- Acebutolol, a Cardioselective Beta Blocker, Promotes Glucose Uptake in Diabetic Model Cells by Inhibiting JNK-JIP1 Interaction. [Journal Article]
- BTBiomol Ther (Seoul) 2017 Nov 13
- The phosphorylation of JNK is known to induce insulin resistance in insulin target tissues. The inhibition of JNK-JIP1 interaction, which interferes JNK phosphorylation, becomes a potential target fo...
The phosphorylation of JNK is known to induce insulin resistance in insulin target tissues. The inhibition of JNK-JIP1 interaction, which interferes JNK phosphorylation, becomes a potential target for drug development of type 2 diabetes. To discover the inhibitors of JNK-JIP1 interaction, we screened out 30 candidates from 4320 compound library withIn Cell Interaction Trapmethod. The candidates were further confirmed and narrowed down to five compounds using the FRET method in a model cell. Among those five compounds, Acebutolol showed notable inhibition of JNK phosphorylation and elevation of glucose uptake in diabetic models of adipocyte and liver cell. Structural computation showed that the binding affinity of Acebutolol on the JNK-JIP1 interaction site was comparable to the known inhibitor, BI-78D3. Our results suggest that Acebutolol, an FDA-approved beta blocker for hypertension therapy, could have a new repurposed effect on type 2 diabetes elevating glucose uptake process by inhibiting JNK-JIP1 interaction.
- Discovery of Potent Neuraminidase Inhibitors Using a Combination of Pharmacophore-Based Virtual Screening and Molecular Simulation Approach. [Journal Article]
- ABAppl Biochem Biotechnol 2017 Oct 23
- Neuraminidase (NA), a surface protein, facilitates the release of nascent virus and thus spreads infection. It has been renowned as a potential drug target for influenza A virus infection. The drugs ...
Neuraminidase (NA), a surface protein, facilitates the release of nascent virus and thus spreads infection. It has been renowned as a potential drug target for influenza A virus infection. The drugs such as oseltamivir, zanamivir, peramivir, and laninamivir are approved for the treatment of influenza infection. Additionally, investigational drugs namely MK2206, tamiphosphor, crenatoside, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) are also available for the treatment. However, recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic and drug-resistant influenza A strains highlighted the need to discover novel NA inhibitor. Keeping this in mind, in the current investigation, an effort was made to ascertain potent inhibitors using pharmacophore-based virtual screening and docking approach. A 3D pharmacophore model was generated based on the chemical features of approved and investigational NA inhibitors using PHASE module of Schrödinger suite. The model consists of two hydrogen bond acceptors (A), one hydrogen bond donor (D), and one positively charged group (P), AADP. Subsequently, molecules with same pharmacophoric features were screened from among the two million compounds available in the ZINC database using the generated pharmacophore hypothesis. Ligand filtration was also done to obtain an efficient collection of hit molecules by employing Lipinski "rule of five" using Qikprop module. Finally, the screened molecule was subjected to docking and molecular dynamic simulations to examine the inhibiting activity of the compounds. The results of our analysis suggest that "acebutolol hydrochloride" (156792) could be the promising candidates for the treatment of influenza A virus infection.
- Whole body physiologically based modelling of β-blockers in the rat: events in tissues and plasma following an i.v. bolus dose. [Journal Article]
- BJBr J Pharmacol 2018; 175(1):67-83
- CONCLUSIONS: PBPK modelling is a very powerful tool to aid drug discovery and development of therapeutic agents in animals and humans. However, careful consideration of the assumptions made during the modelling exercise is essential.
- Structural characterization of electrochemically and in vivo generated potential metabolites of selected cardiovascular drugs by EC-UHPLC/ESI-MS using an experimental design approach. [Journal Article]
- TTalanta 2018 Jan 01; 176:262-276
- In the last few years, a number of studies were conducted which aimed at understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular drug, metabolism, and there is still the need to determine the metabolites of c...
