Jenne Fretland

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Inhibition of angiogenesis is a promising and clinically validated approach for limiting tumor growth and survival. The receptor tyrosine kinase Tie-2 is expressed almost exclusively in the vascular endothelium and is required for developmental angiogenesis and vessel maturation. However, the significance of Tie-2 signaling in tumor angiogenesis is not well(More)
11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11beta-HSD1) is the enzyme that converts cortisone to cortisol. A growing body of evidence suggests that selective inhibition of 11beta-HSD1 could potentially treat metabolic syndrome as well as type 2 diabetes. Through modification of our initial lead 1, we have discovered trifluoromethyl thiazolone 17. This(More)
The recognition that aberrant angiogenesis contributes to the pathology of inflammatory diseases, cancer, and myocardial ischemia has generated considerable interest in the molecular mechanisms that regulate blood vessel growth. The receptor tyrosine kinase Tie-2 is expressed primarily by vascular endothelial cells and is critical for embryonic(More)
A novel class of selective Tie-2 inhibitors was derived from a multi-kinase inhibitor 1. By reversing the amide connectivity and incorporating aminotriazine or aminopyridine hinge-binding moieties, excellent Tie-2 potency and KDR selectivity could be achieved with 3-substituted terminal aryl rings. X-ray co-crystal structure analysis aided inhibitor design.(More)
A series of compounds containing the 2-amino-1,3-thiazol-4(5H)-one core were found to be potent inhibitors of the enzyme 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11beta-HSD1). One of our lead compounds from this series activated the human nuclear xenobiotic receptor, pregnane X receptor (PXR). To try and mitigate the PXR activity, we prepared analogues(More)
Selective small molecule inhibitors of Tie-2 kinase are important tools for the validation of Tie-2 signaling in pathological angiogenesis. Reported herein is the optimization of a nonselective scaffold into a potent and highly selective inhibitor of Tie-2 kinase.
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