum Clarke.

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    Jarald, E Edwin; Edwin, S; Saini, V; Deb, L; Gupta, V B; Wate, S P; Busari, K P

    2008-02-15

    In order to scientifically appraise some of the folkloric uses of Solanum khasianum Clarke (Solanaceae), the present study was undertaken to examine the anti-inflammatory and anthelmintic properties of the berries of ethanol extract. Anti-inflammatory activity was tested in carrageenan induced rat hind paw edema method at three dose level of 200, 300, and 400 mg kg(-1) respectively, Diclofenac sodium (100 mg kg(-1)) was used as the reference standard. The anti-inflammatory activity of the extract was compared with standard and control. The anthelmintic activity of the extract was tested on tape worm, liver fluke, thread worm, and hook worm using two different concentrations, 100 and 200 mg mL(-1) respectively. Time taken for the inhibition of motility was noted and compared with the standard drug, Piperazine citrate 15 mg mL. The plant extract significantly (p < 0.01) reduced the inflammation of the rats when compared to the control group. Also, the ethanol extract of the plant paralyzed the worms followed by death, which was comparable with that of the standard. This study supports the folk claim. PMID:18266159

  12. Navigating the Waters of Unconventional Crystalline Hydrates

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    2015-01-01

    Elucidating the crystal structures, transformations, and thermodynamics of the two zwitterionic hydrates (Hy2 and HyA) of 3-(4-dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxepin-11-yl-piperazin-1-yl)-2,2-dimethylpropanoic acid (DB7) rationalizes the complex interplay of temperature, water activity, and pH on the solid form stability and transformation pathways to three neutral anhydrate polymorphs (Forms I, II°, and III). HyA contains 1.29 to 1.95 molecules of water per DB7 zwitterion (DB7z). Removal of the essential water stabilizing HyA causes it to collapse to an amorphous phase, frequently concomitantly nucleating the stable anhydrate Forms I and II°. Hy2 is a stoichiometric dihydrate and the only known precursor to Form III, a high energy disordered anhydrate, with the level of disorder depending on the drying conditions. X-ray crystallography, solid state NMR, and H/D exchange experiments on highly crystalline phase pure samples obtained by exquisite control over crystallization, filtration, and drying conditions, along with computational modeling, provided a molecular level understanding of this system. The slow rates of many transformations and sensitivity of equilibria to exact conditions, arising from its varying static and dynamic disorder and water mobility in different phases, meant that characterizing DB7 hydration in terms of simplified hydrate classifications was inappropriate for developing this pharmaceutical. PMID:26075319

  13. Altered responsiveness to 5-HT at the crayfish neuromuscular junction due to chronic p-CPA and m-CPP treatment.

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    Cooper, R L; Chase, R J; Tabor, J

    2001-10-19

    Serotonin (5-HT) levels in the hemolymph of crustaceans has been implied to alter aggressiveness which influences social interactions. The activation of IP3 as a second messenger cascade within crayfish motor neurons in response to application of 5-HT, suggests that the 5-HT receptor subtypes on the motor neurons are analogous to the vertebrate 5-HT2A receptors. Based on evidence in other systems, it would be expected that chronically sustained 5-HT levels in aggressive individuals would result in a compensatory negative feed-back regulation and/or that target tissues would diminish their sensitivity to high levels of circulating, free 5-HT. We addressed the issue of up- and down-regulation in the sensitivity of the responsiveness to exogenously applied 5-HT at the NMJs of crayfish in which the animals have altered endogenous 5-HT levels. Injections of the 5-HT1 and 5-HT2 vertebrate receptor agonist, 1-(3-Chlorophenyl) piperazine dihydrochloride (m-CPP), for 1 week resulted in a decreased responsiveness to application of 5-HT. The compound p-chlorophenylalanine (p-CPA) blocks the enzymatic synthesis of 5-HT and following 7 days of p-CPA injections, a super-sensitivity to exogenous application of 5-HT for both tonic and phasic neuromuscular junctions (NMJs) was observed. However, acute applications of p-CPA and m-CPP, followed by extensive saline washing, did not reveal any altered receptivity to 5-HT application. PMID:11597601

  14. Control of channel shapes in a microporous manganese(II)-borophosphate framework by variation of size and shape of organic template cations.

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    Huang, Ya-Xi; Hochrein, Oliver; Zahn, Dirk; Prots, Yurii; Borrmann, Horst; Kniep, Rüdiger

    2007-01-01

    The templated microporous compounds [H2(Templ.)][MnII{B2P3O12(OH)}], [templates: 1,3-diaminopropane, C3H10N2 (DAP); piperazine, C4H10N2 (PIP); 1,4-diazacyclo[2.2.2]octane, C6H12N2 (DABCO)] were prepared under mild hydrothermal conditions. The crystal structures (H2DAP-Mn: Pmc2(1) (no. 26), a=1259.43(5), b=949.86(5), c=1135.92(5) pm, Z=4; H2PIP-Mn: Ima2 (no. 46), a=1257.9(1), b=948.69(8), c=1158.19(8) pm, Z=4; H2DABCO-H2PIP-Mn: Ima2 (no. 46), a=1262.90(7), b=961.05(5), c=1151.42(7) pm, Z=4) are characterized by identical framework connectivities [MnII{B2P3O12(OH)}]2-, but vary in shapes (diameters) of the structural channels depending on the shapes of the templating molecule ions. The situation clearly reflects the directing effect of true templates during endotemplating reactions. The experimental results (preparation, chemical analyses, and X-ray refinements) are supported by detailed ab initio calculations (structure optimizations). PMID:17152103

  15. Complexation of N4-Tetradentate Ligands with Nd(III) and Am(III)

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    Ogden, Mark D.; Sinkov, Sergey I.; Meier, G. Patrick; Lumetta, Gregg J.; Nash, Kenneth L.

    2012-12-06

    To improve understanding of aza-complexants in trivalent actinide–lanthanide separations, a series of tetradentate N-donor ligands have been synthesized and their complexation of americium(III) and neodymium(III) investigated by UV–visible spectrophotometry in methanolic solutions. The six pyridine/alkyl amine/imine ligands are N,N0-bis(2-methylpyridyl)-1,2-diaminoethane, N,N0-bis(2-methylpyridyl)-1,3-diaminopropane, trans-N,N-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)-1,2-diaminocyclohexane (BPMDAC), N,N’-bis(2-pyridylmethyl)piperazine, N,N’-bis-[pyridin-2-ylmethylene]ethane-1,2-diamine, and trans-N,Nbis-([pyridin-2-ylmethylene]-cyclohexane-1,2-diamine. Each ligand has two pyridine groups and two aliphatic amine/imine N-donor atoms arranged with different degrees of preorganization and structural backbone rigidity. Conditional stability constants for the complexes of Am(III) and Nd(III) by these ligands establish the selectivity patterns. The overall selectivity of Am(III) over Nd(III) is similar to that reported for the terdentate bis(dialkyltriazinyl)pyridine molecules. The cyclohexane amine derivative (BPMDAC) is the strongest complexant and shows the highest selectivity for Am(III) over Nd(III) while the imines appear to prefer a bridging arrangement between two cations. These results suggest that this series of ligands could be employed to develop an enhanced actinide(III)– lanthanide(III) separation system.

  16. Identification, isolation and characterization of potential process-related impurity and its degradation product in vildagliptin.

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    Kumar, Neeraj; Devineni, Subba Rao; Singh, Gurmeet; Kadirappa, A; Dubey, Shailendra Kumar; Kumar, Pramod

    2016-02-01

    Vildagliptin is a member of a new class of oral anti-diabetic drug. One unknown impurity was identified in the range of 0.01-0.06% in different laboratory batches of vildagliptin along with known impurities by HPLC analysis. The structure of unknown impurity was proposed as (2S)-1-[2-[(3-hydroxyadamantan-1-yl)imino]acetyl]pyrrolidine-2-carbonitrile (Impurity-E) using LC/ESI-MS(n) study. The unknown impurity was found to be unstable in diluent (H2O:CH3CN) and degrading into another stable impurity. The degraded stable impurity was isolated from enriched reaction crude sample by semi preparative liquid chromatography. The structure of stable impurity was established using FT-IR, NMR ((1)H, (13)C and DEPT), 2D NMR (HSQC, HMBC and COSY) and mass spectral data as (8aS)-3-hydroxy-octahydropyrrolo[1,2-a]piperazine-1,4-dione (Impurity-F). Impurity identification, abnormal behaviour of impurity-E, isolation of impurity-F, fragmentation mechanism and structural elucidation were also discussed. PMID:26678178

  17. 5-HT1B receptors and alpha 2A/2C-adrenoceptors mediate external carotid vasoconstriction to dihydroergotamine.

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    Villalón, Carlos M; Centurión, David; Willems, Edwin W; Arulmani, Udayasankar; Saxena, Pramod R; Valdivia, Luis F

    2004-01-26

    Dihydroergotamine produces external carotid vasoconstriction in vagosympathectomized dogs by 5-HT(1B/1D) receptors and alpha(2)-adrenoceptors. This study identified the specific subtypes involved in this response. One-minute intracarotid infusions of dihydroergotamine (5.6-10 microg/min) dose-dependently decreased external carotid blood flow without affecting blood pressure or heart rate. This response was: (1) partly blocked in dogs pretreated intravenously with the antagonists SB224289 (5-HT(1B); 2,3,6,7-tetrahydro-1'-methyl-5-[2'-methyl-4' (5-methyl-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)biphenyl-4-carbonyl]furo[2,3-f]indole-3-spiro-4'-piperidine hydrochloride), rauwolscine (alpha(2)), BRL44408 (alpha(2A); 2-[2H-(1-methyl-1,3-dihydroisoindole)methyl]-4,5-dihydroimidazole) or MK912 (alpha(2C); (2S,12bS)-1'3'-dimethylspiro(1,3,4,5',6,6',7,12b-octahydro-2Hbenzo[b]furo[2,3-a]quinazoline)-2,4'-pyrimidin-2'-one); (2) markedly blocked after SB224289 plus rauwolscine; and (3) unaffected after BRL15572 (5-HT(1D); 1-(3-chlorophenyl)-4-[3,3-diphenyl (2-(S,R) hydroxypropanyl) piperazine] hydrochloride) or imiloxan (alpha(2B)). Therefore, the above response involves 5-HT(1B) receptors and alpha(2A/2C)-adrenoceptors. PMID:14744615

  18. Generation of Phosphorescent Triplet States via Photoinduced Electron Transfer: Energy and Electron Transfer Dynamics in Pt Porphyrin-Rhodamine B Dyads

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    Mani, Tomoyasu; Niedzwiedzki, Dariusz M.; Vinogradov, Sergei A.

    2012-01-01

    Control over generation and dynamics of excited electronic states is fundamental to their utilization in all areas of technology. We present the first example of multichromophoric systems in which emissive triplet states are generated via a pathway involving photoinduced electron transfer (ET), as opposed to local intrachromophoric processes. In model dyads, PtP-Phn-pRhB+ (1-3, n=1-3), comprising platinum(II) meso-tetraarylporphyrin (PtP) and rhodamine B piperazine derivative (pRhB+), linked by oligo-p-phenylene bridges (Phn), upon selective excitation of pRhB+ at a frequency below that of the lowest allowed transition of PtP, room-temperature T1?S0 phosphorescence of PtP was observed. The pathway leading to the emissive PtP triplet state includes excitation of pRhB+, ET with formation of the singlet radical pair, intersystem crossing within that pair and subsequent radical recombination. Due to the close proximity of the triplet energy levels of PtP and pRhB+, reversible triplet-triplet (TT) energy transfer between these states was observed in dyads 1 and 2. As a result, the phosphorescence of PtP was extended in time by the long decay of the pRhB+ triplet. Observation of ET and TT in the same series of molecules enabled direct comparison of the distance attenuation factors ? between these two closely related processes. PMID:22400988

  19. CO2 CAPTURE BY ABSORPTION WITH POTASSIUM CARBONATE

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    Gary T. Rochelle; Eric Chen; Jennifer Lu; Babatunde Oyenekan; Ross Dugas

    2004-11-08

    The objective of this work is to improve the process for CO{sub 2} capture by alkanolamine absorption/stripping by developing an alternative solvent, aqueous K{sub 2}CO{sub 3} promoted by piperazine. The stripper model with Aspen Custom Modeler and careful optimization of solvent rate suggests that 7 m MEA and 5 m K+/2.5 m PZ will be practically equivalent in energy requirement and optimum solution capacity. The multipressure stripper reduces energy consumption by 15% with a maximum pressure of 5 atm. The use of vanadium as a corrosion inhibitor will carry little risk of long-term environmental or health effects liability, but the disposal of solvent with vanadium will be subject to regulation, probably as a hazardous waste. Analysis of the pilot plant data from Campaign 1 has given values of the mass transfer coefficient consistent with the rate data from the wetted wall column. With a rich end pinch, 30% MEA should provide a capacity of 1.3-1.4 mole CO{sub 2}/kg solvent.

