Jenna E Harang

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Optimization of adenosine analog inhibitors of bacterial NAD(+)-dependent DNA ligase is discussed. Antibacterial activity against Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus was improved by modification of the 2-position substituent on the adenine ring and 3'- and 5'-substituents on the ribose. Compounds with logD values 1.5-2.5 maximized potency and(More)
Two novel compounds, pyridopyrimidines (1) and naphthyridines (2) were identified as potent inhibitors of bacterial NAD(+)-dependent DNA ligase (Lig) A in a fragment screening. SAR was guided by molecular modeling and X-ray crystallography. It was observed that the diaminonitrile pharmacophore made a key interaction with the ligase enzyme, specifically(More)
The first examples of palladium-catalyzed oxidative amination of unactivated alkyl olefins have been identified. To be successful, these reactions must be conducted under cocatalyst-free conditions that involve direct dioxygen-coupled turnover of the palladium catalyst. The oxidative amination products of norbornene and other cyclic alkenes implicate a(More)
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