John J. M. Wiener

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In an attempt to search for a new class of antibacterial agents, we have discovered a series of pyrazole analogs that possess good antibacterial activity for Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms via inhibition of type II bacterial topoisomerases. We have investigated the structure-activity relationships of this series, with an emphasis on the length(More)
We have previously reported a novel class of tetrahydroindazoles that display potency against a variety of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, potentially via interaction with type II bacterial topoisomerases. Herein are reported SAR investigations of this new series. Several compounds possessing broad-spectrum potency were prepared. Further, these(More)
We introduce Single R-Group Polymorphisms (SRPs, pronounced 'sharps'), an intuitive framework for analyzing substituent effects and activity cliffs in a single congeneric series. A SRP is a pair of compounds that differ only in a single R-group position. Because the same substituent pair may occur in multiple SRPs in the series (i.e., with different(More)
We introduce Scaffold Explorer, an interactive tool that allows medicinal chemists to define hierarchies of chemical scaffolds and use them to explore their project data. Scaffold Explorer allows the user to construct a tree, where each node corresponds to a specific scaffold. Each node can have multiple children, each of which represents a more refined(More)
Cathepsin S has been of increasing interest as a target of medicinal chemistry efforts given its role in modulating antigen-presentation by major histocompatibility class II (MHC II) molecules as well as its involvement in extracellular proteolytic activities. Inhibition of the cathepsin S enzyme reduces degradation of the invariant chain, a crucial(More)
This paper describes a method for reducing the economic risks associated with predictable natural hazards by enhancing the resilience of national infrastructure systems. The three-step generalised framework is described along with examples. Step one establishes economic baseline growth without the disaster impact. Step two characterises economic growth(More)
A general procedure for the synthesis of enantiopure â-substituted, â-amino acids is presented. Alkylation of the sodium enolates derived from chiral N-acyloxazolidinone imides 2 (R ) Me, i-Pr, t-Bu, Ph, Bn) with tert-butyl bromoacetate afforded the 2-substituted succinate derivatives 3 in good yields (82-89%) and with high selectivity (g93:7). Following(More)
The continual search for new antitumor and antiviral agents from marine sponge extracts has resulted in the identification of a number of structurally complex and diverse natural products with intriguing biological activity. In 1996 and 1997 Minale and co-workers reported the isolation and structural assignment of callipeltosides A–C (Figure 1), the first(More)
Previously, benzthiazole containing LTA(4)H inhibitors were discovered that were potent (1-3), but were associated with the potential for a hERG liability. Utilizing medicinal chemistry first principles (e.g., introducing rigidity, lowering cLogD) a new benzthiazole series was designed, congeners of 1-3, which led to compounds 7a, 7c, 12a-d which exhibited(More)
A novel class of tetrahydropyrido-pyrazole thioether amines that display potency against human Cathepsin S have been previously reported. Here, further SAR investigations of the P3, P4, and P5 regions are described. In particular, 4-fluoropiperidine is identified as a competent P3 binding element when utilized in conjunction with a (S)-2-hydroxypropyl(More)