Brett M Hirsch

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PIK3CA, which encodes the p110α catalytic subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase α, is frequently mutated in human cancers. Most of these mutations occur at two hot-spots: E545K and H1047R located in the helical domain and the kinase domain, respectively. Here, we report that p110α E545K, but not p110α H1047R, gains the ability to associate with IRS1(More)
Peptides containing L-N(epsilon)-acetyl-lysine (L-AcK) or its side chain modified analogs were prepared and assayed using SIRT1, the prototypical human silent information regulator 2 (Sir2) enzyme. While previous studies showed that the side chain acetyl group of L-AcK can be extended to bulkier acyl groups for Sir2 (including SIRT1)-catalyzed lysine(More)
In the current study, we have identified N(ε)-thiocarbamoyl-lysine (TuAcK) as a general sirtuin inhibitory warhead which was shown to be able to confer potent sirtuin inhibition. This inhibition was also shown to be mechanism-based in that the TuAck residue was able to be processed by a sirtuin enzyme with the formation of a stalled S-alkylamidate(More)
Silent information regulator 2 (Sir2) enzymes or sirtuins are a family of intracellular protein deacetylases that can catalyze the β-nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (β-NAD(+))-dependent deacetylation of N(ε)-acetyl-lysine on protein substrates, with the formation of lysine N(ε)-deacetylated protein species and small molecule products, i.e. nicotinamide(More)
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