David C McGowan

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The lymphocyte-specific kinase (Lck) is a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase of the Src family expressed in T cells and natural killer (NK) cells. Genetic evidence in both mice and humans demonstrates that Lck kinase activity is critical for signaling mediated by the T cell receptor (TCR), which leads to normal T cell development and activation. Selective(More)
HCV NS5B polymerase, an essential and virus-specific enzyme, is an important target for drug discovery. Using structure-based design, we optimized a 1,5-benzodiazepine NS5B polymerase inhibitor chemotype into a new sulfone-containing scaffold. The design yielded potent inhibitor (S)-4c (K(D) = 0.79 nM), which has approximately 20-fold greater affinity for(More)
The recognition that aberrant angiogenesis contributes to the pathology of inflammatory diseases, cancer, and myocardial ischemia has generated considerable interest in the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood vessel growth. The receptor tyrosine kinase Tie-2 is expressed primarily by vascular endothelial cells and is critical for embryonic(More)
The lymphocyte-specific kinase (Lck) is a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase of the Src family expressed in T cells and NK cells. Genetic evidence in both mice and humans demonstrates that Lck kinase activity is critical for signaling mediated by the T cell receptor (TCR), which leads to normal T cell development and activation. A small molecule inhibitor of Lck(More)
Starting from the previously reported HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitor BILN 2061, we have used a fast-follower approach to identify a novel series of HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitors in which (i) the P3 amino moiety and its capping group have been truncated, (ii) a sulfonamide is introduced in the P1 cyclopropyl amino acid, (iii) the position 8 of the quinoline(More)
Novel conformationaly constrained 1,6- and 2,6-macrocyclic HCV NS5b polymerase inhibitors, in which either the nitrogen or the phenyl ring in the C2 position of the central indole core is tethered to an acylsulfamide acid bioisostere, have been designed and tested for their anti-HCV potency. This transformational route toward non-zwitterionic finger(More)
Structure-based macrocyclization of a 6-carboxylic acid indole chemotype has yielded potent and selective finger-loop inhibitors of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5B polymerase. Lead optimization in conjunction with in vivo evaluation in rats identified several compounds showing (i) nanomolar potency in HCV replicon cells, (ii) limited toxicity and(More)
Optimization of a novel series of macrocyclic indole-based inhibitors of the HCV NS5b polymerase targeting the finger loop domain led to the discovery of lead compounds exhibiting improved potency in cellular assays and superior pharmacokinetic profile. Further lead optimization performed on the most promising unsaturated-bridged subseries provided the(More)
A novel series of P3-truncated macrocyclic HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitors containing a P2 proline-urea or carbamate scaffold was synthesized. Very potent inhibitors were obtained through the optimization of the macrocycle size, urea and proline substitution, and bioisosteric replacement of the P1 carboxylic acid moiety. Variation of the lipophilicity by(More)