  20. The Activation of Free Dipeptides Promoted by Strong Activating Agents in Water Does not Yield Diketopiperazines

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    Beaufils, Damien; Jepaul, Sandra; Liu, Ziwei; Boiteau, Laurent; Pascal, Robert

    2015-07-01

    The activation of dipeptides was studied in the perspective of the abiotic formation of oligopeptides of significant length as a requirement for secondary structure formation. The formation of piperazin-2,5-diones (DKP), previously considered as a dead end when activating free dipeptides, was shown in this work to be efficiently suppressed when using strong activating agents (e.g., carbodiimides). This behaviour was explained by the fast formation of a 5(4H)-oxazolone intermediate at a rate that exceeds the time scale of the rotation of the peptide bond from the predominant trans-conformation into the cis-isomer required for DKP formation. No DKP was observed when using strong activating agents whereas phosphate mixed anhydrides or moderately activated esters were observed to predominantly yield DKP. The DKP side-reaction no longer constitutes a drawback for the C-terminus elongation of peptides. These results are considered as additional evidence that pathways involving strong activation are required to drive the emergence of living entities rather than close to equilibrium processes.

  1. Study of polymorphism in imatinib mesylate: A quantum chemical approach using electronic and vibrational spectra

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    Srivastava, Anubha; Joshi, B. D.; Tandon, Poonam; Ayala, A. P.; Bansal, A. K.; Grillo, Damián

    2013-02-01

    Imatinib mesylate, 4-(4-methyl-piperazin-1-ylmethyl)-N-u[4-methyl-3-(4-pyridin-3-yl)pyrimidine-2-ylamino)phenyl]benzamide methanesulfonate is a therapeutic drug that is approved for the treatment of chronic myelogeneous leukemia (CML) and gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). It is known that imatinib mesylate exists in two polymorphic forms ? and ?. However, ?-form is more stable than the ?-form. In this work, we present a detailed vibrational spectroscopic investigation of ?-form by using FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra. These data are supported by quantum mechanical calculations using DFT employing 6-311G(d,p) basis set, which allow us to characterize completely the vibrational spectra of this compound. The FT-IR spectrum of ?-form has also been discussed. The importance of hydrogen-bond formation in the molecular packing arrangements of both forms has been examined with the vibrational shifts observed due to polymorphic changes. The red shift of the NH stretching bands in the infrared spectrum from the computed wavenumber indicates the weakening of the NH bond. The UV-vis spectroscopic studies along with the HOMO-LUMO analysis of both polymorphs (? and ?) were performed and their chemical activity has been discussed. The TD-DFT method was used to calculate the electronic absorption spectra in the gas phase as well as in the solvent environment using IEF-PCM model and 6-31G basis set. Finally, the results obtained complements to the experimental findings.

  2. Functionally selective dopamine D?, D? receptor partial agonists.

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    Möller, Dorothee; Kling, Ralf C; Skultety, Marika; Leuner, Kristina; Hübner, Harald; Gmeiner, Peter

    2014-06-12

    Dopamine D2 receptor-promoted activation of G?(o) over G?(i) may increase synaptic plasticity and thereby might improve negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Heterocyclic dopamine surrogates comprising a pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine moiety were synthesized and investigated for their binding properties when low- to subnanomolar K(i) values were determined for D(2L), D(2S), and D3 receptors. Measurement of [(35)S]GTP?S incorporation at D(2S) coexpressed with G-protein subunits indicated significant bias for promotion of G?(o1) over G?(i2) coupling for several test compounds. Functionally selective D(2S) activation was most striking for the carbaldoxime 8b (G?(o1), pEC50 = 8.87, E(max) = 65%; G?(i2), pEC50 = 6.63, E(max) = 27%). In contrast, the investigated 1,4-disubstituted aromatic piperazines (1,4-DAPs) behaved as antagonists for ?-arrestin-2 recruitment, implying significant ligand bias for G-protein activation over ?-arrestin-2 recruitment at D(2S) receptors. Ligand efficacy and selectivity between D(2S) and D3 activation were strongly influenced by regiochemistry and the nature of functional groups attached to the pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine moiety. PMID:24831693

  3. Recreational Use, Analysis and Toxicity of Tryptamines

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    Tittarelli, Roberta; Mannocchi, Giulio; Pantano, Flaminia; Romolo, Francesco Saverio

    2015-01-01

    The definition New psychoactive substances (NPS) refers to emerging drugs whose chemical structures are similar to other psychoactive compounds but not identical, representing a “legal” alternative to internationally controlled drugs. There are many categories of NPS, such as synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinones, phenylethylamines, piperazines, ketamine derivatives and tryptamines. Tryptamines are naturally occurring compounds, which can derive from the amino acid tryptophan by several biosynthetic pathways: their structure is a combination of a benzene ring and a pyrrole ring, with the addition of a 2-carbon side chain. Tryptamines include serotonin and melatonin as well as other compounds known for their hallucinogenic properties, such as psilocybin in ‘Magic mushrooms’ and dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in Ayahuasca brews. Aim: To review the scientific literature regarding tryptamines and their derivatives, providing a summary of all the available information about the structure of these compounds, their effects in relationship with the routes of administration, their pharmacology and toxicity, including articles reporting cases of death related to intake of these substances. Methods: A comprehensive review of the published scientific literature was performed, using also non peer-reviewed information sources, such as books, government publications and drug user web fora. Conclusions: Information from Internet and from published scientific literature, organized in the way we proposed in this review, provides an effective tool for specialists facing the emerging NPS threat to public health and public security, including the personnel working in Emergency Department. PMID:26074742

  4. An Improved Impregnated-filter Method for Measuring Low-levelConcentrations of Toluene

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    Mahanama, K.R.R.; Hodgson, A.T.

    1995-02-01

    An improved method was developed and validated for measuring low-level concentrations of toluene diisocyanates (TDls) in air. The method is based on OSHA Method 42 for industrial applications. Airborne TDls were trapped on a 25-mm glass-fiber filter impregnated with 50 pg of 1-(2-pyridy1)piperazine. A filter holder was constructed to minimize contamination and losses of the analytes. The derivatized TDls were extracted by immersion of the filter in a small volume of solvent. The analysis was performed with a high performance liquid chromatograph equipped with a fluorescence detector and a CIB base-deactivated silica column. The modified method has a lower limit of quantitation of 0.02 ppb in 15 L of air for both 2,4-toluene diisocyanate (2,4-TDI) and 2,6-toluene diisocyanate (2,6-TDI), which is about a fifteen-fold enhancement over Method 42. The recovery efficiencies and 95% confidence intervals for vapor-spiked filters were 77 {+-} 6 percent for 2,4-TDI and 69 {+-} 10 percent for 2,6-TDI. The precision of replicate analyses was ten percent or better. The method was used to screen flexible polyurethane foam for emissions of unreacted TDls.

  5. Fluorescent magnetic nanoparticles for cell labeling: flux synthesis of manganite particles and novel functionalization of silica shell.

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    Ka?enka, Michal; Kaman, Ond?ej; Kikerlová, So?a; Pavl?, Barbora; Jirák, Zden?k; Jirák, Daniel; Herynek, Vít; ?erný, Jan; Chaput, Frédéric; Laurent, Sophie; Lukeš, Ivan

    2015-06-01

    Novel synthetic approaches for the development of multimodal imaging agents with high chemical stability are demonstrated. The magnetic cores are based on La0.63Sr0.37MnO3 manganite prepared as individual grains using a flux method followed by additional thermal treatment in a protective silica shell allowing to enhance their magnetic properties. The cores are then isolated and covered de novo with a hybrid silica layer formed through the hydrolysis and polycondensation of tetraethoxysilane and a fluorescent silane synthesized from rhodamine, piperazine spacer, and 3-iodopropyltrimethoxysilane. The aminoalkyltrialkoxysilanes are strictly avoided and the resulting particles are hydrolytically stable and do not release dye. The high colloidal stability of the material and the long durability of the fluorescence are reinforced by an additional silica layer on the surface of the particles. Structural and magnetic studies of the products using XRD, TEM, and SQUID magnetometry confirm the importance of the thermal treatment and demonstrate that no mechanical treatment is required for the flux-synthesized manganite. Detailed cell viability tests show negligible or very low toxicity at concentrations at which excellent labeling is achieved. Predominant localization of nanoparticles in lysosomes is confirmed by immunofluorescence staining. Relaxometric and biological studies suggest that the functionalized nanoparticles are suitable for imaging applications. PMID:25702866

  6. Antiobesity Effect of a Small Molecule Repressor of ROR?

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    Chang, Mi Ra; He, Yuanjun; Khan, Tanya M.; Kuruvilla, Dana S.; Garcia-Ordonez, Ruben; Corzo, Cesar A.; Unger, Thaddeus J.; White, David W.; Khan, Susan; Lin, Li; Cameron, Michael D.; Kamenecka, Theodore M.

    2015-01-01

    The orphan nuclear receptor ROR? is a key regulator for T helper 17 (TH17) cell differentiation, which regulates metabolic and circadian rhythm genes in peripheral tissues. Previously, it was shown that the small molecule inverse agonist of ROR? SR1555 [1-(4-((4?-(1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-hydroxypropan-2-yl)-[1,1?-biphenyl]-4-yl)methyl)piperazin-1-yl) ethanone] suppressed TH17 differentiation and stimulated induced T regulatory (iTreg) cells. Here, we show that treatment of cultured pre-adipocyctes with SR1555 represses the expression of ROR? while leading to increased expression of FGF21 and adipoQ. Chronic administration of SR1555 to obese diabetic mice resulted in a modest reduction in food intake accompanied with significant reduction in fat mass, resulting in reduced body weight and improved insulin sensitivity. Analysis ex vivo of treated mice demonstrates that SR1555 induced expression of the thermogenic gene program in fat depots. Further studies in cultured cells showed that SR1555 inhibited activation of hormone-sensitive lipase and increased fatty acid oxidation. Combined, these results suggest that pharmacological repression of ROR? may represent a strategy for treatment of obesity by increasing thermogenesis and fatty acid oxidation, while inhibition of hormone-sensitive lipase activity results in a reduction of serum free fatty acids, leading to improved peripheral insulin sensitivity. PMID:25904554

  7. Biodegradable pH/temperature-sensitive oligo(?-amino ester urethane) hydrogels for controlled release of doxorubicin.

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    Huynh, Cong Truc; Nguyen, Minh Khanh; Lee, Doo Sung

    2011-08-01

    An injectable biodegradable pH/temperature-sensitive oligo(?-amino ester urethane) (OAEU) was synthesized. The OAEU was synthesized by addition polymerization between the isocyanate groups of 1,6-diisocyanato hexamethylene and the hydroxyl groups of a synthesized monomer piperazine dihydroxyl amino ester (monomer PDE) in chloroform in the presence of dibutyltin dilaurate as a catalyst. The synthesized OAEU was characterized by (1)H NMR spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and gel permeation chromatography. The aqueous solutions of OAEU showed a sol-to-gel-to-sol phase transition as a function of temperature and pH. The gel window covered the physiological conditions (37°C, pH 7.4) and could be controlled by changing the OAEU concentration. After a subcutaneous injection of the OAEU solution into Sprague-Dawley rats, a gel formed rapidly in situ and remained in the body for more than 2 weeks. The in vitro cytotoxicity test and in vitro degradation showed that the OAEU hydrogel was non-cytotoxic and biodegradable. The in vitro release of doxorubicin from this OAEU hydrogel was sustained for more than 10 days. This injectable biodegradable pH/temperature-sensitive OAEU hydrogel is a potential candidate as a drug/protein carrier and in biomedical applications. PMID:21601018

  8. The major cysteine proteinase of Trypanosoma cruzi: a valid target for chemotherapy of Chagas disease.

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    Jose Cazzulo, J; Stoka, V; Turk, V

    2001-08-01

    Trypanosoma cruzi, the causative agent of the American Trypanosomiasis, Chagas disease, contains a major cysteine proteinase (CP), cruzipain (also known as cruzain, or GP57/51). The enzyme is a member of the papain C1 family of CPs, with a specificity intermediate between those of cathepsin L and cathepsin B. The enzyme, which is expressed at different levels by different parasite stages, is encoded by a high number of genes (up to 130 in the Tul2 strain), which code for a pre-pro-enzyme. Mature cruzipain consists of a catalytic moiety with high homology to cathepsins S and L, and a C-terminal domain, characteristic of Type I CPs of Trypanosomatids, and absent in all other C1 family CPs described so far. Irreversible inhibitors of cruzipain (peptidyl diazomethylketones, peptidyl fluoromethylketones, peptidyl vinyl sulphones) are able to block the differentiation steps in the parasite's life cycle, and effectively kill the organism. Recently, a vinyl sulphone derivative (N-piperazine-Phe-hPhe-vinyl sulphone phenyl) which is an efficient inhibitor of cruzipain and kills T. cruzi by inducing an accumulation of unprocessed cruzipain in the Golgi cisternae, interfering with the secretory pathway, has been tested in vivo in a mice model (J.H. McKerrow et al.). The curative effects observed, as well as the good bioavailability of the inhibitor and its apparent lack of undesirable side effects, make it a promising lead compound for the development of new drugs for the chemotherapy of Chagas disease. PMID:11472258

  9. Synthesis and characterization of [M(III)(PS)2(L)] mixed-ligand compounds (M = Re, 99Tc; PS = phosphinothiolate; L = dithiocarbamate) as potential models for the development of new agents for SPECT imaging and radiotherapy.

