Jesse J McClure

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A silver-catalyzed coupling reaction of quinones with aryl disulfides for the synthesis of quinonyl aryl thioethers is described. In the presence of AgOAc (0.2 equiv)/dppp (0.24 equiv) as the catalyst, (NH4)2S2O8 (3.0 equiv) as the oxidant, and Bu4NBF4 (1.0 equiv) as the additive, the reaction is simple, provides high yield (up to 88% yield), and possesses(More)
The acetylation status of lysine residues on histone proteins has long been attributed to a balance struck between the catalytic activity of histone acetyl transferases and histone deacetylases (HDAC). HDACs were identified as the sole removers of acetyl post-translational modifications (PTM) of histone lysine residues. Studies into the biological role of(More)
One of the biggest hurdles yet to be overcome for the continued improvement of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors is finding alternative motifs equipotent to the classic and ubiquitously used hydroxamic acid. The N-hydroxyl group of this motif is highly subject to sulfation/glucoronidation-based inactivation in humans; compounds containing this motif(More)
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