Emily J. Adams

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MUC5B is the predominant polymeric mucin in human saliva [Thornton, Khan, Mehrotra, Howard, Veerman, Packer and Sheehan (1999) Glycobiology 9, 293-302], where it contributes to oral cavity hydration and protection. More recently, the gene for another putative polymeric mucin, MUC19, has been shown to be expressed in human salivary glands [Chen, Zhao,(More)
The ability to chemically couple proteins to LHN-fragments of clostridial neurotoxins and create novel molecules with selectivity for cells other than the natural target cell of the native neurotoxin is well established. Such molecules are able to inhibit exocytosis in the target cell and have the potential to be therapeutically beneficial where secretion(More)
A systematic structure-activity exploration of the carboxylic acid region in a series of indole- or indazole-derived leukotriene antagonists 1 led to several discoveries. Use of the 3-methoxy-p-tolyl fragment (illustrated in acid 1) for connecting the indole and the acidic site provides the most potent carboxylic acids 1, tetrazoles 20, and aryl(More)
The synthesis and biological characterization of a series of stable leukotriene analogues (2) are reported. They are derivatives of (5S,6R,7Z)-6-peptidyl-5-hydroxy-9-phenyl-7-nonenoic acid, in which the phenyl group is variously substituted with a heptanyl, 2-heptenyl, or hexanyloxy chain (R1) and the peptide is either glutathionyl, cysteinylglycinyl, or(More)
The synthesis and biological characterization of a series of novel leukotriene antagonists and agonists are reported. All of these compounds are derivatives of (5S,6R,7Z)-5-hydroxy-6-mercapto-9-phenyl-7-nonenoic acid. One of the more potent compounds is (5S,6R,7Z)-6-[[(4-carboxy-2-methoxyphenyl)methyl]thio]-5-hydroxy-9 -(4- heptylphenyl)-7-nonenoic acid(More)
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