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    Salvarese, N; Morellato, N; Venzo, A; Refosco, F; Dolmella, A; Bolzati, C

    2013-06-01

    The synthesis and characterization of a new series of neutral, six-coordinated mixed-ligand compounds [M(III)(PS)2(L)] (M = Re; (99)Tc), where PS is bis(arylalkyl)- or trialkylphosphinothiolate and L is dithiocarbamate, are reported. Stable [M(III)(PS)2(L)] complexes were easily synthesized, in good yield, starting from precursors where the metal was in different oxidation states (III, V, and VII), involving ligand-exchange and/or redox-substitution reactions. The compounds were characterized by elemental analysis, positive-ion electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, and X-ray diffraction analysis. All complexes are constituted by the presence of the [M(III)(PS)2](+) moiety, where two phosphinothiolate ligands are tightly bound to the metal and the remaining two positions are saturated by a dithiocarbamate chelate, also carrying bulky bioactive molecules [e.g., (2-methoxyphenyl)piperazine]. X-ray analyses were performed on crystalline specimens of four different Re/(99)Tc compounds sharing a distorted trigonal-prismatic geometry, with a P2S4 coordination donor set. The possibility of easily preparing these [M(III)(PS)2(L)] complexes, starting from the corresponding permetalate anions, in mild reaction conditions and in high yield, lays the first stone to the preparation of a new series of M(III)-based (M = (99m)Tc/(188)Re) compounds potentially useful in theragnostic applications. PMID:23692355

  10. Evaluation of alkanolamine solutions for carbon dioxide removal in cross-flow rotating packed beds.

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    Lin, Chia-Chang; Lin, Yu-Hong; Tan, Chung-Sung

    2010-03-15

    The removal of CO(2) from a 10 vol% CO(2) gas by chemical absorption with 30 wt% alkanolamine solutions containing monoethanolamine (MEA), piperazine (PZ), and 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol (AMP) in the cross-flow rotating packed bed (RPB) was investigated. The CO(2) removal efficiency increased with rotor speed, liquid flow rate and inlet liquid temperature. However, the CO(2) removal efficiency decreased with gas flow rate. Also, the CO(2) removal efficiency was independent of inlet gas temperature. The 30 wt% alkanolamine solutions containing PZ with MEA were the appropriate absorbents compared with the single alkanolamine (MEA, AMP) and the mixed alkanolamine solutions containing AMP with MEA. A higher portion of PZ in alkanolamine solutions was more favorable to CO(2) removal. Owing to less contact time in the cross-flow RPB, alkanolamines having high reaction rates with CO(2) are suggested to be used. For the mixed alkanolamine solution containing 12 wt% PZ and 18 wt% MEA, the highest gas flow rate allowed to achieve the CO(2) removal efficiency more than 90% at a liquid flow rate of 0.54 L/min was of 29 L/min. The corresponding height of a transfer unit (HTU) was found to be less than 5.0 cm, lower than that in the conventional packed bed. PMID:19910115

  11. Interaction of novel hybrid compounds with the D3 dopamine receptor: Site directed mutagenesis and homology modeling studies

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    Kortagere, Sandhya; Cheng, Shu-Yuan; Antonio, Tamara; Zhen, Juan; Reith, Maarten E.A.; Dutta, Aloke K.

    2010-01-01

    The dopamine D3 receptor has been implicated as a potential target for drug development in various complex psychiatric disorders including psychosis, drug dependence, and Parkinson’s disease. In our overall goal to develop molecules with preferential affinity at D3 receptors, we undertook a hybrid drug development approach by combining a known dopamine agonist moiety with a substituted piperazine fragment. In the present study, three compounds produced this way with preferential D3 agonist activity, were tested at D3 receptors with mutations in the agonist binding pocket of three residues known to be important for agonist binding activity. At S192A and T369V, the hybrid agonist compounds produced an interaction profile in [3H]spiperone binding assays similar to that of the parent 5-OH-DPAT and 7-OH-DPAT molecules. The loss of affinity at the S192A mutant was most prominent for 5-OH-DPAT and its corresponding hybrid compound D-237. D110N did not show any radioligand binding. Homology modeling indicated that 7-OH-DPAT-derived D-315 uniquely shares H-bonding with Tyr365 which produced favorable interaction and no loss of H-bonding in the S192A mutant, suggesting that agonist activity may not be solely controlled by residues in the binding pocket. PMID:20833147

  12. A unique inhibitor binding site in ERK1/2 is associated with slow binding kinetics

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    Chaikuad, Apirat; Tacconi, Eliana; Zimmer, Jutta; Liang, Yanke; Gray, Nathanael S.; Tarsounas, Madalena; Knapp, Stefan

    2014-01-01

    Activation of the ERK pathway is a hallmark of cancer and targeting of upstream signalling partners led to the development of approved drugs. Recently SCH772984 has been shown to be a selective and potent ERK1/2 inhibitor. Here we report the structural mechanism for its remarkable selectivity. In ERK1/2, SCH772984 induced a so far unknown binding pocket that accommodated the piperazine-phenyl-pyrimidine decoration. This novel binding pocket was created by an inactive conformation of the phosphate binding loop and an outward tilt of helix ?C. In contrast, structure determination of SCH772984 with the off-target haspin and JNK1 revealed canonical but two distinct type-I binding modes. Intriguingly, the novel binding mode with ERK1/2 was associated with slow binding kinetics in vitro as well as in cell based assay systems. The described binding mode of SCH772984 with ERK1/2 enables the design of a new type of specific kinase inhibitors with prolonged on-target activity. PMID:25195011

  13. Biologically active and thermally stable polymeric Schiff base and its metal polychelates: Their synthesis and spectral aspects.

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    Rasool, Raza; Hasnain, Sumaiya

    2015-09-01

    New metal polychelates of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) obtained by the interaction of metal acetates with polymeric Schiff base containing formaldehyde and piperazine, have been investigated. Structural and spectroscopic properties have been evaluated by elemental analysis, FT-IR and (1)H-NMR. Geometry of the chelated polymers was confirmed by magnetic susceptibility measurements, UV-Visible spectroscopy and Electron Spin Resonance. The molecular weight of the polymer was determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC). Thermogravimetric analysis indicated that metal polychelates were more thermally stable than their corresponding ligand. All compounds were screened for their antimicrobial activities against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, (bacteria) and Candida albicans, Microsporum canis, Cryptococcus neoformans (fungi) by agar well diffusion method. Interestingly, the polymeric Schiff base was found to be antimicrobial in nature but less effective as compared to the metal polychelates. On the basis of thermal and antimicrobial behavior, these polymers hold potential applications as thermally resistant antimicrobial and antifouling coating materials as well as antimicrobial packaging materials. PMID:25955762

  14. Differential Effects of Methyl-4-Phenylpyridinium Ion, Rotenone, and Paraquat on Differentiated SH-SY5Y Cells

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    Martins, João Barbosa; Bastos, Maria de Lourdes; Carvalho, Félix; Capela, João Paulo

    2013-01-01

    Paraquat (PQ), a cationic nonselective bipyridyl herbicide, has been used as neurotoxicant to modulate Parkinson's disease in laboratory settings. Other compounds like rotenone (ROT), a pesticide, and 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP+) have been widely used as neurotoxicants. We compared the toxicity of these three neurotoxicants using differentiated dopaminergic SH-SY5Y human cells, aiming to elucidate their differential effects. PQ-induced neurotoxicity was shown to be concentration and time dependent, being mitochondrial dysfunction followed by neuronal death. On the other hand, cells exposure to MPP+ induced mitochondrial dysfunction, but not cellular lyses. Meanwhile, ROT promoted both mitochondrial dysfunction and neuronal death, revealing a biphasic pattern. To further elucidate PQ neurotoxic mechanism, several protective agents were used. SH-SY5Y cells pretreatment with tiron (TIR) and 2-hydroxybenzoic acid sodium salt (NaSAL), both antioxidants, and N?-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME), a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, partially protected against PQ-induced cell injury. Additionally, 1-(2-[bis(4-fluorophenyl)methoxy]ethyl)-4-(3-phenyl-propyl)piperazine (GBR 12909), a dopamine transporter inhibitor, and cycloheximide (CHX), a protein synthesis inhibitor, also partially protected against PQ-induced cell injury. In conclusion, we demonstrated that PQ, MPP+, and ROT exerted differential toxic effects on dopaminergic cells. PQ neurotoxicity occurred through exacerbated oxidative stress, with involvement of uptake through the dopamine transporter and protein synthesis. PMID:23710172

  15. Crystal structure of a mixed solvated form of amoxapine acetate

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    Bhardwaj, Rajni M.; Raval, Vishal; Oswald, Iain D. H.; Florence, Alastair J.

    2015-01-01

    The mixed solvated salt 4-(2-chloro­dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxazepin-11-yl)piperazin-1-ium acetate–acetic acid–cyclo­hexane (2/2/1), C17H17ClN3O+·C2H3O2 ?·C2H4O2·0.5C6H12, crystallizes with one mol­ecule of protonated amoxapine (AXPN), an acetate anion and a mol­ecule of acetic acid together with half a mol­ecule of cyclo­hexane. In the centrosymmetric crystal, both enanti­omers of the protonated AXPN mol­ecule stack alternatively along [001]. Acetate anions connect the AXPN cations through N—H?O hydrogen bonding in the [010] direction, creating a sheet lying parallel to (100). The acetic acid mol­ecules are linked to the acetate anions via O—H?O hydrogen bonds within the sheets. Within the sheets there are also a number of C—H?O hydrogen bonds present. The cyclo­hexane solvent mol­ecules occupy the space between the sheets. PMID:25878802

  16. AdeRS combination codes differentiate the response to efflux pump inhibitors in tigecycline-resistant isolates of extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.

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    Sun, J-R; Perng, C-L; Lin, J-C; Yang, Y-S; Chan, M-C; Chang, T-Y; Lin, F-M; Chiueh, T-S

    2014-12-01

    Tigecycline (TGC)-resistant extensively drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (XDRAB) is an increasing threat in regard to nosocomial infections. The resistance-nodulation-cell division (RND) efflux pump has played an important role in TGC resistance. In this study, total 81 TGC-resistant XDRAB isolates were analyzed for their responses to the efflux pump inhibitor 1-(1-naphthylmethyl)-piperazine (NMP). We found that NMP could reduce by 4-fold or greater than 4-fold the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of TGC in 45 isolates (55.6 %). After typing with pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), group A appeared to be the major cluster with good synergistic response to NMP. Transcripts of the AdeABC efflux pump gene were consistently more correlated with TGC resistance than transcripts of the AdeFGJ or AdeIJK efflux pump genes in these isolates. Of the 81 isolates, the amino acid sequences of AdeR and AdeS were further classified and combined into 31 different codes. Although the dissemination of TGC-resistant XDRAB isolates was genetically diverse in our hospital, their responses to NMP conversion were still strain-dependent. We found that AdeRS combination codes were better than PFGE typing in separating groups of isolates with different sensitivity to NMP conversion. PMID:24939621

  17. Biotransformation of fluoroquinolone antibiotics by ligninolytic fungi--Metabolites, enzymes and residual antibacterial activity.

