Gary A. Flynn

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In the present study we characterize key activities of an agent designed to simultaneously inhibit angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) and neutral endopeptidase (NEP). MDL 100,240 is a thioester prodrug of MDL 100,173, which is a potent competitive inhibitor of both ACE and NEP in vitro. MDL 100,240 was shown in an ex vivo study to inhibit both of these(More)
1. Aquaporins (AQPs) are targets for drug discovery for basic research and medicine. Human diseases involving fluid imbalances and oedema are of major concern and involve tissues in which AQPs are expressed. The range of functional properties of AQPs is continuing to expand steadily with ongoing research in the field. 2. Gating domains in AQPs are molecular(More)
Autosomal recessive spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has been mapped to a 6-cM interval on chromosome 5q12–13.3, flanked proximally by locus D5S6 and distally by locus D5S112. In this study we describe the isolation of two new microsatellite markers (EF1/2a and EF13/14) near locus D5S125, which lies 2 cM distal to D5S6. We show by linkage analysis and the(More)
A series of diaryl- and fluorenone-based analogs of the lead compound UA-62784 [4-(5-(4-methoxyphenyl)oxazol-2-yl)-9H-fluoren-9-one] was synthesized with the intention of improving upon the selective cytotoxicity of UA-62784 against human pancreatic cancer cell lines with a deletion of the tumor suppressor gene deleted in pancreas cancer locus 4 (DPC-4,(More)
Pancreatic carcinoma is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer. Novel targets and therapeutic options are needed to aid in the treatment of pancreatic cancer. The compound UA62784 is a novel fluorenone with inhibitory activity against the centromere protein E (CENP-E) kinesin-like protein. UA62784 was isolated due to its selectivity in isogenic(More)
Aquaporin (AQP) water channels, essential for fluid homeostasis, are expressed in perivascular brain end-feet regions of astroglia (AQP4) and in choroid plexus (AQP1). At a high concentration, the loop diuretic bumetanide has been shown to reduce rat brain edema after ischemic stroke by blocking Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransport. We hypothesized that an(More)
The synthesis and optimization of a series of orally bioavailable 1-(1H-indol-4-yl)-3,5-disubstituted benzene analogues as antimitotic agents are described. A functionalized dibromobenzene intermediate was used as a key scaffold, which when modified by sequential Suzuki coupling and Buchwald-Hartwig amination provided a flexible entry to(More)
Aquaporin-1 (AQP1) facilitates the osmotic transport of water across the capillary endothelium, among other cell types, and thereby has a substantial role in ultrafiltration during peritoneal dialysis. At present, pharmacologic agents that enhance AQP1-mediated water transport, which would be expected to increase the efficiency of peritoneal dialysis, are(More)
The scaffold of 3,5-diaryl-1H-pyrazole was selected as a molecular template to synthesize novel growth-inhibitory agents in the present study. Our findings suggested that analogs bearing electron-withdrawing groups on one ring while electron-donating groups on another reveal significant activities. In particular, 26 bearing a 1,1'-biphenyl moiety displayed(More)