Chris Doucette

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Drug-induced valvular heart disease (VHD) is a serious side effect of a few medications, including some that are on the market. Pharmacological studies of VHD-associated medications (e.g., fenfluramine, pergolide, methysergide, and cabergoline) have revealed that they and/or their metabolites are potent 5-hydroxytryptamine(2B) (5-HT(2B)) receptor agonists.(More)
The chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed on T(H)2 cells (CRTH-2), also found on eosinophils and basophils, is a prostaglandin D2 receptor involved in the recruitment of these cell types during an inflammatory response. In this report, we describe the synthesis and optimization of a ramatroban isostere that is a selective and potent(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent cervical infection with high-risk [HR] HPV is a causative factor for cancer. Liquid-based [L-Pap] Pap samples are convenient for HPV testing and SurePath samples have been least studied. Most HPV tests have multiple step protocols and testing laboratories experience large volumes of samples. OBJECTIVES Using SurePath L-Pap residual(More)
Seven-transmembrane (7TM) receptors play an essential role in the regulation of a wide variety of physiological processes, making them one of the top target classes for pharmaceuticals. 7TM receptor function is mediated and modulated through 2 primary processes: G-protein and beta-arrestin signaling. Classically, it has been recognized that these 2(More)
CRTh2 (DP(2)) is a prostaglandin D(2) receptor implicated in the recruitment of eosinophils and basophils within the asthmatic lung. Here we report the discovery of a novel series of 3-indolyl sultam antagonists with low nM affinity for CRTh2. These compounds proved to be selective over the other primary prostaglandin D(2) receptor (DP1) as well as the(More)
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