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    ?van?arová, Monika; Moeder, Monika; Filipová, Alena; Cajthaml, Tomáš

    2015-10-01

    A group of white rot fungi (Irpex lacteus, Panus tigrinus, Dichomitus squalens, Trametes versicolor and Pleurotus ostreatus) was investigated for the biodegradation of norfloxacin (NOR), ofloxacin (OF) and ciprofloxacin (CIP). The selected fluoroquinolones were readily degraded almost completely by I. lacteus and T. versicolor within 10 and 14 d of incubation in liquid medium, respectively. The biodegradation products were identified by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry. The analyses indicated that the fungi use similar mechanisms to degrade structurally related antibiotics. The piperazine ring of the molecules is preferably attacked via either substitution or/and decomposition. In addition to the degradation efficiency, attention was devoted to the residual antibiotic activities estimated using Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. Only I. lacteus was able to remove the antibiotic activity during the course of the degradation of NOR and OF. The product-effect correlations evaluated by Principal Component Analysis (PCA) enabled elucidation of the participation of the individual metabolites in the residual antibacterial activity. Most of the metabolites correlated with the antibacterial activity, explaining the rather high residual activity remaining after the biodegradation. PCA of ligninolytic enzyme activities indicated that manganese peroxidase might participate in the degradation. PMID:25592459

  18. Anti-AIDS Agents 90. Novel C-28 Modified Bevirimat Analogs as Potent HIV Maturation Inhibitors

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    Qian, Keduo; Bori, Ibrahim D.; Chen, Chin-Ho; Huang, Li; Lee, Kuo-Hsiung

    2012-01-01

    In a continuing study of bevirimat (2), the anti-HIV-maturation clinical trials agent, 28 new betulinic acid (BA, 1) derivatives were designed and synthesized. Among these compounds, 17, with a C-28 MEM ester moiety, and 22, with a C-28 ethyl hexanoate, increased the anti-HIV replication activity compared with 2 by two-fold, while compounds 40–41 and 48–49, with C-28 piperazine or piperidine amide substitutions, increased the activity by three- to fifteen-fold. The best new compound 41 exhibited an anti-HIV IC50 value of 0.0059 ?M, compared with 0.087 ?M for 2. All of the active compounds showed only anti-maturation effects, as confirmed by TZM-bl assay, in blocking the HIV replication. The results suggest that proper C-28 substitutions can further enhance the anti-maturation activity of 2, without any anti-entry effects. Thus, 41 may serve as a promising new lead for development of anti-AIDS clinical trial candidates. PMID:22978745

  19. Expression and Characterization of Acidothermus celluloyticus E1 Endoglucanase in Transgenic Duckweed Lemna minor 8627

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    Sun, Y.; Cheng, J. J.; Himmel, M. E.; Skory, C. D.; Adney, W. S.; Thomas, S. R.; Tisserat, B.; Nishimura, Y.; Yamamoto, Y. T.

    2007-01-01

    Endoglucanase E1 from Acidothermus cellulolyticus was expressed cytosolically under control of the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter in transgenic duckweed, Lemna minor 8627 without any obvious observable phenotypic effects on morphology or rate of growth. The recombinant enzyme co-migrated with the purified catalytic domain fraction of the native E1 protein on western blot analysis, revealing that the cellulose-binding domain was cleaved near or in the linker region. The duckweed-expressed enzyme was biologically active and the expression level was up to 0.24% of total soluble protein. The endoglucanase activity with carboxymethylcellulose averaged 0.2 units mg protein{sup -1} extracted from fresh duckweed. The optimal temperature and pH for E1 enzyme activity were about 80 C and pH 5, respectively. While extraction with HEPES (N-[2-hydroxyethyl]piperazine-N{prime}-[2-ethanesulfonic acid]) buffer (pH 8) resulted in the highest recovery of total soluble proteins and E1 enzyme, extraction with citrate buffer (pH 4.8) at 65 C enriched relative amounts of E1 enzyme in the extract. This study demonstrates that duckweed may offer new options for the expression of cellulolytic enzymes in transgenic plants.

  20. In Vivo and In Vitro Characterization of a First-in-Class Novel Azole Analog That Targets Pregnane X Receptor ActivationS?

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    Venkatesh, Madhukumar; Wang, Hongwei; Cayer, Julie; Leroux, Melissa; Salvail, Dany; Das, Bhaskar; Wrobel, Jay E.

    2011-01-01

    The pregnane X receptor (PXR) is a master regulator of xenobiotic clearance and is implicated in deleterious drug interactions (e.g., acetaminophen hepatotoxicity) and cancer drug resistance. However, small-molecule targeting of this receptor has been difficult; to date, directed synthesis of a relatively specific PXR inhibitor has remained elusive. Here we report the development and characterization of a first-in-class novel azole analog [1-(4-(4-(((2R,4S)-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-2-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl)methoxy)phenyl)piperazin-1-yl)ethanone (FLB-12)] that antagonizes the activated state of PXR with limited effects on other related nuclear receptors (i.e., liver X receptor, farnesoid X receptor, estrogen receptor ?, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor ?, and mouse constitutive androstane receptor). We investigated the toxicity and PXR antagonist effect of FLB-12 in vivo. Compared with ketoconazole, a prototypical PXR antagonist, FLB-12 is significantly less toxic to hepatocytes. FLB-12 significantly inhibits the PXR-activated loss of righting reflex to 2,2,2-tribromoethanol (Avertin) in vivo, abrogates PXR-mediated resistance to 7-ethyl-10-hydroxycamptothecin (SN-38) in colon cancer cells in vitro, and attenuates PXR-mediated acetaminophen hepatotoxicity in vivo. Thus, relatively selective targeting of PXR by antagonists is feasible and warrants further investigation. This class of agents is suitable for development as chemical probes of PXR function as well as potential PXR-directed therapeutics. PMID:21464197

  1. Sparteine monooxygenase in brain and liver: Identified by the dopamine uptake blocker ( sup 3 H)GBR-12935

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    Kalow, W.; Tyndale, R.F.; Niznik, H.B.; Inaba, T. )

    1990-02-26

    P450IID6 (human sparteine monooxygenase) metabolizes many drugs including neuroleptics, antidepressants, and beta-blockers. The P450IID6 exists in human, bovine, rat and canine brains, but in very low quantities causing methodological difficulties in its assessment. Work with ({sup 3}H)GBR-12935; 1-(2-(diphenylmethoxy) ethyl)-4-(3-phenyl propyl) piperazine has shown that it binds a neuronal/hepatic protein with high affinity ({approximately}7nM) and a rank order of inhibitory potency suggesting that the binding protein is cytochrome P450IID6. The binding was used to predict that d-amphetamine and methamphetamine would interact with P450IID6. Inhibition studies indicated that these compounds were competitive inhibitors of P450IID6. Haloperidol (HAL) and it's metabolite hydroxy-haloperidol (RHAL) are both competitive inhibitors of P450IID6 activity and were found to inhibit ({sup 3}H)GBR-12935 binding. K{sub i} values of twelve compounds (known to interact with the DA transporter or P450IID6) for ({sup 3}H)GRB-12935 binding and P450IID6 activity. The techniques are now available for measurements of cytochrome P450IID6 in healthy and diseased brain/liver tissue using radio-receptor binding assay techniques with ({sup 3}H)GBR-12935.

  2. Synthesis and evaluation of a new series of 3,5-bis((5-bromo-6-methyl-2-t-aminopyrimidin-4-yl)thio)-4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-amines and their cyclized products 'pyrimidinylthio pyrimidotriazolothiadiazines' as 15- lipo-oxygenase inhibitors.

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    Asghari, Tayebe; Bakavoli, Mehdi; Rahimizadeh, Mohammad; Eshghi, Hossein; Saberi, Sattar; Karimian, Azam; Hadizadeh, Farzin; Ghandadi, Moreteza

    2015-02-01

    A series of new 3,5-bis((5-bromo-6-methyl-2-t-aminopyrimidin-4-yl)thio)-4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-amines and their cyclized products 'pyrimidinylthio pyrimidotriazolothiadiazines' were designed, synthesized, and evaluated as potential inhibitors of 15-lipo-oxygenase (15-LO). Their syntheses started by initial condensation of 2:1 equivalents of pyrimidine with triazole and subsequent nucleophilic displacement of the chlorine atoms with secondary amines and finally cyclocondensation in the presence of NaNH2. The compounds 4d and 4f showed the best IC50 of 15-LO inhibition (IC50 = 9 and 12 ?m, respectively). Compounds 4a-g were docked into 15-LO. We suggest that the hydrogen bonds in quaternary nitrogen of piperazine ring of compounds 4d and 4f appear to play major role in lipo-oxygenase inhibition by this set of synthesized analogs and hydrophobic nature of this protein's binding site should be considered in ongoing investigations. PMID:24925519

  3. Involvement of efflux mechanisms in biocide resistance of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli.

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    Mavri, Ana; Mozina, Sonja Smole

    2012-06-01

    Active efflux has an important role in the antimicrobial resistance of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli. The effects of two putative efflux pump inhibitors (EPIs), phenylalanine-arginine ?-naphthylamide and 1-(1-naphthylmethyl)-piperazine, and the effects of inactivation of the cmeB,cmeF and cmeR genes on resistance to a broad range of antimicrobials were studied using the broth microdilution method. The antimicrobials tested in C. jejuni and C. coli were the biocides triclosan, benzalkonium chloride, chlorhexidine diacetate, cetylpyridinium chloride and trisodium phosphate, along with the anionic surfactant SDS and the antibiotics erythromycin and ciprofloxacin. Both EPIs partially reversed the resistance to all of these antimicrobials. Differences between these EPIs were seen for substrate preference and reductions in MIC. The MICs of the antimicrobials were reduced in the cmeB and cmeF mutants and increased in the cmeR mutant, with few exceptions. Both of these putative EPIs further decreased the MICs of the antimicrobials in these mutant strains. These data confirm that active efflux is an important mechanism in biocide resistance in C. jejuni and C. coli. At least one non-CmeABC efflux system or reduced uptake is responsible for resistance to biocides. PMID:22361460

  4. Biologically active and thermally stable polymeric Schiff base and its metal polychelates: Their synthesis and spectral aspects

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    Rasool, Raza; Hasnain, Sumaiya

    2015-09-01

    New metal polychelates of Mn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Zn(II) obtained by the interaction of metal acetates with polymeric Schiff base containing formaldehyde and piperazine, have been investigated. Structural and spectroscopic properties have been evaluated by elemental analysis, FT-IR and 1H-NMR. Geometry of the chelated polymers was confirmed by magnetic susceptibility measurements, UV-Visible spectroscopy and Electron Spin Resonance. The molecular weight of the polymer was determined by gel permeation chromatography (GPC). Thermogravimetric analysis indicated that metal polychelates were more thermally stable than their corresponding ligand. All compounds were screened for their antimicrobial activities against Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, (bacteria) and Candida albicans, Microsporum canis, Cryptococcus neoformans (fungi) by agar well diffusion method. Interestingly, the polymeric Schiff base was found to be antimicrobial in nature but less effective as compared to the metal polychelates. On the basis of thermal and antimicrobial behavior, these polymers hold potential applications as thermally resistant antimicrobial and antifouling coating materials as well as antimicrobial packaging materials.

  5. Evaluation of the oxidation of enrofloxacin by permanganate and the antimicrobial activity of the products.

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    Xu, Yongpeng; Liu, Shiyao; Guo, Fang; Zhang, Bo

    2016-02-01

    Permanganate [Mn(VII)] oxidation of the fluoroquinolone (FQ) antibiotic enrofloxacin (ENR) was investigated with respect to kinetics and mechanisms, and the products were evaluated for residual antibacterial activity. The degradation of ENR by Mn(VII) obeyed second-order kinetics. A modern liquid chromatography coupled to a hybrid quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer (LC-Q-TOF) was used to determine the accurate mass of the measured degradation products. The structures of nine oxidation products were identified at a neutral pH, one of which was an N-oxide product formed from the oxidation of tertiary amines. One proposed plausible reaction pathway was that the oxidation occurred on the piperazine ring; the C-H adjacent to the amine group was attacked by Mn(VII). The identified products from ENR arose through four pathways involving two mechanisms of N-dealkylation, C-hydroxylation and the reactions of amine oxides. The quinolone core remained intact for all of the products. The residual antibacterial activity of the oxidative reaction byproducts against the nonresistant Escherichia coli (G(-)) reference strain DH5? was evaluated by quantifying the bacterial colonies. The oxidation products exhibited reduced antibacterial activity compared with their parent compound. PMID:26347933

  6. Hydroxyethylamine Based Phthalimides as New Class of Plasmepsin Hits: Design, Synthesis and Antimalarial Evaluation

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    Singh, Anil K.; Rathore, Sumit; Tang, Yan; Goldfarb, Nathan E.; Dunn, Ben M.; Rajendran, Vinoth; Ghosh, Prahlad C.; Singh, Neelu; Latha, N.; Singh, Brajendra K.; Rawat, Manmeet; Rathi, Brijesh

    2015-01-01

    A novel class of phthalimides functionalized with privileged scaffolds was designed, synthesized and evaluated as potential inhibitors of plasmepsin 2 (Ki: 0.99 ± 0.1 ?M for 6u) and plasmepsin 4 (Ki: 3.3 ± 0.3 ?M for 6t), enzymes found in the digestive vacuole of the plasmodium parasite and considered as crucial drug targets. Three compounds were identified as potential candidates for further development. The listed compounds were also assayed for their antimalarial efficacy against chloroquine (CQ) sensitive strain (3D7) of Plasmodium falciparum. Assay of twenty seven hydroxyethylamine derivatives revealed four (5e, 6j, 6o and 6s) as strongly active, which were further evaluated against CQ resistant strain (7GB) of P. falciparum. Compound 5e possessing the piperidinopiperidine moiety exhibited promising antimalarial activity with an IC50 of 1.16 ± 0.04 ?M. Further, compounds 5e, 6j, 6o and 6s exhibited low cytotoxic effect on MCF-7 cell line. Compound 6s possessing C2 symmetry was identified as the least cytotoxic with significant antimalarial activity (IC50: 1.30 ± 0.03 ?M). The combined presence of hydroxyethylamine and cyclic amines (piperazines and piperidines) was observed as crucial for the activity. The current studies suggest that hydroxyethylamine based molecules act as potent antimalarial agent and may be helpful in drug development. PMID:26502278

  7. Orally Bioavailable Metal Chelators and Radical Scavengers: Multifunctional Antioxidants for the Coadjutant Treatment of Neurodegenerative Diseases.

