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  1. 40 CFR 721.5645 - Pentane 1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,5,-decafluoro.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pentane 1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,5... Specific Chemical Substances § 721.5645 Pentane 1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,5,-decafluoro. (a) Chemical substance and significant new uses subject to reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as pentane 1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5...

  2. 5,4,3,2,...Thumbs Up!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brannon, Frank

    1997-01-01

    Presents activities for K-4 students that explore two areas of body mechanics--bones and joints--with an emphasis on the human hand. Relates knowledge of how the body functions to comparable examples in robotics such as the "hand" of the Canadarm of the space shuttle. Activities are geared for students in pairs. (AIM)

  3. 5,4,3,2,...Thumbs Up!

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brannon, Frank

    1997-01-01

    Presents activities for K-4 students that explore two areas of body mechanics--bones and joints--with an emphasis on the human hand. Relates knowledge of how the body functions to comparable examples in robotics such as the "hand" of the Canadarm of the space shuttle. Activities are geared for students in pairs. (AIM)

  4. Synthesis of 3-cyano-4-aryl-5-ethoxycarbonyl-6-methyl-3,4-dihydropyridine-2-thiones

    SciTech Connect

    Krauze, A.A.; Liepin'sh, E.E.; Pelcher, Yu.E.; Kalme, Z.A.; Dipan, I.V.; Dubur, G.Ya.

    1985-12-01

    The condensation of ethyl arylidenacetoacetate with cyanothioacetamide and of arylidenecyanothioacetamides with ethyl acetoacetate or of arylidenecyanothioacetamides with ethyl ..beta..-aminocrotonate gave 3-cyano-4-aryl-5-ethoxycarbonyl-6-methyl-3,4-dihydropyridine-2-thiones. PMR spectroscopy showed that the 3-cyano-4-aryl-3,4-dihydro-pyridine-2-thiones are formed as a mixture of cis and trans isomers.

  5. Degradation of 4,4'-dichlorobiphenyl, 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl, and 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl by the white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium.

    PubMed Central

    Dietrich, D; Hickey, W J; Lamar, R

    1995-01-01

    The white rot fungus Phanerochaete chrysosporium has demonstrated abilities to degrade many xenobiotic chemicals. In this study, the degradation of three model polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) congeners (4,4'-dichlorobiphenyl [DCB], 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl, and 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl) by P. chrysosporium in liquid culture was examined. After 28 days of incubation, 14C partitioning analysis indicated extensive degradation of DCB, including 11% mineralization. In contrast, there was negligible mineralization of the tetrachloro- or hexachlorobiphenyl and little evidence for any significant metabolism. With all of the model PCBs, a large fraction of the 14C was determined to be biomass bound. Results from a time course study done with 4,4'-[14C]DCB to examine 14C partitioning dynamics indicated that the biomass-bound 14C was likely attributable to nonspecific adsorption of the PCBs to the fungal hyphae. In a subsequent isotope trapping experiment, 4-chlorobenzoic acid and 4-chlorobenzyl alcohol were identified as metabolites produced from 4,4'-[14C]DCB. To the best of our knowledge, this the first report describing intermediates formed by P. chrysosporium during PCB degradation. Results from these experiments suggested similarities between P. chrysosporium and bacterial systems in terms of effects of congener chlorination degree and pattern on PCB metabolism and intermediates characteristic of the PCB degradation process. PMID:8526503

  6. 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde 4,5-diazafluoren-9-ylidenehydrazone

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    Shanmuga Sundara Raj S; Fun; Lu; Xiao; Gong; Gen

    2000-08-01

    The whole molecule of the title compound, C(19)H(14)N(4)O(2), is essentially planar, with a highly conjugated pi system. In the crystal, the molecules are packed as chains along the [011] direction connected by O-H.N intermolecular hydrogen bonds.

  7. 40 CFR 721.10061 - Pentane, 1,1,1,2,2,3,4,5,5,5-decafluoro-3-methoxy-4-(trifluoromethyl)-.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Pentane, 1,1,1,2,2,3,4,5,5,5... SUBSTANCES Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances § 721.10061 Pentane, 1,1,1,2,2,3,4,5,5,5... reporting. (1) The chemical substance identified as pentane, 1,1,1,2,2,3,4,5,5,5-decafluoro-3-methoxy-4...

  8. (3R,4S)-3,4-Isopropylidenedioxy-5-phenylsulfonylmethyl-3,4-dihydro-2H-pyrrole 1-oxide

    PubMed Central

    Flores, Mari Fe; Garcia, P.; M. Garrido, Narciso; Sanz, Francisca; Diez, David

    2011-01-01

    The title compound, C14H17NO5S, was prepared by oxidation of (2R,3S,4R)-2-phenyl­sulfonyl­methyl-1-hy­droxy-3,4-iso­pro­pyl­idene­dioxy­pyrrolidine. Its crystal structure confirms unequivocally its configuration. Two inter­molecular C—H⋯O inter­actions help to establish the packing. PMID:21754431

  9. 2,2\\',3,3\\',4,4\\',5,5\\',6,6\\'-Decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209)

    Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

    EPA / 635 / R - 07 / 008F www.epa.gov / iris TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW OF DECABROMODIPHENYL ETHER ( BDE - 209 ) ( CAS No . 1163 - 19 - 5 ) In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System ( IRIS ) June 2008 U.S . Environmental Protection Agency Washington , DC DISCLAIMER This d

  10. 5. VIEW SOUTH FROM BUILDING 20 OF BUILDINGS 4, 3 ...

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    5. VIEW SOUTH FROM BUILDING 20 OF BUILDINGS 4, 3 AND 2; BUILDING 4 AT EXTREME LEFT CENTER; RUNDBOGENSTIL TOWER AT LEFT CENTER; BUILDING 3 AT CENTER; BUILDING 2 RIGHT OF CENTER AND '1876' STACK AT EXTREME RIGHT - Scovill Brass Works, 59 Mill Street, Waterbury, New Haven County, CT

  11. 84. AGITATORS No. 3, No. 4 AND No. 5 FROM ...

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    84. AGITATORS No. 3, No. 4 AND No. 5 FROM SOUTHEAST. OLD PORTLAND FILTER FLOOR IS SEEN THROUGH FRAMING, LOWER RIGHT. - Bald Mountain Gold Mill, Nevada Gulch at head of False Bottom Creek, Lead, Lawrence County, SD

  12. 17. BUILDING I, BAYS 3, 4 AND 5, VIEW NORTHWEST, ...

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    17. BUILDING I, BAYS 3, 4 AND 5, VIEW NORTHWEST, SOUTHEAST ELEVATION - Public Service Railway Company, Newton Avenue Car Shops, Bounded by Tenth, Mount Ephraim, Border & Newton Avenue, Camden, Camden County, NJ

  13. Barium aluminides Ba{sub x}Al{sub 5}(x=3,3.5,4)

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    Jehle, Michael; Scherer, Harald; Wendorff, Marco; Roehr, Caroline

    2009-05-15

    Three aluminides of the series Ba{sub x}Al{sub 5}(x=3,3.5,4) were synthesized from stoichiometric ratios of the elements in Ta crucibles. The crystal structure of the new compound Ba{sub 7}Al{sub 10} was determined using single crystal X-ray data (space group R3-barm, a=604.23(9), c=4879.0(12)pm, Z=3, R1=0.0325). The compound exhibits Al Kagome (3.6.3.6.) nets in which half of the triangles form the basis of trigonal bipyramids Al{sub 5}. The apical Al are thus three-bonded assuming a charge of -2 ({sup 27}Al-NMR chemical shift delta=660pm), whereas the Al atoms of the basal triangle (i.e. of the Kagome net) are four-bonded and thus of formal charge -1(delta=490ppm). The total charge of the anion is thus exactly compensated by the Ba cations, i.e. the compound can be interpreted as an electron precise Zintl phase, exhibiting a distinct pseudo-band gap at the Fermi level of the calculated tDOS. According to the total formula, the structure displays a combination the stacking sequences of Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 5} and Ba{sub 4}Al{sub 5}, the structures of which have been redetermined with current methods (both hexagonal with space group P6{sub 3}/mmc; Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 5}: a=606.55(7), c=1461.8(2)pm, Z=2, R1=0.0239; Ba{sub 4}Al{sub 5}: a=609.21(7), c=1775.8(3)pm, Z=2, R1=0.0300). These three compounds with slightly different electron counts but similar polyanions allow to compare the bond lengths, the electronic structures and the overall bonding situation in dependence of positive or negative deviation of the electron count in relation to the novel formally electron precise Zintl compound Ba{sub 7}Al{sub 10}. - Al{sub 5} layers of Kagome nets in the new binary electron precise Zintl compound Ba{sub 3.5}Al{sub 5}, also found in Ba{sub 3}Al{sub 5} and Ba{sub 4}Al{sub 5}.

  14. Experimental and theoretical structural study of ( 3E, 5E)-3,5-bis-(benzylidene)-4-oxopiperidinium mono- and ( 3E, 5E)-3,5-bis-(4- N, N-dialkylammonio)benzylidene)-4-oxopiperidinium trications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fonari, Alexandr; Leonova, Evgeniya S.; Makarov, Michail V.; Bushmarinov, Ivan S.; Odinets, Irina L.; Fonari, Marina S.; Antipin, Mikhail Yu.; Timofeeva, Tatiana V.

    2011-08-01

    ( 3E, 5E)-3,5-Bis(benzylidene)-4-oxopiperidinium tetrafluoroborate [C 19H 18NO][BF 4] ( 1), ( 3E, 5E)-3,5-bis[4-(dimethylammonio)benzylidene]-4-oxopiperidinium bearing mixed tetrafluoroborate and bis(hexafluoro(μ-hydroxo)diborate) anions [C 23H 30N 3O][B 2F 6OH] n[BF 4] m· xH 2O ( 2), and ( 3E, 5E)-3,5-bis[4-(diethylammonio)benzylidene]-4-oxopiperidinium tris(tetrafluoroborate) monohydrate [C 27H 38N 3O][BF 4] 3·H 2O ( 3) were obtained via mediated by the boron trifluoride etherate aldol-crotonic condensation of the corresponding aldehyde and piperidin-4-one hydrochloride monohydrate. Their structures were studied by IR and multinuclear NMR spectroscopy, and single crystal X-ray diffraction. The X-ray analysis revealed the presence of monoprotonated piperidinium cation in 1 and triprotonated cations in 2 and 3. The hexafluoro(μ-hydroxo)diborate anion was found in the mixed-anionic salts 2A and 2B which differ by the ratio of the anions. The extended hydrogen-bonded system is registered in all compounds. Static first order hyperpolarizabilities for the neutral ( 3E, 5E)-3,5-bis[4-(dimethylamino)benzylidene]-piperidin-4-one and its positively charged derivatives along with their molecular geometries and binding energy of 1 were calculated using DFT approach.

  15. Barium aluminides BaxAl5(x=3,3.5,4)

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    Jehle, Michael; Scherer, Harald; Wendorff, Marco; Röhr, Caroline

    2009-05-01

    Three aluminides of the series BaxAl5(x=3,3.5,4) were synthesized from stoichiometric ratios of the elements in Ta crucibles. The crystal structure of the new compound Ba7Al10 was determined using single crystal X-ray data (space group R3¯m, a=604.23(9), c=4879.0(12) pm, Z=3, R1=0.0325). The compound exhibits Al Kagomé (3.6.3.6.) nets in which half of the triangles form the basis of trigonal bipyramids Al5. The apical Al are thus three-bonded assuming a charge of -2 ( 27Al-NMR chemical shift δ=660 pm), whereas the Al atoms of the basal triangle (i.e. of the Kagomé net) are four-bonded and thus of formal charge -1(δ=490 ppm). The total charge of the anion is thus exactly compensated by the Ba cations, i.e. the compound can be interpreted as an electron precise Zintl phase, exhibiting a distinct pseudo-band gap at the Fermi level of the calculated tDOS. According to the total formula, the structure displays a combination the stacking sequences of Ba3Al5 and Ba4Al5, the structures of which have been redetermined with current methods (both hexagonal with space group P63/mmc; Ba3Al5: a=606.55(7), c=1461.8(2) pm, Z=2, R1=0.0239; Ba4Al5: a=609.21(7), c=1775.8(3) pm, Z=2, R1=0.0300). These three compounds with slightly different electron counts but similar polyanions allow to compare the bond lengths, the electronic structures and the overall bonding situation in dependence of positive or negative deviation of the electron count in relation to the novel formally electron precise Zintl compound Ba7Al10.

  16. Identification and electrophysiological studies of (4 S,5 S)-5-hydroxy-4-methyl-3-heptanone and 4-methyl-3,5-heptanedione in male lucerne weevils

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    Unelius, C. R.; Park, K.-C.; McNeill, M.; Wee, S. L.; Bohman, B.; Suckling, D. M.

    2013-02-01

    An investigation to identify a sex or aggregation pheromone of Sitona discoideus Gyllenhål (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is presented. Antenna flicking and attraction behaviors evoked by conspecifics of both sexes were recorded in arena bioassays, where attraction of females to males was observed. Air entrainment of both males and females was conducted in separate chambers. Gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric analysis of headspace volatiles revealed that two male-specific compounds, 4-methyl-3,5-heptanedione (major) and (4 S,5 S)-5-hydroxy-4-methyl-3-heptanone (minor), were emitted during the autumnal post-aestivatory flight period. The stereoisomers of the minor component were separated by enantioselective gas chromatography and their absolute configurations assigned by NMR (diastereomers) and the known preference of enantioselective transesterification reactions catalyzed by Candida antarctica lipase B. Electroantennogram and single sensillum recording studies indicate that 4-methyl-3,5-heptanedione as well as all individual stereoisomers of 5-hydroxy-4-methyl-3-heptanone are detected by the antennae of male and female S. discoideus. Further, single sensillum recordings suggest that both sexes of S. discoideus have specialized olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) for detecting 4-methyl-3,5-heptanedione and different populations of stereoselective ORNs for detecting the stereoisomers of 5-hydroxy-4-methyl-3-heptanone. Some of these stereoselective ORNs appear to be sex-specific in S. discoideus.

  17. 13. PRATT STREET BULKHEAD: SECTIONS 2, 3, 4, 5, AND ...

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    13. PRATT STREET BULKHEAD: SECTIONS 2, 3, 4, 5, AND 6, DRAWER 10, PLAN NO. 1, 1 IN. = 15 FT. AND 1/2 IN. = 1 FT., APRIL 25, 1906, DRAWING SHOWS DESIGN FOR PRATT STREET BULKHEAD BETWEEN PIERS - Baltimore Inner Harbor, Pier 5, South of Pratt Street between Market Place & Concord Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  18. Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate negatively regulates chemoattractant-elicited PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 signaling in neutrophils

    PubMed Central

    Jia, Yonghui; Subramanian, Kulandayan K.; Erneux, Christophe; Pouillon, Valerie; Hattori, Hidenori; Jo, Hakryul; You, Jian; Zhu, Daocheng; Schurmans, Stephane; Luo, Hongbo R.

    2007-01-01

    Summary Many neutrophil functions are mediated by PtdIns(3,4,5)P3, an essential cellular signaling molecule that exerts its function by mediating protein translocation via binding to their pleckstrin homolog (PH)-domains. In mammalian cells, its activity was previously thought to be dependent solely upon concentrations of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 in the plasma membrane. Here we show that inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4,5)P4), a cytosolic small molecule, binds the same PH domain and compete for its binding to PtdIns(3,4,5)P3. In neutrophils, chemoattractant stimulation triggers rapid elevation in Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 level. Depletion of Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 by deleting InsP3KB, which converts Ins(1,4,5)P3 to Ins(1,3,4,5)P4, enhances the membrane translocation of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 specific PH domain, thus augments the PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 downstream signals, leading to enhanced sensitivity to chemoattractant stimulation, elevated superoxide production, and enhanced neutrophil recruitment to inflamed peritoneal cavity. On the contrary, augmentation of intracellular Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 level blocks chemoattractant-elicited PH domain membrane translocation and dramatically decreases the sensitivity of neutrophils to chemoattractant stimulation. These findings establish a novel role for Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 in cellular signal transduction pathways and provide an alternative mechanism for modulating PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 signaling in neutrophils, namely relative levels of Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 and PtdIns(3,4,5)P3. PMID:17825589

  19. 40 CFR 721.10138 - 3-Isoxazolecarboxylic acid, 4,5-dihydro-5,5-diphenyl-, ethyl ester.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false 3-Isoxazolecarboxylic acid, 4,5... Significant New Uses for Specific Chemical Substances § 721.10138 3-Isoxazolecarboxylic acid, 4,5-dihydro-5,5... chemical substance identified as 3-isoxazolecarboxylic acid, 4,5-dihydro-5,5-diphenyl-, ethyl ester (PMN P...

  20. Platelet activating factor antagonist design. 2. X-ray structure of dimethyl 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-5 beta-(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)-2-oxo-3 beta-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoyl)-3 alpha,4 alpha-furandicarboxylate.

    PubMed

    Peterson, J R; Do, H D; Rogers, R D

    1989-07-15

    C25H24O12, Mr = 516.46, triclinic, P-1, a = 8.780 (3), b = 11.298 (4), c = 13.271 (6) A, alpha = 71.77 (4), beta = 70.31 (3), gamma = 72.66 (3) degrees, V = 1189 A3, Z = 2, Dx = 1.44 g cm-3, lambda (Mo K alpha) = 0.71073 A, mu = 0.74 cm-1, F(000) = 540, T = 293 K, final R = 0.046 for 2495 observed [Fo greater than or equal to 5 sigma (Fo)] reflections. The observed structure reveals a trans disposition for the methoxycarbonyl and aryl substituents at positions 4 and 5 of the heterocycle and a cis-3,4-bis(methoxycarbonyl) relationship. There is no crystallographically imposed symmetry. Several intermolecular van der Waals interactions occur in the cell lattice of this compound.

  1. 5. SOUTHERN VIEW OF BLAST FURNACES No. 3, No. 4, ...

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    5. SOUTHERN VIEW OF BLAST FURNACES No. 3, No. 4, AND No. 6, WITH ORE YARD IN THE FOREGROUND. BUILDING ON THE LEFT IS THE CENTRAL BOILER HOUSE. (Jet Lowe) - U.S. Steel Duquesne Works, Blast Furnace Plant, Along Monongahela River, Duquesne, Allegheny County, PA

  2. 6. GATES 3, 4, AND 5, INTAKE CHANNEL LOOKING EAST; ...

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    6. GATES 3, 4, AND 5, INTAKE CHANNEL LOOKING EAST; WATER THAT PASSED INTO PIPES ENTERED SETTLING VAULT. - Hondius Water Line, 1.6 miles Northwest of Park headquarters building & 1 mile Northwest of Beaver Meadows entrance station, Estes Park, Larimer County, CO

  3. Diastereoselective synthesis of 2,3,4,5,6-pentafluoroheptanes.

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    Farran, Daniel; Slawin, Alexandra M Z; Kirsch, Peer; O'Hagan, David

    2009-09-18

    A stereocontrolled synthesis of alkanes containing five contiguous fluorine atoms is presented. The compounds were prepared by sequential fluorination of diastereoisomeric alcohol-diepoxides. The chemistry involved epoxide ring-opening with HF.NEt(3) and deshydroxyfluorination reactions of free alcohols with Deoxo-Fluor. The fluorination reactions were all highly stereospecific, with all five fluorines being incorporated in three sequential steps. Three different diastereoisomers of the 2,3,4,5,6-pentafluoroheptyl motif were prepared as heptane-1,7-diol derivatives, a structural format amenable for incorporation of the vicinal pentafluoro scaffold into larger molecular architectures.

  4. 3-tert-Butyl 5-methyl (2R,4S,5R)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-4-(3-nitrophenyl)-1,3-oxazolidine-3,5-dicarboxylate

    PubMed Central

    Montiel-Smith, Sara; Bernès, Sylvain; Sandoval-Ramírez, Jesús; Meza-Reyes, Socorro; Dubois, Joëlle

    2012-01-01

    The title mol­ecule, C23H26N2O8, was synthesized in three steps starting from m-nitro­cinnamic acid. The central oxazolidine ring adopts an almost perfect envelope conformation with the O atom as the flap [puckering parameter ϕ = 0.3 (6)°]. The dihedral angle formed by the benzene rings is 61.81 (9)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are connected into double chains parallel to [010] by C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. The absolute configuration was assigned from the synthetic procedure. PMID:23284466

  5. Regulation of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3/Akt signalling by inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatases.

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    Eramo, Matthew J; Mitchell, Christina A

    2016-02-01

    The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) generated lipid signals, PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 and PtdIns(3,4)P2, are both required for the maximal activation of the serine/threonine kinase proto-oncogene Akt. The inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatases (5-phosphatases) hydrolyse the 5-position phosphate from the inositol head group of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 to yield PtdIns(3,4)P2. Extensive work has revealed several 5-phosphatases inhibit PI3K-driven Akt signalling, by decreasing PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 despite increasing cellular levels of PtdIns(3,4)P2. The roles that 5-phosphatases play in suppressing cell proliferation and transformation are slow to emerge; however, the 5-phosphatase PIPP [proline-rich inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase; inositol polyphosphate 5-phosphatase (INPP5J)] has recently been identified as a putative tumour suppressor in melanoma and breast cancer and SHIP1 [SH2 (Src homology 2)-containing inositol phosphatase 1] inhibits haematopoietic cell proliferation. INPP5E regulates cilia stability and INPP5E mutations have been implicated ciliopathy syndromes. This review will examine 5-phosphatase regulation of PI3K/Akt signalling, focussing on the role PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 5-phosphatases play in developmental diseases and cancer.

  6. Preparation of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene from 3,5-dichloroanisole

    DOEpatents

    Ott, D.G.; Benziger, T.M.

    1991-03-05

    Preparation of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) from 3,5-dichloroanisole is described. Nitration of 3,5-dichloroanisole under relatively mild conditions gave 3,5-dichloro-2,4,6-trinitroanisole in high yield and purity. Ammonolysis of this latter compound gave the desired TATB. Another route to TATB was through the treatment of the 3,5-dichloro-2,4,6-trinitroanisole with thionyl chloride and dimethylformamide to yield 1,3,5-trichloro-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene. Ammonolysis of this product produced TATB. 8 figures.

  7. Preparation of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene from 3,5-dichloroanisole

    DOEpatents

    Ott, Donald G.; Benziger, Theodore M.

    1991-01-01

    Preparation of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) from 3,5-dichloroanisole. Nitration of 3,5-dichloroanisole under relatively mild conditions gave 3,5-dichloro-2,4,6-trinitroanisole in high yield and purity. Ammonolysis of this latter compound gave the desired TATB. Another route to TATB was through the treatment of the 3,5-dichloro-2,4,6-trinitroanisole with thionyl chloride and dimethylformamide to yield 1,3,5-trichloro-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene. Ammonolysis of this product produced TATB.

  8. Preparation of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene from 3,5-dichloranisole

    DOEpatents

    Ott, Donald G.; Benziger, Theodore M.

    1990-01-01

    Preparation of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) from 3,5-dichloroanisole. Nitration of 3,5-dichloroanisole under relatively mild conditions gave 3,5-dichloro-2,4,6-trinitroanisole in high yield and purity. Ammonolysis of this latter compound gave the desired TATB. Another route to TATB was through the treatment of the 3,5-dichloro-2,4,6-trinitroanisole with thionyl chloride and dimethylformamide to yield 1,3,5-trichloro-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene. Ammonolysis of this product produced TATB.

  9. Electron impact mass spectral fragmentation of 3a,5-disubstituted 1, 3-diphenyl-3a,4,5,6-tetra-hydro-3H-1,2,4-triazolo[4,3-a][1, 5]benzo-diazepines.

    PubMed

    Xu, J; Zhang, Q; Wang, C

    2000-01-01

    The mass spectrometric behaviour of six 3a,5-disubstituted 1, 3-diphenyl-3a,4,5,6-tetrahydro-3H-1,2,4-triazolo[4,3-a][1, 5]benzodiazepines has been studied with the aid of mass-analyzed ion kinetic energy spectrometry and accurate mass measurements under electron impact ionization. All compounds show a tendency to eliminate (substituted) styrene molecules, aryl radicals, arylmethyl radicals or phenylnitrene (PhN:). All of the resulting fragment ions, except [M - PhN:](+.), could further undergo a reverse [2 + 3] cycloaddition. The [M - PhN:](+.) ions could further lose styrene derivatives and undergo a ring enlargement rearrangement. The molecular ions also show a tendency to eliminate a phenyl radical, and the [M - Ph](+) ions could eliminate styrene derivatives. The [M - R(1)CH = CH(2)](+.) ions could further lose NH(2) to yield stable tetracyclic 1,3-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazolo[4,3-d]phenanthridine ions, which could further lose benzonitrile, or undergo a reverse [2 + 3] cycloaddition. The molecular ions could also undergo a reverse [2 + 3] cycloaddition to produce N-phenylbenzonitrile imine ions and 2, 4-disubstituted 2,3-dihydro-1H-1,5-benzodiazepine ions, whose further fragmentations were also investigated.

  10. Failure to induce mutations in Chinese hamster V79 cells and WB rat liver cells by the polybrominated biphenyls, Firemaster BP-6, 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexabromobiphenyl, 3,3',4,4',5,5'-hexabromobiphenyl, and 3,3',4,4'-tetrabromobiphenyl.

    PubMed

    Kavanagh, T J; Rubinstein, C; Liu, P L; Chang, C C; Trosko, J E; Sleight, S D

    1985-06-15

    Firemaster BP-6 (FM), a mixture of polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and the congeners 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexabromobiphenyl (2,4,5-HBB), 3,3',4,4',5,5'-hexabromobiphenyl (3,4,5-HBB), and 3,3',4,4'-tetrabromobiphenyl (3,4-TBB) were tested for their ability to induce mutations in mammalian cells in culture. A rat liver microsome-mediated (S 15) Chinese hamster V79 cell mutation assay was used to test the mutagenicity of PBB and 3,4-TBB. V79 cells and WB rat liver cells were used to detect the mutagenicity of 2,4,5-HBB and 3,4,5-HBB. No mutagenic effects were detected at the dose levels tested. The possibility that these compounds promote liver neoplasms via a nongenotoxic mechanism is discussed.

  11. Lost your orientation? Find your way with PtdIns(3,4,5)P3!

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    Gachet, Yannick; Tournier, Sylvie

    2007-12-01

    Faithful chromosome segregation requires correct positioning of the spindle during mitosis. In this issue of Developmental Cell, Toyoshima et al. describe a new mechanism for spindle orientation involving phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-triphosphate [PtdIns(3,4,5)P3]. They found that in metaphase cells, dynactin was associated with the cortex through the actin cytoskeleton, and accumulated in the midsections in a PtdIns(3,4,5)P3-dependent manner. Thus, PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 regulates spindle orientation through dynein-dynactin motor complexes.

  12. Exposure to 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126) ...

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Effects of exposure to coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other dioxin-like chemicals on developing vertebrates involve many organ systems, including the skeletal and cardiovascular systems. Apex predators, including those from the class Chondrichthyes (sharks, skates, and rays), accumulate high body burdens of PCBs through biomagnification of chemicals moving through food webs. There are no published reports of the effects of dioxin-like chemicals on the development of sharks, skates, or rays. A study was undertaken to assess developmental effects of 3, 3’, 4, 4’, 5 pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126) exposure in little skate, Leucoraja erinacea, a model for oviparous elasmobranchs. Skate embryos cultured outside of their egg cases were exposed to 0.02 - 20 ng/ml PCB 126 for 6 days and then grown in clean seawater for up to 29 days. Gas chromatography was used to measure PCB 126 in the exposures water and quantify its accumulation in the embryo. Digital still and video imaging was performed to assess growth, identify developmental abnormalities, and cardiovascular function. Embryos accumulated approximately 50% of PCB 126 exposure mass in the embryonic tissues and yolk sac. All embryos in the control and 0.02 ng/ml treatment survived; mortality rates were 14, 52, and 40% of embryos exposed to 0.2, 2.0, and 20.0 ng/ml, respectively. PCB 126 exposure induced yolk sac edema, deformities of the jaw, cranium, and fins, and cardiovascular system failure in

  13. Propellant Containing 3, 6bis(1h-1,2,3,4-Tetrazol-5-Ylamino)-1,2,4,5- Tetrazine Or Salt Thereof

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    Hiskey, Michael A.; Chavez, David E.; Naud, Darren

    2003-12-02

    The compound 3,6-bis(1H-1,2,3,4-tetrazol-5-ylamino)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine and its salts are provided together with a propellant composition including an oxidizer, a binder and 3,6-bis(1H-1,2,3,4-tetrazol-5-ylamino)-1,2,4,5-tetrazine or its salts.

  14. 5,6-Dihydro-2H-1,3-dithiolo[4,5-b][1,4]dioxine-2-thione

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    Wang, Guan-nan; Xiao, Xun-wen; Cai, Tongjiang; Huang, Qin

    2011-01-01

    The title mol­ecule, C5H4O2S3, consists of a planar [mean deviation = 0.020 (1) Å] 1,3-dithiole-2-thione unit with an ethyl­enedi­oxy group in the 4,5-positions. The dioxine ring is in a twist-chair conformation. PMID:21754789

  15. 5,6-Dihydro-2H-1,3-dithiolo[4,5-b][1,4]dioxine-2-thione.

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    Wang, Guan-Nan; Xiao, Xun-Wen; Cai, Tongjiang; Huang, Qin

    2011-06-01

    The title mol-ecule, C(5)H(4)O(2)S(3), consists of a planar [mean deviation = 0.020 (1) Å] 1,3-dithiole-2-thione unit with an ethyl-enedi-oxy group in the 4,5-positions. The dioxine ring is in a twist-chair conformation.

  16. 0.4-3.5-micrometer Observations of 4179 Toutatis

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    Howell, E. S.; Britt, D. T.; Bell, J. F.; Binzel, R. P.; Lebofsky, L. A.

    1993-07-01

    We obtained nearly simultaneous observations of 4179 Toutatis over a 0.3-3.5 micrometer wavelength range on 4 January 1993 UT. Howell obtained a 1.2-2.5 micrometer spectrophotometry using the Multiple Mirror Telescope in Arizona. Britt and Bell obtained narrowband photometry in the 3-micrometer region as well as broadband JHK photometry from the Infrared Telescope Facility in Hawaii. Binzel measured the visible spectrum using a CCD spectrograph at the McGraw-Hill Observatory in Arizona. Using V photometry reported by Pravec in the Czech Republic on adjacent nights [1], we were able to combine all these spectral regions. The rotation period of this object is approximately 10 days, so the time differences between the measurements of different spectral regions are negligible. Tholen has classified 4179 Toutatis as an S-type asteroid based on visible photometry. We measure a pyroxene absorption band near 2 micrometers, present in most S-type asteroid spectra. Unfortunately, a gap in spectral coverage prevents us from determining the characteristics of the 1-micrometer absorption band accurately. The spectral slope as measured from 1.25 to 2.2 micrometers is 6-10%, which is modest compared to other S-type asteroids. The spectrum of this asteroid is similar to other near-Earth S-type asteroids that have been observed in the near-infrared wavelength region. On 4 January 1993, 4179 Toutatis was 0.182 AU from the Earth, and 1.158 AU from the Sun. At this solar distance, the thermal emission contributes substantially to the flux at 3 micrometers. The determination of thermal emission is complicated by the slow rotation rate and the irregular shape of this object that was revealed by radar observations [2]. Preliminary results suggest that no 3-micrometer absorption feature is present, indicating that this object is anhydrous. Using these spectral data, we will compare 4179 Toutatis to other S-type asteroids, both in the main belt and the near-Earth environment. References

  17. SPR and electrochemical analyses of interactions between CYP3A4 or 3A5 and cytochrome b5

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    Gnedenko, O. V.; Yablokov, E. O.; Usanov, S. A.; Mukha, D. V.; Sergeev, G. V.; Bulko, T. V.; Kuzikov, A. V.; Moskaleva, N. E.; Shumyantseva, V. V.; Ivanov, A. S.; Archakov, A. I.

    2014-02-01

    The combination of SPR biosensor with electrochemical analysis was used for the study of protein-protein interaction between cytochromes CYP3A4 or 3А5 and cytochromes b5: the microsomal, mitochondrial forms of this protein, and 2 ≪chimeric≫ proteins. Kinetic constants of CYP3A4 and CYP3А5 complex formation with cytochromes b5 were determined by the SPR biosensor. Essential distinction between CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 was observed upon their interactions with mitochondrial cytochrome b5. The electrochemical analysis of CYP3A4, CYP3A5, and cytochromes b5 immobilized on screen printed graphite electrodes modified with membranous matrix revealed that these proteins have very close reduction potentials -0.435 to -0.350 V (vs. Ag/AgCl).

  18. [Species differences in the in vitro metabolism of 2,4,5,2',3',4'-hexachlorobiphenyl].

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    Koga, N; Kanamaru, T; Oishi, N; Kato, Y; Kimura, R; Haraguchi, K; Masuda, Y

    2001-05-01

    In vitro Metabolism of 2,4,5,2',3',4'-hexachlorobiphenyl (CB138) was studied using liver microsomes from rats, hamsters and guinea pigs. Guinea pig liver microsomes formed four metabolites named as M-1, M-2, M-3 and M-4 and these metabolites were all increased to about 4-5 fold of untreated microsomes by pretreatment of phenobarbital. Liver microsomes of rats and hamsters showed much less activity to metabolize CB138 than those of guinea pigs. Only phenobarbital-treated microsomes produced very small amounts of M-3 in rats and M-1, M-2 and M-3 in hamsters, but untreated and MC-treated microsomes did not. When mass spectra of the methylated derivatives of M-1, M-2, M-3 and M-4 were measured in GC/MS, the former two possess the molecular ion of 354 and the latter two had the molecular ion of 388. In addition, the mass fragmentation pattern indicated that M-1, M-2, M-3 and M-4 are 2-OH-4,5,2',3',4'-pentachlorobiphenyl, 5-OH-2,4,2',3',4'-pentachlorobiphenyl, 3-OH-CB138 and 2-OH-3,4,5,2',3',4'-hexachlorobiphenyl, respectively. Of four metabolites, the chemical structures of M-3 and M-4 were supported by the synthesized authentic compounds. From these results, it is suggested that the metabolism of CB138 in guinea pig liver proceeds mainly via 2,3-epoxide as an intermediate and a PB-inducible P450, CYP2B18, is the most important isozyme in CB138 metabolism.

  19. Polarized spectral properties of Tm 3+:K 5Bi(MoO 4) 4 crystal

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    Wu, Z. Q.; Tang, J. F.; Huang, J. H.; Gong, X. H.; Chen, Y. J.; Lin, Y. F.; Luo, Z. D.; Huang, Y. D.

    2011-11-01

    Trivalent thulium-doped K 5Bi(MoO 4) 4 single crystals were grown by the Czochralski method. Its polarized absorption and fluorescence spectra and fluorescence decay curves were recorded at room temperature. On the basis of the Judd-Ofelt theory, the spectral parameters of the Tm 3+:K 5Bi(MoO 4) 4 crystal were calculated. The cross relaxations between Tm 3+ ions were analyzed. The emission cross sections of the 3F 43H 6 transition were obtained by the Fuchtbauer-Ladenburg formula and then the gain cross sections around 1.9 μm were calculated. The peak emission cross section and width of emission band around 1.9 μm are comparable to those for Tm 3+:YAG and the tunable range is about 280 nm for the potential ˜1.9 μm laser operation via the 3F 43H 6 transition.

  20. Design, Synthesis and Anti-Tubercular Activity of Novel 1, 4-Dihydropyrine-3, 5-Dicarboxamide Containing 4(5)-Chloro-2-Ethyl- 5(4)-Imidazolyl Moiety

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    Iman, Maryam; Davood, Asghar; Lotfinia, Mahboubeh; Dehqani, Golnoush; Sardari, Soroush; Azerang, Parisa; Amini, Mohsen

    2016-01-01

    Current researches have showed that N3, N5-diaryl-2, 6-dimethyl -1, 4-dihydropyrine-3, 5- dicarboxamide analogues demonstrate notable anti-tubercular activity. In this study, Hantzsch condensation was used to design and synthesize new analogues of dihydropyridine (DHP). Different diary carboxamides were inserted at positions 3 and 5 of the DHP ring. 4(5)-chloro-2-ethyl-5(4)-imidazolyl moiety was considered at position 4 of the DHP ring. The structures of prepared ligands were characterized using TLC followed by FT-IR, elemental analysis, Mass and proton NMR. Results of anti-tubercular activity have indicated all the prepared ligands 3a-f inhibit the mycobacterium tuberculosis growth and the most potent compounds were 3c (3,4-Cl) and 3b (4-Cl). The in-vitro obtained data are agreement with our computational predictions in terms of partial atomic charge of carbonyl moieties at the positions 3 and 5 of dihydropyridine ring and the logP of the molecules. PMID:28243275

  1. Michael Reaction of 3-aAryl-2,4-Dicarboethoxy-5-Hydroxy-5-Methylcyclohexanones

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    El-Ablack, Fawzia Zakaria; Metwally, M. A.; Khalil, A. M.

    2015-01-01

    Summary The reaction of 3-aryl-2,4-dicarboethoxy-5-hydroxy-5-methylcyclohexanones 1with benzalacetone, dibenzalacetone, benzalacetophenone, and 4-benzal-1-phenyl-3-methyl pyrazolone has been investigated to give Michael compounds 2-5. hydrolysis of the dioxo derivative 4 afforded1,5-dicarbonyl derivative 6which On condensation with hydrazine and/or substituted hydrazine and hydroxylamine produced1,2-diazepine and 1,2-oxazepine derivatives 7,8 respectively. Reaction of β-Keto ester 1 with 1,3-diphenylacetone afforded 9. The structures of the hitherto unknown compounds have been confirmed by analytical and spectral data. The newly synthesized compounds have been screened to test their antimicrobial and antifungal activity. PMID:26689538

  2. Comparative receptor mapping of serotoninergic 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 binding sites*

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    López-Rodríguez, María L.; Morcillo, María José; Benhamú, Bellinda; Rosado, María Luisa

    1997-11-01

    The clinical use of currently available drugs acting at the5-HT4 receptor has been hampered by their lack of selectivityover 5-HT3 binding sites. For this reason, there is considerableinterest in the medicinal chemistry of these serotonin receptor subtypes, andsignificant effort has been made towards the discovery of potent and selectiveligands. Computer-aided conformational analysis was used to characterizeserotoninergic 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptorrecognition. On the basis of the generally accepted model of the5-HT3 antagonist pharmacophore, we have performed a receptormapping of this receptor binding site, following the active analog approach(AAA) defined by Marshall. The receptor excluded volume was calculated as theunion of the van der Waals density maps of nine active ligands(pKi ≥ 8.9), superimposed in pharmacophoric conformations.Six inactive analogs (pKi < 7.0) were subsequently used todefine the essential volume, which in its turn can be used to define theregions of steric intolerance of the 5-HT3 receptor. Five activeligands (pKi ≥ 9.3) at 5-HT4 receptors wereused to construct an antagonist pharmacophore for this receptor, and todetermine its excluded volume by superimposition of pharmacophoricconformations. The volume defined by the superimposition of five inactive5-HT4 receptor analogs that possess the pharmacophoric elements(pKi ≤ 6.6) did not exceed the excluded volume calculated forthis receptor. In this case, the inactivity may be due to the lack of positiveinteraction of the amino moiety with a hypothetical hydrophobic pocket, whichwould interact with the voluminous substituents of the basic nitrogen ofactive ligands. The difference between the excluded volumes of both receptorshas confirmed that the main difference is indeed in the basic moiety. Thus,the 5-HT3 receptor can only accommodate small substituents inthe position of the nitrogen atom, whereas the 5-HT4 receptorrequires more voluminous groups. Also, the basic nitrogen is located at ca

  3. Syntaxin4 Interacting Protein (Synip) Binds Phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5) Triphosphate

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    Saito, Tsugumichi; Okada, Shuichi; Nohara, Atsushi; Tagaya, Yuko; Osaki, Aya; Oh-i, Shinsuke; Takahashi, Hiroki; Tsuchiya, Takafumi; Hashimoto, Koshi; Satoh, Tetsurou; Yamada, Masanobu; Pessin, Jeffrey E.; Mori, Masatomo

    2012-01-01

    The insulin responsive Glut4 transport vesicles contain the v-SNARE protein Vamp2 that associate with the plasma membrane t-SNARE protein Syntaxin 4 to drive insulin-stimulated Glut4 translocation in skeletal muscle and adipocytes. The syntaxin 4 interacting protein (Synip) binds to syntaxin 4 in the basal state and dissociates in the insulin-stimulated state allowing for the subsequent binding of Vamp2 containing Glut4 vesicles and fusion with the plasma membrane. In this study, we have found that Synip binds phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-triphosphate (PIP3), but not phosphatidylinositol 3 phosphate (PIP) or phosphatidylinositol 3,4-biphosphate (PIP2) through the Synip WW domain as deletion of this domain (Synip ΔWW) failed to bind PIP3. Over-expressed Synip ΔWW in 3T3L1 adipocytes reduced the basal levels of Glut4 at the plasma membrane with no effect on the binding to syntaxin 4 in vitro. Subcellular fractionation demonstrated that the amount of Synip ΔWW at the PM was decreased in response to insulin in 3T3L1 adipocytes whereas the amount of Synip WT increased. These data suggest that in the presence of insulin, the dissociated Synip remains anchored to the plasma membrane by binding to PIP3. PMID:22880106

  4. 40 CFR 721.1800 - 3,3′,5,5′-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4′-diol.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false 3,3â²,5,5â²-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4â²-diol. 721.1800 Section 721.1800 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... Specific Chemical Substances § 721.1800 3,3′,5,5′-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4′-diol. (a) Chemical...

  5. 40 CFR 721.1800 - 3,3′,5,5′-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4′-diol.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false 3,3â²,5,5â²-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4â²-diol. 721.1800 Section 721.1800 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... Specific Chemical Substances § 721.1800 3,3′,5,5′-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4′-diol. (a) Chemical...

  6. 40 CFR 721.1800 - 3,3′,5,5′-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4′-diol.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false 3,3â²,5,5â²-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4â²-diol. 721.1800 Section 721.1800 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... Specific Chemical Substances § 721.1800 3,3′,5,5′-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4′-diol. (a) Chemical...

  7. 40 CFR 721.1800 - 3,3′,5,5′-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4′-diol.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false 3,3â²,5,5â²-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4â²-diol. 721.1800 Section 721.1800 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... Specific Chemical Substances § 721.1800 3,3′,5,5′-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4′-diol. (a) Chemical...

  8. Energetic Materials Based on 5,5'-Diamino-4,4'-dinitramino-3,3'-bi-1,2,4-triazole.

    PubMed

    Klapötke, Thomas M; Leroux, Marcel; Schmid, Philipp C; Stierstorfer, Jörg

    2016-03-18

    A simple and straightforward synthesis of 5,5'-diamino-4,4'-dinitramino-3,3'-bi-1,2,4-triazole by the selective nitration of 4,4',5,5'-tetraamino-3,3'-bi-1,2,4-triazole is presented. The interaction of the amino and nitramino groups improves the energetic properties of this functionalized bitriazole. For a deeper investigation of these properties, various nitrogen-rich derivatives were synthesized. The new compounds were investigated and characterized by spectroscopy ((1)H and (13)C NMR, IR, Raman), elemental analysis, mass spectrometry, differential thermal analysis (DTA), X-ray analysis, and impact and friction sensitivities (IS, FS). X-ray analyses were performed and deliver insight into structural characteristics with which the stability of the compounds can be explained. The standard enthalpies of formation were calculated for all compounds at the CBS-4M level of theory, revealing highly positive heats of formation. The energetic performance of the new molecules was predicted with the EXPLO5 V6.02 computer. A small-scale shock reactivity test (SSRT) and a toxicity test gave a first impression of the performance and toxicity of selective compounds.

  9. Aminobenzoic acid diuretics. 7. 3-Substituted 4-phenyl-, 4-arylcarbonyl-, and 4-arylmethyl-5-sulfamoylbenzoic acids and related compounds.

    PubMed

    Nielsen, O B; Bruun, H; Bretting, C; Feit, P W

    1975-01-01

    Various 4-substituted 3-alkylamino-, 3-alkoxy-, 3-alkylthio-, and 3-alkyl-5-sulfamoylbenzoic acids related to known aminobenzoic acid diuretics were synthesized and screened for their diuretic properties in dogs. The tabulated results from a 3-hr test period revealed that generally the diuretic profile and potency could be retained when 3-alkoxy, 3-alkylthio, and 3-phenethyl were substituted for the 3-alkylamino moiety. The high potency of several 3-alkoxy-, 3-alkylthio-, and 3-phenethyl-4-benzoyl-5-sulfamoylbenzoic acids confirmed previous suggestions that the apparent diuretic effect of 4- and 5-alkylamino-6-carboxy-3-phenyl-1,2-benzisothiazole 1,1-dioxides originates from the corresponding 4-benzoyl-5-sulfamoylbenzoic acid derivatives due to an existing equilibrium in plasma. 4-Benzoyl-5-sulfamoyl-3-(3-thenyloxy) benzoic acid (118) is among the most potent benzoic acid diuretics hitherto synthesized and shows significant diuretic activity in dogs at 1 mug/kg. The results obtained with different 3-substituted 4-phenyl-5-sulfamoylbenzoic acids supported the earlier concept regarding the steric influence of the 4-substituent on the diuretic potency of sulfamoylbenzoic acid diuretics.

  10. Synthesis and structure of Na+-intercalated WO3(4,4-bipyridyl)0.5.

    PubMed

    Islah-u-din; Fox, Matthew R; Martin, Hélène; Gainsford, Graeme J; Kennedy, John; Markwitz, Andreas; Telfer, Shane G; Jameson, Geoffrey B; Tallon, Jeffery L

    2010-06-28

    WO3(4,4-bipyridyl)0.5 was doped with Na+ by ion implantation so as to alter the electronic structure. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction reveals layers of corner-shared WO5N octahedra linked by bipyridine. In the observed space group of Pbca, the fully-ordered bipyridyls form cages with Na+ disordered bimodally about the cage centre.

  11. (Z)-5-(3,4,5-Tri-meth-oxy-styr-yl)-2,3-di-hydro-thieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxine.

    PubMed

    Liu, Yu-Tao; Chu, Gang

    2014-04-01

    In the title compound, C17H18O5S, an analogue of the potent anti-cancer agent combretastatin A-4, the alkene C=C bond has a cis conformation and the C-C=C-C torsion angle is 9.0 (3)°. The dihedral angle between the benzene and thio-phene rings is 54.07 (4)°. The dioxene ring adopts a half-chair conformation, with the C atoms of the methyl-ene groups displaced by -0.325 (2) and 0.341 (3) Å from the plane of the other atoms. The C atoms of the two meta-meth-oxy groups are close to being coplanar with their attached benzene ring [displacements = -0.025 (2) and -0.196 (2) Å], whereas the C atom of the para-meth-oxy group is significantly displaced [by -1.107 (2) Å]. In the crystal, C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into [0-11] chains, which feature two different types of R 2 (2)(6) loops.

  12. Preparation of 3,3'-azobis(6-amino-1,2,4,5-tetrazine)

    DOEpatents

    Hiskey, Michael A.; Chavez, David E.; Naud, Darren

    2002-01-01

    The compound of the structure ##STR1## where a, b, c, d and e are 0 or 1 and a+b+c+d+e is from 0 to 5 is disclosed together with the species 3,3'-azobis(6-amino-1,2,4,5-tetrazine) and a process of preparing such compounds.

  13. Synthesis of isomeric isothiazolo[4',3':4,5]- and isothiazolo[4',5':4,5]thieno[3,2-b]pyrano[2,3-d]pyridines by combination of domino reactions.

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    Shestopalov, Anatoliy M; Larionova, Natalia A; Fedorov, Alexander E; Rodinovskaya, Lyudmila A; Mortikov, Valery Yu; Zubarev, Andrey A; Bushmarinov, Ivan S

    2013-10-14

    Isothiazolothienopyridines have been prepared by a domino reaction (the SN2 reaction → the Thorpe-Ziegler reaction → the Thorpe-Guareschi reaction type) from disodium 4-cyanoisothiazole-3,5-dithiolate. By changing the order of addition of the alkylation reagents in the reaction with disodium 4-cyanoisothiazole-3,5-dithiolate both possible isomers of the isothiazolothienopyridines are synthesized. These isomers were further used in three-component domino reaction (the Knoevenagel reaction → the Michael reaction → the hetero-Thorpe-Ziegler reaction type) to obtain wide range of isomeric isothiazolothienopyranopyridines.

  14. Synthesis and antitubercular activity of novel 4-substituted imidazolyl-2,6-dimethyl-N3,N5-bisaryl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxamides.

    PubMed

    Fassihi, Afshin; Azadpour, Zahra; Delbari, Neda; Saghaie, Lotfollah; Memarian, Hamid R; Sabet, Razieh; Alborzi, Abdolvahab; Miri, Ramin; Pourabbas, Bahman; Mardaneh, Jalal; Mousavi, Pegah; Moeinifard, Behzad; Sadeghi-Aliabadi, Hojjat

    2009-08-01

    A series of 4-substituted imidazolyl-2,6-dimethyl-N(3),N(5)-bisaryl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxamides were prepared. They were screened as antitubercular agents against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H(37)Rv. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) were determined using agar proportion method. Compound 3i with 1-benzyl-2-methylthio-1H-imidazole-5-yl substituent at C-4 position and 4'-chloromophenyl group at C-3 and C-5 positions of the 1,4-dihydropyridine ring was the most potent one among the tested compounds. It was as potent as rifampicin against M. tuberculosis H(37)RV. Compound 3l also was an active antitubercular agent with the same substituent as compound 3i at the C-4 position and 3'-pyridyl group at C-3 and C-5 positions of the 1,4-dihydropyridine ring.

  15. Near Infrared Luminescence Properties of Mn(5+): Ca5(PO4)3F

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    Davis, Valetta R.; Hoemmerich, Uwe; Loutts, George B.

    1997-01-01

    We report a spectroscopic investigation of Mn(5+) doped Ca5(PO4)(sub 3)F or FAP. Mn(5+) doped crystals have recently attracted world wide attention for potential solid-state laser applications. Following optical excitation of Mn: FAP with the 600 nm output of a Nd: YAG OPO laser system, we observed a strong near infrared luminescence centered at around 1150 nm. The room temperature luminescence decay time was measured to be approximately 635 microseconds. We attribute the infrared luminescence to the(1)E yields (3)A2 transition of tetrahedrally coordinated Mn5+ ions located in a strong crystal field environment. Absorption, luminescence and lifetime data of Mn: FAP will be presented and discussed.

  16. Near Infrared Luminescence Properties of Mn(5+): Ca5(PO4)3F

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    Davis, Valetta R.; Hoemmerich, Uwe; Loutts, George B.

    1997-01-01

    We report a spectroscopic investigation of Mn(5+) doped Ca5(PO4)(sub 3)F or FAP. Mn(5+) doped crystals have recently attracted world wide attention for potential solid-state laser applications. Following optical excitation of Mn: FAP with the 600 nm output of a Nd: YAG OPO laser system, we observed a strong near infrared luminescence centered at around 1150 nm. The room temperature luminescence decay time was measured to be approximately 635 microseconds. We attribute the infrared luminescence to the(1)E yields (3)A2 transition of tetrahedrally coordinated Mn5+ ions located in a strong crystal field environment. Absorption, luminescence and lifetime data of Mn: FAP will be presented and discussed.

  17. Altered thyroid status in lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush) exposed to co-planar 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl.

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    Brown, Scott B; Evans, Robert E; Vandenbyllardt, Lenore; Finnson, Ken W; Palace, Vince P; Kane, Andrew S; Yarechewski, Alvin Y; Muir, Derek C G

    2004-03-30

    Recent studies indicate that co-planar 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB) congeners or their metabolites may disrupt thyroid function in fishes. Although co-planar PCB have been detected at microgram per kilogram levels in fish from contaminated areas, few studies have examined mechanisms whereby, co-planar PCBs may alter thyroid function in fish. We treated immature lake trout by intraperitoneal (i.p.)-injection or dietary gavage with vehicle containing 0, 0.7, 1.2, 25 or 40 microg 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126) per kgBW. Blood and tissue samples were collected at various times up to 61 weeks following exposure. The treatments produced sustained dose-dependent elevations of tissue (PCB 126) concentrations. Thyroid epithelial cell height (TECH), plasma thyroxine (T4) and 3,3',5-triiodo-l-thyronine (T3) concentrations, hepatic 5'-monodeiodinase, hepatic glucuronidation of T4 and T3, as well as plasma T4 kinetics and fish growth were analyzed. Exposure to the highest doses of PCB 126 caused increased TECH, plasma T4 dynamics and T4-glucuronidation (T4-G). PCB 126 did not affect 5'-monodeiodinase and T3-glucuronidation (T3-G) and there were no effects on fish growth or condition. Because T3 status and growth were unaffected, the thyroid system was able to compensate for the alterations caused by the PCB 126 exposure. It is clear that concentrations of co-planar PCBs similar to those found in predatory fish from contaminated areas in the Great Lakes are capable of enhancing metabolism of T4. These changes may be of significance when T4 requirements are high for other reasons (e.g. periods of rapid growth, warm temperatures, metamorphosis, and parr-smolt transformation).

  18. Phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors prevent 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine-induced 5-HT deficits in the rat.

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    Puerta, Elena; Hervias, Isabel; Goñi-Allo, Beatriz; Lasheras, Berta; Jordan, Joaquin; Aguirre, Norberto

    2009-02-01

    Phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors are often used in combination with club drugs such as 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA or ecstasy). We investigated the consequences of such combination in the serotonergic system of the rat. Oral administration of sildenafil citrate (1.5 or 8 mg/kg) increased brain cGMP levels and protected in a dose-dependent manner against 5-hydroxytryptamine depletions caused by MDMA (3 x 5 mg/kg, i.p., every 2 h) in the striatum, frontal cortex and hippocampus without altering the acute hyperthermic response to MDMA. Intrastriatal administration of the protein kinase G (PKG) inhibitor, KT5823 [(9S, 10R, 12R)-2,3,9,10,11,12-Hexahydro-10-methoxy-2,9-dimethyl-1-oxo-9,12-epoxy-1H-diindolo[1,2,3-fg:3',2',1'-kl]pyrrolo[3,4-i][1,6]benzodiazocine-10-carboxylic acid, methyl ester)], suppressed sildenafil-mediated protection. By contrast, the cell permeable cGMP analogue, 8-bromoguanosine cyclic 3',5'-monophosphate, mimicked sildenafil effects further suggesting the involvement of the PKG pathway in mediating sildenafil protection. Because mitochondrial ATP-sensitive K(+) channels are a target for PKG, we next administered the specific mitochondrial ATP-sensitive K(+) channel blocker, 5-hydroxydecanoic acid, 30 min before sildenafil. 5-hydroxydecanoic acid completely reversed the protection afforded by sildenafil, thereby implicating the involvement of mitochondrial ATP-sensitive K(+) channels. Sildenafil also increased Akt phosphorylation, and so the possible involvement of the Akt/endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS)/sGC signalling pathway was analysed. Neither the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor, wortmannin, nor the selective eNOS inhibitor, L-N5-(1-iminoethyl)-L-ornithine dihydrochloride, reversed the protection afforded by sildenafil, suggesting that Akt/eNOS/sGC cascade does not participate in the protective mechanisms. Our data also show that the protective effect of sildenafil can be extended to vardenafil, another PDE5

  19. 21 CFR 73.3122 - 4-[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)azo]-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one.

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    2010-04-01

    ...-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one. 73.3122 Section 73.3122 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT... Devices § 73.3122 4-[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)azo]-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one. (a) Identity. The color additive is 4-[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)azo]-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H- pyrazol-3-one (CAS...

  20. Synthesis, crystal structure and DFT studies of N-(4-acetyl-5,5-dimethyl-4,5-dihydro-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)acetamide

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    Gautam, P.; Gautam, D.; Chaudhary, R. P.

    2013-12-15

    The title compound N-(4-acetyl-5,5-dimethyl-4,5-dihydro-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)acetamide (III) was obtained from the reaction of 2-(propan-2-ylidene)hydrazinecarbothioamide (II) with acetic anhydride instead of formation of the desired thiosemcarbazide derivative of Meldrum acid. The structures of II and III were established by elemental analysis, IR, NMR, Mass and X-ray crystallographic studies. II crystallizes in triclinic system, sp. gr. P-bar1 Z = 2; III crystallizes in the monoclinic system, sp. gr. P2{sub 1}/c, Z = 8. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been carried out for III. {sup 1}H and {sup 13}C NMR of III has been calculated and correlated with experimental results.

  1. Synthesis, crystal structure and DFT studies of N-(4-acetyl-5,5-dimethyl-4,5-dihydro-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)acetamide

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    Gautam, P.; Gautam, D.; Chaudhary, R. P.

    2013-12-01

    The title compound N-(4-acetyl-5,5-dimethyl-4,5-dihydro-1,3,4-thiadiazol-2-yl)acetamide ( III) was obtained from the reaction of 2-(propan-2-ylidene)hydrazinecarbothioamide ( II) with acetic anhydride instead of formation of the desired thiosemcarbazide derivative of Meldrum acid. The structures of II and III were established by elemental analysis, IR, NMR, Mass and X-ray crystallographic studies. II crystallizes in triclinic system, sp. gr. Z = 2; III crystallizes in the monoclinic system, sp. gr. P21/ c, Z = 8. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations have been carried out for III. 1H and 13C NMR of III has been calculated and correlated with experimental results.

  2. Molecular Mechanisms of 2, 3′, 4, 4′, 5-Pentachlorobiphenyl-Induced Thyroid Dysfunction in FRTL-5 Cells

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    Guo, Hongwei; Li, Wen; Tang, Jinmei; Xu, Bojin; Sun, Minne; Ding, Guoxian; Jiang, Lin; Cui, Dai; Zheng, Xuqin; Duan, Yu

    2015-01-01

    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) can severely interfere with multiple animals and human systems. To explore the molecular mechanisms underlying 2, 3′, 4, 4′, 5- pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB118)-induced thyroid dysfunction, Fischer rat thyroid cell line-5(FRTL-5) cells were treated with either different concentrations of PCB118 or dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO). The effects of PCB118 on FRTL-5 cells viability and apoptosis were assessed by using a Cell Counting Kit-8 assay and apoptosis assays, respectively. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction was used to quantify protein kinase B (Akt), Forkhead box protein O3a (FoxO3a), and sodium/iodide symporter (NIS) mRNA expression levels. Western blotting was used to detect Akt, phospho-Akt (p-Akt), FoxO3a, phospho-FoxO3a (p-FoxO3a), and NIS protein levels. Luciferase reporter gene technology was used to detect the transcriptional activities of FoxO3a and NIS promoters. The effects of the constitutively active Akt (CA-Akt) and dominant-negative Akt (DN-Akt) plasmids on p-Akt, p-FoxO3a, and NIS levels were examined in PCB118-treated FRTL-5 cells. The effects of FoxO3a siRNA on FoxO3a, p-FoxO3a, and NIS protein levels were examined in the PCB118-treated FRTL-5 cells. The effects of pcDNA3 (plsmid vectors designed for high-level stable and transient expression in mammalian host)-FoxO3a on NIS promoter activity were examined in the PCB118-treated FRTL-5 cells. Our results indicated that relatively higher PCB118 concentrations can inhibit cell viability in a concentration- and time-dependent manner. Akt, p-Akt, and p-FoxO3a protein or mRNA levels increased significantly in PCB118-treated groups and NIS protein and mRNA levels decreased considerably compared with the control groups. FoxO3a promoter activity increased significantly, whereas NIS promoter activity decreased. These effects on p-FoxO3a and NIS could be decreased by the DN-Akt plasmid, enhanced by the CA-Akt plasmid, and blocked by FoxO3a siRNA. The overexpressed

  3. 21 CFR 73.3122 - 4-[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)azo]-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false 4- -2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one...-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one. (a) Identity. The color additive is 4- -2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H- pyrazol-3-one (CAS Reg. No. 6407-78-9). (b) Uses and restrictions. (1) The substances listed...

  4. (+/-)-4-Aryl-4,5-dihydro-3H-1,3-benzodiazepines. 2. Nuclear-substituted analogues of (+/-)-4,5-dihydro-2,3-dimethyl-4-phenyl-3H-1,3-benzodiazepine and (+/-)-4,5-dihydro-2-ethyl-3-methyl-4-phenyl-3H-1,3-benzodiazepine as potential antidepressant agents.

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    Martin, L L; Setescak, L L; Worm, M; Crichlow, C A; Geyer, H M; Wilker, J C

    1982-04-01

    Antidepressant-like activity, as evidenced by marked inhibition of tetrabenazine-induced ptosis, was previously reported for (+/-)-4,5-dihydro-4-phenyl-3H-1,3-benzodiazepine derivatives. Since optimal antitetrabenazine activity was associated with (+/-)-4,5-dihydro-2,3-dimethyl-4-phenyl-3H-1,3-benzodiazepine (9k, HRP 543) and the 2-ethyl-3-methyl analogue (10k), the synthesis and evaluation of nuclear-substituted derivatives of these two compounds was also investigated. The initial synthesis involved Friedel-Crafts acylation of substituted benzenes with 2-nitrophenylacetyl chloride to afford 1-aryl-2-(2-nitrophenyl)ethanones 2, which were converted in five steps to (+/-)-alpha-aryl-N-methyl-2-nitrobenzeneethanamines 7. Greater flexibility with respect to the introduction of nuclear substituents was achieved by conversion of 2-nitrotoluene derivatives to 2 via acylation of intermediate beta-(dimethylamino)-2-nitrostyrenes with various aroyl chlorides and hydrolysis. Reductive amination of 2 with methylamine and sodium cyanoborohydride afforded 7 directly and significantly reduced the number of synthetic steps. Reduction of 7a-j to diamines 8a-j and cyclization with appropriate ortho esters gave nuclear-substituted analogues of 9k and 10k. Marked antitetrabenazine activity was associated with many of these compounds. Significant enhancement of activity with respect to the unsubstituted analogues 9k and 10k was not observed, with the exception of 9c which appeared to be slightly more potent than 9k.

  5. New 1-(3-nitrophenyl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a][1,5]benzodiazepines: synthesis and computational study.

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    Kosychova, Lidija; Karalius, Antanas; Staniulytė, Zita; Sirutkaitis, Romualdas Aleksas; Palaima, Algirdas; Laurynėnas, Audrius; Anusevičius, Žilvinas

    2015-03-26

    Triazole derivatives constitute an important group of heterocyclic compounds have have been the subject of extensive study in the recent past. These compounds have shown a wide range of biological and pharmacological activities. In this work, new fused tricyclic 1-(3-nitrophenyl)-5,6-dihydro-4H-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a][1,5]-benzodiazepines have been synthesized by the thermal cyclization of N'-(2,3-dihydro-1H-1,5-benzodiazepin-4-yl)-3-nitrobenzohydrazides. After screening ethanol, toluene and 1-butanol as solvents, butanol-1 was found to be the best choice for the cyclization reaction in order to obtain the highest yields of tricyclic derivatives. The chemical structures of the synthesized compounds were elucidated by the analysis of their IR, 1H- and 13C-NMR spectral data. For tentative rationalization of the reaction processes, the global and local reactivity indices of certain compounds, taking part in the reaction pathway, were assessed by means of quantum mechanical calculations using the conceptual density functional theory (DFT) approach. This work could be useful for the synthesis of new heterocyclic compounds bearing a fused triazole ring.

  6. Dielectric characteristics of LiCo 3/5Cu 2/5VO 4 ceramics

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    Ram, Moti

    2010-08-01

    The LiCo 3/5Cu 2/5VO 4 ceramics was produced by the solution-based chemical method and its dielectric and electrical modulus properties were investigated using complex impedance spectroscopy. Frequency dependence of dielectric constant ( εr) at some selected temperatures shows low-frequency dispersion. Temperature dependence of εr at 1, 100, 200, 500 kHz and 1 MHz exhibits same value of transition temperature ( Tc=300 °C) with ( εr) max. ∼5147, 396, 270, 162 and 111, respectively. Complex electrical modulus study describes the presence of non- Debye type conductivity relaxation in the material.

  7. Dense Energetic Compounds of C, H, N, and O Atoms. III. 5-(4-Nitro-(1,2, 5)oxadiazolyl)-5H-(1,2,3)triazolo(4,5-c)(1,2,5)oxadiazole

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    1993-07-21

    1,2,5)oxadiazolyl]-5H- [1,2,3]triazolo[4,5-cI[ 1,2,5] oxadiazole by A. Gunasekaran and J. H. Boyer Published in Heteroatom Chem., 1993, accepted...Nitro-(1,2,5)oxadiazolyl]-5H- [1,2,3] triazolo[4,5-c] [1,2,5] oxadiazole Ananthakrishnan Gunasekaran and Joseph H. Boyer* Department of Chemistry...diaminoazofurazan 7 by treat- ment with sodium azide and underwent thermolysis to 5-[4-azido-(1,2,5)oxadiazolyl]-5H- [1,2,3]triazolo[4,5-c](1,2,5] oxadiazole 5. The

  8. Crystal structure of 4,5-bis-(3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-phen-yl)-2H-1,2,3-triazole methanol monosolvate.

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    Madadi, Nikhil Reddy; Penthala, Narsimha Reddy; Bommagani, Shobanbabu; Parkin, Sean; Crooks, Peter A

    2014-10-01

    The title compound, C20H23N3O6·CH3OH, was synthesized by [3 + 2] cyclo-addition of (Z)-2,3-bis-(3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-phen-yl)acrylo-nitrile with sodium azide and ammonium chloride in DMF/water. The central nitro-gen of the triazole ring is protonated. The dihedral angles between the triazole ring and the 3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-phenyl ring planes are 34.31 (4) and 45.03 (5)°, while that between the 3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-phenyl rings is 51.87 (5)°. In the crystal, the mol-ecules, along with two methanol solvent mol-ecules are linked into an R (4) 4(10) centrosymmetric dimer by N-H⋯O and O-H⋯N hydrogen bonds.

  9. Hepatitis C NS5B polymerase inhibitors: 4,4-Dialkyl-1-hydroxy-3-oxo-3,4-dihydronaphthalene-3-yl benzothiadiazine derivatives.

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    Hutchinson, Douglas K; Rosenberg, Teresa; Klein, Larry L; Bosse, Todd D; Larson, Daniel P; He, Wenping; Jiang, Wen W; Kati, Warren M; Kohlbrenner, William E; Liu, Yaya; Masse, Sherie V; Middleton, Tim; Molla, Akhteruzzaman; Montgomery, Debra A; Beno, David W A; Stewart, Kent D; Stoll, Vincent S; Kempf, Dale J

    2008-07-15

    4,4-Dialkyl-1-hydroxy-3-oxo-3.4-dihydronaphthalene-3-yl benzothiadiazine derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of genotypes 1a and 1b HCV NS5B polymerase. A number of these compounds exhibited potent activity against genotypes 1a and 1b HCV polymerase in both enzymatic and cell culture activities. A representative compound also showed favorable pharmacokinetics in the rat.

  10. Valence tautomerism of new pyrazolo[4,3-e]tetrazole[4,5-b][1,2,4]triazines

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    Mojzych, Mariusz; Karczmarzyk, Zbigniew; Wysocki, Waldemar; Urbańczyk-Lipkowska, Zofia; Żaczek, Natalia

    2014-06-01

    New pyrazolo[4,3-e]tetrazolo[4,5-b][1,2,4]triazines 5 and 6 were prepared as new biological active compounds with potential anticancer activity referring to our previous study. The 1H NMR spectra reveal tautomeric equilibrium azido and tricyclic forms of these compounds in solution. The molecular and crystal structures of 5 and 6 were determined by the X-ray analysis. The X-ray investigations show that in the crystalline state the compounds 5 and 6 exist as the linear tricyclic pyrazolo[4,3-e]tetrazolo[4,5-b][1,2,4]triazine tautomeric form. The analysis of the intra- and intermolecular interactions indicates the weak C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds and π⋯π interactions in crystal of 6 and van der Waals forces only in crystal of 5 as the non-covalent interactions influencing the molecular packing. The theoretical calculations at the ab initio DFT/B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) level showed the azido form (3 and 4) as one existing in the gaseous phase and the coexistence of the tricyclic linear (5 and 6) and azido tautomeric forms in solution, wherein the contribution of the linear form compared to the azido form changes with polarity of the solvent.

  11. Specificity of the hepatitis C virus NS3 serine protease: effects of substitutions at the 3/4A, 4A/4B, 4B/5A, and 5A/5B cleavage sites on polyprotein processing.

