Geoff T Halvorsen

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Fat and muscle lipolysis involves functional interactions of adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL), α-β hydrolase domain-containing protein 5 (ABHD5), and tissue-specific perilipins 1 and 5 (PLIN1 and PLIN5). ABHD5 potently activates ATGL, but this lipase-promoting activity is suppressed when ABHD5 is bound to PLIN proteins on lipid droplets. In adipocytes,(More)
The synthesis of siloxacyclopentene-constrained trienes 7 and 10 and studies of their IMDA cycloadditions are described. The use of appropriately chosen thermal or Lewis acid conditions allows for cycloadducts 3-6 to be obtained with high levels of diastereoselectivity. These adducts possess trans-relationships between the hydroxyl group and the adjacent(More)
Current knowledge regarding acute regulation of adipocyte lipolysis is largely based on receptor-mediated activation or inhibition of pathways that influence intracellular levels of cyclic AMP (cAMP), thereby affecting protein kinase A (PKA) activity. We recently identified synthetic ligands of α-β-hydrolase domain containing 5 (ABHD5) that directly(More)
The synthesis and intramolecular Diels-Alder reactions of trienes 5 and 6 with a siloxacyclopentene-constrained dienophile are described. These reactions provide the primary cycloadducts 7 and 8 with high diastereoselectivity. These cycloadducts possess trans-relationships between the ring fusion proton and the adjacent C(1) alkoxy group and can be further(More)
The room temperature palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling of aromatic and heteroaromatic halides with Reformatsky reagents derived from 1-bromocyclopropanecarboxylates provides an exceptionally mild method for enolate α-arylation. The method is tolerant of a wide range of functionalities and dramatically shortens many of the existing routes to access widely(More)
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