In the last few years, a number of studies were conducted which aimed at understanding the mechanisms of cardiovascular drug, metabolism, and there is still the need to determine the metabolites of cardiac drugs for the purpose of metabolism control. In this study, we employ a direct combination of electrochemical oxidation and mass spectrometric (EC-MS) identification for monitoring the oxidation pathway of ten cardiovascular drugs (metoprolol, propranolol, propafenone, mexiletine, oxprenolol, pirbuterol, pindolol, cicloprolol, acebutolol and atenolol). Oxidation was accomplished in an electrochemical thin-layer cell coupled on-line to electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (EC/ESI-MS). For further characterization of electrochemical products, the approach involving liquid chromatography linked to tandem mass spectrometry was used. Appropriate conditions for oxidation and identification processes with such parameters as the potential value, mobile phase (type and pH) and working electrode were optimized. Optimization was performed with the use of central composite design (CCD). Besides electrochemical oxidation of analytes (phase I of metabolic transformation), addition of glutathione (GSH) for follow-up reactions (phase II conjunction) was also investigated. The electrochemical results were compared to in-vivo experiments by analyzing plasma and urine samples from patients who had been administered selected cardiovascular drugs. These results show that electrochemistry coupled to mass spectrometry turned out to be an analytical tool suitable to procure a feasible analytical base for the envisioned in vivo experiments.
- Experimental evidence of high pressure decoupling between charge transport and structural dynamics in a protic ionic glass-former. [Journal Article]
- SRSci Rep 2017 Aug 01; 7(1):7084
- In this paper the relaxation dynamics of ionic glass-former acebutolol hydrochloride (ACB-HCl) is studied as a function of temperature and pressure by using dynamic light scattering and broadband die...
In this paper the relaxation dynamics of ionic glass-former acebutolol hydrochloride (ACB-HCl) is studied as a function of temperature and pressure by using dynamic light scattering and broadband dielectric spectroscopy. These unique experimental data provide the first direct evidence that the decoupling between the charge transport and structural relaxation exists in proton conductors over a wide T-P thermodynamic space, with the time scale of structural relaxation being constant at the liquid-glass transition (τα = 1000 s). We demonstrate that the enhanced proton transport, being a combination of intermolecular H+hopping between cation and anion as well as tautomerization process within amide moiety of ACB molecule, results in a breakdown of the Stokes-Einstein relation at ambient and elevated pressure with the fractional exponent k being pressure dependent. The dTg/dP coefficient, stretching exponent βKWWand dynamic modulus Ea/ΔV#were found to be the same regardless of the relaxation processes studied. This is in contrast to the apparent activation volume parameter that is different when charge transport and structural dynamics are considered. These experimental results together with theoretical considerations create new ideas to design efficient proton conductors for potential electrochemical applications.
- Determination of Some β-Blockers and β2-Agonists in Plasma and Urine Using Liquid Chromatography-tandem Mass Spectrometry and Solid Phase Extraction. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Chromatogr Sci 2017 Sep 01; 55(8):846-856
- A highly sensitive method for the determinations of acebutolol, clenbuterol, nadolol, oxprenolol, propranolol, terbutaline and timolol β-blockers and β2-agonists in plasma and urine was developed. Th...
A highly sensitive method for the determinations of acebutolol, clenbuterol, nadolol, oxprenolol, propranolol, terbutaline and timolol β-blockers and β2-agonists in plasma and urine was developed. The method was optimized using electrospray ionization liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS-MS) and clean screen solid phase extraction cartridges. Matrix effect was reduced by removing co-extractives from the SPE cartridges using methanol prior to drugs' elution. Using blood and serum matrices for calibration and applying the internal standard method has also contributed to the reduction of matrix effect. Method's validation yielded linear dynamic ranges of 5.0-50.0 and 50.0-1000.0 ng/ml for drugs spiked in plasma and urine respectively. It also gave correlation coefficients of 0.94-0.99, detection limits ranged in 0.06-5.04 pg/ml and quantification limits ranged in 0.14-22.88 pg/ml for the target drugs. Developed method was successfully applied to the analysis of β-blockers and β2-agonists in plasma and urine samples. Plasma samples fortified with drugs at 7.5, 40.0 and 75.0 ng/ml gave percentage recoveries ranged in 78.66-118.10, 67.02-83.97 and 74.77-93.80, respectively. Urine samples fortified with drugs at 80.0, 400.0 and 800.0 ng/ml gave percentage recoveries ranged in 104.68-130.18, 110.23-125.16 and 109.46-116.89, respectively. Variance coefficients ranged in 0.05-0.35 and 0.04-0.12 were, respectively, obtained for the analyses of drugs in plasma and urine samples. Results suggest that developed method is well suited for the analysis of investigated drugs in biological fluids.
- Extent of the influence of phosphate buffer and ionic liquids on the reduction of the silanol effect in a C18 stationary phase. [Journal Article]
- JCJ Chromatogr A 2017 Jun 01
- The presence of anionic free silanols in the silica-based stationary phases gives rise to broad and asymmetrical peaks when cationic basic compounds are chromatographed using hydro-organic mobile pha...
