Eric Beausoleil

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beta-Amyloid peptides (Abeta) that form the senile plaques of Alzheimer disease consist mainly of 40- and 42-amino acid (Abeta 40 and Abeta 42) peptides generated from the cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein (APP). Generation of Abeta involves beta-secretase and gamma-secretase activities and is regulated by membrane trafficking of the proteins(More)
The highly similar aldehyde dehydrogenase isozymes (ALDH1A1 and ALDH2) have been implicated in the metabolism of toxic biogenic aldehydes such as 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetaldehyde (DOPAL) and 4-hydroxy-2E-nonenal. We report the down-regulation of ALDH1A1 mRNA found in substantia nigra tissue of human Parkinson's disease (PD) samples using the Genome-Wide(More)
While nature exploits folded biopolymers to achieve molecular recognition and catalysis, comparable abiological heteropolymer systems have been difficult to create. We synthesized and identified abiological peptoid heteroploymers capable of binding a dye. Using combinatorial synthesis, we constructed a library of 3400 amphiphilic 15-mer peptoids on an(More)
The influence of alkyl 3-position substituents on the rate of amide isomerization N-terminal to proline and hydroxyproline has been explored via the synthesis and analysis of (2S)-N-(acetyl)proline N′-methylamide (1), (2S,4R)and (2S,4S)-N-acetyl-4-hydroxyproline N′-methylamides 2 and 3, and their respective 3,3-dimethyl analogues 4-6. The relative(More)
The synthesis of a series of berberine, phenantridine and isoquinoline derivatives was realized to explore their Rho GTPase nucleotide inhibitory activity. The compounds were evaluated in a nucleotide binding competition assay against Rac1, Rac1b, Cdc42 and in a cellular Rac GTPase activation assay. The insertion of 19 AA in the splice variant Rac1b is(More)
Tumor blood vessels are an important emerging target for anticancer therapy. Here, we characterize the in vitro antiproliferative and antiangiogenic properties of the synthetic small molecule, 7-ethoxy-4-(3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl)isoquinolin-8-amine dihydrochloride, EHT 6706, a novel microtubule-disrupting agent that targets the colchicine-binding site to(More)
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