Christopher T Saeui

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In prior work we reported that advanced stage, drug-resistant pancreatic cancer cells (the SW1990 line) can be sensitized to the EGFR-targeting tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) erlotinib and gefitinib by treatment with 1,3,4-O-Bu3ManNAc (Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2015) 25(6):1223-7). Here we provide mechanistic insights into how this compound inhibits EGFR(More)
Metabolic glycoengineering is a specialization of metabolic engineering that focuses on using small molecule metabolites to manipulate biosynthetic pathways responsible for oligosaccharide and glycoconjugate production. As outlined in this article, this technique has blossomed in mammalian systems over the past three decades but has made only modest(More)
Replacement of the phenyl ring in our previous (morpholinomethyl)aniline carboxamide cannabinoid receptor ligands with a pyridine ring led to the discovery of a novel chemical series of CB2 ligands. Compound 3, that is, 2,2-dimethyl-N-(5-methyl-4-(morpholinomethyl)pyridin-2-yl)butanamide was identified as a potent and selective CB2 agonist exhibiting in(More)
In this study, we investigated the use of metabolic oligosaccharide engineering and bio-orthogonal ligation reactions combined with lectin microarray and mass spectrometry to analyze sialoglycoproteins in the SW1990 human pancreatic cancer line. Specifically, cells were treated with the azido N-acetylmannosamine analog, 1,3,4-Bu3ManNAz, to label(More)
Metastatic human pancreatic cancer cells (the SW1990 line) that are resistant to the EGFR-targeting tyrosine kinase inhibitor drugs (TKI) erlotinib and gefitinib were treated with 1,3,4-O-Bu3ManNAc, a 'metabolic glycoengineering' drug candidate that increased sialylation by ∼2-fold. Consistent with genetic methods previously used to increase EGFR(More)
Sulfamoyl benzamides were identified as a novel series of cannabinoid receptor ligands. Starting from a screening hit 8 that had modest affinity for the cannabinoid CB(2) receptor, a parallel synthesis approach and initial SAR are described, leading to compound 27 with 120-fold functional selectivity for the CB(2) receptor. This compound produced robust(More)
Membranes constitute the interface between the basic unit of life-a single cell-and the outside environment and thus in many ways comprise the ultimate "functional biomaterial". To perform the many and often conflicting functions required in this role, for example to partition intracellular contents from the outside environment while maintaining rapid(More)
Recently sulfamoyl benzamides were identified as a novel series of cannabinoid receptor ligands. Replacing the sulfonamide functionality and reversing the original carboxamide bond led to the discovery of N-(3-(morpholinomethyl)-phenyl)-amides as potent and selective CB(2) agonists. Selective CB(2) agonist 31 (K(i)=2.7; CB(1)/CB(2)=190) displayed robust(More)
Understanding biochemical concepts can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of certain presentations in the emergency department. Knowledge of the biochemistry responsible for certain presentations in the emergency department as well as behind various therapies also provides physicians better insight into the use of specific treatments. This review will(More)
Hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural biomaterial present in healthy joints but depleted in osteoarthritis (OA), has been employed clinically to provide symptomatic relief of joint pain. Joint movement combined with a reduced joint lubrication in osteoarthritic knees can result in increased wear and tear, chondrocyte apoptosis, and inflammation, leading to(More)