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    Kolykhalov, A A; Agapov, E V; Rice, C M

    1994-01-01

    Cleavage at four sites (3/4A, 4A/4B, 4B/5A, and 5A/5B) in the hepatitis C virus polyprotein requires a viral serine protease activity residing in the N-terminal one-third of the NS3 protein. Sequence comparison of the residues flanking these cleavage sites reveals conserved features including an acidic residue (Asp or Glu) at the P6 position, a Cys or Thr residue at the P1 position, and a Ser or Ala residue at the P1' position. In this study, we used site-directed mutagenesis to assess the importance of these and other residues for NS3 protease-dependent cleavages. Substitutions at the P7 to P2' positions of the 4A/4B site had varied effects on cleavage efficiency. Only Arg at the P1 position or Pro at P1' substantially blocked processing at this site. Leu was tolerated at the P1 position, whereas five other substitutions allowed various degrees of cleavage. Substitutions with positively charged or other hydrophilic residues at the P7, P3, P2, and P2' positions did not reduce cleavage efficiency. Five substitutions examined at the P6 position allowed complete cleavage, demonstrating that an acidic residue at this position is not essential. Parallel results were obtained with substrates containing an active NS3 protease domain in cis or when the protease domain was supplied in trans. Selected substitutions blocking or inhibiting cleavage at the 4A/4B site were also examined at the 3/4A, 4B/5A, and 5A/5B sites. For a given substitution, a site-dependent gradient in the degree of inhibition was observed, with a 3/4A site being least sensitive to mutagenesis, followed by the 4A/4B, 4B/5A, and 5A/5B sites. In most cases, mutations abolishing cleavage at one site did not affect processing at the other serine protease-dependent sites. However, mutations at the 3/4A site which inhibited cleavage also interfered with processing at the 4B/5A site. Finally, during the course of these studies an additional NS3 protease-dependent cleavage site has been identified in the NS4B

  12. A novel dilithiation approach to 3,4-dihydro-2H-1,3-benzothiazines, 3,4-Dihydro-2H-1,3-benzoxazines, and 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1,3-benzothiazepines.

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    Katritzky, Alan R; Xu, Yong-Jiang; Jain, Ritu

    2002-11-15

    3,4-Dihydro-2H-1,3-benzothiazines 4, 3,4-dihydro-2H-1,3-benzoxazines 9, and 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1,3-benzothiazepines 6 were synthesized by directed ortho-lithiation of thiophenols and phenols and by side-chain lithiation of substituted thiophenols, respectively, in one-pot by reacting with N,N-bis[(benzotriazol-1-yl)methyl]amines 3 as 1,3-biselectrophile synthons.

  13. (E)-4-Meth-oxy-N'-(3,4,5-trimeth-oxy-benzyl-idene)benzohydrazide.

    PubMed

    Fun, Hoong-Kun; Promdet, Premrudee; Horkaew, Jirapa; Chantrapromma, Suchada

    2012-03-01

    In the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C(18)H(20)N(2)O(5), there are two crystallographic independent mol-ecules. Both mol-ecules are twisted; the dihedral angle between the two benzene rings is 7.2 (5)° in one mol-ecule, whereas it is 85.9 (4)° in the other. Of the three meth-oxy groups in the 3,4,5-trimeth-oxy-phenyl unit, two meth-oxy groups at meta positions are approximately coplanar with the benzene plane [C-O-C-C torsion angles of -2.3 (13)-4.8 (11)°], but the other meth-oxy, at the para position, is out of the plane [C-O-C-C of 72.8 (9)° in one mol-ecule and -77.5 (9)° in the other]. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds and weak C-H⋯O inter-actions into tapes along the b axis. C-H⋯π inter-actions are also present.

  14. Platelet activating factor antagonist design: structure of methyl trans-5-(3,4-dimethoxyphenyl)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-2-oxo-4- furancarboxylate.

    PubMed

    Peterson, J R; Smillie, T J; Rogers, R D

    1989-02-15

    C14H16O6, Mr = 280.28, monoclinic, P2(1)/c, a = 6.070 (2), b = 9.526 (5), c = 22.418 (5) A, beta = 94.32 (2) degrees, V = 1293 A3, Z = 4, Dx = 1.44 g cm-3, lambda(Mo K alpha) = 0.71073 A, mu = 0.71 cm-1, F(000) = 592, T = 293 K, final R = 0.043 for 1400 observed [F0 greater than or equal to 5 sigma(F0)] reflections. The observed structure confirms a trans stereorelationship for the two substituents and an envelope conformation for the lactone ring. There is no crystallographically imposed symmetry. An analysis of the closest contacts in the cell lattice reveals two types of intermolecular interactions for this compound.

  15. Teachers Teaching Teachers (T3)[TM]. Volume 5, Number 4

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    Crow, Tracy, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    "Teachers Teaching Teachers" ("T3") focuses on coaches' roles in the professional development of teachers. Each issue also explores the challenges and rewards that teacher leaders encounter. This issue includes: (1) Weekend Wisdom: Stimulus Funds Boost Professional Learning and Add Saturday Option (Valerie von Frank); (2) Lessons from a Coach:…

  16. Teachers Teaching Teachers (T3)[TM]. Volume 4, Number 5

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    von Frank, Valerie, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    "Teachers Teaching Teachers" ("T3") focuses on coaches' role in the professional development of teachers, exploring challenges and rewards that teacher leaders encounter. This issue includes: (1) Call to Action: Landmark Study on Professional Learning Calls to Teacher Leaders (Joellen Killion); (2) Tools: Hone Your Understanding of Effective…

  17. Teachers Teaching Teachers (T3)[TM]. Volume 4, Number 5

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    von Frank, Valerie, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    "Teachers Teaching Teachers" ("T3") focuses on coaches' role in the professional development of teachers, exploring challenges and rewards that teacher leaders encounter. This issue includes: (1) Call to Action: Landmark Study on Professional Learning Calls to Teacher Leaders (Joellen Killion); (2) Tools: Hone Your Understanding of Effective…

  18. A Step in Between: [Sn3Bi3]5− and Its Structural Relationship to [Sn3Bi5]3− and [Sn4Bi4]4

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    Friedrich, Ute

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Extraction of “RbSnBi” in liquid ammonia yielded the cluster anion [Sn3Bi5]3−, which could be crystallized in the compound [Rb@[2.2.2]crypt]3[Sn3Bi5]⋅8.87 NH3. This anion is found to be derived from the formerly reported [Sn4Bi4]4− by the formal substitution of one tin atom by bismuth. In contrast, the extraction of “RbSn2/Rb3Bi2” in liquid ammonia yielded the anion [Sn3Bi3]5− in the compound Rb6[Sn3Bi3][Sn4]1/4⋅6.75 NH3. The structural correlation of the two novel clusters indicates that [Sn3Bi3]5− might be an intermediate of the reaction pathway to [Sn3Bi5]3− and [Sn4Bi4]4−. Each cluster is investigated by means of the electron localization function and further characterization was performed by using ESI‐MS. PMID:27547638

  19. Discovery of 5-benzyl-3-phenyl-4,5-dihydroisoxazoles and 5-benzyl-3-phenyl-1,4,2-dioxazoles as potent firefly luciferase inhibitors.

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    Poutiainen, Pekka K; Palvimo, Jorma J; Hinkkanen, Ari E; Valkonen, Arto; Väisänen, Topi K; Laatikainen, Reino; Pulkkinen, Juha T

    2013-02-14

    Luciferase reporter assays are commonly used in high-throughput screening methods. Here, we report new firefly luciferase (FLuc) inhibitors based on 5-benzyl-3-phenyl-4,5-dihydroisoxazoles and 5-benzyl-3-phenyl-1,4,2-dioxazoles, which showed up as "false positives" in a luciferase reporter gene-based assay for nuclear receptor antagonists. The inhibition was shown to be noncompetitive for both natural enzyme substrates (d-luciferin and ATP) and selective to FLuc and proven to arise from a direct interaction between the enzyme and the inhibitor. Of the 63 evaluated compounds, 28 showed significantly better inhibition potency than the well-known inhibitor resveratrol (IC(50) = 59 nM), with five compounds having distinctly subnanomolar IC(50) values. The most efficient compounds inhibited the luminescence at concentrations lower than (1)/(100) in comparison to resveratrol (lowest IC(50) = 0.26 nM) and can thus be considered to belong to the most potent FLuc inhibitors reported thus far. Overall, the novel inhibitors form a unique molecular library for structure-activity relationship (SAR) analyses.

  20. Methyl 3,5-dibromo-4-methyl­benzoate

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    Saeed, Aamer; Rafique, Hummera; Simpson, Jim; Ashraf, Zaman

    2010-01-01

    In the title compound, C9H8Br2O2, the mol­ecule is essentially planar with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.0652 Å from the mean plane through all non-H atoms and a dihedral angle of 7.1 (2)° between the benzene ring plane and the carboxyl­ate substituent. In the crystal structure, weak C—H⋯Br hydrogen bonds and weak inter­molecular O⋯Br contacts [3.095 (2) Å], link adjacent mol­ecules into layers parallel to (102). Additional weak inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bond inter­actions stack the layers above and below the mol­ecular plane and down the a axis. PMID:21580779

  1. Methyl 3,5-dibromo-4-methyl-benzoate.

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    Saeed, Aamer; Rafique, Hummera; Simpson, Jim; Ashraf, Zaman

    2010-03-31

    In the title compound, C(9)H(8)Br(2)O(2), the mol-ecule is essentially planar with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.0652 Å from the mean plane through all non-H atoms and a dihedral angle of 7.1 (2)° between the benzene ring plane and the carboxyl-ate substituent. In the crystal structure, weak C-H⋯Br hydrogen bonds and weak inter-molecular O⋯Br contacts [3.095 (2) Å], link adjacent mol-ecules into layers parallel to (102). Additional weak inter-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bond inter-actions stack the layers above and below the mol-ecular plane and down the a axis.

  2. Poly[(μ(5)-5-carboxylatotetrahydrofuran-2,3,4-tricarboxylic acid)sodium].

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    Xu, Jie; Chai, Wenxiang; Lin, Jian; Shi, Hongsheng; Shu, Kangying

    2009-10-23

    The search for the novel metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) materials using tetra-hydro-furan-2,3,4,5-tetra-carboxylic acid (THFTCA) as a versatile multi-carboxyl ligand, lead to the synthesis and the structure determination of the title compound, [Na(H(3)THFTCA)] or [Na(C(8)H(7)O(9))](n), which was obtained by a solution reaction at room temperature. The ligand is mono-deprotonated, coordinating five sodium ions through one furan oxygen atom and six carboxyl oxygen atoms. The sodium ion exhibits a distorted penta-gonal-bipyramidal NaO(7) geometry consisting of seven O atoms derived from five surrounding ligands. Two adjacent pentagonal bipyramids share an O-O edge, forming a dinuclear sodium cluster. Finally, these clusters are effectively linked by the carboxyl groups of THFTCA ligands, forming a firm metal organic framework and O-H⋯O hydrogen bonds contribute to the crystal packing.

  3. 40 CFR 721.5262 - 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5-[[4-chloro-6-[substituted] amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3- -, trisodium salt...-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3- -, trisodium salt (PMN P-00-0803) is...-naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- ethyl]amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3- -, sodium salt (1:3) (PMN P-00-0803...

  4. Endomembrane PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 activates the PI3K-Akt pathway.

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    Jethwa, Nirmal; Chung, Gary H C; Lete, Marta G; Alonso, Alicia; Byrne, Richard D; Calleja, Véronique; Larijani, Banafshé

    2015-09-15

    PKB/Akt activation is a common step in tumour growth, proliferation and survival. Akt activation is understood to occur at the plasma membrane of cells in response to growth factor stimulation and local production of the phosphoinositide lipid phosphatidylinositol (3,4,5)-trisphosphate [PtdIns(3,4,5)P3] following phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) activation. The metabolism and turnover of phosphoinositides is complex--they act as signalling molecules as well as structural components of biological membranes. The localisation and significance of internal pools of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 has long been speculated upon. By using transfected and recombinant protein probes for PtdIns(3,4,5)P3, we show that PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 is enriched in the nuclear envelope and early endosomes. By exploiting an inducible dimerisation device to recruit Akt to these compartments, we demonstrate that Akt can be locally activated in a PtdIns(3,4,5)P3-dependent manner and has the potential to phosphorylate compartmentally localised downstream substrates. This could be an important mechanism to regulate Akt isoform substrate specificity or influence the timing and duration of PI3K pathway signalling. Defects in phosphoinositide metabolism and localisation are known to contribute to cancer, suggesting that interactions at subcellular compartments might be worthwhile targets for therapeutic intervention.

  5. Crystal structure of 4,4',4''-(1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-tri-yl)tripyridinium trichloride 2.5-hydrate.

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    Ling, Bo-Kai; Feng, Xiao-Long; Li, Yang; Luan, Tian-Gang

    2015-11-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C18H15N6 (3+)·3Cl(-)·2.5H2O, contains two independent (1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-tri-yl)tripyridinium cations. Both cations are approximately planar, the r.m.s. deviations of fitted non-H atoms being 0.045 and 0.051 Å. In the crystal, extensive O-H⋯Cl, O-H⋯O, N-H⋯Cl and N-H⋯O hydrogen bonds and weak C-H⋯Cl and C-H⋯O inter-actions link the organic cations, Cl(-) anions and water mol-ecules into a three-dimensional supra-molecular architecture. π-π stacking between the pyridine rings of adjacent cations is also observed, the centroid-to-centroid distance being 3.7578 (8) Å.

  6. Metabolism of 1,2,3,4-, 1,2,3,5-, and 1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene in the squirrel monkey

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    Schwartz, H.; Chu, I.; Villeneuve, D.C.; Benoit, F.M.

    1987-01-01

    The metabolism of three tetrachlorobenzene isomers (TeCB) was investigated in the squirrel monkey. The animals were administered orally 6 single doses of /sup 14/C-labeled 1,2,3,4-, 1,2,4,5-, or 1,2,3,5-tetrachlorobenzene over a 3-wk period at levels ranging from 50 to 100 mg/kg body weight (b.w) and kept in individual metabolism cages to collect urine and feces for radioassay. Approximately 38% (1,2,3,4-TeCB), 36% (1,2,3,5-TeCB), and 18% (1,2,4,5-TeCB) of the doses were excreted respectively in the feces 48 h post administration. In monkeys dosed with 1,2,3,4-TeCB, unchanged compound accounted for 50% of the fecal radioactivity. Unchanged compound accounted for more than 50% of the fecal radioactivity found in the monkeys dosed with 1,2,3,5-TeCB. The fecal metabolites were identified in both groups. No metabolites were detected in the feces of monkeys dosed with 1,2,4,5-TeCB. While the fecal route represented the major route of excretion for 1,2,3,4-TeCB, the other two isomers were eliminated exclusively in the feces. The above data in the squirrel monkey are different from those obtained with the rat and the rabbit, and demonstrate the different metabolic pathways for the isomers.

  7. RELAP5-3D Developmental Assessment. Comparison of Version 4.3.4i on Linux and Windows

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    Bayless, Paul David

    2015-10-01

    Figures have been generated comparing the parameters used in the developmental assessment of the RELAP5-3D code, version 4.3i, compiled on Linux and Windows platforms. The figures, which are the same as those used in Volume III of the RELAP5-3D code manual, compare calculations using the semi-implicit solution scheme with available experiment data. These figures provide a quick, visual indication of how the code predictions differ between the Linux and Windows versions.

  8. 40 CFR 721.5262 - 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5-[[4-chloro-6-[substituted] amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3- -, trisodium salt... identified generically as 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5...

  9. 40 CFR 721.5262 - 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5-[[4-chloro-6-[substituted] amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3- -, trisodium salt... identified generically as 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3... 40 Protection of Environment 31 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5...

  10. 40 CFR 721.5262 - 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5-[[4-chloro-6-[substituted] amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3- -, trisodium salt... identified generically as 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5...

  11. 40 CFR 721.5262 - 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5-[[4-chloro-6-[substituted] amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3- -, trisodium salt... identified generically as 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5- amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]amino]-4-hydroxy-3... 40 Protection of Environment 30 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 5...

  12. Repumping and spectroscopy of laser-cooled Sr atoms using the (5s5p)3P2-(5s4d)3D2 transition

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    Mickelson, P. G.; Martinez de Escobar, Y. N.; Anzel, P.; De Salvo, B. J.; Nagel, S. B.; Traverso, A. J.; Yan, M.; Killian, T. C.

    2009-12-01

    We describe repumping and spectroscopy of laser-cooled strontium (Sr) atoms using the (5s5p)3P2-(5s4d)3D2 transition. Atom number in a magneto-optical trap is enhanced by driving this transition because Sr atoms that have decayed into the (5s5p)3P2 dark state are repumped back into the (5s2)1S0 ground state. Spectroscopy of 84Sr, 86Sr, 87Sr and 88Sr improves the value of the (5s5p)3P2-(5s4d)3D2 transition frequency and determines the isotope shifts for the transition accurately enough to guide laser-cooling experiments with less abundant isotopes.

  13. Vibrational analysis of trans, Trans, trans-2,3,4,5-tetrachlorohexa-1,3,5-trienes

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    Szakacs, L.; Csakvari, B.; Panchenko, Yu. N.; Pentin, Yu. A.; Aroca, R.

    Infrared and Raman spectra of t, T, t-2,3,4,5-tetrachlorohexa-1,3,5-triene were measured in liquid and crystalline phases. It is suggested that the non-planar structure of this compound may be due to the 1-3 effect. In the liquid state a mixture of rotational isomers, of C2 and Ci symmetry, was confirmed by the freezing-out of some characteristic bands in the 1600 cm -1 region in the IR and Raman spectra of the t, T, t-compound. Normal coordinate analysis was carried out using force constant values from the force field previously determined for chloroderivatives of buta-1,3-diene. A complete assignment of observed frequencies is proposed.

  14. Optimization of the HPLC enantioseparation of 3,3'-dibromo-5,5'-disubstituted-4,4'-bipyridines using immobilized polysaccharide-based chiral stationary phases.

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    Peluso, Paola; Mamane, Victor; Aubert, Emmanuel; Cossu, Sergio

    2013-09-01

    The HPLC enantioseparation of nine atropisomeric 3,3',5,5'-tetrasubstituted-4,4'-bipyridines was performed in normal and polar organic (PO) phase modes using two immobilized polysaccharide-based chiral columns, namely, Chiralpak IA and Chiralpak IC. The separation of all racemic analytes, the effect of the chiral selector, and mobile phase (MP) composition on enantioseparation and the enantiomer elution order (EEO) were studied. The beneficial effect of nonstandard solvents, such as tetrahydrofuran (THF), dichloromethane (DCM), and methyl t-butyl ether on enantioseparation was investigated. All selected 4,4'-bipyridines were successfully enantioseparated on Chiralpak IA under normal or PO MPs with separation factors from 1.14 to 1.70 and resolutions from 1.3 to 6.5. Two bipyridines were enantioseparated at the multimilligram level on Chiralpak IA. Differently, Chiralpak IC was less versatile toward the considered class of compounds and only five bipyridines out of nine could be efficiently separated. In particular, on these columns, the ternary mixture n-heptane/THF/DCM (90:5:5) as MP had a positive effect on enantioseparation. An interesting phenomenon of reversal of the EEO depending on the composition of the MP for the 3,3'-dibromo-5,5'-bis-(E)-phenylethenyl-4,4'-bipyridine along with an exceptional enantioseparation for the 3,3'-dibromo-5,5'-bis-ferrocenylethynyl-4,4'-bipyridine (α = 8.33, R(s) = 30.6) were observed on Chiralpak IC. © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  15. Evolution, global spread, and pathogenicity of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5Nx clade 2.3.4.4

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    Novel subtypes of Eurasian-origin (Goose/Guangdong lineage) H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses belonging to clade 2.3.4 such as H5N2, H5N5, H5N6, and H5N8 have been identified in China since 2008 and subsequently evolved into four genetically distinct groups (A – D) of clade 2.3.4.4...

  16. 75 FR 23574 - Airworthiness Directives; CFM International, S.A. CFM56-5B1/P, -5B2/P, -5B3/P, -5B3/P1, -5B4/P...

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  17. The involvement of 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptors in two models of gastrointestinal transit in mice.

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    Pascual, D; Alsasua, A; Goicoechea, C; Martín, M I

    2002-07-05

    Our aim was to study the involvement of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)(3) and 5-HT(4) receptors in two models of gastrointestinal transit (GIT) in mice: the 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)-induced diarrhea and intestinal inflammation produced by an irritant agent, croton oil (CO). 5-HTP (10 mg/kg) produced diarrhea that was significantly inhibited after pretreatment with ondansetron (5-HT(3) antagonist) or RS 39604 (5-HT(4) antagonist) (1-5 mg/kg). The GIT speed was increased after CO and 5-HTP administration. 5-HT(3-4) antagonists decreased GIT after 5-HTP-treatment but not after CO-treatment. Our results show that 5-HT(3) and 5-HT(4) receptors are involved in 5-HTP-induced diarrhea. This may be the reason why 5-HT(3-4) antagonists could be useful in the treatment of carcinoid syndrome diarrhea. 5-HT(3-4) antagonists were not effective in the modifications of GIT; nevertheless, they could be useful in the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases because some symptoms as abdominal pain, discomfort or abnormal bowel function are modulated via 5-HT(3).

  18. 5-HTR3 and 5-HTR4 located on the mitochondrial membrane and functionally regulated mitochondrial functions

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    Wang, Qingyi; Zhang, Huiyuan; Xu, Hao; Guo, Dongqing; Shi, Hui; Li, Yuan; Zhang, Weiwei; Gu, Yuchun

    2016-01-01

    5-HT has been reported to possess significant effects on cardiac activities, but activation of 5-HTR on the cell membrane failed to illustrate the controversial cardiac reaction. Because 5-HT constantly comes across the cell membrane via 5-HT transporter (5-HTT) into the cytoplasm, whether 5-HTR is functional present on the cellular organelles is unknown. Here we show 5-HTR3 and 5-HTR4 were located in cardiac mitochondria, and regulated mitochondrial activities and cellular functions. Knock down 5-HTR3 and 5-HTR4 in neonatal cardiomyocytes resulted in significant increase of cell damage in response to hypoxia, and also led to alternation in heart beating. Activation of 5-HTR4 attenuated mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake under the both normoxic and hypoxic conditions, whereas 5-HTR3 augmented Ca2+ uptake only under hypoxia. 5-HTR3 and 5-HTR4 exerted the opposite effects on the mitochondrial respiration: 5-HTR3 increased RCR (respiration control ratio), but 5-HTR4 reduced RCR. Moreover, activation of 5-HTR3 and 5-HTR4 both significantly inhibited the opening of mPTP. Our results provided the first evidence that 5-HTR as a GPCR and an ion channel, functionally expressed in mitochondria and participated in the mitochondria function and regulation to maintain homeostasis of mitochondrial [Ca2+], ROS, and ATP generation efficiency in cardiomyocytes in response to stress and O2 tension. PMID:27874067

  19. 4-(5-Phenyl-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-a]isoquinolin-3-yl)benzonitrile.

    PubMed

    Khan, F Nawaz; Manivel, P; Prabakaran, K; Hathwar, Venkatesha R; Akkurt, Mehmet

    2010-04-14

    In the title mol-ecule, C(23)H(14)N(4), the triazoloisoquinoline ring system is nearly planar, with an r.m.s. deviation of 0.038 (2) Å and a maximum deviation of -0.030 (2) Å from the mean plane of the triazole ring C atom which is bonded to the benzene ring. The benzene and phenyl rings are twisted by 57.65 (8) and 53.60 (9)°, respectively, with respect to the mean plane of the triazoloisoquinoline ring system. In the crystal structure, mol-ecules are linked by weak aromatic π-π inter-actions [centroid-centroid distance = 3.8074 (12) Å]. In addition, the crystal structure exhibits a nonclassical inter-molecular C-H⋯N hydrogen bond.

  20. X-ray studies of 2-amino-5-oxo-4-propyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2- c]chromene-3-carbonitrile

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    Sharma, S.; Banerjee, B.; Brahmachari, G.; Kant, R.; Gupta, V. K.

    2015-11-01

    The carbonitrile compound, 2-amino-5-oxo-4-propyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2- c]chromene-3-carbonitrile was synthesized, in 83% yield, by one-pot multicomponent reaction of butyraldehyde, malononitrile and 4-hydroxycoumarin using 10 mol% urea as an organo-catalyst at room temperature, and its crystal structure was determined by X-ray diffraction technique. The crystals are triclinic, a = 7.7379(5), b = 8.7520(6), c = 11.6589(5) Å, α = 96.668(4)°, β = 100.033(4)°, γ = 112.547(6)°, Z = 2, sp. gr. P. Both pyran rings in the molecule adopt a boat conformation. The crystal structure is stabilized by N-H···O and N-H···N hydrogen bonds.

  1. An Efficient Synthesis of 5-Amido-3-Hydroxy-4-Pyrones as Inhibitors of Matrix Metalloproteinases

    PubMed Central

    Yan, Yi-Long; Cohen, Seth M.

    2008-01-01

    3-Hydroxy-4-pyrones are a class of important metal chelators with versatile medicinal applications. An efficient pathway for the preparation of new 5-amido-3-hydroxy-4-pyrone derivatives has been developed. The synthesized 5-amido-3-hydroxy-4-pyrones have been evaluated as inhibitors of matrix metalloproteinases. PMID:17521196

  2. Carboxylic esters derivatives of 2-thioxo-1H-2,3,4,5-tetrahydropyrido-[2,3-e]-1,3,4-triazepin-5-ones and 2-thioxo-1H-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1,3,4-benzotriazepin-5-ones.

    PubMed

    Nawrocka, W; Liszkiewicz, H; Wilimowski, M; Rutkowska, M; Barczyńska, J; Kedzierska-Goździk, L; Wojewódzki, W; Szelag, A

    1994-01-01

    2-Thioxo-1H-2,3,4,5-tetrahydropyrido[2,3-e]-1,3,4-triazep in -5-ones [I] and 2-thioxo-1H-2,3,4,-5-tetrahydro-1,3,4-benzotriazepin-5-ones [V] furnish with methyl, ethyl and phenyl chloroformates two series of the corresponding 3-methoxy-, ethoxy- and phenoxycarbonyl triazepines. In the pharmacological screening, compounds [I], [V] and [II] showed an antianxiety activity in the four plate test, compounds [II] and [III] inhibited the 5-HTP- induced head twitches, and compound [VI] showed an analgesic activity in the "writing" test. The replacement of the benzene ring by the pyridine one in triazepines is accompanied by the enhancement of anxiolytic activity as well as toxicity.

  3. Synthesis and pharmacological investigation of 2-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-3,5-disubstituted thiazolidin-4-ones as anticonvulsants.

    PubMed

    Senthilraja, Manavalan; Alagarsamy, Veerachamy

    2012-10-01

    A new series of 2-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-3-substituted thiazolidin-4-one-5-yl-acetyl acetamides/benzamides were synthesized by the nucleophilic substitution of 3-substituted-2-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-thiazolidin-4-one-5-yl-acetylchloride with acetamide and benzamide. The starting material 3-substituted-2-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-thiazolidin-4-one-5-yl-acetylchloride was synthesized from 3-substituted-2-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-thiazolidin-4-one-5-yl-acetic acid, which in turn was prepared by one-pot reaction of amino component, p-dimethylamino benzaldehyde and mercapto succinic acid. The title compounds were investigated for their anticonvulsant activities; among the test compounds, compound 2-(4-dimethylaminophenyl)-3-phenylamino-thiazolidine-4-one-5-yl-acetylbenzamide (14) emerged as the most active compound of the series and as moderately more potent than the reference standard diazepam.

  4. Crystal structure of 2-amino-7,7-dimethyl-5-oxo-4-(pyridin-4-yl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4 H-chromene-3-carbonitrile hemihydrate

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    Sharma, N.; Banerjee, B.; Brahmachari, G.; Kant, R.; Gupta, V. K.

    2015-12-01

    The title compound, 2-amino-7,7-dimethyl-5-oxo-4-(pyridin-4-yl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro-4 Hchromene-3-carbonitrile was synthesized by multicomponent reaction at room temperature using commercially available urea as inexpensive and environmentally benign organo-catalyst. Its structure was determined by X-ray structure analysis. The crystals are monoclinic, sp. gr. C2/ c, a = 22.010(6), b = 11.0364(10), c = 17.147(4) Å, β = 130.37(4)°, Z = 8, R = 0.0433 for 2377 observed reflections.

  5. Toxicity of 3,3',4,4'- and 2,2',5,5'-tetrabromobiphenyl: correlation of activity with aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase induction and lack of protection by antioxidants.

    PubMed

    Robertson, L W; Andres, J L; Safe, S H; Lovering, S L

    1983-01-01

    3,3',4,4'-Tetrabromobiphenyl is a minor component of commercial polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) mixture fireMaster BP-6 and is a potent inducer of aryl hydrocarbon hydroxylase (AHH). A single ip dose of 3,3',4,4'-tetrabromobiphenyl (150 mumol/kg) caused significant reduction in the growth rate in the immature male Wistar rat, as well as pale enlarged livers and marked reduction in thymus size. Under light microscopy, hepatocytes were enlarged and vacuolated. The vacuoles, which were most prominent in the midzonal region of the lobule, corresponded to fat droplets in oil-red-O-stained sections. The thymus, especially the cortex, was markedly depleted of lymphocytes. Neither the reduced growth, altered organ weights nor the histopathology was reversed for the duration of the study by the coadministration of the antioxidants butylated hydroxy anisole (BHA), butylated hydroxy toluene (BHT), or vitamin E. Vitamin E did, however counter the negative effect of 3,3',4,4'-tetrabromobiphenyl on growth during the first 5 d of the study. 2,2',5,5'-Tetrabromobiphenyl, also a minor component of fireMaster BP-6, is a weak phenobarbital-type inducer of cytochrome P-450. When administered at the same dose, 2,2',5,5'-tetrabromobiphenyl did not elicit any observed toxic effects. These data confirm the correlation between AHH induction and toxicity for these PBBs and suggest that 3,3',4,4'-tetrabromobiphenyl may significantly contribute to the toxicity of fireMaster BP-6. Although there is evidence that polychlorinated biphenyls, and perhaps 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, exert certain toxic effects via a lipid peroxidation mechanism, the toxic changes measured during this study were not reversed by the administration of the antioxidants.

  6. The Phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PI(3,4,5)P3) Binder Rasa3 Regulates Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-dependent Integrin αIIbβ3 Outside-in Signaling*

    PubMed Central

    Battram, Anthony M.; Durrant, Tom N.; Agbani, Ejaife O.; Heesom, Kate J.; Paul, David S.; Piatt, Raymond; Poole, Alastair W.; Cullen, Peter J.; Bergmeier, Wolfgang; Moore, Samantha F.; Hers, Ingeborg

    2017-01-01

    The class I PI3K family of lipid kinases plays an important role in integrin αIIbβ3 function, thereby supporting thrombus growth and consolidation. Here, we identify Ras/Rap1GAP Rasa3 (GAP1IP4BP) as a major phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate-binding protein in human platelets and a key regulator of integrin αIIbβ3 outside-in signaling. We demonstrate that cytosolic Rasa3 translocates to the plasma membrane in a PI3K-dependent manner upon activation of human platelets. Expression of wild-type Rasa3 in integrin αIIbβ3-expressing CHO cells blocked Rap1 activity and integrin αIIbβ3-mediated spreading on fibrinogen. In contrast, Rap1GAP-deficient (P489V) and Ras/Rap1GAP-deficient (R371Q) Rasa3 had no effect. We furthermore show that two Rasa3 mutants (H794L and G125V), which are expressed in different mouse models of thrombocytopenia, lack both Ras and Rap1GAP activity and do not affect integrin αIIbβ3-mediated spreading of CHO cells on fibrinogen. Platelets from thrombocytopenic mice expressing GAP-deficient Rasa3 (H794L) show increased spreading on fibrinogen, which in contrast to wild-type platelets is insensitive to PI3K inhibitors. Together, these results support an important role for Rasa3 in PI3K-dependent integrin αIIbβ3-mediated outside-in signaling and cell spreading. PMID:27903653

  7. Outcomes of the 5-4-3-2-1 Go Childhood Obesity Community Trial

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    Evans, W. Douglas; Christoffel, Katherine K.; Necheles, Jonathan; Becker, Adam B.; Snider, Jeremy

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: To determine effects of the "5-4-3-2-1 Go" community social marketing campaign on obesity risk factors. Methods: We randomly assigned 524 parents of 3- to 7-year-old children to receive "5-4-3-2-1 Go" counseling or not. We surveyed parents about "5-4-3-2-1 Go!" behaviors and perceptions of children's behaviors at baseline and one year…

  8. Outcomes of the 5-4-3-2-1 Go Childhood Obesity Community Trial

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    Evans, W. Douglas; Christoffel, Katherine K.; Necheles, Jonathan; Becker, Adam B.; Snider, Jeremy

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: To determine effects of the "5-4-3-2-1 Go" community social marketing campaign on obesity risk factors. Methods: We randomly assigned 524 parents of 3- to 7-year-old children to receive "5-4-3-2-1 Go" counseling or not. We surveyed parents about "5-4-3-2-1 Go!" behaviors and perceptions of children's behaviors at baseline and one year…

  9. Designing, synthesis and bioactivities of 4-[3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-5-aryl-4,5-dihydro-pyrazol-1-yl]benzenesulfonamides.

    PubMed

    Gul, Halise Inci; Mete, Ebru; Eren, Sakip Emre; Sakagami, Hiroshi; Yamali, Cem; Supuran, Claudiu T

    2017-12-01

    In this study, 4-[3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-5-aryl-4,5-dihydro-pyrazol-1-yl]benzenesulfonamide (1-9) types compounds were synthesized and their chemical structures were confirmed by (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR and HRMS spectra. Cytotoxic and carbonic anhydrase (CA) inhibitory effects of the compounds were investigated. Cytotoxicity experiments pointed out that compound 4, (4-[5-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4,5-dihydro-pyrazol-1-yl]benzenesulfonamide), exerting the highest tumor selectivity (TS) and potency selectivity expression (PSE) values, can be considered as a lead compound of this study in terms of development of novel anticancer agents. All synthesized sulfonamides showed a good inhibition profile on hCA IX and XII in the range of 53.5-923 nM and 6.2-95 nM, respectively. These compounds were 2.5-13.4 times more selective for the inhibition of hCA XII versus hCA IX, except compound 2 which had similar inhibitory action towards both isoenzymes.

  10. 5-Stabilized phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate analogues bind Grp1 PH, inhibit phosphoinositide phosphatases, and block neutrophil migration.

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    Zhang, Honglu; He, Ju; Kutateladze, Tatiana G; Sakai, Takahiro; Sasaki, Takehiko; Markadieu, Nicolas; Erneux, Christophe; Prestwich, Glenn D

    2010-02-15

    Metabolically stabilized analogues of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 have shown long-lived agonist activity for cellular events and selective inhibition of lipid phosphatase activity. We describe an efficient asymmetric synthesis of two 5-phosphatase-resistant analogues of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3, the 5-methylene phosphonate (MP) and 5-phosphorothioate (PT). Furthermore, we illustrate the biochemical and biological activities of five stabilized PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 analogues in four contexts. First, the relative binding affinities of the 3-MP, 3-PT, 5-MP, 5-PT, and 3,4,5-PT3 analogues to the Grp1 PH domain are shown, as determined by NMR spectroscopy. Second, the enzymology of the five analogues is explored, showing the relative efficiency of inhibition of SHIP1, SHIP2, and phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN), as well as the greatly reduced ability of these phosphatases to process these analogues as substrates as compared to PtdIns(3,4,5)P3. Third, exogenously delivered analogues severely impair complement factor C5a-mediated polarization and migration of murine neutrophils. Finally, the new analogues show long-lived agonist activity in mimicking insulin action in sodium transport in A6 cells.

  11. Synthesis, structures, electrochemical studies and antioxidant activity of 5-aryl-4-oxo-3,4,5,8-tetrahydropyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine-7-carboxylic acids

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    Quiroga, Jairo; Romo, Pablo E.; Ortiz, Alejandro; Isaza, José Hipólito; Insuasty, Braulio; Abonia, Rodrigo; Nogueras, Manuel; Cobo, Justo

    2016-09-01

    The synthesis of 5-aryl-4-oxo-3,4,5,8-tetrahydropyrido[2,3-d]pyrimidine-7-carboxylic acids 3 from the reaction of 6-aminopyrimidines 1 with arylidene derivatives of pyruvic acid 2 under microwave and ultrasound irradiation is described. The orientation of cyclization process was determined by NMR measurements. The methodology provides advantages such as high yields and friendly to the environment without the use of solvents. The antioxidant properties, DPPH free radical scavenging, ORAC, and anodic potential oxidation of the new pyridopyrimidines were studied.

  12. Synthesis and luminescence properties of a blue-emitting Sr3.5Y6.5O2(PO4)1.5SiO4(4.5) :Eu2+ phosphor.

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    Xia, Zhiguo; Zhuang, Jiaqing

    2012-01-01

    A novel blue-emitting Sr3.5Y6.5O2(PO4)1.5SiO4(4.5) :Eu2+ phosphor was synthesized via a solid-state reaction. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis demonstrated that the Sr3.5Y6.5O2(PO4)1.5(SiO4)4.5 host had a hexagonal crystal structure in the space group P6(3) /m and unit cell parameters a = 9.418 Å, c = 6.900 Å. The as-prepared phosphor showed a blue emission and all the main emission peaks were located at around 466 nm for different excitation wavelengths of 297, 333 and 391 nm. The temperature dependence of the photoluminescence property was investigated in the range 20-250 °C, and the emission intensity decreased to 71% of the initial value at room temperature on increasing the temperature to 150 °C. According to the classical theory of fluorescent thermal quenching, the activation energy (ΔE) for the thermal quenching luminescence of the as-prepared Sr3.45Y6.5O2(PO4)1.5(SiO4)4.5 :0.05Eu2+ phosphor was determined to be 0.20 eV. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  13. Rotational Spectrum and Large Amplitude Motions of 3,4-, 2,5- and 3,5-DIMETHYL-BENZALDEHYDE

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    Kleiner, I.; Tudorie, M.; Jahn, M.; Grabow, J.-U.; Goubet, M.

    2012-06-01

    The microwave spectra of the 3,4-, 2,5- and 3,5-Dimethyl-Benzaldehyde (DMBA) molecules have been recorded for the first time in the 2-26.5 GHz frequency range, using the COBRA-FTMW spectrometer in Hannover, with an instrumental uncertainty of 0.5 kHz for unblended lines. The experimental assignments and fits are supplemented by ab initio quantum chemical calculations,conformational energy landscape, and dipole moment components. The analysis of the spectra for the three isomers are in progress. The latest results, including spectroscopic constants and large amplitude motion parameters, will be presented. This investigation follows the study of the spectra of the 4-Methyl-Benzaldehyde molecule. The DMBA isomers belong to a similar series of molecules formally obtained by adding a second methyl group at the aromatic ring. These molecules serve as prototype systems for the development of the theoretical model of asymmetric top molecules having Cs symmetry while containing two inequivalent methyl tops (C3v), exhibiting different barrier heights and coupling terms to methyl internal rotation. Thus, the DMBA isomers represent benchmark species for testing the two-top internal rotors BELGI program written recently. Supported by the ANR-08-BLAN-0054 contract (France), the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the Land Niedersachsen (Germany). H. Saal, W. Caminati, I. Kleiner, A. R. Hight-Walker, J. T. Hougen, J.-U. Grabow, to be published. M. Tudorie, I. Kleiner, J. T. Hougen, S. Melandri, L. W. Sutikdja, W. Stahl, J. Mol. Spectrosc., 269 (2011), 211-225

  14. Reactions of organyl and silyl alanes with 1,3,4,5,6-pentamethyl-2-aminoborazine.

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    Fan, Maomin; Duesler, Eileen N; Nöth, Heinrich; Paine, Robert T

    2010-03-15

    The reactions of (Me(3)Si)(3)Al, Me(3)Al, Et(3)Al, and i-Bu(3)Al with 1,3,4,5,6-pentamethyl-2-aminoborazine have been examined. An amine alane adduct (Me(3)Si)(3)Al.NH(2)B(3)(Me)(2)N(3)Me(3) (1) and several elimination products [(Me(3)Si)(2)AlN(H)B(3)(Me)(2)N(3)Me(3)](2) (2), [(Me(3)SiAl)(4)(Me(3)SiN)(3)NH] (3), [Me(2)AlN(H) B(3)(Me)(2)N(3)Me(3)](2) (4), [Et(2)AlN(H) B(3)(Me)(2)N(3)Me(3)](2) (5), and [i-Bu(2)AlN(H) B(3)(Me)(2)N(3)Me(3)](2) (6) have been isolated. Compounds 1, 2, 4-6 have been spectroscopically characterized, and single crystal X-ray diffraction structure determinations have been completed for 1-4 and 6. The molecular chemistry provides insight into the reaction of Me(3)Al and 1,3,5-N-trimethyl-2,4,6-B-triaminoborazine that, upon pyrolysis, produces AlN/BN composite ceramic materials.

  15. Synthesis, Antimitotic and Antivascular Activity of 1-(3′,4′,5′-Trimethoxybenzoyl)-3-arylamino-5-amino-1,2,4-triazoles

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    Romagnoli, Romeo; Baraldi, Pier Giovanni; Salvador, Maria Kimatrai; Prencipe, Filippo; Bertolasi, Valerio; Cancellieri, Michela; Brancale, Andrea; Hamel, Ernest; Castagliuolo, Ignazio; Consolaro, Francesca; Porcú, Elena; Basso, Giuseppe; Viola, Giampietro

    2014-01-01

    A new class of compounds that incorporated the structural motif of the 1-(3′,4′,5′-trimethoxtbenzoyl)-3-arylamino-5-amino-1,2,4-triazole molecular skeleton was synthesized and evaluated for their antiproliferative activity in vitro, interactions with tubulin, and cell cycle effects. The most active agent, 3c, was evaluated for antitumor activity in vivo. Structure-activity relationships were elucidated with various substituents on the phenyl ring of the anilino moiety at the C-3 position of the 1,2,4-triazole ring. The best results for inhibition of cancer cell growth were obtained with the p-Me, m,p-diMe, and p-Et phenyl derivatives 3c, 3e, and 3f, respectively, and overall, these compounds were more or less as active as CA-4. Their vascular disrupting activity was evaluated in HUVEC cells, with compound 3c showing activity comparable with that of CA-4. Compound 3c almost eliminated the growth of syngeneic hepatocellular carcinoma in Balb/c mice, suggesting that 3c could be a new antimitotic agent with clinical potential. PMID:25025853

  16. Synthesis of [3 alpha-3H]7-dehydrocholesterol via stable tritiated 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione derivative.

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    Batta, A K; Salen, G; Tint, G S; Honda, A; Shefer, S

    1997-11-01

    Synthesis of [3 alpha-3H]7-dehydrocholesterol is described via protection of the 5,7-diene system in 7-dehydrocholesterol as the Diels-Alder adduct with 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione followed by oxidation of the hydroxyl group to give the 3-oxo adduct. Reduction of the keto adduct with [3H]sodium borohydride produced the adduct of [3 alpha-3H]7-dehydrocholesterol from which the radiolabeled sterol was obtained via treatment with lithium aluminum hydride. The advantage of the method is that highly labeled [3 alpha-3H]7-dehydrocholesterol can be prepared. Further, unlike 7-dehydrocholesterol, its adduct with 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione is stable and can be stored. This allows the preparation of small batches of [3 alpha-3H]7-dehydrocholesterol for immediate use in biological experiments, and losses due to decomposition of excess radiolabeled 7-dehydrocholesterol are minimized.

  17. Synthesis and antifungal activity of natural product-based 6-alkyl-2 3 4 5-tetrahydropyridines

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    Seven 6-alkyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydropyridines (5a–5g) that mimic the natural products piperideines that were recently identified in the fire ant venom have been synthesized. Compounds 5c–5g with the C-6 alkyl chain lengths from C14 to C18 showed varying degrees of antifungal activities, with 5e (6-hexa...

  18. Synthesis and Anticancer Activity of 3-(Substituted Aroyl)-4-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrrole Derivatives.

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    Zhan, Xiao-Ping; Lan, Lan; Wang, Shuai; Zhao, Kai; Xin, Yu-Xuan; Qi, Qi; Wang, Yao-Lin; Mao, Zhen-Min

    2017-02-01

    A series of 3-(substituted aroyl)-4-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrrole derivatives were synthesized and determined for their anticancer activity against eleven cancer cell lines and two normal tissue cell lines using MTT assay. Among the synthesized compounds, compound 3f was the most potent compound against A375, CT-26, HeLa, MGC80-3, NCI-H460 and SGC-7901 cells (IC50  = 8.2 - 31.7 μm); 3g, 3n and 3a were the most potent compounds against CHO (IC50  = 8.2 μm), HCT-15 (IC50  = 21 μm) and MCF-7 cells (IC50  = 18.7 μm), respectively. Importantly, all the target compounds showed no cytotoxicity towards the normal tissue cell (IC50  > 100 μm). Thus, these compounds with the potent anticancer activity and low toxicity have potential for the development of new anticancer chemotherapy agents. © 2017 Wiley-VHCA AG, Zurich, Switzerland.

  19. Synthesis and antihistaminic activity of 3H-benzo [4,5] thieno [2,3-d][1,2,3] triazin-4-ones

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    Viswanatha, Gollapalle L.; Priyadarshini, B. Janaki; Krishnadas, Nandakumar; Janardhanan, Saravanan; Rangappa, Srinath; Hanumanthappa, Shylaja

    2011-01-01

    In the present study the antihistaminic activity of tricyclic benzothieno 1,2,3-triazine derivatives namely CP-3 (3-(phenyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro,3H-benzo[4,5] thieno [2,3-d][1,2,3] triazin-4-one), CP-5 (3-(3-methyl phenyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro,3H-benzo[4,5] thieno [2,3-d][1,2,3] triazin-4-one) and CP-8 (3-(4-chloro phenyl)-5,6,7,8-tetrahydro,3H-benzo[4,5] thieno [2,3-d][1,2,3] triazin-4-one) were evaluated using in vitro (isolated guinea pig ileum) and in vivo (bronchodilator activity in guinea pigs) models and the sedative potential of the test compounds were evaluated using actophotometer in mice. In in vitro antihistaminic study, the CP-3, CP-5, CP-8 and chlorpheniramine maleate (CPM) have shown a rightward shift in concentration response curve (CRC) of histamine with a change in EC50 values of histamine in all the four tissue preparations. The slope obtained in the schild plot indicated that CP-5, CP-8 and CPM were competitive in nature for H1-receptors. However, CP-3 has shown non-competitive antagonism. In in vivo antihistaminic study, the CP-3, CP-5, CP-8 and CPM have shown mean increase in exposition time against histamine challenge compared to control group (p < 0.001). All the test drugs (10 mg/kg) and CPM (2 mg/kg) have offered a significant (p < 0.001) protection against preconvulsive dyspnoea (PCD) compared to control. In conclusion, all the test drugs have shown very good antihistaminic activity and the test drugs have very little sedative action compared to CPM. PMID:24109203

  20. 1,4-Dimethyl-3-phenyl-3H-pyrazolo[3,4-c]isoquinolin-5(4H)-one.

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    Meneghetti, Fiorella; Bombieri, Gabriella; Maggio, Benedetta; Daidone, Giuseppe

    2008-04-16

    The title compound, C(18)H(15)N(3)O, is the product of the thermal decomposition of the diazo-nium salt derived from 2-amino-N-methyl-N-(3-methyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)benzamide. It is characterized by a trans orientation of the methyl groups with respect to the tricyclic ring system. The mol-ecule has a nearly planar phenyl-pyrazolo[3,4-c]isoquinolin-5-one system, the largest deviation from the mean plane being 0.066 (2) Å for the O atom. The dihedral angle between the phenyl substituent and the heterotricycle is 67 (1)°. The packing is stabilized by C-H⋯N hydrogen-bond inter-actions, with the formation of mol-ecular chains along the c axis.

  1. Why are [P(C6H5)4](+)N3- and [As(C6H5)4](+)N3- ionic salts and Sb(C6H5)4N3 and Bi(C6H5)4N3 covalent solids? A theoretical study provides an unexpected answer.

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    Christe, Karl O; Haiges, Ralf; Boatz, Jerry A; Jenkins, H Donald Brooke; Garner, Edward B; Dixon, David A

    2011-04-18

    A recent crystallographic study has shown that, in the solid state, P(C(6)H(5))(4)N(3) and As(C(6)H(5))(4)N(3) have ionic [M(C(6)H(5))(4)](+)N(3)(-)-type structures, whereas Sb(C(6)H(5))(4)N(3) exists as a pentacoordinated covalent solid. Using the results from density functional theory, lattice energy (VBT) calculations, sublimation energy estimates, and Born-Fajans-Haber cycles, it is shown that the maximum coordination numbers of the central atom M, the lattice energies of the ionic solids, and the sublimation energies of the covalent solids have no or little influence on the nature of the solids. Unexpectedly, the main factor determining whether the covalent or ionic structures are energetically favored is the first ionization potential of [M(C(6)H(5))(4)]. The calculations show that at ambient temperature the ionic structure is favored for P(C(6)H(5))(4)N(3) and the covalent structures are favored for Sb(C(6)H(5))(4)N(3) and Bi(C(6)H(5))(4)N(3), while As(C(6)H(5))(4)N(3) presents a borderline case.

  2. 5 CFR 4.3 - Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition. 4.3 Section 4.3 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE RULES PROHIBITED PRACTICES (RULE IV) § 4.3 Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition. No...

  3. Penta­fluoro­phenyl (3R,4R,5S)-5-{[(3R,4R,5S)-5-azido­methyl-3,4-dimeth­oxy-2,3,4,5-tetra­hydro­furan-3-carboxamido]­meth­yl}-3,4-dimeth­oxy-2,3,4,5-tetra­hydro­furan-3-carboxyl­ate

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    Simone, Michela I.; Edwards, Alison A.; Parker, Samuel G.; Tranter, George E.; Fleet, George W. J.; Watkin, David J.

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C22H25F5N4O9, is a stable penta­fluoro­phenyl ester inter­mediate in the synthesis of novel homo-oligomeric structures containing branched carbon chains. The structure is epimeric to the previously characterized dimeric penta­fluoro­phenyl ester with stereochemistry (3R,4R,5R), which was synthesized using d-ribose as starting material. The crystal structure of the title mol­ecule removes any ambiguities arising from the relative stereochemistries of the six chiral centres. Two hydrogen bonds, bifurcating from the NH group, stabilize the crystal: one intra­molecular and one inter­molecular, both involving O atoms of the meth­oxy groups. The asymmetric unit contains two independent mol­ecules not related by any pseudo-symmetry operators. The major conformational differences are localized, leading to one mol­ecule being extended compared to the other. The collected crystal was twinned (twin ratio is 0.939:0.061), and the azide group is positionally disordered over two positions in one mol­ecule [occupancy ratio 0.511 (18):0.489 (18)]. PMID:21588915

  4. Li0.5Al0.5Mg2(MoO4)3

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    Ennajeh, Ines; Zid, Mohamed Faouzi; Driss, Ahmed

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, lithium/aluminium dimagnesium tetra­kis­[orthomolybdate(VI)], was prepared by a solid-state reaction route. The crystal structure is built up from MgO6 octa­hedra and MoO4 tetra­hedra sharing corners and edges, forming two types of chains running along [100]. These chains are linked into layers parallel to (010) and finally linked by MoO4 tetra­hedra into a three-dimensional framework structure with channels parallel to [001] in which lithium and aluminium cations equally occupy the same position within a distorted trigonal–bipyramidal coordination environment. The title structure is isotypic with LiMgIn(MoO4)3, with the In site becoming an Mg site and the fully occupied Li site a statistically occupied Li/Al site in the title structure. PMID:24426975

  5. Discovery of novel SCD1 inhibitors: 5-alkyl-4,5-dihydro-3H-spiro[1,5-benzoxazepine-2,4'-piperidine] analogs.

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    Uto, Yoshikazu; Ueno, Yuko; Kiyotsuka, Yohei; Miyazawa, Yuriko; Kurata, Hitoshi; Ogata, Tsuneaki; Takagi, Toshiyuki; Wakimoto, Satoko; Ohsumi, Jun

    2011-05-01

    Expansion of the 6-membered ring and subsequent fine-tuning of the newly obtained 7-membered spiropiperidine structure resulted in the discovery of a series of novel and potent SCD1 inhibitors. Preliminary SAR was explored by modifying an alkyl chain on the azepine nitrogen and resulted in the identification of a highly potent SCD1 inhibitor: 6-[5-(cyclopropylmethyl)-4,5-dihydro-1'H,3H-spiro[1,5-benzoxazepine-2,4'-piperidin]-1'-yl]-N-(2-hydroxy-2-pyridin-3-ylethyl)pyridazine-3-carboxamide (9). Compound 9 exhibited an IC(50) value of 0.01 μM against human SCD1.

  6. 21 CFR 73.3122 - 4-[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)azo]-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one.

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    2013-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false 4- -2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one. 73.3122 Section 73.3122 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... exceed the minimum reasonably required to accomplish the intended coloring effect. (2) Authorization...

  7. 21 CFR 73.3122 - 4-[(2,4-dimethylphenyl)azo]-2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one.

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    2012-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 1 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false 4- -2,4-dihydro-5-methyl-2-phenyl-3H-pyrazol-3-one. 73.3122 Section 73.3122 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... exceed the minimum reasonably required to accomplish the intended coloring effect. (2) Authorization...

  8. 3-Benzyl-4-ethyl-1H-1,2,4-triazole-5(4H)-thione

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    Karczmarzyk, Zbigniew; Pitucha, Monika; Wysocki, Waldemar; Pachuta-Stec, Anna; Stańczuk, Andrzej

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C11H13N3S, exists in the 5-thioxo tautomeric form. The benzene ring exhibits disorder with a refined ratio of 0.77 (2):0.23 (2) for components A and B with a common bridgehead C atom. The 1,2,4-triazole ring is essentially planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.002 (3) Å for the benzyl-substituted C atom, and forms dihedral angles of 88.94 (18) and 86.56 (49)° with the benzene rings of components A and B, respectively. The angle between the plane of the ethyl chain and the mean plane of 1,2,4-triazole ring is 88.55 (15)° and this conformation is stabilized by an intra­molecular C—H⋯S contact. In the crystal, pairs of N—H⋯S hydrogen bonds link mol­ecules into inversion dimers. π–π inter­actions are observed between the triazole and benzene rings, with centroid–centroid separations of 3.547 (4) and 3.544 (12) Å for components A and B, and slippages of 0.49 (6) and 0.58 (15) Å, respectively. PMID:23424446

  9. (5Z)-4-bromo-5-(bromomethylene)-3-butyl-2(5H)-furanone reduces corrosion from Desulfotomaculum orientis.

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    Ren, Dacheng; Wood, Thomas K

    2004-05-01

    (5Z)-4-bromo-5-(bromomethylene)-3-butyl-2(5H)-furanone (furanone) from the red marine alga Delisea pulchra was found previously to inhibit the growth, swarming and biofilm formation of Gram-positive bacteria (Ren et al., 2002, Lett Appl Microbiol 34: 293-299). In the present study, the Gram-positive sulphate-reducing bacterium (SRB), Desulfotomaculum orientis, was used to study the inhibition of mild steel corrosion due to the addition of furanone. The weight loss from batch coupon experiments incubated with 40 microg x ml(-1) furanone was reduced fivefold compared with samples that lacked furanone. Analysis of the metal surface with environmental scanning electron microscopy further confirmed the protection afforded by the addition of furanone. In agreement with the corrosion inhibition, most probable number (MPN) analysis showed that 20 and 40 microg x ml(-1) furanone inhibited 58% and 96% of the D. orientis growth respectively. Hence, furanone has the potential to inhibit microbial-induced corrosion related to Gram-positive bacteria.

  10. The relative contributions of CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 to the metabolism of vinorelbine.

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    Topletz, Ariel R; Dennison, Jennifer B; Barbuch, Robert J; Hadden, Chad E; Hall, Stephen D; Renbarger, Jamie L

    2013-09-01

    Vinorelbine is a semisynthetic vinca alkaloid used in the treatment of advanced breast and non-small cell lung cancers. Vincristine, a related vinca alkaloid, is 9-fold more efficiently metabolized by CYP3A5 than by CYP3A4 in vitro. This study quantified the relative contribution of CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 to the metabolism of vinorelbine in vitro using cDNA-expressed human cytochrome P450s (P450s) and human liver microsomes (HLMs). CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 were identified as the P450s capable of oxidizing vinorelbine using a panel of human enzymes and selective P450 inhibitors in HLMs. For CYP3A4 coexpressed with cytochrome b5 (CYP3A4+b5) and CYP3A5+b5, the Michaelis-Menten constants for vinorelbine were 2.6 and 3.6 μM, respectively, but the Vmax of 1.4 pmol/min/pmol was common to both enzymes. In HLMs, the intrinsic clearance of vinorelbine metabolism was highly correlated with CYP3A4 activity, and there was no significant difference in intrinsic clearance between CYP3A5 high and low expressers. When radiolabeled vinorelbine substrate was used, there were clear qualitative differences in metabolite formation fingerprints between CYP3A4+b5 and CYP3A5+b5 as determined by NMR and mass spectrometry analysis. One major metabolite (M2), a didehydro-vinorelbine, was present in both recombinant and microsomal systems but was more abundant in CYP3A4+b5 incubations. We conclude that despite the equivalent efficiency of recombinant CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 in vinorelbine metabolism the polymorphic expression of CYP3A5, as shown by the kinetics with HLMs, may have a minimal effect on systemic clearance of vinorelbine.

  11. Synthesis, characterization, and crystal structure of 2-amino-7-methyl-5-oxo-4-phenyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2- c]pyran-3-carbonitrile

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    Sharma, S.; Banerjee, B.; Brahmachari, G.; Kant, Rajni; Gupta, V. K.

    2015-12-01

    2-Amino-7-methyl-5-oxo-4-phenyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2- c]pyran-3-carbonitrile, C16H12N2O3 is synthesized via one-pot multi-component reaction at room temperature using commercially available urea as inexpensive and environmentally benign organo-catalyst. Its structure is determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction technique The crystals are monoclinic, a = 10.7357(12), b = 8.7774(8), c = 15.0759(16) Å, β = 103.575(11)°, Z = 4, sp. gr. P21/ n, R = 0.0551 for 1696 observed reflections. The crystal structure is stabilized by N-H···N, C-H···O, and C-H···π interactions.

  12. Synthesis, characterization, and crystal structure of 2-amino-7-methyl-5-oxo-4-phenyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2-c] pyran-3-carbonitrile

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    Sharma, S.; Banerjee, B.; Brahmachari, G.; Kant, Rajni; Gupta, V. K.

    2015-12-15

    2-Amino-7-methyl-5-oxo-4-phenyl-4,5-dihydropyrano[3,2-c] pyran-3-carbonitrile, C{sub 16}H{sub 12}N{sub 2}O{sub 3} is synthesized via one-pot multi-component reaction at room temperature using commercially available urea as inexpensive and environmentally benign organo-catalyst. Its structure is determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction technique The crystals are monoclinic, a = 10.7357(12), b = 8.7774(8), c = 15.0759(16) Å, β = 103.575(11)°, Z = 4, sp. gr. P2{sub 1}/n, R = 0.0551 for 1696 observed reflections. The crystal structure is stabilized by N–H···N, C–H···O, and C–H···π interactions.

  13. (H3O)Ca2Zn3.5(PO4)4 and Ba2Cd3(PO4)2(HPO4)2: Syntheses, crystal structures and characterizations of two mixed metal phosphates

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    Chang, Tong-Ying; Hu, Chun-Li; Yan, Dong; Mao, Jiang-Gao

    2017-07-01

    Two new phosphates, non-centrosymmetric (NCS) (H3O)Ca2Zn3.5(PO4)4 and centrosymmetric (CS) Ba2Cd3(PO4)2(HPO4)2 have been prepared by hydrothermal reactions. The single-crystal X-ray structural analyses have shown that they crystallized in space group P-421c and P21/c, respectively·(H3O)Ca2Zn3.5(PO4)4 features a three-dimensional (3D) network structure composed of ZnO4 and PO4 tetrahedra that are interconnected via corner-sharing, forming 1D channels of 6-MRs and 8-MRs which are filled by Ca2+ and H3O+ cations, respectively. Ba2Cd3(PO4)2(HPO4)2 features a layered [Cd3(PO4)2(HPO4)2]4- composed of 1D chain of edge-sharing CdO6 octahedra that are further bridged by PO4 tetrahedra with Ba2+ cations filling the interlayer spaces. Luminescent studies suggest that (H3O)Ca2Zn3.5(PO4)4 emits blue light. Optical diffuse reflectance spectra show the experimental band gaps for (H3O)Ca2Zn3.5(PO4)4 and Ba2Cd3(PO4)2(HPO4)2 are 5.67 eV and 5.68 eV, respectively. The UV cut-off edge of title compounds are around at 218 nm·(H3O)Ca2Zn3.5(PO4)4 exhibits a very weak SHG response.

  14. 40 CFR Appendix A-3 to Part 60 - Test Methods 4 through 5I

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    2012-07-01

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  15. 40 CFR Appendix A-3 to Part 60 - Test Methods 4 through 5I

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    2014-07-01

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  16. Synthesis of 3-Methyl-4-(4-methylbenzoyl)-1-phenyl-pyrazol-5-One: How to Avoid O-Acylation

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    Kurteva, Vanya B.; Petrova, Maria A.

    2015-01-01

    In this laboratory experiment, students synthesize 3-methyl-4-(4-methylbenzoyl)-1-phenyl-pyrazol-5-one by selective C-acylation of 3-methyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-5-one. Calcium hydroxide is used to push the tautomeric equilibrium toward the enol form, to protect the hydroxyl functionality as a complex, to trap the liberated hydrogen chloride, and to…

  17. Synthesis of 3-Methyl-4-(4-methylbenzoyl)-1-phenyl-pyrazol-5-One: How to Avoid O-Acylation

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    Kurteva, Vanya B.; Petrova, Maria A.

    2015-01-01

    In this laboratory experiment, students synthesize 3-methyl-4-(4-methylbenzoyl)-1-phenyl-pyrazol-5-one by selective C-acylation of 3-methyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-5-one. Calcium hydroxide is used to push the tautomeric equilibrium toward the enol form, to protect the hydroxyl functionality as a complex, to trap the liberated hydrogen chloride, and to…

  18. Comparison of N-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzylidene)naphthalen-1-amine and its reduction product N-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl)naphthalen-1-amine.

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    Garay, Alexander; Abonía, Rodrigo; Cobo, Justo; Glidewell, Christopher

    2014-02-01

    The molecules in (E)-N-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzylidene)naphthalen-1-amine, C20H19NO3, (I), and its reduction product N-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl)naphthalen-1-amine, C20H21NO3, (II), are both conformationally chiral, but (I) crystallizes in a centrosymmetric space group, while (II) crystallizes with just one conformational enantiomer in each crystal. A combination of two C-H···O hydrogen bonds links the molecules of (I) into sheets containing a single type of R(6)(6)(44) ring, and these sheets are linked into a continuous three-dimensional array by a single π-π stacking interaction. The molecules of (II) are linked into complex sheets by a combination of N-H···O, C-H···O and C-H···π(arene) hydrogen bonds.

  19. Biodegradation of the Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine Ring Cleavage Product 4-Nitro-2,4-Diazabutanal by Phanerochaete chrysosporium

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    Fournier, Diane; Halasz, Annamaria; Spain, Jim; Spanggord, Ronald J.; Bottaro, Jeffrey C.; Hawari, Jalal

    2004-01-01

    Initial denitration of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) by Rhodococcus sp. strain DN22 produces CO2 and the dead-end product 4-nitro-2,4-diazabutanal (NDAB), OHCNHCH2NHNO2, in high yield. Here we describe experiments to determine the biodegradability of NDAB in liquid culture and soils containing Phanerochaete chrysosporium. A soil sample taken from an ammunition plant contained RDX (342 μmol kg−1), HMX (octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine; 3,057 μmol kg−1), MNX (hexahydro-1-nitroso-3,5-dinitro-1,3,5-triazine; 155 μmol kg−1), and traces of NDAB (3.8 μmol kg−1). The detection of the last in real soil provided the first experimental evidence for the occurrence of natural attenuation that involved ring cleavage of RDX. When we incubated the soil with strain DN22, both RDX and MNX (but not HMX) degraded and produced NDAB (388 ± 22 μmol kg−1) in 5 days. Subsequent incubation of the soil with the fungus led to the removal of NDAB, with the liberation of nitrous oxide (N2O). In cultures with the fungus alone NDAB degraded to give a stoichiometric amount of N2O. To determine C stoichiometry, we first generated [14C]NDAB in situ by incubating [14C]RDX with strain DN22, followed by incubation with the fungus. The production of 14CO2 increased from 30 (DN22 only) to 76% (fungus). Experiments with pure enzymes revealed that manganese-dependent peroxidase rather than lignin peroxidase was responsible for NDAB degradation. The detection of NDAB in contaminated soil and its effective mineralization by the fungus P. chrysosporium may constitute the basis for the development of bioremediation technologies. PMID:14766596

  20. Synthesis of 3-amino-6-methyl-5-ethoxycarbonyl-4,7-dihydrothieno(2,3-b)pyridine derivatives

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    Krauze, A.A.; Liepin'sh, E.E.; Pelcher, Yu.E.; Dubur, G.Ya.

    1987-07-01

    The alkylation of piperidinium salts of substituted 1,4-dihydropyridine-2-thiols with chloroacetonitrile or iodoacetamide gave 2-cyanomethylthio- and 2-carbamoylmethylthio-substituted 6-methyl-4-acryl(pyridyl)-5-ethoxycarbonyl-3-cyano-1,4-dihydropyridines, which undergo intramolecular cyclization in basic media to give 3-amino-6-methyl-4-aryl(pyridyl)-5-ethoxycarbonyl-2-cyano(carbamoyl)-4,7-dihydrothieno(2,3-b)pyridines.

  1. Lattice Mn3+ Behaviors in Li4Ti5O12/LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 Full Cells

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    Zheng, Jianming; Xiao, Jie; Nie, Zimin; Zhang, Jiguang

    2013-05-28

    High voltage spinels LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 (LNMO) with different contents of residual Mn3+ ions have been evaluated in full cells using Li4Ti5O12 (LTO) as standard anode. Greatly improved cycling stability has been observed for all spinels in LTO-limited full cell, compared with those in LNMO-limited ones, while the underlying mechanisms are quite different. It has been discovered that the participation of active Mn3+ in the extended cycling and thus its observable contribution to Li+ diffusion kinetics depend on the limiting electrode and the sufficiency of Li+ ions. Potential Mn dissolution has also been discussed to identify the key factors that need to be considered to construct full cells employing high voltage spinel as the cathode.

  2. Alum Catalyzed Simple, Efficient, and Green Synthesis of 2-[3-Amino-5-methyl-5-(pyridin-3-yl)-1,5-dihydro-4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-yl]propanoic Acid Derivatives in Aqueous Media

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    Sachdeva, Harshita; Dwivedi, Diksha; Saroj, Rekha

    2013-01-01

    Alum (KAl(SO4)2·12H2O) is an inexpensive, efficient, and nontoxic catalyst used for the synthesis of 2-[3-amino-5-methyl-5-(pyridin-3-yl)-1,5-dihydro-4H-1,2,4-triazol-4-yl]propanoic acid derivatives in aqueous media by the reaction of 3-acetyl pyridine (1), amino acids (2)/(6), and thiosemicarbazide (4) at 80°C. This methodology offers significant improvements for the synthesis of products with regards to the yield of products, simplicity in operation, and green aspects by avoiding toxic catalysts which uphold the motto of green chemistry. Synthesized compounds have been characterized by FT-IR, 13C NMR, and 1HNMR spectroscopy. PMID:24288503

  3. Thermoacoustic engine simulations with lattice Boltzmann CFD. Tasks 3, 4 and 5 progress report

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    1995-02-06

    Advanced Projects Research Incorporated has completed tasks number 3, 4 and 5 of the specified tasks in the LANL subcontract. Task 3 required measurement of the acoustic attenuation for various thermoacoustic conditions and Task 4 involved the analysis of the energy transfer mechanisms for the geometries of Task 3. Finally, Task 5 specified that simulations of thermoacoustic engine configurations used at LANL were to be performed. Discussion of all 3 task results is presented.

  4. Ethyl 6-methyl-4-[2-(4,4,5,5-tetra-methyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)thio-phen-3-yl]-2-thioxo-1,2,3,4-tetra-hydro-pyrimidine-5-carboxyl-ate.

