Eugene L. Stewart

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Transcriptional regulation by the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) is mediated by hormone binding, receptor dimerization, and coactivator recruitment. Here, we report the crystal structure of the human GR ligand binding domain (LBD) bound to dexamethasone and a coactivator motif derived from the transcriptional intermediary factor 2. Despite structural(More)
Ligand binding is the first step in hormone regulation of mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) activity. Here, we report multiple crystal structures of MR (NR3C2) bound to both agonist and antagonists. These structures combined with mutagenesis studies reveal that maximal receptor activation involves an intricate ligand-mediated hydrogen bond network with Asn770(More)
Selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) have been suggested as therapeutic agents for treatment of gynecological disorders. One such SPRM, asoprisnil, was recently in clinical trials for treatment of uterine fibroids and endometriosis. We present the crystal structures of progesterone receptor (PR) ligand binding domain complexed with asoprisnil(More)
A series of 1,3,5-triazine-based estrogen receptor (ER) modulators that are modestly selective for the ERbeta subtype are reported. Compound 1, which displayed modest potency and selectivity for ERbeta vs ERalpha, was identified via high-throughput screening utilizing an ERbeta SPA-based binding assay. Subsequent analogue preparation resulted in the(More)
Feedlot producers could optimize the value of cattle in a given market grid if they were able to improve the uniformity of the body composition between cattle among loads. Allelic variation due to a single nucleotide transition (cytosine [C] to thymine [T] transition that results in a Arg25Cys) has been demonstrated to be associated with higher leptin mRNA(More)
After binding to an activating ligand, such as corticosteroid, the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) performs an impressive array of functions ranging from nuclear translocation, oligomerization, cofactor/kinase/transcription factor association, and DNA binding. One of the central functions of the receptor is to regulate gene expression, an activity triggered by(More)
Although progesterone, the natural ligand of the progesterone receptor (PR), has a hydrogen atom at the 17alpha position, other potent steroid agonists such as norethindrone and mometasone furoate have larger substituents at this position that are accommodated by the PR ligand binding pocket. Crystallographic analysis of PR ligand binding domain complexes(More)
Case reports of four girls and one boy with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) or acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and t(4;11) are presented. The incidence of t(4;11) ascertained at diagnosis in ALL was 2.6% and in AML 5.3%. Four of the children were under 2 years and one was 11 years at diagnosis. Leucocyte counts above 71 X 10(9)/l and liver, spleen and(More)
Earlier results suggested that although the N-deoxyribosyltransferase from lactobacilli is a convenient tool for the preparation of analogs of 2'-deoxyadenosine, 8-substituted purines do not act as substrates. However, eight of nine 8-substituted purines that were examined proved to be substrates for the transferase from Lactobacillus leichmannii, and(More)
An X-ray crystal structure is reported for the novel enhanced-affinity glucocorticoid agonist fluticasone furoate (FF) in the ligand binding domain of the glucocorticoid receptor. Comparison of this structure with those of dexamethasone and fluticasone propionate shows the 17 alpha furoate ester to occupy more fully the lipophilic 17 alpha pocket on the(More)