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Adenylyl cyclase (AC) isoforms are implicated in several physiologic processes and disease states, but advancements in the therapeutic targeting of AC isoforms have been limited by the lack of potent and isoform-selective small-molecule modulators. The discovery of AC isoform-selective small molecules is expected to facilitate the validation of AC isoforms(More)
The yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, vectors disease-causing agents that adversely affect human health, most notably the viruses causing dengue and yellow fever. The efficacy of current mosquito control programs is challenged by the emergence of insecticide-resistant mosquito populations, suggesting an urgent need for the development of chemical(More)
Activator of G protein signaling 3 (AGS3) binds Gαi subunits in the GDP-bound state, implicating AGS3 as an important regulator of Gαi-linked receptor (e.g., D2 dopamine and μ-opioid) signaling. We examined the ability of AGS3 to modulate recombinant adenylyl cyclase (AC) type 1 and 2 signaling in HEK293 cells following both acute and persistent activation(More)
Adenylyl cyclase 2 (AC2) is one of nine membrane-bound isoforms of adenylyl cyclase that converts ATP into cyclic AMP (cAMP), an important second messenger molecule. Upregulation of AC2 is linked to cancers like pancreatic and small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). The structures of the various isoforms of adenylyl cyclases are highly homologous,(More)
Heterologous sensitization of adenylyl cyclase (also referred to as superactivation, sensitization, or supersensitization of adenylyl cyclase) is a cellular adaptive response first described 40 years ago in the laboratory of Dr. Marshall Nirenberg. This apparently paradoxical cellular response occurs following persistent activation of Gαi/o-coupled(More)
This work describes the identification of a novel class of octahydrobenzo[f]quinolines as dopamine D(3)-selective full agonists. We developed a facile method that utilizes Suzuki coupling for easy incorporations of various substituted pendant rings into the scaffold. A small focused library of octahydrobenzo[f]quinolines 5 was synthesized, and these(More)
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