Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

Current impact factor: 2.79

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.793
2013 Impact Factor 2.951
2012 Impact Factor 2.903
2011 Impact Factor 2.921
2010 Impact Factor 2.978
2009 Impact Factor 2.822
2008 Impact Factor 3.075
2007 Impact Factor 2.662
2006 Impact Factor 2.624
2005 Impact Factor 2.286
2004 Impact Factor 2.018
2003 Impact Factor 2.185
2002 Impact Factor 2.043
2001 Impact Factor 1.798
2000 Impact Factor 1.799
1999 Impact Factor 1.791
1998 Impact Factor 1.779
1997 Impact Factor 1.716
1996 Impact Factor 1.117

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.97
Cited half-life 6.40
Immediacy index 0.59
Eigenfactor 0.04
Article influence 0.66
Other titles Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry (En ligne), Bioorganic and medicinal chemistry
ISSN 1464-3391
OCLC 57214995
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: 5-Lipoxygenase synthesizes leukotrienes from arachidonic acid. We developed three novel 5-LO inhibitors having a benzoxazole scaffold as a potential anti-osteoclastogenics. They significantly suppressed RANKL-induced osteoclast formation in mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages. Furthermore, one compound, K7, inhibited the bone resorptive activity of osteoclasts. The anti-osteoclastogenic effect of K7 was mainly attributable to reduction in the expression of NFATc1, an essential transcription factor for osteoclast differentiation. K7 inhibited osteoclast formation via ERK and p38 MAPK, as well as NF-κB signaling pathways. K7 reduced lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced osteoclast formation in vivo, corroborating the in vitro data. Thus, K7 exerted an inhibitory effect on osteoclast formation in vitro and in vivo, properties that make it a potential candidate for the treatment of bone diseases associated with excessive bone resorption.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.025
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    ABSTRACT: Due to the emergence and rapid spread of drug resistance in bacteria, there is an urgent need for the development of novel antimicrobials. SecA, a key component of the general bacterial secretion system required for viability and virulence, is an attractive antimicrobial target. Earlier we reported that systematical dissection of a SecA inhibitor, Rose Bengal (RB), led to the development of novel small molecule SecA inhibitors active against Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis. In this study, two potent RB analogs were further evaluated for activities against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains and for their mechanism of actions. These analogs showed inhibition on the ATPase activities of S. aureus SecA1 (SaSecA1) and SecA2 (SaSecA2), and inhibition of SaSecA1-dependent protein-conducting channel. Moreover, these inhibitors reduce the secretion of three toxins from S. aureus and exert potent bacteriostatic effects against three MRSA strains. Our best inhibitor SCA-50 showed potent concentration-dependent bactericidal activity against MRSA Mu50 strain and very importantly, 2-60 fold more potent inhibitory effect on MRSA Mu50 than all the commonly used antibiotics including vancomycin, which is considered the last resort option in treating MRSA-related infections. Protein pull down experiments further confirmed SaSecA1 as a target. Deletion or overexpression of NorA and MepA efflux pumps had minimal effect on the antimicrobial activities against S. aureus, indicating that the effects of SecA inhibitors were not affected by the presence of these efflux pumps. Our studies show that these small molecule analogs target SecA functions, have potent antimicrobial activities, reduce the secretion of toxins, and have the ability to overcome the effect efflux pumps, which are responsible for multi-drug resistance. Thus, targeting SecA is an attractive antimicrobial strategy against MRSA.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.027
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    ABSTRACT: Novel dipeptide-like rhodesain inhibitors containing the 3-bromoisoxazoline warhead in a constrained conformation were developed; some of them possess Ki values in the micromolar range. We studied the structure-activity relationship of these derivatives and we performed docking studies, which allowed us to find out the key interactions established by the inhibitors with the target enzyme. Biological results indicate that the nature of the P2 and P3 substituents and their binding to the S2/S3 pockets is strictly interdependent.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.029