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    Decken, Andreas; Zamora, Matthew T; Duguay, Dominique R; Vogels, Christopher M; Westcott, Stephen A

    2008-04-26

    A new Biginelli compound, C(18)H(25)BN(2)O(4)S(2), containing a boronate ester group was synthesized from a lithium bromide-catalysed reaction. The compound crystallizes with two independent mol-ecules in the asymmetric unit that differ mainly in the conformation of the ester functionality. The crystal structure is stabilized by inter-molecular N-H⋯O and N-H⋯S hydrogen bonds involving the 3,4-dihydro-pyrimidine-2(1H)-thione NH groups as donors and the carbonyl O and thio-phene S atoms as acceptors.

  5. 3-Amino-2-carbamoyl-4,6-diphenyl-4,5- and -4,7-dihydrothieno-(2,3-b)pyridines

    SciTech Connect

    Krauze, A.A.; Liepin'sh, E.E.; Dubur, G.Ya.

    1987-10-01

    The treatment of piperidinium salts of 3-cyano-1,4-dihydropyridine-2-thiols with alkyl halides leads to 2-alkylthio-3-cyano-1,4-dihydropyridines. The authors have shown that alkylation of the piperidinium salt of 4,6-diphenyl-3-cyano-1,4-dihydropyridine-2-thiol with iodoacetamide gives carbamoylmethylthio derivative II, which, by the action of an equimolar amount of a base with heating to 50-60/sup 0/C, gives a mixture of 3-amino-2-carbamoyl-4,6-diphenyl-4,7-dihydrothieno(2,3-b)pyridine and 3-amino-2-carbamoyl-4,6-diphenyl-4,5-dihydrothieno(2,3-b)-pyridine in a ratio of 1:1. In the presence of excess base the principal product is IV. It was established by PMR spectroscopy that dihydropyridine II initially undergoes cyclization to 4,7-dihydrothienopyridine III, which then undergoes isomerization to 4,5-dihydrothienopyridine IV. Acidification of a solution of IV in d/sub 6/-DMSO gives rise to reverse isomerization.

  6. Developmental toxicity of PCB 126 (3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl) in nestling American kestrels (Falco sparverius)

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    Hoffman, D.J.; Melancon, M.J.; Klein, P.N.; Rice, C.P.; Eisemann, J.D.; Hines, R.K.; Spann, J.W.; Pendleton, G.W.

    1996-01-01

    Planar PCB congeners are embryotoxic and teratogenic to birds including American kestrels. The developmental toxicity of 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126) was studied in the post-hatching kestrel as a model for the eagle. Nestlings were orally dosed for 10 days with 5 ul/g body weight of corn oil (controls) or the planar PCB 126 at concentrations of 50, 250, or 1000 ng/g body weight. Dosing with 50 ng/g of PCB 126 resulted in a hepatic concentration of 156 ng/g w.w., liver enlargement and mild coagulative necrosis, and over ten-fold increases in hepatic microsomal ethoxyresorufin-O-dealkylase (EROD) and benzyloxyresorufin-O-dealkylase (BROD), and approximately a 5-fold increase in methoxyresorufin-O-dealkylase (MROD). At this dose, mild to moderate lymphoid depletion of the spleen was apparent, and decreased follicle size and content of the thyroid. At 250 ng/g, concentration of PCB 126 in the liver was 380 ng/g with increasing multifocal coagulative necrosis, decreased bone growth, decreased spleen weight with lymphocyte depletion of the spleen and bursa, and degenerative lesions of the thyroid. At 1000 ng/g, the liver concentration was 1098 ng/g, accompanied by decreased bursa weight, decreased hepatic thiol concentration and increased plasma enzyme activities (ALT, AST, and LDH-L) in addition to the previous effects. Highly significant positive correlations were noted between liver concentrations of PCB 126 and the ratio of oxidized to reduced glutathone. These findings indicate that nestling kestrels are more susceptible to PCB 126 toxicity than adults, but less sensitive than embryos, and that planar PCBs are of potential hazard to nestling birds.

  7. Synthesis of 3,5,3',4'-tetrahydroxy-trans-stilbene-4'-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside by glucosyltransferases from Phytolacca americana.

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    Iwakiri, Tomoya; Imai, Hiroya; Hamada, Hiroki; Nakayama, Toru; Ozaki, Shin-ichi

    2013-01-01

    Two glucosyltransferase isozymes from Phytolacca americana, PaGT3 and PaGT2, catalyzed stereo- and regio-selective monoglucosylation of 3,5,3',4'-tetrahydroxy-trans-stilbene to yield 3,5,3',4'-tetrahydroxy-trans-stilbene-4'-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside.

  8. A new calmodulin-binding motif for inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate 3-kinase regulation.

    PubMed

    Franco-Echevarría, Elsa; Baños-Sanz, Jose I; Monterroso, Begoña; Round, Adam; Sanz-Aparicio, Julia; González, Beatriz

    2014-11-01

    IP3-3K [Ins(1,4,5)P3 3-kinase] is a key enzyme that catalyses the synthesis of Ins(1,3,4,5)P4, using Ins(1,4,5)P3 and ATP as substrates. Both inositides, substrate and product, present crucial roles in the cell. Ins(1,4,5)P3 is a key point in Ca2+ metabolism that promotes Ca2+ release from intracellular stores and together with Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 regulates Ca2+ homoeostasis. In addition, Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 is involved in immune cell development. It has been proved that Ca2+/CaM (calmodulin) regulates the activity of IP3-3K, via direct interaction between both enzymes. Although we have extensive structural knowledge of the kinase domains of the three IP3-3K isoforms, no structural information is available about the interaction between IP3-3K and Ca2+/CaM. In the present paper we describe the crystal structure of the complex between human Ca2+/CaM and the CaM-binding region of human IP3-3K isoform A (residues 158-183) and propose a model for a complex including the kinase domain. The structure obtained allowed us to identify all of the key residues involved in the interaction, which have been evaluated by site-directed mutagenesis, pull-down and fluorescence anisotropy experiments. The results allowed the identification of a new CaM-binding motif, expanding our knowledge about how CaM interacts with its partners.

  9. Expression machinery of GM4: the excess amounts of GM3/GM4S synthase (ST3GAL5) are necessary for GM4 synthesis in mammalian cells.

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    Uemura, Satoshi; Go, Shinji; Shishido, Fumi; Inokuchi, Jin-ichi

    2014-02-01

    The ganglioside GM4 is a sialic acid-containing glycosphingolipid mainly expressed in mammalian brain and erythrocytes. GM4 is synthesized by the sialylation of galactosylceramide (GalCer), while the ganglioside GM3 is synthesized by the sialylation of lactosylceramide (LacCer). Recently, the enzyme GM3 synthase was found to be responsible for the synthesis of GM4 in vitro and in vivo, yet the mechanism behind GM4 expression in cells remains unclear. In this study, we attempted to establish GM4-reconstituted cells to reveal the regulation of GM4 synthesis. Interestingly, GM4 was not detected in RPMI 1846 cells expressing LacCer, GalCer, and GM3. Similarly, GM4 was not detected in CHO-K1 cells, even when such cells expressing LacCer and GM3 were stably transfected with the GalCer synthase (GalCerS) gene. GM4 became detectable only when the GM3/GM4 synthase (GM3/GM4S, ST3GAL5) gene was overexpressed in either RPMI 1846 or CHO-K1/GalCerS cells. A mutant of the B16 melanoma cell line, GM-95, lacks GlcCer and LacCer, due to an absence of GlcCer synthase, but carries endogenous LacCer synthase and GM3/GM4S. GalCer became detectable after transfection of GalCerS into GM95 cells, but the GM95/GalCerS reconstituted cells did not express GM4, indicating that competition between the substrates LacCer and GalCer for GM3/GM4S does not cause the failure of GM4 synthesis. These results suggest that the expression machinery of GM4 under physiological conditions is independent from that of GM3.

  10. 40 CFR Appendix A-3 to Part 60 - Test Methods 4 through 5I

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    2013-07-01

    ... traverse, and calculate the average stack gas temperature. Next, determine the moisture percentage, either... difference in weight to the nearest 0.5 g. Determine the increase in weight of the silica gel (or silica gel... Difference Figure 4-5. Analytical Data—Reference Method Pt. 60, App. A-3, Meth. 5 Method 5—Determination...

  11. Ligand design, synthesis and biological anti-HCV evaluations for genotypes 1b and 4a of certain 4-(3- & 4-[3-(3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxyphenyl)-propylamino]phenyl) butyric acids and 3-(3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxyphenyl)-propylamino-acetamidobenzoic acid esters.

    PubMed

    Ismail, Mohamed Abdel Hamid; Abouzid, Khaled A M; Mohamed, Nasser Saad; Dokla, Eman Mahmoud Elawady

    2013-12-01

    4-(4-[N-1-carboxy-3-(3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-oxo-propylamino]phenyl)-4-oxo-butyric acid (V), 4-(3- & 4-[N-1-carboxy-3-(3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxyphenyl)-3-oxo-propylaminophenyl]-2-aryl-4-oxo-butyric acids (Xa-e) and 4-(2-alkyl-2-[N-3-(3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-carboxy-3-oxo-propylamino]acetamido) benzoate esters (XVa-e) were designed, synthesized and biologically evaluated as anti-HCV for genotypes 1b and 4a. The design was based on their docking scores with HCV NS3/4A protease-binding site of the genotype 1b (1W3C), which is conserved in the genotype 4a structure. The docking scores predicted that most of these molecules have higher affinity to the HCV NS3/4A enzyme more than Indoline lead. These compounds were synthesized and evaluated for their cytopathic inhibitory activity against RAW HCV cell cultures of genotype 4a and also examined against Huh 5-2 HCV cell culture of genotype 1b, utilizing Luciferase and MTS assays. Compounds Xa and Xb have 95 and 80% of the activity of Ribavirin against genotype 4a and compounds XVa, XVb and XVd exerted high percentage inhibitory activity against genotype 1b equal 87.7, 84.3 and 82.8%, respectively, with low EC50 doses.

  12. Nucleosides of 4-methylthio-1,2,3-triazol-5-yl-carboxylic acid derivatives

    SciTech Connect

    Shingarova, I.D.; Yartseva, I.V.; Preobrazhenskaya, M.N.

    1987-08-01

    2-..beta..-D-Ribofuranosyl-4-methylthio-5-methoxycarbonyl-1,2,3-triazole was obtained by fusing 4-methylthio-5-methoxycarbonyl-1,2,3-triazole together with tetraacyl-D-ribofuranose, followed by deacylation, and its amide and hydrazide were prepared. The structures of the new nucleosides were established by converting them into known 2-nucleosides of 1,2,3-triazol-4-yl-carboxylic acid derivatives. By comparing PMR spectra with previously reported PMR spectra for the isomeric 1- and 2-nucleosides of 1,2,3-triazol-4-yl-carboxylic acid derivatives, the synthesized nucleosides could be assigned to 2-substituted triazoles.

  13. Bis(5-amino-3-carb­oxy-1H-1,2,4-triazol-4-ium) dihydrogenphosphate nitrate 5-amino-1H-1,2,4-triazol-4-ium-3-carboxyl­ate

    PubMed Central

    Berrah, Fadila; Bouchene, Rafika; Bouacida, Sofiane; Daran, Jean-Claude

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, 2C3H5N4O2 +·H2PO4 −·NO3 −·C3H4N4O2, three independent 5-amino-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-carb­oxy­lic acid moieties are observed. Two are in the form of cations, while the third is in the zwitterionic form. The triazole rings in the two cations are almost coplanar, making an angle of 4.11 (7)°. Layers parallel to the (20-1) plane, resulting from hydrogen bonding of the organic mol­ecules and the nitrate anions, are linked via H2PO4 − infinite zigzag chains running parallel to the c axis. The crystal studied was an inversion twin, with refined components of 0.33 (7) and 0.67 (7). PMID:22590233

  14. Regulation of cerebellar Ins(1,4,5)P3 receptor by interaction between Ins(1,4,5)P3 and Ca2+.

    PubMed

    Coquil, J F; Picard, L; Mauger, J P

    1999-08-01

    We have characterized in detail the Ca(2+)-dependent inhibition of [(3)H]Ins(1,4,5)P(3) ([(3)H]InsP(3)) binding to sheep cerebellar microsomes, over a short duration (3 s), with the use of a perfusion protocol. This procedure prevented artifacts previously identified in studies of this Ca(2+) effect. In a cytosol-like medium at pH 7.1 and 20 degrees C, a maximal inhibition of approx. 50% was measured. Both inhibition and its reversal were complete within 3 s. Ca(2+) decreased the affinity of the receptor for InsP(3) by approx. 50% (K(d) 146+/-24 nM at pCa 9 and 321+/-56 nM at pCa 5.3), without changing the total number of binding sites. Conversely, increasing the [(3)H]InsP(3) concentration from 30 to 400 nM tripled the IC(50) for Ca(2+) and decreased the maximal inhibition by 63%. This is similar to a partial competitive inhibition between InsP(3) binding and inhibitory Ca(2+) binding and is consistent with InsP(3) and Ca(2+) converting InsP(3) receptor into two different states with different affinities for these ligands. Mn(2+) and Sr(2+) also inhibited [(3)H]InsP(3) binding but were respectively only 1/10 and 1/200 as effective as Ca(2+). No inhibition was observed with Ba(2+). This selectivity is the same as that previously reported for the inhibitory Ca(2+) site of InsP(3)-induced Ca(2+) flux, suggesting that the same site is used by Ca(2+) to convert cerebellar InsP(3) receptor to a low-affinity state and to inhibit its channel activity. Our results also suggest a mechanism by which InsP(3) counteracts this Ca(2+)-dependent inhibition.

  15. Regulation of cerebellar Ins(1,4,5)P3 receptor by interaction between Ins(1,4,5)P3 and Ca2+.

    PubMed Central

    Coquil, J F; Picard, L; Mauger, J P

    1999-01-01

    We have characterized in detail the Ca(2+)-dependent inhibition of [(3)H]Ins(1,4,5)P(3) ([(3)H]InsP(3)) binding to sheep cerebellar microsomes, over a short duration (3 s), with the use of a perfusion protocol. This procedure prevented artifacts previously identified in studies of this Ca(2+) effect. In a cytosol-like medium at pH 7.1 and 20 degrees C, a maximal inhibition of approx. 50% was measured. Both inhibition and its reversal were complete within 3 s. Ca(2+) decreased the affinity of the receptor for InsP(3) by approx. 50% (K(d) 146+/-24 nM at pCa 9 and 321+/-56 nM at pCa 5.3), without changing the total number of binding sites. Conversely, increasing the [(3)H]InsP(3) concentration from 30 to 400 nM tripled the IC(50) for Ca(2+) and decreased the maximal inhibition by 63%. This is similar to a partial competitive inhibition between InsP(3) binding and inhibitory Ca(2+) binding and is consistent with InsP(3) and Ca(2+) converting InsP(3) receptor into two different states with different affinities for these ligands. Mn(2+) and Sr(2+) also inhibited [(3)H]InsP(3) binding but were respectively only 1/10 and 1/200 as effective as Ca(2+). No inhibition was observed with Ba(2+). This selectivity is the same as that previously reported for the inhibitory Ca(2+) site of InsP(3)-induced Ca(2+) flux, suggesting that the same site is used by Ca(2+) to convert cerebellar InsP(3) receptor to a low-affinity state and to inhibit its channel activity. Our results also suggest a mechanism by which InsP(3) counteracts this Ca(2+)-dependent inhibition. PMID:10417334

  16. Design, synthesis and antibacterial potential of 5-(benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)-3-tert-butyl-1-substituted-4,5-dihydropyrazoles

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    El-Behairy, Mohammed F.; Mazeed, Tarek E.; El-Azzouny, Aida A.; Aboul-Enein, Mohamed N.

    2014-01-01

    A series of 5-(benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl)-3-tert-butyl-1-substituted-4,5-dihydropyrazole derivatives 4a–e and 6a–g have been synthesized and spectrally characterized. The antibacterial activity of the novel candidates has been screened using the agar diffusion test. These compounds were endowed with high antibacterial activity against different Gram +ve and Gram −ve bacteria when compared with standard antibacterial drugs. In the light of zone of inhibition and MIC results, Sarcina and Staphylococcus aureus are the most sensitive bacteria where pyrrolidinomethanone derivative 4e showed MICs at 80 and 110 nM, respectively. While hydroxypiperidinoethanone derivative 6c showed MIC at 90 nM for Sarcina. PMID:25972742

  17. [Protein-protein interactions of cytochromes P450 3A4 and 3A5 with their intermediate redox partners cytochromes b5].

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    Gnedenko, O V; Ivanov, A S; Iablokov, E O; Usanov, S A; Mukha, D V; Sergeev, G V; Kuzikov, A V; Moskaleva, N E; Bulko, T V; Shumiantseva, V V; Archakov, A I

    2014-01-01

    Molecular interactions between proteins redox partners (cytochromes P450 3A4, 3A5 and cytochrome b5) within the monooxygenase system, which is known to be involved in drug biotransformation, were investigated. Human cytochromes P450 3A4 and 3A5 (CYP3A4 and CYP3A5) form complexes with various cytochromes b5: the microsomal (b5mc) and mitochondrial (b5om) forms of this protein, as well as with 2 "chimeric" proteins, b5(om-mc), b5(mc-om). Kinetic constants and equilibrium dissociation constants were determined by the SPR biosensor. Essential distinction between CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 was only observed upon their interactions with cytochrome b5om. Electroanalytical characteristics of electrodes with immobilized hemoproteins were obtained. The electrochemical analysis of CYP3A4, CYP3A5, b5mc, b5om, b5(om-mc), and b5(mc-om) immobilized on screen printed graphite electrodes modified with membranous matrix revealed that these proteins have very close reduction potentials -0.435 - -0.350 V (vs. Ag/AgCl). Cytochrome b5mc was shown to be capable of stimulating the electrocatalytic activity of CYP3A4 to testosterone.

  18. [Protein-protein interactions of cytochromes P450 3A4 and 3A5 with their intermediate redox partners cytochromes b5].

    PubMed

    Gnedenko, O V; Ivanov, A S; Yablokov, E O; Usanov, S A; Mukha, D V; Sergeev, G V; Kuzikov, A V; Bulko, T V; Moskaleva, N E; Shumyantseva, V V; Archakov, A I

    2015-01-01

    Molecular interactions between proteins redox partners (cytochromes Р450 3А4, 3А5 and cytochrome b5) within the monooxygenase system, which is known to be involved in drug biotransformation, were investigated. Human cytochromes Р450 3А4 and 3А5 (CYP3A4 and CYP3A5) form complexes with various cytochromes b5: the microsomal (b5mc) and mitochondrial (b5om) forms of this protein, as well as with 2 "chimeric" proteins, b5(om-mc), b5(mc-om). Kinetic constants and equilibrium dissociation constants were determined by the SPR biosensor. Essential distinction between CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 was only observed upon their interactions with cytochrome b5om. Electroanalytical characteristics of electrodes with immobilized hemoproteins were obtained. The electrochemical analysis of CYP3A4, CYP3A5, b5mc, b5om, b5(om-mc), and b5(mc-om) immobilized on screen printed graphite electrodes modified with membranous matrix revealed that these proteins have very close reduction potentials -0.435  -0.350 V (vs. Ag/AgCl). Cytochrome b5mc was shown to be capable of stimulating the electrocatalytic activity of CYP3A4 in the presence of its substrate testosterone.

  19. Qatar Exoplanet Survey : Qatar-3b, Qatar-4b, and Qatar-5b

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    Alsubai, Khalid; Mislis, Dimitris; Tsvetanov, Zlatan I.; Latham, David W.; Bieryla, Allyson; Buchhave, Lars A.; Esquerdo, Gilbert A.; Bramich, D. M.; Pyrzas, Stylianos; Vilchez, Nicolas P. E.; Mancini, Luigi; Southworth, John; Evans, Daniel F.; Henning, Thomas; Ciceri, Simona

    2017-04-01

    We report the discovery of Qatar-3b, Qatar-4b, and Qatar-5b, three new transiting planets identified by the Qatar Exoplanet Survey. The three planets belong to the hot Jupiter family, with orbital periods of {P}{{Q}3{{b}}} = 2.50792 days, {P}{{Q}4{{b}}} = 1.80539 days, and {P}{{Q}5{{b}}} = 2.87923 days. Follow-up spectroscopic observations reveal the masses of the planets to be {M}{{Q}3{{b}}} = 4.31 ± 0.47 {M}{{J}}, {M}{{Q}4{{b}}} = 6.10 ± 0.54 {M}{{J}}, and {M}{{Q}5{{b}}} = 4.32 ± 0.18 {M}{{J}}, while model fits to the transit light curves yield radii of {R}{{Q}3{{b}}} = 1.096 ± 0.14 {R}{{J}}, {R}{{Q}4{{b}}} = 1.135 ± 0.11 {R}{{J}}, and {R}{{Q}5{{b}}} = 1.107 ± 0.064 {R}{{J}}. The host stars are low-mass main sequence stars with masses and radii M Q3 = 1.145 ± 0.064 M ⊙, M Q4 = 0.896 ± 0.048 M ⊙, M Q5 = 1.128 ± 0.056 M ⊙ and R Q3 = 1.272 ± 0.14 R ⊙, R Q4 = 0.849 ± 0.063 R ⊙, and R Q5 = 1.076 ± 0.051 R ⊙ for Qatar-3, 4, and 5 respectively. The V magnitudes of the three host stars are V Q3 = 12.88, V Q4 = 13.60, and V Q5 = 12.82. All three new planets can be classified as heavy hot Jupiters (M > 4 M J).

  20. Synaptic PI(3,4,5)P3 is required for Syntaxin1A clustering and neurotransmitter release.

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    Khuong, Thang Manh; Habets, Ron L P; Kuenen, Sabine; Witkowska, Agata; Kasprowicz, Jaroslaw; Swerts, Jef; Jahn, Reinhard; van den Bogaart, Geert; Verstreken, Patrik

    2013-03-20

    PI(3,4,5)P3 is a low-abundance lipid thought to play a role in the regulation of synaptic activity; however, the mechanism remains obscure. We have constructed novel split Venus-based probes and used superresolution imaging to localize PI(3,4,5)P3 at Drosophila larval neuromuscular synapses. We find the lipid in membrane domains at neurotransmitter release sites, where it concentrates with Syntaxin1A, a protein essential for vesicle fusion. Reducing PI(3,4,5)P3 availability disperses Syntaxin1A clusters and increasing PI(3,4,5)P3 levels rescues this defect. In artificial giant unilamellar vesicles, PI(3,4,5)P3 also induces Syntaxin1A domain formation and this clustering, in vitro and in vivo, is dependent on positively charged residues in the Syntaxin1A-juxtamembrane domain. Functionally, reduced PI(3,4,5)P3 causes temperature-sensitive paralysis and reduced neurotransmitter release, a phenotype also seen in animals expressing a Syntaxin1A with a mutated juxtamembrane domain. Thus, our data indicate that PI(3,4,5)P3, based on electrostatic interactions, clusters Syntaxin1A at release sites to regulate neurotransmitter release.

  1. Vaccine protection of poultry against H5 clade 2.3.4.4 highly pathogenic avian influenza

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    Following the 2014-2015 outbreaks of H5N2 and H5N8 (clade 2.3.4.4) highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the U.S., studies were performed to identify vaccines with potential to be used as a control mechanism in the event of future outbreaks. We tested both inactivated and recombinant vaccine...

  2. Relaxant mechanisms of 3, 5, 7, 3', 4'-pentamethoxyflavone on isolated human cavernosum.

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    Jansakul, Chaweewan; Tachanaparuksa, Kuldej; Mulvany, Michael J; Sukpondma, Youwapa

    2012-09-15

    We have investigated effects and mechanisms responsible for the activity of 3, 5, 7, 3', 4'-pentamethoxyflavone (PMF) on isolated human cavernosum. PMF is the major flavone isolated from Kaempferia parviflora claimed to act as an aphrodisiac. PMF caused relaxation of phenylephrine precontracted human cavernosal strips, and this effect was slightly inhibited by N(G)-nitro-l-arginine, a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor, but not by ODQ (soluble guanylate cyclase inhibitor), TEA (tetraethylammonium, blocker of voltage-dependent K(+) channels) or glybenclamide (blocker of ATP-dependent K(+) channels). PMF did not significantly inhibit the relaxant activity of glyceryltrinitrate or acetylcholine on human cavernosal strips precontracted with phenylephrine. In contrast, sildenafil (phosphodiesterase inhibitor) potentiated the relaxant activity of glyceryl trinitrate but not of acetylcholine. In normal Krebs solution with nifedipine (blocker of l-type Ca(2+) channels), or in Ca(2+)-free Krebs solution, PMF caused a further inhibition of human cavernosum contracted with phenylephrine. In human cavernosum treated with thapsigargin (inhibitor of sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca(2+)-ATPase) in Ca(2+)-free medium, PMF suppressed the concentration-response curve of human cavernosum to phenylephrine and a further suppression was found when SKF-96365 (a blocker of store-operated Ca(2+) channels and Y-27632 (inhibitor of Rho-kinase)), but not nifedipine, were added sequentially. Thus, PMF had only a weak effect on the release of nitric oxide, and had no effect as a K(ATP)- or K(Ca) channel opener, a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, a store-operated Ca(2+) channel blocker or a Rho-kinase inhibitor. Therefore, these studies suggest that PMF causes relaxation of human cavernosum through voltage-dependent Ca(2+) channels and other mechanisms associated with calcium mobilization. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  3. Evolution, global spread, and pathogenicity of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5Nx clade 2.3.4.4.

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    Lee, Dong-Hun; Bertran, Kateri; Kwon, Jung-Hoon; Swayne, David E

    2017-08-31

    Novel subtypes of Asian-origin (Goose/Guangdong lineage) H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses belonging to clade 2.3.4, such as H5N2, H5N5, H5N6, and H5N8, have been identified in China since 2008 and have since evolved into four genetically distinct clade 2.3.4.4 groups (A-D). Since 2014, HPAI clade 2.3.4.4 viruses have spread rapidly via migratory wild aquatic birds and have evolved through reassortment with prevailing local low pathogenicity avian influenza viruses. Group A H5N8 viruses and its reassortant viruses caused outbreaks in wide geographic regions (Asia, Europe, and North America) during 2014-2015. Novel reassortant Group B H5N8 viruses caused outbreaks in Asia, Europe, and Africa during 2016-2017. Novel reassortant Group C H5N6 viruses caused outbreaks in Korea and Japan during the 2016-2017 winter season. Group D H5N6 viruses caused outbreaks in China and Vietnam. A wide range of avian species, including wild and domestic waterfowl, domestic poultry, and even zoo birds, seem to be permissive for infection by and/or transmission of clade 2.3.4.4 HPAI viruses. Further, compared to previous H5N1 HPAI viruses, these reassortant viruses show altered pathogenicity in birds. In this review, we discuss the evolution, global spread, and pathogenicity of H5 clade 2.3.4.4 HPAI viruses.

  4. Synthesis and optical properties of new 5'-aryl-substituted 2,5-bis(3-decyl-2,2'-bithiophen-5-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazoles.

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    Kostyuchenko, Anastasia Sergeevna; Zheleznova, Tatyana Yu; Stasyuk, Anton Jaroslavovich; Kurowska, Aleksandra; Domagala, Wojciech; Pron, Adam; Fisyuk, Alexander S

    2017-01-01

    New photoluminescent donor-acceptor-donor (DAD) molecules, namely 5'-aryl-substituted 2,5-bis(3-decyl-2,2'-bithiophen-5-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazoles were prepared by palladium-catalyzed coupling from readily available compounds such as ethyl 3-decyl-2,2'-bithiophene-5-carboxylate and aryl halides. The obtained compounds feature increasing bathochromic shifts in their emission spectra with increasing aryl-substituent size yielding blue to bluish-green emissions. At the same time, their absorption spectra are almost independent from the identity of the terminal substituent with λmax values ranging from 395 to 405 nm. The observed trends are perfectly predicted by quantum chemical DFT/TDDFT calculations carried out for these new molecules.

  5. Synthesis and optical properties of new 5'-aryl-substituted 2,5-bis(3-decyl-2,2'-bithiophen-5-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazoles

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    Kostyuchenko, Anastasia Sergeevna; Zheleznova, Tatyana Yu; Stasyuk, Anton Jaroslavovich; Kurowska, Aleksandra; Domagala, Wojciech

    2017-01-01

    New photoluminescent donor–acceptor–donor (DAD) molecules, namely 5'-aryl-substituted 2,5-bis(3-decyl-2,2'-bithiophen-5-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazoles were prepared by palladium-catalyzed coupling from readily available compounds such as ethyl 3-decyl-2,2'-bithiophene-5-carboxylate and aryl halides. The obtained compounds feature increasing bathochromic shifts in their emission spectra with increasing aryl-substituent size yielding blue to bluish-green emissions. At the same time, their absorption spectra are almost independent from the identity of the terminal substituent with λmax values ranging from 395 to 405 nm. The observed trends are perfectly predicted by quantum chemical DFT/TDDFT calculations carried out for these new molecules. PMID:28326140

  6. Transparent 4 at% Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 ceramic by reactive spark plasma sintering

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    Kosyanov, D. Yu.; Yavetskiy, R. P.; Vorona, I. O.; Shichalin, O. O.; Papynov, E. K.; Vornovskikh, A. A.; Kuryavyi, V. G.; Vovna, V. I.; Golokhvast, K. S.; Tolmachev, A. V.

    2017-09-01

    Neodymium doped yttrium aluminum garnet 4 at% Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 transparent ceramic was first fabricated by reactive spark plasma sintering using commercially available α-Al2O3, Y2O3, Nd2O3 powders as starting materials. Optimized sintering conditions were included two-steps: 1000 °C/3 min/100 °C min-1 and 1350 °C/5 min/30 °C min-1. 4 at% Nd3+:Y3Al5O12 ceramic had a homogenous microstructure with average grain size of 710 nm, and exhibited over 75 % transmittance in the visible wavelength range.

  7. Biotransformation of 2,2',5,5'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 52) and 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 77) by liver microsomes from four species of sea turtles.

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    Richardson, Kristine L; Schlenk, Daniel

    2011-05-16

    The rates of oxidative metabolism of two tetrachlorobiphenyl congeners were determined in hepatic microsomes from four species of sea turtles, green (Chelonia mydas), olive ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea), loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata). Hydroxylation of 3,3',4,4'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 77), an ortho-meta unsubstituted rodent cytochrome P450 (P450) 1A substrate PCB, was not observed in sea turtle microsomes. Sea turtle microsomes hydroxylated 2,2',5,5'-tetrachlorobiphenyl (PCB 52), a meta-para unsubstituted rodent P450 family 2 substrate PCB, at rates ranging from less than 0.5 to 53 pmol/min/mg protein. The P450 inhibitor ketoconazole inhibited hydroxylation of PCB 52, supporting the role of P450 catalysis. Sea turtle PCB 52 hydroxlyation rates strongly correlated with immunodetected P450 family 2-like and less so with P450 family 3-like hepatic proteins. Testosterone 6β-, 16α-, 16β-hydroxylase activities were also significantly correlated with the expression of these enzymes, indicating that P450 family 2 or P450 family 3 proteins are responsible for PCB hydroxylation in sea turtles. This study indicated species-specific PCB biotransformation in sea turtles and preferential elimination of meta-para unsubstituted PCB congeners over ortho-meta unsubstituted PCB congeners consistent with PCB accumulation patterns observed in tissues of sea turtles.

  8. Matrix isolation and EPR spectroscopy of septet 3,5-difluoropyridyl-2,4,6-trinitrene.

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    Chapyshev, Sergei V; Grote, Dirk; Finke, Christopher; Sander, Wolfram

    2008-09-19

    Septet 3,5-difluoropyridyl-2,4,6-trinitrene along with quintet 2-azido-3,5-difluoropyridyl-4,6-dinitrene, quintet 4-azido-3,5-difluoropyridyl-2,6-dinitrene, triplet 2,6-diazido-3,5-difluoropyridyl-4-nitrene, and triplet 2,4-diazido-3,5-difluoropyridyl-6-nitrene have been obtained by photolysis of 2,4,6-triazido-3,5-difluoropyridine in solid argon at 4 K. The electronic and magnetic properties of the matrix-isolated nitrenes were studied using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy in combination with density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The fine-structure parameters of the nitrenes were determined with high accuracy from computer spectral simulations. All signals in the EPR spectra of the nitrenes randomly oriented in the solid phase were unambiguously assigned on the basis of eigenfield calculations of the Zeeman energy levels and angular dependencies of resonance fields from the direction of the applied magnetic field.

  9. 5. 3/4 VIEW, WEST SIDE. VIEW TO SOUTHSOUTHEAST Milwaukee ...

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    5. 3/4 VIEW, WEST SIDE. VIEW TO SOUTH-SOUTHEAST - Milwaukee Road Railroad Overpass, Spanning Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, & Pacific Railroad Grade (Milwaukee Road) at Orange Street, Missoula, Missoula County, MT

  10. 5. 3/4 VIEW OF WESTERN ARCHES, SHOWING CURVATURE OF VIADUCT. ...

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    5. 3/4 VIEW OF WESTERN ARCHES, SHOWING CURVATURE OF VIADUCT. - Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, Delaware River Viaduct, Spanning Delaware River, north of Portland-Columbia Bridge, Portland, Northampton County, PA

  11. Application of the Novel 5-chloro-2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octafluoro-1-pentyl Chloroformate Derivatizing Agent for the Direct Determination of Highly Polar Water Disinfection Byproducts

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    A novel derivatizing agent, 5-chloro-2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octafluoropentyl chloroformate (ClOFPCF), was synthesized and tested as a reagent for direct water derivatization of highly polar and hydrophilic analytes. Its analytical performance satisfactorily compared to a perfluorinated ...

  12. Application of the Novel 5-chloro-2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octafluoro-1-pentyl Chloroformate Derivatizing Agent for the Direct Determination of Highly Polar Water Disinfection Byproducts

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    A novel derivatizing agent, 5-chloro-2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5-octafluoropentyl chloroformate (ClOFPCF), was synthesized and tested as a reagent for direct water derivatization of highly polar and hydrophilic analytes. Its analytical performance satisfactorily compared to a perfluorinated ...

  13. 2-Methyl-sulfanyl-5,6-dihydro-2H-1,3-dithiolo[4,5-b][1,4]dioxin-2-ium tetra-fluoro-borate.

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    Zhou, Guoquan; Chen, Xinzhi

    2012-04-01

    The title compound, C(6)H(7)O(2)S(3) (+)·BF(4) (-), consists of a planar 2-thioxo-1,3-dithiol-4,5-yl unit [maximum deviation from the ring plane = 0.020 (3) Å], with an ethyl-enedi-oxy group fused at the 4,5-positions; the ethyl-enedi-oxy C atoms are disordered over two positions with site-occupancy factors of 0.5. The 1,4-dioxine ring has a twist-chair conformation. Weak cation-anion S⋯F inter-actions [3.022 (4)-3.095 (4) Å] and an S⋯O [3.247 (4) Å] inter-action are present.

  14. 21 CFR 73.3115 - 2-[[2,5-Diethoxy-4-[(4-methylphenyl)thiol]phenyl]azo]-1,3,5-benzenetriol.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    .... The color additive2-[[2,5-diethoxy-4-[(4-methylphenyl)thio]phenyl]azo]-1,3,5-benzenetriol is formed in situ in soft (hydrophilic) contact lenses. (b) Uses and restrictions. The color additive 2-[[2,5... following restrictions: (1) The quantity of the color additive does not exceed 1.1×10−7 grams in a soft...

  15. (E)-4-(3-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)allyl)-2-methoxyphenol inhibits growth of colon tumors in mice.

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    Zheng, Jie; Park, Mi Hee; Son, Dong Ju; Choi, Min Gi; Choi, Jeong Soon; Nam, Kyung Tak; Kim, Hae Deun; Rodriguez, Kevin; Gann, Benjamin; Ham, Young Wan; Han, Sang Bae; Hong, Jin Tae

    2015-12-08

    In our previous study, we found that (E)-2,4-bis(p-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butenal showed anti-cancer effect, but it showed lack of stability and drug likeness. We have prepared several (E)-2,4-bis(p-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butenal analogues by Heck reaction. We selected two compounds which showed significant inhibitory effect of colon cancer cell growth. Thus, we evaluated the anti-cancer effects and possible mechanisms of one compound (E)-4-(3-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)allyl)-2-methoxyphenol in vitro and in vivo. In this study, we found that (E)-4-(3-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)allyl)-2-methoxyphenol induced apoptotic cell death in a dose dependent manner (0-15 μg/ml) through activation of Fas and death receptor (DR) 3 in HCT116 and SW480 colon cancer cell lines. Moreover, the combination treatment with (E)-4-(3-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)allyl)-2-methoxyphenol and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) inhibitor, phenylarsine oxide (0.1 μM) or signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) inhibitor, Stattic (50 μM) increased the expression of Fas and DR3 more significantly. In addition, (E)-4-(3-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)allyl)-2-methoxyphenol suppressed the DNA binding activity of both STAT3 and NF-κB. Knock down of STAT3 or NF-κB p50 subunit by STAT3 small interfering RNA (siRNA) or p50 siRNA magnified (E)-4-(3-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)allyl)-2-methoxyphenol-induced inhibitory effect on colon cancer cell growth. Besides, the expression of Fas and DR3 was increased in STAT3 siRNA or p50 siRNA transfected cells. Moreover, docking model and pull-down assay showed that (E)-4-(3-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)allyl)-2-methoxyphenol directly bound to STAT3 and NF-κB p50 subunit. Furthermore, (E)-4-(3-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)allyl)-2-methoxyphenol inhibited colon tumor growth in a dose dependent manner (2.5 mg/kg-5 mg/kg) in mice. Therefore, these findings indicated that (E)-4-(3-(3,5-dimethoxyphenyl)allyl)-2-methoxyphenol may be a promising anti-cancer agent for colon cancer with more advanced research.

  16. 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one, a less sensitive explosive

    DOEpatents

    Lee, Kien-Yin; Coburn, Michael D.

    1988-01-01

    A less sensitive explosive, 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one. The compound 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO) has a crystal density of 1.93 g/cm.sup.3 and calculated detonation velocity and pressure equivalent to those of RDX. It can be prepared in high yield from inexpensive starting materials in a safe synthesis. Results from initial small-scale sensitivity tests indicate that NTO is less sensitive than RDX and HMX in all respects. A 4.13 cm diameter, unconfined plate-dent test at 92% of crystal density gave the detonation pressure predicted for NTO by the BKW calculation.

  17. Synthesis and structural characterization of 3,5-dinitro-1,2,4-triazolates.

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    Haiges, R; Bélanger-Chabot, G; Kaplan, S M; Christe, K O

    2015-02-21

    Salts of 3,5-dinitro-1H-1,2,4-triazole, a building block for energetic materials, have been prepared and fully characterized. Most of the studied salts exhibit high thermal stability and very low shock and friction sensitivities. 3,5-Dinitro-1,2,4-triazolates with the nitrogen-rich ammonium, guanidinium, aminoguanidinium, and aminotetrazolium cations are energetic and have potential for energetic material applications. Salts containing alkali, alkali earth metal, and silver cations exhibit coloured emissions upon combustion while salts with large organic cations such as PPh4(+) and (Ph3P)2N(+) are highly insensitive and can be easily crystallized.

  18. Synthesis of Substituted 2,3,5,6-tetraarylbenzo(1,2-b:5,4-b')difurans

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    Abdul-Aziz, Mahmoud; Auping, Judith V.; Meador, Michael A.

    1995-01-01

    A series of substituted 2,3,5,6-tetraarylbenzo(l,2-b:5,4-b')difurans 1 was synthesized. This synthesis is based upon the photocyclization of 2,5-dibenzoylresorcinol dibenzyl ethers to the corresponding tetrahydrobenzo(1,2-b:5,4-b')difurans. Treatment of the photoproducts with methanesulfonyl chloride in pyridine afforded 1 in overall yields ranging from 30-72%. A number of these compounds have high fluorescence quantum yields (of phi(sub f) = 0.76-0.90), and their fluorescence spectra exhibit large solvatochromic shifts. These compounds may be suitable for use as fluorescent probes.

  19. 1-[2-(4-Chloro­phen­yl)-5-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]ethanone

    PubMed Central

    Fun, Hoong-Kun; Arshad, Suhana; Shyma, P. C.; Kalluraya, Balakrishna; Arulmoli, T.

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C16H14ClN3O2, the 2,3-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazole ring [maximum deviation = 0.030 (1) Å] and the pyridine ring [maximum deviation = 0.012 (1) Å] are inclined slightly to one another, making a dihedral angle of 11.91 (5)°. The chloro-substituted phenyl ring is almost perpendicular to the 2,3-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazole and pyridine rings at dihedral angles of 86.86 (5) and 75.26 (5)°, respectively. In the crystal, π–π [centroid–centroid distance = 3.7311 (6) Å] and C—H⋯π inter­actions are observed. PMID:22719656

  20. 4-Methyl-3-(2-phenoxy­acet­yl)-5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazinan-2-one

    PubMed Central

    Zukerman-Schpector, Julio; Sousa Madureira, Lucas; Rodrigues, Alessandro; Vinhato, Elisângela; Olivato, Paulo R.

    2009-01-01

    The 1,3,4-oxadiazinane ring in the title compound, C18H18N2O4, is in a twisted boat conformation. The two carbonyl groups are orientated towards the same side of the mol­ecule. The dihedral angle between the planes of the benzene rings is 76.6 (3)°. Mol­ecules are sustained in the three-dimensional structure by a combination of C—H⋯O, C—H⋯π and π–π [shortest centroid–centroid distance = 3.672 (6) Å] inter­actions. PMID:21582771

  1. Synthesis and monoamine oxidase inhibitory activities of some 3-(4-fluorophenyl)-5-aryl-n-substituted-4,5-dihydro-(1H)-pyrazole-1-carbothioamide derivatives.

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    Koç, G Ş; Tan, O U; Uçar, G; Yildirim, E; Erol, K; Palaska, E

    2014-11-01

    28 new 3-(4-fluorophenyl)-5-aryl-N-substituted-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carbothioamide derivatives were synthesized and evaluated in vitro for their monoamine oxidase (MAO) A and B inhibitory activity and selectivity. The derivatives substituted by halogen on the fifth position of pyrazole ring, inhibited MAO-A enzyme with a high selectivity index. On the other hand, compounds substituted with 2-naphthyl inhibited MAO-B enzyme with a moderate selectivity index. Docking studies were done to highlight the interactions of the most active derivative with the active site of MAO-A. In addition, in vivo antidepressant and anxiolytic activities of the compounds having selective MAO-A inhibitory effects, were investigated by using Porsolt forced swimming and elevated plus-maze tests respectively. 3-(4-Fluorophenyl)-5-(4-chloro-phenyl)-N-allyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carbothio-amide has antidepressant, 3-(4-fluorophenyl)-5-(4-chlorophenyl)-N-methyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carbothioamide and 3-(4-fluoro-phenyl)-5-(4-bromophenyl)-N-ethyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carbothioamide have anxiolytic activity.

  2. Interconversion of inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate to inositol (1,3,4,5)-tetrakisphosphate and (1,3,4)-trisphosphate in permeabilized adrenal glomerulosa cells is calcium-sensitive and ATP-dependent

    SciTech Connect

    Rossier, M.F.; Dentand, I.A.; Lew, P.D.; Capponi, A.M.; Vallotton, M.B.

    1986-08-29

    The metabolism of (/sub 3/H)inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate was followed in permeabilized bovine adrenal glomerulosa cells. At low Ca++ concentration (pCa = 7.2), more than 90% of (/sub 3/H)inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate had disappeared within 2 min, while two other metabolites, (/sub 3/H)inositol (1,3,4)-trisphosphate and (/sub 3/H)inositol (1,3,4,5)-tetrakisphosphate appeared progressively. At higher Ca++ concentrations (pCa = 5.7 and 4.8), the formation of these two metabolites was markedly increased, but completely abolished if the medium was ATP-depleted. The peak levels for the generation of (/sub 3/H)inositol (1,3,4,5)-tetrakisphosphate (1 min) preceded those of (3H)inositol (1,3,4)-trisphosphate and were closely correlated. These results suggest that, in adrenal glomerulosa cells, the isomer inositol (1,3,4)-trisphosphate is generated from inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate via a calcium-sensitive and ATP-dependent phosphorylation/dephosphorylation pathway involving the formation of inositol (1,3,4,5)-tetrakisphosphate.

  3. X-ray emissions in 3d, 4d, and 5d ranges for uranium ions

    SciTech Connect

    Bonnelle, C.; Jonnard, P.; Barre, C.; Giorgi, G.; Bruneau, J.

    1997-05-01

    Radiative decay of nd{sup {minus}1}5f{sup m+1} excited states in UO{sub 2} induced by electron collisions is studied theoretically and experimentally. Energies, transition probabilities, and photoexcitation cross sections for the relevant configurations of U{sup 4+} are calculated by using the multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock method. Experimental observations are made in the 4d range. Direct recombination of the excited 5f electron to the 4d hole and 4d-6p emission in the presence of the spectator excited 5f electron are observed. From the theoretical results, the spectra are simulated and compared to the observed spectra in the three nd regions. The agreement is correct and describes the evolution of the coupling scheme in the nd{sup {minus}1}5f{sup 3} excited states from n=3 to n=5. {copyright} {ital 1997} {ital The American Physical Society}

  4. 2-Sulfanylidene-1,3-dithiolo[4,5-b]naphtho­[2,3-e][1,4]dithiine-5,10-dione

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    Méndez-Rojas, Miguel Angel; Bernès, Sylvain; Pérez-Benítez, Aarón; Romero Zarazúa, María Fernanda; Castellanos-Uribe, Adrián

    2011-01-01

    The title mol­ecule, C13H4O2S5, is folded by 47.83 (6)° along the S⋯S vector of the [1,4]dithiine six-membered ring, with the naphtho­quinone and [1,3]dithiole-2-thione moieties being nearly planar [largest deviations from least-squares planes = 0.028 (2) and 0.016 (1) Å, respectively]. This boat conformation is close to that observed in the analogous compound [Mendez-Rojas et al. (2001). J. Chem. Crystallogr. 31, 17–28] including a 2-oxo group [folding angle: 42.3 (1)° at 213 (2) K]. Both compounds are indeed isomorphous, and the small difference in the folding angle probably results from the involvement of the thioxo group of the title compound in inter­molecular S⋯S contacts [3.5761 (13) Å]. In the crystal structure, mol­ecules are stacked in the [100] direction, with dithiole rings making π–π inter­actions. In a stack, alternating short and long separations are observed between the centroids of dithiole rings, 3.5254 (17) and 4.7010 (18) Å. PMID:22219881

  5. Fused polycyclic compounds via cycloaddition of 4-(1'-cyclohexenyl)-5-iodo-1,2,3-triazoles with 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione: the importance of a sacrificial iodide leaving group.

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    Michaels, Heather A; Simmons, J Tyler; Clark, Ronald J; Zhu, Lei

    2013-05-17

    4-(1'-Cyclohexenyl)-5-iodo-1,2,3-triazole and 4-phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione undergo a formal Diels-Alder reaction, which following an S(N)2' solvolysis process to displace the iodo group affords a fused polycyclic compound.

  6. Design and synthesis of 4-[3,5-dioxo-11-oxa-4,9-diazatricyclo[5.3.1.0(2,6)]undec-4-yl]-2-trifluoromethyl-benzonitriles as androgen receptor antagonists.

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    Xiao, Hai-Yun; Balog, Aaron; Attar, Ricardo M; Fairfax, David; Fleming, Linda B; Holst, Christian L; Martin, Gregory S; Rossiter, Lana M; Chen, Jing; Cvjic, Mary-Ellen; Dell-John, Janet; Geng, Jieping; Gottardis, Marco M; Han, Wen-Ching; Nation, Andrew; Obermeier, Mary; Rizzo, Cheryl A; Schweizer, Liang; Spires, Thomas; Shan, Weifang; Gavai, Ashvinikumar; Salvati, Mark E; Vite, Gregory

    2010-08-01

    A novel series of 4-[3,5-dioxo-11-oxa-4,9-diazatricyclo[5.3.1.0(2,6)]undec-4-yl]-2-trifluoromethyl-benzonitriles has been synthesized. The ability of these compounds to act as antagonists of the androgen receptor was investigated and several were found to have potent activity in vitro and in vivo.

  7. Inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate as a mediator of neuronal death in ischemic hippocampus.

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    Tsubokawa, H; Oguro, K; Robinson, H P; Masuzawa, T; Rhee, T S; Takenawa, T; Kawai, N

    1994-03-01

    Selective death of CA1 pyramidal neurons after transient forebrain ischemia has attracted interest for its possible relation to the pathogenesis of memory deficits and dementia. Using whole cell patch-clamp recording from CA1 pyramidal neurons in hippocampal slices of gerbils after ischemia we studied the intracellular signaling mechanisms related to the phosphoinositide cycle. Intracellular application of an antibody against phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate rescued ischemic neurons from stimulus-induced irreversible depolarization. Furthermore, application of inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate in normal cells caused an irreversible depolarization in response to synaptic input, which mimicked the deterioration of ischemic neurons. Depolarization of both ischemic and normal neurons in the presence of inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate was prevented by the addition of the Ca2+ chelator, 1,2-bis(o-aminophenoxy)ethane-N,N,N',N'-tetra-acetate. Application of antibody against inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate 3-kinase, which blocks formation of inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate, also protected against cell deterioration. Our results suggest that the vulnerability of hippocampal pyramidal neurons following ischemia is caused by a disturbed phosphoinositide cascade, with one metabolite, inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate, playing a key role in the induction of Ca2+ accumulation, which leads to neuronal death.

  8. RELAP5-3D Developmental Assessment: Comparison of Versions 4.3.4i and 4.2.1i

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    Bayless, Paul David

    2015-10-01

    Figures have been generated comparing the parameters used in the developmental assessment of the RELAP5-3D code using versions 4.3.4i and 4.2.1i. The figures, which are the same as those used in Volume III of the RELAP5-3D code manual, compare calculations using the semi-implicit solution scheme with available experiment data. These figures provide a quick, visual indication of how the code predictions changed between these two code versions and can be used to identify cases in which the assessment judgment may need to be changed in Volume III of the code manual. Changes to the assessment judgments made after reviewing all of the assessment cases are also provided.

  9. Conformational Changes in Inositol 1,3,4,5,6-Pentakisphosphate 2-Kinase upon Substrate Binding

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    Baños-Sanz, José Ignacio; Sanz-Aparicio, Julia; Whitfield, Hayley; Hamilton, Chris; Brearley, Charles A.; González, Beatriz

    2012-01-01

    Inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate 2-kinase (IP5 2-K) catalyzes the synthesis of inositol 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexakisphosphate from ATP and IP5. Inositol 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexakisphosphate is implicated in crucial processes such as mRNA export, DNA editing, and phosphorus storage in plants. We previously solved the first structure of an IP5 2-K, which shed light on aspects of substrate recognition. However, failure of IP5 2-K to crystallize in the absence of inositide prompted us to study putative conformational changes upon substrate binding. We have made mutations to residues on a region of the protein that produces a clasp over the active site. A W129A mutant allowed us to capture IP5 2-K in its different conformations by crystallography. Thus, the IP5 2-K apo-form structure displays an open conformation, whereas the nucleotide-bound form shows a half-closed conformation, in contrast to the inositide-bound form obtained previously in a closed conformation. Both nucleotide and inositide binding produce large conformational changes that can be understood as two rigid domain movements, although local changes were also observed. Changes in intrinsic fluorescence upon nucleotide and inositide binding are in agreement with the crystallographic findings. Our work suggests that the clasp might be involved in enzyme kinetics, with the N-terminal lobe being essential for inositide binding and subsequent conformational changes. We also show how IP5 2-K discriminates between inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate and 3,4,5,6-tetrakisphosphate enantiomers and that substrate preference can be manipulated by Arg130 mutation. Altogether, these results provide a framework for rational design of specific inhibitors with potential applications as biological tools for in vivo studies, which could assist in the identification of novel roles for IP5 2-K in mammals. PMID:22745128

  10. 5-(3-Phenylpropoxy)psoralen and 5-(4-phenylbutoxy)psoralen: mechanistic studies on phototoxicity.

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    Bode, C W; Hänsel, W

    2005-03-01

    5-(3-Phenylpropoxy)psoralen and 5-(4-phenylbutoxy)psoralen are blockers of the lymphocyte potassium channel Kv1.3 with EC50 values < 10 nM and may be used as new potential immunosuppressive drugs. As reported for many furocoumarins, these compounds show phototoxic properties and react under UV radiation with different targets in the cell, e.g. DNA or proteins and lipids in membranes. The photoreactions with these targets were investigated and compared to the well-known derivatives psoralen, 5-methoxypsoralen, 8-methoxypsoralen and 4,5',8-trimethylpsoralen. Moreover, absorption properties and the capability to photoproduce singlet oxygen (1O2) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) were studied. It was found that 5-(3-phenylpropoxy)psoralen and 5-(4-phenylbutoxy)psoralen are similar or less phototoxic in vitro as 5-methoxypsoralen which is the furocoumarin with the weakest phototoxicity in vivo compared to psoralen, 8-methoxypsoralen and 4,5',8-trimethylpsoralen.

  11. Toxicological profile of ultrapure 2,2',3,4,4',5,5'-heptachlorbiphenyl (PCB 180) in adult rats.

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    Viluksela, Matti; Heikkinen, Päivi; van der Ven, Leo T M; Rendel, Filip; Roos, Robert; Esteban, Javier; Korkalainen, Merja; Lensu, Sanna; Miettinen, Hanna M; Savolainen, Kari; Sankari, Satu; Lilienthal, Hellmuth; Adamsson, Annika; Toppari, Jorma; Herlin, Maria; Finnilä, Mikko; Tuukkanen, Juha; Leslie, Heather A; Hamers, Timo; Hamscher, Gerd; Al-Anati, Lauy; Stenius, Ulla; Dervola, Kine-Susann; Bogen, Inger-Lise; Fonnum, Frode; Andersson, Patrik L; Schrenk, Dieter; Halldin, Krister; Håkansson, Helen

    2014-01-01

    PCB 180 is a persistent non-dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyl (NDL-PCB) abundantly present in food and the environment. Risk characterization of NDL-PCBs is confounded by the presence of highly potent dioxin-like impurities. We used ultrapure PCB 180 to characterize its toxicity profile in a 28-day repeat dose toxicity study in young adult rats extended to cover endocrine and behavioral effects. Using a loading dose/maintenance dose regimen, groups of 5 males and 5 females were given total doses of 0, 3, 10, 30, 100, 300, 1000 or 1700 mg PCB 180/kg body weight by gavage. Dose-responses were analyzed using benchmark dose modeling based on dose and adipose tissue PCB concentrations. Body weight gain was retarded at 1700 mg/kg during loading dosing, but recovered thereafter. The most sensitive endpoint of toxicity that was used for risk characterization was altered open field behavior in females; i.e. increased activity and distance moved in the inner zone of an open field suggesting altered emotional responses to unfamiliar environment and impaired behavioral inhibition. Other dose-dependent changes included decreased serum thyroid hormones with associated histopathological changes, altered tissue retinoid levels, decreased hematocrit and hemoglobin, decreased follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone levels in males and increased expression of DNA damage markers in liver of females. Dose-dependent hypertrophy of zona fasciculata cells was observed in adrenals suggesting activation of cortex. There were gender differences in sensitivity and toxicity profiles were partly different in males and females. PCB 180 adipose tissue concentrations were clearly above the general human population levels, but close to the levels in highly exposed populations. The results demonstrate a distinct toxicological profile of PCB 180 with lack of dioxin-like properties required for assignment of WHO toxic equivalency factor. However, PCB 180 shares several toxicological

  12. Ethyl 2-(3-methyl-5-sulfanyl­idene-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-4-yl)acetate

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    Karczmarzyk, Zbigniew; Pitucha, Monika; Wysocki, Waldemar; Fruziński, Andrzej; Olender, Ewa

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, C7H11N3O2S, exists in the 5-thioxo tautomeric form. The 1,2,4-triazoline ring is essentially planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.010 (2) Å for the substituted N atom. The ethyl acetate substituent is almost planar, with a maximum deviation of 0.061 (4) Å for the methyl­ene C atom of the eth­oxy group. The angle between the mean plane of this substituent and the mean plane of the 1,2,4-triazoline ring is 89.74 (8)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by a combination of N—H⋯S, C—H⋯N and C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds into chains parallel to [100]. PMID:23468781

  13. 1,3,5-Tri- and 1,3,4,5-tetra-substituted 1,4-diazepin-2-one solid-phase synthesis.

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    Iden, Hassan S; Lubell, William D

    2008-01-01

    Solid-phase syntheses of 1,3,5-tri-substituted and 1,3,4,5-tetra-substituted 1,4-diazepin-2-ones 15-18 have been accomplished by employing inexpensive commercially available alpha- and beta-amino acids on Wang resin. Reductive amination of the imine formed by condensation of Wang aldehyde resin respectively with beta-alaninate 2 and beta-homophenylalaninate 3, followed by aminoacylation with a set of alpha-N-Boc amino acids (Phe epsilon-( Z)-Lys, and Leu) gave tertiary amide resins 7 and 8. Exposure of resins 7 and 8 to an excess of vinyl magnesium bromide in the presence of copper cyanide gave the corresponding gamma,delta-unsaturated ketone resins 9 and 10 by way of a cascade addition. Diazepinones were made by Boc deprotection and intramolecular reductive amination. To diversify the heterocycle, N-alkylation was performed using a series of alkyl halides. Alternatively, diazepinones 15e-g were obtained from treatment of methyl beta-alaninate resins 4 and 20 under similar copper-catalyzed cascade conditions to afford the gamma,delta-unsaturated ketone 21, which was acylated using alpha-N-Fmoc-amino acids (Phe, Trp, gamma-(t-Bu)-Glu). Formation of diazepinones 15 followed a similar protocol, after Fmoc removal with piperidine. Cleavage of the heterocycles with TFA/TES 95:5 gave the N1-p-hydroxybenzyl diazepinones 15-18 in overall isolated yields from 6 to 24% after purification in purities ranging from 81 to 100% according to LCMS analysis.

  14. 57 Fe Mössbauer and magnetic studies of Nd3Fe24.5Cr4.5

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    Wang, J. L.; Md Din, M. F.; Campbell, S. J.; Kennedy, S. J.; Yang, F. M.; Wu, G. H.; Dou, S. X.

    2015-04-01

    The structural and magnetic properties of the rare earth transition metal compound Nd 3Fe 24.5Cr 4.5 have been investigated by variable temperature high resolution x-ray diffraction together with DC magnetization and 57Fe Mössbauer effect measurements. The magnetic ordering temperature has been found to be T C= 423(5) K with spin reorientation detected below room temperature around T sr= 158(5) K. Rietveld refinements indicate that Nd 3Fe 24.5Cr 4.5 crystallizes in the Nd 3(Fe,Ti) 29-type structure with the A2/m space group and a substantial magneto-volume effect is detected around T C. The Mössbauer spectra can be fitted well using five sub-spectra. The temperature dependence of the average hyperfine field has been analysed in terms of different power laws of the reduced temperature. The Debye temperature of Nd 3Fe 24.5Cr 4.5 has been determined as 𝜃 D= 400(± 30) K from a fit to the variable temperature isomer shift IS(T).

  15. Syntheses and Promising Properties of Dense Energetic 5,5'-Dinitramino-3,3'-azo-1,2,4-oxadiazole and Its Salts.

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    Tang, Yongxing; Gao, Haixiang; Mitchell, Lauren A; Parrish, Damon A; Shreeve, Jean'ne M

    2016-02-24

    A planar energetic molecule with high density, 5,5'-dinitramino-3,3'-azo-1,2,4-oxadiazole (4), was obtained by the nitration of 5,5'-diamino-3,3'-azo-1,2,4-oxadiazole using 100 % nitric acid. In addition, selected nitrogen-rich salts were prepared. Of them, the neutral compound 4 and its hydroxylammonium salt, 6, were further confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Physicochemical and energetic properties including density, thermal stability, and sensitivity were investigated. The energetic performance from the calculated heats of formation and experimental densities indicates that many of them have potential applications as energetic materials.

  16. Synthesis of Novel 2,5-Disubstituted-1,3,4-thiadiazoles Clubbed 1,2,4-Triazole, 1,3,4-Thiadiazole, 1,3,4-Oxadiazole and/or Schiff Base as Potential Antimicrobial and Antiproliferative Agents.

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    Rezki, Nadjet; Al-Yahyawi, Amjad M; Bardaweel, Sanaa K; Al-Blewi, Fawzia F; Aouad, Mohamed R

    2015-09-02

    In the present study, a new series of 2,5-disubstituted-1,3,4-thiadiazole tethered 1,2,4-triazole, 1,3,4-thiadiazole, 1,3,4-oxadiazole and Schiff base derivatives were synthesized and characterized by IR, ¹H-NMR, (13)C-NMR, MS and elemental analyses. All compounds were screened for their antibacterial, antifungal and antiproliferative activity. Some of the synthesized derivatives have displayed promising biological activity.

  17. Acanthamoeba T3, T4 and T5 in swimming-pool waters from Southern Brazil.

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    Caumo, Karin; Rott, Marilise B

    2011-03-01

    Species of Acanthamoeba, known to cause keratitis (AK) and granulomatous encephalitis in humans are frequently isolated from a variety of water sources. In this study, 13 Acanthamoeba isolates from swimming pools were classified at the genotype level based on the sequence analysis of the Acanthamoeba small-subunit rRNA gene. Nine of the 13 isolates were genotype T5, three were genotype T4, and one was T3. Several genotypes have been reported worldwide as causative agents of AK, including genotypes T3, T4, and T5. The present study indicates that genotype T5 is a common contaminant in swimming-pool water.

  18. Microbial Hydroxylation of 5-Anilino-1,2,3,4-Thiatriazole

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    Theriault, Robert J.; Longfield, Thomas H.

    1973-01-01

    Two hundred eighty-five fungi, including 100 basidiomycetes and 35 yeasts, 75 actinomycetes, and 40 bacteria were screened for their ability to convert 5-anilino-1,2,3,4-thiatriazole (AT) to 5-(p-hydroxyanilino)-1,2,3,4-thiatriazole (p-HT). Eleven cultures were found that formed p-HT, which was isolated and whose structure was determined. Aspergillus tamarii NRRL 3280 formed 8.6 g of p-HT/liter from 10 g of AT/liter (78.9% conversion) in shaken flasks and 4.57 g of p-HT/liter from 6 g of AT/liter (69.8% conversion) in 30-liter fermentors. Washed cells of A. tamarii NRRL 3280 also carried out this conversion. 5-(o-hydroxyanilino)-1,2,3,4-thiatriazole (o-HT) was identified as a second product formed by Aspergillus terreus NRRL 1960. PMID:4699219

  19. Synthesis of cytocompatible Fe3O4@ZSM-5 nanocomposite as magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent

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    Atashi, Zahra; Divband, Baharak; Keshtkar, Ahmad; Khatamian, Maasoumeh; Farahmand-Zahed, Farzane; Nazarlo, Ali Kiani; Gharehaghaji, Nahideh

    2017-09-01

    In this study, ZSM-5 nano zeolite was used as a support material for iron oxide nanoparticles and the potential ability of the nanocomposite for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agent was investigated. The nanocomposite was synthesized by hydrothermal method and characterized using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. MRI was carried out by use of a 1.5 Tesla clinical scanner. The T2 weighted images were prepared and the r2 relaxivity was calculated. The sizes of Fe3O4 nanoparticles and related nanocomposite were 13-24 nm and 80-150 nm, respectively. Results of MTT assay confirmed that the prepared nanocomposite is cytocompatible. The r2 relaxivity of the Fe3O4@ZSM-5 nanocomposite was 457.1 mM-1 s-1. This study suggests that the Fe3O4@ZSM-5 nanocomposite has potential to use as an MRI T2 contrast agent.

  20. PI(4,5)P2 produced by the PI4P5K SKTL controls apical size by tethering PAR-3 in Drosophila epithelial cells.

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    Claret, Sandra; Jouette, Julie; Benoit, Béatrice; Legent, Kevin; Guichet, Antoine

    2014-05-19

    The control of apical-basal polarity in epithelial layers is a fundamental event in many processes, ranging from embryonic development to tumor formation. A key feature of polarized epithelial cells is their ability to maintain an asymmetric distribution of specific molecular complexes, including the phosphoinositides PI(4,5)P2 and PI(3,4,5)P3. The spatiotemporal regulation of these phosphoinositides is controlled by the concerted action of phosphoinositide kinases and phosphatases. Using the Drosophila follicular epithelium as a model system in vivo, we show here that PI(4,5)P2 is crucial to maintain apical-basal polarity. PI(4,5)P2 is essentially regulated by the PI4P5 kinase Skittles (SKTL), whereas neither the phosphatase PTEN nor the PI(4,5)P3 kinase DP110 lead to loss of apical-basal polarity. By inactivating SKTL and thereby strongly reducing PI(4,5)P2 levels in a single cell of the epithelium, we observe the disassembly of adherens junctions, actin cytoskeleton reorganization, and apical constriction leading to delamination, a process similar to that observed during epithelial-mesenchymal transition. We provide evidence that PI(4,5)P2 controls the apical targeting of PAR-3/Bazooka to the plasma membrane and that the loss of this polarized distribution is sufficient to induce a similar cell shape change. Finally, we show that PI(4,5)P2 is excluded from the cell apex and that PAR-3 diffuses laterally just prior to the apical constriction in a context of endogenous invagination. All together, these results indicate that the PIP5 kinase SKTL, by controlling PI(4,5)P2 polarity, regulates PAR-3 localization and thus the size of the apical domain. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  1. Platelet activating factor antagonist design. 3. X-ray crystal structure and intermolecular crystal lattice interactions of methyl trans-4-acetoxymethyl-4,5-dihydro-2,5-bis(3,4-methylenedioxyphenyl)- 3-furancarboxylate.

    PubMed

    Peterson, J R; Horsley, D B; Brozik, J A; Rogers, R D

    1989-08-15

    C23H20O9, Mr = 440.41, monoclinic, P21/c, a = 11.433 (1), b = 7.808 (2), c = 23.313 (3) A, beta = 99.67 (1) degree, V = 2052 A3, Z = 4, Dx = 1.43 g cm-3, lambda(MoK alpha) = 0.71073 A, mu = 0.69 cm-1, F(000) = 920, T = 293 K, final R = 0.048 for 1645 observed [Fo greater than or equal to 5 sigma(Fo)] reflections. The observed structure reveals a trans relationship for the 4-acetoxymethyl and 5-aryl substituents. The 4,5-dihydrofuran ring system adopts an envelope conformation. There is no crystallographically imposed symmetry. Several intermolecular van der Waals interactions occur in the cell lattice of this compound.

  2. Synthesis, antimicrobial activity and QSAR studies of new 2,3-disubstituted-3,3a,4,5,6,7-hexahydro-2H-indazoles.

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    Minu, Maninder; Thangadurai, Ananda; Wakode, Sharad Ramesh; Agrawal, Shyam Sundar; Narasimhan, Balasubramanian

    2009-06-01

    Antimicrobial activity of synthesized 2,3-disubstituted-3,3a,4,5,6,7-hexahydro-2H-indazole derivatives indicated that 3-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-(4-nitrophenylsulfonyl)-3,3a,4,5,6,7-hexahydro-2H-indazole (6) and 3-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-(4-nitrophenylsulfonyl)-3,3a,4,5,6,7-hexahydro-2H-indazole (20) were the most active compounds. Further, the results of QSAR studies indicated the importance of topological parameters (2)chi and (2)chi(v) in defining the antimicrobial activity of hexahydroindazoles.

  3. Imbalance of circulating CD4(+)CXCR5(+)FOXP3(+) Tfr-like cells and CD4(+)CXCR5(+)FOXP3(-) Tfh-like cells in myasthenia gravis.

    PubMed

    Wen, Yanbin; Yang, Baifeng; Lu, Jiayin; Zhang, Junmei; Yang, Huan; Li, Jing

    2016-09-06

    Follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cells are defined as a specialized subset of regulatory T cells (Tregs) that act to control the overactivation of follicular helper T (Tfh) cells and B cells in germinal centers. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that the dysregulation of either Tfr cells or Tfh cells results in abnormal germinal center responses that contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. However, the role that Tfr cells and Tfh cells play in myasthenia gravis (MG) remains unclear. This study revealed a significantly decreased frequency of CD4(+)CXCR5(+)FOXP3(+) Tfr-like cells and an increased frequency of CD4(+)CXCR5(+)FOXP3(-) Tfh-like cells in the peripheral blood of MG patients compared with healthy controls. Moreover, the Tfr-like/Tfh-like ratio was inversely correlated with the clinical severity of the MG patients. Interestingly, glucocorticoid (GC) treatment can restore the imbalance of circulating Tfr-like/Tfh-like cells, and this restoration is accompanied by reduced clinical symptoms. These results suggested, for the first time, that an imbalance of circulating Tfr-like and Tfh-like cells may be involved in the immunopathogenesis of MG and may provide novel insight for the development of MG therapies.

