Dominic Tisi

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Here, we describe the identification of a clinical candidate via structure-based optimization of a ligand efficient pyrazole-benzimidazole fragment. Aurora kinases play a key role in the regulation of mitosis and in recent years have become attractive targets for the treatment of cancer. X-ray crystallographic structures were generated using a novel(More)
Fasciclin I is an insect neural cell adhesion molecule consisting of four FAS1 domains, homologs of which are present in many bacterial, plant, and animal proteins. The crystal structure of FAS1 domains 3 and 4 of Drosophila fasciclin I reveals a novel domain fold, consisting of a seven-stranded beta wedge and a number of alpha helices. The two domains are(More)
Protein tyrosine phosphatases regulate signal transduction pathways involving tyrosine phosphorylation and have been implicated in the development of cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and hypertension. Increasing evidence suggests that the cellular redox state is involved in regulating tyrosine phosphatase activity through the reversible oxidization of(More)
Herein we describe the application of fragment-based drug design to bacterial DNA ligase. X-ray crystallography was used to guide structure-based optimization of a fragment-screening hit to give novel, nanomolar, AMP-competitive inhibitors. The lead compound 13 showed antibacterial activity across a range of pathogens. Data to demonstrate mode of action was(More)
The members of the NSD subfamily of lysine methyl transferases are compelling oncology targets due to the recent characterization of gain-of-function mutations and translocations in several hematological cancers. To date, these proteins have proven intractable to small molecule inhibition. Here, we present initial efforts to identify inhibitors of MMSET(More)
Receptor tyrosine kinases of the Axl family are activated by Gas6, the product of growth arrest-specific gene 6. Gas6-Axl signaling is implicated in cell survival, adhesion, and migration. The receptor-binding site of Gas6 is located within a C-terminal pair of laminin G-like (LG) domains that do not resemble any other receptor tyrosine kinase ligand. We(More)
We describe the structure-guided optimization of the molecular fragments 2-amino-3-benzyloxypyridine 1 (IC(50) 1.3 mM) and 3-(2-(4-pyridyl)ethyl)indole 2 (IC(50) 35 microM) identified using X-ray crystallographic screening of p38alpha MAP kinase. Using two separate case studies, the article focuses on the key compounds synthesized, the structure-activity(More)
Historically chloroquine was used to treat the most deadly form of malaria, caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The selective pressure of chloroquine therapy led to the rapid emergence of chloroquine resistant parasites. Resistance has been attributed to the Plasmodium falciparum Chloroquine Resistance Transporter (PfCRT), an integral membrane(More)
The laminins are large heterotrimeric glycoproteins with fundamental roles in basement membrane architecture and function. The C-terminus of the laminin α chain contains a tandem of five laminin G-like (LG) domains. We report the 2.0 Å crystal structure of the laminin α2 LG4–LG5 domain pair, which harbours binding sites for heparin and the cell surface(More)
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