Alan Easton

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α-Sulfone-α-piperidine and α-tetrahydropyranyl hydroxamates were explored that are potent inhibitors of MMP's-2, -9, and -13 that spare MMP-1, with oral efficacy in inhibiting tumor growth in mice and left-ventricular hypertrophy in rats and in the bovine cartilage degradation ex vivo explant system. α-Piperidine 19v (SC-78080/SD-2590) was selected for(More)
A combinatorial mutagenesis strategy was used to create a collection of nearly 500 variants of human interleukin 3 (IL-3), each with four to nine amino acid substitutions clustered within four linear, nonoverlapping regions of the polypeptide. The variants were secreted into the periplasm of Escherichia coli and supernatants were assayed for IL-3(More)
With the current push towards using fewer antipsychotics and more non-pharmacological interventions in long-term care, it has become increasingly important for knowledge and best-practice sharing across the province. The " Good Ideas " project began in 2001 in the context of my work as a Royal Ottawa geriatric psychiatry behavioural support outreach nurse(More)
Seeking compounds preferentially potent and selective for MMP-13, we reported in the preceding Letter on a series of hydroxamic acids with a flexible benzamide tail groups.(1a) Here, we replace the amide moiety with non-hydrolyzable heterocycles in an effort to improve half-life. We identify a hydroxamate tetrazole 4e that spares MMP-1 and -14, shows(More)
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