  4. 5-(Adamantan-1-yl)-3-[(4-benzyl­piperazin-1-yl)meth­yl]-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2(3H)-thione

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    El-Emam, Ali A.; El-Brollosy, Nasser R.; Attia, Mohamed I.; Said-Abdelbaky, Mohammed; García-Granda, Santiago

    2012-01-01

    The mol­ecule of the title compound, C24H32N4OS, is a functionalized 1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thione with substituted piperazine and adamantanyl substituents attached at the 3- and 5-positions, respectively, of the oxadiazole spacer with an approximately C-shaped conformation. In the crystal, mol­ecules form dimers via C—H⋯S inter­action. The piperazine ring has a chair conformation; the substituents S, methyl­ene C and adamantane C of the essentially planar oxadiazole ring are approximately in the same plane, with distances of −0.046 (2), −0.085 (5) and 0.003 (4) Å, respectively. The dihedral angle between the planes of the phenyl and oxadiazole rings is 31.3 (3)°. PMID:22798843

  5. 2-(4-Amino-5-thioxo-4,5-dihydro-1H-1,2,4-triazol-3-ylmeth­yl)isoindoline-1,3-dione

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    Yunus, Uzma; Tahir, Mohammad Kalim; Bhatti, Moazzam Hussain; Yousaf, Naveeda; Helliwell, Madeleine

    2008-01-01

    The title compound, C11H9N5O2S, was synthesized from N-phthaloylglycine and thio­carbohydrazide by the fusion method. This is the first report of a triazole derivative of N-phthaloylglycine. The title compound exists in the thione form. The mol­ecule is non-planar, with a dihedral angle between the isoindoline ring system and the triazole ring system of 82.24 (5)°. The crystal structure is stabilized by inter­molecular hydrogen bonding linking the mol­ecules into a three-dimensional network. PMID:21201502

  6. [Synthesis and antibacterial activity of 3-(5-substituted phenyl-[1,3,4] oxadiazole-2-yl-methylenethio)-5-pyridin-3-yl-[1,2,4] triazole-4-yl-amines].

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    Hu, Guo-qiang; Xie, Song-qiang; Xu, Qiu-ju; Huang, Wen-long; Zhang, Hui-bin; Huang, Sheng-tang

    2005-04-01

    To study on synthesis and antibacterial activity evaluation of polyheterocycles. The condensation of 4-amino-3-pyridin-3-yl-4H-[1,2,4] triazole-5-thiol with 2-chloromethyl-5-substituted phenyl-[1,3,4] oxadiazoles gave the corresponding title heterocycle amines, and the in vitro antibacterial activity was primarily evaluated by the method of cup-plate diffusion solution. Twelve novel compounds were synthesized, and their structures were confirmed by IR, 1H NMR, MS and element analysis. Biological screening results demonstrated that most of the compounds prepared showed good antibacterial activity. Oxadiazoles incorporting pyridyl triazole ring may be a pharmacophor structure in the molecule for developing antibacterial candidate drugs.

  7. 3D Pharmacophore, hierarchical methods, and 5-HT4 receptor binding data.

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    Varin, Thibault; Saettel, Nicolas; Villain, Jonathan; Lesnard, Aurelien; Dauphin, François; Bureau, Ronan; Rault, Sylvain

    2008-10-01

    5-Hydroxytryptamine subtype-4 (5-HT(4)) receptors have stimulated considerable interest amongst scientists and clinicians owing to their importance in neurophysiology and potential as therapeutic targets. A comparative analysis of hierarchical methods applied to data from one thousand 5-HT(4) receptor-ligand binding interactions was carried out. The chemical structures were described as chemical and pharmacophore fingerprints. The definitions of indices, related to the quality of the hierarchies in being able to distinguish between active and inactive compounds, revealed two interesting hierarchies with the Unity (1 active cluster) and pharmacophore fingerprints (4 active clusters). The results of this study also showed the importance of correct choice of metrics as well as the effectiveness of a new alternative of the Ward clustering algorithm named Energy (Minimum E-Distance method). In parallel, the relationship between these classifications and a previously defined 3D 5-HT(4) antagonist pharmacophore was established.

  8. Synthesis, Structural and Electrical properties of Bi4Ti3O12 & Bi3.5La0.5Ti3O12 Ferroelectric ceramics

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    Roy, M.; Bala, Indu; Barbar, S. K.; Jangid, S.; Dave, P.

    2011-07-01

    Polycrystalline ceramic samples of Bi4Ti3O12 and the La-doped Bi3.5La0.5Ti3O12 have been synthesized by standard high temperature solid state reaction method using high purity oxides and carbonates. The effect of lanthanum doping on the structure of Bi4Ti3O12 powders was investigated by X-ray diffraction. A better agreement between the observed and calculated X-Ray diffraction pattern was obtained by performing the Rietveld refinement with a structural model using the non centrosymmetric space group Fmmm. Rietveld analysis revealed that with the partial substitution of La on the Bi site increases the a and b lattice parameters and decreases the c parameter. The activation energies calculated from dc conductivities are 1.033 eV and 2.244 eV which shows that La doping increases the resistivity of the material useful for dielectric devices.

  9. 2-Amino-6-chloro-3,4-dihydroquinazoline: A novel 5-HT3 receptor antagonist with antidepressant character.

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    Dukat, Małgorzata; Alix, Katie; Worsham, Jessica; Khatri, Shailesh; Schulte, Marvin K

    2013-11-01

    2-Amino-6-chloro-3,4-dihydroquinazoline HCl (A6CDQ, 4) binds at 5-HT3 serotonin receptors and displays antidepressant-like action in the mouse tail suspension test (TST). Empirically, 4 was demonstrated to be a 5-HT3 receptor antagonist (two-electrode voltage clamp recordings using frog oocytes; IC50=0.26μM), and one that should readily penetrate the blood-brain barrier (logP=1.86). 5-HT3 receptor antagonists represent a potential approach to the development of new antidepressants, and 4 is an example of a structurally novel 5-HT3 receptor antagonist that is active in a preclinical antidepressant model (i.e., the mouse TST).

  10. Preparation of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene of submicron particle size

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    Rigdon, Lester P.; Moody, Gordon L.; McGuire, Raymond R.

    2001-01-01

    A method is disclosed for the preparation of very small particle size, relatively pure 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB). Particles of TATB prepared according to the disclosed method are of submicron size and have a surface area in the range from about 3.8 to 27 square meters per gram.

  11. Preparation of 1,3,5-triamo-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene of submicron particle size

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    Rigdon, Lester P.; Moody, Gordon L.; McGuire, Raymond R.

    2001-05-01

    A method is disclosed for the preparation of very small particle size, relatively pure 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB). Particles of TATB prepared according to the disclosed method are of submicron size and have a surface area in the range from about 3.8 to 27 square meters per gram.

  12. Project ACE Activity Sets. Book I: Grades 3, 4, and 5.

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    Eleven activity sets suitable for supplementing social studies units in grades 3, 4, and 5 are presented. Each set lists appropriate resources, concepts, general objectives and instructional objectives for each activity within the set. Grade 3 sets are "You Can Help Conserve Our Natural Resources,""Urban Decay and Urban…

  13. Crystal structure of benzene-1,3,5-tri-carb-oxy-lic acid-4-pyridone (1/3).

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    Staun, Selena L; Oliver, Allen G

    2015-11-01

    Slow co-crystallization of a solution of benzene-1,3,5-tri-carb-oxy-lic acid with a large excess of 4-hy-droxy-pyridine produces an inter-penetrating, three-dimensional, hydrogen-bonded framework consisting of three 4-pyridone and one benzene-1,3,5-tri-carb-oxy-lic acid mol-ecules, C9H6O6·3C5H5NO. This structure represents an ortho-rhom-bic polymorph of the previously reported C-centered, monoclinic structure [Campos-Gaxiola et al. (2014 ▸). Acta Cryst. E70, o453-o454].

  14. Crystal structures of three 3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-benzamide-based derivatives.

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    Gomes, Ligia R; Low, John Nicolson; Oliveira, Catarina; Cagide, Fernando; Borges, Fernanda

    2016-05-01

    The crystal structures of three benzamide derivatives, viz. N-(6-hy-droxy-hex-yl)-3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-benzamide, C16H25NO5, (1), N-(6-anilinohex-yl)-3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-benzamide, C22H30N2O4, (2), and N-(6,6-di-eth-oxy-hex-yl)-3,4,5-tri-meth-oxy-benzamide, C20H33NO6, (3), are described. These compounds differ only in the substituent at the end of the hexyl chain and the nature of these substituents determines the differences in hydrogen bonding between the mol-ecules. In each mol-ecule, the m-meth-oxy substituents are virtually coplanar with the benzyl ring, while the p-meth-oxy substituent is almost perpendicular. The carbonyl O atom of the amide rotamer is trans related with the amidic H atom. In each structure, the benzamide N-H donor group and O acceptor atoms link the mol-ecules into C(4) chains. In 1, a terminal -OH group links the mol-ecules into a C(3) chain and the combined effect of the C(4) and C(3) chains is a ribbon made up of screw related R 2 (2)(17) rings in which the ⋯O-H⋯ chain lies in the centre of the ribbon and the tri-meth-oxy-benzyl groups forms the edges. In 2, the combination of the benzamide C(4) chain and the hydrogen bond formed by the terminal N-H group to an O atom of the 4-meth-oxy group link the mol-ecules into a chain of R 2 (2)(17) rings. In 3, the mol-ecules are linked only by C(4) chains.

  15. Superconductivity in Ti4O7 and γ-Ti3O5 films.

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    Yoshimatsu, K; Sakata, O; Ohtomo, A

    2017-10-02

    Titanium dioxide is one of the most popular compounds among simple oxides. Except for the fully oxidized titanate, titanium oxides have partially filled d states and their exotic properties have captured attention. Here, we report on the discovery of superconductivity in Ti4O7 and γ-Ti3O5 in a thin film form. The epitaxial Ti4O7 and γ-Ti3O5 thin films were grown using pulsed-laser deposition on (LaAlO3)0.3-(SrAl0.5Ta0.5O3)0.7 and α-Al2O3 substrates, respectively. The highest superconducting transition temperatures are 3.0 K and 7.1 K for Ti4O7 and γ-Ti3O5, respectively. The mechanism behind the superconductivity is discussed on the basis of electrical measurements and previous theoretical predictions. We conclude that the superconductivity arises from unstabilized bipolaronic insulating states with the assistance of oxygen non-stoichiometry and epitaxial stabilization.

  16. Synthesis, in vitro antimycobacterial evaluation and docking studies of some new 5,6,7,8-tetrahydropyrido[4',3':4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one schiff bases.

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    Malothu, Narender; Bhandaru, Jaswanth S; Kulandaivelu, Umasankar; Jojula, Malathi; Adidala, Raghuram Reddy; K R, Umadevi; A V N, Dusthackeer; Kaki, Venkat Rao; Akkinepally, Raghuram R

    2016-02-01

    Development of multidrug resistant (MDR) and extensively drug resistant (XDR) tuberculosis (TB) has been considered as major health burden, globally. In order to develop novel, potential molecules against drug resistant TB, twenty two (22) new 3-substituted-7-benzyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropyrido[4',3':4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one (6a-k) and 3-substituted-7-benzyl-2-methyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydropyrido[4',3':4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one (7a-k) derivatives were designed and synthesized by using appropriate synthetic protocols. Pantothenate synthetase (PS) was considered as the target for the molecular docking studies and evaluated the binding pattern at active site, as PS plays a significant role in the biosynthesis of pantothenate in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). The preliminary in vitro antibacterial screening of test compounds was carried out against two strains of Gram-positive (Bacillus subtilis and Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae) bacteria. The antimycobacterial screening was performed against MTB H37Rv and an isoniazid-resistant clinical isolate of MTB. The compounds 6b, 6c, 6d, 6k, 7b, 7c, 7d and 7k exhibited promising antibacterial activity MIC in the range of 15-73 μM against all bacterial strains used and compounds 6d and 7b showed antimycobacterial activity (IC50 <340 μM in LRP assay) and (MIC <9 μM in broth microdilution method).

  17. Small chemicals with inhibitory effects on PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 binding of Btk PH domain.

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    Yoon, Youngdae

    2014-05-15

    Phosphatidylinositol-3,4-5-triphosphates (PtdIns(3,4,5)P3) formed by phosphoinositide-3-kinase (PI3K) had been known as a signaling molecule that plays important roles in diverse cellular processes such as cell signaling, metabolism, cell differentiation, and apoptosis. PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 regulates diverse cellular processes by recruiting effector proteins to the specific cellular locations for correct functions. In this study, we reported the inhibitory effect of small chemicals on the interaction between PtdIns(3,4,5)P3-Btk PH domain. Small chemicals were synthesized based on structural similarity of PtdInsP head-groups, and tested the inhibitory effects in vitro via surface plasmon resonance (SPR). As a result, the chemical 8 showed highest inhibitory effect with 17μM of IC50 value. To elucidate diverse inhibitory effects of different small chemicals we employed in silico docking experiment using molecular modeling and simulation. The result of docking experiments showed chemical 8 has more hydrogen bonding with the residues in PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 binding site of Btk PH domain than others. Overall, our studies demonstrate the efficient approach to develop lipid binding inhibitors, and further we can use these chemicals to regulate effector proteins. In addition, our study would provide new insight that lipid binding domain may be the attractive therapeutic targets to treat severe human diseases.

  18. Synthesis and CNS depressant activity of some novel 3-[5-substituted 1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-yl]-2-styryl quinazoline-4(3H)-ones.

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    Jatav, Varsha; Mishra, Pradeep; Kashaw, Sushil; Stables, J P

    2008-01-01

    A series of novel 3-[5-substituted phenyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-yl]-2-styryl quinazoline-4(3H)-ones were synthesized and evaluated for anticonvulsant, sedative-hypnotic and CNS depressant activities. After i.p. injection to mice at doses of 30, 100, and 300mg/kg body weight 2-styrylquinazolin-4(3H)-one derivatives were examined in the maximal electroshock induced seizures (MES) and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole (scPTZ) induced seizure models in mice. The neurotoxicity was assessed using the rotorod method. Out of eighteen compounds only 4a, 4d, 4e, 4j and 4k showed anticonvulsant activity in one or more test models. All except 4e and 4f exhibited significant sedative-hypnotic activity via actophotometer screen. CNS depressant activity screened with the help of the forced swim pool method resulted into some potent compounds. From the experimental observation it can be concluded that synthesized compounds exhibited relatively better sedative-hypnotic and CNS depressant activities.

  19. Fluorination of 1,2,3,4- and 1,2,3,5-tetrahalobenzenes with potassium fluoride in dimethyl sulfone

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    Finger, G.C.; Dickerson, D.R.; Shiley, R.H.

    1972-01-01

    1,2,3,4-Tetrachlorobenzene, 1,2,3,5-tetrachlorobenzene, 2,4,6-trichlorofluorobenzene, and 2,6-dichloro-1,4-difluorobenzene were fluorinated with potassium fluoride and potassium fluoride-cesium fluoride mixtures in dimethyl sulfone. By varying the concentration, temperature and reaction time, the degree of fluorination could be controlled to some extent. The optimum conditions for producing mono-, di- and tri-fluoro-substituted chlorobenzenes and trace amounts of tetrafluorobenzene from the corresponding tetrachlorobenzenes are given. 1,2,3,5-Tetrafluorobenzene was obtained in 44.8% yield from 2,6-dichloro-1,4-difluorobenzene. 1,2,3,4-Tetrafluorobenzene was obtained in only trace amounts from 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorobenzene. A total of 24 new chlorofluorobenzenes and intermediates are described. Fluorination with potassium fluoride and certain other metal fluorides was also investigated. ?? 1972.

  20. Structures of two precursors to organic charge-transfer salts: 1,3-dithiolo[4,5-b][1,4]dithlin-2-thione and 1,3-dithiolo[4.5-b] [1,4]dithilin-2-one

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    Beno, M.A.; Kini, A.M.; Williams, J.M.

    1990-09-01

    C{sub 5}H{sub 4}S{sub 4}O (1), M{sub r} = 208.343, monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/n, a = 6.664 (2), b = 16.535 (6), c = 7.281 (2) {angstrom}, {beta} = 97.84 (3), V = 794.8 (5) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z = 4, D{sub x} = 1.741 Mg m{sup {minus}3}, {lambda} (MoK{alpha}) = 0.71073 {angstrom}, {mu} = 1.07 mm{sup {minus}1}, F(000) = 424, T = 298 K, R(F) = 0.048 for 2338 reflections. C{sub 5}H{sub 4}S{sub 5} (2), M{sub r} = 224.39, monoclinic, P2{sub 1}/n, a = 10.765 (2), b = 5.879 (2), c = 13.479 (2) {angstrom}, {beta} = 92.66 (2), V = 852.2 (4) {angstrom}{sup 3}, Z = 4, D{sub x} = 1.749 Mg m{sup {minus}3}, {lambda} (MoK{alpha}) = 0. 71073 {angstrom}, {mu} = 1.23 mm{sup {minus}1}, F(000) = 456, T = 298 K, R(F) = 0.059 for 2491 reflections. Structure determinations for intermediates 1 and 2 were undertaken as part of a qualitative theoretical study of the changes in the geometries of organic donor molecules which occur with charge transfer. Although the geometries of 1 and 2 are nearly identical, the packing of these molecules in the unit cells is quite different. The molecular packing patterns are undoubtedly related to differences in the C-H{hor_ellipsis}chalcogen interactions for the thio and keto substituents.

  1. Facile synthesis, characterization and pharmacological activities of 3,6-disubstituted 1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazoles and 5,6-dihydro-3,6-disubstituted-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadiazoles.

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    Chidananda, N; Poojary, Boja; Sumangala, V; Kumari, N Suchetha; Shetty, Prashanth; Arulmoli, T

    2012-05-01

    Two new series of compounds namely, 3,6-disubstituted-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadizoles (5a-j) and 5,6-dihydro-3,6-disubstituted-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b][1,3,4]thiadizoles (7a-j) were prepared. In continuation of a previously reported study, the first series (5a-j) were synthesized by the cyclocondensation of 4-amino-5-(2-bromo-5-methoxyphenyl)-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thione (4) with various substituted aromatic carboxylic acids in phosphorus oxychloride and the second series (7a-j) by the reaction of (4) with various substituted aromatic aldehydes in the presence of p-Toluene sulfonic acid. Reaction of (4) with the aldehyde (9) afforded the Schiff's base (10) and not the cyclised product (11) on treatment with p-Toluene sulfonic acid. Synthesized compounds were structurally confirmed by spectral analysis and studied for their anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-oxidant and antimicrobial activities. Some of the tested compounds showed significant pharmacological activities. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  2. Nature of phase transitions in ammonium oxofluorovanadates, a vibrational spectroscopy study of (NH4)3VO2F4 and (NH4)3VOF5

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    Gerasimova, Yu. V.; Oreshonkov, A. S.; Laptash, N. M.; Vtyurin, A. N.; Krylov, A. S.; Shestakov, N. P.; Ershov, A. A.; Kocharova, A. G.

    2017-04-01

    Two ammonium oxofluorovanadates, (NH4)3VO2F4 and (NH4)3VOF5, have been investigated by temperature-dependent infrared and Raman spectroscopy methods to determine the nature of phase transitions (PT) in these compounds. Dynamics of quasioctahedral groups was simulated within the framework of semi-empirical approach, which justified the cis-conformation of VO2F43 - (C2v) and the C4v geometry of VOF53 -. The observed infrared and Raman spectra of both compounds at room temperature (RT) revealed the presence at least of two crystallographically independent octahedral groups. The first order PT at elevated temperatures is connected with a complete dynamic disordering of these groups with only single octahedral state. At lower temperatures, the octahedra are ordered and several octahedral states appear. This PT is the most pronounced in the case of (NH4)3VOF5, when at least seven independent VOF53 - octahedra are present in the structure below 50 K, in accordance with the Raman spectra. Ammonium groups do not take part in PTs at higher and room temperatures but their reorientational motion freezes at lower temperatures.

  3. Synthesis and Anticonvulsant Activity of Substituted-1,3-diazaspiro[4.5]decan-4-ones.

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    Aboul-Enein, Mohamed Nabil; El-Azzouny, Aida Abdel Sattar; Saleh, Ola Ahmed; Amin, Kamilia Mahmoud; Maklad, Yousreya Ali; Hassan, Rasha Mohamed

    2015-08-01

    A series of novel spiroimidazolidinone derivatives 6a-d and 8a-x were synthesized and biologically evaluated for their anticonvulsant activity in the maximal electroshock seizure (MES) assay and the subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole (scPTZ) screening test. Compound 8w was the most active derivative in the scPTZ screening test with an ED50 value by about 5- and 83.6-fold lower than those of phenobarbital and ethosuximide as reference drugs, respectively. Most of the tested compounds exhibited moderate to weak activity in the MES screen test, except for 8a which displayed 100% protection at 0.09 mmol/kg. Moreover, all the test compounds did not show any minimal motor impairment in the neurotoxicity test. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Synthesis and crystal chemistry of two new fluorite-related bismuth phosphates, Bi(4.25)(PO4)2O(3.375) and Bi5(PO4)2O4.5, in the Series Bi4+x(PO4)2O3+3x/2 (0.175 < or = x < or = 1).

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    Muktha, B; Guru Row, T N

    2006-06-12

    Two new phosphates, Bi(4.25)(PO4)2O(3.375) and Bi(5)(PO(4))(2)O(4.5), have been analyzed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction in the series Bi(4+x)(PO4)2O(3+3x/2) (0.175 < or = x < or = 1). The syntheses of the compositions ranging from x = 0.175 to 0.475 were carried out by the ceramic route. The compositions from x = 0.175 to 0.475 form a solid solution with a structure similar to that of Bi(4.25)(PO4)2O(3.375), while Bi(5)(PO4)2O(4.5) was isolated from a mixture of two phases. Both of the phases form fluorite-related structures but, nevertheless, differ from each other with respect to the arrangement of the bismuth atoms. The uniqueness in the structures is the appearance of isolated PO(4) tetrahedra separated by interleaving [Bi2O2] units. ac impedance studies indicate conductivity on the order of 10(-5) S cm(-1) for Bi(4.25)(PO4)2O(3.375). Crystal data: Bi(4.25)(PO4)2O(3.375), triclinic, space group P (No. 1), with a = 7.047(1) A, b = 9.863(2) A, c = 15.365(4) A, alpha = 77.604(4) degrees, beta = 84.556(4) degrees, gamma = 70.152(4) degrees, V = 980.90(4) A3, and Z = 4; Bi(5)(PO4)2O(4.5), monoclinic, space group C2/c (No. 15), with a = 13.093(1) A, b = 5.707(1) A, c = 15.293(1) A, beta = 98.240(2) degrees, V = 1130.95(4) A(3), and Z = 8.

  5. Gliotoxin Suppresses Macrophage Immune Function by Subverting Phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-Trisphosphate Homeostasis

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    Schlam, Daniel; Canton, Johnathan; Carreño, Marvin; Kopinski, Hannah; Freeman, Spencer A.; Grinstein, Sergio

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Aspergillus fumigatus, an opportunistic fungal pathogen, spreads in the environment by releasing numerous conidia that are capable of reaching the small alveolar airways of mammalian hosts. In otherwise healthy individuals, macrophages are responsible for rapidly phagocytosing and eliminating these conidia, effectively curbing their germination and consequent invasion of pulmonary tissue. However, under some circumstances, the fungus evades phagocyte-mediated immunity and persists in the respiratory tree. Here, we report that A. fumigatus escapes macrophage recognition by strategically targeting phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate [PtdIns(3,4,5)P3] metabolism through gliotoxin, a potent immunosuppressive mycotoxin. Time-lapse microscopy revealed that, in response to the toxin, macrophages cease to ruffle, undergo abrupt membrane retraction, and fail to phagocytose large targets effectively. Gliotoxin was found to prevent integrin activation and interfere with actin dynamics, both of which are instrumental for phagocytosis; similar effects were noted in immortalized and primary phagocytes. Detailed studies of the underlying molecular mechanisms of toxicity revealed that inhibition of phagocytosis is attributable to impaired accumulation of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 and the associated dysregulation of downstream effectors, including Rac and/or Cdc42. Strikingly, in response to the diacylglycerol mimetic phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate, gliotoxin-treated macrophages reactivate beta integrins, reestablish actin dynamics, and regain phagocytic capacity, despite the overt absence of plasmalemmal PtdIns(3,4,5)P3. Together, our findings identify phosphoinositide metabolism as a critical upstream target of gliotoxin and also indicate that increased diacylglycerol levels can bypass the requirement for PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 signaling during membrane ruffling and phagocytosis. PMID:27048806

  6. Anticonvulsant Profiles of Certain New 6-Aryl-9-substituted-6,9-diazaspiro-[4.5]decane-8,10-diones and 1-Aryl-4-substituted-1,4-diazaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,5-diones

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    Aboul-Enein, Mohamed N.; El-Azzouny, Aida A.; Attia, Mohamed I.; Maklad, Yousreya A.; Aboutabl, Mona E.; Ragab, Fatma; El-Hamid, Walaa H. A. Abd

    2014-01-01

    Synthesis and anticonvulsant potential of certain new 6-aryl-9-substituted-6,9-diazaspiro[4.5]decane-8,10-diones (6a–l) and 1-aryl-4-substituted-1,4-diazaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,5-diones (6m–x) are reported. The intermediates 1-[(aryl)(cyanomethyl)amino]cycloalkanecarboxamides (3a–f) were prepared via adopting Strecker synthesis on the proper cycloalkanone followed by partial hydrolysis of the obtained nitrile functionality and subsequent N-cyanomethylation. Compounds 3a–f were subjected to complete nitrile hydrolysis to give the respective carboxylic acid derivatives 4a–f which were cyclized under mild conditions to give the spiro compounds 5a–f. Ultimately, compounds 5a–f were alkylated or aralkylated to give the target compounds 6a–i and 6m–u. On the other hand, compounds 6j–l and 6v–x were synthesized from the intermediates 5a–f through alkylation, dehydration and finally tetrazole ring formation. Anticonvulsant screening of the target compounds 6a–x revealed that compound 6g showed an ED50 of 0.0043 mmol/kg in the scPTZ screen, being about 14 and 214 fold more potent than the reference drugs, Phenobarbital (ED50 = 0.06 mmol/kg) and Ethosuximide (ED50 = 0.92 mmol/kg), respectively. Compound 6e exhibited an ED50 of 0.019 mmol/kg, being about 1.8 fold more potent than that of the reference drug, Diphenylhydantoin (ED50 = 0.034 mmol/kg) in the MES screen. Interestingly, all the test compounds 6a–x did not show any minimal motor impairment at the maximum administered dose in the neurotoxicity screen. PMID:25250910

  7. Anticonvulsant profiles of certain new 6-aryl-9-substituted-6,9-diazaspiro-[4.5]decane-8,10-diones and 1-aryl-4-substituted-1,4-diazaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,5-diones.

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    Aboul-Enein, Mohamed N; El-Azzouny, Aida A; Attia, Mohamed I; Maklad, Yousreya A; Aboutabl, Mona E; Ragab, Fatma; Abd El-Hamid, Walaa H A

    2014-09-23

    Synthesis and anticonvulsant potential of certain new 6-aryl-9-substituted-6,9-diazaspiro[4.5]decane-8,10-diones (6a-l) and 1-aryl-4-substituted-1,4-diazaspiro[5.5] undecane-3,5-diones (6m-x) are reported. The intermediates 1-[(aryl)(cyanomethyl)amino] cycloalkanecarboxamides (3a-f) were prepared via adopting Strecker synthesis on the proper cycloalkanone followed by partial hydrolysis of the obtained nitrile functionality and subsequent N-cyanomethylation. Compounds 3a-f were subjected to complete nitrile hydrolysis to give the respective carboxylic acid derivatives 4a-f which were cyclized under mild conditions to give the spiro compounds 5a-f. Ultimately, compounds 5a-f were alkylated or aralkylated to give the target compounds 6a-i and 6m-u. On the other hand, compounds 6j-l and 6v-x were synthesized from the intermediates 5a-f through alkylation, dehydration and finally tetrazole ring formation. Anticonvulsant screening of the target compounds 6a-x revealed that compound 6g showed an ED50 of 0.0043 mmol/kg in the scPTZ screen, being about 14 and 214 fold more potent than the reference drugs, Phenobarbital (ED50 = 0.06 mmol/kg) and Ethosuximide (ED50 = 0.92 mmol/kg), respectively. Compound 6e exhibited an ED50 of 0.019 mmol/kg, being about 1.8 fold more potent than that of the reference drug, Diphenylhydantoin (ED50 = 0.034 mmol/kg) in the MES screen. Interestingly, all the test compounds 6a-x did not show any minimal motor impairment at the maximum administered dose in the neurotoxicity screen.

  8. Covariantly constant curvature tensors and D=3, N=4, 5, 8 Chern-Simons matter theories

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    Chen, Fa-Min

    2012-03-01

    We construct some examples of D=3, N=4 GW theory and N=5 superconformal Chern-Simons matter theory by using the covariantly constant curvature of a quaternionic-Kahler manifold to construct the symplectic 3-algebra in the theories. Comparing with the previous theories, the N=4, 5 theories constructed in this way possess a local Sp(2n) symmetry and a diffeomorphism symmetry associated with the quaternionic-Kahler manifold. We also construct a generalized N=8 BLG theory by utilizing the dual curvature operator of a maximally symmetric space of dimension 4 to construct the Nambu 3-algebra. Comparing with the previous N=8 BLG theory, the theory has a diffeomorphism invariance and a local SO(4) invariance associated with the symmetric space.

  9. Crystal structures of (S)-(+)-5-(3-bromo/chloro-4-isopropoxyphen­yl)-5-methyl­imidazolidine-2,4-dione

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    Ohba, Shigeru; Koura, Minoru; Sumida, Hisashi; Shibuya, Kimiyuki

    2016-01-01

    In (S)-(+)-5-(3-bromo-4-isopropoxyphen­yl)-5-methyl­imidazolidine-2,4-dione, C13H15BrN2O3, (I), the hydantoin groups are connected via inter­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a terraced sheet structure. In the chloro analogue, (S)-(+)-5-(3-chloro-4-isopropoxyphen­yl)-5-methyl­imidazolidine-2,4-dione, C13H15ClN2O3, (II), the inter­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen-bonding network forms a flat sheet. Comparison of the crystal structures reveals that (II) is more loosely packed than (I). PMID:26958383

  10. Interactions of antagonists with subtypes of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (IP3) receptor

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    Saleem, Huma; Tovey, Stephen C; Molinski, Tedeusz F; Taylor, Colin W

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors (IP3Rs) are intracellular Ca2+ channels. Interactions of the commonly used antagonists of IP3Rs with IP3R subtypes are poorly understood. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH IP3-evoked Ca2+ release from permeabilized DT40 cells stably expressing single subtypes of mammalian IP3R was measured using a luminal Ca2+ indicator. The effects of commonly used antagonists on IP3-evoked Ca2+ release and 3H-IP3 binding were characterized. KEY RESULTS Functional analyses showed that heparin was a competitive antagonist of all IP3R subtypes with different affinities for each (IP3R3 > IP3R1 ≥ IP3R2). This sequence did not match the affinities for heparin binding to the isolated N-terminal from each IP3R subtype. 2-aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB) and high concentrations of caffeine selectively inhibited IP3R1 without affecting IP3 binding. Neither Xestospongin C nor Xestospongin D effectively inhibited IP3-evoked Ca2+ release via any IP3R subtype. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS Heparin competes with IP3, but its access to the IP3-binding core is substantially hindered by additional IP3R residues. These interactions may contribute to its modest selectivity for IP3R3. Practicable concentrations of caffeine and 2-APB inhibit only IP3R1. Xestospongins do not appear to be effective antagonists of IP3Rs. PMID:24628114

  11. A Novel Monomeric Tin(II) Phosphate, [N(C 2H 5NH 3) 3] 3+[Sn(PO 4)(HPO 4)] 34H 2O, Connected through Hydrogen Bonding

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    Ayyappan, S.; Cheetham, A. K.; Natarajan, Srinivasan; Rao, C. N. R.

    1998-08-01

    The tin(II) phosphate, [N(C 2H 5NH 3) 3] 3+[Sn(PO 4)(HPO 4)] 3-4H 2O, contains monomeric Sn 2(PO 4) 2(HPO 4) 2units which form a hydrogen-bonded network with the TREN amine (TREN=N(C 2H 5NH 3) 3+3); triclinic, space group P1 (no. 2), a=9.579(1), b=10.507(1), c=10.976(1) Å; α=72.93(1)°, β=78.03(1)°, γ=69.82(1)°, V=984.2(1) Å 3, Z=2. The Sn 2P 2O 4core of this unit is a common structural feature of open-framework tin phosphates and may play a role as a building block for this class of materials.

  12. Pyrrolnitrin analogues. V. Knorr's pyrrole condensation between N-(4-nitrophenacyl)-3,5-dimethylaniline and ethyl acetoacetate.

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    Filacchioni, G; Artico, M; Brosio, E; Conti, F

    1978-01-01

    The reaction between N-(4-nitrophenacyl)-3,5-dimethylaniline and ethyl acetoacetate in boiling ethanol afforded 3-carbethoxy-5-(1-carbethoxyacetonyl)-4,5-dihydro-1-(3,5-dimethylphenyl)-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-4-(4-nitrophenyl)pyrrole and in low yield 3-carbethoxy-1-(3,5-dimethylphenyl)-2-methyl-4-(4-nitrophenyl)pyrrole. Chemical transformation of the former compound into 5-acetonyl-1-(3,5-dimethylphenyl)-2-methyl-4-(4-nitrophenyl)pyrrole is described. The structure of 3-carbethoxy-5-(1-carbethoxyacetonyl)-4,5-dihydro-1-(3,5-dimethylphenyl)-4-hydroxy-2-methyl-4-(4-nitrophenyl)pyrrole has been established by the aid of N.M.R. spectral data. The above reaction, when carried out in boiling ethanol in the presence of a catalytic amount of 3,5-dimethylaniline hydrobromide, led to the formation of 3-carbethoxy-1-(3,5-dimethylphenyl)-2-methyl-4-(4-nitrophenyl)pyrrole and 4,6-dimethyl-2-(4-nitrophenyl)indole, the former formed in a very good yield. Some pyrrolnitrin analogues have been prepared starting from 3-carbethoxy-1-(3,5-dimethylphenyl)-2-methyl-4-(4-nitrophenyl)pyrrole.

  13. Crystal structure of 1-acetyl-3-(4-methylphenyl)-5-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1 H-pyrazole

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    Bülbül, H.; Tinmaz, F.; Dege, N.; Özer İlhan, İ.; Sarıpınar, E.

    2014-12-01

    In the title compound, C18H18N2O, the whole molecule is not planar but the phenyl ring systems are planar individually. The central pyrazole ring system is twisted with puckering parameters Q = 0.1610(18) Å and φ = 82.2(6)°. The crystallographic structure is stabilized by C-H⋯N type intramolecular hydrogen bond, generating ring motif R(5).

  14. 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one: A less sensitive explosive

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    Lee, Kien-Yin; Coburn, M.D.

    1987-01-30

    A less sensitive explosive, 3-nitro-1,2,4-triazol-5-one. The compound 3-nitro--1,2,4-triazol-5-one (NTO) has a crystal density of 1.93 g/cm/sup 3/ and calculated detonation velocity and pressure equivalent to those of RDX. It can be prepared in high yield from inexpensive starting materials in a safe synthesis. Results from initial small-scale sensitivity tests indicate that NTO is less sensitive than RDX and HMX in all respects. A 4.13 cm diameter, unconfined plate-dent test at 92% of crystal density gave the detonation pressure predicted for NTO by the BKW calculation. 3 tabs.

  15. Synthesis and some pharmacological properties of 3-(piperidin-4-yl)-4-substituted-D2-1,2,4-triazoline-5-thione derivatives.

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    Dobosz, Maria; Siwek, Agata; Chodkowska, Anna; Jagiełło-Wójtowicz, Ewa

    2004-12-01

    Synthesis of 3-(piperidin-4-yl)-4-substituted-D-2-1,2,4-triazoline-5-thione derivatives, AS-1-AS-4 is described. Results of a preliminary pharmacological screening of two compounds AS-1 and AS-3 are presented.

  16. A Family of Multiply Bonded Dimolybdenum Boraamidinates with the Formal Mo-Mo Bond Orders of 3, 4, 4.5, and 5.

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    Lu, Duan-Yen; Kuo, Ting-Shen; Tsai, Yi-Chou

    2016-09-12

    A boraamidinato ligand [PhB(N-2,6-(i) Pr2 C6 H3 )2 ](2-) was employed to stabilize a new family of multiply bonded dimolybdenum complexes [MoCl(μ-κ(2) -PhB(N-2,6-(i) Pr2 C6 H3 )2 )]2 (4) and [Mo(μ-κ(2) -PhB(N-2,6-(i) Pr2 C6 H3 )2 )]2 (n-) (n=0 (5), 1 (6), 2 (7)), with the respective formal Mo-Mo bond orders of 3, 4, 4.5, and 5. Each metal center in 5-7 is two-coordinate with respect to the ligands. Of particular interest is the quadruply bonded dimolybdenum complex 5, featuring an unprecedented angular conformation. The bent Mo2 N4 core of 5 distorts toward planarity upon reduction. As a result, compound 7 features a planar Mo2 N4 core, while that of 6 is still bent but less significantly than that of 5. Additionally, the Mo-Mo bond lengths of 4-7 systematically decrease as the valency of the central Mo2 units decreases. Complex 7 features the shortest Mo-Mo bond length (2.0106(5) Å) yet reported. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  17. Sr(4 + n)Mn(3+)(4)Mn(4+)(n)O(10 + 3n): a new homologous series of oxygen-vacancy-ordered perovskites built from Mn(3+)O(5) pyramids and Mn(4+)O(6) octahedra.

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    Suescun, Leopoldo; Dabrowski, Bogdan

    2008-04-01

    A new homologous series of oxygen-vacancy-ordered perovskites with the formula Sr_{4+n}Mn;{3+}_4Mn;{4+}_nO_{10+3n} is proposed based on the structural trends found for the recently described Sr(4)Mn(4)O(10), Sr(5)Mn(5)O(13) and Sr(7)Mn(7)O(19) compounds. These compounds correspond to n = 0 (Sr(4)Mn;{3+}_4O(10)), n = 1 (Sr(5)Mn;{3+}_4Mn(4+)O(13)) and n = 3 (Sr(7)Mn;{3+}_4Mn;{4+}_3O(19)) members of the series. A linear set of four Mn(3+)O(5) pyramids placed on the ab plane and pointing along the +x, -y, +y, -x directions defines the n = 0 building block for the series. The nth members can be constructed from blocks containing four pyramids and n Mn(4+)O(6) octahedra with 2/m symmetry. Compounds in the related systems CaMnO(x) and LaCuO(x), containing Mn(3+) and Cu(2+) pyramids and Mn(4+) and Cu(3+) octahedra have also been found to be members of the series. The size and charge of the A-site cation and the apical distortion of the pyramidally coordinated B-site cation are shown to be important factors in the stabilization of certain members of the series. A qualitative explanation for the absence of some of the possible members of the series is presented based on these factors.

  18. Discovery of 4-chloro-3-(5-(pyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole-3-yl)benzamides as novel RET kinase inhibitors.

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    Han, Mei; Li, Shan; Ai, Jing; Sheng, Rong; Hu, Yongzhou; Hu, Youhong; Geng, Meiyu

    2016-12-01

    A series of novel 4-chloro-benzamides derivatives containing substituted five-membered heteroaryl ring were designed, synthesized and evaluated as RET kinase inhibitors for cancer therapy. Most of compounds exhibited moderate to high potency in ELISA-based kinase assay. In particular, compound I-8 containing 1,2,4-oxadiazole strongly inhibited RET kinase activity both in molecular and cellular level. In turn, I-8 inhibited cell proliferation driven by RET wildtype and gatekeeper mutation. The results implied that 4-chloro-3-(5-(pyridin-3-yl)-1,2,4-oxadiazole-3-yl)benzamides are promising lead compounds as novel RET kinase inhibitor for further investigation. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Temperature dependent structural, vibrational and magnetic properties of K3Gd5(PO4)6.

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    Bevara, Samatha; Achary, S Nagabhusan; Mishra, Karuna Kara; Ravindran, T R; Sinha, Anil K; Sastry, P U; Tyagi, Avesh Kumar

    2017-02-22

    Herein we report the evolution of the crystal structure of K3Gd5(PO4)6 in the temperature range from 20 K to 1073 K, as observed from variable temperature X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopic studies. K3Gd5(PO4)6 has an open tunnel containing a three dimensional structure built by [Gd5(PO4)6](3-) ions which in turn are formed of PO4 tetrahedra and GdOn (n = 8 and 9) polyhedra. The empty tunnels in the structure are occupied by K(+) ions and maintain charge neutrality in the lattice. Evolution of unit cell parameters with temperature shows a systematic increase with temperature. The average axial thermal expansion coefficients between 20 K and 1073 K are: αa = 10.6 × 10(-6) K(-1), αb = 5.5 × 10(-6) K(-1) and αc = 16.4 × 10(-6) K(-1). The evolution of distortion indices of the various coordination polyhedra with temperature indicates a gradual decrease with increasing temperature, while those of Gd2O9 and K2O8 polyhedra show opposite trends. The overall anisotropy of the lattice thermal expansion is found to be controlled largely by the effect of temperature on GdOn polyhedra and their linkages. Temperature dependent Raman spectroscopic studies indicated that the intensities and wavenumbers of most of the Raman modes decrease continuously with increasing temperature. Anharmonic analyses of Raman modes indicated that the lattice, rigid translation and librational modes have larger contributions towards thermal expansion of K3Gd5(PO4)6 compared to high frequency internal modes. The temperature and field dependent magnetic measurements indicated no long range ordering down to 2 K and the observed effective magnetic moment per Gd(3+) ion and the Weiss constant are 7.91 μB and 0.38 K, respectively.

  20. CNS depressant and anticonvulsant activities of some novel 3-[5-substituted 1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-yl]-2-styryl quinazoline-4(3H)-ones.

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    Jatav, Varsha; Mishra, Pradeep; Kashaw, Sushil; Stables, J P

    2008-09-01

    A series of new 3-[5-substituted phenyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-yl]-2-styryl quinazoline-4(3H)-ones were synthesized and evaluated for anticonvulsant, sedative-hypnotic and CNS depression activities. After i.p. injection to mice or rat at doses of 30, 100, and 300 mg/kg body weight 2-styryl quinazolin-4(3H)-ones derivatives were examined in the maximal electroshock (MES) induced seizures and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole (scPTZ) induced seizure models in mice. Rotorod method was employed to determine the neurotoxicity. Out of 18 compounds only 4a, 4e and 4p showed anticonvulsant activity in one or more test models. All except 4l and 4q exhibited significant sedative-hypnotic activity via actophotometer screen. Forced swim pool method to determine CNS depressant activity resulted in some potent compounds. It can be concluded that synthesized compounds exhibited better sedative-hypnotic and CNS depressant activities than anticonvulsant activity.

  1. 3D printing of modified-release aminosalicylate (4-ASA and 5-ASA) tablets.

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    Goyanes, Alvaro; Buanz, Asma B M; Hatton, Grace B; Gaisford, Simon; Basit, Abdul W

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to explore the potential of fused-deposition 3-dimensional printing (FDM 3DP) to produce modified-release drug loaded tablets. Two aminosalicylate isomers used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA, mesalazine) and 4-aminosalicylic acid (4-ASA), were selected as model drugs. Commercially produced polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) filaments were loaded with the drugs in an ethanolic drug solution. A final drug-loading of 0.06% w/w and 0.25% w/w was achieved for the 5-ASA and 4-ASA strands, respectively. 10.5mm diameter tablets of both PVA/4-ASA and PVA/5-ASA were subsequently printed using an FDM 3D printer, and varying the weight and densities of the printed tablets was achieved by selecting the infill percentage in the printer software. The tablets were mechanically strong, and the FDM 3D printing was shown to be an effective process for the manufacture of the drug, 5-ASA. Significant thermal degradation of the active 4-ASA (50%) occurred during printing, however, indicating that the method may not be appropriate for drugs when printing at high temperatures exceeding those of the degradation point. Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) of the formulated blends confirmed these findings while highlighting the potential of thermal analytical techniques to anticipate drug degradation issues in the 3D printing process. The results of the dissolution tests conducted in modified Hank's bicarbonate buffer showed that release profiles for both drugs were dependent on both the drug itself and on the infill percentage of the tablet. Our work here demonstrates the potential role of FDM 3DP as an efficient and low-cost alternative method of manufacturing individually tailored oral drug dosage, and also for production of modified-release formulations. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  2. N-{2-[(4S)-4-tert-Butyl-4,5-dihydro-1,3-oxazol-2-yl]phen­yl}-5,6-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazin-3-amine

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    Karczmarzyk, Zbigniew; Wolińska, Ewa; Fruziński, Andrzej

    2011-01-01

    The title compound, C28H27N5O, was synthesized using palladium cross-coupling amination of 3-bromo-5,6-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazine with 2-[(4S)-4-tert-butyl-4,5-dihydro-1,3-oxazol-2-yl]aniline. The oxazoline ring is almost planar, with a maximum atomic deviation of 0.023 (5) Å. The phenyl rings make dihedral angles of 29.0 (1) and 54.6 (1)° with the triazine ring while the benzene ring makes a dihedral angle of 0.6 (1)° with the oxazoline ring. The conformation of the mol­ecule is influenced by strong intra­molecular N—H⋯N and weak C—H⋯N hydrogen bonds. In the crystal, screw-axis related mol­ecules are linked into supra­molecular chains by inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds. π–π stacking is observed between the oxazoline and triazine rings of adjacent mol­ecules, with a centroid–centroid distance of 3.749 (2) Å. PMID:21522403

  3. Bifunctional Ag/C3N4.5 composite nanobelts for photocatalysis and antibacterium

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    Lei, Renbo; Jian, Jikang; Zhang, Zhihua; Song, Bo; Wu, Rong

    2016-09-01

    Multiple functions can be achieved in carbon nitride-based composite nanomaterials by tuning their components and structures. Here, we report on a large-scale synthesis of novel bifunctional Ag/C3N4.5 composite nanobelts (CNBs) with efficient photocatalytic and antibacterial activity. The Ag/C3N4.5 CNBs were synthesized in high yield by a two-step route including a homogeneous precipitation process and a subsequent calcination treatment. The structural, morphological, compositional, and spectroscopic characterizations revealed that the Ag/C3N4.5 CNBs are composed of N-deficient melem ultrathin nanobelts and crystalline Ag nanoparticles attached to the surface of the nanobelts with good contact. The band gap of the Ag/C3N4.5 CNBs is determined to be about 3.04 eV. The efficient photocatalytic and antibacterial activities of the composite nanomaterials are verified by testing the degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) and the inhibition zone to bacterium E. coli. The work provides a facile route to bifunctional carbon nitride-based composites with potential applications in the fields of the environment and biology.

  4. Bifunctional Ag/C3N4.5 composite nanobelts for photocatalysis and antibacterium.

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    Lei, Renbo; Jian, Jikang; Zhang, Zhihua; Song, Bo; Wu, Rong

    2016-09-30

    Multiple functions can be achieved in carbon nitride-based composite nanomaterials by tuning their components and structures. Here, we report on a large-scale synthesis of novel bifunctional Ag/C3N4.5 composite nanobelts (CNBs) with efficient photocatalytic and antibacterial activity. The Ag/C3N4.5 CNBs were synthesized in high yield by a two-step route including a homogeneous precipitation process and a subsequent calcination treatment. The structural, morphological, compositional, and spectroscopic characterizations revealed that the Ag/C3N4.5 CNBs are composed of N-deficient melem ultrathin nanobelts and crystalline Ag nanoparticles attached to the surface of the nanobelts with good contact. The band gap of the Ag/C3N4.5 CNBs is determined to be about 3.04 eV. The efficient photocatalytic and antibacterial activities of the composite nanomaterials are verified by testing the degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) and the inhibition zone to bacterium E. coli. The work provides a facile route to bifunctional carbon nitride-based composites with potential applications in the fields of the environment and biology.

  5. Effects of 5-HT2B, 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptor antagonists on gastrointestinal motor activity in dogs

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    Morita, Hiroki; Mochiki, Erito; Takahashi, Nobuyuki; Kawamura, Kiyoshi; Watanabe, Akira; Sutou, Toshinaga; Ogawa, Atsushi; Yanai, Mitsuhiro; Ogata, Kyoichi; Fujii, Takaaki; Ohno, Tetsuro; Tsutsumi, Souichi; Asao, Takayuki; Kuwano, Hiroyuki

    2013-01-01

    AIM: To study the effects of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptor antagonists on normal colonic motor activity in conscious dogs. METHODS: Colonic motor activity was recorded using a strain gauge force transducer in 5 dogs before and after 5-HT2B, 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptor antagonist administration. The force transducers were implanted on the serosal surfaces of the gastric antrum, terminal ileum, ileocecal sphincter and colon. Test materials or vehicle alone was administered as an intravenous bolus injection during a quiescent period of the whole colon in the interdigestive state. The effects of these receptor antagonists on normal gastrointestinal motor activity were analyzed. RESULTS: 5-HT2B, 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptor antagonists had no contractile effect on the fasting canine terminal ileum. The 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptor antagonists inhibited phase III of the interdigestive motor complex of the antrum and significantly inhibited colonic motor activity. In the proximal colon, the inhibitory effect was dose dependent. Dose dependency, however, was not observed in the distal colon. The 5-HT2B receptor antagonist had no contractile effect on normal colonic motor activity. CONCLUSION: The 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptor antagonists inhibited normal colonic motor activity. The 5-HT2B receptor antagonist had no contractile effect on normal colonic motor activity. PMID:24151388

  6. N-heterocyclic carbene-catalyzed 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition reactions: a facile synthesis of 3,5-di- and 3,4,5-trisubstituted isoxazoles.

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    Kankala, Shravankumar; Vadde, Ravinder; Vasam, Chandra Sekhar

    2011-10-26

    A first example of organo-N-heterocyclic carbene (NHC) catalyzed click-type fast 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of nitrile oxides with alkynes was developed for the regioselective synthesis of 3,5-di- and 3,4,5-trisubstituted isoxazoles. Triethylamine (Et(3)N) was employed as an effective base to generate both nitrile oxide and the organo-NHC catalyst in situ. This catalytic approach was used to attach a variety of substituents, including other biologically active fragments, onto the isoxazole ring to selectively design multinucleus structures. Further, we have also optimized the conditions for Cu(I)-free Sonogashira cross-coupling to obtain internal alkynes in high yields, which were subsequently used in cycloaddition. A catalytic cycle is proposed and the remarkable regiocontrol in the formation of isoxazoles was ascribed to a beneficial zwitterion intermediate developed by the interaction of the strongly nucleophilic organo-NHC catalyst with alkyne followed by nitrile oxide.

  7. Electronic structure and spectra of [Ru(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}pyz]{sup 2+} and [(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}Ru-pyz-Ru(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}]{sup 4+}

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    Sizova, O.V.; Ivanova, N.V.; Baranovskii, V.I.; Nikolskii, A.B.

    1995-01-01

    The electronic structure and spectra of [Ru(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}pyz]{sup 2+} and [(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}]{sup 4+} are calculated by the INDO (CINDO-E/S) method. Changes in molecular orbitals, charge distributions, and bond order indices of the pyrazine molecule and [Ru(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}pyz]{sup 2+} complex in the [(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}Ru-pyz-Ru(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}Ru-pyz-Ru(NH{sub 3}){sub 5}]{sup 4+} binuclear complex are analyzed.

  8. Antioxidant properties of trans-3,3',5,5'-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene against modification of variety of biomolecules in human blood cells treated with platinum compounds.

    PubMed

    Olas, Beata; Wachowicz, Barbara; Majsterek, Ireneusz; Blasiak, Janusz; Stochmal, Anna; Oleszek, Wieslaw

    2006-01-01

    A diet rich in natural antioxidants in combination with anticancer therapy is important in reducing morbidity and mortality in addition to diminishing toxicity and side effects of chemotherapeutic agents. Cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum II, cis-Pt) is a common chemotherapeutic agent, but it causes side effects, including hematologic toxicity with changes in the biological function of blood cells. We compared the action of two phenolic compounds isolated from the bark of Yucca schidigera: trans-3,3',5,5'-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene and resveratrol (trans-3,4',5 - trihydroxystilbene, present also in grapes and wine) on oxidative stress induced by cisplatin (used in chemotherapy) and selenium-cisplatin conjugate ([NH(3)](2)Pt(SeO(3) [Se-Pt], with a slight toxic effect on blood cells) in human blood platelets and peripheral blood lymphocytes. The trans-3,3',5,5'-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene, like resveratrol, significantly inhibited protein carbonylation (measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and western blot analysis) in blood platelets treated with platinum compounds (10 microg/mL) and markedly reduced oxidation of thiol groups of proteins in these cells. The trans-3,3',5,5'-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene, like resveratrol, caused a distinct reduction of platelet lipid peroxidation induced by platinum compounds. The combined action of the tested phenolic compounds with Se-Pt evoked a significant decrease in DNA damage (measured by the comet assay) in lymphocytes compared with cells treated with Se-Pt only. We conclude that one promising natural product may be trans-3,3',5,5'-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene, because it is a stronger antioxidant in the tested models in vitro compared with resveratrol (P < 0.05). The trans-3,3',5,5'-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxystilbene can also be useful as a protective factor against platinum compounds during chemotherapy or cancer prophylaxis.

  9. 4-Salicylideneamino-3-methyl-1,2,4-triazole-5-thione as a sensor for aniline recognition.

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    Kumar, M Saravana; Tamilarasan, R; Sreekanth, A

    2011-07-01

    Tridentate triazole based Schiff base 4-salicylideneamino-3-methyl-1,2,4-triazole-5-thione has been found to selectively detect toxic aromatic amines such as aniline and benzene-1,4-diamine by simple titration techniques like UV-visible, fluorescence spectral studies (PL) and 1H NMR titrations. The Schiff base receptor utilizes, thione sulfur, NH-thione and the phenolic hydroxyl group to form hydrogen bonded adduct of aniline and benzene-1,4-diamine with high binding affinity, followed by a slow removal of the corresponding hydrogens thus providing a promising candidate and an unique receptor for toxic aromatic amines.

  10. 4-Salicylideneamino-3-methyl-1,2,4-triazole-5-thione as a sensor for aniline recognition

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    Kumar, M. Saravana; Tamilarasan, R.; Sreekanth, A.

    2011-07-01

    Tridentate triazole based Schiff base 4-salicylideneamino-3-methyl-1,2,4-triazole-5-thione has been found to selectively detect toxic aromatic amines such as aniline and benzene-1,4-diamine by simple titration techniques like UV-visible, fluorescence spectral studies (PL) and 1H NMR titrations. The Schiff base receptor utilizes, thione sulfur, NH-thione and the phenolic hydroxyl group to form hydrogen bonded adduct of aniline and benzene-1,4-diamine with high binding affinity, followed by a slow removal of the corresponding hydrogens thus providing a promising candidate and an unique receptor for toxic aromatic amines.

  11. 4-(4-Methyl-piperazin-1-yl)-3-(5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-7-(trifluoro-meth-yl)quinoline.

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    Fun, Hoong-Kun; Arshad, Suhana; Garudachari, B; Isloor, Arun M; Satyanarayan, M N

    2011-11-01

    In the title compound, C(23)H(20)F(3)N(5)O, the piperazine ring adopts a chair conformation. The quinoline ring makes dihedral angles of 56.61 (11), 49.94 (12) and 42.58 (14)° with the piperazine ring, the 1,3,4-oxadiazole ring and the benzene ring, respectively. An intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bond generates an S(7) ring motif. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked into infinite chains along the b axis by C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds.

  12. Design, synthesis, cytotoxic evaluation and tubulin inhibitory activity of 4-aryl-5-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-2-alkylthio-1H-imidazole derivatives.

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    Assadieskandar, Amir; Amini, Mohsen; Ostad, Seyed Nasser; Riazi, Gholam Hossein; Cheraghi-Shavi, Tayebe; Shafiei, Bentolhoda; Shafiee, Abbas

    2013-05-15

    A new series of 4-aryl-5-(3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl)-2-alkylthio-1H-imidazoles were synthesized and their cytotoxic activities in vitro against four different cell lines (HT-29, MCF-7, NIH-3T3, AGS) were evaluated. Compound 6g bearing 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl moiety on ring A and 4-methoxy substituent on ring B displayed potent cytotoxic activity against all cell lines. Flow cytometry analysis and microtubule polymerization assay confirmed that cytotoxic activities of this compound were related to inhibitory effect against microtubules polymerization. Molecular modeling studies revealed that compound 6g could strongly bind to the colchicine binding site of α,β-tubulin through hydrogen bond interactions with Thrα179 and Cysβ241.

  13. Gliotoxin Suppresses Macrophage Immune Function by Subverting Phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-Trisphosphate Homeostasis.

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    Schlam, Daniel; Canton, Johnathan; Carreño, Marvin; Kopinski, Hannah; Freeman, Spencer A; Grinstein, Sergio; Fairn, Gregory D

    2016-04-05

    Aspergillus fumigatus, an opportunistic fungal pathogen, spreads in the environment by releasing numerous conidia that are capable of reaching the small alveolar airways of mammalian hosts. In otherwise healthy individuals, macrophages are responsible for rapidly phagocytosing and eliminating these conidia, effectively curbing their germination and consequent invasion of pulmonary tissue. However, under some circumstances, the fungus evades phagocyte-mediated immunity and persists in the respiratory tree. Here, we report thatA. fumigatusescapes macrophage recognition by strategically targeting phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate [PtdIns(3,4,5)P3] metabolism through gliotoxin, a potent immunosuppressive mycotoxin. Time-lapse microscopy revealed that, in response to the toxin, macrophages cease to ruffle, undergo abrupt membrane retraction, and fail to phagocytose large targets effectively. Gliotoxin was found to prevent integrin activation and interfere with actin dynamics, both of which are instrumental for phagocytosis; similar effects were noted in immortalized and primary phagocytes. Detailed studies of the underlying molecular mechanisms of toxicity revealed that inhibition of phagocytosis is attributable to impaired accumulation of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3and the associated dysregulation of downstream effectors, including Rac and/or Cdc42. Strikingly, in response to the diacylglycerol mimetic phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate, gliotoxin-treated macrophages reactivate beta integrins, reestablish actin dynamics, and regain phagocytic capacity, despite the overt absence of plasmalemmal PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 Together, our findings identify phosphoinositide metabolism as a critical upstream target of gliotoxin and also indicate that increased diacylglycerol levels can bypass the requirement for PtdIns(3,4,5)P3signaling during membrane ruffling and phagocytosis. Aspergillus fumigatusis the most frequent cause of human infections in theAspergillusgenus. In immunocompromised

  14. Solution and solid-supported synthesis of 3,4,5-trisubstituted 1,2,4-triazole-based peptidomimetics.

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    Boeglin, Damien; Cantel, Sonia; Heitz, Annie; Martinez, Jean; Fehrentz, Jean-Alain

    2003-11-13

    [reaction: see text] 3,4,5-Trisubstituted 1,2,4-triazoles were synthesized in solution from various thioamides and hydrazides in smooth experimental conditions leading to peptidomimetic scaffolds. This strategy was found to be compatible with the usual peptide synthesis protecting groups. This methodology was then applied on solid support by anchoring alpha-amino acids through their amino function to an activated carbonate resin.

  15. The seventh spectrum of platinum (Pt VII): Analysis of the (5d4 + 5d3 6 s) - 5d3 6 p transition array

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    Azarov, Vladimir I.; Gayasov, Robert R.

    2017-05-01

    The spectrum of platinum was observed in the (300-2100) Å wavelength region. The (5d4+5d36s)-5d36p transition array of six times ionized platinum, Pt VII, has been investigated and 759 spectral lines have been classified in the region of (337-1273) Å. The analysis has led to the determination of the 5d4, 5d36s and 5d36p configurations. All 34 theoretically possible 5d4 levels, 35 of 38 possible 5d36s levels and 108 of 110 possible 5d36p levels have been established. The orthogonal operators technique was used to calculate the level structure and transition probabilities. The energy parameters have been determined by the least squares fit to the observed levels. Calculated transition probability and energy values, as well as LS-compositions obtained from the fitted parameters are presented.

  16. Proton Relaxation in 1, 3, 5-Triamino-2, 4, 6-Trinitrobenzene (TATB).

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    1980-06-16

    AD-AO? 209 NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC F/G 7/4 PROTON RELAXATION IN 1. 3, 5-TRIAMINO-2, 4. 6-TRINITROBENZENE C-ETC(Ul~JUN A0 A N GARROWAY , H A...TATB) 1 April - 31 September 1979 S. PERFORMING ORG. REPORT NUMBER 7. AUTHOR(a) S. CONTRACT OR GRANT NUMBER(@) A.N. Garroway and H.A. Resing DE-AP-03

  17. 3. Credit WCT. Original 4"x5" black and white negative is ...

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    3. Credit WCT. Original 4"x5" black and white negative is housed in the JPL Archives, Pasadena, California. This view of the vibrator shows a large mounted ATS (Advanced Technology Satellite) motor. Accelerometer instrumentation has been added. JPL caption reads "C-210E Vibration Exciter ATS Accelerometer Installation on Q4TX AXIS" (JPL negative no. 384-5848B, 31 March 1966). - Jet Propulsion Laboratory Edwards Facility, Test Stand G, Edwards Air Force Base, Boron, Kern County, CA

  18. Vapor phase growth of group 3, 4, and 5 compounds by HCl transport of elements

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    Tyagi, R. C.; Debnam, W. J., Jr.; Mcnear, M. F.; Crouch, R. K.; Breckenridge, R. A.

    1973-01-01

    Technique has been devised for vapor-phase epitaxial growth of group 3, 4, and 5 binary, ternary, or quaternary compounds by HCl transport of the constituent elements or dopants. Technique uses all the constituents of the alloy system in their elemental form. Transport of these elements by an HCl + H2 carrier gas facilitates their transport as subchlorides.

  19. 5. 3/4 VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM THE WEST BANK OF ...

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    5. 3/4 VIEW OF BRIDGE FROM THE WEST BANK OF THE IOWA RIVER, LOOKING SOUTHWEST. PIERS FROM THE OLD BENTON STREET BRIDGE CAN BE SEEN IN THE WATER TO THE LEFT OF THE BRIDGE Harms - Benton Street Bridge, Spanning Iowa River at Benton Street, Iowa City, Johnson County, IA

  20. Palladium-catalyzed phosphonylation: synthesis of C3-, C4-, and C5-phosphonylated pyrazoles.

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    Tran, Gaël; Gomez Pardo, Domingo; Tsuchiya, Tomoki; Hillebrand, Stefan; Vors, Jean-Pierre; Cossy, Janine

    2013-11-01

    A palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling between 3-, 4-, and 5-halo-pyrazoles and H-phosphonates, H-phosphinates, and secondary phosphine oxides has been developed. This coupling reaction constitutes the first general method allowing the introduction of a great diversity of phosphorus substituents on the different carbons of the pyrazole ring in a one-step process.

  1. 4. PART 1 OF 3 PART PANORAMA WITH NOS. CA265J5 ...

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    4. PART 1 OF 3 PART PANORAMA WITH NOS. CA-265-J-5 AND CA-265-J-6 OF FIGUEROA STREET AND LOS ANGELES RIVER VIADUCTS. NOTE TUNNEL NO.1 NORTH PORTAL AT LEFT REAR. LOOKING 268°W. - Arroyo Seco Parkway, Figueroa Street Viaduct, Spanning Los Angeles River, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

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    5. PART 2 OF 3 PART PANORAMA WITH NOS. CA-265-J-4 AND CA-265-J-6 OF FIGUEROA STREET AND LOS ANGELES RIVER VIADUCTS. LOOKING 308°W. - Arroyo Seco Parkway, Figueroa Street Viaduct, Spanning Los Angeles River, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

  3. Guidelines for Health Assessment and Intervention Techniques for 3, 4, and 5 Year Old Children.

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    Bentley, Judy K.

    These guidelines were developed to help registered nurses identify preschoolers with potential handicaps in the course of health assessments. Contents include guidelines on 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. Contents are organized within age levels in terms of functioning levels and anticipatory guidance. Functional areas covered include physical,…

  4. 2-[4-Acetyl-5-(biphenyl-4-yl)-4,5-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl]phenyl acetate

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    Yehye, Wagee A.; Ariffin, Azhar; Rahman, Noorsaadah Abdul; Ng, Seik Weng

    2010-01-01

    In the title mol­ecule, C24H20N2O4, the five-membered oxadiazole ring is nearly planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.053 Å) and the phenyl ring of the biphenyl unit attached to it forms a dihedral angle of 73.2 (1)°; the other phenyl ring is close to coplanar with the oxadiazole ring [dihedral angle = 6.2 (2)°]. PMID:21580697

  5. Zincoberaunite, ZnFe3+ 5(PO4)4(OH)5ṡ6H2O, a new mineral from the Hagendorf South pegmatite, Germany

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    Chukanov, Nikita V.; Pekov, Igor V.; Grey, Ian E.; Price, Jason R.; Britvin, Sergey N.; Krzhizhanovskaya, Maria G.; Kampf, Anthony R.; Dünkel, Bernhard; Keck, Erich; Belakovskiy, Dmitry I.; MacRae, Colin M.

    2017-06-01

    The new mineral zincoberaunite, ideally ZnFe3+ 5(PO4)4(OH)5·6H2O, the Zn analogue of beraunite, is found in the Hagendorf South granitic pegmatite, Hagendorf, Bavaria, Germany, in two associations: (1) with potassium feldspar, quartz, jungite, phosphophyllite and mitridatite (the holotype) and (2) with flurlite, plimerite, Zn-bearing beraunite, schoonerite, parascholzite/scholzite, robertsite and altered phosphophyllite (the cotype). Zincoberaunite occurs as radial or randomly oriented aggregates of flexible fibers up to 1.5 mm long and up to 3 μm thick. D calc is 2.92 g/cm3 for the holotype and 2.94 g/cm3 for the cotype. Zincoberaunite is optically biaxial (-), α = 1.745(5), β = 1.760(5), γ = 1.770(5), 2 V meas = 80(5)°. Chemical composition of the holotype (electron probe microanalyser; H2O by gas chromatography of ignition products) is: MgO 0.28 wt%, CaO 0.47 wt%, ZnO 7.36 wt%, Al2O3 0.88 wt%, Fe2O3 42.42 wt%, P2O5 31.63 wt%, H2O 16.2 wt%, total 101.1 wt%. The empirical formula calculated on the basis of 27 oxygen atoms per formula unit is (Zn0.83Ca0.08Mg0.06)∑0.97(Fe3+ 4.88Al0.16)∑5.04(PO4)4.09(OH)4.78 · 5.86H2O. Zincoberaunite is monoclinic, space group C2 /c; refined unit cell parameters (for the holotype at room temperature and the cotype at 100 K, respectively) are: a 20.837(2) and 20.836(4), b 5.1624(4) and 5.148(1), c 19.250(1) and 19.228(4) Å, β 93.252(5) and 93.21(3)°, V 2067.3(3) and 2059.2(7) Å3, Z = 4. The crystal structure of the holotype specimen has been refined by the Rietveld method ( R p = 0.30 %; R B = 0.18 %) whereas the structure of the cotype has been solved from the single crystal data and refined to R 1 = 0.056 based on 1900 unique reflections with I > 2σ( I). The strongest reflections of the powder X-ray diffraction pattern of the holotype specimen [( d, Å) ( I, %) ( hkl)] are: 10.37 (100) (200), 9.58 (32) (002), 7.24 (26) (20-2), 4.817 (22) (111), 4.409 (13) (112), 3.483 (14) (11-4, 600), 3.431 (14) (404), 3.194 (15

  6. Zincoberaunite, ZnFe3+ 5(PO4)4(OH)5ṡ6H2O, a new mineral from the Hagendorf South pegmatite, Germany

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    Chukanov, Nikita V.; Pekov, Igor V.; Grey, Ian E.; Price, Jason R.; Britvin, Sergey N.; Krzhizhanovskaya, Maria G.; Kampf, Anthony R.; Dünkel, Bernhard; Keck, Erich; Belakovskiy, Dmitry I.; MacRae, Colin M.

