Joel R. Morgan

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N-[4-[[(2,4-diamino-6-pterdinyl)methyl]amino]benzoyl]-L/D-glutamic acid (L/D-AMT) is an investigational drug in phase 1 clinical development that consists of the L-and D-enantiomers of aminopterin (AMT). L/D-AMT is obtained from a novel process for making the L-enantiomer (L-AMT), a potent oral antiinflammatory agent. The purpose of these studies was to(More)
Phosphopeptide pTyr-Glu-Glu-Ile (pYEEI) has been introduced as an optimal Src SH2 domain ligand. Peptides, Ac-K(IDA)pYEEIEK(IDA) (1), Ac-KpYEEIEK (2), Ac-K(IDA)pYEEIEK (3), and Ac-KpYEEIEK(IDA) (4), containing 0-2 iminodiacetate (IDA) groups at the N- and C-terminal lysine residues were synthesized and evaluated as the Src SH2 domain binding ligands.(More)
We describe snap-to-it probes, a novel probe technology to enhance the hybridization specificity of natural and unnatural nucleic acid oligomers using a simple and readily introduced structural motif. Snap-to-it probes were prepared from peptide nucleic acid (PNA) oligomers by modifying each terminus with a coordinating ligand. The two coordinating ligands(More)
Herein, we report the discovery of a novel DNA probe with a stem-chelate-loop structure, wherein the stability of the probe-target duplex can be modulated lower or higher using a narrow concentration range of dilute transition metal ions (0.1-10 μM). Oligonucleotide probes containing two terpyridine (TPY) ligands separated by 15 bases of single-stranded(More)
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