David G. Hangauer

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Interactive computer graphics was used as a tool in studying the cleavage mechanism of the model substrate Z-Phe-Phe-Leu-Trp by the zinc endopeptidase thermolysin. Two Michaelis complexes and three binding orientations of the tetrahedral intermediate to the crystal structure of thermolysin were investigated. Our results indicate that a Michaelis complex,(More)
3511 Background: Src kinase is central to the proliferation, apoptosis and metastasis of tumor cells. KX2-391 is a synthetic, orally bioavailable small molecule Src tyrosine kinase signaling inhibitor. KX2-391 is distinct from all other known Src kinase inhibitors in targeting the peptide substrate-binding site and not the ATP-binding site. KX2-391 is the(More)
KX2-391 is an oral non-ATP-competitive inhibitor of Src kinase and tubulin polymerization. In phase 1 trials, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) declines were seen in patients with advanced prostate cancer. We conducted a single-arm phase 2 study evaluating KX2-391 in men with chemotherapy-naïve bone-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). We(More)
An inhibitor of the insulin receptor tyrosine kinase (IRTK), (hydroxy-2-naphthalenyl-methyl) phosphonic acid, was designed and synthesized and was shown to be an inhibitor of the biological effects of insulin in vitro. With a wheat germ purified human placental insulin receptor preparation, this compound inhibited the insulin-stimulated autophosphorylation(More)
Background Src kinase is central to tumor cell proliferation, apoptosis, and metastasis. KX2-391 is a synthetic, orally bioavailable small molecule inhibitor of Src tyrosine kinase (TK) signaling and tubulin polymerization. This compound is distinct from other Src kinase inhibitors by targeting the peptide substrate rather than the ATP binding site; the(More)
KX2-391 (KX-01/Kinex Pharmaceuticals), N-benzyl-2-(5-(4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)acetamide, is a highly selective Src substrate binding site inhibitor. To understand better the role of pyridine ring and N-benzylsubstitution in KX2-391 and establish the structure-activity relationship, a number of N-benzyl substituted(More)
The field of medicinal chemistry aims to design and optimize small molecule leads into drug candidates that may positively interfere with pathological disease situations in humans or combat the growth of infective pathogens. From the plethora of crystal structures of protein-inhibitor complexes we have learned how molecules recognize each other(More)
A novel scaffold system for the generation of diversity libraries has been designed which allows for rapid modification not only of functional groups, but their spatial arrangements as well. The biphenyl scaffold allows for display of three or four diverse functional groups in a wide variety of spatial arrangements depending on the substitution pattern(More)
The expressions of c-Src and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) were studied in 65 Chinese patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by immunohistochemistry using rabbit monoclonal antibodies. Expressions of total Src, an active form of Src, and FAK were found in 44/65 (67.7%), 36/45 (55.4%), and 33/56 (58.9%) HCC cases, respectively. There was a good(More)