Glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3), a serine/threonine kinase, is a fascinating enzyme with diverse biological actions in intracellular signaling systems, making it an emerging target for diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cancer, chronic inflammation, bipolar disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. It is important to inhibit GSK-3 selectively and the net effect of the GSK-3 inhibitors thus should … Continued
Publication: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARPs) play significant roles in various cellular functions including DNA repair and control of RNA transcription. PARP-1 inhibitors have been demonstrated to potentiate the effect of cytotoxic agents or radiation in a number of animal tumor models. To understand the structure-activity correlation of cyclic amine-containing benzimidazolecarboxamide-based PARP-1 inhibitors, we have carried out a … Continued
GPR40, a G-protein-coupled receptor has been well established to play a crucial role in regulating blood glucose levels. Hence, GPR40 is a potential target for future antidiabetic agents. The present 3D QSAR study is aimed at delineating structural parameters governing GPR40 agonistic activity.