Andrea M Olland

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The immunoglobulin new antigen receptors (IgNARs) are a class of Ig-like molecules of the shark immune system that exist as heavy chain-only homodimers and bind antigens by their single domain variable regions (V-NARs). Following shark immunization and/or in vitro selection, V-NARs can be generated as soluble, stable, and specific high affinity monomeric(More)
Acidic mammalian chitinase (AMCase) is a mammalian chitinase that has been implicated in allergic asthma. One of only two active mammalian chinases, AMCase, is distinguished from other chitinases by several unique features. Here, we present the novel structure of the AMCase catalytic domain, both in the apo form and in complex with the inhibitor(More)
The nadD gene, encoding the enzyme nicotinic acid mononucleotide (NaMN) adenylyltransferase (AT), is essential for the synthesis of NAD and subsequent viability of the cell. The nadD gene in Bacillus subtilis (yqeJ) was identified by sequence homology with other bacterial nadD genes and by biochemical characterization of the gene product. NaMN AT catalyzes(More)
The identification of small molecule aminoimidazoles as potent and selective human beta-secretase inhibitors is reported. These analogues demonstrate low nannomolar potency for BACE1 in a FRET assay, exhibit comparable activity in a cell-based (ELISA) assay, and show >100x selectivity for the other structurally related aspartyl proteases BACE2, cathepsin D,(More)
The identification of small molecule aminohydantoins as potent and selective human beta-secretase inhibitors is reported. These analogues exhibit low nannomolar potency for BACE1, show comparable activity in a cell-based (ELISA) assay, and demonstrate >100x selectivity for the other structurally related aspartyl proteases BACE2, cathepsinD, renin, and(More)
The identification of small molecule aminohydantoins as potent and selective human β-secretase inhibitors is reported. These analogs exhibit good brain permeability (40-70%), low nanomolar potency for BACE1, and demonstrate >100-fold selectivity for the structurally related aspartyl proteases cathepsin D, renin and pepsin. Alkyl and alkoxy groups at the(More)
With high-throughput screening, substituted dibenzo[c,f][2,7]naphthyridine 1 was identified as a novel potent and selective phosphoinositide-dependent kinase-1 (PDK-1) inhibitor. Various regions of the lead molecule were explored to understand the SAR requirement for this scaffold. The crystal structure of 1 with kinase domain of PDK-1 confirmed the binding(More)
The proteolytic enzyme beta-secretase (BACE1) plays a central role in the synthesis of the pathogenic beta-amyloid in Alzheimer's disease. Recently, we reported small molecule acylguanidines as potent BACE1 inhibitors. However, many of these acylguanidines have a high polar surface area (e.g. as measured by the topological polar surface area or TPSA), which(More)
Growth of high quality crystals is often the most difficult step in the determination of protein structures by X-ray diffraction. Automation can improve the success of this process both by reducing the amount of protein required for each screen and by relieving the tedium of setting up crystallization experiments by hand. We have been using an automated(More)