Joe Zhongxiang Zhou

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The complex and highly impermeable cell wall of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is largely responsible for the ability of the mycobacterium to resist the action of chemical therapeutics. An L-rhamnosyl residue, which occupies an important anchoring position in the Mtb cell wall, is an attractive target for novel anti-tuberculosis drugs. In this work, we(More)
Lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) has been recognized as a potential therapeutic target for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Herein, we identified a novel LSD1 inhibitor, JL1037, via Computer Aided Drug Design technology. JL1037 is a potent, selective and reversible LSD1 inhibitor with IC50s of 0.1 μM and >1.5 μM for LSD1 and monoamine oxidases A/B(More)
The discovery and optimization of potency and metabolic stability of a novel class of dihyroxyphenylisoindoline amides as Hsp90 inhibitors are presented. Optimization of a screening hit using structure-based design and modification of log D and chemical structural features led to the identification of a class of orally bioavailable non-quinone-containing(More)
Information from X-ray crystal structures were used to optimize the potency of a HTS hit in a Hsp90 competitive binding assay. A class of novel and potent small molecule Hsp90 inhibitors were thereby identified. Enantio-pure compounds 31 and 33 were potent in PGA-based competitive binding assay and inhibited proliferation of various human cancer cell lines(More)
A novel class of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) inhibitors was discovered by high-throughput screening and was subsequently optimized using a combination of structure-based design, parallel synthesis, and the application of medicinal chemistry principles. Through this process, the biochemical and cell-based potency of the original HTS lead were substantially(More)
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