Dick Cournoyer

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Advances in biotechnology have brought gene therapy to the forefront of medical research. The feasibility of gene transfer was first demonstrated in experiments using tumour viruses. This led to the development of a variety of viral and nonviral methods for the genetic modification of somatic cells. Two main approaches emerged: in-vivo modification, in(More)
Starting with a high-throughput screening lead, a novel series of CCR5 antagonists was developed utilizing an information-based approach. Improvement of pharmacokinetic properties for the series was pursued by SAR exploration of the lead template. The synthesis, SAR and biological profiles of the series are described.
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