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PPM1D is a p53-inducible Ser/Thr protein phosphatase. PPM1D gene amplification and overexpression have been reported in a variety of human tumors, including breast cancer and neuroblastoma. Because the phosphatase activity of PPM1D is essential for its oncogenic role, PPM1D inhibitors should be viable anti-cancer agents. In our current study, we showed that(More)
Protein phosphatase magnesium-dependent 1δ (PPM1D, Wip1) is a p53 inducible serine/threonine phosphatase. PPM1D is a promising target protein in cancer therapy since overexpression, missense mutations, truncating mutations, and gene amplification of PPM1D are reported in many tumors, including breast cancer and neuroblastoma. Herein, we report that a(More)
PPM1D is a p53-inducible Ser/Thr phosphatase. One of the main functions of PPM1D in normal cells is to act as a negative regulator of the p53 tumor suppressor by dephosphorylating p53 and several kinases. PPM1D is considered an oncoprotein owing to both its functions and the fact that gene amplification and overexpression of PPM1D are reported in several(More)
A regioselective and stereospecific substitution reaction of 1-(phenylthio)-2,3-epoxyalkanes was achieved by using organoaluminum reagents as a nucleophile. Under the influence of trimethyl- or triethylaluminum, a 1-(phenylthio)-2,3-epoxyalkane underwent substitution at the C2 position to give a product with retention of the configuration. The reaction(More)
Cyst nematodes are troublesome parasites that live on, and destroy, a range of important host vegetable plants. Damage caused by the potato cyst nematode has now been reported in over 50 countries. One approach to eliminating the problem is to stimulate early hatching of the nematodes, but key hatching stimuli are not naturally available in sufficient(More)
Total synthesis of ingenol, a diterpene isolated from the genus Euphorbia, was accomplished on the basis of the novel key reactions. The highly strained ingenane skeleton was constructed through an intramolecular cyclization reaction of an acetylene dicobalt complex followed by a rearrangement reaction of an epoxy alcohol. The C(3),C(4),C(5)-triol moiety(More)
Norzoanthamine, an alkaloid isolated from Zoanthus sp., can suppress the loss of bone weight and strength in ovariectomized mice. Norzoanthamine derivatives can also strongly inhibit the growth of P-388 murine leukemia cell lines and human platelet aggregation. However, norzoanthamine's densely functionalized complex stereostructure and scarce availability(More)
The zoanthamine alkaloids, a type of heptacyclic marine alkaloid isolated from colonial zoanthids of the genus Zoanthus sp., have distinctive biological and pharmacological properties in addition to their unique chemical structures with stereochemical complexity. Namely, norzoanthamine (1) can suppress the loss of bone weight and strength in ovariectomized(More)