David P. Carney

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Calorie restriction extends lifespan and produces a metabolic profile desirable for treating diseases of ageing such as type 2 diabetes. SIRT1, an NAD+-dependent deacetylase, is a principal modulator of pathways downstream of calorie restriction that produce beneficial effects on glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity. Resveratrol, a polyphenolic SIRT1(More)
SIRT1 is a protein deacetylase that has emerged as a therapeutic target for the development of activators to treat diseases of aging. SIRT1-activating compounds (STACs) have been developed that produce biological effects consistent with direct SIRT1 activation. At the molecular level, the mechanism by which STACs activate SIRT1 remains elusive. In the(More)
Calorie restriction (CR) produces a number of health benefits and ameliorates diseases of aging such as type 2 diabetes. The components of the pathways downstream of CR may provide intervention points for developing therapeutics for treating diseases of aging. The NAD+-dependent protein deacetylase SIRT1 has been implicated as one of the key downstream(More)
SIRT1 is an NAD(+)-dependent protein deacetylase that appears to produce beneficial effects on metabolic parameters such as glucose and insulin homeostasis. Activation of SIRT1 by resveratrol (1) has been shown to modulate insulin resistance, increase mitochondrial content and prolong survival in lower organisms and in mice on a high fat diet. Herein, we(More)
A series of imidazo[1,2-b]thiazole derivatives is shown to activate the NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase SIRT1, a potential new therapeutic target to treat various metabolic disorders. This series of compounds was derived from a high throughput screening hit bearing an oxazolopyridine core. Water-solubilizing groups could be installed conveniently at either the(More)
We report on the thyroid involvement with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) in a 3-year-old male. The patient presented with goiter and primary hypothyroidism. His goiter caused life-threatening airway obstruction. He developed locally invasive disease 4 years after his response to LCH therapy. LCH should be suspected as a cause of goiter and(More)
SIRT3 is a key mitochondrial protein deacetylase proposed to play key roles in regulating mitochondrial metabolism but there has been considerable debate about its actual size, the sequences required for activity, and its subcellular localization. A previously cloned mouse SIRT3 has high sequence similarity with the C-terminus of human SIRT3 but lacks an(More)