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    Kawada, Hiroyoshi; Kador, Peter F

    2015-11-25

    Neurodegenerative diseases are associated with oxidative stress that is induced by the presence of reactive oxygen species and the abnormal cellular accumulation of transition metals. Here, a new series of orally bioavailable multifunctional antioxidants (MFAO-2s) possessing a 2-diacetylamino-5-hydroxypyrimidine moiety is described. These MFAO-2s demonstrate both free radical and metal attenuating properties that are similar to the original published MFAO-1s that are based on 1-N,N'-dimethylsulfamoyl-1-4-(2-pyrimidyl)piperazine. Oral bioavailability studies in C57BL/6 mice demonstrate that the MFAO-2s accumulate in the brain at significantly higher levels than the MFAO-1s while achieving similar neural retina levels. The MFAO-2s protect human neuroblastoma and retinal pigmented epithelial cells against hydroxyl radicals in a dose-dependent manner by maintaining cell viability and intracellular glutathione levels. The MFAO-2s outperform clioquinol, a metal attenuator that has been investigated for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. PMID:26068053

  8. Dopamine transport sites selectively labeled by a novel photoaffinity probe: 125I-DEEP

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    Grigoriadis, D.E.; Wilson, A.A.; Lew, R.; Sharkey, J.S.; Kuhar, M.J. )

    1989-08-01

    The dopamine transporter was labeled using a photosensitive compound related to GBR-12909, {sup 125}I-1-(2-(diphenylmethoxy)ethyl)-4-(2- (4-azido-3-iodophenyl)ethyl)piperazine ({sup 125}I-DEEP). {sup 125}I-DEEP bound reversibly and with high affinity to the dopamine transport protein in the absence of light and could be covalently attached to the protein following exposure to UV light. In rat striatal homogenates, {sup 125}I-DEEP was found to incorporate covalently into a protein with apparent molecular weight of 58,000 Da. The properties of this binding protein were characteristic of the dopamine transporter since covalent attachment could be inhibited by dopamine-uptake blockers with the proper pharmacological rank order of potencies. Covalent binding was also inhibited in a stereospecific manner by (+) and (-) cocaine, as well as other cocaine analogs. The protein was not found in the cerebellum. The dopamine transporter appears to exist in a glycosylated form since photoaffinity-labeled transport sites could adsorb to wheat germ-agglutinin and could be specifically eluted from the column by beta-N-acetylglucosamine.

  9. Studies on the human metabolism and the toxicologic detection of the cough suppressant dropropizine in urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.

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    Staack, Roland F; Theobald, Denis S; Maurer, Hans H

    2004-08-01

    Studies are described on the metabolism and the toxicologic analysis of the nonopioid cough suppressant dropropizine [R,S-3-(4-phenyl-1-piperazinyl)1,2-propandiol, DRO] in human urine using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The metabolism studies showed that DRO was metabolized in humans mainly by hydroxylation of the aromatic ring, by N-dealkylation of the parent drug and of the hydroxyl-metabolite to the corresponding N-phenylpiperazines, and by degradation of the piperazine moiety. The authors' systematic toxicologic analysis (STA) procedure using full-scan GC-MS after acid hydrolysis, liquid-liquid extraction, and microwave-assisted acetylation allowed the unambiguous detection of DRO and its above-mentioned metabolites in human urine up to about 32 hours after intake of a single common therapeutic dose. The target analytes were found to be the parent compound DRO (earlier phase of excretion) and the hydroxylated metabolite para-hydroxy-DRO (later phase of excretion). Both allowed unambiguous detection of an intake of DRO and also differentiation from other phenylpiperazine derivatives. PMID:15257075

  10. Measuring the Absorption Rate of CO2 in Nonaqueous CO2 -Binding Organic Liquid Solvents with a Wetted-Wall Apparatus.

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    Mathias, Paul M; Zheng, Feng; Heldebrant, David J; Zwoster, Andy; Whyatt, Greg; Freeman, Charles M; Bearden, Mark D; Koech, Phillip

    2015-11-01

    The kinetics of the absorption of CO2 into two nonaqueous CO2 -binding organic liquid (CO2 BOL) solvents were measured at T=35, 45, and 55?°C with a wetted-wall column. Selected CO2 loadings were run with a so-called "first-generation" CO2 BOL, comprising an independent base and alcohol, and a "second-generation" CO2 BOL, in which the base and alcohol were conjoined. Liquid-film mass-transfer coefficient (k'g ) values for both solvents were measured to be comparable to values for monoethanolamine and piperazine aqueous solvents under a comparable driving force, in spite of far higher solution viscosities. An inverse temperature dependence of the k'g value was also observed, which suggests that the physical solubility of CO2 in organic liquids may be making CO2 mass transfer faster than expected. Aspen Plus software was used to model the kinetic data and compare the CO2 absorption behavior of nonaqueous solvents with that of aqueous solvent platforms. This work continues our development of the CO2 BOL solvents. Previous work established the thermodynamic properties related to CO2 capture. The present paper quantitatively studies the kinetics of CO2 capture and develops a rate-based model. PMID:26377774

  11. Novel psychoactive substances (designer drugs): overview and pharmacology of modulators of monoamine signaling.

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    Liechti, Matthias

    2015-01-01

    Novel psychoactive substances are newly used designer drugs ("internet drugs", "research chemicals", "legal highs") potentially posing similar health risks to classic illicit substances. Chemically, many novel psychoactive substances can be classified as phenethylamines, amphetamines, synthetic cathinones, piperazines, pipradrols/piperidines, aminoindanes benzofurans, and tryptamines. Pharmacologically, these substances interact with various monoaminergic targets. Typically, stimulants inhibit the transport of dopamine and noradrenaline (pipradrols, pyrovalerone cathinones) or induce the release of these monoamines (amphetamines and methamphetamine-like cathinones), entactogens predominantly enhance serotonin release (phenylpiperazines, aminoindanes, para-substituted amphetamines, and MDMA-like cathinones) similar to MDMA (ecstasy), and hallucinogens (tryptamines, hallucinogenic phenethylamines) are direct agonists at serotonergic 5-HT2A receptors. Synthetic cannabinoids are another group of novel substances which all act as agonists at the cannabinoid CB1 receptor similar to THC but are chemically diverse. In particular, the relative serotonergic vs dopaminergic activity (determined by the dopamine/serotonin transporter inhibition ratio in vitro) can be helpful to predict the desired psychotropic but also the toxic effects of novel substances as well as their potential for addiction. Although the use of novel psychoactive substances mostly produces minor or moderate poisonings, serious complications occur. Serotonergic drugs (entactogens and hallucinogens) are associated with acute serotonin syndrome, hyperthermia, seizures, and hyponatremia. Dopaminergic drugs are highly addictive and acute toxicity includes prolonged stimulation, insomnia, agitation, and psychosis. Agitation, anxiety, paranoia, hypertension, and rarely myocardial infarction and renal failure are seen with synthetic cannabinoids. Treatment is supportive. PMID:25588018

  12. Detection of new psychoactive substance use among emergency room patients: results from the Swedish STRIDA project.

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    Helander, Anders; Bäckberg, Matilda; Hultén, Peter; Al-Saffar, Yasir; Beck, Olof

    2014-10-01

    The "STRIDA" project monitors the occurrence and trends of new psychoactive substances (NPS; "Internet drugs/designer drugs/legal highs") in Sweden, and collects information about their clinical symptoms, toxicity and associated health hazards. The initial results of the project documented a widespread use of many different NPS by mainly adolescents and young (age range 13-63 years, median 20), male (79%) adults, among cases of drug intoxications presenting at emergency departments and intensive care units across the country. The new substances were identified in samples of urine and blood by a multi-component LC-MS/MS method, and the severity of clinical symptoms were graded by the Poisoning Severity Score (PSS). Of the initial 189 samples submitted for laboratory investigation, 156 (83%) tested positive for at least one drug. Besides classical substances such as ethanol, cannabis and amphetamines, many NPS were detected comprising synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists ("Spice"), piperazines, substituted phenethylamines, synthetic cathinones, hallucinogenic tryptamines, piperidines, opioid related substances, ketamine and related substances, and GABA analogues (in total more than 50 substances). About half of the cases were demonstrated to be multiple drug intoxications, sometimes making it hard to associate the clinical presentations with one specific substance. In conclusion, the STRIDA project has documented use of a broad variety of NPS among mainly young people all over Sweden. PMID:24726531

  13. The Pyrolytic Profile of Lyophilized and Deep-Frozen Compact Part of the Human Bone

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    Lodowska, Jolanta; Wolny, Daniel; Kurkiewicz, S?awomir; W?glarz, Ludmi?a

    2012-01-01

    Background. Bone grafts are used in the treatment of nonunion of fractures, bone tumors and in arthroplasty. Tissues preserved by lyophilization or deep freezing are used as implants nowadays. Lyophilized grafts are utilized in the therapy of birth defects and bone benign tumors, while deep-frozen ones are applied in orthopedics. The aim of the study was to compare the pyrolytic pattern, as an indirect means of the analysis of organic composition of deep-frozen and lyophilized compact part of the human bone. Methods. Samples of preserved bone tissue were subjected to thermolysis and tetrahydroammonium-hydroxide- (TMAH-) associated thermochemolysis coupled with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS). Results. Derivatives of benzene, pyridine, pyrrole, phenol, sulfur compounds, nitriles, saturated and unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons, and fatty acids (C12–C20) were identified in the pyrolytic pattern. The pyrolyzates were the most abundant in derivatives of pyrrole and nitriles originated from proteins. The predominant product in pyrolytic pattern of the investigated bone was pyrrolo[1,2-?]piperazine-3,6-dione derived from collagen. The content of this compound significantly differentiated the lyophilized graft from the deep-frozen one. Oleic and palmitic acid were predominant among fatty acids of the investigated samples. The deep-frozen implants were characterized by higher percentage of long-chain fatty acids than lyophilized grafts. PMID:22619606

  14. Serotonin stimulates lateral habenula via activation of the post-synaptic serotonin 2/3 receptors and transient receptor potential channels.

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    Zuo, Wanhong; Zhang, Yong; Xie, Guiqin; Gregor, Danielle; Bekker, Alex; Ye, Jiang-Hong

    2016-02-01

    There is growing interest on the role of the lateral habenula (LHb) in depression, because it closely and bilaterally connects with the serotoninergic raphe nuclei. The LHb sends glutamate efferents to the raphe nuclei, while it receives serotoninergic afferents, and expresses a high density of serotonin (5-HT) receptors. Recent studies suggest that 5-HT receptors exist both in the presynaptic and postsynaptic sites of LHb neurons, and activation of these receptors may have different effects on the activity of LHb neurons. The current study focused on the effect of 5-HT on the postsynaptic membrane. We found that 5-HT initiated a depolarizing inward current (I(5-HTi)) and accelerated spontaneous firing in ?80% of LHb neurons in rat brain slices. I(5-HTi) was also induced by the 5-HT uptake blocker citalopram, indicating activity of endogenous 5-HT. I(5-HTi) was diminished by 5-HT2/3 receptor antagonists (ritanserin, SB-200646 or ondansetron), and activated by the selective 5-HT2/3 agonists 1-(3-Chlorophenyl) piperazine hydrochloride or 1-(3-Chlorophenyl) biguanide hydrochloride. Furthermore, I(5-HTi) was attenuated by 2-Aminoethyl diphenylborinate, a blocker of transient receptor potential channels, and an IP3 receptor inhibitor, indicating the involvement of transient receptor potential channels. These results demonstrate that the reciprocal connection between the LHb and the 5-HT system highlights a key role for 5-HT stimulation of LHb neurons that may be important in the pathogenesis of depression. PMID:26471419

  15. Discovery of Small-Molecule Nonfluorescent Inhibitors of Fluorogen-Fluorogen Activating Protein Binding Pair.

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    Wu, Yang; Stauffer, Shaun R; Stanfield, Robyn L; Tapia, Phillip H; Ursu, Oleg; Fisher, Gregory W; Szent-Gyorgyi, Christopher; Evangelisti, Annette; Waller, Anna; Strouse, J Jacob; Carter, Mark B; Bologa, Cristian; Gouveia, Kristine; Poslusney, Mike; Waggoner, Alan S; Lindsley, Craig W; Jarvik, Jonathan W; Sklar, Larry A