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    ABSTRACT: Plutella xylostella (P. xylostella) is a highly migratory, cosmopolitan species and one of the most important pest of cruciferous crops worldwide. Pyridalyl as a novel class of insecticides has good efficacy against P. xylostella. On the basis of the commercial insecticide pyridalyl, a series of new aryloxy dihaloropropene derivatives were designed and synthesized by using Intermediate Derivatization Methods. Their chemical structures were confirmed by (1)H NMR, high-resolution mass spectrum (HRMS), and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis. The insecticidal activities of the new compounds against P. xylostella were evaluated. The results of bioassays indicated that most of the compounds showed moderate to high activities at the tested concentration, especially compounds 10e and 10g displayed more than 75% insecticidal activity against P. xylostella at 6.25mg/L, while pyridalyl showed 50% insecticidal activity at the same concentration. The field trials result of the insecticidal activities showed that compound 10e as a 10% emulsifiable concentrate (EC) was effective in the control of P. xylostella at 75-150g a.i./ha, and the mortality of P. xylostella for treatment with compound 10e at 75g a.i./ha was equivalent to pyridalyl at 105g a.i./ha.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.030
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    ABSTRACT: Diphenylamine derivatives have been reported with good fungicidal, insecticidal, acaricidal, rodenticidal and/or herbicidal activities. To find new lead compound of this kind, a series of novel diphenylamine derivatives were designed and synthesized by the approach of Intermediate Derivatization Methods. All compounds were identified by (1)H NMR and elemental analysis. Bioassays demonstrated that some compounds substituted at 2,4,6-positions or 2,4,5-positions of phenyl ring B exhibited excellent fungicidal activities. The optimal compounds P30 and P33 showed 80% and 85% control respectively against cucumber downy mildew at 12.5mgL(-1), both 100% control against rice blast at 0.3mgL(-1) and both 100% control against cucumber gray mold at 0.9mgL(-1). The relationship between structure and fungicidal activities was discussed as well.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 10/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.032
  • Hebat-Allah S Abbas · Aisha R Al-Marhabi · Sally I Eissa · Yousry A Ammar
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    ABSTRACT: In an effort to develop potent anti-cancer agents, we have synthesized some substituted quinoxaline derivatives. Reaction of 6-bromo-3-methylquinoxalin-2(1H)-one 1 with aromatic aldehydes furnished the styryl derivatives 2a-e. Alkylation of 1 with ethyl chloroacetate produced the N-alkyl derivatives 3. Hydrazinolysis of the ester derivative 3 with hydrazine hydrate afforded the hydrazide derivative 4. In addition, chlorination of 1 with phosphorus oxychloride afforded the 2-chloro derivative 5 which was used as a key intermediate for the synthesis of substituted quinoxaline derivatives 6-8, N-pyrazole derivative 9, tetrazolo[1,5-a]quinoxaline derivative 10 and Schiff base derivatives 13, 15 via reaction with several nucleophiles reagents. Docking methodologies were used to predict their binding conformation to explain the differences of their tested biological activities. All the tested compounds were screened in vitro for their cytotoxic effect on three tumor cell lines. Some new quinoxaline derivatives were studied as inhibitors of c-Met kinase, a receptor associated with high tumor grade and poor prognosis in a number of human cancers. Compounds 2e, 4, 7a, 12a, 12b and 13 showed the highest binding affinity with CDOCKER energy score, while showed the lowest IC50 values against three types of cancer cell lines. It is worth to mention that, compounds 2e, 7a, 12b and 13 showed comparable inhibition activity to the reference drug, while compounds 4 and 12a showed a more potent inhibition activity than Doxorubicin.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.023
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    ABSTRACT: The binding of mucin with three commercially available drugs (theophylline, cephalexin and prednisolone) belonging to different pharmaceutical classes was investigated. The studied drugs are normally used to treat the symptomatology of cystic fibrosis. The interaction between drugs and mucin has been investigated using fluorescence and UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy; quenching mechanism, binding constants, binding sites, thermodynamic parameters and binding distance of the interaction were obtained.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.021
