Gary C Davis

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Phenytoin (DPH) is a clinically useful sodium (Na) channel blocker with efficacy against partial and generalized seizures. We have developed a novel hydantoin compound (HA) using comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) and evaluated its effects on hNa(v)1.2 channels. Both DPH and HA demonstrated affinity for resting (K(r)=13.9microM for HA,(More)
Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is postulated to affect brain Aβ levels through multiple mechanisms--by altering amyloid precursor protein (APP) processing, Aβ degradation, and Aβ clearance. We previously showed that an apoE-derived peptide containing a double repeat of the receptor-binding region was similarly effective in increasing APP processing in vivo. Here,(More)
Nucleophilic imine additions with vinyl organometallics have developed into efficient, high yielding, and robust methodologies to generate structurally diverse allylic amines. We have used the hydrozirconation-transmetalation-imine addition protocol in the synthesis of allylic amine intermediates for peptide bond isosteres, phosphatase inhibitors, and(More)
Voltage-gated sodium channels are known to be expressed in neurons and other excitable cells. Recently, voltage-gated sodium channels have been found to be expressed in human prostate cancer cells. α-Hydroxy-α-phenylamides are a new class of small molecules that have demonstrated potent inhibition of voltage-gated sodium channels. The hydroxyamide motif, an(More)
Sodium (Na) channel blockers are known to possess antihyperalgesic properties. We have designed and synthesized a novel Na channel antagonist, alpha-hydroxyphenylamide, and determined its ability to inhibit both TTX-sensitive (TTX-s) and TTX-resistant (TTX-r) Na currents from small dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons. alpha-Hydroxyphenylamide tonically(More)
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