Gloria MacEwan

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We discovered 2-(4-substituted-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridin-3-yl)methylene-4-hydroxybenzofuran-3(2H)-ones as potent and selective ATP-competitive inhibitors of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). Since phenolic OH groups pose metabolic liability, one of the two hydroxyl groups was selectively removed. The SAR data showed the structural features necessary for(More)
The SAR of a series of potent sulfonamide hydroxamate TACE inhibitors, all bearing a butynyloxy P1' group, was explored. In particular, compound 5j has excellent in vitro potency against isolated TACE enzyme and in cells, good selectivity over MMP-1 and MMP-9, and oral activity in an in vivo model of TNF-alpha production and a collagen-induced arthritis(More)
Potent and selective TACE and MMP inhibitors utilizing the diazepine and thiazepine ring systems were synthesized and evaluated for biological activity in in vitro and in vivo models of TNF-alpha release. Oral activity in the mouse LPS model of TNF-alpha release was seen. Efficacy in the mouse collagen induced arthritis model was achieved with diazepine 20.
A series of 5-ureidobenzofuranones was discovered as potent and selective inhibitors of mTOR with good cellular activity. Molecular modeling studies revealed several hydrogen bond interactions of the ureido group with the enzyme at the ATP-binding site. Furthermore, modeling showed that the ureido group is best situated at C-5 of the benzofuranone.(More)
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