    2016-01-01

    A new class of biosensors, fluorogen activating proteins (FAPs), has been successfully used to track receptor trafficking in live cells. Unlike the traditional fluorescent proteins (FPs), FAPs do not fluoresce unless bound to their specific small-molecule fluorogens, and thus FAP-based assays are highly sensitive. Application of the FAP-based assay for protein trafficking in high-throughput flow cytometry resulted in the discovery of a new class of compounds that interferes with the binding between fluorogens and FAP, thus blocking the fluorescence signal. These compounds are high-affinity, nonfluorescent analogs of fluorogens with little or no toxicity to the tested cells and no apparent interference with the normal function of FAP-tagged receptors. The most potent compound among these, N,4-dimethyl-N-(2-oxo-2-(4-(pyridin-2-yl)piperazin-1-yl)ethyl)benzenesulfonamide (ML342), has been investigated in detail. X-ray crystallographic analysis revealed that ML342 competes with the fluorogen, sulfonated thiazole orange coupled to diethylene glycol diamine (TO1-2p), for the same binding site on a FAP, AM2.2. Kinetic analysis shows that the FAP-fluorogen interaction is more complex than a homogeneous one-site binding process, with multiple conformational states of the fluorogen and/or the FAP, and possible dimerization of the FAP moiety involved in the process. PMID:26442911

  16. In Vitro Metabolic Pathways of the New Anti-Diabetic Drug Evogliptin in Human Liver Preparations.

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    Jeong, Hyeon-Uk; Kim, Ju-Hyun; Lee, Dae Young; Shim, Hyun Joo; Lee, Hye Suk

    2015-01-01

    Evogliptin ((R)-4-((R)-3-amino-4-(2,4,5-trifluorophenyl)butanoyl)-3-(tert-butoxymethyl)-piperazin-2-one), is a new dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitor used for the treatment of type II diabetes mellitus. The in vitro metabolic pathways of evogliptin were identified in human hepatocytes, liver microsomes, and liver S9 fractions using liquid chromatography-Orbitrap mass spectrometry (LC-HRMS). Five metabolites of evogliptin-4-oxoevogliptin (M1), 4(S)-hydroxyevogliptin (M2), 4(R)-hydroxyevogliptin (M3), 4(S)-hydroxyevogliptin glucuronide (M4), and evogliptin N-sulfate (M5)-were identified in human liver preparations by comparison with authentic standards. We characterized the cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes responsible for evogliptin hydroxylation to 4(S)-hydroxyevogliptin (M2) and 4(R)-hydroxyevogliptin (M3) and the UGT enzymes responsible for glucuronidation of 4(S)-hydroxyevogliptin (M2) to 4(S)-hydroxy-evogliptin glucuronide (M4). CYP3A4/5 played the major role in the hydroxylation of evogliptin to 4(S)-hydroxyevogliptin (M2) and 4(R)-hydroxyevogliptin (M3). Glucuronidation of 4(S)-hydroxy-evogliptin (M2) to 4(S)-hydroxyevogliptin glucuronide (M4) was catalyzed by the enzymes UGT2B4 and UGT2B7. These results suggest that the interindividual variability in the metabolism of evogliptin in humans is a result of the genetic polymorphism of the CYP and UGT enzymes responsible for evogliptin metabolism. PMID:26690104

  17. Navigating the Waters of Unconventional Crystalline Hydrates.

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    Braun, Doris E; Koztecki, Lien H; McMahon, Jennifer A; Price, Sarah L; Reutzel-Edens, Susan M

    2015-08-01

    Elucidating the crystal structures, transformations, and thermodynamics of the two zwitterionic hydrates (Hy2 and HyA) of 3-(4-dibenzo[b,f][1,4]oxepin-11-yl-piperazin-1-yl)-2,2-dimethylpropanoic acid (DB7) rationalizes the complex interplay of temperature, water activity, and pH on the solid form stability and transformation pathways to three neutral anhydrate polymorphs (Forms I, II°, and III). HyA contains 1.29 to 1.95 molecules of water per DB7 zwitterion (DB7z). Removal of the essential water stabilizing HyA causes it to collapse to an amorphous phase, frequently concomitantly nucleating the stable anhydrate Forms I and II°. Hy2 is a stoichiometric dihydrate and the only known precursor to Form III, a high energy disordered anhydrate, with the level of disorder depending on the drying conditions. X-ray crystallography, solid state NMR, and H/D exchange experiments on highly crystalline phase pure samples obtained by exquisite control over crystallization, filtration, and drying conditions, along with computational modeling, provided a molecular level understanding of this system. The slow rates of many transformations and sensitivity of equilibria to exact conditions, arising from its varying static and dynamic disorder and water mobility in different phases, meant that characterizing DB7 hydration in terms of simplified hydrate classifications was inappropriate for developing this pharmaceutical. PMID:26075319

  18. Sulfomethylation of Di-, Tri-, and polyazamacrocycles: a new route to entry of mixed-side-chain macrocyclic chelates.

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    van Westrenen, J; Sherry, A D

    1992-01-01

    The sulfomethylation of piperazine and the polyazamacrocycles, [9]aneN3, [12]aneN3, [12]aneN4, and [18]aneN6 with formaldehyde bisulfite in aqueous medium at various pH values is described. The number of methanesulfonate groups introduced into these structures was found to be largely determined by pH. At neutral pH, disubstituted products of [9]aneN3, [12]aneN3, [12]aneN4 are formed and, in the latter case, the trans-1,7-bis(methanesulfonate) isomer was predominant. Similarly, a single, symmetrical trisubstituted product was formed with [18]aneN6 at neutral pH. Monomethanesulfonated products of these same polyaza compounds were formed at more acidic pH's. These sulfomethylated products were used as an entry into a series of mono- and diacetate, phosphonate, and phosphinate derivatives of [9]aneN3, [12]aneN3, and [12]aneN4. The sulfonate groups may be converted to acetates without isolation of intermediates by using cyanide to displace the sulfonate(s) followed by acidic hydrolysis. The aminomethanesulfonates may also be oxidatively hydrolyzed by using aqueous triiodide as a prelude to the preparation of aminomethanephosphonates or aminomethanephosphinates. PMID:1334438

  19. Use of a rhodamine-based bifunctional probe in N-terminal specific labeling of Thermomyces lanuginosus xylanase.

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    Jia, Jia; Chen, Wei; Ma, Huimin; Wang, Ke; Zhao, Chuan

    2010-10-01

    Rhodamine B piperazinoacetohydrazine (RBPH) is used as a bifunctional probe for the N-terminal specific modification of a thermophilic enzyme (T. lanuginosus xylanase), and the modification effect on the thermostability of the enzyme is investigated. The probe RBPH, bearing a spectroscopic unit of rhodamine B, a carbonyl-specific labeling unit of hydrazine and a linker of piperazine, not only has a stable always-on spectroscopic response, but also exists in a cationic form. These properties enable RBPH to serve as a bifunctional probe (simultaneous introduction of stable spectroscopic signal and positive charge) for the protein modification, and such an application has been successfully demonstrated on the N-terminal labeling of T. lanuginosus xylanase. A temperature-dependent inactivation study shows that the modification of T. lanuginosus xylanase by RBPH hardly changes its thermostability, in other words, a small change in electric charge of the N-terminal region caused by introducing one positive charge is not enough to alter the thermostability of the enzyme. This reveals a conservative property of the N-terminal domain for electric charge change, and such a property may result from the fact that the N-terminal domain of the enzyme already has 4 charged residues, which can produce strong electrostatic interactions, thereby making the domain quite stable. PMID:20607149

  20. Synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of [(4-arylpiperazin-1-yl)-alkyl]-carbamic acid ethyl ester derivatives as potential anxiolytic agents.

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    Khatri, Manisha; Rai, Santosh K; Ranbhor, Ranjit; Kishore, Krishna; Tiwari, Manisha

    2012-07-01

    On the basis of our earlier studies, a series of N-{4-[4-(aryl) piperazin-1-yl]-phenyl}-amine derivatives containing terminal carbamoyl fragment with alkyl spacer of different lengths (15-20) were synthesized as ligands, for 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A (5-HT(1A)) receptor. Molecular modeling studies were undertaken to explain the influence of spacer length on ligands affinity towards 5-HT(1A) receptor. Compound 19 showed all the specific interactions responsible for recognition. The protonated amine of the ligand forms an ionic hydrogen bond with the negatively charged Asp116 of transmembrane3 helix (TM3), while the carbamoyl moiety interacts with Asn386 and Tyr390 of TM7. The aryl group is involved in forming a CH-? interaction with Phe362. The strong interaction of compound 19 with 5-HT(1A) receptor in docking studies was confirmed by radio ligand binding studies. Compound 19 showed high affinity for the receptor (Ki = 0.018 nM). In vivo pharmacological testing of compound 19 (3 mg/kg body weight) showed increased open arm entries, as well as time spent in Elevated plus Maze test. Toxicological analysis also revealed no significant biochemical or morphological alterations in the vital organs of experimental animals. Furthermore our results suggest that these compounds share some pharmacological effects with established anxiolytics and might prove to be effective compounds for the treatment of anxiety. PMID:22864736

  1. Human health risk assessment of nitrosamines and nitramines for potential application in CO2 capture.

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    Ravnum, S; Rundén-Pran, E; Fjellsbø, L M; Dusinska, M

    2014-07-01

    Emission and accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere exert an environmental and climate change challenge. An attempt to deal with this challenge is made at Mongstad by application of amines for CO2 capture and storage (CO2 capture Mongstad (CCM) project). As part of the CO2 capture process, nitrosamines and nitramines may be emitted. Toxicological testing of nitrosamines and nitramines indicate a genotoxic potential of these substances. Here we present a risk characterization and assessment for five nitrosamines (N-Nitrosodi-methylamine (NDMA) N-Nitrosodi-ethylamine (NDEA), N-Nitroso-morpholine (NNM), N-Nitroso-piperidine (NPIP), and Dinitroso-piperazine (DNP)) and two nitramines (N-Methyl-nitramine (NTMA), Dimethyl-nitramine (NDTMA)), which are potentially emitted from the CO2 capture plant (CCP). Human health risk assessment of genotoxic non-threshold substances is a heavily debated topic, and no consensus methodology exists internationally. Extrapolation modeling from high-dose animal exposures to low-dose human exposures can be crucial for the final risk calculation. In the work presented here, different extrapolation models are discussed, and suggestions on applications are given. Then, preferred methods for calculating derived minimal effect level (DMEL) are presented with the selected nitrosamines and nitramines. PMID:24747397

  2. Modes of action of anthelmintic drugs.

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    Martin, R J

    1997-07-01

    Modes of action of anthelmintic drugs are described. Some anthelmintic drugs act rapidly and selectively on neuromuscular transmission of nematodes. Levamisole, pyrantel and morantel are agonists at nicotinic acetylcholine receptors of nematode muscle and cause spastic paralysis. Dichlorvos and haloxon are organophosphorus cholinesterase antagonists. Piperazine is a GABA (gamma-amino-butyric acid) agonist at receptors on nematode muscles and causes flaccid paralysis. The avermectins increase the opening of glutamate-gated chloride (GluCl) channels and produce paralysis of pharyngeal pumping. Praziquantel has a selective effect on the tegument of trematodes and increases permeability of calcium. Other anthelmintics have a biochemical mode of action. The benzimidazole drugs bind selectively to beta-tubulin of nematodes, cestodes and fluke, and inhibit microtubule formation. The salicylanilides: rafoxanide, oxyclozanide, brotianide and closantel and the substituted phenol, nitroxynil, are proton ionophores. Clorsulon is a selective antagonist of fluke phosphoglycerate kinase and mutase. Diethylcarbamazine blocks host, and possibly parasite, enzymes involved in arachidonic acid metabolism, and enhances the innate, nonspecific immune system. PMID:9265850

  3. Synthesis of (+/-)-[18F]BMY 14802, its enantiomers and their anatomical distributions in rodents.

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    Shiue, C Y; Bai, L Q; Shiue, G G; Rysavy, J A; Pleus, R C; Hui, H; Frick, M P; Catt, J D