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    ABSTRACT: In traditional Asian medicinal systems, preparations of the root and stem bark of Magnolia species are widely used to treat anxiety and other nervous disturbances. The biphenyl-type neolignan honokiol together with its isomer magnolol are the main constituents of Magnolia bark extracts. We have previously identified a nitrogen-containing honokiol derivative (3-acetylamino-4'-O-methylhonokiol, AMH) as a high efficient modulator of GABAA receptors. Here we further elucidate the structure-activity relation of a series of nitrogenated biphenyl-neolignan derivatives by analysing allosteric modulation and agonistic effects on α1β2γ2S GABAA receptors. The strongest IGABA enhancement was induced by compound 5 (3-acetamido-4'-ethoxy-3',5-dipropylbiphenyl-2-ol, Emax: 123.4±9.4% of IGABA-max) and 6 (5'-amino-2-ethoxy-3',5-dipropylbiphenyl-4'-ol, Emax: 117.7±13.5% of IGABA-max). Compound 5 displayed, however, a significantly higher potency (EC50=1.8±1.1μM) than compound 6 (EC50=20.4±4.3μM). Honokiol, AMH and four of the derivatives induced significant inward currents in the absence of GABA. Strong partial agonists were honokiol (inducing 78±6% of IGABA-max), AMH (63±6%), 5'-amino-2-O-methylhonokiol (1) (59±1%) and 2-methoxy-5'-nitro-3',5-dipropylbiphenyl-4'-ol (3) (52±1%). 3-N-Acetylamino-4'-ethoxy-3',5-dipropyl-biphenyl-4'-ol (5) and 3-amino-4'-ethoxy-3',5-dipropyl-biphenyl-4'-ol (7) were less efficacious but even more potent (5: EC50=6.9±1.0μM; 7: EC50=33.2±5.1μM) than the full agonist GABA.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.08.034
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    ABSTRACT: The (13(2)R/S)-methoxycarbonyl group of methyl pheophorbides a/a' (chlorophyll a/a' derivatives) was converted to methyl, ethyl, propyl, and isopropyl groups through the C13(2)-alkylation under basic conditions followed by pyrolysis in 2,4,6-collidine with lithium iodide. All the resulting products, methyl 13(2)-alkyl-pyropheophorbides a, predominantly gave the (13(2)R)-stereoisomers with about one tenth of the (13(2)S)-epimers. Their stereochemistry was determined by 1D/2D NMR and their optical properties were characterized by visible absorption and circular dichroism spectroscopy. Methyl (13(2)R)-propyl-pyropheophorbide a was converted to (13(2)R)-propyl-pyrochlorophyll a by ester exchanging and magnesium chelating reactions. The synthetic chlorophyll a analogue showed non-epimerization at the 13(2)-position in pyridine-d5 at 40°C, while naturally occurring chlorophyll a was easily epimerized under the same conditions to give its epimeric mixture.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.016
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    ABSTRACT: Herein we describe the synthesis and evaluation of a series of adenosine analogs for in vitro antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Out of these compounds, compound c6 has much stronger antibacterial potency against Pseudomonas aeruginosa than ciprofloxacin, and was determined to target tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase with IC50 of 0.8±0.07μM. Structure-activity relationship analysis suggested that introduction of a fluorine atom at the 3'-position of benzene ring of the phenylacetyl moiety significantly increased affinities to the enzyme. In comparison with isopropylidene analogs, 2',3'-deprotected compounds displayed higher inhibitory activity. Molecular dockings provided an explanation for observations in biological assays.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.018
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    ABSTRACT: The metabolites of tebufenozide, a model compound, formed by the yeast-expressed human CYP3A4 and CYP2C19 were identified to clarify the substrate recognition mechanism of the human cytochrome P450 (CYP) isozymes. We then determined whether tebufenozide metabolites may be predicted in silico. Hydrogen abstraction energies were calculated with the density functional theory method B3LYP/6-31G(∗). A docking simulation was performed using FRED software. Several alkyl sites of tebufenozide were hydroxylated by CYP3A4 whereas only one site was modified by CYP2C19. The accessibility of each site of tebufenozide to the reaction center of CYP enzymes and the susceptibility of each hydrogen atom for metabolism by CYP enzymes were evaluated by a docking simulation and hydrogen abstraction energy estimation, respectively.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.019
