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The activity of the c-Kit receptor protein-tyrosine kinase is tightly regulated in normal cells, whereas deregulated c-Kit kinase activity is implicated in the pathogenesis of human cancers. The c-Kit juxtamembrane region is known to have an autoinhibitory function; however the precise mechanism by which c-Kit is maintained in an autoinhibited state is not(More)
Modulation of the acetylation state of histones plays a pivotal role in the regulation of gene expression. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) catalyze the removal of acetyl groups from lysines near the N termini of histones. This reaction promotes the condensation of chromatin, leading to repression of transcription. HDAC deregulation has been linked to several(More)
Farnesyl pyrophosphate synthetase (FPPS) synthesizes farnesyl pyrophosphate through successive condensations of isopentyl pyrophosphate with dimethylallyl pyrophosphate and geranyl pyrophosphate. Nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate drugs used to treat osteoclast-mediated bone resorption and tumor-induced hypercalcemia are potent inhibitors of the enzyme.(More)
Siderophore binding proteins play a key role in the uptake of iron in many gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. FhuD is a soluble periplasmic binding protein that transports ferrichrome and other hydroxamate siderophores. The crystal structure of FhuD from Escherichia coli in complex with the ferrichrome homolog gallichrome has been determined at 1.9 ¿(More)
Structure based drug design of a series of novel 1,4-benzoxazin-3-one derived PARP-1 inhibitors are described. The synthesis, enzymatic & cellular activities and pharmacodynamic effects are described. Optimized analogs demonstrated inhibition of poly-ADP-ribosylation in SW620 tumor bearing nude mice through 24h following a single dose.
Glycogen synthase kinase 3beta (GSK-3beta) inhibition is expected to be a promising therapeutic approach for treating Alzheimer's disease. Previously we reported a series of 1,3,4-oxadiazole derivatives as potent and highly selective GSK-3beta inhibitors, however, the representative compounds 1a,b showed poor pharmacokinetic profiles. Efforts were made to(More)
Herein, we describe the design, synthesis, and structure-activity relationships of novel benzylpyrazole acylsulfonamides as non-thiazolidinedione (TZD), non-carboxylic-acid-based peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ agonists. Docking model analysis of in-house weak agonist 2 bound to the reported PPARγ ligand binding domain suggested that(More)
The co-crystal structure of the human acetyl-coenzyme A 2 (ACC2) carboxyl transferase domain and the reported compound CP-640186 (1b) suggested that two carbonyl groups are essential for potent ACC2 inhibition. By focusing on enhancing the interactions between the two carbonyl groups and the amino acid residues Gly(2162) and Glu(2230), we used ligand- and(More)
UDP-N-acetylmuramic acid:L-alanine ligase (MurC) catalyzes the addition of the first amino acid to the cytoplasmic precursor of the bacterial cell wall peptidoglycan. The crystal structures of Haemophilus influenzae MurC in complex with its substrate UDP-N-acetylmuramic acid (UNAM) and Mg(2+) and of a fully assembled MurC complex with its product(More)
Glycogen synthase kinase-3beta (GSK-3beta) is implicated in abnormal hyperphosphorylation of tau protein and its inhibitors are expected to be a promising therapeutic agents for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Here we report design, synthesis and structure-activity relationships of a novel series of oxadiazole derivatives as GSK-3beta inhibitors.(More)