John W. Rice

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Leadership & Management Strategy Sales & Marketing Finance Human Resources IT, Production & Logistics Career & Self-Development Small Business Economics & Politics Industries Global Business Concepts & Trends • A game is a system of “abstracted reality” that guides its players by using “rules, interactivity and feedback.” • “Gamification” is the application(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of SNX-7081, a novel small molecule inhibitor of Hsp90, to block components of inflammation, including cytokine production, protein kinase activity, and angiogenic signaling. A close analog was evaluated in preclinical in vivo models of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS SNX-7081 binding to Hsp90 was characterized in(More)
A novel class of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) inhibitors was developed from an unbiased screen to identify protein targets for a diverse compound library. These indol-4-one and indazol-4-one derived 2-aminobenzamides showed strong binding affinity to Hsp90, and optimized analogues exhibited nanomolar antiproliferative activity across multiple cancer cell(More)
A chemoproteomics-based drug discovery strategy is presented that utilizes a highly parallel screening platform, encompassing more than 1000 targets, with a focused chemical library prior to target selection. This chemoproteomics-based process enables a data-driven selection of both the biological target and chemical hit after the screen is complete. The(More)
Computer video games have become highly interesting to educators and researchers since their sophistication has improved considerably over the last decade. Studies indicate simple video games touting educational benefits are common in classrooms. However, a need for identifying truly useful games for educational purposes exists. This article begins with an(More)
Heat-shock protein 90 (Hsp90) acts as a molecular chaperone required for maintaining the conformational stability of client proteins regulating cell proliferation, survival, and apoptosis. Here we investigate the biologic significance of Hsp90 inhibition in multiple myeloma (MM) and other hematologic tumors using an orally available novel small molecule(More)
Hsp90 maintains the conformational stability of multiple proteins implicated in oncogenesis and has emerged as a target for chemotherapy. We report here the discovery of a novel small molecule scaffold that inhibits Hsp90. X-ray data show that the scaffold binds competitively at the ATP site on Hsp90. Cellular proliferation and client assays demonstrate(More)
Inhibition of Hsp90 has emerged as a therapeutic strategy to target NSCLC subtypes, which are refractory to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor-based treatment. We report on a novel small molecule inhibitor of Hsp90, SNX-2112, and an orally bioavailable prodrug analog, SNX-5422. In cellular models of wild-type or mutant EGFR (L858R and T790M(More)
The advent of high-content screening has expanded the ability of researchers to identify and quantify compound effects on a number of cellular events in a manner that allows for the rapid screening of chemical libraries. We have validated an approach for characterizing inhibitors of Aurora kinase family members using high-content screening by determining(More)
A simple and relatively inexpensive stirred-vessel system for the large-scale growth of insect cells (Sf9) is described. Sf9 cell growth in a stirred-vessel fermentor and an airlift fermentor were compared on the basis of maximum cell density and average population doubling time. Also, both fermentor systems were compared with respect to the large-scale(More)