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    ABSTRACT: A novel N-TFA-protected carboxyrhodamine 6G (R6G) phosphoramidite was synthesized for use in an automated DNA synthesis to prepare 5'-labeled oligonucleotides. Deprotection and purification conditions were optimized for 5'-labeled and dual-labeled oligonucleotide probes. As an alternative we synthesized an azide derivative of R6G for CuAAC post-synthetic oligonucleotide labeling. Dual-labeled probes obtained by both methods showed the same efficacy in a quantitative PCR assay. R6G-labeled probes demonstrated superior properties in a qPCR assay in comparison with alternative HEX, JOE and SIMA dyes due to more efficient fluorescence quenching by BHQ-1. We successfully used R6G dual-labeled probes for rotavirus genotyping.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.08.041
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    ABSTRACT: Adenosine A1 receptors are attracting great interest as drug targets for their role in cognitive deficits. Antagonism of the adenosine A1 receptor may offer therapeutic benefits in complex neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. The aim of this study was to discover potential selective adenosine A1 receptor antagonists. Several analogs of 8-(3-phenylpropyl)xanthines (3), 8-(2-phenylethyl)xanthines (4) and 8-(phenoxymethyl)xanthines (5) were synthesized and assessed as antagonists of the adenosine A1 and A2A receptors via radioligand binding assays. The results indicated that the 1,3,7-triethyl-substituted analogs (3d, 4d, and 5d), among each series, displayed the highest affinity for the adenosine A1 receptor with Ki values in the nanomolar range. This ethyl-substitution pattern was previously unknown to enhance adenosine A1 receptor binding affinity. The 1,3,7-triethyl-substituted analogs (3d, 4d, and 5d) behaved as adenosine A1 receptor antagonists in GTP shift assays performed with either rat cortical or whole brain membranes expressing adenosine A1 receptors. Further, in vivo evaluation of 3d showed reversal of adenosine A1 receptor agonist-induced hypolocomotion. In conclusion, the most potent evaluated compound, 8-(3-phenylpropyl)-1,3,7-triethylxanthine (3d), showed both in vitro and in vivo activity, and therefore represent a novel adenosine A1 receptor antagonist that may have potential as a drug candidate for dementia disorders.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.012
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    ABSTRACT: A series of 6 derivatives of xanthone were synthesized and evaluated for cardiovascular activity. The following pharmacological experiments were conducted: the binding affinity for adrenoceptors, the influence on the normal electrocardiogram, the effect on the arterial blood pressure, the effect on blood pressor response and prophylactic antiarrhythmic activity in adrenaline induced model of arrhythmia (rats, iv). Two compounds revealed nanomolar affinity for α1-adrenoceptor which was correlated with the strongest cardiovascular (antiarrhythmic and hypotensive) activity in animals' models. They were enantiomers of previously described (R,S)-4-(2-hydroxy-3-(4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazin-1-yl)propoxy)-9H-xanthen-9-one hydrochloride and revealed similar antiarrhythmic potential in adrenaline induced model of arrhythmia in rats after intravenous injection (ED50=0.53mg/kg and 0.81mg/kg, respectively). These values were lower than values obtained for reference drug urapidil. These compounds were more active in this experiment than urapidil (ED50=1.26mg/kg). The compound 5 administered iv at doses of 0.62-2.5mg/kg at the peak of arrhythmia prevented and/or reduced the number of premature ventricular beats in a statistically significant manner. The ED50 value was 1.20mg/kg. The S-enantiomer (6) given at the same doses did not show therapeutic antiarrhythmic activity in this model. These compounds significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure throughout the whole observation period in anesthetized, normotensive rats. The studied enantiomers showed higher toxicity than urapidil, but imperceptibly higher that another cardiovascular drugs, that is, carvedilol or propranolol. They were also evaluated for mutagenic potential in the Ames (Salmonella) test. It was found that at the concentrations tested the compounds were non mutagenic when compared to solvent control. Results were quite promising and suggested that in the group of xanthone derivatives new potential antiarrhythmics and hypotensives might be found.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.005
