Birgit Bollbuck

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The epothilones are naturally occurring antimitotic drugs that share with the taxanes a similar mechanism of action without apparent structural similarity. Although photoaffinity labeling and electron crystallographic studies have identified the taxane-binding site on beta-tubulin, similar data are not available for epothilones. To identify tubulin residues(More)
Lymphocyte trafficking is critically regulated by the Sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor-1 (S1P(1)), a G protein-coupled receptor that has been highlighted as a promising therapeutic target in autoimmunity. Fingolimod (FTY720, Gilenya) is a S1P(1) receptor agonist that has recently been approved for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). Here, we report(More)
The design, synthesis, and the biological evaluation of 2-benzamido-pyrimidines as novel IKK inhibitors are described. By optimization of the lead compound 3, compounds 16 and 24 are identified as good inhibitors of IKK2 with IC(50) values of 40 and 25 nM, respectively. Compound 16 also demonstrated significant in vivo activity in an acute model of cytokine(More)
BACKGROUND Numerous analogs of the antitumor agents epothilones A and B have been synthesized in search of better pharmacological profiles. Insights into the structure-activity relationships within the epothilone family are still needed and more potent and selective analogs of these compounds are in demand, both as biological tools and as chemotherapeutic(More)
A prodrug approach to optimize the oral exposure of a series of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P(1)) antagonists for chronic efficacy studies led to the discovery of (S)-2-{[3'-(4-chloro-2,5-dimethylphenylsulfonylamino)-3,5-dimethylbiphenyl-4-carbonyl]methylamino}-4-dimethylaminobutyric acid methyl ester 14. Methyl ester prodrug 14 is hydrolyzed in(More)
The macrolactonization-based strategy for the total synthesis of epothilones has been streamlined and improved to a high level of efficiency and stereoselectivity. This strategy has been applied to the construction of vinyl iodide 19 which served as a common intermediate for the synthesis of a series of natural and designed epothilones including an(More)
RATIONAL Homeostasis of vascular barriers depends upon sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) signaling via the S1P1 receptor. Accordingly, S1P1 competitive antagonism is known to reduce vascular barrier integrity with still unclear pathophysiological consequences. This was explored in the present study using NIBR-0213, a potent and selective S1P1 competitive(More)
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