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LMX1B encodes a homeodomain-containing transcription factor that is essential during development. Mutations in LMX1B cause nail-patella syndrome, characterized by dysplasia of the patellae, nails, and elbows and FSGS with specific ultrastructural lesions of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). By linkage analysis and exome sequencing, we unexpectedly(More)
The 4D-QSAR paradigm has been used to develop a formalism to estimate molecular similarity measures as a function of conformation, alignment, and atom type. It is possible to estimate the molecular similarity of pairs of molecules based upon the entire ensemble of conformational states each molecule can adopt at a given temperature, normally room(More)
A new class of quinoline-based kinase inhibitors has been discovered that both disrupt cyclin dependent 2 (CDK2) interaction with its cyclin A subunit and act as ATP competitive inhibitors. The key strategy for discovering this class of protein-protein disrupter compounds was to screen the monomer CDK2 in an affinity-selection/mass spectrometry-based(More)
Starting with the indole-based C-3 pyridone lead HCV polymerase inhibitor 2, extensive SAR studies were performed at different positions of the indole core. The best C-5 groups were found to be compact and nonpolar moieties and that the C-6 attachments were not affecting potency. Limited N-1 benzyl-type substituent studies indicated that the best(More)
  • Syed Sohail Ahmed, Wayne Volkmuth, +17 authors Lawrence Steinman
  • 2015
The sleep disorder narcolepsy is linked to the HLA-DQB1*0602 haplotype and dysregulation of the hypocretin ligand-hypocretin receptor pathway. Narcolepsy was associated with Pandemrix vaccination (an adjuvanted, influenza pandemic vaccine) and also with infection by influenza virus during the 2009 A(H1N1) influenza pandemic. In contrast, very few cases were(More)
SAR exploration from an initial hit, (S)-N-(2-cyclohexenylethyl)-2-fluoro-6-(2-(1-hydroxy-3-phenylpropan-2-ylamino)-2-oxoethoxy)benzamide (1), identified using our proprietary automated ligand identification system (ALIS),(1) has led to a novel series of selective hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS5B polymerase inhibitors with improved in vitro potency as(More)
An elusive goal in the field of chemoinformatics and molecular modeling has been the generation of a set of descriptors that, once calculated for a molecule, may be used in a wide variety of applications. Since such universal descriptors are generated free from external constraints, they are inherently independent of the data set in which they are employed.(More)
Vicriviroc (VCV) is a small-molecule CCR5 coreceptor antagonist currently in clinical trials for treatment of R5-tropic human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. With this drug in development, identification of resistance mechanisms to VCV is needed to allow optimal outcomes in clinical practice. In this study we further characterized VCV(More)
CDK2 inhibitors containing the related bicyclic heterocycles pyrazolopyrimidines and imidazopyrazines were discovered through high-throughput screening. Crystal structures of inhibitors with these bicyclic cores and two more related ones show that all but one have a common binding mode featuring two hydrogen bonds (H-bonds) to the backbone of the kinase(More)