Adrianus M C H van den Nieuwendijk

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Deficiency of glucocerebrosidase (GBA) underlies Gaucher disease, a common lysosomal storage disorder. Carriership for Gaucher disease has recently been identified as major risk for parkinsonism. Presently, no method exists to visualize active GBA molecules in situ. We here report the design, synthesis and application of two fluorescent activity-based(More)
A two-thiol reactive lanthanide-DOTA (1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-N,N',N'',N'''-tetraacetic acid) chelate, CLaNP-3 (CLaNP=caged lanthanide NMR probe), was synthesized for the rigid attachment to cysteine groups on a protein surface, and used to obtain long-range-distance information from the {15N,1H} HSQC spectra of the protein-lanthanide complex. The(More)
The proteasome is an essential evolutionary conserved protease involved in many regulatory systems. Here, we describe the synthesis and characterization of the activity-based, fluorescent, and cell-permeable inhibitor Bodipy TMR-Ahx(3)L(3)VS (MV151), which specifically targets all active subunits of the proteasome and immunoproteasome in living cells,(More)
The synthesis and evaluation of hybrid proteasome inhibitors that contain structural elements of the known inhibitors bortezomib, epoxomicin and peptide vinyl sulfones is described. From the panel of 15 inhibitors some structure activity relationships can be deduced with regard to inhibitory activity in relation to peptide recognition element, inhibitor(More)
Proteasomal processing is conducted by three individual catalytic subunits, namely beta1, beta2, and beta5. Subunit-specific inhibitors are useful tools in dissecting the role of these individual subunits and are leads toward the development of antitumor agents. We here report that the presence of fluorinated phenylalanine derivatives in peptide based(More)
The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway degrades the majority of proteins in mammalian cells and plays an essential role in the generation of antigenic peptides presented by major histocompatibility class I molecules. Proteasome inhibitors are of great interest as research tools and drug candidates. Most work on proteasome inhibitors has focused on the inhibition(More)
Nicotinic acid as a hypolipidemic agent appears unique due to its potential to increase HDL cholesterol levels to a greater extent than other drugs. However, it has some side effects, among which severe skin flushing is the most frequent and often limits patients' compliance. In a search for novel agonists for the recently identified and cloned G(More)
Diacylglycerol lipases (DAGLα and DAGLβ) convert diacylglycerol to the endocannabinoid 2-arachidonoylglycerol. Our understanding of DAGL function has been hindered by a lack of chemical probes that can perturb these enzymes in vivo. Here, we report a set of centrally active DAGL inhibitors and a structurally related control probe and their use, in(More)
The chemoenzymatic synthesis of three 1-deoxynojirimycin-type iminosugars is reported. Key steps in the synthetic scheme include a Dibal reduction-transimination-sodium borohydride reduction cascade of reactions on an enantiomerically pure cyanohydrin, itself prepared employing almond hydroxynitrile lyase (paHNL) as the common precursor. Ensuing(More)