    1993-07-01

    A potential antipsychotic drug, BMY 14802 was labeled with 18F and its distribution in rodents was studied. No-carrier-added (NCA) (+/-)-[18F]BMY 14802 (5) was synthesized by two methods in 5-10% radiochemical yield in a synthesis time of 130-140 min from EOB with a specific activity of 0.5-1.5 Ci/microM. (+)- and (-)-[18F]BMY 14802 was synthesized by the chiral reduction of alpha-(4-[18F]fluorophenyl)-4-(5-fluoro-2-pyrimidinyl)-1-piperazine-b utanone (4) with chiral reducing agent, (+)- and (-)-beta-chlorodiisopinocampheylborane [(+)- and (-)-DIP chloride] in 6-10% radiochemical yield in a synthesis time of 150 min from EOB. Animal studies in mouse and in rat revealed that the distribution of 5 in each tissue was high at 5 min, the radioactivity then declined rapidly in all tissues studied except in the liver and in the small intestine. The radioactivity in the femur did not increase with time indicating in vivo defluorination may not occur. The uptakes of (+/-)-[18F]BMY 14802 and its enantiomers, (+)- and (-)-[18F]BMY 14802 in rat cerebellum, brain stem, hippocampus and spinal cord were similar and were significantly reduced by prior treatment of rat with haldol. This suggests that (+/-)-[18F]BMY 14802 and its enantiomers bind to sigma-receptors in a similar fashion. PMID:8358348

  4. Design and synthesis of novel 2H-chromen-2-one derivatives bearing 1,2,3-triazole moiety as lead antimicrobials.

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    Kushwaha, Khushbu; Kaushik, Nagendra; Lata; Jain, Subhash C

    2014-04-01

    A series of novel 2H-chromen-2-one derivatives decorated with 1,2,3-triazole moiety were designed and synthesized using the click reaction of azidoalkyloxy-2H-chromen-2-ones with different propargylamines. Propargylamines were obtained by alkylation of various heterocyclic amines with propargyl bromide. Newly synthesized compounds and intermediates were evaluated for their antifungal activity against four fungi (Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus and Candida albicans). Antibacterial studies were also carried out against three Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus epidermis) and four Gram-negative bacteria (Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella typhi and Klebsiella pneumoniae). In vitro, bioassay results showed that all the synthesized compounds exhibited excellent activity against fungal strains Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus flavus and Candida albicans. Interestingly, all the compounds have shown even superior activity than the reference drug miconazole against Aspergillus fumigatus. Morpholine and N-acetyl piperazine containing compounds 10c and 10e have shown promising activity against various bacterial strains. Compound 10e was found to be most active against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Based on, in silico pharmacokinetic studies, compounds 10a-e were identified as lead compounds for future investigation due to their lower toxicity, high drug score values and good oral bioavailability as per OECD guidelines. PMID:24594353

  5. The Activation of Free Dipeptides Promoted by Strong Activating Agents in Water Does not Yield Diketopiperazines.

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    Beaufils, Damien; Jepaul, Sandra; Liu, Ziwei; Boiteau, Laurent; Pascal, Robert

    2016-03-01

    The activation of dipeptides was studied in the perspective of the abiotic formation of oligopeptides of significant length as a requirement for secondary structure formation. The formation of piperazin-2,5-diones (DKP), previously considered as a dead end when activating free dipeptides, was shown in this work to be efficiently suppressed when using strong activating agents (e.g., carbodiimides). This behaviour was explained by the fast formation of a 5(4H)-oxazolone intermediate at a rate that exceeds the time scale of the rotation of the peptide bond from the predominant trans-conformation into the cis-isomer required for DKP formation. No DKP was observed when using strong activating agents whereas phosphate mixed anhydrides or moderately activated esters were observed to predominantly yield DKP. The DKP side-reaction no longer constitutes a drawback for the C-terminus elongation of peptides. These results are considered as additional evidence that pathways involving strong activation are required to drive the emergence of living entities rather than close to equilibrium processes. PMID:26205652

  6. Phytochemical, Anti-oxidant and Anthelmintic activities of various leaf extracts of Flacourtia sepiaria Roxb

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    Sreejith, M; Kannappan, N; Santhiagu, A; Mathew, Ajith P

    2013-01-01

    Objective The present study was carried out to investigate the phytochemical constituents, in vitro antioxidant potential and anthelmintic activities of Flacourtia sepiaria Roxb leaves. Methods The dried powdered leaves of Flacourtia sepiaria were extracted using petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and methanol by a soxhlet extractor and preliminary phytochemical screening was performed using standard protocols. All the extract was evaluated for their potential antioxidant activities using test such as DPPH, superoxide anion radical, hydroxyl radical, nitric oxide radical scavenging abilities, ferrous chelating ability and total phenolic and flavanoid content. Anthelmintic activity of extract was screened in adult Indian earthworm model. Results Preliminary screening revealed the presence of bioactive compounds especially phenolics, tannins and terpenoids in all extracts. The phenolic and flavanoid content was highest in methanolic extract and lowest in petroleum ether extract. The paralytic (9.46±0.212) and death time (31.43±0.148) of methanolic extract was found to be significant (P<0.05) when compared with paralytic (7.33±0.206) and death time (18.60±0.229) of standard piperazine citrate at 100 mg/mL concentration. Conclusions The results of the present study indicate that the leaf extracts of Flacourtia sepiaria exhibited strong antioxidant activity and possess significant anthelmintic activity and thus it is a good source of antioxidant and anthelmintic constituents. PMID:24093785

  7. Three new bismuth(III) pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate compounds: Synthesis, characterization and crystal structures

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    Hakimi, Mohammad; Motieiyan, Elham; Bertolotti, Federica; Marabello, Domenica; Nunes Rodrigues, Vitor Hugo

    2015-11-01

    Three new metal-organic compounds containing bismuth and pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylate (pydc) formulated as (2-apyH)2[Bi(pydc)2(pydcH)]·2H2O, 1, (4-apyH)[Bi(pydc) (pydcH)2].4H2O, 2 and (pipzeaH)[Bi2(pydc)3(pydcH) (H2O)2]·5H2O, 3, (2-apy = 2-aminopyridine, 4-apy = 4-aminopyridine, pipzea = 2-piperazin-1-ylethanamine), have been synthesized in deionized water and characterized by elemental analysis (C, H and N), spectral (UV-Vis, IR), 1H NMR spectroscopy, TGA and single crystal X-ray diffraction. These compounds were obtained via proton transfer methodology. Compounds 1 and 2 have similar monomeric bismuth coordination units, whereas compound 3 has a dimeric bismuth coordination unit. The compounds are anionic in 1 and 2 and they are connected non-covalently to 2-apyH and 4-apyH, respectively. In 3, two molecules are present, one neutral and one anionic, and both are connected non-covalently to pipzeaH cations. Five different coordination modes of Bi-pydc exist in 1, 2 and 3. These compounds are stabilized in the solid state by a complex network of hydrogen bonds between crystallization water molecules, anionic, cationic and neutral fragments, forming 3D-supramolecular arrays.

  8. Grafting ligands to direct the self-assembly of Co/Ni2+ substituted polyoxometalate clusters.

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    Ritchie, Chris; Boyd, Thomas; Long, De-Liang; Ditzel, Evert; Cronin, Leroy

    2009-03-01

    Four transition metal incorporated phosphotungstates have been synthesized through the reaction of Na(2)WO(4), H(3)PO(4), Co/Ni(NO(3))(2), and the multifunctional amine N,N'-Bis(2-hydroxyethyl) piperazine (bhep). Na(2){MHbhep(H(2)O)(4)}[PW(10)M(2)O(38){Hbhep}(2)] M = Co(2+) (1), and Ni(2+)(2) represent rare examples of complete transition metal chelate encapsulation within a Keggin polyanion. Slight modification of the reaction procedure yielding 1 also yields the two dimensional material (H(2)bhep)(3)Na(4)[Co(4)(H(2)O)(2)(PW(9)O(34))(2)].15H(2)O (3). Finally, the isolation of a phosphotungstate cluster containing 18 Co(2+) ions is achieved through the bridging of two [Co(9)(OH)(3)(H(2)O)(6)(HPO(4))(2)(B-alpha-PW(9)O(34))(3)](16-) clusters by the bhep ligand to form the [{Co(9)(OH)(3)(H(2)O)(3)(HPO(4))(2)(B-alpha-PW(9)O(34))(3)}(2) {C(8)H(18)N(2)O(2)}(3)](32-) dimer (4). The dimerisation process is achieved via the monodentate coordination of the hydroxyl groups from three bhep ligands to each polyanion by displacing the water ligands typically found coordinated to the {Co(9)} core forming a nanoscale cylinder-like capsule capped by two {Co(9)P(5)W(27)} with three BHEP-based ligand spacers. PMID:19421602

  9. LC/ESI-MS/MS method for determination of salivary eicosapentaenoic acid concentration to arachidonic acid concentration ratio.

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    Ogawa, Shoujiro; Tomaru, Koki; Matsumoto, Nagisa; Watanabe, Shui; Higashi, Tatsuya

    2016-01-01

    A simple liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/ESI-MS/MS) method for determination of the eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) concentration to arachidonic acid (AA) concentration ratio in human saliva has been developed. The EPA/AA ratio in serum or plasma is widely recognized as a useful indicator in identifying the risk of cardiovascular disease, especially atherosclerosis. The salivary EPA/AA ratio is expected to be a convenient alternative to the serum or plasma EPA/AA ratio, because saliva offers the advantages of easy and noninvasive sampling. The saliva was deproteinized with acetonitrile, purified using an Oasis HLB cartridge, and derivatized with 1-[(4-dimethylaminophenyl)carbonyl]piperazine (DAPPZ). The derivatized EPA and AA were subjected to LC/ESI-MS/MS, and the EPA/AA ratio was determined using the selected reaction monitoring mode. The DAPPZ-derivatization increased the ESI sensitivity by 100- and 300-fold for EPA and AA, respectively, and enabled the detection of trace fatty acids in saliva using a 200??L sample. The assay reproducibility was satisfactory (relative standard deviation, <5.0%). The method was successfully applied to the measurement of the salivary EPA/AA ratios of healthy Japanese subjects and their changes owing to the supplementation of EPA. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:25620210

  10. Free radical scavenging, antidiarrheal and anthelmintic activity of Pistia stratiotes L. extracts and its phytochemical analysis.

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    Bin Karim, Mohammed Faisal; Imam, Hasan; Sarker, Md Moklesur-Rahman; Uddin, Nizam; Hasan, Nahid; Paul, Nirmala; Haque, Tahmina

    2015-05-01

    In this phyto-pharmacological screening of Pistia stratiotes L leaf and root extracts each separately in two different solvents demonstrated its potential medicinal value. Apparent antioxidant value is demonstrated by DPPH, Nitric oxide scavenging and Ferric ion reducing method. Additionally, total flavonoid and phenolic compounds were measured. The leaf methanolic extract scavenged both nitric oxide (NO) and DPPH radical with a dose dependent manner. But the pet ether fraction of root was found to have highest efficacy in Fe(3±) reducing power assay. Flavonoid was found to contain highest in the pet ether fraction of root (411.35mg/g) in terms of quercetin equivalent, similarly highest amount (34.96mg/g) of total phenolic compounds (assayed as gallic acid equivalents) were found to contain in the same fraction. The methanolic fractions appeared less cytotoxic compared to pet ether extracts. The plant extracts caused a dose dependent decrease in faecal droppings in both castor oil and magnesium sulphate induced diarrhea, where as leaf extracts in each solvent appeared most effective. Also, the plant extracts showed anthelmintic activity in earthworm by inducing paralysis and death in a dose dependent manner. At highest doses (50 mg/ml) all fractions were almost effective as the positive control piperazine citrate (10 mg/ml). Thus, besides this cytotoxic effect it's traditional claim for therapeutic use can never be overlooked. PMID:26004725

  11. In situ electrochemical evaluation of dsDNA interaction with the anticancer drug danusertib nitrenium radical product using the DNA-electrochemical biosensor.