The presence of anionic free silanols in the silica-based stationary phases gives rise to broad and asymmetrical peaks when cationic basic compounds are chromatographed using hydro-organic mobile phases. The addition to the mobile phase of a reagent with ionic character prevents the access of analytes to the free silanols, improving the peak shape. The silanol activity can be affected by the buffer concentration and mobile phase pH, factors that are not always considered sufficiently in the literature. In this work, the chromatographic behaviour of three basic β-adrenoceptor antagonists (acebutolol, nadolol and timolol), using mobile phases containing acetonitrile, was examined at different phosphate buffer concentrations (5-50mM) and mobile phase pH (2-8), in the absence and presence of three imidazolium-based ionic liquids (1-ethyl-, 1-butyl- and 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride). All factors were evaluated through both the retention and peak shape. The imidazolium cations can block the access of cationic analytes through electrostatic interaction with the anionic silanols, or association with the alkyl chains bound to the stationary phase. In previous reports, the protection mechanism was demonstrated to be directly related to the cation size. The studies in this work reveal that the effectiveness of the mobile phase additive as silanol blocker also depends on the concentration of the buffer anion and the protonation degree of the silanols on the stationary phase. Increasing amounts of phosphate at low pH give rise to increasing retention times. Also, the peak shape is improved, which indicates the influence of phosphate on blocking the activity of free silanols. However, the benefits obtained by the combined effect of buffering the mobile phase at low pH and the use of a bulky additive are lost at pH>6.
- β1- and β2-adrenergic receptor stimulation differ in their effects on PGC-1α and atrogin-1/MAFbx gene expression in chick skeletal muscle. [Journal Article]
- CBComp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol 2017; 211:1-6
- Adrenaline changes expression of the genes encoding peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1 alpha (PGC-1α), which is known as a regulator of muscle size, and atrogin-1/muscle a...
Adrenaline changes expression of the genes encoding peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma coactivator-1 alpha (PGC-1α), which is known as a regulator of muscle size, and atrogin-1/muscle atrophy F-box (MAFbx), which is a muscle-specific ubiquitin ligase. However, the subtype of β-adrenergic receptor (β-AR) involved in regulating these genes in skeletal muscle is not yet well defined. In this study, the effects of intraperitoneal injection of adrenaline and three β1-3-AR selective agonists on chick skeletal muscle metabolism were examined, to evaluate the functions of β-AR subtypes. Adrenaline decreased atrogin-1/MAFbx mRNA levels accompanied by an increase in PGC-1α mRNA and protein levels. However, among the three selective agonists, only the β1-AR agonist, dobutamine, increased PGC-1α mRNA and protein levels, while the β2-AR agonist, clenbuterol, suppressed atrogin-1/MAFbx mRNA levels. In addition, preinjection of the β1-AR antagonist, acebutolol, and the β2-AR antagonist, butoxamine, inhibited the adrenaline-induced increase in PGC-1α mRNA levels and the decrease in atrogin-1/MAFbx mRNA levels, respectively. Compared with adrenaline administration, the β3-AR agonist, BRL37344, decreased PGC-1α mRNA levels and increased atrogin-1/MAFbx mRNA levels. These results suggest that, in chick skeletal muscle, PGC-1α is induced via the β1-AR, while atrogin-1/MAFbx is suppressed via the β2-AR.
- Fast and sensitive analysis of beta blockers by ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with ultra-high-resolution TOF mass spectrometry. [Journal Article]
- BCBiomed Chromatogr 2017; 31(7)
- This paper presents a method for the determination of acebutolol, betaxolol, bisoprolol, metoprolol, nebivolol and sotalol in human serum by liquid-liquid extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid...
This paper presents a method for the determination of acebutolol, betaxolol, bisoprolol, metoprolol, nebivolol and sotalol in human serum by liquid-liquid extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled with ultra-high-resolution TOF mass spectrometry. After liquid-liquid extraction, beta blockers were separated on a reverse-phase analytical column (Acclaim RS 120; 100 × 2.1 mm, 2.2 μm). The total run time was 6 min for each sample. Linearity, limit of detection, limit of quantification, matrix effects, specificity, precision, accuracy, recovery and sample stability were evaluated. The method was successfully applied to the therapeutic drug monitoring of 108 patients with hypertension. This method was also used for determination of beta blockers in 33 intoxicated patients.
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- CMClujul Med 2016; 89(4):513-518
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