Elizabeth E. Sugg

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The synthesis of a series of phenethanolamine aniline agonists that contain an aniline ring on the right-hand side of the molecule substituted at the meta position with a benzoic acid or a pyridyl carboxylate is described. Several of the analogues (e.g., 34, 36-38, 40, and 44) have high beta(3) adrenergic receptor (AR) potency and selectivity against(More)
Directed screening of compounds selected from the Glaxo registry file for contractile activity on the isolated guinea pig gallbladder (GPGB) identified a series of 1,5-benzodiazepines with peripheral cholecystokinin (CCK) receptor agonist activity. Agonist efficacy within this series was modulated by variation of substituents on the N1-anilinoacetamide(More)
Analogs of the CCK-A receptor selective agonist Boc-Trp-Lys(Tac)-Asp-MePhe-NH2 (A-71623) were prepared in which the lysine residue was replaced with L-4-aminophenylalanine and D-or L-3-aminophenylalanine. These new analogs were moderately potent antagonists of CCK-8 in the isolated guinea pig gallbladder with exceptional CCK-A receptor selectivity as(More)
A successful prophylactic human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) vaccine must elicit an immune response that will prevent establishment of the persistent viral infection. The only response shown to be effective in this regard is virus-neutralizing antibody directed against the viral gp120 hypervariable V3-loop region. Conjugate immunogens, containing(More)
Intermolecular interactions were determined between a synthetic peptide corresponding to the third extracellular loop and several residues from the adjoining sixth and seventh transmembrane domains of the human cholecystokinin-1 receptor, CCK(1)-R(329-357), and the synthetic agonists Ace-Trp-Lys[NH(epsilon)CONH-o-(MePh)]-Asp-MePhe-NH(2) (GI5269) and the C1(More)
Analogues of leucine-enkephalinamide containing N-terminal cis- or trans-4-(3-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpipecolic acid were prepared to examine the conformational requirements of the N-terminal tyrosyl residue in opioid activity. The diastereomeric amino acids were prepared and purified by semipreparative HPLC before incorporation into the peptide.(More)
An understanding of the molecular basis of drug action provides opportunities for refinement of drug properties and for development of more potent and selective molecules that act at the same biological target. In this work, we have identified the active enantiomers in racemic mixtures of structurally related benzophenone derivatives of 1,5-benzodiazepines,(More)
A series of modifications were made to the C-3 substituent of the 1,5-benzodiazepine CCK-A agonist 1. Replacement of the inner urea NH and addition of a methyl group to generate a C-3 quaternary carbon resulted in acetamide 6, which showed CCK-A receptor binding selectivity and sub-micromolar agonist activity in vitro. Benzodiazepine 6 was active in an in(More)
Analogs of the previously reported 1,5-benzodiazepine peripheral cholecystokinin (CCK-A) receptor agonist 1 were prepared which explore substitution and/or replacement of the C-3 phenyl urea moiety. Agonist efficacy on the isolated guinea pig gallbladder (GPGB) was retained with a variety of substituted ureas and amide analogs. Three compounds were(More)