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    Diculescu, Victor Constantin; Oliveira-Brett, Ana Maria

    2016-02-01

    Danusertib is a kinase inhibitor and anti-cancer drug. The evaluation of the interaction between danusertib and dsDNA was investigated in bulk solution and using the dsDNA-electrochemical biosensor. The dsDNA-danusertib interaction occurs in two sequential steps. First, danusertib binds electrostatically todsDNA phosphate backbone through the positively charged piperazine moiety. The second step involved the pyrrolo-pyrazolemoiety and led to small morphological modifications in the dsDNA double helix which were electrochemically characterised through the changes of guanine and adenine residue oxidation peaks and confirmed by electrophoretic and spectrophotometric measurements. The nitrenium cation radical product of danusertib amino group oxidation was electrochemically generated in situ on the dsDNA-electrochemical biosensor surface. The danusertib nitrenium cation radical redox metabolite was covalently attached to the C8 of guanine residues preventing their oxidation. An interaction mechanism of dsDNA-danusertib is proposed and the formation of the danusertib redox nitrenium radical metabolite-guanine adduct explained. PMID:26523506

  12. Extractive fixed-site polymer sorbent for selective boron removal from natural water.

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    Thakur, Neha; Kumar, Sanjukta A; Shinde, Rakesh N; Pandey, Ashok K; Kumar, Sangita D; Reddy, A V R

    2013-09-15

    Water contamination by boron is a widespread environmental problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends maximum boron concentration of 2.4 mg L(-1) for drinking water. The paper presents a simple method for preparation of functionalized sheet sorbent for selective extraction of boron from natural water. The pores of commercially available poly(propylene) membrane were functionalized by room temperature in situ crosslinking of poly(vinylbenzyl chloride) with a cyclic diamine piperazine. The precursor membranes were chemically modified with N-methyl D-glucamine which is selective for boron. Characterization of membrane was carried out using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and attenuated total reflection-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) techniques. The functionalized membrane has been characterized in terms of parameters that influence the sorption of boron from aqueous streams like pH, uptake capacity, contact time, effects of competing ions and reusability. The maximum boron sorption capacity determined experimentally was 28 mg g(-1). The studies showed that trace concentrations of boron were quantitatively removed from water at neutral pH. The developed fixed site polymer sorbent exhibited high sorption capacity and fast kinetics as compared to various sorbents reported in literature. It was successfully applied for the removal of boron from ground water and seawater samples in presence of high concentration of interfering ions. PMID:23892170

  13. Anxiolytic-like effect of a serotonergic ligand with high affinity for 5-HT1A, 5-HT2A and 5-HT3 receptors.

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    Delgado, Mercedes; Caicoya, Anne G; Greciano, Virginia; Benhamú, Bellinda; López-Rodríguez, María Luz; Fernández-Alfonso, María Soledad; Pozo, Miguel A; Manzanares, Jorge; Fuentes, José A

    2005-03-21

    S-(-)-2-[[4-(napht-1-yl)piperazin-1-yl]methyl]-1,4-dioxoperhydropyrrolo[1,2-alpha]-pyrazine (CSP-2503) is a serotonin (5-HT) receptor ligand with selectivity and high affinity for 5-HT1A, 5-HT2A and 5-HT3 receptors. CSP-2503 reduced rectal temperature and 5-HT neuronal hypothalamic activity in mice, decreased electrical activity of raphe nuclei cells in rats and blocked the enhancement of adenylate cyclase activity induced by forskolin in HeLa cells transfected with the human 5-HT1A receptor. This compound also blocked head-twitches induced by the 5-HT(2A/2C) receptor agonist 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (DOI). Contractions of guinea pig ileum induced by the 5-HT3 receptor agonist 2-methyl-5-HT were prevented by CSP-2503. Moreover, it reduced the bradycardia reflex induced by 2-methyl-5-HT in anaesthetized rats. In the light/dark box and social interaction tests, CSP-2503 presented anxiolytic activity, an action shared by 5-HT1 agonists and 5-HT3 antagonists. Taken together, these results suggest that CSP-2503 is a new 5-HT1 receptor agonist with 5-HT2A and 5-HT3)receptor antagonist activities that might be useful in a number of conditions associated with anxiety. PMID:15777774

  14. Structure-activity relationship studies of pyrimidine-2,4-dione derivatives as potent P2X7 receptor antagonists.

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    Park, Jin-Hee; Lee, Ga-Eun; Lee, So-Deok; Ko, Hyojin; Kim, Yong-Chul

    2015-12-01

    As an optimization strategy, the flexible structure of KN-62, a known P2X7 receptor antagonist, was converted into conformationally constrained derivatives using pyrimidine-2,4-dione as the core skeleton. Various modifications at the 4-position of the piperazine moiety of the new lead compound were performed to improve P2X7 receptor antagonistic activities, which were evaluated in HEK293 cells stably expressing the human P2X7 receptor (EtBr uptake assay) and in THP-1 cells (IL-1? ELISA assay). According to the results, polycycloalkyl acyl or di-halogenated benzoyl substituents were much more favorable than the original phenyl group of KN-62. Among these compounds, the trifluoromethyl-chloro benzoyl derivative 18m and adamantyl carbonyl derivatives 19g-19i and 19k showed potent antagonistic effects, with IC50 values ranging from 10 to 30 nM. In addition, the in vitro adsorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity (ADMET) profile of 18m was determined to be in acceptable ranges in terms of metabolic stability and cytotoxicity. These results suggest that pyrimidine-2,4-dione derivatives may be promising novel P2X7 receptor antagonists for the development of anti-inflammatory drugs. PMID:26547056

  15. Hyper-branched polymer grafting graphene oxide as an effective flame retardant and smoke suppressant for polystyrene.

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    Hu, Weizhao; Yu, Bin; Jiang, Shu-Dong; Song, Lei; Hu, Yuan; Wang, Bibo

    2015-12-30

    A well-defined functionalized graphene oxide (FGO) grafted by hyper-branched flame retardant based on N-aminoethyl piperazine and phosphonate derivative was synthesized to reduce flammability and toxicity of polystyrene (PS). The chemical structure, morphological and thermal properties were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopy and thermogravimetric analysis, respectively. Micro combustion calorimeter and steady state tube furnace were employed to evaluate the heat and non-heat fire hazards of PS nanocomposites. The incorporation of FGO into PS matrix effectively improved the flame retardancy and restrained the toxicity of the volatiles escaped, which is attributed to that the homogeneous dispersion of FGO in the PS matrix enhanced barrier effect that reduced peak heat release rate, total heat release and toxic gas release during combustion. Furthermore, PS-FGO nanocompsites obviously decreased the amount of flammable and toxic volatiles evolved, such as the aromatic compounds, carbonyl compounds, carbon monoxide, indicating suppressed fire hazards of the PS composites. PMID:26151385

  16. Fe(III) Reduction and U(VI) Immobilization by Paenibacillus sp. Strain 300A, Isolated from Hanford 300A Subsurface Sediments

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    Ahmed, Bulbul; Cao, Bin; McLean, Jeffrey S.; Ica, Tuba; Dohnalkova, Alice; Istanbullu, Ozlem; Paksoy, Akin; Fredrickson, Jim K.

    2012-01-01

    A facultative iron-reducing [Fe(III)-reducing] Paenibacillus sp. strain was isolated from Hanford 300A subsurface sediment biofilms that was capable of reducing soluble Fe(III) complexes [Fe(III)-nitrilotriacetic acid and Fe(III)-citrate] but unable to reduce poorly crystalline ferrihydrite (Fh). However, Paenibacillus sp. 300A was capable of reducing Fh in the presence of low concentrations (2 ?M) of either of the electron transfer mediators (ETMs) flavin mononucleotide (FMN) or anthraquinone-2,6-disulfonate (AQDS). Maximum initial Fh reduction rates were observed at catalytic concentrations (<10 ?M) of either FMN or AQDS. Higher FMN concentrations inhibited Fh reduction, while increased AQDS concentrations did not. We also found that Paenibacillus sp. 300A could reduce Fh in the presence of natural ETMs from Hanford 300A subsurface sediments. In the absence of ETMs, Paenibacillus sp. 300A was capable of immobilizing U(VI) through both reduction and adsorption. The relative contributions of adsorption and microbial reduction to U(VI) removal from the aqueous phase were ?7:3 in PIPES [piperazine-N,N?-bis(2-ethanesulfonic acid)] and ?1:4 in bicarbonate buffer. Our study demonstrated that Paenibacillus sp. 300A catalyzes Fe(III) reduction and U(VI) immobilization and that these reactions benefit from externally added or naturally existing ETMs in 300A subsurface sediments. PMID:22961903

  17. Spectroscopic investigation (FT-IR, FT-Raman and SERS), vibrational assignments, HOMO-LUMO analysis and molecular docking study of Opipramol

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    Mary, Y. Sheena; Panicker, C. Yohannan; Kavitha, C. N.; Yathirajan, H. S.; Siddegowda, M. S.; Cruz, Sandra M. A.; Nogueira, Helena I. S.; Al-Saadi, Abdulaziz A.; Van Alsenoy, Christian; War, Javeed Ahmad

    2015-02-01

    FT-IR and FT-Raman spectra of Opipramol were recorded and analyzed. SERS spectrum was recorded in silver colloid. The vibrational wave numbers were computed using DFT quantum chemical calculations. The data obtained from wave number calculations are used to assign vibrational bands obtained in infrared and Raman spectra as well as in SERS of the studied molecule. Potential energy distribution was done using GAR2PED program. The geometrical parameters (DFT) of the title compound are in agreement with the XRD results. The presence of CH2 stretching modes in the SERS spectrum indicates the close of piperazine ring with the metal surface and the interaction of the silver surface with this moiety. NBO analysis, HOMO-LUMO, first hyperpolarizability and molecular electrostatic potential results are also reported. The inhibitor Opipramol forms a stable complex with P4502C9 as is evident from the ligand-receptor interactions and a -9.0 kcal/mol docking score and may be an effective P4502C9 inhibitor if further biological explorations are carried out.

  18. Repurposing the Open Access Malaria Box To Discover Potent Inhibitors of Toxoplasma gondii and Entamoeba histolytica

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    Fokou, Patrick V. T.; Tchokouaha, Lauve R. Y.; Spangenberg, Thomas; Mfopa, Alvine N.; Kouipou, Ruffin M. T.; Mbouna, Cedric J.; Donfack, Valerie F. Donkeng; Zollo, Paul H. A.

    2014-01-01

    Toxoplasmosis and amebiasis are important public health concerns worldwide. The drugs currently available to control these diseases have proven limitations. Therefore, innovative approaches should be adopted to identify and develop new leads from novel scaffolds exhibiting novel modes of action. In this paper, we describe results from the screening of compounds in the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) open access Malaria Box in a search for new anti-Toxoplasma and anti-Entamoeba agents. Standard in vitro phenotypic screening procedures were adopted to assess their biological activities. Seven anti-Toxoplasma compounds with a 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) of <5 ?M and selectivity indexes (SI) of >6 were identified. The most interesting compound was MMV007791, a piperazine acetamide, which has an IC50 of 0.19 ?M and a selectivity index of >157. Also, we identified two compounds, MMV666600 and MMV006861, with modest activities against Entamoeba histolytica, with IC50s of 10.66 ?M and 15.58 ?M, respectively. The anti-Toxoplasma compounds identified in this study belong to scaffold types different from those of currently used drugs, underscoring their novelty and potential as starting points for the development of new antitoxoplasmosis drugs with novel modes of action. PMID:25049259

  19. Fabrication and application of a new modified electrochemical sensor using nano-silica and a newly synthesized Schiff base for simultaneous determination of Cd2+, Cu2+ and Hg2+ ions in water and some foodstuff samples.

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    Afkhami, Abbas; Soltani-Felehgari, Farzaneh; Madrakian, Tayyebeh; Ghaedi, Hamed; Rezaeivala, Majid

    2013-04-10

    A new chemically modified carbon paste electrode was constructed and used for rapid, simple, accurate, selective and highly sensitive simultaneous determination of cadmium, copper and mercury using square wave anodic stripping voltammetry (SWASV). The carbon paste electrode was modified by N,N'-bis(3-(2-thenylidenimino)propyl)piperazine coated silica nanoparticles. Compared with carbon paste electrode, the stripping peak currents had a significant increase at the modified electrode. Under the optimized conditions (deposition potential, -1.100 V vs. Ag/AgCl; deposition time, 60s; resting time, 10s; SW frequency, 25 Hz; pulse amplitude, 0.15 V; dc voltage step height, 4.4 mV), the detection limit was 0.3, 0.1 and 0.05 ng mL(-1) for the determination of Cd(2+), Cu(2+) and Hg(2+), respectively. The complexation reaction of the ligand with several metal cations in methanol was studied and the stability constants of the complexes were obtained. The effects of different cations and anions on the simultaneous determination of metal ions were studied and it was found that the electrode is highly selective for the simultaneous determination of Cd(2+), Cu(2+) and Hg(2+). Furthermore, the present method was applied to the determination of Cd(2+), Cu(2+) and Hg(2+) in water and some foodstuff samples. PMID:23522108

  20. Discovery of ML314, a Brain Penetrant Nonpeptidic ?-Arrestin Biased Agonist of the Neurotensin NTR1 Receptor

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    2013-01-01

    The neurotensin 1 receptor (NTR1) is an important therapeutic target for a range of disease states including addiction. A high-throughput screening campaign, followed by medicinal chemistry optimization, led to the discovery of a nonpeptidic ?-arrestin biased agonist for NTR1. The lead compound, 2-cyclopropyl-6,7-dimethoxy-4-(4-(2-methoxyphenyl)-piperazin-1-yl)quinazoline, 32 (ML314), exhibits full agonist behavior against NTR1 (EC50 = 2.0 ?M) in the primary assay and selectivity against NTR2. The effect of 32 is blocked by the NTR1 antagonist SR142948A in a dose-dependent manner. Unlike peptide-based NTR1 agonists, compound 32 has no significant response in a Ca2+ mobilization assay and is thus a biased agonist that activates the ?-arrestin pathway rather than the traditional Gq coupled pathway. This bias has distinct biochemical and functional consequences that may lead to physiological advantages. Compound 32 displays good brain penetration in rodents, and studies examining its in vivo properties are underway. PMID:24611085