Kaapjoo Park

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Series of purine and pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine inhibitors of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinases (PI3K) have been prepared. The optimized purine inhibitors show good potency in a PI3K p110alpha (PI3K-alpha) fluorescence polarization assay with good selectivity versus PI3K p110gamma (PI3K-gamma) and the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). The related(More)
Positive allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptor subtype 5 (mGlu5) have promising therapeutic potential. The effects of selective mGlu5 receptor positive allosteric modulators on signaling molecules in brain slices have not been previously reported. The current study demonstrated that the selective mGlu5 receptor positive allosteric(More)
Oral hypoglycemic agents have great potential for the treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Here we report the identification of novel, small-molecule, insulin mimetics that activate the insulin receptor (IR) in vivo and in vitro, stimulate the Akt and extracellular signal-regulated kinase pathways downstream of the IR, and mimic the ability of(More)
Two total syntheses of the unsymmetrical bis-indolylquinone natural product demethylasterriquinone B1 (also known as L-783,281) have been accomplished. The first exploits a known base-promoted condensation of indoles with bromanil, which stops at monoaddition using the sterically hindered 2-isoprenylindole. This permits addition of the second indole,(More)
A series of benzofuran-3-one indole phosphatidylinositol-3-kinases (PI3K) inhibitors identified via HTS has been prepared. The optimized inhibitors possess single digit nanomolar activity against p110alpha (PI3K-alpha), good pharmaceutical properties, selectivity versus p110gamma (PI3K-gamma), and tunable selectivity versus the mammalian target of rapamycin(More)
A novel class of HCV NS5B RNA dependent RNA polymerase inhibitors containing 2,3,4,9-tetrahydro-1H-carbazole and 1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-cyclopenta[b]indole scaffolds were designed and synthesized. Optimization of the aromatic region showed preference for 5,8-disubstitution pattern in both the scaffolds examined while favoring the n-propyl moiety for the C-1(More)
A (19)F NMR method for encoding of combinatorial libraries has been developed. Aryl fluorides whose chemical shifts are modified by aromatic substituents were prepared and attached to resin support beads that were used in the split-pool synthesis of peptoids. The detection of the (19)F NMR signal of tags derived from a single "big bead" was demonstrated.(More)
A novel class of HCV NS5B RNA dependent RNA polymerase inhibitors containing 3,4-dihydro-1H-[1]-benzothieno[2,3-c]pyran and 3,4-dihydro-1H-pyrano[3,4-b]benzofuran scaffolds were designed and synthesized. Optimization of the alkyl substituent in the pyran ring showed preference for an n-propyl group, while 5,8-disubstitution pattern is preferred for the(More)