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Characterizing deformability and surface friction of cancer cells

Metastasis requires the penetration of cancer cells through tight spaces, which is mediated by the physical properties of the cells as well as their interactions with the confined environment. Various microfluidic approaches have been devised to …

Inhibition of secreted phospholipases A2 by 2-oxoamides based on $α$-amino acids: Synthesis, in vitro evaluation and molecular docking calculations

Group IIA secreted phospholipase A2 (GIIA sPLA₂) is a member of the mammalian sPLA₂ enzyme family and is associated with various inflammatory conditions. In this study, the synthesis of 2-oxoamides based on $α$-amino acids and the in vitro evaluation …

Simplified YM-26734 inhibitors of secreted phospholipase A2 group IIA

Simplified analogs of YM-26734, a known inhibitor of secreted phospholipase A(2) (sPLA(2)) group IIA, were synthesized and found to also display potent inhibition at low nanomolar concentrations. Analogs were based on the didodecanoylphloroglucinol …

Highly specific and broadly potent inhibitors of mammalian secreted phospholipases A2

We report a series of inhibitors of secreted phospholipases A2 (sPLA2s) based on substituted indoles, 6,7-benzoindoles, and indolizines derived from LY315920, a well-known indole-based sPLA2 inhibitor. Using the human group X sPLA2 crystal structure, …