Katherine L Jones

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Although sensitization-related changes in the neural circuitry of withdrawal reflexes inAplysia are well studied, relatively few studies address the organization of the modulatory components of sensitization. In particular, it is not known whether individual modulatory loci can simultaneously influence multiple reflex circuits. There is, however, evidence(More)
The histone acetyltransferases CBP/p300 are involved in recurrent leukemia-associated chromosomal translocations and are key regulators of cell growth. Therefore, efforts to generate inhibitors of CBP/p300 are of clinical value. We developed a specific and potent acetyl-lysine competitive protein-protein interaction inhibitor, I-CBP112, that targets the(More)
The biphenyl amides are a novel series of p38 MAP kinase inhibitors. Structure-activity relationships of the series against p38alpha are discussed with reference to the X-ray crystal structure of an example. The series was optimised rapidly to a compound showing oral activity in an in vivo disease model.
The biphenyl amides (BPAs) are a series of p38alpha MAP kinase inhibitors. Compounds are able to bind to the kinase in either the DFG-in or DFG-out conformation, depending on substituents. X-ray, binding, kinetic and cellular data are shown, providing the most detailed comparison to date between potent compounds from the same chemical series that bind to(More)
p38alpha MAP kinase is a key anti-inflammatory target for rheumatoid arthritis, influencing biosynthesis of pro-inflammatory cytokines TNFalpha and IL-1beta at a translational and transcriptional level. In this paper, we describe how we have optimized a series of novel p38alpha/beta inhibitors using crystal structures of our inhibitors bound to p38alpha,(More)
p300/CREB binding protein associated factor (PCAF/KAT2B) and general control nonderepressible 5 (GCN5/KAT2A) are multidomain proteins that have been implicated in retroviral infection, inflammation pathways, and cancer development. However, outside of viral replication, little is known about the dependence of these effects on the C-terminal bromodomain.(More)
Optimization of lead compound 1, through extensive use of structure-based design and a focus on PI3Kδ potency, isoform selectivity, and inhaled PK properties, led to the discovery of clinical candidates 2 (GSK2269557) and 3 (GSK2292767) for the treatment of respiratory indications via inhalation. Compounds 2 and 3 are both highly selective for PI3Kδ over(More)