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Prostaglandins and glucocorticoids are potent mediators of inflammation. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) exert their effects by inhibition of prostaglandin production. The pharmacological target of NSAIDs is cyclooxygenase (COX, also known as PGH synthase), which catalyses the first committed step in arachidonic-acid metabolism. Two isoforms(More)
MMP-2 is a member of the matrix metalloproteinase family that has been implicated in tumor cell metastasis and angiogenesis. Here, we describe the solution structure of a catalytic domain of MMP-2 complexed with a hydroxamic acid inhibitor (SC-74020), determined by three-dimensional heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy. The catalytic domain, designated MMP-2C,(More)
Herpesviruses encode a serine protease that specifically cleaves assembly protein. This protease is critical for replication, and represents a new target for antiviral drug design. Here we report the three-dimensional structure of the protease from human cytomegalovirus (hCMV) at 2.27 angstroms resolution. The structure reveals a unique fold and new(More)
Cyclooxygenases are bifunctional enzymes that catalyse the first committed step in the synthesis of prostaglandins, thromboxanes and other eicosanoids. The two known cyclooxygenases isoforms share a high degree of amino-acid sequence similarity, structural topology and an identical catalytic mechanism. Cyclooxygenase enzymes catalyse two sequential(More)
Targeted 2-pyridones were selected as tissue Factor VIIa inhibitors and prepared from 2,6-dibromopyridine via a multistep synthesis. A variety of chemical transformations, including regioselective nucleophilic addition, selective nitrogen alkylation, and a Suzuki coupling, afforded the targeted tissue Factor VIIa inhibitors. The pyridone core was selected(More)
Multistep syntheses of substituted benzenes and benzoquinone inhibitors of tissue Factor VIIa are reported. The benzene analogues were designed such that their substitution pattern would occupy and interact with the S(1), S(2), and S(3) pockets of the tissue Factor VIIa (TF/VIIa) enzyme. The compounds exhibited modest potency on TF/VIIa with selectivity(More)
PURPOSE The deleterious effects of benzalkonium chloride (BAK) on the ocular surface are well known. However, few clinical data are available to prove a toxic effect at the level of the anterior chamber. The laser flare meter is a reliable tool to detect low levels of inflammation in the anterior chamber. We wanted to know whether instillation of(More)