Bruce D. Dorsey

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A series of HIV protease inhibitors possessing a hydroxylaminepentanamide transition state isostere have been developed. Incorporation of a basic amine into the backbone of the L-685,434 (2) series provided antiviral potency combined with a highly improved pharmacokinetic profile in animal models. Guided by molecular modeling and an X-ray crystal structure(More)
The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway plays a central role in regulation of the production and destruction of cellular proteins. These pathways mediate proliferation and cell survival, particularly in malignant cells. The successful development of the 20S human proteasome inhibitor bortezomib for the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma has(More)
To date, numerous inhibitors of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 protease have been reported, but few have been studied extensively in humans, primarily as a consequence of poor oral bioavailability in animal models. L-735,524 represents a class of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 protease inhibitors, termed hydroxyaminopentane amides, that(More)
We have addressed the key deficiency of noncovalent pyridinone acetamide thrombin inhibitor L-374,087 (1), namely, its modest half-lives in animals, by making a chemically stable 3-alkylaminopyrazinone bioisostere for its 3-sulfonylaminopyridinone core. Compound 3 (L-375,378), the closest aminopyrazinone analogue of 1, has comparable selectivity and(More)
A series of novel 7-amino-1,3,4,5-tetrahydrobenzo[b]azepin-2-one derivatives within the diaminopyrimidine class of kinase inhibitors were identified that target anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). These inhibitors are potent against ALK in an isolated enzyme assay and inhibit autophosphorylation of the oncogenic fusion protein NPM-ALK in anaplastic large cell(More)
L-754,394 is a potent and specific inhibitor of the HIV-1 encoded protease that is essential for the maturation of the infectious virus. The drug exhibited dose-dependent kinetics in all species studied (rat, dog and monkey); the apparent clearance decreased when the dose was increased. However, the dose-dependency cannot be explained by Michaelis-Menten(More)
The synthesis and biological evaluation of potent and selective anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitors from a novel class of 2,4-diaminopyrimidines, incorporating 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-benzo[d]azepine fragments, is described. An orally bioavailable analogue (18) that displayed antitumor efficacy in ALCL xenograft models in mice was identified and(More)
Recent efforts in the field of thrombin inhibitor research have focused on the identification of compounds with good oral bioavailability and pharmacokinetics. In this manuscript we describe a metabolism-based approach to the optimization of the 3-(2-phenethylamino)-6-methylpyrazinone acetamide template (e.g., 1) which resulted in the modification of each(More)
The ubiquitin-proteasome complex is an important molecular target for the design of novel chemotherapeutics. This complex plays a critical role in signal transduction pathways important for tumor cell growth and survival, cell-cycle control, transcriptional regulation, and the modulation of cellular stress responses to endogenous and exogenous stimuli. The(More)
We have observed a high correlation between the intermolecular interaction energy (Einter) calculated for HIV-1 protease inhibitor complexes and the observed in vitro enzyme inhibition. A training set of 33 inhibitors containing modifications in the P1' and P2' positions was used to develop a regression equation which relates Einter and pIC50. This(More)