Jennifer L Gage

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Cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases (PDEs) are represented by a large superfamily of enzymes. A series of hydrazone-based inhibitors was synthesized and shown to be novel, potent, and selective against PDE10A. Optimized compounds of this class were efficacious in animal models of schizophrenia and may be useful for the treatment of this disease.
A series of 2-methoxyacylhydrazones were optimized to yield compounds with high affinity for PDE10A. Several compounds demonstrated efficacy in animal models of schizophrenia, including conditioned avoidance response and a pro-psychotic phencyclidine hyperactivity model.
Carbocyclic uracil polyoxin C (+)-2 and its alpha-epimer (-)-3 were synthesized in an efficient fashion from cis-4-(N-tert-butylcarbamoyl)cyclopent-2-en-1-ol (+/-)-7. The synthesis incorporates a concise, inexpensive chemoenzymatic synthesis of enantiopure aminocyclopentenols, a Pd(0)-catalyzed substitution reaction, and a mild reduction of an alpha-nitro(More)
Carbocyclic nucleosides are of considerable interest for the development of new therapeutic agents. A key reaction in the preparation of many such nucleoside analogues is dihydroxylation of appropriately substituted cyclopentenes. Although often considered a routine reaction, in this paper, we report the dramatic influence of substituents on the facial(More)
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