Donald B. Bennett

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Many 3-aryl-4-(1,2,3,4-tetrahydro[1,4]diazepino[6,7,1-hi]indol-7-yl)maleimides exhibit potent GSK3 inhibitory activity (<100 nM IC(50)), although few show significant selectivity (>100x) versus CDK2, CDK4, or PKCbetaII. However, combining 3-(imidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-3-yl), 3-(pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-3-yl) or aza-analogs with a(More)
The kinetics of aminoglycoside binding to renal brush border and basolateral membrane vesicles from rat renal cortex were studied by using [3H]amikacin. [3H]amikacin binding to renal membranes was found to be a rapid, saturable process with a fourfold greater affinity for basolateral membranes than for brush border membranes (Kd basolateral = 607 microM; Kd(More)
We prepared clathrin-coated vesicles from bovine forebrain utilizing sucrose or deuterium oxide-Ficoll density gradient centrifugation followed by permeation chromatography. Homogeneity was monitored by electron microscopy (EM) and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). EM revealed that the predominant (up to 98% of the total)(More)
The beta-lactam antibiotics imipenem-cilastatin, BMY-26225, and cefazolin significantly lowered the convulsive threshold of pentylenetetrazole in mice. In addition, imipenem-cilastatin and cefazolin were found to inhibit 3H-labeled gamma-aminobutyric acid binding to synaptic membranes from rat brains. Our results suggest that the pentylenetetrazole(More)
To gauge the experimental variability associated with Biacore analysis, 36 different investigators analyzed a small molecule/enzyme interaction under similar conditions. Acetazolamide (222 g/mol) binding to carbonic anhydrase II (CAII; 30000 Da) was chosen as a model system. Both reagents were stable and their interaction posed a challenge to measure(More)
The development of potent antithrombotic agents from the fibrinogen platelet receptor binding sequences Fg-alpha 572-575 -Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser- and Fg-gamma 400-411 -HHLGGAKQAGDV, believed to be a cryptic RGD-type sequence, is described. The tetrapeptide Ac-RGDS-NH2 itself is capable of inhibiting platelet aggregation in vitro at high concentrations, IC50 91.3(More)
To examine the kinetics of opioid receptor binding, the agonists [D-Ala2-D-Leu5]enkephalin (DADL) and [D-Ala2-MePhe4-Gly-ol5]enkephalin (DAGO) and the antagonists diprenorphine and naltrexone were used with bovine hippocampal synaptic plasma membranes. By computer modeling of equilibrium binding displacement curves utilizing the LIGAND program, we found(More)
A surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor was used to study the interaction of human interleukin-5 (hIL5) with its receptor. IL5 is a major growth factor in the production and activation of eosinophils. The receptor for IL5 is composed of two subunits, alpha and beta. The alpha subunit provides the specificity for IL5 and consists of an extracellular(More)
This study compared the anti-platelet effect of Ac-RGDS-NH2 which is a peptide fragment from fibrinogen to Ac-RGES-NH2 in which the aspartic acid (D) of Ac-RGDS-NH2 has been replaced by glutamic acid (E). When Ac-RGDS-NH2 was infused intracoronary at concentrations of 100-400 mM, acute platelet-dependent thrombus formation in the dog coronary artery was(More)
The initial event in the renal tubular reabsorption of nephrotoxic aminoglycosides involves binding to brush border membranes. This primary event was measured in renal brush border membrane vesicles prepared from rat renal cortex utilizing [3H]gentamicin. In order to gain structure-activity information regarding this interaction the effect of substances(More)