Immunomodulation is one of the significant therapeutic strategies. It includes both stimulation or suppression of the immune system by a variety of substances called immunomodulators, designed to regulate the immune response of the organism to infections of varying etiology. An example of such a substance is tuftsin (TKPA) 3 (Fig. (1)). Tuftsin is an endogenous immunomodulator of a wide spectrum of biological activity. Tetrapeptide...
Combretastatin A-4 (CA-4) is a natural product, which consists of two phenyl rings, linked by an ethylene bridge. CA-4, inhibitor of polymerization of tubulin to microtubules, possesses a strong antitumor and anti-vascular properties both in vitro and in vivo. Previous studies showed that disodium phosphate salt of CA-4, a water-soluble prodrug is well tolerated at therapeutically useful doses. However, it should be noted that...
The series of 16 novel amino acid and peptide mycophenolic acid (MPA) derivatives was obtained as potential antibacterial agents. Coupling of MPA with respective amines was optimized with condensing reagents such as EDCI/DMAP and T3P/TEA. Amino acid analogs were received both as methyl esters and also with the free carboxylic group. The biological activity of the products was tested on five references bacterial strains: Klebsiella...
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