    2016-11-01

    The new mineral zincoberaunite, ideally ZnFe3+ 5(PO4)4(OH)5·6H2O, the Zn analogue of beraunite, is found in the Hagendorf South granitic pegmatite, Hagendorf, Bavaria, Germany, in two associations: (1) with potassium feldspar, quartz, jungite, phosphophyllite and mitridatite (the holotype) and (2) with flurlite, plimerite, Zn-bearing beraunite, schoonerite, parascholzite/scholzite, robertsite and altered phosphophyllite (the cotype). Zincoberaunite occurs as radial or randomly oriented aggregates of flexible fibers up to 1.5 mm long and up to 3 μm thick. D calc is 2.92 g/cm3 for the holotype and 2.94 g/cm3 for the cotype. Zincoberaunite is optically biaxial (-), α = 1.745(5), β = 1.760(5), γ = 1.770(5), 2V meas = 80(5)°. Chemical composition of the holotype (electron probe microanalyser; H2O by gas chromatography of ignition products) is: MgO 0.28 wt%, CaO 0.47 wt%, ZnO 7.36 wt%, Al2O3 0.88 wt%, Fe2O3 42.42 wt%, P2O5 31.63 wt%, H2O 16.2 wt%, total 101.1 wt%. The empirical formula calculated on the basis of 27 oxygen atoms per formula unit is (Zn0.83Ca0.08Mg0.06)∑0.97(Fe3+ 4.88Al0.16)∑5.04(PO4)4.09(OH)4.78 · 5.86H2O. Zincoberaunite is monoclinic, space group C2/c; refined unit cell parameters (for the holotype at room temperature and the cotype at 100 K, respectively) are: a 20.837(2) and 20.836(4), b 5.1624(4) and 5.148(1), c 19.250(1) and 19.228(4) Å, β 93.252(5) and 93.21(3)°, V 2067.3(3) and 2059.2(7) Å3, Z = 4. The crystal structure of the holotype specimen has been refined by the Rietveld method (R p = 0.30 %; R B = 0.18 %) whereas the structure of the cotype has been solved from the single crystal data and refined to R 1 = 0.056 based on 1900 unique reflections with I > 2σ(I). The strongest reflections of the powder X-ray diffraction pattern of the holotype specimen [(d, Å) (I, %) (hkl)] are: 10.37 (100) (200), 9.58 (32) (002), 7.24 (26) (20-2), 4.817 (22) (111), 4.409 (13) (112), 3.483 (14) (11-4, 600), 3.431 (14) (404), 3.194 (15) (006, 31-4

  7. Regulation of histamine- and UTP-induced increases in Ins(1,4,5)P3, Ins (1,3,4,5)P4 and Ca2+ by cyclic AMP in DDT1 MF-2 cells.

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    Sipma, H; Duin, M; Hoiting, B; den Hertog, A; Nelemans, A

    1995-01-01

    1. Stimulation of P2U-purinoceptors with UTP or histamine H1-receptors with histamine gave rise to the formation of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate (Ins(1,4,5)P3) and inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate (Ins(1,3,4,5)P4) in DDT1 MF-2 smooth muscle cells. 2. Stimulation of P2U-purinoceptors or histamine H1-receptors caused an increase in cytoplasmic Ca2+, consisting of an initial peak, representing the release of Ca2+ from internal stores and a sustained phase representing Ca2+ influx. 3. The P2U-purinoceptor-mediated Ca(2+)-entry mechanism was more sensitive to UTP than Ca(2+)-mobilization (EC50: 3.3 microM +/- 0.4 microM vs 55.1 microM +/- 9.2 microM), in contrast to these processes activated by histamine H1-receptors (EC50: 5.8 microM +/- 0.6 microM vs 3.1 microM +/- 0.5 microM). 4. Pre-stimulation of cells with several adenosine 3':5'-cyclic monophosphate (cyclic AMP) elevating agents, reduced the histamine H1-receptor-mediated formation of Ins(1,4,5)P3 and Ins(1,3,4,5)P4. Forskolin completely inhibited Ins(1,4,5)P3 formation (IC50: 158 +/- 24 nM) whereas Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 formation was inhibited by only 45% (IC50: 173 +/- 16 nM). The P2U-purinoceptor-mediated production of these inositol phosphates was not affected by cyclic AMP. 5. Forskolin and isoprenaline reduced the histamine-induced increase in cytoplasmic Ca2+, as measured in Ca2+ containing medium and in nominally Ca(2+)-free medium but did not change the UTP-induced increase in cytoplasmic Ca2+. 6. These results clearly demonstrate that cyclic AMP differentially regulates components of the histamine induced phospholipase C signal transduction pathway. Furthermore, cyclic AMP does not affect the phospholipase C pathway activated by stimulation of P2U-purinoceptors in DDT1 MF-2 cells.

  8. Spectroscopic and laser properties of Er(3+):Yb(3+):LuAl(3)(BO(3))(4) crystal at 1.5-1.6 microm.

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    Chen, Yujin; Lin, Yanfu; Huang, Jianhua; Gong, Xinghong; Luo, Zundu; Huang, Yidong

    2010-06-21

    An Er(3+):Yb(3+):LuAl(3)(BO(3))(4) crystal doped with 24.1 at.% Yb(3+) and 1.1 at.% Er(3+) ions was grown by the flux method. The polarized spectroscopic properties related to the operation of 1.5-1.6 microm laser of the crystal were evaluated at room temperature. The laser properties of a 0.7-mm-thick, c-cut crystal were investigated in diode-end-pumped hemispherical and plano-plano cavities, respectively. Compared with those of Er(3+):Yb(3+):YAl(3)(BO(3))(4) crystal obtained under similar experimental conditions, higher maximum output peak power, higher slope efficiency, and lower threshold were achieved in the Er(3+):Yb(3+):LuAl(3)(BO(3))(4) crystal.

  9. 2,2,6,6-Tetra-bromo-3,4,4,5-tetra-meth-oxy-cyclo-hexa-none.

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    Faizi, Md Serajul Haque; Mashrai, Ashraf; Shahid, M

    2014-07-01

    In the title compound, C10H14Br4O5, synthesized from the meth-oxy Schiff base N-(pyridin-2-ylmeth-yl)meth-oxy-aniline and mol-ecular bromine, the cyclo-hexa-none ring has a chair conformation with one of the four meth-oxy groups equatorially orientated with respect to the carbonyl group and the others axially orientated. The C-Br bond lengthsvary from 1.942 (4) to1.964 (4) Å. In the crystal, weak C-H⋯Ocarbon-yl hydrogen-bonding inter-actions generate chains extending along the b-axis direction. Also present in the structure are two short inter-molecular Br⋯Ometh-oxy inter-actions [3.020 (3) and 3.073 (4) Å].

  10. Synthesis and Thermal Decomposition Mechanism of the Energetic Compound 3,5-Dinitro-4-nitroxypyrazole

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    Feng, Xiao-Qin; Cao, Duan-Lin; Cui, Jian-Lan

    2016-07-01

    A novel energetic material, 3,5-dinitro-4-nitroxypyrazole (DNNP), was synthesized via nitration and nucleophilic substitution reaction using 4-chloropyrazole as raw material. The structure of DNNP was characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and elemental analysis. Its detonation properties were calculated and compared with those of other commonly used energetic compounds. The thermal decomposition mechanism of DNNP was studied by means of thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry coupled with a mass spectrometry (DSC-MS). The results show that the detonation properties of DNNP were better than those of TNT and comparable to those of 1,3,5-trinitroperhydro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) and octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX). In addition, the thermal decomposition mechanism of DNNP was supposed. Initially, the O-NO2 bond was broken, thereby producing a nitropyrazole oxygen radical. Subsequently, the nitropyrazole oxygen radical was decomposed by free radical cleavage of nitro or isomerized to nitritepyrazole and subsequently decomposed by free radical cleavage of the nitroso group. Finally, pyrazole ring fission occurred and produced N2, NO, N2O, and CO2.

  11. Quantitation of N-(3,5-dichloropyrid-4-yl)-3-cyclopentyloxy-4-methoxybenzamide and 4-amino-3,5-dichloropyridine in rat and mouse plasma by LC/MS/MS.

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    Cassidy, K C; Muc, M; Hsu, R; Jayyosi, Z; Marietta, M P

    2000-06-01

    The metabolism of N-(3,5-dichloropyrid-4-yl)-3-cyclopentyloxy-4-methoxybenzamide (RP73401), a phosphodiesterase IV (PDE IV) inhibitor is extensive (unpublished); however, until recently, studies for this compound did not report 4-amino-3,5-dichloropyridine (ADCP) as a metabolite either in vitro or in vivo. This prompted a reinvestigation into the metabolism of RP73401 in rats and mice using mass spectrometry. The results of the reinvestigation confirmed that 4-amino-3,5-dichloropyridine was formed via the metabolism of RP73401 both in vitro and in vivo. In order to further investigate RP73401 hydrolysis in vivo, a liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry assay was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of RP73401 and ADCP in rat and mouse plasma. The method used Waters Oasis HLB brand solid phase extraction cartridges to isolate the analytes (RP73401 and ADCP) and internal standard from the plasma. HPLC chromatographic separation was achieved using a Zorbax SB C18 HPLC column and detection was accomplished using positive ion atmospheric pressure chemical ionization tandem mass spectroscopy in multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode. The assay was developed and validated over the range of 0.5-100 ng ml(-1) for RP73401 and 5-500 ng ml(-1) for ADCP using 0.050 ml of plasma. The assay proved to be sensitive, accurate, precise and specific for RP73401 and ADCP. Intraday and interday quality control results routinely showed accuracy and precision to be within +/- 20%. This LC/MS/MS method was subsequently employed to investigate the hydrolysis of RP73401 in the rat and mouse, and determine the effects of tri-o-tolyl phosphate (TOTP, a carboxylesterase inhibitor) preadministration on the hydrolysis reaction in the rat.

  12. A single crystal X-ray and HRTEM study of new series of compounds DyCu x ( x=4.5, 4 and 3.5)

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    Černý, R.; Guénée, L.; Wessicken, R.

    2003-08-01

    A series of monoclinic compounds DyCu x ( x=4.5,4 and 3.5) is described. It is constructed from structural blocks AB5 (cubic AuBe 5 structure type) and AB2 (cubic MgCu 2 structure type) by stacking nAB5+ AB2 and giving the compositions A2B7, AB4, A4B17, A5B22, A6B27,…, AB5. The resulting monoclinic superstructures can be derived from the cubic AuBe 5 type by introducing planar defects parallel to { hhh} that lead to a nearly orthogonal ≈( n+2)×( n+2)×( n+2-0.5) supercells. The present series is analogous to the monoclinic-hexagonal-trigonal-orthorhombic series An+1 B5 n+2 obtained by the stacking ( n-1) AB5+ A2B7 where AB5 is of the hexagonal CaCu 5 structure type and A2B7 is of the monoclinic Zr 2Ni 7 structure type.

  13. Sol-gel synthesis and luminescence of unexpected microrod crystalline Ca 5La 5(SiO 4) 3(PO 4) 3O 2:Dy 3+ phosphors employing different silicate sources

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    Yan, Bing; Huang, Honghua

    2007-08-01

    Ca5La5(SiO4)3(PO4)3O2 doped with Dy3+ were synthesized by sol-gel technology with hybrid precursor employed four different silicate sources, 3-aminopropyl-trimethoxysilane (APMS), 3-aminopropyl-triethoxysilane (APES), 3-aminopropyl-methyl-diethoxysilane (APMES) and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS), respectively. The SEM diagraphs show that there exist some novel unexpected morphological structures of microrod owing to the crosslinking reagents than TEOS as silicate source for their amphipathy template effect. X-ray pictures confirm that Ca5La5(SiO4)3(PO4)3O2:Dy3+ compound is formed by a pure apatitic phase. The Dy3+ ions could emit white light in Ca5La5(SiO4)3(PO4)3O2 compound, and the ratio of Y/B is 1.1, when the Dy3+ doped concentration is 1.0 mol%.

  14. DFT study on energetic tetrazolo-[1,5-b]-1,2,4,5-tetrazine and 1,2,4-triazolo-[4,3-b]-1,2,4,5-tetrazine derivatives.

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    Wei, Tao; Zhu, Weihua; Zhang, Jingjing; Xiao, Heming

    2010-07-15

    The heats of formation (HOFs) for a series of tetrazolo-[1,5-b]-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (TETZ) and 1,2,4-triazolo-[4,3-b]-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (TTZ) derivatives were studied by using density functional theory. The results show that the substitution of the -N(3) or -N(NO(2))(2) group in the TETZ or TTZ ring extremely enhances its HOF values. For monosubstituted case, attachment of a substituent to position 8 in the TETZ or TTZ ring will increase its energy gaps except for the derivatives with the -NO(2) group. It is also found that the energy gap of TTZ can be tuned by incorporating a substituent into different positions in the parent ring. The substitution of the -NH(2) group in the TETZ ring is favorable for enhancing its thermal stability. For the TTZ ring, different substituted positions and number of the substituent might affect its thermal stability. The calculated detonation properties indicate that incorporating the -NO(2), -NF(2), -ONO(2), or -N(NO(2))(2) group into the TETZ or TTZ ring is very helpful for enhancing its detonation performance. Considered the detonation performance and thermal stability, four derivatives may be regarded as the promising candidates of high-energy density materials (HEDMs).

  15. VizieR Online Data Catalog: 3XMM-DR4 QSO candidates at 35.5 (Khorunzhev+, 2016)

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    Khorunzhev, G. A.; Burenin, R. A.; Mescheryakov, A. V.; Sazonov, S. Yu.

    2016-03-01

    The catalog of X-ray selected (3XMM-DR4) quasar candidates with photometric redshifts 2.755.5. The photometric redshifts have been determined using SDSS, 2MASS and WISE photometry. Known spectroscopic redshifts from the Half Million Quasars catalogue (Flesch, 2015, Cat. VII/273) and the SDSS spectroscopic programm (Alam et al., 2015ApJS..219...12A) are also included. table1.dat lists objects with photometric redshifts 2.75.5. table2.dat lists known spectroscopic z>3 quasars from 3XMM-DR4 that have not been selected by our algorithm. (2 data files).

  16. Regulation of vascular L-type Ca2+ channels by phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate.

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    Le Blanc, Catherine; Mironneau, Chantal; Barbot, Caroline; Henaff, Morgana; Bondeva, Tzvetanka; Wetzker, Reinhard; Macrez, Nathalie

    2004-08-06

    Modulation of voltage-gated L-type Ca2+ channels by phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) regulates Ca2+ entry and plays a crucial role in vascular excitation-contraction coupling. Angiotensin II (Ang II) activates Ca2+ entry by stimulating L-type Ca2+ channels through Gbeta-sensitive PI3K in portal vein myocytes. Moreover, PI3K and Ca2+ entry activation have been reported to be necessary for receptor tyrosine kinase-coupled and G protein-coupled receptor-induced DNA synthesis in vascular cells. We have previously shown that tyrosine kinase-regulated class Ia and G protein-regulated class Ib PI3Ks are able to modulate vascular L-type Ca2+ channels. PI3Ks display 2 enzymatic activities: a lipid-kinase activity leading to the formation of phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate [PI(3,4,5)P3 or PIP3] and a serine-kinase activity. Here we show that exogenous PIP3 applied into the cell through the patch pipette is able to reproduce the Ca2+ channel-stimulating effect of Ang II and PI3Ks. Moreover, the Ang II-induced PI3K-mediated stimulation of Ca2+ channel and the resulting increase in cytosolic Ca2+ concentration are blocked by the anti-PIP3 antibody. Mutants of PI3K transfected into vascular myocytes also revealed the essential role of the lipid-kinase activity of PI3K in Ang II-induced Ca2+ responses. These results suggest that PIP3 is necessary and sufficient to activate a Ca2+ influx in vascular myocytes stimulated by Ang II.

  17. Novel H5 clade 2.3.4.4 reassortant (H5N1) virus from a green-winged teal in Washington, USA.

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    Kim Torchetti, Mia; Killian, Mary-Lea; Dusek, Robert J.; Pedersen, Janice C.; Hines, Nichole; Bodenstein, Barbara L.; White, C. LeAnn; Ip, Hon S.

    2015-01-01

    Eurasian (EA)-origin H5N8 clade 2.3.4.4 avian influenza viruses were first detected in North America during December 2014. Subsequent reassortment with North American (AM) low-pathogenic wild-bird-origin avian influenza has generated at least two reassortants, including an EA/AM H5N1 from an apparently healthy wild green-winged teal, suggesting continued ongoing reassortment.

  18. Some properties of YBamCu1+mOy(m = 2, 3, 4, 5) superconductors

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    Chainok, Piyamas; Khuntak, Thanarat; Sujinnapram, Supphadate; Tiyasri, Somporn; Wongphakdee, Wirat; Kruaehong, Thitipong; Nilkamjon, Tunyanop; Ratreng, Sermsuk; Udomsamuthirun, Pongkaew

    2015-02-01

    We synthesized the YBamCu1+mOy superconductors; m = 2, 3, 4, 5 that were Y123 (YBa2 Cu3O7-x), Y134 (YBa3Cu4O9-x), Y145 (YBa4Cu5O11-x), Y156 (YBa5Cu6O13-x), by solid state reaction with the Y2O3, BaCO3 and CuO as the beginning materials. The calcination temperature was 950°C and varied the sintering temperature to be 950°C and 980°C. The resistivity measurement by four-point-probe technique showed that the Tconset of Y123, Y134, Y145, Y156 were at 97, 93, 91, 85 K, respectively. The XRD and Rietveld full-profile analysis method were used and found that the crystal structure was in the orthorhombic with Pmmm space group with the ratio c/a were 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 for Y123, Y134, Y145 and Y156, respectively. The oxygen content was characterized by Iodometric titration. The (Cu3+/Cu2+ and Oxygen content) were (0.28, 6.83), (0.19, 8.81), (0.13, 10.79), (0.16, 12.92) of Y123, Y134, Y145, Y156, respectively. We also found that the increasing of sintering temperature has reduced the oxygen content and the critical temperature of all samples.

  19. Proceedings of the Twelfth Conference on Environmental Toxicology 3, 4 and 5 November 1981

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1982-04-01

    fluorene A i.p. 25.00 1.9 + Aflatoxin B1 A i.p. 0.70 5.6 + Fluorodeoxyuridine A i.p. 0.20 0.3 Bromodeoxyuridine A i.p. 0.16 0.4 Iododeoxyuridilne A i.p...and Stoner, 1975), and aflatoxin B1 (Weider et al., 1968), whose predominant biological effect is hepatotoxicity and hepatocarcinogenicity in the rat...Dichlorophenyl-N- carbamoyl 101 12/15 1.3 85 Aflatoxin B1 700 14/14 5.6 120 Thio-TEPA 499 16/20 1.5 143 Estradiol mustard 2,028 19/19 4.9 179 Ethyl carbamate

  20. Lithium europium(III) molybdate(VI), Li(3.5)Eu(1.5)(MoO(4))(4).

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    Zhao, Dan; Zhu, Jing; Liang, Peng; Chang, Huan; He, Rong

    2012-02-01

    The title compound, Li(3.5)Eu(1.5)(MoO(4))(4), was prepared by solid-state reactions. The fundamental building units of the structure are LiO(4) polyhedra (site symmetry [Formula: see text]), distorted LiO(6) polyhedra and MoO(4) tetra-hedra, which are further inter-connected via corner-sharing O atoms. One site is occupied by both Li and Eu atoms in a substituent disordered manner (0.25:0.75), and the Li/Eu atoms are coordinated by eight O atoms in a distorted square-antiprismatic manner.

  1. Accelerators (4/5)

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    None

    2016-07-12

    1a) Introduction and motivation 1b) History and accelerator types 2) Transverse beam dynamics 3a) Longitudinal beam dynamics 3b) Figure of merit of a synchrotron/collider 3c) Beam control 4) Main limiting factors 5) Technical challenges Prerequisite knowledge: Previous knowledge of accelerators is not required.

  2. Synthesis, Antimicrobial and Antiinflammatory Activity of 2,5-Disubstituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles

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    Nagalakshmi, G.

    2008-01-01

    In the present study, 2,5-disubstituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles (3a-o) have been synthesized by the condensation of 4-methoxybenzohydrazide (1) with different aromatic acids (2a-o) in presence of phosphoryl chloride. The structural assignment of this compound (3a-o) has been made on the basis of elemental analysis, UV, IR, 1H NMR and mass spectral data. The synthesized compounds were screened for their in vitro growth inhibiting activity against different strains of bacteria and fungi viz., Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus megaterium, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Shigella dysenteriae, Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger and Aspergillus flavus were compared with the standard antibiotics such as chloramphenicol (50 μg/ml) and griseofulvin (50 μg/ml) using well agar diffusion technique. Compounds 3e, 3g, 3h and 3m exhibits highest antibacterial activity and compounds 3d, 3g and 3h showed better antifungal activity. The synthesized compounds (3a-o) were screened for their in vitro antiinflammatory activity against carrageenan-induced rat paw oedema. Compounds 3f and 3i were found to be most active compound of this series, which shows 46.42% and 50% inflammation inhibitory activity, whereas standard drug phenylbutazone exhibit 53.57% antiinflammatory activity at a dose of 50 mg/kg po. PMID:20390080

  3. Thermally stable compositions including 2,4,8,10-tetranitro-5H-pyrido[3',2':4,5][1,2,3]triazolo[1,2-a]benzotriazo- l-6-ium, inner salt

    DOEpatents

    Hiskey, Michael A.; Huynh, My Hang

    2010-01-26

    An explosive formulation including 2,4,8,10-tetranitro-5H-pyrido[3',2':4,5][1,2,3]triazolo[1,2-a]benzotriazo- l-6-ium, inner salt and a high temperature binder is disclosed together with a process of preparing 2,4,8,10-tetranitro-5H-pyrido[3',2':4,5][1,2,3]triazolo[1,2-a]benzotriazo- l-6-ium, inner salt.

  4. Synthesis of 5-chloroformycin A, 5-chloro-2'-deoxyformycin A and certain related 5,7-disubstituted 3-beta-D-ribofuranosylpyrazolo[4,3-d] pyrimidines from formycin A.

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    Upadhya, K G; Sanghvi, Y S; Robins, R K; Revankar, G R; Ugarkar, B G

    1986-01-01

    A facile synthesis of 7-amino-5-chloro-3-beta-D-ribofuranosylpyrazolo [4,3-d]pyrimidine (5-chloroformycin A, 6), 7-amino-5-chloro-3-(2-deoxy-beta-D-erythro-pentofuranosyl) pyrazolo [4,3-d]-pyrimidine (5-chloro-2'-deoxyformycin A, 13) and certain related 5,7-disubstituted pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidine ribonucleosides is described starting with formycin A. Thiation of tri-O-acetyloxoformycin B (4b) with phosphorus pentasulfide, followed 3-beta-D-ribofuranosyl-7-thioxopyrazolo[4,3-d] pyrimidin-5(1H,4H,6H)-one (3b) in excellent yield. Chlorination of 4b with either phosphorus oxychloride or phenyl phosphonicdichloride furnished the key intermediate 5,7-dichloro-3-(2,3, 5-tri-O-acetyl-beta-D-ribofuranosyl)pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidine (5a), which on deacetylation afforded 5,7-dichloro-3-beta-D-ribofuranosylpyrazolo [4,3-d]pyrimidine (5b). Ammonolysis of 5a with liquid ammonia gave 6, whereas with MeOH/NH3, a mixture of 6 and 7-methoxy-5-chloro-3-beta-D-ribofuranosylpyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidine (7) was obtained. Reaction of 6 with lithium azide and subsequent hydrogenation afforded 5-aminoformycin A (10). Treatment of 5a with thiourea gave 5-chloro-3-(2,3,5-tri-O-acetyl-beta-D-ribofuranosyl) pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidine-7(1H,6H)-thione (8a), which on further reaction with sodium hydrosulfide furnished 3-beta-D-ribofuranosylpyrazolo [4,3-d]pyrimidine-5,7(1H,4H,6H)-dithione (11). The four-step deoxygenation procedure using phenoxythiocarbonylation of the 2'-hydroxy group of the 3', 5'-protected 6 gave 5-chloro-2'-deoxyformycin A (13). PMID:3951995

  5. Investigation of the association behaviors between bovine serum albumin and 2-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(N-acetyl)-5-(2,4-dichlorophenoxymethyl)-1,3,4-oxodiazoline.

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    Huang, Zhenzhong; Wang, Ruiling; Han, Erwei; Xu, Lifan; Song, Yonghai

    2013-07-01

    The study was designed to examine the interaction between 2-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(N-acetyl)-5-(2,4-dichlorophenoxymethyl)-1,3,4-oxodiazoline (MPNDO) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) under physiological conditions by using fluorescence spectroscopy, ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy and circular dichroism spectroscopy and atomic force microscope. Spectroscopic analysis of the fluorescence emission quenching and ultraviolet absorption revealed that the quenching mechanism of bovine serum albumin by MPNDO was static quenching procedure. The binding constant and binding sites number at different temperatures were measured. The average binding distances between donor (BSA) and acceptor (MPNDO) was estimated to be 1.46 nm (301 K), based on the Föster non-radioactive energy transfer theory. An average size of 3.1 nm had a high proportion and these dots might be ascribed to BSA, some other dots with an average size of 6.6 nm might result from BSA-MPNDO bioconjugates while the average diameter of MPNDO was 1.6 nm, which was reasonable to conclude that one BSA-MPNDO bioconjugates consisted of one BSA and one MPNDO. The thermodynamic parameters, enthalpy change (ΔH), entropy change (ΔS) and free energy change (ΔG) were calculated, which indicated that the action force was mainly van der Waals forces. The data collected through synchronous fluorescence, FT-IR spectroscopy and circular dichroism spectroscopy demonstrated that the conformation of BSA was not affected obviously in the presence of MPNDO.

  6. Investigation of the association behaviors between bovine serum albumin and 2-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(N-acetyl)-5-(2,4-dichlorophenoxymethyl)-1,3,4-oxodiazoline

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    Huang, Zhenzhong; Wang, Ruiling; Han, Erwei; Xu, Lifan; Song, Yonghai

    2013-07-01

    The study was designed to examine the interaction between 2-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(N-acetyl)-5-(2,4-dichlorophenoxymethyl)-1,3,4-oxodiazoline (MPNDO) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) under physiological conditions by using fluorescence spectroscopy, ultraviolet absorption spectroscopy, FT-IR spectroscopy and circular dichroism spectroscopy and atomic force microscope. Spectroscopic analysis of the fluorescence emission quenching and ultraviolet absorption revealed that the quenching mechanism of bovine serum albumin by MPNDO was static quenching procedure. The binding constant and binding sites number at different temperatures were measured. The average binding distances between donor (BSA) and acceptor (MPNDO) was estimated to be 1.46 nm (301 K), based on the Föster non-radioactive energy transfer theory. An average size of 3.1 nm had a high proportion and these dots might be ascribed to BSA, some other dots with an average size of 6.6 nm might result from BSA-MPNDO bioconjugates while the average diameter of MPNDO was 1.6 nm, which was reasonable to conclude that one BSA-MPNDO bioconjugates consisted of one BSA and one MPNDO. The thermodynamic parameters, enthalpy change (ΔH), entropy change (ΔS) and free energy change (ΔG) were calculated, which indicated that the action force was mainly van der Waals forces. The data collected through synchronous fluorescence, FT-IR spectroscopy and circular dichroism spectroscopy demonstrated that the conformation of BSA was not affected obviously in the presence of MPNDO.

  7. Magnetic and natural optical activity of f- f transitions in multiferroic Nd0.5Gd0.5Fe3(BO3)4

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    Malakhovskii, A. V.; Sukhachev, A. L.; Leont'ev, A. A.; Temerov, V. L.

    2016-05-01

    Spectra of absorption, magnetic circular dichroism, and natural circular dichroism of the f-f transitions 4 I 9/2 → 4 F 3/2, 2 H 9/2 + 4 F 5/2, 4 S 3/2 + 4 F 7/2, 2 G 7/2 + 4 G 5/2, 2 K 13/2 + 4 G 7/2, and 4 G 9/2 in the Nd3+ ions in the Nd0.5Gd0.5Fe3(BO3)4 crystal have been measured as a function of the temperature in the interval of 90-300 K. Temperature dependences of the magneto-optical activity (MOA) and natural optical activity (NOA) of the transitions have been obtained. It has been found that, in contrast to allowed transitions, the temperature dependence of the MOA of the f-f transitions does not obey the Curie-Weiss law and the NOA depends on temperature. The NOA of some transitions changes the sign with variation in temperature. These phenomena have been explained by the presence of three contributions to the allowance of the f-f transitions, which lead to three contributions of different signs to the MOA and NOA. The range of the MOA of the f-f transitions in the Nd3+ ion has been predicted theoretically and confirmed experimentally.

  8. A human-mouse chimera of the alpha3alpha4alpha5(IV) collagen protomer rescues the renal phenotype in Col4a3-/- Alport mice.

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    Heidet, Laurence; Borza, Dorin-Bogdan; Jouin, Mélanie; Sich, Mireille; Mattei, Marie-Geneviève; Sado, Yoshikazu; Hudson, Billy G; Hastie, Nicholas; Antignac, Corinne; Gubler, Marie-Claire

    2003-10-01

    Collagen IV is a major structural component of basement membranes. In the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) of the kidney, the alpha3, alpha4, and alpha5(IV) collagen chains form a distinct network that is essential for the long-term stability of the glomerular filtration barrier, and is absent in most patients affected with Alport syndrome, a progressive inherited nephropathy associated with mutation in COL4A3, COL4A4, or COL4A5 genes. To investigate, in vivo, the regulation of the expression, assembly, and function of the alpha3alpha4alpha5(IV) protomer, we have generated a yeast artificial chromosome transgenic line of mice carrying the human COL4A3-COL4A4 locus. Transgenic mice expressed the human alpha3 and alpha4(IV) chains in a tissue-specific manner. In the kidney, when expressed onto a Col4a3(-/-) background, the human alpha3(IV) chain restored the expression of and co-assembled with the mouse alpha4 and alpha5(IV) chains specifically at sites where the human alpha3(IV) was expressed, demonstrating that the expression of all three chains is required for network assembly. The co-assembly of the human and mouse chains into a hybrid network in the GBM restores a functional GBM and rescues the Alport phenotype, providing further evidence that defective assembly of the alpha3-alpha4-alpha5(IV) protomer, caused by mutations in any of the three chains, is the pathogenic mechanism responsible for the disease. This line of mice, humanized for the alpha3(IV) collagen chain, will also provide a valuable model for studying the pathogenesis of Goodpasture syndrome, an autoimmune disease caused by antibodies against this chain.

  9. PPIP5K1 modulates ligand competition between diphosphoinositol polyphosphates and PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 for polyphosphoinositide-binding domains.

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    Gokhale, Nikhil A; Zaremba, Angelika; Janoshazi, Agnes K; Weaver, Jeremy D; Shears, Stephen B

    2013-08-01

    We describe new signalling consequences for PPIP5K1 (diphosphoinositol pentakisphosphate kinase type 1)-mediated phosphorylation of InsP6 and 5-InsP7 to 1-InsP7 and InsP8. In NIH 3T3 cells, either hyperosmotic stress or receptor activation by PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor) promoted translocation of PPIP5K1 from the cytoplasm to the plasma membrane. The PBD1 (polyphosphoinositide-binding domain) in PPIP5K1 recapitulated that translocation. Mutagenesis of PBD1 to reduce affinity for PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 prevented translocation. Using surface plasmon resonance, we found that PBD1 association with vesicular PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 was inhibited by InsP6 and diphosphoinositol polyphosphates. However, the inhibition by PPIP5K1 substrates (IC50: 5-InsP7=5 μM and InsP6=7 μM) was substantially more potent than that of the PPIP5K1 products (IC50: InsP8=32 μM and 1-InsP7=43 μM). This rank order of ligand competition with PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 was also exhibited by the PH (pleckstrin homology) domains of Akt (also known as protein kinase B), GRP1 (general receptor for phosphoinositides 1) and SIN1 (stress-activated protein kinase-interaction protein 1). We propose that, in vivo, PH domain binding of InsP6 and 5-InsP7 suppresses inappropriate signalling ('noise') from stochastic increases in PtdIns(3,4,5)P3. That restraint may be relieved by localized depletion of InsP6 and 5-InsP7 at the plasma membrane following PPIP5K1 recruitment. We tested this hypothesis in insulin-stimulated L6 myoblasts, using mTOR (mechanistic/mammalian target of rapamycin)-mediated phosphorylation of Akt on Ser473 as a readout for SIN1-mediated translocation of mTORC (mTOR complex) 2 to the plasma membrane [Zoncu, Efeyan and Sabatini (2011) Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 12, 21-35]. Knockdown of PPIP5K1 expression was associated with a 40% reduction in Ser473 phosphorylation. A common feature of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3-based signalling cascades may be their regulation by PPIP5K1.

  10. (3E,5E)-3,5-Bis(naphthalen-1-yl-methyl-idene)piperidin-4-one.

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    Kia, Yalda; Osman, Hasnah; Murugaiyah, Vikneswaran; Arshad, Suhana; Razak, Ibrahim Abdul

    2012-03-01

    In the title compound, C(27)H(21)NO, the piperidine ring adopts a chair conformation. The mean plane through the piperidine ring makes dihedral angles of 49.27 (5) and 63.07 (5)° with the naphthalene ring systems. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked into dimers via pairs of inter-molecular C-H⋯O inter-actions, generating ten-membered R(2) (2)(10) ring motifs. C-H⋯π inter-actions further stabilize the crystal structure.

  11. (3E,5E)-3,5-Bis(naphthalen-1-yl­methyl­idene)piperidin-4-one

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    Kia, Yalda; Osman, Hasnah; Murugaiyah, Vikneswaran; Arshad, Suhana; Razak, Ibrahim Abdul

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C27H21NO, the piperidine ring adopts a chair conformation. The mean plane through the piperidine ring makes dihedral angles of 49.27 (5) and 63.07 (5)° with the naphthalene ring systems. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked into dimers via pairs of inter­molecular C—H⋯O inter­actions, generating ten-membered R 2 2(10) ring motifs. C—H⋯π inter­actions further stabilize the crystal structure. PMID:22412671

  12. Comamonas testosteroni 3-ketosteroid-delta 4(5 alpha)-dehydrogenase: gene and protein characterization.

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    Florin, C; Köhler, T; Grandguillot, M; Plesiat, P

    1996-01-01

    Comamonas testosteroni delta 4(5 alpha)- and delta1-dehydrogenases [delta4(5alpha)- and delta1DH] are key enzymes in the degradation of steroids having an A:B ring fusion in a trans configuration. We previously reported the isolation of the delta1dh gene (P. Plesiat, M. Grandguillot, S. Harayama, S. Vragar, and Y. Michel Briand, J. Bacteriol. 173:7219-7227, 1991). In this study, the gene encoding delta 4(5 alpha)DH was cloned in Escherichia coli on a 16-kbp BamHI fragment by screening a genomic bank of C. testosteroni ATCC 17410 with a probe derived from delta1dh. Subcloning experiments in plasmid pUC19 mapped delta 4(5 alpha)dh immediately downstream of delta1dh. The enzyme was overexpressed 18-fold in cells of E. coli JM109 carrying a 2.5-kbp cloned fragment (plasmid pXE25). However, much higher levels of enzymatic activity (264-fold) were obtained in Pseudomonas putida KT2440, using pMMB208 as an expression vector. Studies with crude lysates of KT2440 showed that delta4(5alpha)DH exhibits higher specificity and higher activity toward delta l-androstene-3,17-dione than toward the saturated derivative 5 alpha-androstane-3,17-dione. The reaction was found to be irreversible and to use efficiently typical flavoprotein electron acceptors; optimal conditions for the enzyme activity were pH 8 and 40 degrees C. Analysis of the nucleotide sequence of the insert of pXE25 revealed an open reading frame of 1,593 bp preceded by a putative ribosome-binding site and followed by a potential transcription terminator. The amino acid sequence of the deduced peptide showed a typical flavin adenine dinucleotide-binding site in its N-terminal region, confirming the flavoproteinic structure of delta 4(5 alpha)DH. The predicted molecular mass was consistent with that of the enzyme expressed in a T7 polymerase system (60 kDa). Alignment between delta 4(5 alpha)dh and delta1dh indicated that both genes, though coding for functionally related enzymes, do not derive from a common ancestor

  13. The relative configurations of azalomycins F5a, F4a and F3a

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    Yuan, Ganjun; Li, Peibo; Pan, Weiwei; Pang, Huizhong; Chen, Shanjun

    2013-03-01

    Azalomycins F5a (1), F4a (2) and F3a (3) are three 36-membered polyhydroxyl macrolides with remarkable antifungal activity. By comparing the NMR spectral data of 1 and its degradation products with those of several universal NMR databases and identical fragments of known compounds, the relative configuration of 1 was assigned for the first time except that the stereochemistry of stereoclusters C6-C11 to C14-C36 was undefined. Moreover, the relative configurations of 2 and 3 were respectively established by comparing their NMR spectral data with those of 1.

  14. 4-[2,3-Dibromo-3-(4-bromo-phen-yl)propano-yl]-2-phenyl-1,2,3-oxadiazol-2-ium-5-olate.

    PubMed

    Fun, Hoong-Kun; Shahani, Tara; Nithinchandra; Kalluraya, Balakrishna

    2010-10-20

    In the title compound, C(17)H(11)Br(3)N(2)O(3), the whole mol-ecule is disordered over two positions with a refined occupancy ratio of 0.770 (5):0.230 (5). In the major component, the 1,2,3-oxadiazo-lidine ring is essentially planar [maximum deviation = 0.017 (6) Å] and makes dihedral angles of 22.5 (3) and 70.2 (3)° with the 4-bromo-phenyl and phenyl rings, respectively. In the minor component, the corresponding values are 18.9 (11) and 84.9 (12)°. In the crystal, inter-molecular C-H⋯Br hydrogen bonds link the mol-ecules into ribbons along [010]. There is a short O⋯N contact [2.83 (3) Å] in the minor component. In the major component, the mol-ecular structure is stabilized by an intra-molecular C-H⋯O hydrogen bond, which forms an S(6) ring motif.

  15. 3,5-Bis(3-dimethylaminomethyl-4-hydroxybenzylidene)-4-piperidone and related compounds induce glutathione oxidation and mitochondria-mediated cell death in HCT-116 colon cancer cells.

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    Addala, Eshwari; Rafiei, Hossein; Das, Swagatika; Bandy, Brian; Das, Umashankar; Karki, Subhas S; Dimmock, Jonathan R

    2017-08-15

    This study aims at investigating the cytotoxicity and some of the modes of action of 3,5-bis(3-dimethylamino-4-hydroxybenzylidene)-4-piperidone trihydrochloride 3 and two related compounds 2 (which lacks the dimethylaminomethyl groups) and 4 (which has an additional dimethylaminoethyl substituent in both aryl rings) in order to ascertain the contribution of dimethylaminoethyl substituent to bioactivity. The bioactivities of 2-4 were compared with curcumin 5. Both 2 and 3 displayed submicromolar GI50 values towards HCT-116 cells and were significantly more potent than 4, 5 and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). All of the compounds displayed greater toxicity towards HCT-116 cells than human CRL-1790 non-malignant colon cells. In HCT-116 cells, the compounds 2, 3 and 5 increased the ratio of oxidised to reduced glutathione and destabilized the mitochondrial membrane potential. Both 2 and 5 produced an increase in mitochondrial superoxide and a burst in intracellular reactive oxygen species in HCT 116 cells. In addition, 2 and 4 stimulated respiration in rat liver mitochondria while 2 and 5 induced mitochondrial swelling. The results suggest that 2 and 5 cause oxidation or cross-linking of the thiols which control the mitochondrial permeability transition. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. Ethyl 2-amino-4-(4-methyl-1,3-thia­zol-5-yl)-5-oxo-4H,5H-pyrano[3,2-c]chromene-3-carboxyl­ate

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    Karthikeyan, V.; Ramkumar, V.; Karunakaran, R. Joel

    2013-01-01

    There are two independent mol­ecules in the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C19H16N2O5S, in which the thia­zole rings make dihedral angles of 80.89 (11) and 84.81 (11)° with the pyrano[3,2-c]chromene ring systems. An intra­molecular N—H⋯O hydrogen bond involving the amino group occurs in each independent mol­ecule. In the crystal, the amino groups are involved in N—H⋯O and N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds. PMID:24427048

  17. Photometry of Scattered Disk Objects at 3.6 and 4.5 μm

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    Melton, Chad A.; Emery, Joshua P.; Pinilla-Alonso, Noemi; Mommert, Michael; Lejoly, Cassandra; Trilling, David E.

    2016-10-01

    Scattered disk objects (SDO) are some of the most intriguing of the estimated 100,000 icy bodies located in the outer Solar System. SDOs have been gravitationally disturbed and scattered by the orbital migration of Neptune. The surface compositions of these objects provide a window into formation conditions and dynamics of the outer Solar System. Characterization of volatiles and organic materials, in particular, provide important constraints on formation conditions and subsequent surface processing of these objects. We measured fluxes of 38 SDOs at 3.6 and 4.5 μm using the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) aboard the NASA Spitzer Space Telescope in order to characterize volatiles, silicates, and complex organics on their surfaces. Albedos calculated from these fluxes are combined with broadband albedos from ground-based observations at shorter wavelengths (spanning 0.55 - 2.22 μm) to provide spectrophotometry from 0.5 to 4.5 μm. Much of those ground-based data are from previously published literature. However, we have also conducted new ground-based Y, J, H, K observations of several of the targets. Sizes and visible geometric albedos, which are required to convert IRAC fluxes to geometric albedos, were extracted from published literature when available and computed from absolute magnitudes otherwise. Data were available to construct complete 0.55 to 4.5 μm spectrophotometric curves for 14 SDOs and partial curves for the remaining 24 SDOs. The resulting spectrophotometry of these 38 SDOs indicates a wide range of surface compositions. Several of the SDOs we observed show red visible and near-infrared spectral slopes and strong absorptions at 3.6 and 4.5 μm. These absorption features suggest the presence of complex organics. Other SDOs appear red as well, but show only moderate absorptions at 3.6 and 4.5 μm. Moderate absorption features at these wavelengths may indicate a mixture of H2O ice and refractory material on the surface. Finally, some objects show no

  18. Synthesis, antityrosinase activity of curcumin analogues, and crystal structure of (1 E,4 E)-1,5-bis(4-ethoxyphenyl)penta-1,4-dien-3-one

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    Chantrapromma, S.; Ruanwas, P.; Boonnak, N.; Chantrapromma, K.; Fun, H.-K.

    2016-12-01

    Five derivatives of curcumin analogue ( R = OCH2CH3 ( 1), R = N(CH3)2 ( 2), R = 2,4,5-OCH3 ( 3), R = 2,4,6-OCH3 ( 4), and R = 3,4,5-OCH3 ( 5)) were synthesized and characterized by 1H NMR, FT-IR and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The synthesized derivatives were screened for antityrosinase activity, and found that 4 and 5 possess such activity. The crystal structure of 1 was determined by single crystal X-ray diffraction: monoclinic, sp. gr. P21/ c, a = 17.5728(15) Å, b = 5.9121(5) Å, c = 19.8269(13) Å, β = 121.155(5)°, Z = 4. The molecule 1 is twisted with the dihedral angle between two phenyl rings being 15.68(10)°. In the crystal packing, the molecules 1 are linked into chains by C-H···π interactions and further stacked by π···π interactions with the centroid-centroid distance of 3.9311(13) Å.

  19. 3-{3,5-Bis[(2-but-oxy-eth-oxy)carbon-yl]-2,6-dimethyl-1,4-dihydro-pyridin-4-yl}-1-[(3,4,5-trimeth-oxy-benzo-yl)meth-yl]pyridinium bromide.

    PubMed

    Bisenieks, Imants; Mishnev, Anatoly; Bruvere, Imanta; Vigante, Brigita

    2013-01-01

    In the title salt, C37H51N2O10(+)·Br(-), the 1,4-dihydro-pyridine (1,4-DHP) ring adopts a slighly puckered boat conformation. The N and opposite C atoms deviate from the least-squares plane calculated through the four other ring atoms by 0.068 (5) and 0.224 (5) Å, respectively. The orientation of both C=O groups is similar (cis with respect to the double bonds of 1,4-DHP. The pyridinium ring has an axial orientation with respect to the1,4-DHP ring and is almost perpendicular to the least-squares plane of the 1,4-DHP ring, making a dihedral angle of 89.2 (3)°. The mol-ecule has a compact shape due to the parallel orientation of the long-chain substituents. One of the but-oxy groups was fond to be disordered (occupancy ratio 0.70:0.30). In the crystal, the bromide anion accepts a weak hydrogen bond from the N-H group of a neighboring 1,4-DHP ring.

  20. Effect of CYP3A4*22, CYP3A5*3, and CYP3A combined genotypes on tamoxifen metabolism.

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    Sanchez Spitman, A B; Moes, D J A R; Gelderblom, H; Dezentje, V O; Swen, J J; Guchelaar, H J

    2017-08-28

    Tamoxifen is one of the cornerstones of endocrine therapy for breast cancer. Recently, the decreased activity CYP3A4*22 allele and the loss of function CYP3A5*3 allele have been described as potential factors that could help to explain the inter-patient variability in tamoxifen metabolism. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of CYP3A4*22, CYP3A5*3, and CYP3A combined genotypes on tamoxifen metabolism. DNA from 667 women enrolled in the CYPTAM study (NTR1509) was genotyped (CYP2D6, CYP3A4*22, and CYP3A5*3). Tamoxifen and metabolite concentrations were measured in serum, and metabolic ratios were calculated. The effect of the CYP3A4*22, CYP3A5*3, and CYP3A combined genotypes in addition to the CYP2D6 genotypes was examined by multiple linear regression analysis. CYP3A4*22 carriers reached significant higher concentrations of tamoxifen, N-desmethyl-tamoxifen, and 4-hydroxy-tamoxifen compared to non-carriers, whereas a tendency toward increased endoxifen levels was observed (p = 0.088). The metabolic ratio tamoxifen/N-desmethyl-tamoxifen was significantly higher in CYP3A4*22 individuals (0.59 vs. 0.52, p < 0.001). At the same time, CYP3A4*22 genotype contributed to improving the inter-variability [R (2) of the (log-transformed) metabolic ratio tamoxifen/N-desmethyl-tamoxifen improved from 21.8 to 23.9%, p < 0.001]. CYP3A5*3 marginally improved the explained variability of the (log transformed) metabolic ratio 4-hydroxy-tamoxifen/endoxifen (from 44.9 to 46.2%, p < 0.038). Our data demonstrate that CYP3A genotype has a minor effect to explaining the variability between patients in tamoxifen metabolism and has no added value in addition to CYP2D6 genotype.

  1. (E)-4-(1,3-Benzodioxol-5-yl)but-3-en-2-one

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    Sarveswari, S.; Vijayakumar, V.; Mathew, Priya Susan; Mendoza-Meroño, Rafael; García-Granda, Santiago

    2011-01-01

    In the title compound, C11H10O3, the benzodioxole ring adopts a flattened [puckering parameters: q 2 = 0.107 (2) Å, ϕ2 = 160 (1)°] envelope conformation with the methylene C atom as the flap. The crystal packing features chains, parallel to the c axis, composed of dimers connected by weak C—H–O hydrogen bonds and extending in layers in the bc plane. PMID:21522344

  2. 1-[3-(4-Chloro-phen-yl)-5-(4-meth-oxy-phen-yl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]ethanone.

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    Fun, Hoong-Kun; Quah, Ching Kheng; Samshuddin, S; Narayana, B; Sarojini, B K

    2012-04-01

    In the title compound, C(18)H(17)ClN(2)O(2), the benzene rings form dihedral angles of 6.69 (6) and 74.88 (5)° with the 4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole ring. The benzene rings form a dihedral angle of 76.67 (5)° with each other. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked via bifurcated (C,C)-H⋯O hydrogen bonds into chains along [010]. The crystal structure is further consolidated by C-H⋯π inter-actions.

  3. Preparation and properties of piperidine salts of 6-hydroxy-4,6-diaryl-5-ethoxycarbonyl-3-cyanopiperidine-2-thiones

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    Krauze, A.A.; Liepin'sh, E.E.; Pelcher, Yu.E.; Kalme, Z.A.; Dubur, G.Ya.

    1987-07-01

    Alkylation of piperidine salts of 6-hydroxy-4,6-diaryl-5-ethoxycarbonyl-3-cyanopiperidine-2(1H)-thiones yielded 6-hydroxy-2-alkylthio-4,6-diaryl-5-ethoxycarbonyl-1-3-cyano-3,4,5,6-tetrahydropyridines which were dehydrogenated with the formation of 2-methylthio-1,4- and 4,5-dihydropyridines. The oxidation of the compounds prepared has been studied.

  4. Solvatochromic and single crystal studies of 3-(4-bromophenyl)-5-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carbaldehyde

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    Singh, Pramod; Rawat, B. S.; Negi, Jagmohan S.; Pant, Geeta Joshi nee; Rawat, M. S. M.; Joshi, G. C.; Thapliyal, K.

    2013-04-01

    The structure of 3-(4-bromophenyl)-5-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carbaldehyde was determined by using X-ray diffraction analysis. Photophysical studies of the title compound were investigated in the solvents with different polarities. The emission spectrum of the compound was recorded in polar solvent DMSO (356 nm). In different solvents the extinction coefficients and quantum yield of the compound vary from 1.88 × 104 to 3.53 × 104 and 0.01 to 0.25, respectively. The ratio of the dipole moment of excited state to the dipole moment of ground state was calculated by using solvatochromic shift methods.

  5. 2-(3-Chloro-5,6-diphenyl-2,5-dihydro-1,2,4-triazin-5-yl)-2-methyl­propane­nitrile

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    Wolińska, Ewa; Karczmarzyk, Zbigniew; Rykowski, Andrzej; Urbańczyk-Lipkowska, Zofia; Kalicki, Przemysław

    2012-01-01

    The title compound, C19H17ClN4, was obtained from the reaction of 3-chloro-5,6-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazine with isobutyronitrile in the presence of lithium diisopropyl­amide as an unexpected product of covalent addition of isobutyronitrile carbanion to the C-5 atom of the 1,2,4-triazine ring. The 2,5-dihydro-1,2,4-triazine ring is essentially planar (r.m.s. deviation = 0.0059 Å) and the 5- and 6-phenyl substituents are inclined to its mean plane with dihedral angles of 89.97 (4) and 55.52 (5)°, respectively. Intra­molecular C—H⋯N inter­actions occur. In the crystal, mol­ecules related by a c-glide plane are linked into zigzag chains along [001] by N—H⋯N hydrogen bonds. PMID:22719689

  6. [Dimethyl 3-benzyl-2-(4-methyl-2,5-dioxoimidazolidin-1-yl)butanedioate].

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    Rolland, M; Jenhi, A; Lavergne, J P; Martinez, J; Hasnaoui, A

    2001-01-01

    There are two symmetry-independent formula units of the title compound, dimethyl 3-benzyl-2-(4-methyl-2,5-dioxoimidazolidin-1-yl)butanedioate, C17)H20N2O6, per cell. The two symmetry-independent molecules differ in their configuration and are diastereomers. This structural study confirms a new side reaction during the synthesis of seven-membered cyclopeptides. The stereochemistry of both diastereomers has been established.

  7. Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB

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    Harris, Betty W.

    1986-01-01

    A simple, sensitive and specific spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB, is described. Upon the application of the composition of matter of the present invention to samples containing in excess of 0.1 mg of this explosive, a bright orange color results. Interfering species such as TNT and Tetryl can be removed by first treating the sample with a solvent which does not dissolve much of the TATB, but readily dissolves these explosives.

  8. Spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB

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    Harris, B.W.

    1984-11-29

    A simple, sensitive and specific spot test for 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene, TATB, is described. Upon the application of the composition of matter of the subject invention to samples containing in excess of 0.1 mg of this explosive, a bright orange color results. Interfering species such as TNT and Tetryl can be removed by first treating the sample with a solvent which does not dissolve the TATB, but readily dissolves these interfering explosives.

  9. Crystal structure of 3-ferrocenyl-1-phenyl-1H-pyrrole, [Fe(η5-C5H4 cC4H3 NPh)(η5-C5H5)

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    Pfaff, Ulrike; Korb, Marcus; Lang, Heinrich

    2016-01-01

    The mol­ecular structure of the title compound, [Fe(C5H5)(C15H12N)], consists of a ferrocene moiety with an N-phenyl­pyrrole heterocycle bound to one cyclo­penta­dienyl ring. The 1,3-disubstitution of the pyrrole results in an L-shaped arrangement of the mol­ecule with plane inter­sections of 2.78 (17)° between the pyrrole and the N-bonded phenyl ring and of 8.17 (18)° between the pyrrole and the cyclo­penta­dienyl ring. In the crystal, no remarkable inter­molecular inter­actions are observed PMID:26870594

  10. (E)-4-Meth­oxy-N′-(3,4,5-trimeth­oxy­benzyl­idene)benzohydrazide

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    Fun, Hoong-Kun; Promdet, Premrudee; Horkaew, Jirapa; Chantrapromma, Suchada

    2012-01-01

    In the asymmetric unit of the title compound, C18H20N2O5, there are two crystallographic independent mol­ecules. Both mol­ecules are twisted; the dihedral angle between the two benzene rings is 7.2 (5)° in one mol­ecule, whereas it is 85.9 (4)° in the other. Of the three meth­oxy groups in the 3,4,5-trimeth­oxy­phenyl unit, two meth­oxy groups at meta positions are approximately coplanar with the benzene plane [C—O—C—C torsion angles of −2.3 (13)–4.8 (11)°], but the other meth­oxy, at the para position, is out of the plane [C—O—C—C of 72.8 (9)° in one mol­ecule and −77.5 (9)° in the other]. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by N—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and weak C—H⋯O inter­actions into tapes along the b axis. C—H⋯π inter­actions are also present. PMID:22412482

  11. A DFT study of tautomers of 3-amino-1-nitroso-4-nitrotriazol-5-one-2-oxide.

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    Ravi, Pasupala; Tewari, Surya P

    2013-06-01

    We report herein the structure and explosive properties of the possible isomers of 3-amino-1-nitroso-4-nitrotriazol-5-one-2-oxide computed from the B3LYP/aug-cc-pVDZ level. The optimized structures, vibrational frequencies and thermodynamic values for triazol-5-one-N-oxides were obtained in the ground state. Several designed compounds have densities varying from 2.103 to 2.177 g/cm(3). The detonation properties were evaluated by the Kamlet-Jacob equations based on the predicted density and the calculated heat of explosion. The detonation properties of triazol-5-one-N-oxides (D 9.87 to 10.11 km s(-1) and P 48.95 to 50.61 GPa) appear to be promising compared with those of 2,4,6,8,10,12-hexanitro-2,4,6,8,10,12-hexaazaisowurtzitane (D 9.20 km s(-1), P 42.0 Gpa) and octanitrocubane (D 9.90 km s(-1), P 48.45 GPa). The substitution of secondary amino hydrogen of the triazole ring by amino group shows better impact sensitivity/or stability however the model compounds seem to be highly sensitive.

  12. Synthesis and biological activity of the calcium modulator (R) and (S)-3-methyl 5-pentyl 2,6-dimethyl-4-(3-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate.

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    Zhang, Bang-le; He, Wei; Shi, Xin; Huan, Meng-Lei; Huang, Qiu-Ju; Zhou, Si-Yuan

    2010-02-01

    An efficient total synthesis of (R) and (S)-3-methyl 5-pentyl 2,6-dimethyl-4-(3-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate in high optical purities is reported. The useful step is the resolution of racemic 2, 6-dimethyl-5-methoxycarbonyl-4-(3-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3-carboxylic acid by using commercially available Cinchona alkaloids cinchonidine and quinidine as the resolving agents. Under the optimum conditions, the optical purities for R- and S-enantiomers are extremely high (ee>99.5%). The further dihydropyridine receptor binding activity assay shows that the S-enantiomer is more potent than R-enantiomer both in rat cardiac (approximately 19 times) and cerebral cortex membrane (12 times).

  13. An X-ray study of two 1-thia-2,3,4-triazolo-5-methylides

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    Słowikowska, J.; Jaźwiński, J.; Stefaniak, L.; Webb, G. A.

    1998-02-01

    X-ray diffraction data are reported for two 1-thia-2,3,4-triazolo-5-methylides: I C 22H 15N 3O 2S, Pbca, a = 19.567(5) Å, b = 8.197(2) Å, c = 23.299(5) Å, V = 3737.0(16) Å3, Z = 8; II C 13H 13N 3O 3S, {C2 }/{c}, a = 11.605(3) Å, b = 22.230(2) Å, c = 11.579(2) Å, β = 107.94(2)°, V = 2841.9(9) Å3, Z = 8. The results reveal charge separation between the thiatriazole ring and the exocyclic group, accompanied by partial delocalization of the positive charge over the thiatriazole ring. The geometrical features of the heterocyclic rings in the two compounds are very similar to each other and to those found in analogous compounds. In both structures the geometry of the exocyclic group suggests delocalization of the negative charge directed mainly towards the C  O bond being cis with respect to the ring sulphur atom, resulting in a partial negative charge δ- on the oxygen atom.

  14. Ultrasound-mediated synthesis of 4-substituted 1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylates catalyzed by 1-carboxymethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate under solvent free condition.

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    He, Jing-Yu; Jia, Hui-Zhen; Yao, Qing-Guo; Liu, Si-Jie; Yue, Hong-Kun; Yu, Hong-Wei; Hu, Rui-Sheng

    2015-01-01

    4-Substituted 1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylates (4) have been synthesized by the solvent-free reaction of aldehyde, methyl propiolate and ammonium carbonate catalyzed by ionic liquid 1-carboxymethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate under ultrasonic irradiation. The effects of changes in the ultrasonic power, temperature, catalysts and reactants on the synthesis of 4-substituted 1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylates (4) are discussed. With the optimized reaction conditions, various aldehydes were used to synthesize 1,4-dihydropyridines (4) under the influence of ultrasound irradiation. Compared with the conventional thermal methods, the remarkable advantages of this method are the simple experimental procedure, shorter reaction time (2-10min) and high yield of product (76-95%). Furthermore, the green catalytic system can be recycled specific times without significantly decreasing the yields and reaction rates.

  15. Development of 6H-Chromeno[3,4-c]pyrido[3',2':4,5]thieno[2,3-e]pyridazin-6-ones as Par-4 Secretagogues

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    Frasinyuk, Mykhaylo S.; Bondarenko, Svitlana P.; Sviripa, Vitaliy M.; Burikhanov, Ravshan; Rangnekar, Vivek M.; Liu, Chunming; Watt, David S.

    2015-01-01

    Nitrosation and cyclization of 4-(3-aminothieno[2,3-b]pyridine-2-yl)-2H-chromen-2-ones 1 afforded substituted 6H-chromeno[3,4-c]pyrido[3',2':4,5]thieno[2,3-e]pyridazin-6-ones 2 that inhibited the intermediary filament protein, vimentin, at low micromolar concentrations. This inhibition promoted the secretion of Prostate Apoptosis Response-4 protein (Par-4), which selectively triggered apoptosis in prostate cancer cells such as CWR22Rv1, LNCaP-derivative C4-2B, PC-3 and its aggressive analog, PC-3 MM2. PMID:26236052

  16. Outcome after stroke thrombolysis in patients >80 years treated within 3 hours vs >3-4.5 hours.

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    Ahmed, Niaz; Lees, Kennedy R; Ringleb, Peter A; Bladin, Christopher; Collas, David; Toni, Danilo; Ford, Gary A

    2017-10-10

    To determine outcomes and risks of IV thrombolysis (IVT) in patients with acute ischemic stroke (AIS) >80 years of age within 3 hours compared to >3 to 4.5 hours recorded in the Safe Implementation of Treatment in Stroke (SITS) International Stroke Thrombolysis Registry. A total of 14,240 (year 2003-2015) patients >80 years of age with AIS were treated with IVT ≤4.5 hours of stroke onset (3,558 in >3-4.5 hours). Of these, 8,658 (2,157 in >3-4.5 hours) were treated otherwise according to the European Summary of Product Characteristics (EU SmPC) criteria for alteplase. Outcomes were 3-month functional independence (modified Rankin Scale score 0-2), mortality, and symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage (SICH)/SITS. Results were compared between the groups treated in >3 to 4.5 and ≤3 hours. Median age was 84 years; 61% were female in both groups. Median NIH Stroke Scale score was 12 vs 14 in the >3- to 4.5- and ≤3-hour group, respectively. Three-month functional independence was 34% vs 35% (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] 0.78, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.69-0.89, p < 0.001); mortality was 31% vs 32% (aOR 1.10, 95% CI 0.97-1.25, p = 0.13); and SICH/SITS was 2.7% vs 1.6% (aOR 1.72, 95% CI 1.25-2.35, p = 0.001). In EU SmPC-compliant patients, 3-month functional independence was 36 vs 37% (aOR 0.79, 95% CI 0.68-0.92, p = 0.002), mortality was 29% vs 29.6% (aOR 1.10, 95% CI 0.95-1.28, p = 0.20), and SICH/SITS was 2.7% vs 1.6% (aOR 1.62, 95% CI 1.12-2.34, p = 0.01). In this observational study, unselected patients >80 years of age treated with IVT after 3 hours vs earlier had a slightly higher rate of SICH and similar unadjusted functional outcome but poorer adjusted outcome. The absolute difference between the treatment groups is small, and elderly patients should not be denied IVT in the later time window solely because of age without other contraindications. © 2017 American Academy of Neurology.

  17. Leaf water stress detection utilizing thematic mapper bands 3, 4 and 5 in soybean plants

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    Holben, B. N.; Schutt, J. B.; Mcmurtrey, J., III

    1983-01-01

    The total and diffuse radiance responses of Thematic Mapper bands 3 (0.63-0.69 microns), 4 (0.76-0.90 microns), and 5 (1.55-1.75 microns) to water stress in a soybean canopy are compared. Polarization measurements were used to separate the total from the diffuse reflectance; the reflectances were compared statistically at a variety of look angles at 15 min intervals from about 09.00 until 14.00 hrs EST. The results suggest that remotely sensed data collected in the photographic infrared region (TM4) are sensitive to leaf water stress in a 100 percent canopy cover of soybeans, and that TM3 is less sensitive than TM4 for detection of reversible foliar water stress. The mean values of TM5 reflectance data show similar trends to TM4. The primary implication of this study is that remote sensing of water stress in green plant canopies is possible in TM4 from ground-based observations primarily through the indirect link of leaf geometry.

  18. Leaf water stress detection utilizing thematic mapper bands 3, 4 and 5 in soybean plants

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    Holben, B. N.; Schutt, J. B.; Mcmurtrey, J., III

    1983-01-01

    The total and diffuse radiance responses of Thematic Mapper bands 3 (0.63-0.69 microns), 4 (0.76-0.90 microns), and 5 (1.55-1.75 microns) to water stress in a soybean canopy are compared. Polarization measurements were used to separate the total from the diffuse reflectance; the reflectances were compared statistically at a variety of look angles at 15 min intervals from about 09.00 until 14.00 hrs EST. The results suggest that remotely sensed data collected in the photographic infrared region (TM4) are sensitive to leaf water stress in a 100 percent canopy cover of soybeans, and that TM3 is less sensitive than TM4 for detection of reversible foliar water stress. The mean values of TM5 reflectance data show similar trends to TM4. The primary implication of this study is that remote sensing of water stress in green plant canopies is possible in TM4 from ground-based observations primarily through the indirect link of leaf geometry.

  19. Spiroheterocyclization of methyl 1-aryl-3-cinnamoyl-4,5-dioxo-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxylates by the action of 3-(arylamino)-1H-inden-1-ones.

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    Silaichev, Pavel S; Filimonov, Valeriy O; Slepukhin, Pavel A; Maslivets, Andrey N

    2012-11-22

    Methyl 1-aryl-3-cinnamoyl-4,5-dioxo-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrrole-2-carboxylates interact with 3-(arylamino)-1H-inden-1-ones to give the corresponding 1,1'-diaryl-3'-cinnamoyl-4'-hydroxy-1H-spiro[indeno[1,2-b]pyrrole-3,2'-pyrrole]-2,4,5'(1'H)-triones in good yields.

  20. Synthesis, Characterization and Screening for Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory activities of 2, 5-disubstituted 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole derivatives.

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    Dewangan, Dhansay; Nakhate, Kartik T; Tripathi, D K; Kashyap, Pranita; Dhongde, Hemant

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the present investigation was to synthesize, characterize and evaluate analgesic and anti- inflammatory activities of 2, 5-disubstituted 1, 3, 4-oxadiazole derivatives. The reaction of starting material 4-chloro-m-cresol with ethyl chloroacetate in dry acetone affords ethyl (4-chloro-3-methylphenoxy) acetate, which after reacting with the hydrazine hydrate in ethanol yields 2(4-chloro-3-methylphenoxy) acetohydrazide. When 2(4-chloro-3-methylphenoxy) acetohydrazide was treated with different aromatic aldehydes, aromatic acids and carbon disulfide in alcoholic solution, different 3-acetyl-5-[(4-chloro-3-methylphenoxy) methyl]-2-aryl-2, 3-dihydro-1, 3, 4-oxadiazole and 2-[(4-chloro-3-methylphenoxy) methyl]-5-aryl-1, 3, 4-oxadiazole derivatives were obtained. Purity of the derivatives was confirmed by thin layer chromatography and melting point. Structure of these derivatives was set up by determining infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy. Further, the synthesized derivatives were evaluated for their analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities in rodents. In animal studies, the derivatives 3-acetyl-5-[(4-chloro-3- methylphenoxy)methyl]-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1, 3, 4-oxadiazole and 4-{5-[(4-chloro-3- methylphenoxy)methyl]-1, 3, 4-oxadiazol-2-yl}pyridine show more potent analgesic activity and the derivatives 2-{3-acetyl-5-[(4-chloro-3-methylphenoxy)methyl]-2,3-dihydro-1, 3, 4-oxadiazol-2-yl}phenol and 3-acetyl-5- [(4-chloro-3-methylphenoxy)methyl]-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2,3-dihydro-1, 3, 4-oxadiazole exhibit more potent anti-inflammatory effect as compared to other derivatives. The results of the current study indicate that cyclization of acetohydrazide produces novel oxadiazole derivatives with potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities.

  1. Growth and characterisation of 2‧, 3, 4, 4‧, 5-Pentamethoxychalcone (PMC) - For non linear optical applications

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    Balaji, J.; Prabu, S.; Srinivasan, P.

    2017-04-01

    An organic NLO crystal, 2‧, 3, 4, 4‧, 5-Pentamethoxychalcone (PMC) with a dimension of 13 × 10 × 3 mm3 was grown by slow evaporation method. The cell parameters of PMC crystal was confirmed by Powder X-ray diffraction. FTIR and FTRaman spectroscopy were used for the identification of functional groups for the various modes of vibrations. The UV cut off range has been determined by using optical absorption study. Thermal stability of the grown crystal has been analysed by TG-DTA studies. Factor group analysis and Dielectric studies were also carried out. Photoluminescence study was performed for PMC. The first order hyperpolarizibility and HOMO-LUMO analysis were performed using DFT calculations using Gaussian 03 software. Non linear optical (NLO) behaviour of PMC crystals is studied by using Kurtz & Perry powder Technique and SHG efficiency has been found 2.02 times higher than that of KDP.

  2. Suppression of Adipogenesis by 5-Hydroxy-3,6,7,8,3',4'-Hexamethoxyflavone from Orange Peel in 3T3-L1 Cells.

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    Wang, Yu; Lee, Pei-Sheng; Chen, Yi-Fen; Ho, Chi-Tang; Pan, Min-Hsiung

    2016-09-01

    We reported previously that hydroxylated polymethoxyflavones (HPMFs) effectively suppressed obesity in high-fat-induced mouse. In this study, we further investigated the molecular mechanism of action of 5-hydroxy-3,6,7,8,3',4'-hexamethoxyflavone (5-OH-HxMF), one of major HPMFs in orange peel. Treatment of 5-OH-HxMF effectively inhibited lipid accumulation by 55-60% in a dose-dependent manner. The 5-OH-HxMF attenuated adipogenesis through downregulating adipogenesis-related transcription factors such as peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) and CCAAT/enhancer-binding proteins (C/EBPs), as well as downstream target fatty acid synthase and acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC). 5-OH-HxMF activated adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase signaling and silent mating type information regulation 1 (SIRTUIN 1 or SIRT1) in 3T3-L1 adipocytes to decrease lipid accumulation. In addition, the inhibition rate of lipid accumulation was compared between 5-OH-HxMF and 3,5,6,7,8,3',4'-heptamethoxyflavone (HpMF). 5-OH-HxMF inhibited lipid accumulation 15-20% more than HpMF did, indicating that hydroxyl group at position 5 can be a key factor in the suppression of adipogenesis.

