Carolyn A. Weigelt

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This paper provides an unbiased comparison of four commercially available programs for loop sampling, Prime, Modeler, ICM, and Sybyl, each of which uses a different modeling protocol. The study assesses the quality of results and examines the relative strengths and weaknesses of each method. The set of loops to be modeled varied in length from 4-12 amino(More)
The inhibition of DPP-IV by saxagliptin has been proposed to occur through formation of a covalent but reversible complex. To evaluate further the mechanism of inhibition, we determined the X-ray crystal structure of the DPP-IV:saxagliptin complex. This structure reveals covalent attachment between S630 and the inhibitor nitrile carbon (C-O distance <1.3(More)
In this report, we describe the discovery and characterization of a novel biarylhydrazone series of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitors typified by the prototype WIN 41662 (3-phenyl-N1-[1-(4-pytidyl)pyrimidine]hydrazone). WIN 41662 inhibited PDGF-stimulated autophosphorylation of PDGF receptors from human vascular(More)
The in vitro biological characterization of a series of 4-(alkylamino)-1,4-dihydroquinolines is reported. These compounds are novel inhibitors of voltage-activated n-type potassium ion (K+) channels in human T lymphocytes. This series, identified from random screening, was found to inhibit [125I]charybdotoxin binding to n-type K+ channels with IC50 values(More)
Dipeptidyl peptidase-IV (DPP-IV) is a serine protease with a signature Asp-His-Ser motif at the active site. Our pH data suggest that Gly-Pro-pNA cleavage catalyzed by DPP-IV is facilitated by an ionization of a residue with a pK of 7.2 +/- 0.1. By analogy to other serine proteases this pK is suggestive of His-Asp assisted Ser addition to the P1 carbonyl(More)
A series of 4,1-benzoxazepinone analogues of efavirenz (Sustiva) as potent NNRTIs has been discovered. The cis-3-alkylbenzoxazepinones are more potent then the trans isomers and can be synthesized preferentially by a novel stereoselective cyclization. The best compounds are potent orally bioavailable inhibitors of both wild-type HIV-1 and its clinically(More)
The preparation of a series of quinazoline-2,4-diones, 1-3, and pyrrolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine-2,4-diones, 4-8 is described. A small number of quinazolinedione analogs were identified from random screening to possess low micromolar (1.3-4.4 microM) potency in the nuclear factor of activated T cells-1-regulated beta-galactosidase expression assay. An expanded(More)
Aberrant Class I PI3K signaling is a key factor contributing to many immunological disorders and cancers. We have identified 4-amino pyrrolotriazine as a novel chemotype that selectively inhibits PI3Kδ signaling despite not binding to the specificity pocket of PI3Kδ isoform. Structure activity relationship (SAR) led to the identification of compound 30 that(More)
Heterocyclic amide isosteres were incorporated into a phenylglycine-based tissue factor/factor VIIa (TF-FVIIa) inhibitor chemotype, providing potent inhibitors. An X-ray co-crystal structure of phenylimidazole 19 suggested that an imidazole nitrogen atom effectively mimics an amide carbonyl, while the phenyl ring forms key hydrophobic interactions with the(More)