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Regulatory recommendations for providing bioanalytical support for biological therapeutics have co-evolved with the increasing success of these unique pharmaceuticals. Immunoassays have been used to quantify biological macromolecules for more than 50 years. These assays rely on the use of antigen-specific antibodies. More recently, LC-MS methods have being(More)
Using knowledge of the substrate specificity of cPLA(2) (phospholipases A(2)), a novel series of inhibitors of this enzyme were designed based upon a three point model of inhibitor binding to the enzyme active site comprising a lipophilic anchor, an electrophilic serine "trap", and an acidic binding moiety. The resulting 1,3-diheteroatom-substituted(More)
To provide better customer service, NCJRS has made this Federally-funded grant final report available electronically in addition to traditional paper copies. Opinions or points of view expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official position or policies of the U.S. The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit research organization(More)
OSI-7836 (4'-thio-beta-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine) is a novel nucleoside analog in phase I clinical development for the treatment of cancer. As with other nucleoside analogs, the proposed mechanism of action involves phosphorylation to the triphosphate form followed by incorporation into cellular DNA, leading to cell death. This hypothesis has been examined(More)
Methods started in discovery are optimized as they progress through preclinical and clinical development. Making a robust assay includes testing individual steps for consistency and points of failure. Assays may be transferred, optimized and revalidated several times. A rugged assay will not only meet regulatory requirements, but will execute with a low(More)
Pharmaceutical drug development is a complex and lengthy process, requiring excellent project and laboratory management skills. Bioanalysis anchors drug safety and efficacy with systemic and site of action exposures. Development of scientific talent and a willingness to innovate or adopt new technology is essential. Taking unnecessary risks, however, should(More)
Infection with human rhinovirus (HRV) is thought to result in acute respiratory exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD). Consequently, prevention of HRV infection may provide therapeutic benefit to these patients. As all major group HRV serotypes infect cells via an interaction between viral coat proteins and intercellular adhesion(More)
The high lipophilicity of a series of cytosolic phospholipase A(2) inhibitors has been reduced by the modification of a decyloxyphenyl chain designed to mimic the arachidonyl group of the natural substrate. These changes have resulted in an improvement in the whole cell potency of the inhibitors.