  3. Synthesis, antimalarial activity and molecular docking of hybrid 4-aminoquinoline-1,3,5-triazine derivatives.

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    Bhat, Hans Raj; Singh, Udaya Pratap; Thakur, Anjali; Kumar Ghosh, Surajit; Gogoi, Kabita; Prakash, Anil; Singh, Ramendra K

    2015-10-01

    A series of novel hybrid 4-aminoquinoline 1,3,5-triazine derivatives was synthesized in a five-steps reaction and evaluated for their in vitro antimalarial activity against chloroquine-sensitive (3D7) and chloroquine-resistant (RKL-2) strains of Plasmodium falciparum. Entire synthetic derivatives showed higher antimalarial activity on the sensitive strain while two compounds, viz., 9a and 9c displayed good activity against both the strains of P. falciparum. The observed activity was further substantiated by docking study on both wild and qradruple mutant type P. falciparum dihydrofolate reductase-thymidylate synthase (pf-DHFR-TS).

  4. Pharmacology of N-(3,5-dichloro-1-oxido-4-pyridinyl)-8-methoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)-5-quinoline carboxamide (SCH 351591), a novel, orally active phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor.

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    Billah, M Motasim; Cooper, Nicola; Minnicozzi, Michael; Warneck, Julie; Wang, Peng; Hey, John A; Kreutner, William; Rizzo, Charles A; Smith, Sidney R; Young, Simon; Chapman, Richard W; Dyke, Hazel; Shih, Nang-Yang; Piwinski, John J; Cuss, Francis M; Montana, John; Ganguly, Ashit K; Egan, Robert W

    2002-07-01

    N-(3,5-Dichloro-1-oxido-4-pyridinyl)-8-methoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)-5-quinoline carboxamide (SCH 351591) has been identified as a potent (IC(50) = 58 nM) and highly selective type 4 phosphodiesterase (PDE4) inhibitor with oral bioactivity in several animal models of lung inflammation. N-(3,5-Dichloro-4-pyridinyl)-8-methoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)-5-quinoline carboxamide (SCH 365351), the only significant in vivo metabolite, is also a potent and highly selective PDE4 inhibitor (IC(50) = 20 nM). Both SCH 351591 and SCH 365351 inhibited cytokine production in human blood mononuclear cell preparations. Oral SCH 351591 significantly attenuated allergen-induced eosinophilia and airway hyperreactivity in allergic guinea pigs at doses as low as 1 mg/kg. In this model, oral SCH 365351 showed similar potency. When SCH 351591 was administered orally to allergic cynomolgus monkeys at 3 mg/kg, Ascaris suum-induced lung eosinophilia was blocked. Hyperventilation-induced bronchospasm in nonallergic guinea pigs, a model for exercise-induced asthma, was also suppressed significantly by oral SCH 351591 at 0.3 mg/kg. Cilomilast (SB 207499; Ariflo), a PDE4 inhibitor currently being developed for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), was 10- to 30-fold less potent than SCH 351591 at inhibiting guinea pig lung eosinophilia and hyperventilation-induced bronchospasm. In a ferret model of emesis, maximum nonemetic oral doses of SCH 351591 and cilomilast were 5 and 1 mg/kg, respectively. Comparison of plasma levels at these nonemetic doses in ferrets to those at doses inhibiting hyperventilation-induced bronchospasm in guinea pigs gave a therapeutic ratio of 16 for SCH 351591 and 4 for cilomilast. Thus, SCH 351591 exhibits a promising preclinical profile as a treatment for asthma and COPD.

  5. 40 CFR 721.9577 - Chromate(3-), bis[7-[(aminohydroxyphenyl)azo]-3-[[5-(aminosulfonyl)-2-hydroxyphenyl] azo]-4...

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    2010-07-01

    ...-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]-, trisodium (9CI... Substances § 721.9577 Chromate(3-), bis -3- azo]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7...]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalenesulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalene sulfonato...

  6. 40 CFR 721.9577 - Chromate(3-), bis[7-[(aminohydroxyphenyl)azo]-3-[[5-(aminosulfonyl)-2-hydroxyphenyl] azo]-4...

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    2013-07-01

    ...-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]-, trisodium (9CI... Substances § 721.9577 Chromate(3-), bis -3- azo]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7...]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalenesulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalene sulfonato...

  7. 40 CFR 721.9577 - Chromate(3-), bis[7-[(aminohydroxyphenyl)azo]-3-[[5-(aminosulfonyl)-2-hydroxyphenyl] azo]-4...

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    2012-07-01

    ...-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]-, trisodium (9CI... Substances § 721.9577 Chromate(3-), bis -3- azo]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7...]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalenesulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalene sulfonato...

  8. 40 CFR 721.9577 - Chromate(3-), bis[7-[(aminohydroxyphenyl)azo]-3-[[5-(aminosulfonyl)-2-hydroxyphenyl] azo]-4...

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    2014-07-01

    ...-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]-, trisodium (9CI... Substances § 721.9577 Chromate(3-), bis -3- azo]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7...]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalenesulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalene sulfonato...

  9. 40 CFR 721.9577 - Chromate(3-), bis[7-[(aminohydroxyphenyl)azo]-3-[[5-(aminosulfonyl)-2-hydroxyphenyl] azo]-4...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalenesulfonato(3-)]-, trisodium (9CI... Substances § 721.9577 Chromate(3-), bis -3- azo]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalene sulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7...]-4-hydroxy-2-naphthalenesulfonato (3-)]-,- azo]-4-hydroxy-7- -1-propenyl]azo]-2-naphthalene sulfonato...

  10. Stereoselectivity of a potent calcium antagonist, 1-benzyl-3-pyrrolidinyl methyl 2,6-dimethyl-4-(m-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3,5-dicarboxylate.

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    Tamazawa, K; Arima, H; Kojima, T; Isomura, Y; Okada, M; Fujita, S; Furuya, T; Takenaka, T; Inagaki, O; Terai, M

    1986-12-01

    Four enantiomers (3a-d) of the title compound, YM-09730 (3), were synthesized by the reaction of (-)- or (+)-5-(methoxycarbonyl)-2, 6-dimethyl-4-(m-nitrophenyl)-1,4-dihydropyridine-3-carboxylic acid (1a or 1b) with (S)- or (R)-1-benzyl-3-pyrrolidinol (2a or 2b). [3H]Nitrendipine binding affinity and coronary vasodilating activity of these compounds were evaluated. The absolute configuration of the most potent enantiomer (3a) with the longest duration was unequivocally determined to be (S)-1,4-dihydropyridine-C4 and (S)-pyrrolidine-C3 (S,S) by X-ray crystallographic study on 3a X HBr as well as 3a X HCl. The configuration of 1a corresponds to R, and the other enantiomers of 3 were respectively determined by chemical correlation. The potency order of the four enantiomers was (S,S)-3a greater than (S,R)-3b greater than (R,R)-3d greater than (R,S)-3c. Latent chiral characters of nifedipine derivatives with the identical ester groups were assigned by comparison of their puckering modes of 1,4-dihydropyridine (DHP) rings with those found in 3a X HCl or 3a X HBr. On the basis of the assignment, it has been revealed that the (S)-DHP nifedipine derivatives possess the synperiplanar carbonyl group at C5. The conformational restriction may be a factor causing stereoselectivity of antagonism.

  11. Experimental (XRD, IR and NMR) and theoretical investigations on 1-(2-nitrobenzoyl)3,5-bis(4-methoxyphenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole

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    Evecen, Meryem; Tanak, Hasan; Tinmaz, Feyza; Dege, Necmi; Özer İlhan, İlhan

    2016-12-01

    The pyrazole compound 1-(2-nitrobenzoyl)3,5-bis(4-methoxyphenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole (I) has been synthesized and characterized by IR, NMR and X-ray diffraction methods. The compound crystallizes in the monoclinic space group C2/c with a = 36.126(5) Ǻ, b = 8.1963(7) Ǻ, c = 14.3983(18) Ǻ, β = 100.825(10)° and Z = 8. The molecular geometry, vibrational frequencies and Gauge-Independent Atomic Orbital (GIAO) 1H and 13C NMR chemical shift values of 1-(2-nitrobenzoyl)3,5-bis(4-methoxyphenyl)-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole in the ground state have been calculated using the density functional method (B3LYP) with the 6-311++G(d,p) basis set. The optimized parameters are in agreement with X-ray data. The calculated vibrational frequencies and chemical shift values were compared with experimental IR and NMR values. In addition, frontier molecular orbitals, molecular electrostatic potential and NBO analysis of (I) were investigated by DFT calculations.

  12. Synthesis and biological activity of new derivatives of 3-phenoxymethyl-4-R-D2-1,2,4-triazoline-5-thione.

    PubMed

    Jagiełło-Wójtowicz, Ewa; Chodkowska, Anna; Pachuta-Stec, Anna; Dobosz, Maria

    2004-12-01

    New derivatives of 1,2,4-triazoline-5-thione system were obtained. The effects of both these compounds AP-I (3-phenoxymethyl-4-phenyl-D2-1,2,4-triazoline-5-thione) and AP-II (3-phenoxymethyl-4-ethyl-D2-1,2,4-triazoline-5-thione) on the central nervous system (CNS) of mice were studied.

  13. 1,3,5-Tris(pyridin-3-yl)-2,4-diaza­penta-1,4-diene

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    Quiroa-Montalván, Claudia M.; Aguirre, Gerardo; Parra-Hake, Miguel

    2012-01-01

    In the solid state, the structure of the title compound, C18H15N5, is stabilized by weak C—H⋯N interactions. Mol­ecules are arranged in layers parallel to the bc plane forming an inter­esting supra­molecular structure. PMID:22412625

  14. Structure cristalline de type alluaudite KNa5Mn3(MoO4)6

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    Bouzidi, Chahira; Frigui, Wafa; Zid, Mohamed Faouzi

    2015-01-01

    The new phase potassium penta­sodium trimanganese hexa­kis(molybdate), KNa5Mn3Mo6O24, has been synthesized using solid-state methods. The structure is composed of M 2O10 (M = Mn, Na) dimers and MoO4 tetra­hedra (point group symmetry 2) sharing corners and forming layers parallel to (100), which are linked via common corners of another type of MO4 tetra­hedra, forming a three-dimensional structure with two types of large channels along [001] in which two types of Na+ cations (one with site symmetry 2, one with -1) and K+ cations (site symmetry 2, half-occupation) are located. Mn2+ and the third type of Na+ cations are located at the same site M with occupancies of 0.75 and 0.25, respectively. A comparative structural description is provided between the structure of the title compound and those of the related phases Cu1.35Fe3(PO4)3 and NaAgFeMn2(PO4)3. PMID:25705454

  15. Synthesis and Anticonvulsant Activity Evaluation of 4-Phenyl-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]quinazolin-5(4H)-one and Its Derivatives.

    PubMed

    Zhang, Hong-Jian; Jin, Peng; Wang, Shi-Ben; Li, Fu-Nan; Guan, Li-Ping; Quan, Zhe-Shan

    2015-08-01

    A series of 4-(substituted-phenyl)-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-a]quinazolin-5(4H)-ones (6a-x) with triazole and other heterocyclic substituents (7-14) were synthesized and the compounds were evaluated for their anticonvulsant activity and neurotoxicity by maximal electroshock (MES) and rotarod neurotoxicity tests. Among the compounds studied, 6o and 6q showed wide margins of safety with protective indices (PIs) that were much higher than those of currently used drugs (PI6o  > 25.5, PI6q  > 26.0). Compounds 6o and 6q showed significant oral activity against MES-induced seizures in mice, with ED50 values of 88.02 and 94.6 mg/kg, respectively. The two compounds were also found to have potent activity against seizures that were induced by pentylenetetrazole and bicuculline. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  16. Impact of CYP3A4*1B and CYP3A5*3 polymorphisms on the pharmacokinetics of cyclosporine and sirolimus in renal transplant recipients.

    PubMed

    Żochowska, Dorota; Wyzgał, Janusz; Pączek, Leszek

    2012-01-01

    Calcineurin inhibitor (cyclosporine, CsA) and mTOR inhibitors (sirolimus, SRL) - immunosuppressants used to prevent allograft rejection after renal transplantation - have a narrow therapeutic index and show considerable inter-individual pharmacokinetic differences. Differences in expression and activity of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4 and 3A5 affect these pharmacokinetics; cytochrome activity differences are associated with CYP genetic polymorphisms. This study evaluated the effects of polymorphisms in CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 on immunosuppressive drug-dose adjusted trough blood concentrations. One hundred renal transplant recipients were genotyped for CYP3A4*1B and CYP3A5*3 using PCR-RFLP. Blood concentrations of CsA and SRL were determined by EMIT and HPLC/UV, respectively. The allelic frequencies of CYP3A4*1B and CYP3A5*3 in the study group were 2.5% and 96.5%, respectively. The mean cyclosporine dose in CYP3A4*1/*1B subjects was 455.04±128.68 mg/day vs. 261.68±64.72 mg/day in CYP3A4*1/*1 subjects (p<0.001). The mean cyclosporine dose-adjusted trough blood concentrations (ng/ml per mg/kg body weight) in CYP3A4*1/*1B subjects were lower than in the CYP3A4*1/*1 group (37.06±10.38 vs. 44.63±13.99; p<0.218). The mean cyclosporine dose in CYP3A5*1/*3 subjects was 400.65±164.97 mg/day vs. 263.52±64.39 mg/day in CYP3A5*3/*3 subjects (p<0.022). No association was detected between sirolimus trough blood concentration (C0) or dose requirement, and CYP3A4 or CYP3A5 genotype. Genetic polymorphisms in CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 may underlie inter-individual differences in cyclosporine pharmacokinetics after renal transplantation. Patients with at least 1 functional CYP3A5*1 or CYP3A4*1B allele require significantly higher doses of cyclosporine to reach target drug levels compared to patients with the CYP3A4*1 or CYP3A5*3 alleles.

  17. 5,7-Di-2-pyridyl-2,3-dihydro-thieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxine.

    PubMed

    Djukic, Brandon; Harrington, Laura E; Britten, James F; Lemaire, Martin T

    2008-01-16

    The title compound, C(16)H(12)N(2)O(2)S, was prepared by a Neigishi cross-coupling reaction to investigate the coordination chemistry of thio-phene-containing ligands. In the mol-ecule, the pyridine rings are twisted from the thio-phene ring by 20.6 (1) and 4.1 (2)°. The six-membered dihydro-dioxine ring is in a half-chair conformation.

  18. CONVERTING FROM 3.6 AND 4.5 {mu}m FLUXES TO STELLAR MASS

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    Eskew, Michael; Zaritsky, Dennis; Meidt, Sharon E-mail: dzaritsky@as.arizona.edu

    2012-06-15

    We use high spatial resolution maps of stellar mass and infrared flux of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) to calibrate a conversion between 3.6 and 4.5 {mu}m fluxes and stellar mass, M{sub *} = 10{sup 5.65} F{sup 2.85}{sub 3.6} F{sup -1.85}{sub 4.5}(D/0.05){sup 2} M{sub Sun }, where fluxes are in Jy and D is the luminosity distance to the source in Mpc, and to provide an approximate empirical estimate of the fractional internal uncertainty in M{sub *} of 0.3{radical}(N/10{sup 6}), where N is the number of stars in the region. We find evidence that young stars and hot dust contaminate the measurements, but attempts to remove this contamination using data that are far superior to what are generally available for unresolved galaxies resulted in marginal gains in accuracy. The scatter among mass estimates for regions in the LMC is comparable to that found by previous investigators when modeling composite populations, and so we conclude that our simple conversion is as precise as possible for the data and models currently available. Our results allow for a reasonably bottom-heavy initial mass function, such as Salpeter or heavier, and moderately disfavor lighter versions such as a diet-Salpeter or Chabrier initial mass function.

  19. (5R)-3-(2-Chloro­acet­yl)-4-methyl-5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazinan-2-one

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    Caracelli, Ignez; Coelho, Daniel C. S.; Olivato, Paulo R.; Rodrigues, Alessandro; Tiekink, Edward R. T.

    2011-01-01

    The 1,3,4-oxadiazinan-2-one ring in the title compound, C12H13ClN2O3, is in a distorted half-chair conformation. The phenyl and chloro­acetyl groups occupy axial and equatorial positions, respectively, and lie to the opposite side of the mol­ecule to the N-bound methyl substituent. Mol­ecules are consolidated in the crystal structure by C—H⋯O inter­actions. PMID:21836983

  20. Ethyl 5-oxo-4-phenyl-5,6-di­hydro-4H-1,3,4-oxadiazine-2-carboxyl­ate

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    Shubakara, K.; Chandra; Srikantamurthy, N.; Mahendra, M.; Umesha, K. B.

    2014-01-01

    The asymmetric unit of title compound, C12H12N2O4, consists of two independent mol­ecules. In each mol­ecule, the oxadiazine ring has a flattened envelope conformation with the methyl­ene C atom as the flap atom, and the eth­oxy­carbonyl unit is in a syn-periplanar conformation with respect to the oxadiazine ring as indicated by O—C—C=O torsion angles of 1.9 (4) and 2.5 (4)°. The dihedral angles between the mean plane of the oxadiazine ring and the phenyl ring are 80.07 (13) and 42.98 (14)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds and stacked in a double-column along the a-axis direction. PMID:24940244

  1. One-, two-, and three-dimensional arrays of Eu3+-4,4,5,5,5-pentafluoro-1-(naphthalen-2-yl)pentane-1,3-dione complexes: synthesis, crystal structure and photophysical properties.

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    Ambili Raj, D B; Biju, S; Reddy, M L P

    2008-09-15

    A novel beta-diketone, 4,4,5,5,5-pentafluoro-1-(naphthalen-2-yl)pentane-1,3-dione (HPFNP), which contains polyfluorinated alkyl group, as well as the long conjugated naphthyl group, has been used for the synthesis of a series of new tris(beta-diketonate)europium(III) complexes of the general formula Eu(PFNP)3 x L [where L = H2O, 2,2'-bipyridine (bpy), 1,10-phenanthroline (phen), 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline (bath)] and characterized by various spectroscopic techniques. The single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis of Eu(PFNP) 3.bpy revealed that the complex is mononuclear, the central Eu(3+) ion is coordinated by six oxygen atoms furnished by three beta-diketonate ligands, and two nitrogen atoms from a bidentate bipyridyl ligand, in an overall distorted square prismatic geometry. Further, analysis of the X-ray crystal data of the above complex also revealed interesting 1D, 2D, and 3D networks based on intra- and intermolecular hydrogen bonds. The room-temperature PL spectra of the complexes are composed of typical Eu(3+) red emissions, assigned to transitions between the first excited state ((5)D0) and the multiplet ((7)F(0-4)). The results demonstrate that the substitution of solvent molecules by bidentate nitrogen ligands in Eu(PFNP)3 x H2O x EtOH greatly enhances the quantum yields and lifetime values.

  2. 5β-Reduced steroids and human Δ(4)-3-ketosteroid 5β-reductase (AKR1D1).

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    Chen, Mo; Penning, Trevor M

    2014-05-01

    5β-Reduced steroids are non-planar steroids that have a 90° bend in their structure to create an A/B cis-ring junction. This novel property is required for bile-acids to act as emulsifiers, but in addition 5β-reduced steroids have remarkable physiology and may act as potent tocolytic agents, endogenous cardiac glycosides, neurosteroids, and can act as ligands for orphan and membrane bound receptors. In humans there is only a single 5β-reductase gene AKR1D1, which encodes Δ(4)-3-ketosteroid-5β-reductase (AKR1D1). This enzyme is a member of the aldo-keto reductase superfamily, but possesses an altered catalytic tetrad, in which Glu120 replaces the conserved His residue. This predominant liver enzyme generates all 5β-dihydrosteroids in the C19-C27 steroid series. Mutations exist in the AKR1D1 gene, which result in loss of protein stability and are causative in bile-acid deficiency.

  3. 5β-Reduced Steroids and Human Δ4-3-Ketosteroid 5β-Reductase (AKR1D1)

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    Chen, Mo; Penning, Trevor M.

    2014-01-01

    5β-Reduced steroids are non-planar steroids that have 90° bend in their structure to create an A/B cis-ring junction. This novel property is required for bile-acids to act as emulsifiers, but in addition 5β-reduced steroids have remarkable physiology and may act as potent tocolytic agents, endogenous cardiac glycosides, neurosteroids, and can act as ligands for orphan and membrane bound receptors. In humans there is only a single 5β-reductase gene AKR1D1, which encodes Δ4-3-ketosteroid-5β-reductase (AKR1D1). This enzyme is a member of the aldoketo reductase superfamily, but possesses an altered catalytic tetrad, in which Glu120 replaces the conserved His residue. This predominant liver enzyme generates all 5β-dihydrosteroids in the C19–C27 steroid series. Mutations exist in the AKR1D1 gene, which result in loss of protein stability and are causative in bile-acid deficiency. PMID:24513054

  4. Synthesis and stereochemistry of 4- tert-butyl-4-oxo-3,5,8-trioxa (3,5-dioxa-8-thia)-4-phosphabicyclo [5.1.0]octanes and related acetals

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    Gavrilov, V. V.; Dobrynin, A. B.; Vafina, R. M.; Klimovitskii, A. E.; Fedorenko, V. Yu.; Kataeva, O. N.; Berdnikov, E. A.; Litvinov, I. A.; Shtyrlin, Yu. G.; Fröhlich, R.; Klimovitskii, E. N.

    2007-06-01

    X-ray, 1H NMR and IR spectroscopy methods have been applied to a series of heterobicyclo[5.1.0]octanes. Endo epoxide and exo thiirane based on 2- tert-butyl-2-oxo-1,3,2-dioxaphosphepine exhibit chair form in a crystal state. Strong predominance of the chair conformation takes place in solution also as for similar bicyclic acetals produced from 2- tert-butyl-1,3-dioxacyclohept-5-ene. 3,5-Dioxa-8-thiabicyclo[5.1.0] octane bearing no a bulky substituent was found to exist as a mixture of stereoisomers in solution.

  5. Inositol hexakisphosphate in Schizosaccharomyces pombe: synthesis from Ins(1,4,5)P3 and osmotic regulation.

    PubMed

    Ongusaha, P P; Hughes, P J; Davey, J; Michell, R H

    1998-11-01

    Schizosaccharomyces pombe extracts synthesize InsP6 (myo-inositol hexaphosphate) from Ins(1,4,5)P3 plus ATP. An S. pombe soluble fraction converts Ins(1,4,5)P3 into Ins(1,4,5,6)P4 and Ins(1,3,4, 5)P4, in a constant ratio of approximately 5:1, and thence to Ins(1, 3,4,5,6)P5 and InsP6. We have purified a soluble Mg2+-dependent kinase of molecular mass approximately 41 kDa that makes Ins(1,4,5, 6)P4 and Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 in the same ratio and also converts Ins(1,4, 5,6)P4 or Ins(1,3,4,5)P4 into Ins(1,3,4,5,6)P5 and InsP6. Of InsP3 isomers other than Ins(1,4,5)P3, only the non-biological molecule Ins(1,4,6)P3 potently 'competed' with all steps in conversion of Ins(1,4,5)P3 into InsP6. Examination of molecular graphics representations allowed us to draw tentative conclusions about the environment needed for an hydroxyl group to be phosphorylated by this kinase and to predict successfully that the purified kinase would phosphorylate the 5-hydroxyl of Ins(1,4,6)P3. S. pombe that have been cultured with [3H]inositol contains a variety of 3H-labelled inositol polyphosphates, with Ins(1,4,5)P3 and InsP6 the most prominent, and the InsP6 concentration quickly increases in hyper-osmotically stressed S. pombe. This yeast therefore contains InsP6 and Ins(1,4,5)P3 as normal constituents, makes more InsP6 when hyper-osmotically stressed and contains a versatile inositol polyphosphate kinase that synthesizes InsP6 from Ins(1,4,5)P3.

  6. Synthesis, in-vitro antimicrobial and antitubercular screening of Schiff bases of 3-amino-1-phenyl-4- [2-(4-phenyl-1,3-thiazol-2-yl) hydrazin-1-ylidene]-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-5-one

    PubMed Central

    Sivakumar, K. K.; Rajasekaran, A.

    2013-01-01

    PURPOSE: Synthesis and antimicrobial activity of some Schiff bases of 3-amino-1-phenyl-4- [2-(4-phenyl-1,3-thiazol-2-yl) hydrazin-1-ylidene]-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazol-5-ones (TZP4a-l) are described. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Structures of the synthesized compounds were confirmed using infrared, 1H nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectral data. Synthesized compounds were tested in-vitro against four Gram-positive and four Gram-negative bacterial strains, three fungal strains and two mycobacterial strains. Title compounds were screened its in-vitro cytotoxicity (IC50) by 3-(4,5-dimethythiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay using mouse embryonic fibroblasts cell line (NIH 3T3). RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: Compounds TZP4 g and TZP4 h were found to be significant activity against Bacillus substilis (bacteria) and Aspergillus niger (fungi). In-vitro anti-tuberculosis (TB) activity of compound TZP4g showed appreciable antitubercular activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv strain (minimum inhibitory concentration [MIC] =0.6.48 × 10−3 μM/mL) which was 1.69 and 3.91 times more active than the standard drug, pyrazinamide (25.38 × 10−3 μM/mL) and streptomycin (MIC = 11.01 × 10−3 μM/mL), respectively. Their in-vitro cytotoxicity (IC50) was determined to establish a selectivity index (SI) (SI = IC50/MIC). Compounds TZP4 c, TZP4 g, and TZP4 h have SI 82.85, 168.88, and 199.07, respectively. CONCLUSION: All the title compounds had mild toxicity on the mouse embryonic fibroblasts NIH 3T3 cells (IC50 ≥ 100 μM). In comparison to the results of toxicity and antimycobacterial activity tests, it was observed that the activity of the compounds is not due to general toxicity effect; however, their antimycobacterial activity can be possibly because of their selective antimycobacterial effect. We concluded from our investigations that TZP4 c, TZP4 g, and TZP4 h may be considered promising for the development of new anti-TB agents. PMID:23833518

  7. Magnetic properties of synthetic Ni3Si2O5(OH)4 nanotubes

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    Krasilin, Andrei A.; Semenova, Anna S.; Kellerman, Dina G.; Nevedomsky, Vladimir N.; Gusarov, Victor V.

    2016-02-01

    The present study focuses on the magnetic properties of the nanotubular Ni3Si2O5(OH)4 pecoraite, the structural analogue of chrysotile, obtained by hydrothermal synthesis. The cell parameters of the material, determined by X-ray diffraction, are a=0.528(1) \\text{nm} , b=0.917(0) \\text{nm} , c=1.460(1) \\text{nm} and β=92.4(7)\\circ . The element analysis revealed the decrease of the Ni:Si ratio after hydrothermal treatment. The synthesized nanotubes have bigger outer and inner diameters in comparison to chrysotile. Using a vibration sample magnetometer, we determined the temperature of the ferromagnetic transition (23.7 K), μ{eff} of the \\text{Ni}2+ ion in pecoraite (3.48 μ \\text{B}) and the blocking temperature (18 K).

  8. 2-Propyl-4H-thia­zolo[3,2-a][1,3,5]triazine-4-thione

    PubMed Central

    Yunus, Uzma; Tahir, Muhammad Kalim; Bhatti, Moazzam Hussain; Wong, Wai-Yeung

    2008-01-01

    In the title compound, C8H9N3S2, the n-propyl chain is disordered over two orientations (site-occupancy ratio = 0.522:0.478) and is roughly perpendicular to the fused thia­zolotriazine system. The angle between the fused ring and the propyl chain is 83.6 (1)° [ 82.2 (1)° for the disordered chain]. The structure is stabilized by C—H⋯N hydrogen bonds. PMID:21202112

  9. Isothermal sections of the quasi-ternary systems Ag2S(Se)-Ga2S(Se)3-In2S(Se)3 at 820 K and the physical properties of the ternary phases Ga5.5In4.5S15, Ga6In4Se15 and Ga5.5In4.5S15:Er3+, Ga6In4Se15:Er3+

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    Ivashchenko, I. A.; Danyliuk, I. V.; Gulay, L. D.; Halyan, V. V.; Olekseyuk, I. D.

    2016-05-01

    Isothermal sections of the quasi-ternary systems Ag2S(Se)-Ga2S(Se)3-In2S(Se)3 at 820 K were compared. Along the 50 mol% Ag2S(Se), both systems feature continuous solid solutions with the chalcopyrite structure. Along the 17 mol% Ag2S(Se), the interactions at the AgIn5S(Se)8-"AgGa5S(Se)8" sections are different. In the Ag2S-Ga2S3-In2S3 system the existence of the layered phase AgGaxIn5-xS8, 2.25≤x≤2.85, was confirmed (S.G. P63mc). The Ag2Se-Ga2Se3-In2Se3 system features the formation of solid solution (up to 53 mol% Ga2Se3) based on AgIn5Se8 (S.G. P-42m). Crystal structure, atomic coordinates were determined by powder diffraction method for samples from the homogeneity region of AgIn5Se8. Specific conductivities of the crystals Ga6In4Se15 (1.33·10-6 Ω-1 m-1), Ga5.94In3.96Er0.1Se15 (3.17·10-6 Ω-1 m-1), Ga5.5In4.5S15 (7.94·10-6 Ω-1 m-1), Ga5.46In4.47Er0.07S15 (1·10-9 Ω-1 m-1) were measured at room temperature. Optical absorption and photoconductivity spectra were recorded in the range 400-760 nm. The introduction of erbium leads to an increase in the absorption coefficient and to the appearance of absorption bands at 530, 660, 810, 980, 1530 nm.

  10. Ethyl 4-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-6-methyl-2-sulfanylidene-1,2,3,4-tetra-hydro-pyrimidine-5-carboxyl-ate.

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    Nayak, Susanta K; Venugopala, K N; Govender, Thavendran; Kruger, Hendrik G; Maguire, Glenn E M; Row, Tayur N Guru

    2011-11-01

    In the title compound, C(15)H(16)N(2)O(4)S, the dihedral angles between the planes of the benzodioxole and ester groups and the plane of the six-membered tetra-hydro-pyrimidine ring are 89.5 (1) and 20.2 (1)°, respectively. Inter-molecular N-H⋯S hydrogen bonds assemble the mol-ecules into dimers, which are further connected via N-H⋯O inter-actions into chains parallel to [010]. Weak C-H⋯S and C-H⋯π inter-actions enhance the stability of the crystal structure.

  11. LaRhAl, La3Rh3Al4, and Ce5Rh5Al6 as a new family of ternary aluminides

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    Avzuragova, V. A.; Nesterenko, S. N.; Tursina, A. I.

    2017-02-01

    The structures of three aluminides of similar composition are determined via X-ray diffraction. The structures consist of coordination polyhedra built of rhodium atoms that form alternating layers extending perpendicular to the short cell parameter. Compound Ce5Rh5Al6 is built of fragments of the structures of LaRhAl and La3Rh3Al4 in a ratio of 1: 1.

  12. New Pyrazolo[1',5':1,6]pyrimido[4,5-d]pyridazin-4(3H)-ones Fluoroderivatives as Human A1 Adenosine Receptor Ligands.

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    Graziano, Alessia; Giovannoni, Maria Paola; Cilibrizzi, Agostino; Crocetti, Letizia; Piaz, Vittorio Dal; Vergelli, Claudia; Trincavelli, Maria Letizia; Martini, Claudia; Giacomelli, Chiara

    2012-09-01

    In this paper we report the synthesis and biological evaluation of a new series of pyrazolo[1',5':1,6]pyrimido[4,5-d]pyridazin-4(3H)-ones as human A1 adenosine receptor ligands. The tricyclic scaffold was modified at position 6 and 9 by introducing small alkyl chains and substituted phenyls. The most interesting compounds showed Ki for A1 in the submicromolar range (0.105-0.244 µM) and the most interesting term (compound 4c) combined an appreciable affinity for A1 (Ki = 0.132 µM) with a good selectivity toward A2A (43% inhibition at 10 µM) and A3 (46% inhibition at 10 µM).

  13. Bis[3-methyl-5-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl] selenide methanol hemisolvate.

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    Seredyuk, Maksym; Sharkina, Natalia O; Gumienna-Kontecka, Elzbieta; Kapshuk, Anatoly A

    2014-02-01

    The asymmetric unit of the title compound, C18H16N6Se·0.5CH3OH, contains two independent mol-ecules of bis-[3-methyl-5-(pyridin-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl] selenide with similar C-Se-C bond angles [99.30 (14) and 98.26 (13)°], and a methanol molecule of solvation. In one mol-ecule, the dihedral angles between pyrazole and neighbouring pyridine rings are 18.3 (2) and 15.8 (2)°, and the corresponding angles in the other mol-ecule are 13.5 (2) and 8.3 (2)°. In the crystal, the selenide and solvent mol-ecules are linked by classical O-H⋯N and N-H⋯N hydrogen bonds, as well as by weak C-H⋯O and C-H⋯π inter-actions, forming a three-dimensional supra-molecular architecture.

  14. Sensitivity of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) early life stages to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-P-dioxin and 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl.

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    Tillitt, Donald E; Buckler, Justin A; Nicks, Diane K; Candrl, James S; Claunch, Rachel A; Gale, Robert W; Puglis, Holly J; Little, Edward E; Linbo, Tiffany L; Baker, Mary

    2017-04-01

    The aquatic food web of the Great Lakes has been contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) since the mid-20th century. Threats of PCB exposures to long-lived species of fish, such as lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens), have been uncertain because of a lack of information on the relative sensitivity of the species. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the sensitivity of early-life stage lake sturgeon to 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-126) or 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) exposure. Mortality, growth, morphological and tissue pathologies, swimming performance, and activity levels were used as assessment endpoints. Pericardial and yolk sac edema, tubular heart, yolk sac hemorrhaging, and small size were the most commonly observed pathologies in both TCDD and PCB-126 exposures, beginning as early as 4 d postfertilization, with many of these pathologies occurring in a dose-dependent manner. Median lethal doses for PCB-126 and TCDD in lake sturgeon were 5.4 ng/g egg (95% confidence interval, 3.9-7.4 ng/g egg) and 0.61 ng/g egg (0.47-0.82 ng/g egg), respectively. The resulting relative potency factor for PCB-126 (0.11) was greater than the World Health Organization estimate for fish (toxic equivalency factor = 0.005), suggesting that current risk assessments may underestimate PCB toxicity toward lake sturgeon. Swimming activity and endurance were reduced in lake sturgeon survivors from the median lethal doses at 60 d postfertilization. Threshold and median toxicity values indicate that lake sturgeon, like other Acipenser species, are more sensitive to PCB and TCDD than the other genus of sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus, found in North America. Indeed, lake sturgeon populations in the Great Lakes and elsewhere are susceptible to PCB/TCDD-induced developmental toxicity in embryos and reductions in swimming performance. Environ Toxicol Chem 2017;36:988-998. Published 2016 Wiley Periodicals Inc. on behalf of SETAC. This

  15. Comparative Dielectric and Ferroelectric Characteristics of Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3, CaCu3Ti4O12, and 0.5Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-0.5CaCu3Ti4O12 Electroceramics

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    Singh, Laxman; Yadava, Shiva Sundar; Sin, Byung Cheol; Rai, Uma Shanker; Mandal, K. D.; Lee, Youngil

    2016-06-01

    The dielectric and ferroelectric characteristics of Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 (BNT), CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO), and 0.5Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-0.5CaCu3Ti4O12 (BNT/CCTO) ceramics are compared. X-ray diffraction patterns confirmed the formation of single phase of all the ceramics after sintering at 950°C for 15 h. Scanning electron microscopy images of the sintered ceramics reveal average grain sizes in the range from 200 nm to 2.5 μm. Energy-dispersive x-ray mapping and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy show the presence of the elements Bi, Na, Ca, Cu, Ti, and O with uniform distribution in the ceramics. BNT/CCTO exhibits high dielectric constant ( ɛ r ˜ 6.9 × 104) compared with BNT ( ɛ r ˜ 0.13 × 104) and CCTO ( ɛ r ˜ 1.68 × 104) ceramics at 1 kHz and 503 K. The high dielectric constant of BNT/CCTO compared with BNT and CCTO is associated with a major contribution from grain boundaries, as confirmed by impedance and modulus analyses. The P- E hysteresis loop of all the ceramics measured at room temperature and 50°C exhibited typical ferroelectric nature. The remanent polarization ( P r) of BNT (1.58 μC/cm2) and CCTO (0.654 μC/cm2) ceramics are higher than that of BNT/CCTO (0.267 μC/cm2) ceramic.

  16. Synthesis and evaluation of the biological activities of some 3-{[5-(6-methyl-4-aryl-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidin-5-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl]-imino}-1,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-one derivatives.

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    George, Sonia; Parameswaran, Manoj Kumar; Chakraborty, Acharjee Raja; Ravi, Thengungal Kochupappy

    2008-03-01

    Reaction of ethyl-6-methyl-2-oxo-4-aryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidin-5-carboxylates (1a-i) with hydrazine hydrate yielded 6-methyl-2-oxo-4-aryl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidin-5-carbohydrazides (2a-i). These products, on reaction with cyanogen bromide, gave 5-(5-amino-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-6-methyl-4-aryl-3,4-dihydropyrimidin-2 (1H)-ones (3a-i). The resultant aminooxadiazolylpyrimidinones were condensed with isatin to obtain various 3-{[5-(6-methyl-4-aryl-2-oxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydropyrimidin-5-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl]-imino}-1,3-dihydro-2H-indol-2-ones (4a-i). These products were characterized by IR, 1H NMR, mass spectra and elemental analysis. Products (4a-i) revealed promising antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant activity.

  17. Ethyl 4,4''-difluoro-5'-meth-oxy-1,1':3',1''-terphenyl-4'-carboxyl-ate.

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    Fun, Hoong-Kun; Chia, Tze Shyang; Samshuddin, S; Narayana, B; Sarojini, B K

    2012-01-01

    In the title compound, C(22)H(18)F(2)O(3), the two fluoro-substituted rings form dihedral angles of 25.89 (15) and 55.00 (12)° with the central benzene ring. The eth-oxy group in the mol-ecule is disordered over two positions with a site-occupancy ratio of 0.662 (7):0.338 (7). In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds into chains along the a axis. The crystal packing is further stabilized by C-H⋯π and π-π inter-actions, with centroid-centroid distances of 3.8605 (15) Å.

  18. Methyl 4,4''-difluoro-5'-meth-oxy-1,1':3',1''-terphenyl-4'-carboxyl-ate.

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    Fun, Hoong-Kun; Chia, Tze Shyang; Samshuddin, S; Narayana, B; Sarojini, B K

    2011-12-01

    In the title compound, C(21)H(16)F(2)O(3), the pendant fluoro-benzene rings form dihedral angles of 22.22 (12) and 50.74 (11)° with the central benzene ring. In the crystal, mol-ecules are linked by C-H⋯O hydrogen bonds into chains along the a axis. The crystal structure also features C-H⋯π inter-actions.

  19. Characterization of Hydrazinium 3,5-Dinitroamine-1,2,4-triazole

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    Cui, Kejian; Meng, Zihui; Xu, Zhibin; Xue, Min; Lin, Zhihui; Wang, Bozhou; Ge, Zhongxue; Qin, Guangmin

    2014-05-01

    The structure of hydrazinium 3,5-dinitroamine-1,2,4-triazole (HDNAT) was investigated with infrared (IR), mass spectrometry, 13C-NMR, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and X-ray crystallography. The crystal density of HDNAT was determined as 1.91 g/cm3 using X-ray diffraction. The crystal belongs to a monoclinic system with the space group P2(1). The thermal decomposition process of HDNAT was investigated via thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis (TG-DTA) at a heating rate of 10 K/min and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) under nonisothermal conditions. The decomposition kinetic and thermodynamic parameters were obtained by the Kissinger and Ozawa method. HDNAT can be analyzed by using a C18 high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) column with water : acetonitrile : trifluoroacetic acid (97/3/0.1, v/v/v) as the mobile phase and a capacity factor of 1.33.

  20. 11H-Pyrido[3',2':4,5]pyrrolo[3,2-c]cinnoline and pyrido[3',2':4,5]pyrrolo[1,2-c][1,2,3]benzotriazine: two new ring systems with antitumor activity.

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    Parrino, Barbara; Carbone, Anna; Muscarella, Marina; Spanò, Virginia; Montalbano, Alessandra; Barraja, Paola; Salvador, Alessia; Vedaldi, Daniela; Cirrincione, Girolamo; Diana, Patrizia

    2014-11-26

    Derivatives of new ring systems 11H-pyrido[3',2':4,5]pyrrolo[3,2-c]cinnoline and pyrido[3',2':4,5]pyrrolo[1,2-c][1,2,3]benzotriazine have been prepared from the key intermediates 2-(1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-2-yl)anilines in excellent yields (94-99%) and screened by the National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, MD) on about 60 human tumor cell lines derived from nine cancer cell types. The tested compounds exhibited antiproliferative activity against all the human cell lines, showing comparable MG_MID (mean graph midpoint) values in the range of 0.74-1.15 μM. A particular efficacy was observed against the leukemia subpanel (GI50 = 0.73-0.0090 μM). Flow cytometric analysis of the cell cycle demonstrated an increase in the percentage of cells in the G2/M phase. The compounds caused apoptosis of the cells, mitochondrial depolarization, generation of reactive oxygen species, and activation of caspase-3, caspase-8, and caspase-9. Moreover, they acted as topoisomerase I inhibitors.

  1. Converting from 3.6 and 4.5 μm Fluxes to Stellar Mass

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    Eskew, Michael; Zaritsky, Dennis; Meidt, Sharon

    2012-06-01

    We use high spatial resolution maps of stellar mass and infrared flux of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) to calibrate a conversion between 3.6 and 4.5 μm fluxes and stellar mass, M * = 105.65 F 2.85 3.6 F -1.85 4.5(D/0.05)2 M ⊙, where fluxes are in Jy and D is the luminosity distance to the source in Mpc, and to provide an approximate empirical estimate of the fractional internal uncertainty in M * of 0.3\\sqrt{N/10^6}, where N is the number of stars in the region. We find evidence that young stars and hot dust contaminate the measurements, but attempts to remove this contamination using data that are far superior to what are generally available for unresolved galaxies resulted in marginal gains in accuracy. The scatter among mass estimates for regions in the LMC is comparable to that found by previous investigators when modeling composite populations, and so we conclude that our simple conversion is as precise as possible for the data and models currently available. Our results allow for a reasonably bottom-heavy initial mass function, such as Salpeter or heavier, and moderately disfavor lighter versions such as a diet-Salpeter or Chabrier initial mass function.

  2. Photophysics of poly(2,3,4,5,6-pentafluoro styrene) film

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    O'Connor, Donald B.; Scott, Gary W.; Coulter, Daniel R.; Miskowski, Vincent M.; Yavrouian, Andre

    1990-01-01

    The temperature-dependent steady-state emission, emission polarization anisotropy, and fluorescence-kinetics of poly(2,3,4,5,6-pentafluoro styrene) film are reported. Two interconverting excited-state conformations of the chromophore have been identified. The fluorescence of the higher energy conformation results from excitation on the red edge of the polymer absorption band at temperatures below 180 K. The energy barrier for conversion of the high energy conformer to the lower energy conformer is estimated to be E/hc = 27 + or - 7/cm. Electronic energy migration is not evident in this polymer.

  3. Infrared study of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene under high pressure

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    Pravica, Michael; Yulga, Brian; Liu, Zhenxian; Tschauner, Oliver

    2007-08-01

    We report synchrotron Fourier transform infrared measurements of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene in the mid-IR and far-IR spectral regions up to ˜10GPa , using KBr or petroleum jelly to compress the samples. During the far-IR experiment, we cycled the pressure, measuring IR spectra at various pressures, to determine whether the sample survived. In both experiments, no phase transition was observed. In the high frequency region (˜3000cm-1) , the peak frequencies of the NH2 symmetric and antisymmetric vibrational modes decrease with increasing pressure, indicating strengthening of intermolecular hydrogen bonding with pressure.

  4. Infrared Study of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene Under High Pressure

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    Pravica,M.; Yulga, B.; Liu, Z.; Tschauner, O.

    2007-01-01

    We report synchrotron Fourier transform infrared measurements of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene in the mid-IR and far-IR spectral regions up to {approx}10GPa , using KBr or petroleum jelly to compress the samples. During the far-IR experiment, we cycled the pressure, measuring IR spectra at various pressures, to determine whether the sample survived. In both experiments, no phase transition was observed. In the high frequency region ({approx}3000cm{sup -1}) , the peak frequencies of the NH{sub 2} symmetric and antisymmetric vibrational modes decrease with increasing pressure, indicating strengthening of intermolecular hydrogen bonding with pressure.

  5. Two new 5-deoxyflavan-3,4-diol glucosides from roots of Albizia chevalieri.

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    Tchoukoua, Abdou; Kuiate Tabopda, Turibio; Uesugi, Shota; Kimura, Ken-Ichi; Kwon, Eunsang; Momma, Hiroyuki; Ngadjui, Bonaventure Tchaleu; Koseki, Takuya; Shiono, Yoshihito

    2016-11-01

    Phytochemical investigation of the roots of Albizia chevalieri led to the isolation of two new 5-deoxyflavan-3,4-diol glucosides from roots of A. chevalieri, Chevalieriflavanosides A and B. Their structures were established by 2D NMR techniques, UV, IR, CD, and mass spectrometry. Cytotoxicity of the two compounds was evaluated against acute promyelocytic leukemia HL60 cells. The antibacterial activities of 1 and 2 also were evaluated against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus using the agar diffusion test. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  6. Electronic structure of the energetic material 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene

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    Kakar, S.; Nelson, A. J.; Treusch, R.; Heske, C.; van Buuren, T.; Jimenez, I.; Pagoria, P.; Terminello, L. J.

    2000-12-15

    Synchrotron radiation is used to study the electronic structure of the energetic material 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB). Element and site-specific density of unoccupied electronic states in TATB is probed by x-ray-absorption spectroscopy at the C, N, and O K edges. In addition to illuminating the electronic structure of TATB, the absorption data enable the understanding of microscopic changes occurring in such compounds due to various damage mechanisms. The absorption data are further supplemented by data from the core-level and valence-band photoelectron spectroscopy of thin films of TATB.

  7. Synthesis of 5-alkoxythieno[2,3-e][1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-c]pyrimidine derivatives and evaluation of their anticonvulsant activities.

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    Wang, Shi-Ben; Piao, Guang-Chun; Zhang, Hong-Jian; Quan, Zhe-Shan

    2015-04-15

    This work concerns the design and synthesis of novel, substituted 5-alkoxythieno[2,3-e][1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-c]pyrimidine derivatives 5a-p prepared from 3-amino-2-thiophenecarboxylic acid methyl ester. The final compounds were screened for their in vivo anticonvulsant activity using maximal electroshock (MES) and subcutaneous pentylenetetrazole (scPTZ) tests. Neurotoxicity (NT) was tested using a rotarod test. The structure-anticonvulsant activity relationship analysis revealed that the most effective structural motif involves a substituted phenol, especially when substituted with a single chlorine, fluorine or trifluoromethyl group (at the meta-position), or two chlorine atoms. These molecules possessed high activity according to the MES and scPTZ models. Quantitative assessment of the compounds after intraperitoneal administration in mice showed that the most active compound was 5-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]thieno[2,3-e] [1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-c]pyrimidine (5o) with ED50 values of 11.5 mg/kg (MES) and 58.9 mg/kg (scPTZ). Furthermore, compound 5o was more effective in the MES and scPTZ tests than the well-known anticonvulsant drugs carbamazepine and ethosuximide.

  8. Structural characterization of the borate mineral inyoite - CaB3O3(OH)54(H2O)

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    Frost, Ray L.; López, Andrés; Scholz, Ricardo; Theiss, Frederick; Costa, Geraldo Magela da

    2015-01-01

    We have studied the mineral Ca(H4B3O7)(OH)ṡ4(H2O) or CaB3O3(OH)54(H2O) using electron microscopy and vibrational spectroscopy. The mineral has been characterized by a range of techniques including X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, electron microscopy with EDX and vibrational spectroscopy. Electron microscopy shows a pure phase and the chemical analysis shows the presence of calcium only. The nominal resolution of the Raman spectrometer is of the order of 2 cm-1 and as such is sufficient enough to identify separate bands for the stretching bands of the two boron isotopes. Raman and infrared bands are assigned to the stretching and bending modes of trigonal and tetrahedral boron and the stretching modes of the hydroxyl and water units. By using a combination of techniques we have characterized the borate mineral inyoite.

  9. 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 antagonists inhibit peristaltic contractions in guinea-pig distal colon by mechanisms independent of endogenous 5-HT

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    Sia, Tiong C.; Whiting, Malcolm; Kyloh, Melinda; Nicholas, Sarah J.; Oliver, John; Brookes, Simon J.; Dinning, Phil G.; Wattchow, David A.; Spencer, Nick J.

    2013-01-01

    Recent studies have shown that endogenous serotonin is not required for colonic peristalsis in vitro, nor gastrointestinal (GI) transit in vivo. However, antagonists of 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptors can inhibit peristalsis and GI-transit in mammals, including humans. This raises the question of how these antagonists inhibit GI-motility and transit, if depletion of endogenous 5-HT does not cause any significant inhibitory changes to either GI-motility or transit? We investigated the mechanism by which 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 antagonists inhibit distension-evoked peristaltic contractions in guinea-pig distal colon. In control animals, repetitive peristaltic contractions of the circular muscle were evoked in response to fixed fecal pellet distension. Distension-evoked peristaltic contractions were unaffected in animals with mucosa and submucosal plexus removed, that were also treated with reserpine (to deplete neuronal 5-HT). In control animals, peristaltic contractions were blocked temporarily by ondansetron (1–10 μM) and SDZ-205–557 (1–10 μM) in many animals. Interestingly, after this temporary blockade, and whilst in the continued presence of these antagonists, peristaltic contractions recovered, with characteristics no different from controls. Surprisingly, similar effects were seen in mucosa-free preparations, which had no detectable 5-HT, as detected by mass spectrometry. In summary, distension-evoked peristaltic reflex contractions of the circular muscle layer of the guinea-pig colon can be inhibited temporarily, or permanently, in the same preparation by selective 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 antagonists, depending on the concentration of the antagonists applied. These effects also occur in preparations that lack any detectable 5-HT. We suggest caution should be exercised when interpreting the effects of 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 antagonists; and the role of endogenous 5-HT, in the generation of distension-evoked colonic peristalsis. PMID:23935564

  10. Benign methodology and improved synthesis of 5-(2-chloroquinolin-3-yl)-3-phenyl-4,5-dihydroisoxazoline using acetic acid aqueous solution under ultrasound irradiation.

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    Tiwari, Vandana; Parvez, Ali; Meshram, Jyotsna

    2011-09-01

    In the present paper, we have executed the synthesis of substituted 5-(2-chloroquinolin-3-yl)-3-phenyl-4,5-dihydroisoxazolines via the reactions of substituted 3-(2-chloroquinolin-3-yl)-1-phenylprop-2-en-1-ones with hydroxylamine hydrochloride and sodium acetate in aqueous acetic acid solution in 72-90% yields at room temperature under ultrasound irradiation. This method provides several advantages such as operational simplicity, higher yield, safety and environment friendly protocol. The resulting substituted isoxazolines were characterized on the basis of (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, IR, elemental analysis, and mass spectral data. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Turtle sex determination assay: Mass balance and responses to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl

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    Gale, Robert W.; Bergeron, Judith M.; Willingham, Emily J.; Crews, David

    2002-01-01

    Polyhalogenated hydrocarbons have been implicated in the anomalous sexual differentiation of mammals and reptiles. Here, a temperature-sensitive turtle sex determination assay using the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) was used to determine the estrogenic or antiestrogenic activity of 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) and 3,3′,4,4′,5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB-126). Neither TCDD nor PCB-126 showed a statistically significant difference in the resulting sex ratios (Fisher's exact test, p < 0.45). As a consequence of the dosing technique (eggshell spotting), the shell retained 90 and 96% of the dose for PCB-126 and TCDD, respectively, similar to retention of estradiol-17β. However, the dosing allowed transfer of sufficient chemical to achieve tissue concentrations that were greater than most concentrations reported for environmentally incurred residues. Similar relative mass distributions of PCB-126 and TCDD were observed in albumin (14–20%), yolk (55–70%), and embryo (16–25%). Relative concentration distributions in the embryo approached those in the yolk, 37 to 40% and 40 to 52%, respectively, while relative concentrations in the albumin remained at 11 to 20%. Lipid-normalized TCDD and PCB-126 concentrations were 30- to 40-fold greater in the embryo than in the yolk. It is hypothesized that nonpassive partitioning processes may have occurred in the embryo.

  12. Crystal structure of (4R,5S)-4-methyl-3-methyl­sulfinyl-5-phenyl-1,3-oxazolidin-2-one

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    Silveira, Gustavo Pozza; da Silva, Vinicius Flores; Oliver, Allen G.

    2014-01-01

    The absolute structure of the chiral asymmetric indole precursor title compound, C11H13NO3S, was confirmed by refinement of the Flack and Hooft parameters and is that expected based on the starting materials for the synthesis. The phenyl group subtends a dihedral angle of 56.40 (5)° with the mean plane of the oxazolidinone ring, which adopts an envelope conformation, with the C atom bearing the methyl group as the flap. In the crystal, no significant directional inter­actions beyond van der Waals contacts are observed. PMID:25553031

  13. Overexpression of a novel activator of PAK4, the CDK5 kinase-associated protein CDK5RAP3, promotes hepatocellular carcinoma metastasis.

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    Mak, Grace Wing-Yan; Chan, Mandy Man-Lok; Leong, Veronica Yee-Law; Lee, Joyce Man-Fong; Yau, Tai-On; Ng, Irene Oi-Lin; Ching, Yick-Pang

    2011-04-15

    The CDK5 kinase regulatory subunit-associated protein 3 (CDK5RAP3 or C53/LZAP) regulates apoptosis induced by genotoxic stress. Although CDK5RAP3 has been implicated in cancer progression, its exact role in carcinogenesis is not well established. In this article, we report that CDK5RAP3 has an important prometastatic function in hepatocarcinogenesis. An examination of human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) samples revealed at least twofold overexpression of CDK5RAP3 transcripts in 58% (39/67) of HCC specimens when compared with corresponding nontumorous livers. CDK5RAP3 overexpression was associated with more aggressive biological behavior. In HCC cell lines, stable overexpression of CDK5RAP3 promoted, and small interfering RNA-mediated knockdown inhibited, tumorigenic activity and metastatic potential. We found that overexpression of CDK5RAP3 and p21-activated protein kinase 4 (PAK4) correlated in human HCCs, and that CDK5RAP3 was a novel binding partner of PAK4, and this binding enhanced PAK4 activity. siRNA-mediated knockdown of PAK4 in CDK5RAP3-expressing HCC cells reversed the enhanced cell invasiveness mediated by CDK5RAP3 overexpression, implying that PAK4 is essential for CDK5RAP3 function. Taken together, our findings reveal that CDK5RAP3 is widely overexpressed in HCC and that overexpression of CDK5RAP3 promotes HCC metastasis through PAK4 activation.

  14. Solid-State Synthesis and Structure of the Enigmatic Ammonium Octaborate: (NH4)2[B7O9(OH)53/4B(OH)3·5/4H2O.

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    Neiner, Doinita; Sevryugina, Yulia V; Schubert, David M

    2016-09-06

    The compound known since the 19th century as ammonium octaborate was structurally characterized revealing the ammonium salt of the ribbon isomer of the heptaborate anion, [B7O9(OH)5](2-), with boric acid and water molecules. Of composition (NH4)2B7.75O12.63·4.88H2O, it approximates the classical ammonium octaborate composition (NH4)2B8O13·6H2O and has the structural formula {(NH4)2[B7O9(OH)5]}4·3B(OH)3·5H2O. It spontaneously forms at room temperature in solid-state mixtures of ammonium tetraborate and ammonium pentaborate. It crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/c with a = 11.4137(2) Å, b = 11.8877(2) Å, c = 23.4459(3) Å, β = 90.092(1)°, V = 3181.19(8) Å(3), and Z = 2 and contains well-ordered ammonium cations and [B7O9(OH)5](2-) anions and disordered B(OH)3 and H2O molecules linked by extensive H bonding. Expeditious solid-state formation of the heptaborate anion under ambient conditions has important implications for development of practical syntheses of industrially useful borates.

  15. 5 CFR 4.3 - Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition.

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    2010-01-01

    ... from competition. 4.3 Section 4.3 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE RULES PROHIBITED PRACTICES (RULE IV) § 4.3 Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition. No person shall influence another person to withdraw from competition for any position in the competitive...

  16. 5 CFR 4.3 - Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... from competition. 4.3 Section 4.3 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE RULES PROHIBITED PRACTICES (RULE IV) § 4.3 Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition. No person shall influence another person to withdraw from competition for any position in the...

  17. 5 CFR 4.3 - Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... from competition. 4.3 Section 4.3 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE RULES PROHIBITED PRACTICES (RULE IV) § 4.3 Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition. No person shall influence another person to withdraw from competition for any position in the...

  18. 5 CFR 4.3 - Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... from competition. 4.3 Section 4.3 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE RULES PROHIBITED PRACTICES (RULE IV) § 4.3 Prohibition against securing withdrawal from competition. No person shall influence another person to withdraw from competition for any position in the...

  19. Synthesis and antiviral activity of 2-substituted methylthio-5-(4-amino-2-methylpyrimidin-5-yl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives.

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    Wu, Wenneng; Chen, Qin; Tai, Anqi; Jiang, Guangqi; Ouyang, Guiping

    2015-01-01

    A series of novel 2-substituted methylthio-5-(4-amino-2-methylpyrimidin-5-yl-)-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives were synthesized and evaluated for antiviral activities against tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) via half-leaf method. The preliminary biological results showed that these compounds exhibited good antiviral activity against TMV in vivo. Among these compounds, compounds 8f, 8h, 8k, 8n, 8q and 8w exhibited the similar curative effect against TMV (EC50=290.98-438.29μg/mL) as the commercial product Ningnanmycin (301.83μg/mL). Notably, compound 8i exhibited the excellent curative effect against TMV, with EC50 value of 246.48μg/mL, which was better than that of Ningnanmycin. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first Letter of 2-substituted methylthio-5-(4-amino-2-methylpyrimidin-5-yl-)-1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives with potent antiviral against TMV.

  20. Phosphatidylinositol-3,4,5-trisphosphate regulates the formation of the basolateral plasma membrane in epithelial cells.

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    Gassama-Diagne, Ama; Yu, Wei; ter Beest, Martin; Martin-Belmonte, Fernando; Kierbel, Arlinet; Engel, Joanne; Mostov, Keith

    2006-09-01

    Polarity is a central feature of eukaryotic cells and phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate (PtdIns(3,4,5)P3) has a central role in the polarization of neurons and chemotaxing cells. In polarized epithelial cells, PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 is stably localized at the basolateral plasma membrane, but excluded from the apical plasma membrane, as shown by localization of GFP fused to the PtdIns(3,4,5)P3-binding pleckstrin-homology domain of Akt (GFP-PH-Akt), a fusion protein that indicates the location of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3. Here, we ectopically inserted exogenous PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 into the apical plasma membrane of polarized Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells. Within 5 min many cells formed protrusions that extended above the apical surface. These protrusions contained basolateral plasma membrane proteins and excluded apical proteins, indicating that their plasma membrane was transformed from apical to basolateral. Addition of PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 to the basolateral surface of MDCK cells grown as cysts caused basolateral protrusions. MDCK cells grown in the presence of a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor had abnormally short lateral surfaces, indicating that PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 regulates the formation of the basolateral surface.

  1. Synthesis and biological evaluation of 2-substituted-4-(3′,4′,5′-trimethoxyphenyl)-5-aryl thiazoles as anticancer agents

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    Romagnoli, Romeo; Baraldi, Pier Giovanni; Salvador, Maria Kimatrai; Camacho, M. Encarnacion; Preti, Delia; Tabrizi, Mojgan Aghazadeh; Bassetto, Marcella; Brancale, Andrea; Hamel, Ernest; Bortolozzi, Roberta; Basso, Giuseppe; Viola, Giampietro

    2012-01-01

    Antitumor agents that bind to tubulin and disrupt microtubule dynamics have attracted considerable attention in the last few years. To extend our knowledge of the thiazole ring as a suitable mimic for the cis-olefin present in combretastatin A-4, we fixed the 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl at the C4-position of the thiazole core. We found that the substituents at the C2- and C5-positions had a profound effect on antiproliferative activity. Comparing compounds with the same substituents at the C5-position of the thiazole ring, the moiety at the C2-position influenced antiproliferative activities, with the order of potency being NHCH3> Me ≫ N(CH3)2. The N-methylamino substituent significantly improved antiproliferative activity on MCF-7 cells with respect to C2-amino counterparts. Increasing steric bulk at the C2-position from N-methylamino to N,N-dimethylamino caused a 1–2 log decrease in activity. The 2-N-methylamino thiazole derivatives 3b, 3d and 3e were the most active compounds as antiproliferative agents, with IC50 values from low micromolar to single digit nanomolar, and, in addition, they are also active on multidrug-resistant cell lines over-expressing P-glycoprotein. Antiproliferative activity was probably caused by the compounds binding to the colchicines site of tubulin polymerization and disrupting microtubule dynamics. Moreover, the most active compound 3e induced apoptosis through the activation of caspase-2, -3 and -8, but 3e did not cause mitochondrial depolarization. PMID:23117171

  2. Trapping of benzene oxide-oxepin and methyl-substituted derivatives with 4-phenyl- and 4-pentafluorophenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione.

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    Henderson, Alistair P; Mutlu, Esra; Leclercq, Amélie; Bleasdale, Christine; Clegg, William; Henderson, Richard A; Golding, Bernard T

    2002-09-07

    4-Phenyl-1,2,4-triazoline-3,5-dione and its pentafluoro analogue are efficient reagents for trapping arene oxides, e.g. benzene oxide-oxepin, affording crystalline adducts that can be quantitatively analysed by HPLC and MS techniques.

  3. The Molybdenum(V) and Tungsten(VI) Oxoazides [MoO(N3 )3 ], [MoO(N3 )3 ⋅2 CH3 CN], [(bipy)MoO(N3 )3 ], [MoO(N3 )5 ](2-) , [WO(N3 )4 ], and [WO(N3 )4 ⋅CH3 CN].

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    Haiges, Ralf; Skotnitzki, Juri; Fang, Zongtang; Dixon, David A; Christe, Karl O

    2015-12-14

    A series of novel molybdenum(V) and tungsten(VI) oxoazides was prepared starting from [MOF4 ] (M=Mo, W) and Me3 SiN3 . While [WO(N3 )4 ] was formed through fluoride-azide exchange in the reaction of Me3 SiN3 with WOF4 in SO2 solution, the reaction with MoOF4 resulted in a reduction of Mo(VI) to Mo(V) and formation of [MoO(N3 )3 ]. Carried out in acetonitrile solution, these reactions resulted in the isolation of the corresponding adducts [MoO(N3 )3 ⋅2 CH3 CN] and [WO(N3 )4 ⋅CH3 CN]. Subsequent reactions of [MoO(N3 )3 ] with 2,2'-bipyridine and [PPh4 ][N3 ] resulted in the formation and isolation of [(bipy)MoO(N3 )3 ] and [PPh4 ]2 [MoO(N3 )5 ], respectively. Most molybdenum(V) and tungsten(VI) oxoazides were fully characterized by their vibrational spectra, impact, friction and thermal sensitivity data and, in the case of [WO(N3 )4 ⋅CH3 CN], [(bipy)MoO(N3 )3 ], and [PPh4 ]2 [MoO(N3 )5 ], by their X-ray crystal structures. © 2015 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  4. Interconfigurational 5d → 4f luminescence of Ce3+ and Pr3+ in Ca9Lu(PO4)7.

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    Trevisani, M; Ivanovskikh, K V; Piccinelli, F; Speghini, A; Bettinelli, M

    2012-09-26

    Ca(9)Lu(PO(4))(7):Ce (3+) and Ca (9)Lu (PO (4))(7):Pr (3+) polycrystalline materials were synthesized by solid state reaction at high temperature. The materials were characterized by powder x-ray diffraction (XRPD). The luminescence spectroscopy and the excited state dynamics of these compounds were investigated upon excitation with UV/VUV synchrotron radiation. Both materials showed efficient and fast 5d-4f emission upon direct VUV excitation into the 5d levels but only Ca(9)Lu(PO(4))(7):Ce (3+) revealed luminescence upon excitation across the bandgap. The decay kinetics of the 5d-4f emission upon VUV intra-center excitation is characterized by a decay time of 29 ns for Ce (3+) and 17 ns for Pr (3+) with no significant build-up after the excitation pulse. For the both compounds, no significant temperature dependence of the 5d-4f emission lifetime was observed within the range 8-300 K.

  5. Synthesis, structural, optical and thermal studies on 3, 5-diethyl-2, 6-di (4-fluorophenyl)-4-oxopiperidinium chloride

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    Yuvaraj, V.; NizamMohideen, M.; Arockia doss, M.; Rajarajan, G.; Savithiri, S.; Murugakoothan, P.

    2017-02-01

    A new organic compound 3, 5-diethyl-2, 6-di (4-fluorophenyl)-4-oxopiperidinium chloride (DFOC) was synthesized and its crystal was grown from ethanolic solution adopting the slow evaporation solution growth technique. The structure of the grown crystal was analyzed by single crystal X-ray diffraction study. The compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic system with space group Pnma. 1H and 13C Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of DFOC were recorded to elucidate its molecular structure. UV-vis-NIR spectral study showed that the grown crystal is transparent in the entire visible region with the lower cut-off wavelength of 269 nm. The thermal stability of DFOC was studied by thermogravimetric and differential thermal (TG-DTA) analyses.

  6. Synthesis, structural, optical and thermal studies on 3,5-diethyl-2, 6-di (4-methoxyphenyl)-4-oxopiperidinium chloride

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    Yuvaraj, V.; Jauhar, RO. MU.; NizamMohideen, M.; Rajarajan, G.; Arockiadoss, M.; Savithiri, S.; Murugakoothan, P.

    2016-11-01

    A new organic compound 3, 5-diethyl-2, 6-di(4-methoxyphenyl)-4-oxopiperidinium chloride (DMOC) was synthesized and its crystals were grown from an ethanolic solution adopting slow evaporation solution growth technique. The structure of the grown crystal was analyzed by single crystal X-ray diffraction study. The compound crystallizes in the orthorhombic system with space group Pnma. 1H and 13C Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of DMOC were recorded to elucidate its molecular structure. UV-vis-NIR spectral study showed that the grown crystal is transparent in the entire visible region. The thermal stability of DMOC was studied by thermogravimetric and differential thermal (TG-DTA) analyses.

  7. Excitation-wavelength Dependent Fluorescence of Ethyl 5-(4-aminophenyl)-3-amino-2,4-dicyanobenzoate

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    Heldt, Janina R.

    2010-01-01

    The excitation wavelength dependence of the steady-state and time-resolved emission spectra of ethyl 5-(4-aminophenyl)-3-amino-2,4-dicyanobenzoate (EAADCy) in tetrahydrofuran (THF) at room temperature has been examined. It is found that the ratio of the fluorescence intensity of the long-wavelength and short-wavelength fluorescence bands strongly depends on the excitation wavelength, whereas the wavelengths of the fluorescence excitation and fluorescence bands maxima are independent on the observation/excitation wavelengths. The dynamic Stokes shift of fluorophore in locally excited (LE) and intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) states has been studied with a time resolution about 30 ps. The difference between Stokes shift in the LE and ICT states was attributed to the solvent response to the large photoinduced dipole moment of EAADCy in the fluorescent charge transfer state. On this base we can state that, the relaxation of the polar solvent molecules around the fluorophore was observed. PMID:20798980

  8. A Versatile Synthesis of 1,3,5-Triamino-2,4,6-Trinitrobenzene (TATB)

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    Mitchell, A R; Pagoria, P F; Schmidt, R D; Coburn, M D; Lee, G S; Hsu, P C

    2006-04-06

    A safe and versatile synthesis of high-purity 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) based on vicarious nucleophilic substitution (VNS) chemistry has now been achieved. The starting material can be selected from a variety of inexpensive nitroarenes obtained from commercial suppliers (4-nitroaniline, picric acid) or U.S. stockpiles (ammonium picrate, TNT). The use of picric acid and ammonium picrate (Explosive D) is preferred as both compounds are directly converted to picramide in the presence of ammonium salts (diammonium hydrogen phosphate, ammonium carbamate) in sulfolane at elevated temperature. The picramide resulting from this process is directly converted to TATB using an optimized VNS reaction employing inexpensive hydroxylamine as the nucleophilic aminating reagent. A crucial element in our synthesis is a novel and efficient purification of TATB.

