Chakrapani Subramanyam

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Because of its requirement for signaling by multiple cytokines, Janus kinase 3 (JAK3) is an excellent target for clinical immunosuppression. We report the development of a specific, orally active inhibitor of JAK3, CP-690,550, that significantly prolonged survival in a murine model of heart transplantation and in cynomolgus monkeys receiving kidney(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) poses a serious public health threat to the United States. Disease-modifying drugs slowing AD progression are in urgent need, but they are still unavailable. According to the amyloid cascade hypothesis, inhibition of β- or γ-secretase, key enzymes for the production of amyloid β (Aβ), may be viable mechanisms for the treatment of(More)
A series of permanently charged benzo[b]quinolizinium cations having lower lipophilicity than MK-801 or phencyclidine (PCP) were synthesized. Data relating agonist independent block of N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) ion channels to log D are described. Closed channel access is predicted to result in a more noncompetitive profile of antagonism compared to(More)
6,11-Ethano-12,12-diaryl-6,11-dihydrobenzo[b]quinolizinium cations 8, a novel class of N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists acting at the phencyclidine site, have been identified. Structure-activity relationship studies around the lead compound 8a led to the identification of 12g (WIN 67870-2), one of the most potent compounds in this series. Compound(More)
The synthesis and in vitro and in vivo evaluation of 12,13-cycloalkyl-6,11-ethanobenzo[b]-quinolizidines, a new class of noncompetitive N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) antagonists acting at the PCP site on the NMDA receptor complex, is reported. Structure-activity relationship studies led to the identification of 10-hydroxy-(6 alpha,11 alpha,11 alpha(More)
A series of novel N-methyl-D-aspartate antagonists acting at the phencyclidine site has been identified. Compound 2 has a Ki = 8 +/- 1 nM (vs [3H]thienylcyclidine, [3H]TCP) as a mixture of enantiomers. Resolution and further testing indicate that (-)-2, Ki = 4 +/- 0.7 nM, is a potent and selective TCP site ligand with neuroprotective activity in cultured(More)
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