Joseph J Nunes

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Calorie restriction extends lifespan and produces a metabolic profile desirable for treating diseases of ageing such as type 2 diabetes. SIRT1, an NAD+-dependent deacetylase, is a principal modulator of pathways downstream of calorie restriction that produce beneficial effects on glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity. Resveratrol, a polyphenolic SIRT1(More)
SIRT1 is an NAD(+)-dependent protein deacetylase that appears to produce beneficial effects on metabolic parameters such as glucose and insulin homeostasis. Activation of SIRT1 by resveratrol (1) has been shown to modulate insulin resistance, increase mitochondrial content and prolong survival in lower organisms and in mice on a high fat diet. Herein, we(More)
A series of imidazo[1,2-b]thiazole derivatives is shown to activate the NAD(+)-dependent deacetylase SIRT1, a potential new therapeutic target to treat various metabolic disorders. This series of compounds was derived from a high throughput screening hit bearing an oxazolopyridine core. Water-solubilizing groups could be installed conveniently at either the(More)
The lymphocyte-specific kinase (Lck) is a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase of the Src family expressed in T cells and natural killer (NK) cells. Genetic evidence in both mice and humans demonstrates that Lck kinase activity is critical for signaling mediated by the T cell receptor (TCR), which leads to normal T cell development and activation. Selective(More)
The lymphocyte-specific kinase (Lck) is a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase of the Src family expressed in T cells and NK cells. Genetic evidence in both mice and humans demonstrates that Lck kinase activity is critical for signaling mediated by the T cell receptor (TCR), which leads to normal T cell development and activation. A small molecule inhibitor of Lck(More)
N-3-(Phenylcarbamoyl)arylpyrimidine-5-carboxamides are a novel class of selective Lck inhibitors. This series of compounds derives its selectivity from a hydrogen bond with the gatekeeper Thr316 of the enzyme. X-ray co-crystal structural data, structure-activity relationships, and the synthesis of these inhibitors are reported herein.
Lck, or lymphocyte specific kinase, is a cytoplasmic tyrosine kinase of the Src family expressed in T-cells and NK cells. Genetic evidence from knockout mice and human mutations demonstrates that Lck kinase activity is critical for T-cell receptor-mediated signaling, leading to normal T-cell development and activation. A small molecule inhibitor of Lck is(More)
4-Amino-5,6-biaryl-furo[2,3-d]pyrimidines were identified as potent non-selective inhibitors of Lck. A novel, divergent, and practical synthetic route was developed to access derivatives from bifunctional intermediates. Lead optimization was guided by X-ray crystallographic data, and preliminary SAR led to the identification of compounds with improved(More)
2,3-Diarylfuro[2,3-b]pyridine-4-amines are a novel class of potent and selective inhibitors of Lck. The discovery, synthesis, and structure activity relationships of this series of inhibitors are reported. The most promising compounds were also profiled to deduce their pharmacokinetic properties.
The lymphocyte-specific kinase (Lck), a member of the Src family of cytoplasmic tyrosine kinases, is expressed in T cells and natural killer (NK) cells. Genetic evidence, including knockout mice and human mutations, demonstrates that Lck kinase activity is critical for normal T cell development, activation, and signaling. Selective inhibition of Lck is(More)
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