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    ABSTRACT: Rhododendrol derivatives 3-12 have been synthesized in six steps, including aldol condensation and/or trichloroacetimidate glycosylation as the key reactions. Each derivative showed effective inhibition of tyrosinase-catalyzed oxidation processes. In particular, a series of synthetic derivatives having an R-stereogenic center at C-2 proved to be more potent than their respective epimers. In addition, the glycosylation on the phenylbutanoid scaffold increased the difference in activity between the isomers. This suggests that the sugar moiety plays an important role in eliciting their potent inhibitory activity.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.014
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    ABSTRACT: We synthesized a library of curcumin mimics with diverse alkylsulfonyl and substituted benzenesulfonyl modifications through a simple addition reaction of important intermediate, 1-(3-Amino-phenyl)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-phenyl)-propenone (10), with various sulfonyl chloride reactants and then tested their vasodilatation effect on depolarization (50mM K(+))- and endothelin-1 (ET-1)-induced basilar artery contraction. Generally, curcumin mimics with aromatic sulfonyl groups showed stronger vasodilation effect than alkyl sulfonylated curcumin mimics. Among the tested compounds, six curcumin mimics (11g, 11h, 11i, 11j, 11l, and 11s) in a depolarization-induced vasoconstriction and seven compounds (11g, 11h, 11i, 11j, 11l, 11p, and 11s) in an ET-1-induced vasoconstriction showed strong vasodilation effect. Based on their biological properties, synthetic curcumin mimics can act as dual antagonist scaffold of L-type Ca(2+) channel and endothelin A/B2 receptor in vascular smooth muscle cells. In particular, compounds 11g and 11s are promising novel drug candidates to treat hypertension related to the overexpression of L-type Ca(2+) channels and ET peptides/receptors-mediated cardiovascular diseases.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.004
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    ABSTRACT: Compounds 10 (ND-322) and 15 (ND-364) are potent selective inhibitors for gelatinases, matrix metalloproteinase 2 (MMP2) and matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9). However, both of them are racemates. Herein we report facile synthesis of optically active (R)- and (S)-enantiomers of compounds 10 and 15. And the sulfonyl of 15 was transformed to sulfinyl to obtain four epimeric mixtures. All synthesized thiirane-based compounds were evaluated in MMP2 and MMP9 inhibitory assays. Our results indicated that the configuration of thiirane moiety had little effects on gelatinase inhibition, but the substitution of sulfinyl for sulfonyl was detrimental to gelatinase inhibition. Besides, all target compounds exhibited no inhibition against other two Zn(2+) dependant metalloproteases, aminopeptidase N (APN) and histone deacetylases (HDACs), which confirmed the unique Zn(2+) chelation mechanism of thiirane moiety against gelatinases.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.013
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    ABSTRACT: S-Nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) relaxes vascular smooth muscles, prevents platelet aggregation, and acts as a potential in vivo nitric oxide donor. 3-Nitroso-1,3-thiazolidine-4-thiocarboxamide (1), a N-nitrosothio-proline analogue, exhibited a high GSNO formation activity. In this study, two compounds (2 and 3) based on compound 1 were newly synthesized by introducing either one or two methyl groups onto a nitrogen atom on the thioamide substituent in 1. The pseudo-first-order rate constants (kobs) for the GSNO formation for the reaction between the compound and glutathione followed the order 1>2≒3. Thus, the introduction of a methyl group(s) onto the thioamide group led to a decrease in the transnitrosation activity. On the basis of density functional theoretical calculations, the transnitrosation for the N-nitrosothiazolidine thiocarboxamides was proposed to proceed via a bridged intermediate pathway. Specifically, the protonated compound 1 forms a bridged structure between the nitrogen atom in the nitroso group and two sulfur atoms-one in the ring and the other in the substituent. The bridged intermediate gives rise to a second intermediate in which the nitroso group is bonded to the sulfur atom in the thioamide group. Finally, the nitroso group is transferred to GSH to form GSNO.
    Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry 09/2015; DOI:10.1016/j.bmc.2015.09.008