Aspen C Chun

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Drug discovery programs increasingly are focusing on allosteric modulators as a means to modify the activity of G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) targets. Allosteric binding sites are topographically distinct from the endogenous ligand (orthosteric) binding site, which allows for co-occupation of a single receptor with the endogenous ligand and an(More)
This study evaluated a new technology of bioelectrical-impedance (BI) measurement that makes use of multiple frequencies (5, 50, and 100 kHz) for estimation of extracellular and total body water. In 36 healthy males, resistance and reactance at three frequencies were compared with extra-cellular water (ECW) and total body water (TBW) determined by isotope(More)
The putative blunted thermogenesis in obesity may be related to insulin resistance, but insulin sensitivity and obesity are potentially confounding factors. To determine the independent effects of obesity and insulin resistance on the thermic effect of food, at rest and after exercise, lean and obese men were matched at two levels of insulin sensitivity(More)
Neuronal Cdk5 activator (Nck5a) differs from other cyclin-dependent kinase (Cdk) activators in that its amino acid sequence is only marginally similar to the cyclin consensus sequence. Nevertheless, computer modeling has suggested that Nck5a contains the cyclin-fold motif recently identified in the crystal structure of cyclin A. In the present study, a(More)
To determine the reliability of the measurement of postprandial thermogenesis by indirect calorimetry and to clarify further the relationship of obesity to thermogenesis in men, the thermic effect of a 720-kcal, mixed liquid meal was compared in 13 lean men (mean +/- SEM, 11.2% +/- 1.4% body fat), 10 average men (22.4% +/- 1.6% body fat), and 12 obese men(More)
To characterize further the impact of exercise before a meal on thermogenesis, the effects of exercise intensity and mode and the duration of the effect of exercise on the thermic effect (TEF) of a 720-kcal mixed meal were compared in 10 lean and 10 obese men (16 +/- 1 vs. 34 +/- 2% fat). In study A, TEF (kcal/3 h) was significantly greater for the lean(More)
Positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGlu5) represent a promising therapeutic strategy for the treatment of schizophrenia. Both allosteric agonism and high glutamate fold-shift have been implicated in the neurotoxic profile of some mGlu5 PAMs; however, these hypotheses remain to be adequately addressed. To develop tool(More)
Herein we report the discovery and SAR of a novel series of SARS-CoV 3CLpro inhibitors identified through the NIH Molecular Libraries Probe Production Centers Network (MLPCN). In addition to ML188, ML300 represents the second probe declared for 3CLpro from this collaborative effort. The X-ray structure of SARS-CoV 3CLpro bound with a ML300 analog highlights(More)
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