  9. 3-Glucosylated 5-amino-1,2,4-oxadiazoles: synthesis and evaluation as glycogen phosphorylase inhibitors

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    Donnier-Maréchal, Marion; Goyard, David; Folliard, Vincent; Docsa, Tibor; Gergely, Pal; Praly, Jean-Pierre

    2015-01-01

    Summary Glycogen phosporylase (GP) is a promising target for the control of glycaemia. The design of inhibitors binding at the catalytic site has been accomplished through various families of glucose-based derivatives such as oxadiazoles. Further elaboration of the oxadiazole aromatic aglycon moiety is now reported with 3-glucosyl-5-amino-1,2,4-oxadiazoles synthesized by condensation of a C-glucosyl amidoxime with N,N’-dialkylcarbodiimides or Vilsmeier salts. The 5-amino group introduced on the oxadiazole scaffold was expected to provide better inhibition of GP through potential additional interactions with the enzyme’s catalytic site; however, no inhibition was observed at 625 µM. PMID:25977724

  10. Synthesis, structural, spectroscopic and docking studies of new 5C-substituted 2,4-diamino-5H-chromeno[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carbonitriles

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    Vereshchagin, Anatoly N.; Elinson, Michail N.; Anisina, Yuliya E.; Ryzhkov, Fedor V.; Goloveshkin, Alexander S.; Novikov, Roman A.; Egorov, Mikhail P.

    2017-10-01

    Multicomponent synthesis of 5-C substituted 2,4-diamino-5H-chromeno[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carbonitriles from salicylaldehydes 2-aminoprop-1-ene-1,1,3-tricarbonitrile and 1,3-cyclohexanediones was carried out in 59-88% yields. The structures of compounds obtained were characterized by several techniques, including elemental analysis, IR, XRD, mass, 1H, 13C and NOESY spectral studies. The chromeno[2,3-b]pyridines obtained are enols in solid phase. Keto-enol equilibrium is observed in DMSO solutions. Molecular docking studies of the synthesized chromeno[2,3-b]pyridine-3-carbonitriles were also carried out to elucidate their relationship with the binding pockets of the mitogen activated protein kinase (MK). It have been found that chlorine-containing chromeno[2,3-b]pyridines have best binding energy both MK-1 and MK-2.

  11. Structure and high-pressure behavior of 2,5-di-(4-aminophenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole

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    Franco, Olga; Orgzall, Ingo; Reck, Günter; Stockhause, Sabine; Schulz, Burkhard

    2005-06-01

    The crystalline structures of two modifications of a compound containing the oxadiazole ring, 2,5-di-(4-aminophenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole (DAPO) were determined. One of these modifications contains water molecules in the crystal structure, which is observed for the first time for an oxadiazole crystal. Both crystals show an orthorhombic structure. The water free modification, DAPO I, belongs to the space group Pbca (61) and has the lattice parameters: a=13.461(5), b=7.937(3) and c=22.816(8) Å (CCDC 246608). The water containing pseudo-polymorph, DAPO II, has the space group Cmcm (63) and the lattice parameters: a=16.330(5), b=12.307(2) and c=6.9978(14) Å (CCDC 246609). To gain information on the inter molecular interactions within the crystals, X-ray experiments under compression at ambient temperature and under heating at vacuum conditions were performed. Neither DAPO I nor DAPO II undergo phase transitions in the ressure range up to 5 GPa, as could be concluded from X-ray and Raman experiments. X-ray and calorimetric studies indicate that DAPO II dehydrates into DAPO I under increasing temperature. Structural considerations suggest a two-stage process. The compression behavior of both substances is well described by the Murnaghan equation of state (MEOS) and the values of the bulk modulus and its pressure derivative are determined for these crystals. Additionally, in the case of DAPO I, also the thermal expansion coefficient α0 was measured.

  12. A toxological study of 3,6-BIS(3,5-Dimethyl-1-1-Pyrazolyl)1,2-Dihydro-1,2,4,5-Tetrazine

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    London, J.E.

    1993-03-01

    The acute oral LD{sub 30/50} values for 3,6-BIS(3,5-Dimethyl-1-Pyrazolyl)-1,2-Dihydro-1,2,4,5-Tetrazine BIS(DMP)DHT are greater than 5g/kg. According to classical guidelines, the material would be considered only slightly toxic or practically nontoxic in both rats and mice. The sensitization study in the guinea pig did not show BIS(DMP)SHT to have potential sensitizing effects. Skin application studies on the rabbit demonstrated the material was cutaneously nonirritating. This material was also nonirritating in the rabbit eye application studies.

  13. A toxological study of 3,6-BIS(3,5-Dimethyl-1-1-Pyrazolyl)1,2-Dihydro-1,2,4,5-Tetrazine

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    London, J.E.

    1993-03-01

    The acute oral LD[sub 30/50] values for 3,6-BIS(3,5-Dimethyl-1-Pyrazolyl)-1,2-Dihydro-1,2,4,5-Tetrazine BIS(DMP)DHT are greater than 5g/kg. According to classical guidelines, the material would be considered only slightly toxic or practically nontoxic in both rats and mice. The sensitization study in the guinea pig did not show BIS(DMP)SHT to have potential sensitizing effects. Skin application studies on the rabbit demonstrated the material was cutaneously nonirritating. This material was also nonirritating in the rabbit eye application studies.

  14. Cytotoxic 3,4,5-trimethoxychalcones as mitotic arresters and cell migration inhibitors

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    Salum, Lívia B.; Altei, Wanessa F.; Chiaradia, Louise D.; Cordeiro, Marlon N.S.; Canevarolo, Rafael R.; Melo, Carolina P.S.; Winter, Evelyn; Mattei, Bruno; Daghestani, Hikmat N.; Santos-Silva, Maria Cláudia; Creczynski-Pasa, Tânia B.; Yunes, Rosendo A.; Yunes, José A.; Andricopulo, Adriano D.; Day, Billy W.; Nunes, Ricardo J.; Vogt, Andreas

    2013-01-01

    Based on classical colchicine site ligands and a computational model of the colchicine binding site on beta tubulin, two classes of chalcone derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated for inhibition of tubulin assembly and toxicity in human cancer cell lines. Docking studies suggested that the chalcone scaffold could fit the colchicine site on tubulin in an orientation similar to that of the natural product. In particular, a 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenyl ring adjacent to the carbonyl group appeared to benefit the ligand-tubulin interaction, occupying the same subcavity as the corresponding moiety in colchicine. Consistent with modeling predictions, several 3,4,5-trimethoxychalcones showed improved cytotoxicity to murine acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells compared with a previously described parent compound, and inhibited tubulin assembly in vitro as potently as colchicine. The most potent chalcones inhibited the growth of human leukemia cell lines at nanomolar concentrations, caused microtubule destabilization and mitotic arrest in human cervical cancer cells, and inhibited human breast cancer cell migration in scratch wound and Boyden chamber assays. PMID:23524161

  15. Proton dynamics in the hydrogen bonds of 4-amino-3,5-dihalogenobenzoic acid

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    Asaji, Tetsuo; Ueda, Kouhei; Oguni, Masaharu

    2015-08-01

    On the polycrystalline sample of 4-amino-3,5-dihalogenobenzoic acid, 4-NH2-3,5-X2C6H2COOH, which has a symmetric dimer structure in the crystal, the proton tunneling in the hydrogen bonds has been investigated by NQR and NMR spin-lattice relaxation times T1 measurements. Two 35Cl NQR lines of the X = Cl derivative show the existence of two crystallographically inequivalent chlorine atoms in the high-temperature phase, in consistency with the reported crystal structure. Below 138 K, each splits into a doublet indicating the symmetry breaking of the benzoic acid dimer. The proton dynamics was analyzed by a coherent and incoherent tunneling models, for the high- and low-temperature phases, respectively. The temperature dependence of the correlation time of proton translation was estimated. As for the X = I derivative, the proton dynamics was discussed similarly by 1H NMR T1 data by assuming occurrence of a phase transition at low-temperature.

  16. ELOVL4 protein preferentially elongates 20:5n3 to very long chain PUFAs over 20:4n6 and 22:6n3[S

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    Yu, Man; Benham, Aaron; Logan, Sreemathi; Brush, R. Steven; Mandal, Md Nawajes A.; Anderson, Robert E.; Agbaga, Martin-Paul

    2012-01-01

    We hypothesized that reduction/loss of very long chain PUFAs (VLC-PUFAs) due to mutations in the ELOngase of very long chain fatty acid-4 (ELOVL4) protein contributes to retinal degeneration in autosomal dominant Stargardt-like macular dystrophy (STGD3) and age-related macular degeneration; hence, increasing VLC-PUFA in the retina of these patients could provide some therapeutic benefits. Thus, we tested the efficiency of elongation of C20-C22 PUFA by the ELOVL4 protein to determine which substrates are the best precursors for biosynthesis of VLC-PUFA. The ELOVL4 protein was expressed in pheochromocytoma cells, while green fluorescent protein-expressing and nontransduced cells served as controls. The cells were treated with 20:5n3, 22:6n3, and 20:4n6, either individually or in equal combinations. Both transduced and control cells internalized and elongated the supplemented FAs to C22-C26 precursors. Only ELOVL4-expressing cells synthesized C28-C38 VLC-PUFA from these precursors. In general, 20:5n3 was more efficiently elongated to VLC-PUFA in the ELOVL4-expressing cells, regardless of whether it was in combination with 22:6n3 or with 20:4n6. In each FA treatment group, C34 and C36 VLC-PUFAs were the predominant VLC-PUFAs in the ELOVL4-expressing cells. In summary, 20:5n3, followed by 20:4n6, seems to be the best precursor for boosting the synthesis of VLC-PUFA by ELOVL4 protein. PMID:22158834

  17. Crystal structure of 4-[benzylideneamino]-3-thiophen-2-yl-methyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-[1,2,4] triazole-5-one

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    Tanak, H.

    2013-12-15

    The crystal structure of the title compound C{sub 14}H{sub 12}N{sub 4}OS was determined by the X-ray diffraction method. The compound crystallizes in the triclinic space group P-bar1 with Z = 2. The molecule is not planar: the dihedral angle between the triazole and thiophene rings is 73.98(2)°, and that between the triazole and benzene rings is 4.05(2)°. The thiophene ring is disordered over two positions, which are approximately parallel and oppositely oriented. The major component refined to a site-occupancy factor of 0.573(3). An intramolecular C-H...O hydrogen bond generates an S(6) ring motif. In the crystal, molecules are linked together by two pairs of N-H...O interactions (to the same O atom as acceptor), forming inversion dimers. The crystal packing is also stabilized by π-π interactions [centroid-centroid distance is 3.978 Å].

  18. Theoretical Studies on 4-amino-3,5-dinitropyrazole and Its Analogues

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    Guozheng, Zhao; Ming, Lu

    2013-01-01

    Seven analogues of a new high-energetic material, 4-amino-3,5-dinitropyrazole (LLM-116), were designed through changing NH2 or NO2 groups on the pyrazole ring of LLM-116. Density functional theory studies on LLM-116 and its analogues were performed at the B3LYP/6-31G(d) level. The geometric and electronic structures, natural bond orbital, charge on the nitro group (-QNO2 ), density, detonation properties, and bond dissociation energies (BDEs) of these molecules were investigated and compared with LLM-116. The results showed that molecules E , F , and G had comparable performance with better insensitivity characteristics and might be potential candidates of powerful energetic materials.

  19. 2-[(3aR,4R,5S,7aS)-5-{(1S)-1-[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-2-hydroxyethoxy}-4-(2-methylphenyl)octahydro-2H-isoindol-2-yl]-1,3-oxazol-4(5H)-one: a potent human NK1 receptor antagonist with multiple clearance pathways.

    PubMed

    Kassick, Andrew J; Jiang, Jinlong; Bunda, Jaime; Wilson, David; Bao, Jianming; Lu, Huagang; Lin, Peter; Ball, Richard G; Doss, George A; Tong, Xinchun; Tsao, Kwei-Lan C; Wang, Hong; Chicchi, Gary; Karanam, Bindhu; Tschirret-Guth, Richard; Samuel, Koppara; Hora, Donald F; Kumar, Sanjeev; Madeira, Maria; Eng, Waisi; Hargreaves, Richard; Purcell, Mona; Gantert, Liza; Cook, Jacquelyn; DeVita, Robert J; Mills, Sander G

    2013-07-25

    Hydroisoindoline 2 has been previously identified as a potent, brain-penetrant NK1 receptor antagonist with a long duration of action and improved profile of CYP3A4 inhibition and induction compared to aprepitant. However, compound 2 is predicted, based on data in preclinical species, to have a human half-life longer than 40 h and likely to have drug-drug-interactions (DDI), as 2 is a victim of CYP3A4 inhibition caused by its exclusive clearance pathway via CYP3A4 oxidation in humans. We now report 2-[(3aR,4R,5S,7aS)-5-{(1S)-1-[3,5-bis(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]-2-hydroxyethoxy}-4-(2-methylphenyl)octahydro-2H-isoindol-2-yl]-1,3-oxazol-4(5H)-one (3) as a next generation NK1 antagonist that possesses an additional clearance pathway through glucuronidation in addition to that via CYP3A4 oxidation. Compound 3 has a much lower propensity for drug-drug interactions and a reduced estimated human half-life consistent with once daily dosing. In preclinical species, compound 3 has demonstrated potency, brain penetration, and a safety profile similar to 2, as well as excellent pharmacokinetics.

  20. Synthesis of myo-inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate from inositol phosphates generated by receptor activation.

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    Stephens, L R; Hawkins, P T; Barker, C J; Downes, C P

    1988-01-01

    myo-[3H]Inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate can be made from myo-[3H]inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate in a rat brain homogenate or soluble fraction. Although D-myo-inositol 3,4,5,6-tetrakisphosphate can be phosphorylated by a soluble rat brain enzyme to give myo-inositol 1,3,4,5,6-pentakisphosphate, it is not an intermediate in the pathway from myo-inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate. The intermediates in the above pathway are myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate, myo-inositol 1,3,4-trisphosphate and myo-inositol 1,3,4,6-tetrakisphosphate [Shears, Parry, Tang, Irvine, Michell & Kirk (1987) Biochem. J. 246, 139-147; Balla, Guillemette, Baukal & Catt (1987) J. Biol. Chem. 262, 9952-9955], and it is catalysed by soluble kinase activities of similar anion-exchange mobility and Mr value. Compounds with chromatographic and chemical properties consistent with the structures myo-inositol 1,3,4,5-tetrakisphosphate, myo-inositol 1,3,4,6-tetrakisphosphate and myo-inositol 3,4,5,6-tetrakisphosphate are present in avian erythrocytes, human 1321 N1 astrocytoma cells and primary-cultured murine bone-marrow-derived macrophages. The amounts of these inositol tetrakisphosphates rise upon muscarinic cholinergic stimulation of the astrocytoma cells or stimulation of macrophages with platelet-activating factor. PMID:2845930

  1. QUANTITATION OF PI[3,4,5]P3 DYNAMICS IN EGF-STIMULATED CARCINOMA CELLS: A comparison of PH domain-mediated versus immunological methods

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    Yip, Shu-Chin; Eddy, Robert J.; Branch, Angie M.; Pang, Huan; Wu, Haiyan; Yan, Ying; Drees, Beth E.; Neilsen, Paul O.; Condeelis, John; Backer, Jonathan M.

    2010-01-01

    Class IA phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3-kinase) generate the secondary messenger PI[3,4,5]P3, which plays an important role in many cellular responses. The accumulation of PI[3,4,5]P3 in cell membranes is routinely measured using GFP-labeled PH domains. However, the kinetics of membrane PI[3,4,5]P3 synthesis and turnover as detected by PH domains has not been validated using an independent method. In the present study, we measured EGF-stimulated membrane PI[3,4,5]P3 production using a specific monoclonal anti- PI[3,4,5]P3 antibody, and compared the results to those obtained using PH domain-dependent methods. Anti-PI[3,4,5]P3 staining rapidly accumulated at the leading edge of EGF-stimulated carcinoma cells. PI[3,4,5]P3 levels were maximal at 1 min, and returned to basal levels by 5 min. In contrast, membrane PI[3,4,5]P3 production, measured by the membrane translocation of either pSer473-Akt or an epitope-tagged PH domain from BTK (BTKPH), remained approximately 2-fold above basal level throughout 4-5 min of EGF-stimulation. To determine the reason for this disparity, we measured the rate of PI[3,4,5]P3 hydrolysis by measuring the decay of the PI[3,4,5]P3 signal after LY294002 treatment of EGF-stimulated cells. LY294002 abolished anti-PI[3,4,5]P3 membrane staining within 10 sec of treatment, suggesting that PI[3,4,5]P3 turnover occurs within seconds of synthesis. In contrast, BTKPH membrane recruitment, once initiated by EGF, was relatively insensitive to LY294002. These data suggest that sequestration of PI[3,4,5]P3 by PH domains may affect the apparent kinetics of PI[3,4,5]P3 accumulation and turnover; consistent with this hypothesis, we found that GRP1 PH domains (which like BTK are specific for PI[3,4,5]P3) inhibit PTEN dephosphorylation of PI[3,4,5]P3 in vitro. These data suggest that anti-PI[3,4,5]P3 antibodies are a useful tool to detect localized PI[3,4,5]P3, and illustrate the importance of using multiple approaches for the estimation of membrane

  2. Metabolism of 3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxyanisole to 3-tert-butyl-4,5-dihydroxyanisole by rat liver microsomes.

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    Armstrong, K E; Wattenberg, L W

    1985-04-01

    3-tert-Butylhydroxyanisole (3-BHA) is an antioxidant which can have a modulating effect on chemical carcinogenesis. Information concerning the metabolism of 3-BHA is incomplete. In the present study, the metabolites formed by incubating 3-BHA with liver microsomes from rats given beta-naphthoflavone by p.o. intubation were studied. Three metabolites were identified, two major metabolites and a minor metabolite. One of the major metabolites was the catechol of 3-BHA, i.e., 3-tert-butyl-4,5-dihydroxyanisole, which has not previously been reported. A characteristic of this compound is its capacity to be oxidized readily. The second major metabolite was tert-butyl hydroquinone which has been reported previously to be a liver microsomal metabolite of 3-BHA. The third metabolite, which occurred in small quantities, was 2,2'-dihydroxy-3,3'-di-tert-butyl-5,5'-dimethoxydiphenyl. 2,2'-Dihydroxy-3,3'-di-tert-butyl-5,5'-dimethoxydiphenyl has been identified previously as a major metabolite of 3-BHA in the rat intestine. An understanding of the metabolism of 3-BHA may assist in elucidating the mechanism(s) of its biological effects.

  3. Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Some Novel 5-[(3-Aralkyl Amido/Imidoalkyl) Phenyl]-1,2,4-Triazolo[3,4-b]-1,3,4-Thiadiazines as Antiviral Agents

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    Pandey, Vinod Kumar; Tusi, Zehra; Tusi, Sumerah; Joshi, Madhawanand

    2012-01-01

    A series of novel 4-amino-5-mercapto-3-[(3-aralkyl amido/imidoalkyl) phenyl]-1,2,4-triazoles (5a-d) were obtained by treating m-(aralkyl amido/imidoalkyl) benzoic acid hydrazides (3a-d) with carbon disulphide in alcoholic KOH and hydrazine hydrate, respectively. These triazole derivatives were employed in the synthesis of 5-[(3′-aralkyl amido/imidoalkyl) phenyl]-1,2,4-triazolo[3,4-b]-1,3,4-thiadiazines (6a-d). The newly synthesized compounds were evaluated for their antiviral activity against two animal viruses, namely, Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) strain P20778 and herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) strain 753166. PMID:24052850

  4. Visualization of Ins(1,4,5)P3 dynamics in living cells: two distinct pathways for Ins(1,4,5)P3 generation following mechanical stimulation of HSY-EA1 cells.

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    Nezu, Akihiro; Tanimura, Akihiko; Morita, Takao; Tojyo, Yosuke

    2010-07-01

    In the present study, the contribution of inositol (1,4,5)-trisphosphate [Ins(1,4,5)P(3)] generation on the mechanical-stimulation-induced Ca(2+) response was investigated in HSY-EA1 cells. Mechanical stimulation induced a local increase in the cytosolic concentration of Ins(1,4,5)P(3) ([IP(3)](i)), as indicated by the Ins(1,4,5)P(3) biosensor LIBRAvIII. The area of this increase expanded like an intracellular Ins(1,4,5)P(3) wave as [IP(3)](i) increased in the stimulated region. A small transient [IP(3)](i) increase was subsequently seen in neighboring cells. The phospholipase C inhibitor U-73122 abolished these Ins(1,4,5)P(3) responses and resultant Ca(2+) releases. The purinergic receptor blocker suramin completely blocked increases in [IP(3)](1) and the Ca(2+) release in neighboring cells, but failed to attenuate the responses in mechanically stimulated cells. These results indicate that generation of Ins(1,4,5)P(3) in response to mechanical stimulation is primarily independent of extracellular ATP. The speed of the mechanical-stimulation-induced [IP(3)](i) increase was much more rapid than that induced by a supramaximal concentration of ATP (1 mM). The contribution of the Ins(1,4,5)P(3)-induced Ca(2+) release was larger than that of Ca(2+) entry in the Ca(2+) response to mechanical stimulation in HSY-EA1 cells.

  5. (Z)-5-(3,4,5-Tri­meth­oxy­styr­yl)-2,3-di­hydro­thieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxine

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    Liu, Yu-Tao; Chu, Gang

    2014-01-01

    In the title compound, C17H18O5S, an analogue of the potent anti­cancer agent combretastatin A-4, the alkene C=C bond has a cis conformation and the C—C=C—C torsion angle is 9.0 (3)°. The dihedral angle between the benzene and thio­phene rings is 54.07 (4)°. The dioxene ring adopts a half-chair conformation, with the C atoms of the methyl­ene groups displaced by −0.325 (2) and 0.341 (3) Å from the plane of the other atoms. The C atoms of the two meta-meth­oxy groups are close to being coplanar with their attached benzene ring [displacements = −0.025 (2) and −0.196 (2) Å], whereas the C atom of the para-meth­oxy group is significantly displaced [by −1.107 (2) Å]. In the crystal, C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules into [0-11] chains, which feature two different types of R 2 2(6) loops. PMID:24826109

  6. Prediction of tacrolimus metabolism and dosage requirements based on CYP3A4 phenotype and CYP3A5*3 genotype in Chinese renal transplant recipients

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    Luo, Xi; Zhu, Li-jun; Cai, Ning-fang; Zheng, Li-yun; Cheng, Ze-neng

    2016-01-01

    Aim: To examine how the endogenous CYP3A4 phenotype and CYP3A5*3 genotype of Chinese renal transplant recipients influenced the dose-corrected trough concentration (C0/D) and weight-corrected daily dose (D/W) of tacrolimus. Methods: A total of 101 medically stable kidney transplant recipients were enrolled, and their blood and urine samples were gathered. The endogenous CYP3A4 phenotype was assessed by the ratio of 6β-hydroxycortisol and 6β-hydroxycortisone to cortisol and cortisone in urine. CYP3A5*3 genotype was determined using PCR-RELP. Results: In overall renal transplant recipients, a multiple regression analysis including the endogenous CYP3A4 phenotype, CYP3A5*3 genotype and post-operative period accounted for 60.1% of the variability in C0/D ratio; a regression equation consisting of the endogenous CYP3A4 phenotype, post-operative period, body mass index, CYP3A5*3 genotype, gender, total bilirubin and age explained 61.0% of the variability in D/W ratio. In CYP3A5*3/*3 subjects, a combination of the endogenous CYP3A4 phenotype, post-operative period and age was responsible for 65.3% of the variability in C0/D ratio; a predictive equation including the endogenous CYP3A4 phenotype, post-operative period, body mass index, gender and age explained 61.2% of the variability in the D/W ratio. Base on desired target range of tacrolimus trough concentrations, individual daily dosage regimen was calculated, and all the observed daily doses were within the predicted range. Conclusion: This study provides the equations to predict tacrolimus metabolism and dosage requirements based on the endogenous CYP3A4 phenotype, CYP3A5*3 genotype and other non-genetic variables. PMID:26924289

  7. The CHRNA5-A3-B4 gene cluster in nicotine addiction.

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    Berrettini, W H; Doyle, G A

    2012-09-01

    Nicotine addiction (NA) is a common and devastating disease, such that the annual number of deaths (world-wide) from tobacco-related diseases will double from 5 million in the year 2000 to 10 million in 2020. Nicotine is the only substance in tobacco which animals and humans will self-administer. NA, as a lifetime diagnosis, has been assessed in various approaches, including the concept of cigarettes per day (CPD). Other assessments of NA are somewhat more comprehensive, such as the Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence or the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (fourth edition) diagnosis of nicotine dependence. These different measures have moderate agreement with one another. Twin, family and adoption studies have shown that these different assessments of NA have substantial heritability (that fraction of risk attributable to genetic factors). The heritability of NA has been estimated at 50-75%, depending on the definition and the population under study. DNA-based studies of NA have been somewhat successful in identifying a common haplotype, which increases risk for NA among European-origin populations. This haplotype explains a small amount of variance, accounting for ∼1 CPD, and it includes the α5 and the α3 nicotinic receptor subunit genes (CHRNA5 and CHRNA3). The review will focus on this implicated region. In this risk region, there is a common (among European-origin people) mis-sense single-nucleotide polymorphism in the CHRNA5 gene (D398N), which changes a conserved amino acid from aspartic acid to asparagine. The risk allele (398N) confers decreased calcium permeability and more extensive desensitization, according to in vitro cellular studies, raising the possibility that a positive allosteric modulator of the (α4β2)(2)α5 type of nicotinic receptor might have therapeutic potential in NA. There are other genetic influences on NA in this region, apart from the mis-sense variant, and additional biological

  8. Solubility Report of 1-Methyl-3,5-Dinitro-1H-1,2,4-Triazole (MDNT) and 2-Methyl-4,5-Dinitro-2H-1,2,3-Triazole 1-Oxide (MDNTO) for Co-Crystallization Screen

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    2015-11-01

    2-METHYL-4,5-DINITRO-2H-1,2,3-TRIAZOLE 1-OXIDE (MDNTO) FOR CO- CRYSTALLIZATION SCREEN Kelley C. Caflin Peggy Sanchez...AND 2-METHYL-4,5-DINITRO-2H-1,2,3- TRIAZOLE 1-OXIDE (MDNTO) FOR CO- CRYSTALLIZATION SCREEN 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM...triazole 1- oxide (MDNTO) in a range of organic solvents were studied in an Avantium Crystal16™ parallel crystallizer in preparation for co

  9. Synergistic effect of 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl and 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin on hepatic porphyrin levels in the rat.

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    van Birgelen, A P; Fase, K M; van der Kolk, J; Poiger, H; Brouwer, A; Seinen, W; van den Berg, M

    1996-01-01

    We studied the effect of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on hepatic porphyrin accumulation in female Sprague-Dawley rats by feeding them diets containing 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 153), 2,3,3',4,4',5-hexachlorobiphenyl (PCB 156), 3,3',4,4',5-pentachlorobiphenyl (PCB 126), or combinations of the single PCB congeners with TCDD for 13 weeks. A dose-dependent increase in hepatic porphyrin accumulation occurred after TCDD, PCB 126, or PCB 156 administration, reaching maximal levels of about twice control values. The lowest dose levels for which a significant increase in hepatic porphyrin accumulation was found were 0.7 microgram TCDD/kg diet, 50 micrograms PCB 126/kg diet, or 6 mg PCB 156/kg diet. These doses are equivalent to 47 ng TCDD/kg/day, 3.2 micrograms PCB 126/kg/day, and 365 micrograms PCB 156/kg/day. Relative potencies for hepatic porphyrin accumulation, using TCDD as a reference, ranged from 0.015 to 0.06 for PCB 126 and from 0.0001 to 0.0003 for PCB 156. CYP1A2 activities significantly correlated with hepatic porphyrin levels, with coefficients of 0.629, 0.483, or 0.808 for TCDD, PCB 126, or PCB 156, respectively. Administration of PCB 153 alone did not result in hepatic porphyrin accumulation. Co-administration of PCB 153 and TCDD revealed a strong synergistic effect on porphyrin accumulation (about 800 times control levels). This synergistic effect was significant in rats fed diets containing any combination of PCB 153 with TCDD. Uroporphyrin III and heptacarboxylic porphyrin were accumulated in porphyrinogenic livers. These results suggest that TCDD induction of CYP1A2 may be involved, leading to oxidation of uroporphyrinogen III to uroporphyrin III, in combination with an increase in delta-aminolevulinic acid synthetase induced by PCB 153. Under porphyrinogenic conditions, an inhibitor of CYP1A2 activity may also be formed. The interactive effects on porphyrin accumulation after co

  10. Crystal structure of dichlorobis(2-amino-5-methyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole)dicopper(I)

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    Neverov, V.A.; Biyushkin, V.N.; Nezhel'skaya, L.A.; Belichuk, N.I.; Rozhdestvenskaya, I.V.

    1987-04-01

    An x-ray diffraction investigation of dichlorobis(2-amino-5-methyl-1,3,4-thiadiazole)dicopper(I) has been carried out. The crystals are monoclinic: a = 6.365(2), b = 9.353(3), c = 11.456(3) A, el = 100.51(3), space group P21/b, Z = 2. The intensities of 1620 reflections with I > 3sigma were measured on a Syntex P21 diffractometer (Mo K radiation). The structure was refined by the least-squares method to R = 0.055. The hydrogen atoms have been located. The molecule of the complex is a flat centrosymmetric dimer, in which the N atoms of the hydrazine residues are bridging atoms and join two Cu atoms to form a six-membered metallocycle. The environment of each Cu atom is a trigonal pyramid. In its base there are two atoms and a Cl atom, and at its apex there is a Cl atom from an adjacent complex. The Cu-N distances are equal to 1.194 and 2.025, the Cu-Cl distance is equal to 2.333, and the Cu-Cl/sub apic/ distance is equal to 2.699 A. The interatomic distances in the ligand are consistent with the literature data. The five-membered heterocycles deviate 10 from the plane of the metallocycle.

  11. Novel aryl and heteroaryl substituted N-[3-(4-phenylpiperazin-1-yl)propyl]-1,2,4-oxadiazole-5-carboxamides as selective GSK-3 inhibitors.

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    Koryakova, Angela G; Ivanenkov, Yan A; Ryzhova, Elena A; Bulanova, Elena A; Karapetian, Ruben N; Mikitas, Olga V; Katrukha, Eugeny A; Kazey, Vasily I; Okun, Ilya; Kravchenko, Dmitry V; Lavrovsky, Yan V; Korzinov, Oleg M; Ivachtchenko, Alexandre V

    2008-06-15

    Synthesis, biological evaluation, and SAR dependencies for a series of novel aryl and heteroaryl substituted N-[3-(4-phenylpiperazin-1-yl)propyl]-1,2,4-oxadiazole-5-carboxamide inhibitors of GSK-3beta kinase are described. The inhibitory activity of the synthesized compounds is highly dependent on the character of substituents in the phenyl ring and the nature of terminal heterocyclic fragment of the core molecular scaffold. The most potent compounds from this series contain 3,4-di-methyl or 2-methoxy substituents within the phenyl ring and 3-pyridine fragment connected to the 1,2,4-oxadiazole heterocycle. These compounds selectively inhibit GSK-3beta kinase with IC(50) value of 0.35 and 0.41 microM, respectively.

  12. Synthesis and biological activity of hydrazide hydrazones and their corresponding 3-acetyl-2,5-disubstituted-2,3-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazoles

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    Various new 3-acetyl-2,5-disubstituted-2,3-dihydro-1,3,4-oxadiazoles (11-20) were prepared by the reaction of aryl substituted hydrazones of 4-fluorobenzoic acid hydrazide (1-10) with acetic anhydride. The structures of the newly synthesized compounds 11-20, were confirmed by UV, IR and 1H NMR spec...

  13. Severe Vincristine-induced Neuropathic Pain in a CYP3A5 Nonexpressor With Reduced CYP3A4/5 Activity: Case Study.

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    Bosilkovska, Marija; Ing Lorenzini, Kuntheavy; Uppugunduri, Chakradhara Rao S; Desmeules, Jules; Daali, Youssef; Escher, Monica

    2016-01-01

    Peripheral neuropathy is a frequent vincristine-induced adverse effect. Vincristine is a substrate of P-glycoprotein and is metabolized by the cytochrome P-450 (CYP) 3A5 and 3A4 isoforms, with CYP3A5 contributing to 75% of the intrinsic clearance of vincristine. Alterations in the function of these proteins may lead to an increase in vincristine toxicity. CYP3A5 nonexpressor status has been associated with vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy. The severity of neuropathy has been reported to be inversely correlated to vincristine metabolite concentrations. Recently, the presence of a mutation in the CEP72 gene, which encodes for a protein involved in microtubule formation, has also been associated with vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy. However, a clear correlation between genetic polymorphisms and vincristine toxicity has not been established. Here we report the case of a 21-year old patient in whom severe neuropathic pain developed after vincristine treatment. The patient was a CYP3A5 nonexpressor and presented with reduced CYP3A4/5 functional activity, a likely reason for the occurrence of the adverse event, as genotyping showed that his status was wild type for the ABCB1 and CEP72 genes. CYP phenotype and genotype may explain the occurrence of severe neuropathy in some patients treated with vincristine. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier HS Journals, Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. New Fe(III) complex with 8-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-butyl-3H-imidazo[4‧,5‧:3,4]benzo[1,2-c]isoxazol-5-amine (5-AIBI) ligand: Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and DFT calculations

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    Agheli, Zahra; Pordel, Mehdi; Beyramabadi, S. Ali

    2017-02-01

    The new heterocyclic ligand 8-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-butyl-3H-imidazo[4‧,5‧:3,4]benzo [1,2-c]isoxazol-5-amine (5-AIBI) was synthesized from the reduction of 3-butyl-8-(4-chlorophenyl)-5-nitro-3H-imidazo[4‧,5‧:3,4]benzo[1,2-c]isoxazole in high yield. The coordination ability of the ligand with some cations was examined by spectrophotometric method at rt condition. Results showed that only the absorption spectra of the Fe3+-5-AIBI complex show a high redshift of the absorption maximum in the aqueous ethanol solution. The effect of pH on the absorption spectrum of the green iron-5-AIBI complex was also investigated. In addition, density functional theory (DFT) calculations are performed to provide the optimized geometries, structural parameters, calculated chemical shifts and vibrational frequencies of the investigated Fe(III) complex.

  15. Effect of CYP3A4∗1G and CYP3A53 Polymorphisms on Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Ticagrelor in Healthy Chinese Subjects

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    Liu, Shuaibing; Shi, Xiangfen; Tian, Xin; Zhang, Xiaojian; Sun, Zhiyong; Miao, Liyan

    2017-01-01

    Ticagrelor is the first reversible, direct-acting, potent P2Y12 receptor antagonist in management of acute coronary syndromes. It is rapidly absorbed and extensively metabolized. AR-C124910XX, the major active metabolite, antagonizes the P2Y12 receptor at approximately equal potency. The metabolism of ticagrelor to AR-C124910XX involves CYP3A4 and CYP3A5. CYP3A polymorphisms have been well documented, and CYP3A4∗1G (g.20230G>A, rs2242480) and CYP3A53 (g.6986A>G, rs776746) are the most important single nucleotide polymorphisms in Chinese. Genetic differences in CYP3A4 and CYP3A5 expression in human volunteers and patients might affect the clearance of ticagrelor or AR-C124910XX in vivo resulting in subsequent variable patient response. Thus, this study is designed to explore the effects of CYP3A4∗1G and CYP3A53 polymorphisms on the pharmacokinetics and pharmcodynamics of ticagrelor in healthy Chinese subjects. The results indicated that the CYP3A4∗1G polymorphism significantly influenced the pharmacokinetics of AR-C124910XX, and it may be more important than CYP3A53 with respect to influencing ticagrelor pharmacokinetics by increasing CYP3A4 activity. However, the significant effect of CYP3A4∗1G polymorphism on AR-C124910XX plasma levels did not translate into detectable effect on inhibition of platelet aggregation. Therefore, it seems not necessary to adjust the dosage of ticagrelor according to the CYP3A4 or 3A5 genotype. PMID:28408884

  16. Pyrrolidine-5,5-trans-lactams. 5. Pharmacokinetic optimization of inhibitors of hepatitis C virus NS3/4A protease.

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    Andrews, David M; Barnes, Michael C; Dowle, Mike D; Hind, S Lucy; Johnson, Martin R; Jones, Paul S; Mills, Gail; Patikis, Angela; Pateman, Tony J; Redfern, Tracy J; Robinson, J Ed; Slater, Martin J; Trivedi, Naimisha

    2003-11-27

    [reaction: see text] In this, the second of two Letters, the optimization of the pyrrolidine-5,5-trans-lactam template (exemplified by 1a) as a mechanism-based inhibitor of hepatitis C NS3/4A protease is described. "Right Box" analysis of cassette dosing screening pharmacokinetic data was used to rapidly categorize the compounds. GW0014 (compound 4d) emerged as the compound displaying an optimal balance of biochemical and replicon potency, along with low i.v. clearance in the dog.

  17. Novel 2,5-disubstituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles as anti-inflammatory drugs

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    Durgashivaprasad, Ega; Mathew, Geetha; Sebastian, Sarine; Reddy, S.A Manohar; Mudgal, Jayesh; Nampurath, Gopalan Kutty

    2014-01-01

    Objective: 1,3,4-oxadiazole ring is a versatile moiety with a wide range of pharmacological properties. The present work deals with the synthesis and evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activity of two novel 2,5-disubstituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles (OSD and OPD). Materials and Methods: Carrageenan-induced rat hind paw edema was employed as an acute model of inflammation. For evaluating sub-acute anti-inflammatory activity, carrageenan-induced inflammation in rat air pouch was employed. Complete Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats was used as a model of chronic inflammation. To evaluate in vitro anti-inflammatory activity, lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264.7 cells were used. Results: OSD (100 mg/kg) reduced carrageen-induced paw edema by 60%, and OPD (100 mg/kg) produced a modest 32.5% reduction. OSD also reduced leukocyte influx and myeloperoxidase in carrageenan-induced rat air pouch model. In complete Freund's adjuvant-induced arthritis model, both OSD and OPD (200 mg/kg for 14 days) reduced paw edema and NO levels. In LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells, OSD and OPD inhibited formation of nitric oxide and reactive oxygen species, with OPD showing a better activity in comparison to OSD. Conclusions: OSD was the better of the two compounds in in vivo models of inflammation. The o-phenol substitution at position 2 of oxadiazole ring in OSD may be responsible for its better in vivo anti-inflammatory activity. The ability of the compounds to inhibit LPS-induced pro-inflammatory mediator release suggests an anti-inflammatory mechanism targeting LPS-TLR4-NF-κB signalling pathway, which needs to be explored in detail. The disparate efficacy in vitro and in vivo also requires in-depth evaluation of the pharmacokinetics of these novel oxadiazoles. PMID:25298582

  18. Restructuring of focal adhesion plaques by PI 3-kinase. Regulation by PtdIns (3,4,5)-p(3) binding to alpha-actinin.

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    Greenwood, J A; Theibert, A B; Prestwich, G D; Murphy-Ullrich, J E

    2000-08-07

    Focal adhesions are an elaborate network of interconnecting proteins linking actin stress fibers to the extracellular matrix substrate. Modulation of the focal adhesion plaque provides a mechanism for the regulation of cellular adhesive strength. Using interference reflection microscopy, we found that activation of phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI 3-kinase) by PDGF induces the dissipation of focal adhesions. Loss of this close apposition between the cell membrane and the extracellular matrix coincided with a redistribution of alpha-actinin and vinculin from the focal adhesion complex to the Triton X-100-soluble fraction. In contrast, talin and paxillin remained localized to focal adhesions, suggesting that activation of PI 3-kinase induced a restructuring of the plaque rather than complete dispersion. Furthermore, phosphatidylinositol (3,4, 5)-trisphosphate (PtdIns (3,4,5)-P(3)), a lipid product of PI 3-kinase, was sufficient to induce restructuring of the focal adhesion plaque. We also found that PtdIns (3,4,5)-P(3) binds to alpha-actinin in PDGF-treated cells. Further evidence demonstrated that activation of PI 3-kinase by PDGF induced a decrease in the association of alpha-actinin with the integrin beta subunit, and that PtdIns (3,4,5)-P(3) could disrupt this interaction in vitro. Modification of focal adhesion structure by PI 3-kinase and its lipid product, PtdIns (3,4,5)-P(3), has important implications for the regulation of cellular adhesive strength and motility.

  19. 6-Bromo-3-methyl-1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2(3H)-one

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    Ghacham, Hend Bel; Rodi, Youssef Kandri; Capet, Frédéric; Essassi, El Mokhtar; Ng, Seik Weng

    2010-01-01

    The title compound, C7H6BrN3O, was obtained from the reaction of 6-bromo-1H-imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2(3H)-one with methyl iodide. All non-H atoms lie in a common plane [r.m.s deviation = 0.017 (1) Å]. The amino group is a hydrogen-bond donor to the carbonyl group of an inversion-related mol­ecule, the pair of hydrogen bonds giving rise to a hydrogen-bonded dimer. PMID:21579134

  20. Mass spectrometric fragmentation pathways of isotope labeled 2,5-disubstituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles and thiadiazoles

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    Franski, Rafal; Gierczyk, Blazej; Schroeder, Grzegorz

    2004-01-01

    The mass spectrometric decomposition of protonated, lithiated and methylated (quaternary derivatives) 2-(4'-methoxy)phenyl-5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazoles, containing 13C atom at 5 position of oxadiazole ring as well as its thia correspondent is discussed. The electron-donor properties of C-4' substituent favor cationization of N(3) atom and as a consequence, the losses of HNC(2)O, LiNC(2)O, CH3NC(2)O molecules are favored over HNC(5)O, LiNC(5)O, CH3NC(5)O molecules. Analogous results have been obtained for HNCS and CH3NCS elimination from thiadiazole.

  1. High-Density Energetic Metal-Organic Frameworks Based on the 5,5'-Dinitro-2H,2'H-3,3'-bi-1,2,4-triazole.

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    Dong, Yalu; Peng, Panpan; Hu, Baoping; Su, Hui; Li, Shenghua; Pang, Siping

    2017-06-26

    High-energy metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) based on nitrogen-rich ligands are an emerging class of explosives, and density is one of the positive factors that can influence the performance of energetic materials. Thus, it is important to design and synthesize high-density energetic MOFs. In the present work, hydrothermal reactions of Cu(II) with the rigid polynitro heterocyclic ligands 5,5'-dinitro-2H,2'H-3,3'-bi-1,2,4-triazole (DNBT) and 5,5'-dinitro-3,3'-bis-1,2,4-triazole-1-diol (DNBTO) gave two high-density MOFs: [Cu(DNBT)(ATRZ)₃]n (1) and [Cu(DNBTO)(ATRZ)₂(H₂O)₂]n (2), where ATRZ represents 4,4'-azo-1,2,4-triazole. The structures were characterized by infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis, ultraviolet-visible (UV) absorption spectroscopy and single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Their thermal stabilities were also determined by thermogravimetric/differential scanning calorimetry analysis (TG/DSC). The results revealed that complex 1 has a two-dimensional porous framework that possesses the most stable chair conformations (like cyclohexane), whereas complex 2 has a one-dimensional polymeric structure. Compared with previously reported MOFs based on copper ions, the complexes have higher density (ρ = 1.93 g cm(-3) for complex 1 and ρ = 1.96 g cm(-3) for complex 2) and high thermal stability (decomposition temperatures of 323 °C for complex 1 and 333.3 °C for complex 2), especially because of the introduction of an N-O bond in complex 2. We anticipate that these two complexes would be potential high-energy density materials.

  2. From trans-[(eta5-C5Me5)2Mo2S2(mu-S)2] to [(eta5-C5Me5)2Mo2(mu3-S)4(CuMeCN)2]2+ to [(eta5-C5Me5)2Mo2(mu3-S)4Cu2]-based polymeric and dimeric clusters: syntheses, structures and enhanced third-order non-linear optical performances.

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    Ren, Zhi-Gang; Yang, Jun-Yi; Song, Ying-Lin; Li, Ni-Ya; Li, Hong-Xi; Chen, Yang; Zhang, Yong; Lang, Jian-Ping

    2009-04-14

    Reactions of trans-[(eta5-C5Me5)2Mo2S2(mu-S)2] (1) with 2 equiv. of [Cu(MeCN)4]X (X = PF6-, ClO4-) produced two acetonitrile-coordinated cubane-like cationic clusters [(eta5-C5Me5)2Mo2(mu3-S)4Cu2(MeCN)2]X2 (X = PF6- (2), ClO4- (3)). Treatment of 2 or 3 with 4,4'-bipyridine (4,4'-bipy) or trans-1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethylene) (bpee) afforded two polymeric clusters {[(eta5-C5Me5)2Mo2(mu3-S)4Cu2(L)]X2}n (4: L = 4,4'-bipy, X = PF6-; 5: L = bpee, X = ClO4-), while analogous reactions of 2 or 3 with 1,2-bis(4-pyridyl)ethane (bpea), 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphine)ethane (dppe), or 1,4-bis-(diphenylphosphine)butane) (dppb) formed three dimeric clusters [(eta5-C5Me5)2Mo2(mu3-S)4Cu2(L)]2X4 (6: L = bpea; X = PF6-; 7: L = dppe, X = ClO4-; 8: L = dppb, X = ClO4-). Clusters 2-8 consist of a cubane-like [(eta5-C5Me5)2Mo2(mu3-S)4Cu2] core with each Cu being coordinated by one labile MeCN molecule (2, 3) or by bridging dipyridyl or diphosphino ligands (4-8). 4 or 5 has a 1D zigzag chain structure while 6-8 contain cyclic dimeric structures. The third-order non-linear optical (NLO) properties of 2-8 in MeCN were investigated by Z-scan technique at 532 nm. These compounds showed strong third-order NLO absorption effects and self-defocusing properties, and their NLO performances were remarkably enhanced relative to those of 1.

  3. 5-Aminoimidazole-4-Carboxamide Riboside Enhances Effect of Ionizing Radiation in PC3 Prostate Cancer Cells

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    Isebaert, Sofie F.; Swinnen, Johannes V.; McBride, William H.; Begg, Adrian C.; Haustermans, Karin M.

    2011-12-01

    Purpose: The nucleoside 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide riboside (AICAR) is a low-energy mimetic and adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK) agonist that can affect the phenotype of malignant cells by diminishing their anabolism. It does this by being converted to 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribotide (ZMP), an AMP analog. We combined this promising antineoplastic agent with ionizing radiation in an attempt to increase its efficacy. Methods and Materials: The effect of AICAR on cell proliferation, cell viability, apoptosis, reactive oxygen species production, radiosensitivity, and AMPK activation was determined in the human prostate cancer cell line PC3. To elucidate the radiosensitizing mechanism, clonogenic survival assays in the presence of a drug agonist or antagonist or with small interfering RNA targeting AMPK were done, as well as measurements of ZMP production and double strand break repair. Moreover, immunoblot analysis of the radiation response signaling pathways after AICAR treatment was performed. Results: The incubation of human PC3 prostate cancer cells with AICAR-activated AMPK inhibited cell proliferation, decreased viability, increased apoptosis, and generated reactive oxygen species in a dose- and time-dependent manner. None of these endpoints gave more than additive effects when radiation was added. Radiosensitization was observed but only after 72 hours of treatment with 250 {mu}M AICAR, suggesting that it was independent of AMPK activation. This finding was confirmed by small interfering RNA knockdown of AMPK. The mechanism of radiosensitization was associated with imbalanced deoxynucleotide pools owing to ZMP accumulation after AICAR administration that interfered with DNA repair. Conclusions: Our findings on the favorable interaction between low doses of AICAR and ionizing radiation in PC3 cells could open new perspectives for the clinical use of this or similar compounds. However, additional research is still required

  4. Assessment of buffalo semen with the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide reduction assay.

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    Iqbal, M; Aleem, M; Ijaz, A; Rehman, H; Yousaf, M S

    2010-03-01

    The 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay, which measures the reduction of MTT, is commonly used to validate the viability of metabolically active cells. This study was conducted to evaluate and validate the MTT assay to assess the spermatozoal viability of Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls and compare the efficiency of the test with the supravital staining technique (eosin and nigrosin) and the hypoosmotic swelling test. Fresh semen samples from breeding Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls (n = 25) were collected using an artificial vagina. After assessing the quality of the semen for routine variables, the MTT assay was carried out in PBS. Results revealed a correlation (r = 0.979; P < 0.001) between the viability of spermatozoa and the rate of reduction of MTT. The other proportions of same semen samples showed a poor relationship between the eosin and nigrosin test (r = -0.25), the hypoosmotic swelling test (r = -0.12), and motility (r = -0.15). However, the MTT assay was found to be superior compared with other tests because it was able to determine those spermatozoa that were more than 90% viable. In conclusion, the MTT assay is a simple, robust test that can be used to select Nili-Ravi buffalo bulls on the basis of spermatozoa quality.

  5. 3-Chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone (MX) and mutagenic activity in Massachusetts drinking water.

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    Wright, J Michael; Schwartz, Joel; Vartiainen, Terttu; Mäki-Paakkanen, Jorma; Altshul, Larisa; Harrington, Joseph J; Dockery, Douglas W

    2002-01-01

    There is limited information on the prevalence of the potent mutagen 3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone (MX) in U.S. water supplies. We measured MX concentrations and mutagenic activity in tap water samples from 36 surface water systems throughout Massachusetts. We found MX levels much higher (up to 80 ng/L) than previously reported in the United States. We also evaluated the role of water treatment on mutagenic activity and disinfection by-product formation. After adjusting for other covariates, chloramination and filtration were the most important treatment options for reducing mutagenic activity and disinfection by-product formation. Multiple chlorine application (before and after filtration) was associated with increased mutagenicity. Chlorine dose, pH, and total organic carbon were also associated with mutagenicity, MX, and total trihalomethane (TTHM) concentration. Seasonal variation was evident for MX and mutagenic activity, with higher levels occurring in the spring compared to the fall. In contrast, TTHM concentrations were greater in the fall. PMID:11836144

  6. 3-Chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone (MX) and mutagenic activity in Massachusetts drinking water.

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    Wright, J Michael; Schwartz, Joel; Vartiainen, Terttu; Mäki-Paakkanen, Jorma; Altshul, Larisa; Harrington, Joseph J; Dockery, Douglas W

    2002-02-01

    There is limited information on the prevalence of the potent mutagen 3-chloro-4-(dichloromethyl)-5-hydroxy-2(5H)-furanone (MX) in U.S. water supplies. We measured MX concentrations and mutagenic activity in tap water samples from 36 surface water systems throughout Massachusetts. We found MX levels much higher (up to 80 ng/L) than previously reported in the United States. We also evaluated the role of water treatment on mutagenic activity and disinfection by-product formation. After adjusting for other covariates, chloramination and filtration were the most important treatment options for reducing mutagenic activity and disinfection by-product formation. Multiple chlorine application (before and after filtration) was associated with increased mutagenicity. Chlorine dose, pH, and total organic carbon were also associated with mutagenicity, MX, and total trihalomethane (TTHM) concentration. Seasonal variation was evident for MX and mutagenic activity, with higher levels occurring in the spring compared to the fall. In contrast, TTHM concentrations were greater in the fall.

  7. 1-(4-Bromo-phen-yl)-2-{5-[(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)meth-yl]-4-phenyl-4H-1,2,4-triazol-3-ylsulfan-yl}ethanone.

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    Xiao, Shan-Mei

    2009-01-10

    The title compound, C(22)H(20)BrN(5)OS, is a potent new fungicide. The planes of the phenyl and pyrozole rings are almost perpendicular, making a dihedral angle of 86.5 (4)°. There are two non-classical inter-molecular C-H⋯O and C-H⋯N hydrogen bonds in the crystal structure.

  8. Toxicity of firemaster FF-1 and 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexabromobiphenyl in cultures of C3H/10T 1/2 mammalian fibroblasts.

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    Bairstow, F; Hsia, M T; Norback, D H; Allen, J R

    1978-04-01

    A procedure for purifying 2,2', 4,4',5,5'-hexabromobiphenyl (HBB) from FireMaster FF-1 in gram amounts by crystallization is presented. Following purification, the structural assignment of HBB was made by using proton and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, elemental analysis, and mass spectroscopy (MS). The growth of C3H/10T 1/2 cells treated with 5, 37, 75, and 150 microgram of HBB and FF-1 per milliliter of medium was measured at 4, 8, and 13 days following treatment. FF-1 was more toxic at 37 and 75 microgram/ml at both 4 and 8 days, but the same at 13 days. At 150 microgram/ml cell growth was completely inhibited by both compounds. Growth of cells was stimulated at 5 microgram/ml, by HBB at 4 and 8 days, and FF-1 at 8 and 12 days. HCB was compared with HBB and FF-1 for cell growth toxicity at 37 and 75 microgram/ml. At 75 microgram/ml, HCB was more toxic than HBB and FF-1 during the entire time period. At 37 microgram/ml, HCB was more toxic than HBB and FF-1 at 4 and 8 days. Cells seeded at high densities and treated with HBB for three days lost the high degree of postconfluence inhibition of cell division observed in control cultures. Cells treated with FF-1 for three days did not adhere well to the plastic growth surface. Ultrastructural features of the HBB- and FF-1-treated cells included decreased surface villi and increased lysosomes relative to the control cells.

  9. 1-(3,5-Di­fluoro­phen­yl)-4,4,4-tri­fluoro­butane-1,3-dione

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    Manoj Kumar, K.E.; Palakshamurthy, B. S.; Suchetan, P. A.; Madan Kumar, S.; Lokanath, N.K.; Sreenivasa, S.

    2013-01-01

    In the title compound, C10H5F5O2, the C=O bonds are syn to one another. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked into C(9) chains parallel to [101] through weak C—H⋯O inter­actions, with the O atom adjacent to the –CF3 group acting as the acceptor. PMID:24454131

  10. aPKC restricts the basolateral determinant PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 to the basal region.

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    Takahama, Shoukichi; Hirose, Tomonori; Ohno, Shigeo

    2008-04-04

    Both PtdIns(3,4,5)P3 (PIP3) and atypical protein kinase C (aPKC) play central roles in the polarization of many cell types. In epithelial cells, both PIP3 and aPKC are required for the development of apico-basolateral membrane polarity. However, the relationship between PIP3 and aPKC during the establishment and maintenance of polarized membrane domains remains to be clarified. We show that depolarized MDCK cells retain a polarized basal distribution of PIP3, supporting a role for PIP3 in determining the basolateral membrane domain. Importantly, overexpression of a kinase-negative mutant of aPKClambda (aPKClambda kn) impaired the basal distribution of PIP3, indicating that aPKC kinase activity is required for the restriction of PIP3 to the basal region. In support of this, overexpression of aPKClambda kn during polarization, but not after polarization, caused whole membrane distribution of PIP3 as well as defects in epithelial polarization.

  11. Synthesis and bioactivity of 5-(1-aryl-1H-tetrazol-5-ylsulfanylmethyl)-N-xylopyranosyl-1,3,4-oxa(thia)diazol-2-amines.

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    He, Yao-Wu; Cao, Ling-Hua; Zhang, Jian-Bin; Wang, Duo-Zhi; Aisa, Haji Akber

    2011-04-01

    A series of new N'-[N-(2,3,4-tri-O-acetyl-β-d-xylopyranosyl)thiocarbamoyl]-2-[(1-aryl-1H-tetrazol-5-yl)sulfanyl]acetohydrazides 5a-5e were synthesized rapidly in high yields from 2-(1-aryl-1H-tetrazol-5-ylsulfanyl)acetohydrazides 3a-3e and 2,3,4-tri-O-acetyl-β-d-xylopyranosyl isothiocyanate 4, then 5a-5e were converted to a series of new 5-(1-aryl-1H-tetrazol-5-ylsulfanylmethyl)-N-(2,3,4-tri-O-acetyl-β-D-xylopyranosyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-amines 6a-6e and 5-(1-aryl-1H-tetrazol-5-ylsulfanylmethyl)-N-(2,3,4-tri-O-acetyl-β-D-xylopyranosyl)-1,3,4-thiadiazole-2-amines 7a-7e, respectively under mercuric acetate/alcohol system or acetic anhydride/phosphoric acid system, then deacetylated in the solution of CH(3)ONa/CH(3)OH. All of the novel compounds were characterized by IR, (1)H NMR, (13)C NMR, MS and elemental analysis. The structures of compounds 2e, 3e, 5a and 5c have been determined by X-ray diffraction analysis. Some of the synthesized compounds displayed PTP1B inhibition and microorganism inhibition.

  12. Structural and Theoretical Investigation of Anhydrous 3,4,5-Triacetoxybenzoic Acid

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    Carvalho, Paulo S.; Almeida, Leonardo R.; Araújo Neto, João H.; Medina, Ana Carolina Q. D.; Menezes, Antonio C. S.; Sousa, José E. F.; Oliveira, Solemar S.; Camargo, Ademir J.; Napolitano, Hamilton B.

    2016-01-01

    A comprehensive investigation of anhydrous form of 3,4,5-Triacetoxybenzoic acid (TABA) is reported. Single crystal X-ray diffraction, Thermal analysis, Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and DFT calculations were applied for TABA characterization. This anhydrous phase crystallizes in the triclinic P1¯ space group (Z' = 1) and its packing shows a supramolecular motif in a classical R22(4) ring formed by acid-acid groups association. The phase stability is accounted in terms of supramolecular architecture and its thermal behaviour. Conformation search at B3LYP/6-311++G(2d,p) level of theory shows the existence of three stable conformers and the most stable conformation was found experimentally. The reactivity of TABA was investigated using the molecular orbital theory and molecular electrostatic potential. The calculation results were used to simulate the infrared spectrum. There is a good agreement between calculated and experimental IR spectrum, which allowed the assignment of the normal vibrational modes PMID:27355378

  13. Theoretical studies and spectroscopic characterization of novel 4-methyl-5-((5-phenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)thio)benzene-1,2-diol

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    Soleimani Amiri, Somayeh; Makarem, Somayeh; Ahmar, Hamid; Ashenagar, Samaneh

    2016-09-01

    The structural, electronic, and spectroscopic properties of 4-methyl-5-((5-phenyl-1,3,4 oxadiazol-2-yl)thio)benzene-1,2-diol (MPOTB) have been carried out at ab initio and DFT levels. A detailed study of geometrical parameters, Infrared spectrum, chemical shifts (13C NMR, 1H NMR), and electronic properties of the title compound is presented. The correlation between the theoretical and the experimental 13C, and 1H chemical shifts of MPOTB were about 1.02-1.03 and 0.98-1.00, respectively. The electronic properties, such as molecular electrostatic potential, NBO atomic charges, HOMO and LUMO energies were performed at above levels. Rather high hardness of MPOTB introduces it as a stable molecule. As a result, the calculated findings were compared with the observed values and generally found to be in good agreement.

  14. Syntheses and crystal structures of two ionic liquids with halogen-bonding groups: 4,5-dibromo- and 4,5-diiodo-1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonates

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    Mukai, Tomohiro; Nishikawa, Keiko

    2010-05-01

    We have prepared and characterized two novel Lewis acidic ionic liquids, 4,5-dibromo- and 4,5-diiodo-1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonates, using differential scanning calorimetry and single-crystal X-ray analysis. The effect of the halogen species on the phase transition behaviour and the cation-anion interacting geometry was investigated. The minor difference in chemical structure strongly affects the melting point, glass transition temperature and crystal structure because of the different halogen-bonding strength and linearity between C-Br⋯O and C-I⋯O. Both the salts melt above room temperature, but the fused salts show glass-forming property and poor crystallizability.

  15. 1,1',4,5-tetrahydrotrispiro[1,3,2-diazaphosphole-2,2'-[1,3,5,2,4,6]triazatriphosphinine-4',6''-dibenzo[d,f][1,3,2]dioxaphosphepine-6',6'''-dibenzo[d,f][1,3,2]dioxaphosphepine

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    The title compound 1,1',4,5-tetrahydrotrispiro[1,3,2-diazaphosphole-2,2'-[1,3,5,2,4,6]triazatriphosphinine-4',6''-dibenzo[d,f][1,3,2]dioxaphosphepine-6',6'''-dibenzo[d,f][1,3,2]dioxaphosphepine], C26H22N5O4P3, at 100°K has monoclinic (P21/c) symmetry and is achieved in a two step synthesis that does...

  16. Thermolytic Behavior of 4-Fold Bridged syn-Tricyclo[4.2.0.0(2,5)]octa-3,7-dienes.

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    Brand, Stefan; Gleiter, Rolf

    1997-06-27

    The syntheses of the 4-fold-bridged compounds syn-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12-dodecahydro-8b,12b-butanobenzo[3',4']cyclobuta[1',2':3,4]cyclobuta[1,2-e]biphenylene (7), syn-1,4,5,8,9,12-hexahydro-8b,12b-(but-3-eno)benzo[3',4']cyclobuta[1',2':3,4]cyclobuta[1,2-e]biphenylene (8), and 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15-tetradecahydro-10b,15b-pentano-1H-cyclobuta[1",2":2,3;3",4":3',4']dicyclobuta[1,2:3,4:1',2']triscycloheptene (9) have been achieved starting from the cyclic diynes 10-12. Heating 7 and 8 at 200 degrees C without solvent leads to 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12-dodecahydro-8b,12b-butanobenzo[3,4]cyclobuta[1,2-l]phenanthrene (18) and 1,4,5,8,9,12-hexahydro-8b,12b-(but-3-eno)benzo[3,4]cyclobuta[1,2-l]phenanthrene (19). Both systems contain a bridged bicyclo[4.2.0]octa-2,4,7-triene skeleton. The thermolysis of 9 yields (Delta(5a,5b;10a,11;11a,16a;17,17a))-2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12,13,14,15,16-tetradecahydro-11,17-pentano-1H-triscyclohepta[a,c,f]cyclooctene (20), a 4-fold-bridged cyclooctatetraene derivative. Treatment of 8 with DDQ leads to the dehydrogenation products 21 and 22. The different behavior in the thermolysis of 7 and 8 as compared to 9 is ascribed to the different lengths of the bridges.

  17. Structural, Optical, Electrical and Photoelectrical Properties of 2-Amino-4-(5-bromothiophen-2-yl)-5,6-dihydro-6-methyl-5-oxo-4H-pyrano[3,2-c] quinoline-3-carbonitrile Films

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    Mansour, A. M.; El-Taweel, F. M. A.; Abu El-Enein, R. A. N.; El-Menyawy, E. M.

    2017-08-01

    2-Amino-4-(5-bromothiophen-2-yl)-5,6-dihydro-6-methyl-5-oxo-4H-pyrano[3,2-c] quinoline-3-carbonitrile (ABDQC) powder was synthesized and showed thermal stability up to 535 K. ABDQC films were successfully prepared using thermal evaporation. X-ray diffraction showed that the prepared ABDQC powder had a polycrystalline structure, whereas the deposited film had an amorphous structure. The surface morphology of the films was characterized by using a transmission electron microscope. Optical absorption properties of ABDQC films were investigated by spectrophotometric measurements of the transmittance and reflectance in the wavelength range 200-2500 nm. The films were found to have indirect allowed optical band gap of 2.5 eV. Current-voltage characteristics of Au/ABDQC/p-Si/Al were measured at different temperatures (300-420 K) in which the temperature dependence of the diode parameters has been discussed. Under illumination, the device showed open-circuit voltage and short-circuit current of 0.09 V and 3.26 × 10-4 A, respectively.

  18. From Smoking to Lung Cancer: The CHRNA5/A3/B4 Connection

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    Improgo, Ma. Reina D.; Scofield, Michael D.; Tapper, Andrew R.; Gardner, Paul D.

    2014-01-01

    Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) are ligand-gated ion channels that modulate key physiological processes ranging from neurotransmission to cancer signaling. These receptors are activated by the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and the tobacco alkaloid, nicotine. Recently, the gene cluster encoding the α3, α5 and β4 nAChR subunits received heightened interest after a succession of linkage analyses and association studies identified multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in these genes that are associated with an increased risk for nicotine dependence and lung cancer. It is not clear whether the risk for lung cancer is direct or an effect of nicotine dependence, as evidence for both scenarios exist. Here, we summarize the body of work implicating nAChRs in the pathogenesis of lung cancer, with special focus on the clustered nAChR subunits and their emerging role in this disease state. PMID:20581870

  19. The preparation of 3,5-dihydroxy-4-isopropylstilbene nanoemulsion and in vitro release.

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    Zhang, Yue; Gao, Jungang; Zheng, Hetang; Zhang, Ran; Han, Yucui

    2011-01-01

    We have reported a novel procedure to prepare 3,5-dihydroxy-4-isopropylstilbene (DHPS) nanoemulsion, using a low-energy emulsification method. Based on the phase diagram, the optimum prescription of nanoemulsion preparation was screened. With polyoxyethylenated castor oil (EL-40) as the surfactant, ethanol as the co-surfactant, and isopropyl myristate (IPM) as the oil phase, the DHPS nanoemulsion was obtained with a transparent appearance, little viscosity, and spherically uniform distribution verified by transmission electron microscopy and laser scattering analyzer. The nanoemulsion was also determined by FT-Raman spectroscopy. The DHPS nanoemulsion demonstrated good stability and stable physical and chemical properties. The nanoemulsion dramatically improved the transdermal release of DHPS (from 8.02 μg · cm(-2) to 273.15 μg · cm(-2)) and could become a favorable new dosage form for DHPS.

  20. The preparation of 3,5-dihydroxy-4-isopropylstilbene nanoemulsion and in vitro release

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    Zhang, Yue; Gao, Jungang; Zheng, Hetang; Zhang, Ran; Han, Yucui

    2011-01-01

    We have reported a novel procedure to prepare 3,5-dihydroxy-4-isopropylstilbene (DHPS) nanoemulsion, using a low-energy emulsification method. Based on the phase diagram, the optimum prescription of nanoemulsion preparation was screened. With polyoxyethylenated castor oil (EL-40) as the surfactant, ethanol as the co-surfactant, and isopropyl myristate (IPM) as the oil phase, the DHPS nanoemulsion was obtained with a transparent appearance, little viscosity, and spherically uniform distribution verified by transmission electron microscopy and laser scattering analyzer. The nanoemulsion was also determined by FT-Raman spectroscopy. The DHPS nanoemulsion demonstrated good stability and stable physical and chemical properties. The nanoemulsion dramatically improved the transdermal release of DHPS (from 8.02 μg · cm−2 to 273.15 μg · cm−2) and could become a favorable new dosage form for DHPS. PMID:21674020

  1. 2,3,4,5,6-Penta­fluoro-trans-cinnamic acid

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    Navarrete, Angélica; Somanathan, Ratnasamy; Aguirre, Gerardo

    2013-01-01

    The title compound, C9H3F5O2, crystallizes as O—H⋯O hydrogen-bonded carb­oxy­lic acid dimers that, together with C—H⋯F inter­actions and O⋯F [2.8065 (13) and 2.9628 (13) Å] and F⋯F [2.6665 (11), 2.7049 (12) and 2.7314 (12) Å] contacts, form a sheet-like structure. The sheets are stacked via short π–π inter­actions [centroid–centroid distance = 4.3198 (11) Å]. An intra­molecular C—H⋯F inter­action is also observed. PMID:24098209

  2. Preliminary toxicology study of 3,6-diamino-1,2,4,5-tetrazine

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    London, J.E.

    1993-03-01

    The calculated acute oral LD 30/50 (lethal dose for 50% of the animals occurring within 30 days after compound administration) value for 3,6-diamino-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (DATZ) was 863 mg/kg in rats. According to classical guidelines, DATZ would be considered slightly to moderately toxic for rats. The calculated acute oral LD [sub 30/50] value was 2,288 mg/kg in mice and would be considered slightly to moderately toxic for mice. Skin application studies using rabbits demonstrated DATZ to be a nonirritant. The eye study using rabbits disclosed DATZ to be a very mild irritant. The sensitization study using guinea pigs did not show DATZ to have potential sensitizing properties.

  3. Preliminary toxicology study of 3,6-diamino-1,2,4,5-tetrazine

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    London, J.E.

