John E. Tellew

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The biological functions of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) can be delineated into dioxin response element (DRE)-dependent or -independent activities. Ligands exhibiting either full or partial agonist activity, e.g., 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and α-naphthoflavone, have been demonstrated to potentiate both DRE-dependent and -independent AHR(More)
ATP competitive inhibitors of the BRAF(V600E) oncogene paradoxically activate downstream signaling in cells bearing wild-type BRAF (BRAF(WT)). In this study, we investigate the biochemical mechanism of wild-type RAF (RAF(WT)) activation by multiple catalytic inhibitors using kinetic analysis of purified BRAF(V600E) and RAF(WT) enzymes. We show that(More)
The synthesis and SAR studies of tricyclic imidazo[4,5-b]pyridin-2-ones as human corticotropin-releasing factor receptor (CRF(1)) antagonists are discussed herein. Compound 16g was identified as a functional antagonist that inhibited CRF-stimulated cyclic adenosine monophosphate production and CRF-induced adrenocorticotrophic hormone release.(More)
We report our synthesis of the C(26)-C(37) fragment of serine/threonine protein phosphatase PP1 and PP2A inhibitor calyculin C (1). Outlined in this paper are synthetic approaches to the two components based on disconnection at the C(33)-N(3) amide bond. We report the successful synthesis of the C(33)-C(37) aza-sugar derived from D-lyxose which was coupled(More)
The construction of triazacyclopenta[cd]pentalene diesters 6 by the reaction of dihydropyrrole alpha-ketoesters 3 with acylated hydrazines was evaluated further as a potential central strategic step in the total syntheses of complex guanidine alkaloids such as palau'amine and styloguanidine. Successful cyclocondensations were realized with acid-stable(More)
In the present article, we report on a strategy to improve the physical properties of a series of small molecule human adenosine 2A (hA2A) antagonists. One of the aromatic rings typical of this series of antagonists is replaced with a series of aliphatic groups, with the aim of disrupting crystal packing of the molecule to lower the melting point and in(More)
The ET(A) receptor antagonist (2) (N-(3,4-dimethyl-5-isoxazolyl)-4'-(2-oxazolyl)-[1,1'-biphenyl]-2-sulfonamide, BMS-193884) shares the same biphenyl core as a large number of AT(1) receptor antagonists, including irbesartan (3). Thus, it was hypothesized that merging the structural elements of 2 with those of the biphenyl AT(1) antagonists (e.g.,(More)
Antagonists of the corticotropin releasing factor (CRF or CRH) receptor have shown promise for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome. In the present article, medicinal chemistry developments surrounding small molecule CRF receptor antagonists are reviewed, focusing on publications and patents from mid-2004 through the first(More)
Antagonists of the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) neuropeptide may prove effective in treating stress and anxiety related disorders. In an effort to identify antagonists with improved physico-chemical properties a new series of CRF(1) antagonists were designed to substitute the propyl groups at the C7 position of the pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine core of(More)
In this report, the design and synthesis of a series of pyrimidine based adenosine A(2A) antagonists are described. The strategy and outcome of expanding SAR exploration to attenuate hERG and improve selectivity over A(1) are discussed. Compound 33 exhibited excellent potency, selectivity over A(1), and reduced hERG liability.