Dennis M Roland

Learn More
The ability of various phenylalkylamines to inhibit the binding of [3H]tryptamine to rat frontal/parietal cortical membranes was examined in vitro. Affinity for [3H]tryptamine binding sites improved as the alkyl side chain was extended to include four carbons or when a methoxy group was added at the para position of the ring. One compound,(More)
The matrix metalloproteinase enzyme MMP-13 plays a key role in the degradation of type II collagen in cartilage and bone in osteoarthritis (OA). An effective MMP-13 inhibitor would therefore be a novel disease modifying therapy for the treatment of arthritis. Our efforts have resulted in the discovery of a series of carboxylic acid inhibitors of MMP-13 that(More)
FUT-175 is a synthetic protease inhibitor and an inhibitor of the classical and alternate pathways of complement activation. In human serum, FUT-175 inhibited C3a, C4a and C5a generation induced by heat aggregated IgG, zymosan and Cobra venom factor with IC50 values in the range of 3-43 microM depending on the stimulus and the fragments. To assess in vivo(More)
An intrapleural injection of carrageenan in rats induced LTB4 and LTC4/D4/E4 biosynthesis, exudate formation, and cellular influx in the pleural cavity. An injection of calcium ionophore (A23187, 100nmol) 16–18h after carrageenan injection augmented leukotriene biosynthesis and exudate formation, but not cellular influx. The carrageenan-induced pleurisy(More)
Naphthoquinones are known to inhibit 5-lipoxygenase. In particular, CGS 8515 (methyl 2-[(3,4-dihydro-3,4-dioxo-1-naphthalenyl)amino]benzoate) has been studied in detail. However this potent and selective 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor has a short duration of action and poor bioavailability. To improve the duration of action we have prepared a series of carbon(More)
  • 1