    1993-03-01

    The calculated acute oral LD 30/50 (lethal dose for 50% of the animals occurring within 30 days after compound administration) value for 3,6-diamino-1,2,4,5-tetrazine (DATZ) was 863 mg/kg in rats. According to classical guidelines, DATZ would be considered slightly to moderately toxic for rats. The calculated acute oral LD {sub 30/50} value was 2,288 mg/kg in mice and would be considered slightly to moderately toxic for mice. Skin application studies using rabbits demonstrated DATZ to be a nonirritant. The eye study using rabbits disclosed DATZ to be a very mild irritant. The sensitization study using guinea pigs did not show DATZ to have potential sensitizing properties.

  4. Spectroscopic studies on the interaction between 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoic acid and bovine serum albumin

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    Hu, Yan-Jun; Yu, Hua-Guang; Dong, Jia-Xin; Yang, Xi; Liu, Yi

    2006-11-01

    The interaction between 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzoic acid (TMBA) and bovine serum albumin (BSA) was studied by fluorescence and UV-vis absorption spectroscopy. In the mechanism discussion, it was proved that the fluorescence quenching of BSA by TMBA is a result of the formation of TMBA-BSA complex. Quenching constants were determined using the Stern-Volmer equation to provide a measure of the binding affinity between TMBA and BSA. The thermodynamic parameters Δ H, Δ G, Δ S at different temperatures were calculated, and electrostatic interactions play an important role to stabilize the complex. The distance r between donor (BSA) and acceptor (TMBA) was obtained according to fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET).

  5. Supramolecular hydrogen-bonded 1D arrangement in the crystals of 2,4-diamino-6-benzyl-1,3,5-triazine and 2,4-diamino-6-(4‧-methylbenzyl)-1,3,5-triazine

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    Janczak, Jan; Kubiak, Ryszard

    2009-02-01

    Two crystals of triazine derivatives, 2,4-diamino-6-benzyl-1,3,5-triazine ( 1) and 2,4-diamino-6-(4'-methylbenzyl)-1,3,5-triazine ( 2), are synthesised by a direct reaction of cyanoguanidine with the respective cyanocompounds. The IR spectra of the compounds are very similar. In the crystals the molecules are interconnected by N sbnd H⋯N hydrogen bonds forming one-dimensional hydrogen bonded polymer in 1 and three-dimensional hydrogen bonded network in 2. The arrangement of molecules in the crystal of 1 is denser than in 2 due to the π-π interactions between the π-clouds of the aromatic triazine rings that are absent in the crystal of 2. The geometries of the molecules in the crystals have been compared with those obtained by ab-initio molecular orbital calculated results that represent the geometries of molecules in the gas-phase.

  6. 3,3',4',5,7-Pentamethylquercetin reduces angiotensin II-induced cardiac hypertrophy and apoptosis in rats.

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    Mao, Zhangfan; Liang, Yuanxin; Du, Xinling; Sun, Zongquan

    2009-09-01

    Quercetin has been shown to possess beneficial pharmacological properties in treatment of heart disease, but lack of stability and bioavailability limits its clinical use. In this study, we investigated for the first time the effect of a methylated form of quercetin, 3,3',4',5,7-pentamethylquercetin (PMQ), on myocardial protection in rats. Angiotensin II was delivered to Sprague-Dawley rats subcutaneously, while PMQ (5 mg/kg) was administered by oral gavage; blood pressure was monitored daily. The production of NADPH oxidase was measured, and cardiac hypertrophy and apoptosis were detected. The results revealed that PMQ could downregulate the expression of the NADPH oxidase gene and reduce angiotensin II- induced cardiac hypertrophy and apoptosis in rats. Therefore, we believe that PMQ showed beneficial effects on myocardium in angiotensin II-administered rats, and its potential to be used for treatment of cardiovascular disease deserves further attention.

  7. Luminescent properties of single Dy3+ ions activated Ca3Gd7(PO4)(SiO4)5O2 phosphor

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    Tong, Miaohui; Liang, Yujun; Li, Guogang; Xia, Zhanggen; Zhang, Mengfei; Yang, Fan; Wang, Qiang

    2014-07-01

    Single Dy3+ ions activated Ca3Gd7(PO4)(SiO4)5O2: Dy3+ (CGPS: Dy3+) phosphors were successfully synthesized by solid-state reaction method. The X-ray diffraction results confirm that the as-prepared CGPS: Dy3+ samples are pure CGPS hexagonal phase. Moreover, the substitution of Dy3+ for Gd3+ in CGPS host leads to the major diffraction peaks moving towards larger angle due to a smaller ions radius of Dy3+ than Gd3+. Upon excitation of 275 nm and 349 nm ultra violet (UV) that are respectively attributed to 8S → 6I transitions of Gd3+ and 6H15/2 → 6P7/2 transition of Dy3+, the characteristic emission of Dy3+ ions such as 4F9/2 → 6H15/2 (480 nm) and 4F9/2 → 6H13/2 (572 nm) can be clearly observed. A high ratio of yellow emission to blue emission (Y/B) implies that Dy3+ ions prefer to occupy low-symmetry 6h (Cs) sites in CGPS matrix. Therefore, white light can be obtained from Dy3+ mono-doped CGPS: Dy3+ phosphor with CIE chromaticity coordinates of (x = 0.328, y = 0.343). By calculation, the mechanism of concentration quenching between Dy3+ ions is electric dipole-dipole interaction. In addition, the energy transfer (ET) from Gd3+ to Dy3+ can also be observed. These results suggest that CGPS: Dy3+ phosphors could be a promising candidate for UV-based white light illumination.

  8. Complexity Variations in the Interplanetary Magnetic Field Between 0.3 and 5.4 AU

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    Weygand, J. M.; Kivelson, M.; Khurana, K. K.; Walker, R. J.; Strangeway, R. J.; Velli, M.; Angelopoulos, V.

    2016-12-01

    We have investigated how the character of magnetic fluctuations in the solar wind depends on radial distance from the Sun. We use measurements of the magnetic field taken at different distances from the Sun by different spacecraft: Helios between 0.3 and 1 AU and Ulysses between 1.4 and 5.4 AU. We selected data intervals determined to have only turbulent magnetic field fluctuations and no other structures. With these data we calculate the Jensen-Shannon complexity as a function of permutation entropy. Jensen-Shannon complexity maps indicate if the fluctuations in the magnetic fields are stochastic (low complexity), chaotic (maximal complexity and lower entropy), or chaotic with a strong noise component (moderate complexity and high entropy). The Jensen-Shannon complexity values determined from the Helios and Ulysses spacecraft measurements for the turbulent magnetic fluctuations indicate the fluctuations are stochastic. This conclusion is supported by power spectra. The Jensen-Shannon complexity values calculated for slow (<450 km/s) and fast solar wind (>550 km/s) turbulent magnetic field fluctuations evolve from low complexity and high entropy at 1 AU to lower complexity and higher entropy farther from the Sun (to 5.4 AU). No clear dependence on heliospheric latitude is apparent in the Ulysses data. We interpret these data to mean that the magnetic field fluctuations become more stochastic at greater distances from the Sun. We investigate whether with this change in complexity is due to expansion of the solar wind or the age of the turbulent magnetic fluctuations. These results can be tested by Solar Probe Plus in 2018.

  9. 3,5,7-Trimeth­oxy-2-(4-methoxy­phen­yl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one

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    Aree, Thammarat; Sawasdee, Pattara

    2009-01-01

    In the title compound, C19H18O6, also known as 3,4′,5,7-tetra­methoxy­flavone, the dihedral angle between the benzopyran-4-one group and the attached benzene ring is 11.23 (8)°. An intra­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bond generates an S(6) ring motif. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked into a two-dimensional network parallel to (01) by inter­molecular C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, which generate R 4 4(20), R 4 4(12) and R 2 2(14) ring motifs. Adjacent networks interact by π–π inter­actions between the pyran ring and its methoxy­phenyl substituent [centroid–centroid distance = 3.5267 (8) Å]. PMID:21578306

  10. NaH promoted [4+3] annulation of crotonate-derived sulfur ylides with thioaurones: synthesis of 2,5-dihydrobenzo[4,5]thieno[3,2-b]oxepines.

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    Zhang, Youquan; Yu, Aimin; Jia, Jiru; Ma, Shanshan; Li, Ke; Wei, Yin; Meng, Xiangtai

    2017-09-26

    The [4+3] annulation reaction of crotonate-derived sulfur ylides with thioaurones has, for the first time, been reported using NaH as the base. A diverse array of 2,5-dihydrobenzo[4,5]thieno[3,2-b]oxepines is obtained in good to excellent yields. The proposed mechanism is investigated and supported by DFT calculations.

  11. Silica gel-catalyzed one-pot syntheses in water and fluorescence properties studies of 5-amino-2-aryl-3H-chromeno[4,3,2-de][1,6]naphthyridine-4-carbonitriles and 5-amino-2-aryl-3H-quinolino[4,3,2-de][1,6]naphthyridine-4-carbonitriles.

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    Wu, Hui; Lin, Wei; Wan, Yu; Xin, Hai-qiang; Shi, Da-qing; Shi, Yan-hui; Yuan, Rui; Bo, Rong-cheng; Yin, Wei

    2010-01-01

    The silica gel-catalyzed synthesis of 5-amino-2-aryl-3H-chromeno[4,3,2-de][1,6]naphthyridine-4-carbonitriles and 5-amino-2-aryl-3H-quinolino[4,3,2-de][1,6]naphthyridine-4-carbonitriles were simply achieved upon the one-pot cascade reaction of malononitrile with substituted 2-hydroxyacetophenone (or 2-aminoacetophenone) and aromatic aldehyde in aqueous media. The mechanistic investigation results based on electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) indicated that malononitrile displayed a dual role during this transformation. Thirteen bonds were cleaved and 12 new bonds were constructed in the formation of 5-amino-2-aryl-3H-chromeno[4,3,2-de][1,6]naphthyridine-4-carbonitriles, while only 2 H(2)O molecules were removed. The fluorescence properties screening showed five new compounds have high fluorescence quantum yields.

  12. The reactions of cyclization of semicarbazide derivatives of 1,3-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazolin-5-thione-4-acetic acid.

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    Dobosz, Maria; Pitucha, Monika; Chudnicka, Alina

    2002-01-01

    In the reaction of hydrazide of 1,3-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazolin-5-thione-4-acetic acid with isocyanates. semicarbazide derivatives of 1,3-diphenyl-1,2,4-triazolin-5-thione-4-acetic acid [I-X] were obtained. Cyclization of these compounds in the presence of 2% NaOH led to the formation of derivatives of 1,2,4-triazolin-5-one [XI-XX].

  13. Effects of 3,3{prime},4,4{prime}-tetrachlorobiphenyl, 2,3,3{prime},4,4{prime}-phntachlorobiphenyl, and 3,3{prime},4,4{prime},5-pentachlorobiphenyl on the developing chicken embryo when injected prior to incubation

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    Powell, D.C.; Aulerich, R.J.; Bursian, S.J.; Stromborg, K.L.

    1996-10-25

    Great Lakes waterbird populations have experienced less-than-expected hatchability of eggs and a greater-than-expected incidence of developmental abnormalities. Such deleterious effects have been attributed to polyhalogenated hydrocarbons such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). PCBs are of primary concern since they are present in significant quantities in the environment. Specific PCB congeners, 3,3,{prime},4,4{prime},5-pentachlorobiphenyl (IUPAC number 126), 3,3,{prime},4,4{prime}-tetrachlorobiphenyl (IUPAC number 77), and 2,3,3{prime},4,4{prime}-chlorobiphenyl (IUPAC number 105), were injected (singly or in combination) into the yolks of White Leghorn chicken (Gallus domesticus) eggs prior to incubation. Teratogenicity was assessed in dead embryos and in hatchlings. Hatchlings were raised for 3 wk to assess body weight gain and mortality. At the end of the 3-wk period, chicks were subjected to necropsy and the brain, bursa, heart, liver, spleen, and testes were removed and weighed. All 3 congeners caused increased embryo mortality, with approximately 50% mortality occurring at 0.6, 8.8, and 5592 {mu}g/kg egg for congeners 126, 77, and 105, respectively. All three congeners also produced significantly more abnormalities than the vehicle. Chicks from PCB-injected eggs had lower body weights at wk 2 and 3 of age. Congener 126 caused lower relative bursa weights, congener 77 caused greater relative spleen weights and lower relative liver weights, and all three congeners caused relative hear weights top be greater when compared to control. 42 refs., 1 fig., 12 tabs.

  14. Investigations on Li4Ti5O12/Ti3O5 Composite as an Anode Material for Lithium-Ion Batteries

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    Lin, Yuanhua; Xu, Wen; Zhang, Xiaoyan; Wang, Lijun; Liu, Wanying

    2017-09-01

    The Ti3O5 powder with uniform morphology has been successfully obtained and used to synthesize Li4Ti5O12/Ti3O5 composite material by ball milling for modifying Li4Ti5O12-based, lithium-ion battery anodes. Moreover, according to the relative performance investigations, the synthesized Li4Ti5O12/Ti3O5 composite shows better electrochemical properties than that of the Li4Ti5O12. At a high rate (10 C), the capacity of the Li4Ti5O12/Ti3O5 composite electrode is 139.8 mAhg-1, whereas the value of Li4Ti5O12 is 121.6 mAhg-1, showing a capacity enhanced about 14.97%. After 100 cycles at 0.2 C, the discharge capacity of Li4Ti5O12/Ti3O5 remains at 160 mAhg-1 with a capacity loss of 2.6%. The results indicate that the Li4Ti5O12/Ti3O5 composite electrode can be used as anode material with a relatively higher rate capability and excellent cycle performance in lithium-ion batteries.

  15. Density functional theory investigation of 3d, 4d, and 5d 13-atom metal clusters

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    Piotrowski, Mauricio J.; Piquini, Paulo; Da Silva, Juarez L. F.

    2010-04-15

    The knowledge of the atomic structure of clusters composed by few atoms is a basic prerequisite to obtain insights into the mechanisms that determine their chemical and physical properties as a function of diameter, shape, surface termination, as well as to understand the mechanism of bulk formation. Due to the wide use of metal systems in our modern life, the accurate determination of the properties of 3d, 4d, and 5d metal clusters poses a huge problem for nanoscience. In this work, we report a density functional theory study of the atomic structure, binding energies, effective coordination numbers, average bond lengths, and magnetic properties of the 3d, 4d, and 5d metal (30 elements) clusters containing 13 atoms, M{sub 13}. First, a set of lowest-energy local minimum structures (as supported by vibrational analysis) were obtained by combining high-temperature first-principles molecular-dynamics simulation, structure crossover, and the selection of five well-known M{sub 13} structures. Several new lower energy configurations were identified, e.g., Pd{sub 13}, W{sub 13}, Pt{sub 13}, etc., and previous known structures were confirmed by our calculations. Furthermore, the following trends were identified: (i) compact icosahedral-like forms at the beginning of each metal series, more opened structures such as hexagonal bilayerlike and double simple-cubic layers at the middle of each metal series, and structures with an increasing effective coordination number occur for large d states occupation. (ii) For Au{sub 13}, we found that spin-orbit coupling favors the three-dimensional (3D) structures, i.e., a 3D structure is about 0.10 eV lower in energy than the lowest energy known two-dimensional configuration. (iii) The magnetic exchange interactions play an important role for particular systems such as Fe, Cr, and Mn. (iv) The analysis of the binding energy and average bond lengths show a paraboliclike shape as a function of the occupation of the d states and hence

  16. Eco-friendly methodology to prepare N-heterocycles related to dihydropyridines: microwave-assisted synthesis of alkyl 4-arylsubstituted-6-chloro-5-formyl-2-methyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3-carboxylate and 4-arylsubstituted-4,7-dihydrofuro[3,4-b]pyridine-2,5(1H,3H)-dione.

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    Rodríguez, Hortensia; Martin, Osnieski; Suarez, Margarita; Martín, Nazario; Albericio, Fernando

    2011-11-21

    Here we describe the efficient synthesis of alkyl 4-arylsubstituted-6-chloro-5-formyl-2-methyl-1,4-dihydropyridine-3-carboxylates and 4-arylsubstituted-4,7-dihydro-furo[3,4-b]pyridine-2,5(1H,3H)-diones via microwave-accelerated reaction of alkyl 4-arylsubstituted-2-methyl-6-oxo-1,4,5,6-tetrahydro-3-pyridinecarboxylates with the appropriate reagents. This eco-friendly approach to these valuable dihydropyridine derivatives does not involve the harsh or highly contaminating conditions common in classical heating and offers a reduction or even elimination of solvent use and recovery, simplification of the work-up procedures, facility of scale up, and low energy consumption, in addition to moderate to higher yields.

  17. S-substituted 3,5-dinitrophenyl 1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thiols and tetrazole-5-thiols as highly efficient antitubercular agents.

    PubMed

    Karabanovich, Galina; Němeček, Jan; Valášková, Lenka; Carazo, Alejandro; Konečná, Klára; Stolaříková, Jiřina; Hrabálek, Alexandr; Pavliš, Oto; Pávek, Petr; Vávrová, Kateřina; Roh, Jaroslav; Klimešová, Věra

    2017-01-27

    Two new classes of antitubercular agents, namely 5-alkylsulfanyl-1-(3,5-dinitrophenyl)-1H-tetrazoles and 2-alkylsulfanyl-5-(3,5-dinitrophenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazoles, and their structure-activity relationships are described. These compounds possessed excellent activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, including the clinically isolated multidrug (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains, with no cross resistance with first or second-line anti-TB drugs. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) values of the most promising compounds reached 0.03 μM. Furthermore, these compounds had a highly selective antimycobacterial effect because they were completely inactive against 4 gram positive and 4 gram negative bacteria and eight fungal strains and had low in vitro toxicity for four mammalian cell lines, including hepatic cell lines HepG2 and HuH7. Although the structure-activity relationship study showed that the presence of two nitro groups is highly beneficial for antimycobacterial activity, the analogues with a trifluoromethyl group instead of one of the nitro groups maintained a high antimycobacterial activity, which indicates the possibility for further structural optimization of this class of antitubercular agents.

  18. Function of Human α3β4α5 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors Is Reduced by the α5(D398N) Variant*

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    George, Andrew A.; Lucero, Linda M.; Damaj, M. Imad; Lukas, Ronald J.; Chen, Xiangning; Whiteaker, Paul

    2012-01-01

    Genome-wide studies have strongly associated a non-synonymous polymorphism (rs16969968) that changes the 398th amino acid in the nAChR α5 subunit from aspartic acid to asparagine (D398N), with greater risk for increased nicotine consumption. We have used a pentameric concatemer approach to express defined and consistent populations of α3β4α5 nAChR in Xenopus oocytes. α5(Asn-398; risk) variant incorporation reduces ACh-evoked function compared with inclusion of the common α5(Asp-398) variant without altering agonist or antagonist potencies. Unlinked α3, β4, and α5 subunits assemble to form a uniform nAChR population with pharmacological properties matching those of concatemeric α3β4* nAChRs. α5 subunit incorporation reduces α3β4* nAChR function after coinjection with unlinked α3 and β4 subunits but increases that of α3β4α5 versus α3β4-only concatemers. α5 subunit incorporation into α3β4* nAChR also alters the relative efficacies of competitive agonists and changes the potency of the non-competitive antagonist mecamylamine. Additional observations indicated that in the absence of α5 subunits, free α3 and β4 subunits form at least two further subtypes. The pharmacological profiles of these free subunit α3β4-only subtypes are dissimilar both to each other and to those of α3β4α5 nAChR. The α5 variant-induced change in α3β4α5 nAChR function may underlie some of the phenotypic changes associated with this polymorphism. PMID:22665477

  19. Infrared spectrum, structural and optical properties and molecular docking study of 3-(4-fluorophenyl)-5-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carbaldehyde

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    Mary, Y. Sheena; Panicker, C. Yohannan; Sapnakumari, M.; Narayana, B.; Sarojini, B. K.; Al-Saadi, Abdulaziz A.; Van Alsenoy, C.; War, Javeed Ahmad; Fun, H. K.

    2015-03-01

    The optimized molecular structure, vibrational frequencies, corresponding vibrational assignments of 3-(4-fluorophenyl)-5-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-1-carbaldehyde have been investigated experimentally and theoretically. The title compound was optimized using at HF and DFT levels of calculations. The B3LYP/6-311++G(d,p) (5D,7F) results and in agreement with experimental infrared bands. The normal modes are assigned using potential energy distribution. The stability of the molecule arising from hyper-conjugative interaction and charge delocalization has been analyzed using natural bonding orbital analysis. The frontier molecular orbital analysis is used to determine the charge transfer within the molecule. From molecular electrostatic potential map, it is evident that the negative electrostatic potential regions are mainly localized over the carbonyl group and mono substituted phenyl ring and are possible sites for electrophilic attack and, positive regions are localized around all para substituted phenyl and pyrazole ring, indicating possible sites for nucleophilic attack. First hyperpolarizability is calculated in order to find its role in nonlinear optics. The geometrical parameters are in agreement with experimental data. From the molecular docking studies, it is evident that the fluorine atom attached to phenyl ring and the carbonyl group attached to pyrazole ring are crucial for binding and the results draw us to the conclusion that the compound might exhibit phosphodiesterase inhibitory activity.

  20. 1,3-Dimethyl-5-methyl­sulfonyl-1H-pyrazolo­[4,3-e][1,2,4]triazine

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    Mojzych, Mariusz; Karczmarzyk, Zbigniew; Wysocki, Waldemar

    2010-01-01

    In the title compound, C7H9N5O2S, the pyrazolo­[4,3-e][1,2,4]triazine fused-ring system is essentially planar [maximum deviation = 0.0420 (3) Å]. In the crystal, mol­ecules related by twofold axes are linked into a mol­ecular net via inter­molecular C—H⋯O and C—H⋯N hydrogen bonds. π–π inter­actions are observed between the triazine and pyrazole rings of mol­ecules related by the the twofold axis and inversion symmetry with centroid–centroid distances of 3.778 (3) and 3.416 (3) Å, respectively. PMID:21589516

  1. Li3PO4-added garnet-type Li6.5La3Zr1.5Ta0.5O12 for Li-dendrite suppression

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    Xu, Biyi; Li, Wenlong; Duan, Huanan; Wang, Haojing; Guo, Yiping; Li, Hua; Liu, Hezhou

    2017-06-01

    This paper proposes a strategy to stabilize the garnet/Li interface by introducing Li3PO4 as an additive in garnet-type Li6.5La3Zr1.5Ta0.5O12. The Li3PO4-added Li6.5La3Zr1.5Ta0.5O12 electrolyte exhibits a room-temperature Li-ion conductivity of 1.4 × 10-4 S cm-1, which is less than that of the Li3PO4-free counterparts (4.6 × 10-4 S cm-1). However, the presence of Li3PO4 improves the interfacial compatibility and suppresses Li-dendrite formation during Li-metal plating/stripping. The symmetric Li/garnet/Li cells with Li3PO4-added Li6.5La3Zr1.5Ta0.5O12 have been successfully cycled at a current density of 0.1 mA cm-2 at 60 °C for 60 h; on contrast, the control cells with Li3PO4-free Li6.5La3Zr1.5Ta0.5O12 display noisy potential with large voltage polarization and get short-circuited completely after 33-h cycling under the same operating condition. The outstanding interface stability can be attributed to the in situ reaction of the Li flux with Li3PO4 to form a self-limiting and ion-conducting interphase, Li3P, which is confirmed experimentally.

  2. Molecular docking studies of (X-methylphenyl)-5-nitro-6-amino-3-pyridinecarboxmide (X=2,3,4,5,6) as potential inhibitors for Alzheimer's disease

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    Premkumar, S.; Asath, R. Mohamed; Rekha, T. N.; Jawahar, A.; Mathavan, T.; Benial, A. Milton Franklin

    2016-05-01

    An insilico and density functional theory (DFT) calculations were carried out for (X-methylphenyl)-5-nitro-6-amino-3-pyridinecarboxmide (X-MPNAPC),{X=2,3,4,5,6} to evaluate the potential inhibitors for Alzheimer's disease. The molecular structure of 2-MPNAPC, 3-MPNAPC, 4-MPNAPC, 5-MPNAPC and 6-MPNAPC molecules was optimized by the DFT/B3LYP method with cc-pVTZ basis set using the Gaussian 09 program. The inhibitory nature of the molecules against enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE) catalyzes was evaluated by molecular docking studies. The molecular docking parameters such as binding energy, inhibition constant and intermolecular energy were calculated by the AutoDock 4.0 software. The higher binding energy, intermolecular energy and lower inhibition constant values suggested that the 2-MPNAPC molecule has higher inhibitory nature against the AChE catalyzes, which confirm that the 2-MPNAPC molecule is a potential inhibitor for the Alzheimer's disease. The molecular reactivity was also studied by the frontier molecular orbitals analysis.

  3. 1-(2-Ethoxyethyl)-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidines as potent phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors.

    PubMed

    Tollefson, Michael B; Acker, Brad A; Jacobsen, E J; Hughes, Robert O; Walker, John K; Fox, David N A; Palmer, Michael J; Freeman, Sandra K; Yu, Ying; Bond, Brian R

    2010-05-15

    1H-Pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidines are a class of potent and selective second generation phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors. This work explores the potency, selectivity and efficacy of 1-(2-ethoxyethyl)-1H-pyrazolo[4,5-d]pyrimidines as PDE5 inhibitors resulting in the advancement of a clinical candidate.

  4. A novel DNA intercalator, butylamino-pyrimido[4',5':4,5]selenolo(2,3-b)quinoline, induces cell cycle arrest and apoptosis in leukemic cells.

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    Shahabuddin, M S; Nambiar, Mridula; Choudhary, Bibha; Advirao, Gopal M; Raghavan, Sathees C

    2010-02-01

    DNA intercalators are one of the most commonly used chemotherapeutic agents. Novel intercalating compounds of pyrimido[4',5':4,5]selenolo(2,3-b)quinoline series having a butylamino or piperazino group at fourth position (BPSQ and PPSQ, respectively) are studied. Our results showed that BPSQ induced cytotoxicity whereas PPSQ was cytostatic. The cytotoxicity induced by BPSQ was concentration- and time-dependent. Cell cycle analysis and tritiated thymidine assay revealed that BPSQ affects the cell cycle progression by arresting at S phase. The absence of p-histone H3 and reduction in the levels of PCNA in the cells treated with BPSQ further confirmed the cell cycle arrest. Further, annexin V staining, DNA fragmentation, nuclear condensation and changes in the expression levels of BCL2/BAD confirmed the activation of apoptosis. Activation of caspase 8 and lack of cleavage of caspase 9, caspase 3 and PARP suggest the possibility of BPSQ triggering extrinsic pathway for induction of apoptosis, which is discussed. Hence, we have identified a novel compound which would have clinical relevance in cancer chemotherapeutics.

  5. 40 CFR 721.1800 - 3,3′,5,5′-Tetra-methyl-bi-phenyl-4,4′-diol.

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    2011-07-01

    ...), (g)(2)(iv), and (g)(5). (iii) Industrial, commercial, and consumer activities. Requirements as specified in § 721.80 (k) (monomer for epoxy resins and engineering plastics or an antioxidizing agent for...

  6. Trans-3,4,5,4′-tetramethoxystilbene, a resveratrol analog, potently inhibits angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo

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    Chen, Liang-ke; Qiang, Peng-fei; Xu, Qi-ping; Zhao, Yi-hua; Dai, Fang; Zhang, Lu

    2013-01-01

    Aim: Trans-3,4,5,4′-tetramethoxystilbene (DMU-212) has shown strong antiproliferative activities against a variety of cancer cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-angiogenic effects of DMU-212 in vitro and in vivo. Methods: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were used in this study. Cell viability was studied with MTT assay, and cell apoptosis was evaluated using TUNEL assay and morphological observation. The expression of the related genes and proteins was analyzed with qRT-PCR and Western blot, respectively. Angiogenesis of HUVECs were studied using cell migration and capillary-like tube formation assays in vitro, and mouse Matrigel plug assay and chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) assay in vivo. The tyrosine kinase activities of VEGFR1 and VEGFR2 were measured using commercial kits. Results: DMU-212 (5–80 μmol/L) significantly inhibited VEGF-stimulated proliferation of HUVECs (IC50 value was approximately 20 μmol/L), and induced apoptosis. Furthermore, DMU-212 concentration-dependently inhibited VEGF-induced migration of HUVECs and capillary-like structure formation in vitro. DMU-212 also inhibited VEGF-induced generation of new vasculature in Matrigel plugs in vivo with significantly decreased area of infiltrating CD31-positive endothelial cells, and inhibited newly formed microvessels in chick CAMs. Moreover, DMU-212 concentration-dependently suppressed VEGF-induced phosphorylation of VEGFR2, and inhibited phosphorylation of multiple downstream signaling components in the VEGFR2 pathway, including c-Src, FAK, Erk1/2, Akt, mTOR, and p70S6K in HUVECs. DMU-212 had no effect on VEGF-induced phosphorylation of VEGFR1. Conclusion: DMU-212 is a potent inhibitor of angiogenesis that exerts anti-angiogenic activity at least in part through the VEGFR2 signaling pathway. PMID:23770989

  7. Influence of medium acidity upon the luminescence properties of 2,5-diphenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole and 2,5-diphenyl-1,3-oxazole

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    Trifonov, Rostislav E.; Rtishchev, Nikolai I.; Ostrovskii, Vladimir A.

    1996-12-01

    The luminescence properties of 2,5-diphenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole and 2,5-diphenyl-1,3-oxazole in aqueous solutions of sulfuric acid (pH 7 to Ho - 10) were studied. The spectral parameters are essentially acidity dependent, which is due to the acid-base equilibria of these heterocycles both in the ground and in the first excited singlet states. The difference between these two compounds is governed by their dissimilar solvation. The basicity constants of 2,5-diphenyl-1,3,4-oxadiazole in the S0 state (p KBH+ = - 2.49) and 2,5-diphenyl-1,3-oxazole in the S0 and S1 states ( pK BH+ = -1.93, pK BH+∗ = 1.95) were experimentally obtained. The enthalpies of formation, electron charge density, and geometry of the bases and corresponding conjugate acids in the S0 and S1 states were calculated by the MNDO method.

  8. 3-(Phenyl-4-oxy)-5-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-(1H)-pyrazole: A fascinating molecular framework to study the enantioseparation ability of the amylose (3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) chiral stationary phase. Part II. Solvophobic effects in enantiorecognition process.

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    Pierini, Marco; Carradori, Simone; Menta, Sergio; Secci, Daniela; Cirilli, Roberto

    2017-05-26

    The enantiomers of five chiral compounds incorporating the 3-(phenyl-4-oxy)-5-phenyl-4,5-dihydro-(1H)-pyrazole scaffold and differing only in the linear alkyl chain (varying in length from 1 to 5 carbon atoms) linked to the oxygen atom were directly separated on the amylose (3,5-dimethylphenylcarbamate) based Chiralpak AD-3 chiral stationary phase. The effects of the mobile phase composition, the structure of the analytes and temperature on the retention and enantioselectivity were investigated. It was found that the enantiomeric separations were in all cases enthalpy-driven and disfavored by entropic term. U-shape curves obtained by plotting the chromatographic data versus the alcoholic percentage in n-pentane-methanol and n-hexane-ethanol mobile phases highlighted that, at higher alcohol concentrations, solvophobic interactions were operative in the retention mechanism. The unusual trend of such curves was linked to the nature of alkyl chain of the pyrazolines and it was indicative of the solvophobic contribution to the achievement of a high degree of enantioseparation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  9. Photoluminescence and electrical properties of Er3+-doped Na0.5Bi4.5Ti4O15—Bi4Ti3O12 inter-growth ferroelectric ceramics

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    Jiang, Yalin; Jiang, Xiangping; Chen, Chao; Chen, Yunjing; Jiang, Xingan; Tu, Na

    2017-03-01

    Upconversion (UC) and electrical properties of Na0.5Bi8.5- x ErxTi7O27 (NBT-BIT- xEr, 0.00⩽ x⩽0.25) ceramics were studied. Structural analysis revealed that a single inter-growth structured phase exists in all samples and the Er3+ ion substituting for Bi3+ at the A-site increases the orthorhombic distortion. Under the 980 nm laser excitation, two characteristic green emission bands and one red emission band were situated at 527, 548 and 670 nm, corresponding to the transitions 2H11/2 → 4I15/2, 4S3/2 → 4I15/2 and 4F9/2 → 4I15/2, respectively. The optimal photoluminescence (PL) were found in the NBT-BIT-0.20Er sample, and the emission color transforms from green to yellowish green. Temperature dependence of fluorescence intensity ratio (FIR) for NBT-BIT-0.20Er was measured ranging from 290 to 440 K and its maximum sensitivity was calculated to be about 0.0020 K-1 at 290 K. Dielectric measurements indicated that T C slightly increased simultaneously with the decrease of tan δ. Therefore, this ceramic has potential applications for high-temperature multifunctional devices.

  10. (3-Methyl-3a,4,7,7a-tetra­hydro-5H-4,7-methano­isoxazolo[4,5-d][1,2]oxazin-5-yl)(phen­yl)methanone

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    Lough, Alan J.; Nagireddy, Jaipal R.; Tam, William

    2014-01-01

    The title compound, C14H14N2O3, is the exo isomer with a syn arrangement of two O atoms in the isoxazole and oxazine rings. The dihedral angle between the isoxazole and phenyl rings is 60.38 (4)°. In the crystal, weak C—H⋯O hydrogen bonds link the mol­ecules, forming a three-dimensional network. The isoxazole O atom is an acceptor for three of these hydrogen bonds. PMID:24860351

  11. The subcommissural organ expresses D2, D3, D4, and D5 dopamine receptors.

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    Tomé, Mercedes; Jiménez, Antonio J; Richter, Hans; Vio, Karin; Bermúdez-Silva, F Javier; Rodríguez, Esteban M; Pérez-Fígares, Jose Manuel

    2004-07-01

    Dopamine receptors have been found in certain populations of non-neuronal cells in the brain, viz., discrete areas of ciliated ependyma and the ependymal cells of the choroid plexus. We have studied the presence of both tyrosine-hydroxylase-immunoreactive nerve fibers and dopamine receptors in the subcommissural organ (SCO), an ependymal brain gland that is located in the roof of the third ventricle and that secretes, into the cerebrospinal fluid, glycoproteins that aggregate to form Reissner's fiber (RF). Antibodies against D2, D3, D4, and D5 dopamine receptors were used in immunoblots of bovine striatum, fresh SCO, and organ-cultured SCO, and in immunocytochemistry of the bovine, rat, and mouse SCO. Only a few tyrosine-hydroxylase fibers appeared to reach the SCO. However, virtually all the secretory ependymal and hypendymal cells of the SCO immunoreacted with antibodies against D2, D4, and D5 receptors, with the last-mentioned rendering the strongest reaction, especially at the ventricular cell pole of the secretory ependymocytes, suggesting that dopamine might reach the SCO via the cerebrospinal fluid. The antibodies against the four subtypes of receptors revealed corresponding bands in immunoblots of striatum and fresh SCO. Although the cultured SCO displayed dopamine receptors, dopamine had no apparent effect on the expression of the SCO-spondin gene/protein or on the release of RF-glycoproteins (SCO-spondin included) by SCO explants, suggesting that dopamine affects the function(s) of the SCO differently from the secretion of RF-glycoproteins.

  12. Cross-Conjugated Systems Based On An (E)-Hexa-3-en-1,5-diyne-3,4-diyl Skeleton: Spectroscopic and Spectroelectrochemical Investigations.

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    Gluyas, Josef B G; Manici, Valentina; Gückel, Simon; Vincent, Kevin B; Yufit, Dmitry S; Howard, Judith A K; Skelton, Brian W; Beeby, Andrew; Kaupp, Martin; Low, Paul J

    2015-11-20

    A series of cross-conjugated compounds based on an (E)-4,4'-(hexa-3-en-1,5-diyne-3,4-diyl)bis(N,N-bis(4-methoxyphenyl)aniline) skeleton (1-6) have been synthesized. The linear optical absorption properties can be tuned by modification of the substituents at the 1 and 5 positions of the hexa-3-en-1,5-diynyl backbone (1: Si(CH(CH3)2)3, 2: C6H4C≡CSi(CH3)3, 3: C6H4COOCH3, 4: C6H4CF3, 5: C6H4C≡N, 6: C6H4C≡CC5H4N), although attempts to introduce electron-donating (C6H4CH3, C6H4OCH3, C6H4Si(CH3)3) substituents at these positions were hampered by the ensuing decreased stability of the compounds. Spectroelectrochemical investigations of selected examples, supported by DFT-based computational studies, have shown that one- and two-electron oxidation of the 1,2-bis(triarylamine)ethene fragment also results in electronic changes to the perpendicular π-system in the hexa-3-en-1,5-diynyl branch of the molecule. These properties suggest that (E)-hexa-3-en-1,5-diynyl-based compounds could have applications in molecular sensing and molecular electronics.

  13. Synthesis of 2-(β-D-glucopyranosylamino)-5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles for inhibition of glycogen phosphorylase.

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    Tóth, Marietta; Szőcs, Béla; Kaszás, Tímea; Docsa, Tibor; Gergely, Pál; Somsák, László

    2013-11-15

    Aromatic aldehyde 4-(2,3,4,6-tetra-O-acetyl-β-d-glucopyranosyl)semicarbazones were synthesized by the addition of different hydrazones onto O-peracetylated β-d-glucopyranosyl isocyanate. Oxidative transformations of these precursors gave O-protected 2-(β-d-glucopyranosylamino)-5-substituted-1,3,4-oxadiazoles. Removal of the O-acetyl protecting groups under Zemplén conditions gave test compounds to show low micromolar inhibition against rabbit muscle glycogen phosphorylase b. Best inhibitors of these series were 4-(β-d-glucopyranosyl)semicarbazones of 4-nitrobenzaldehyde (Ki=4.5μM), 2-naphthaldehyde (Ki=5.5μM) and 2-(β-d-glucopyranosylamino)-5-(4-methylphenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole (Ki=12μM).

  14. The antinociceptive effect of 4-substituted derivatives of 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thione in mice.

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    Joanna, Listos; Talarek, Sylwia; Orzelska, Jolanta; Fidecka, Sylwia; Wujec, Monika; Plech, Tomasz

    2014-04-01

    The aim of the present experiments was to examine the antinociceptive activity of 4-substituted derivatives of 5-(4-chlorophenyl)-2-(morpholin-4-ylmethyl)-2,4-dihydro-3H-1,2,4-triazole-3-thione in mice. The compounds were synthesized using the so-called Mannich reaction and their structures were confirmed using IR and 1H-NMR spectra. The antinociceptive activity was investigated in two behavioral tests: the hot plate test and the writhing test. For preliminary estimation of other behavioral effects, the locomotor activity of mice, the motor coordination in the rota-rod test, and the myorelaxation in the chimney test were also studied. The changes in body temperature of animals were also recorded. We demonstrated that all examined compounds produced antinociceptive effect, both in the hot plate test and in the writhing test, without impact on the motor coordination and myorelaxation of animals. The pharmacological effect of all drugs has been developed within 60 min after administration of drugs; and in two cases (T-103 and T-104), it has been a short-lasting effect (up to 90 min). Two compounds (T-100 and T-102) also inhibited the locomotor activity of animals. T-104 induced the changes in body temperature of mice. Generally, we demonstrated that combination of two different heterocyclic systems (morpholine and 1,2,4-triazole) might be beneficial for reduction of nociception.

  15. Stability of ferric complexes with 3-hydroxyflavone (flavonol), 5,7-dihydroxyflavone (chrysin), and 3',4'-dihydroxyflavone.

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    Engelmann, Mark D; Hutcheson, Ryan; Cheng, I Francis

    2005-04-20

    The acid dissociation and ferric stability constants for complexation by the flavonoids 3-hydroxyflavone (flavonol), 5,7-dihydroxyflavone (chrysin), and 3',4'-dihydroxyflavone in 50:50 (v/v) ethanol/water are determined by pH potentiometric and spectrophotometric titrations and the linear least-squares curve-fitting program Hyperquad. Over the entire range of pH and reagent concentrations spanning the titration experiments, the stoichiometry for iron-flavonoid complex formation was 1:1 for all three flavonoids examined. The three flavonoids were chosen for their hydroxy substitution pattern, with each possessing one of the three most commonly suggested sites for metal binding by the flavonoids. On the basis of the calculated stability constants, the intraflavonoid-binding site competition is illustrated as a function of pH via speciation curves. The curves indicate that the binding site comprised of the 3',4'-hydroxy substitutions, the catecholic site, is most influential for ferric complexation at the physiological pH of 7.4. The possibility for antioxidant activity by flavonoid chelation of ferric iron in the presence of other competitive physiological complexing agents is demonstrated through additional speciation calculations.

  16. Ca(2+) signals mediated by Ins(1,4,5)P(3)-gated channels in rat ureteric myocytes.

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    Boittin, F X; Coussin, F; Morel, J L; Halet, G; Macrez, N; Mironneau, J

    2000-01-01

    Localized Ca(2+)-release signals (puffs) and propagated Ca(2+) waves were characterized in rat ureteric myocytes by confocal microscopy. Ca(2+) puffs were evoked by photorelease of low concentrations of Ins(1,4,5)P(3) from a caged precursor and by low concentrations of acetylcholine; they were also observed spontaneously in Ca(2+)-overloaded myocytes. Ca(2+) puffs showed some variability in amplitude, time course and spatial spread, suggesting that Ins(1,4,5)P(3)-gated channels exist in clusters containing variable numbers of channels and that within these clusters a variable number of channels can be recruited. Immunodetection of Ins(1,4,5)P(3) receptors revealed the existence of several spots of fluorescence in the confocal cell sections, supporting the existence of clusters of Ins(1,4,5)P(3) receptors. Strong Ins(1,4,5)P(3) photorelease and high concentrations of acetylcholine induced Ca(2+) waves that originated from an initiation site and propagated in the whole cell by spatial recruitment of neighbouring Ca(2+)-release sites. Both Ca(2+) puffs and Ca(2+) waves were blocked selectively by intracellular applications of heparin and an anti-Ins(1,4,5)P(3)-receptor antibody, but were unaffected by ryanodine and intracellular application of an anti-ryanodine receptor antibody. mRNAs encoding for the three subtypes of Ins(1,4,5)P(3) receptor and subtype 3 of ryanodine receptor were detected in these myocytes, and the maximal binding capacity of [(3)H]Ins(1,4,5)P(3) was 10- to 12-fold higher than that of [(3)H]ryanodine. These results suggest that Ins(1,4,5)P(3)-gated channels mediate a continuum of Ca(2+) signalling in smooth-muscle cells expressing a high level of Ins(1,4,5)P(3) receptors and no subtypes 1 and 2 of ryanodine receptors. PMID:10861244

  17. Transformation of vanadinite [Pb5 (VO4 )3 Cl] by fungi.

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    Ceci, Andrea; Rhee, Young Joon; Kierans, Martin; Hillier, Stephen; Pendlowski, Helen; Gray, Nia; Persiani, Anna Maria; Gadd, Geoffrey Michael

    2015-06-01

    Saprotrophic fungi were investigated for their bioweathering effects on the vanadium- and lead-containing insoluble apatite group mineral, vanadinite [Pb5 (VO4 )3 Cl]. Despite the insolubility of vanadinite, fungi exerted both biochemical and biophysical effects on the mineral including etching, penetration and formation of new biominerals. Lead oxalate was precipitated by Aspergillus niger during bioleaching of natural and synthetic vanadinite. Some calcium oxalate monohydrate (whewellite) was formed with natural vanadinite because of the presence of associated ankerite [Ca(Fe(2+) ,Mg)(CO3 )2 ]. Aspergillus niger also precipitated lead oxalate during growth in the presence of lead carbonate, vanadium(V) oxide and ammonium metavanadate, while abiotic tests confirmed the efficacy of oxalic acid in solubilizing vanadinite and precipitating lead as oxalate. Geochemical modelling confirmed the complexity of vanadium speciation, and the significant effect of oxalate. Oxalate-vanadium complexes markedly reduced the vanadinite stability field, with cationic lead(II) and lead oxalate also occurring. In all treatments and geochemical simulations, no other lead vanadate, or vanadium minerals were detected. This research highlights the importance of oxalate in vanadinite bioweathering and suggests a general fungal transformation of lead-containing apatite group minerals (e.g. vanadinite, pyromorphite, mimetite) by this mechanism. The findings are also relevant to remedial treatments for lead/vanadium contamination, and novel approaches for vanadium recovery.

  18. Sonochemical synthesis of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB)

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    Lee, Kien-Yin

    1996-05-01

    The synthesis of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene (TATB) from trichlorotrinitrobenzene (TCTNB) in toluene and ammonium hydroxide solution under the influence of ultrasonic waves was investigated. When the two-phase reaction mixture was irradiated with high intensity ultrasound at ambient temperature, fine-particle TATB (FP-TATB) was produced. This sonochemically produced TATB powder is lemon color in appearance and was analyzed to have the same explosive properties as reported in the literature. That is, it is insensitive to impact stimuli, and thermally stable. The median particle diameter of FP-TATB was calculated to be around 14 {mu}m, and the powder can be pressed to a density of 1.82 g/cm{sup 3} without a binder. The amination process is simple and requires neither the monitoring of the ammonia gas pressure nor the controlling of the reaction temperature during amination reaction, and we anticipate no problem in large scale production of FP-TATB.

  19. A Pitfall of the 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5(3-carboxymethonyphenol)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium (MTS) assay due to evaporation in wells on the edge of a 96 well plate.

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    Patel, Manish I; Tuckerman, Rodney; Dong, Qihan

    2005-06-01

    The 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-5(3-carboxymethonyphenol)-2-(4-sulfophenyl)-2H-tetrazolium (MTS) calorimetric assay is replacing the traditional 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay as a fast, one-step assay of cell viability. We have observed that evaporation of the outer wells of a 96 well plate increases the absorbancy by 52% compared to the inner wells. Filling the outer 2 rows of wells with media and replacement of the media prior to addition of the MTS reagent will, however, correct this inaccuracy.

  20. Dehydrogenation and C-H Bond Insertion of Propene: La(η^2-C_3H_4) and HLa(η^3-C_3H_5)

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    Kumari, Sudesh; Yang, Dong-Sheng

    2011-06-01

    Dehydrogenation and C-H bond insertion are observed in the reaction of laser-ablated La atoms with propene (C_3H_6) in a pulsed molecular beam source. Several dehydrogenated and inserted products are identified by the time-of-flight mass spectrometry. La(C_3H_4) formed from H_2 elimination and HLa(C_3H_5) formed by C-H bond insertion are characterized by pulsed-field-ionization electron and ion spectroscopy, in combination with density functional theory. Two isomers of La(C_3H_4) are identified from 1,2- and 1,3-dehydrogenation. The adiabatic ionization energies of 1,2- and 1,3-dehydrogenated isomers are measured to be 40506(5) and 40941(5) Cm-1, respectively. For the inserted product HLa(C_3H_5), La atom is bound to the allyl radical in a three-fold binding mode (η^3). It is observed that the ionization energy of the HLa(η^3-C_3H_5) insertion complex (41130(5) Cm-1) is close to that of the 1,3-dehydrogented La(η^2-C_3H_4) species.

  1. Reaction of Paramagnetic Synthon, Lithiated 4,4,5,5-Tetramethyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-1-oxyl 3-oxide, with Cyclic Aldonitrones of the Imidazole Series.

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    Tolstikov, Svyatoslav E; Tretyakov, Evgeny V; Gorbunov, Dmitry E; Zhurko, Irina F; Fedin, Matvey V; Romanenko, Galina V; Bogomyakov, Artem S; Gritsan, Nina P; Mazhukin, Dmitry G

    2016-10-04

    It was shown that dipole-stabilized paramagnetic carbanion lithiated 4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-1-oxyl 3-oxide can be attached in a nucleophilic manner to either isolated or conjugated aldonitrones of the 2,5-dihydroimidazole 3-oxide and 2H-imidazole 1-oxide series to afford adducts the subsequent oxidation of which leads to polyfunctional mono- and diradicals. According to XRD, at least two polymorphic modifications can be formed during crystallization of the resulting paramagnetic compounds, and for each of them, geometric parameters of the molecules are similar. An EPR spectrum of the diradical in frozen toluene has a complicated lineshape, which can be fairly well reproduced by using X-ray diffraction structural analysis and the following set of parameters: D=14.9 mT, E=1.7 mT; tensor a((14) N)=[0.260 0.260 1.625] mT, two equivalent tensors for the nitronyl nitroxide moiety a((14) N)=[0.198 0.198 0.700] mT, and g≈2.007. According to our DFT and ab initio calculations, the intramolecular exchange in the diradical is very weak and most likely ferromagnetic. © 2016 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  2. 6-(3-chloro)-phenoxy-2-methyl-1-oxa-4-azospiro-[4,5]decane-3-one (CERM 3726) and sleep of healthy men.

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    Nicholson, A N; Stone, B M

    1982-01-01

    Immediate effects on sleep of 100, 200 and 300 mg 6-(3-chloro)-phenoxy-2-methyl-1-oxa-4-azospiro-[4,5]decane-3-one (CERM 3726) were studied in six healthy males. There was some sleep disturbance in two subjects with 100 and 200 mg, but only with 300 mg was there unequivocal evidence of reduced total sleep time and stage 2 sleep, together with a trend toward reduced rapid eye movement sleep. Arousal, at least as indicated by sleep studies, may be associated with the reported effect of the drug to oppose the deterioration in performance of tests of prolonged duration.

  3. Identification of diaryl 5-amino-1,2,4-oxadiazoles as tubulin inhibitors: the special case of 3-(2-fluorophenyl)-5-(4-methoxyphenyl)amino-1,2,4-oxadiazole.

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    Gakh, Andrei A; Sosnov, Andrey V; Krasavin, Mikhail; Nguyen, Tam Luong; Hamel, Ernest

    2013-03-01

    The combination of experimental (inhibition of colchicine binding) and computational (COMPARE, docking studies) data unequivocally identified diaryl 5-amino-1,2,4-oxadiazoles as potent tubulin inhibitors. Good correlation was observed between tubulin binding and cytostatic properties for all tested compounds with the notable exception of the lead candidate, 3-(3-methoxyphenyl)-5-(4-methoxyphenyl)amino-1,2,4-oxadiazole (DCP 10500078). This compound was found to be substantially more active in our in vitro experiments than the monofluorinated title compound, 3-(2-fluorophenyl)-5-(4-methoxyphenyl)amino-1,2,4-oxadiazole (DCP 10500067/NSC 757486), which in turn demonstrated slightly better tubulin binding activity. Comparative SAR analysis of 25 diaryl 5-amino-1,2,4-oxadiazoles with other known tubulin inhibitors, such as combretastatin A-4 (CA-4) and colchicine, provides further insight into the specifics of their binding as well as a plausible mechanism of action.

  4. Multivalent benzene polyphosphate derivatives are non-Ca(2+)-mobilizing Ins(1,4,5)P3 receptor antagonists.

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    Mills, Stephen J; Luyten, Tomas; Erneux, Christophe; Parys, Jan B; Potter, Barry V L

    2012-12-01

    Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate [Ins(1,4,5)P31] mobilizes intracellular Ca(2+) through the Ins(1,4,5)P3 receptor [InsP3R]. Although some progress has been made in the design of synthetic InsP3R partial agonists and antagonists, there are still few examples of useful small molecule competitive antagonists. A "multivalent" approach is explored and new dimeric polyphosphorylated aromatic derivatives were designed, synthesized and biologically evaluated. The established weak InsP3R ligand benzene 1,2,4-trisphosphate [Bz(1,2,4)P32] is dimerized through its 5-position in two different ways, first directly as the biphenyl derivative biphenyl 2,2',4,4',5,5'-hexakisphosphate, [BiPh(2,2',4,4',5,5')P68] and with its regioisomeric biphenyl 3,3',4,4',5,5'-hexakisphosphate [BiPh(3,3',4,4',5,5')P611]. Secondly, a linker motif is introduced in a flexible ethylene-bridged dimer (9) with its corresponding 1,2-bisphosphate dimer (10), both loosely analogous to the very weak antagonist 1,2-bis(2-aminophenoxy)ethane-N,N,N',N'-tetraacetic acid (BAPTA 7). In permeabilized L15 fibroblasts overexpressing type 1 InsP3R, BiPh(2,2',4,4',5,5')P6 (8) inhibits Ins(1,4,5)P3-induced Ca(2+) release in a apparently competitive fashion [IC50 187 nM] and the Bz(1,2,4)P3 dimer (9) is only slightly weaker [IC50 380 nM]. Compounds were also evaluated against type I Ins(1,4,5)P3 5-phosphatase. All compounds are resistant to dephosphorylation, with BiPh(2,2',4,4',5,5')P6 (8), being the most effective inhibitor of any biphenyl derivative synthesized to date [IC50 480 nM] and the Bz(1,2,4)P3 ethylene dimer (9) weaker [IC50 3.55 μM]. BiPh(3,3',4,4',5,5')P6 (11) also inhibits 5-phosphatase [IC50 730 nM] and exhibits unexpected Ca(2+) releasing activity [EC50 800 nM]. Thus, relocation of only a single mirrored phenyl phosphate group in (11) from that of antagonist (8) does not markedly change enzyme inhibitory activity, but elicits a dramatic switch in Ca(2+)-releasing activity. Such new agents demonstrate the

  5. Vasodilation effect of 2-benzyl-5-hydroxy-6-methoxy-3, 4-dihydroisoquinolin-1-one.

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    Xu, Wei-Qi; Xiong, Zhi-Zheng; Chen, Ting-Ting; Gao, Xiao-Yan; Yu, Hang; Zhang, San-Qi; Cao, Yong-Xiao

    2012-08-01

    A 2-Benzyl-5-hydroxy-6-methoxy-3, 4-dihydroisoquinolin-1-one (ZC2) is a newly synthesized isoquinolinone compound. Its effect on vasodilation was evaluated in the present study. Isometric tension of rat artery rings was recorded by a sensitive myography system in vitro. The results showed that ZC2 relaxed rat mesenteric arteries pre-contracted by KCl, phenylephrine and 9, 11- dideoxy- 11α, 9α-epoxymethano-prostaglandin F2α (U46619), and abdominal aorta pre-contracted by KCl in a concentration-dependent manner. The ZC2-induced vasodilation was not affected by an endothelium denudation. ZC2 rightwards shifted the concentration-contraction curves, induced by KCl, phenylephrine, and 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in a non-parallel manner, which suggests that the vasodilation effects are most likely via voltage-dependent calcium channel (VDCC) and receptor-operated calcium channel (ROCC). Moreover, in Ca(2+)-free medium, ZC2 concentration-dependently depressed the vasoconstrictions induced by phenylephrine and CaCl(2), and decreased a contractile response induced by caffeine, which indicates a role of extracellular Ca(2+) influx inhibition through VDCC and ROCC, and intracellular Ca(2+) release from Ca(2+) store via the ryanodine receptors. Glibenclamide did not affect the vasodilation induced by ZC2, suggesting that ATP sensitive potassium channel is not involved in the vasodilation. The results indicate that ZC2 induces vasodilation by inhibiting the VDCC and ROCC, and receptormediated Ca(2+) influx and release. The inhibition of intracellular Ca(2+) release may be mediated via the ryanodine receptors.

  6. Synthesis and X-ray structural studies of Cd(II) and Ni(II) complexes of 5-(4-methoxy phenyl), 5-(2-pyridyl) and 5-(2-methoxy phenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thione

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    Bharty, M. K.; Bharti, A.; Dani, R. K.; Dulare, R.; Bharati, P.; Singh, N. K.

    2012-03-01

    Three new mixed ligand complexes [Cd(en)2(4-mpot)2] (1) [Ni(2-pytone)2(en)2] (2) and [Ni(2-mpot)2(en)2] (3) {4-mpot = 5-(4-methoxy-phenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thione, 2-pytone = 5-(2-pyridyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thione, 2-mpot = 5-(2-methoxy-phenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thione} have been prepared containing en as co-ligand. Potassium N-(4-methoxy benzoyl)-hydrazinecarbodithioate cyclized to 5-(4-methoxy-phenyl)-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thiol on addition of tetrabutylammonium bromide which then reacted with Cd(OAc)2·2H2O and ethylenediamine to form complex 1, whereas potassium N-(2-methoxy benzoyl/pyridine-2-carbonyl)-hydrazinecarbodithioates (RCONHNHCSSK) underwent cyclization during complexation in the presence of en to give the complexes of the corresponding 5-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazole-2-thiones. The complexes have been characterized by physicochemical techniques and single crystal X-ray structure determination. In the complexes the metal center has a six coordinate octahedral arrangement coordinated by 4N atoms of two en and two covalently bonded N atoms of the oxadiazole-2-thione anions. All the complexes contain extended hydrogen bonding providing supramolecular framework.

  7. Preparation, crystal structure, thermal behaviors and DFT studies of 4,4‧,5,5‧-tetraacetamine-3,3‧-bi(1,2,4-triazole)

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    Zhu, Jiaping; Li, Keyao; Zhang, Chunyuan; Wang, Junfeng; Chen, Shaojun

    2017-10-01

    4,4‧,5,5‧-tetraacetamine-3,3‧-bi(1,2,4-triazole) (TAcABTz) has been synthesized and characterized by X-ray diffraction, FT-IR and 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. TAcABTz Ethanol crystallizes in the monoclinic space group P21/n, and x-ray result shows that two triazole rings are almost coplanar except the methyl group. Thermal behaviors were also studied under the non-isothermal conditions by TG-DTA method, showing that two sharp exothermic peaks during thermal decomposition, and the kinetic parameters including activation energy (Ea) and pre-exponential factor (A) are 144.3 kJ mol-1 and 3.603 × 1012 s-1, respectively. In addition, geometry optimization, binding energy and HOMO-LUMO analysis of TAcABTz and TAcABTz Ethanol are conducted by density functional theory DFT/B3LYP calculation method with 6-311 + G** basis set. DFT calculations results show that the conformer A of TAcABTz Ethanol is more stable than conformer B.

  8. Toxicity of Nitroguanidine, Nitroglycerin, Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine (RDX), and 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) to Selected Freshwater Aquatic Organisms

    DTIC Science & Technology

    1993-04-01

    family in the class Osteichthyes, preferably a commercially or recreationally important warm water species, 3) third family in the phylum Chordata which...may be a fish or other aquatic Chordata , 4) planktonic crustacean, 5) benthic crustacean, 6) insect, 7) family in a phylum other than Arthropoda or... Chordata , and 8) family in any order of insect or any phylum not already represented. 2.1.2 Criterion Continuous Concentration The Criterion Continuous

  9. RELAP5-3D Developmental Assessment: Comparison of Versions 4.2.1i and 4.1.3i

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    Bayless, Paul D.

    2014-06-01

    Figures have been generated comparing the parameters used in the developmental assessment of the RELAP5-3D code using versions 4.2.1i and 4.1.3i. The figures, which are the same as those used in Volume III of the RELAP5-3D code manual, compare calculations using the semi-implicit solution scheme with available experiment data. These figures provide a quick, visual indication of how the code predictions changed between these two code versions and can be used to identify cases in which the assessment judgment may need to be changed in Volume III of the code manual. Changes to the assessment judgments made after reviewing all of the assessment cases are also provided.

  10. RELAP5-3D Developmental Assessment: Comparison of Versions 4.0.3is and 2.4.2is

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    Paul D. Bayless

    2012-09-01

    Figures have been generated comparing the parameters used in the developmental assessment of the RELAP5-3D code using versions 4.0.3is and 2.4.2is. The figures, which are the same as those used in Volume III of the RELAP5-3D code manual, compare calculations using the semi-implicit solution scheme with available experiment data. These figures provide a quick, visual indication of how the code predictions changed between these two code versions and can be used to identify cases in which the assessment judgment may need to be changed in Volume III of the code manual. Changes to the assessment judgments made after reviewing all of the assessment cases are also provided.

  11. An estimate of the PH3, CH3D, and GeH4 abundances on Jupiter from the Voyager IRIS data at 4.5 microns

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    Drossart, P.; Encrenaz, T.; Combes, M.; Kunde, V.; Hanel, R.

    1982-01-01

    No evidence is found for large scale phosphine abundance variations over Jovian latitudes between -30 and +30 deg, in PH3, CH3D, and GeH4 abundances derived from the 2100-2250/cm region of the Voyager 1 IRIS spectra. The PH3/H2 value of (4.5 + or - 1.5) X 10 to the -7th derived from atmospheric regions corresponding to 170-200 K is 0.75 + or - 0.25 times the solar value, and suggests that the PH3/H2 ratio on Jupiter decreases with atmospheric pressure upon comparison with other PH3 determinations at 10 microns. In the 200-250 K region, CH3D/H2 and GeH4/H2 ratios of 2.0 X 10 to the -7th and 1.0 X 10 to the -9th, respectively, are derived within a factor of 2.0. Assuming a C/H value of 0.001, as derived from Voyager, the CH3D/H2 ratio obtained in this study implies a D/H ratio of 0.000018. This is in agreement with the interstellar medium value.

  12. Synthesis and molecular characterization of 5,5‧-((2,4-dichlorophenyl)methylene)bis(1,3-dimethylpyrimidine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione)

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    Barakat, Assem; Al-Najjar, Hany J.; Al-Majid, Abdullah Mohammed; Soliman, Saied M.; Mabkhot, Yahia Nasser; Ghabbour, Hazem A.; Fun, Hoong-Kun

    2015-03-01

    A simple, economical, and green approach to the synthesis of 5,5‧-((2,4-dichlorophenyl)methylene)bis(1,3-dimethylpyrimidine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione) 4 using a tandem Aldol condensation-Michael addition process in aqueous diethylamine medium was described. The 3D structure of the latter was confirmed by single-crystal X-ray structure determination. The molecular structure of the titled compound was calculated using DFT B3LYP/6-311G(d,p) method. The calculated geometric parameters are in good agreement with the experimental data obtained from our reported X-ay structure. The two pyrimidinetrione rings have C16 and C20 atoms deviated significantly from the ring plane. The electronic spectra of the studied compound have been calculated using the TD-DFT method. The longest wavelength band (257.8 nm, f = 0.0276) occurs due to H → L (86%) transition. The 1H and 13C NMR calculated chemical shifts using GIAO method showed good correlation with the experimental data. The molecular electrostatic potential (MEP) showed that the most reactive sites for electrophilic and nucleophilic attacks are the carbonyl oxygen (O5) and the H21 atoms, respectively. The NBO calculations were performed to predict the natural atomic charges at the different atomic sites and to study the different intramolecular charge transfer (ICT) interactions occurring in the studied system. Interestingly, there is some delocalization of electron densities from the occupied σ-type NBO of the C20sbnd H21 to the unoccupied π∗-NBO of the two adjacent carbonyl groups.

  13. 3-Methyl­sulfanyl-5-phenyl-1,2,4-triazine

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    Hamri, Salha; Hafid, Abderrafia; Khouili, Mostafa; El Ammari, Lahcen; Ketatni, El Mostafa

    2014-01-01

    In the mol­ecule of the title compound, C10H9N3S, the dihedral angle between the triazine and phenyl rings is 11.77 (7)°. In the crystal, mol­ecules are linked by π–π stacking inter­actions [centroid–centroid distances = 3.7359 (3) and 3.7944 (4) Å], forming layers parallel to the bc plane. PMID:24940289

  14. Eight new anthocyanins, ternatins C1-C5 and D3 and preternatins A3 and C4 from young clitoria ternatea flowers

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    Terahara; Toki; Saito; Honda; Matsui; Osajima

    1998-11-01

    Eight new anthocyanins 1-8 (ternatins C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, and D3 and preternatins A3 and C4) were isolated from Clitoria ternatea flowers. By the application of chemical, UV-vis, and FABMS methods, the structures of 1-6 were postulated as delphinidin 3-malonylglucoside having 3'-GCGC-5'-G, 3'-GCGCG-5'-G, 3'-GC-5'-G, 3'-GCG-5'-G, 3'-G-5'-G, and 3'-GC-5'-GC, and compounds 7 and 8 as delphinidin 3-glucoside having 3'-GCG-5'-GCG and 3'-GCG-5'-G as side chains, respectively, in which Dp is delphinidin, G is D-glucose, and C is p-coumaric acid. The structures of the compounds 1, 3-5, and 7 were established completely by additional NMR methods.

  15. Complete genome sequence of the marine, cellulose and xylan degrading bacterium Glaciecola sp. 4H-3-7+YE-5

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    Klippel, Dr Barbara; Bruce, David; Davenport, Karen W.; Goodwin, Lynne A.; Han, James; Han, Shunsheng; Land, Miriam L; Mikhailova, Natalia; Nolan, Matt; Pennacchio, Len; Pitluck, Sam; Tapia, Roxanne; Woyke, Tanja; Wiebusch, Sigrid; Basner, Alexander; Abe, Fumiyoshi; Horikoshi, Koki; Antranikian, Garabed

    2011-01-01

    Glaciecola sp. 4H-3-7+YE-5 was isolated from deep sea sediments at Suruga Bay in Japan and is capable of efficiently hydrolyzing cellulose and xylan. The complete genome sequence of Glaciecola sp. 4H-3-7+YE-5 revealed several genes encoding putatively novel glycoside hydrolases associated with plant biomass degradation.

  16. Do Hours Spent Viewing Television at Ages 3 and 4 Predict Vocabulary and Executive Functioning at Age 5?

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    Blankson, A. Nayena; O'Brien, Marion; Leerkes, Esther M.; Calkins, Susan D.; Marcovitch, Stuart D.

    2015-01-01

    We examined the impact of television viewing at ages 3 and 4 on vocabulary and at age 5 on executive functioning in the context of home learning environment and parental scaffolding. Children (N = 263) were seen in the lab when they were 3 years old and then again at ages 4 and 5. Parents completed measures assessing child television viewing and…

  17. Pyrrolnitrin analogues. X. Synthesis and biological activity of 1-chlorophenyl-3- or 5-nitrophenyl-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acids.

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    Cecchi, L; Melani, F; Palazzino, G; Filacchioni, G

    1984-11-01

    The synthesis and the in vitro antimicrobial activity of all the possible 1-chlorophenyl-3-nitrophenyl-5-methylpyrazole-4-carboxylic acids and 1-chlorophenyl-3-methyl-5-nitrophenylpyrazole-4-carboxylic acids are reported. Some acids showed an interesting activity against some strains of gram-positive bacteria. The results are discussed and compared with those of other related compounds.

  18. Do Hours Spent Viewing Television at Ages 3 and 4 Predict Vocabulary and Executive Functioning at Age 5?

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    Blankson, A. Nayena; O'Brien, Marion; Leerkes, Esther M.; Calkins, Susan D.; Marcovitch, Stuart D.

    2015-01-01

    We examined the impact of television viewing at ages 3 and 4 on vocabulary and at age 5 on executive functioning in the context of home learning environment and parental scaffolding. Children (N = 263) were seen in the lab when they were 3 years old and then again at ages 4 and 5. Parents completed measures assessing child television viewing and…

  19. Functional differences in hepatitis C virus nonstructural (NS) 3/4A- and 5A-specific T cell responses

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    Holmström, Fredrik; Chen, Margaret; Balasiddaiah, Anangi; Sällberg, Matti; Ahlén, Gustaf; Frelin, Lars

    2016-01-01

    The hepatitis C virus nonstructural (NS) 3/4A and NS5A proteins are major targets for the new direct-acting antiviral compounds. Both viral proteins have been suggested as modulators of the response to the host cell. We have shown that NS3/4A- and NS5A-specific T cell receptors confer different effector functions, and that killing of NS3/4A-expressing hepatocytes is highly dependent on IFN-γ. We here characterize the functional differences in the T cell responses to NS3/4A and NS5A. NS3/4A- and NS5A-specific T cells could be induced at various frequencies in wild-type-, NS3/4A-, and NS5A-transgenic mice. Priming of NS5A-specific T cells required a high DNA dose, and was unlike NS3/4A dependent on both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, but less influenced by CD25+/GITR+ regulatory T cells. The presence of IL-12 greatly improved specific CD8+ T cell priming by NS3/4A but not by NS5A, suggesting a less dependence of IFN-γ for NS5A. This notion was supported by the observation that NS5A-specific T cells could eliminate NS5A-expressing hepatocytes also in the absence of IFN-γ-receptor-2. This supports that NS3/4A- and NS5A-specific T cells become activated and eliminate antigen expressing, or infected hepatocytes, by distinct mechanisms, and that NS5A-specific T cells show an overall less dependence of IFN-γ. PMID:27141891

  20. 4,4,5,5-Tetra­methyl-1,3,2λ5-dioxa­phospho­lan-2-one

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    Skarżyńska, Anna; Trzeciak, Anna M.; Gniewek, Andrzej

    2011-01-01

    The five-membered ring in the title compound, C6H13O3P, exists in an envelope conformation with one of the ring C atoms at the flap position. The coordination geometry around the P atom is a distorted tetra­hedron. The crystal structure is stabilized by several weak C—H⋯O and P—H⋯O hydrogen bonds, forming a three-dimensional network. PMID:22091172