Ewell R Cook

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New tert-butyl, picolyl and fluorinated analogues of capromorelin (3), a short-acting growth hormone secretagogue (GHS), were prepared as part of a program to identify long-acting GHSs that increase 24-h plasma IGF-1 levels. Compounds 4c and 4d (ACD LogD values >or=2.9) displayed extended plasma elimination half-lives in dogs, primarily due to high volumes(More)
The X-ray crystal structure of a 19 kDa active fragment of human fibroblast collagenase has been determined by the multiple isomorphous replacement method and refined at 1.56 A resolution to an R-factor of 17.4%. The current structure includes a bound hydroxamate inhibitor, 88 waters and three metal atoms (two zincs and a calcium). The overall topology of(More)
Zoniporide (CP-597,396) is a potent and selective inhibitor of NHE-1, which exhibits high aqueous solubility and acceptable pharmacokinetics for intravenous administration. The discovery, synthesis, activities, and rat and dog pharmacokinetics of this compound are presented. The potency and selectivity of zoniporide may be due to the conformation that the(More)
Novel pyrazolinone-piperidine dipeptide derivatives were synthesized and evaluated as growth hormone secretagogues (GHSs). Two analogues, capromorelin (5, CP-424391-18, hGHS-R1a K(i)=7 nM, rat pituicyte EC(50)=3 nM) and the des-methyl analogue 5c (hGHS-R1a K(i)=17 nM, rat pituicyte EC(50)=3 nM), increased plasma GH levels in an anesthesized rat model, with(More)
In this study, structure-based drug design of matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors [human fibroblast collagenase (HFC), human fibroblast stromelysin (HFS), and human neutrophil collagenase (HNC)] was utilized in the development of potent hydroxamates which contain novel, heteroatom-based modifications of the P1' group. A series containing a P1' butyramide(More)
Hypersensitivity reactions to the drug abacavir, used to treat HIV/AIDS patients, is associated with possession of HLA-B*57:01. We have carefully assessed two commercially available HLA-B57/B58 murine monoclonal antibodies [0196HA and BIH0243 (One Lambda Inc.)] in a simple flow cytometry-based assay. The evaluation involved tests on 228 reference and random(More)
We report here the backbone 1HN, 15N, 13C alpha, 13CO, and 1H alpha NMR assignments for the catalytic domain of human fibroblast collagenase (HFC). Three independent assignment pathways (matching 1H, 13C alpha, and 13CO resonances) were used to establish sequential connections. The connections using 13C alpha resonances were obtained from HNCOCA and HNCA(More)