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Pseudohypoparathyroidism type Ib (PHP-Ib) is a paternally imprinted disorder which maps to a region on chromosome 20q13.3 that comprises GNAS1 at its telomeric boundary. Exon A/B of this gene was recently shown to display a loss of methylation in several PHP-Ib patients. In nine unrelated PHP-Ib kindreds, in whom haplotype analysis and mode of inheritance(More)
We designed and synthesized a series of dihydroquinazolinone derivatives as selective M1 and M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors agonists. Introduction of the N-carbethoxy piperidine unit into a HTS hit compound followed by optimization of the amine linker and the carbamoyl moiety led to the identification of compound 1 as a potential candidate. The(More)
Activation of the M1 and M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors is thought to play an important role in improving the symptoms of schizophrenia. However, discovery of selective agonists for these receptors has been a challenge, considering the high sequence homology and conservation of the orthosteric acetylcholine binding site among muscarinic acetylcholine(More)
A stereoselective total synthesis of scyphostatin is described. The hydrophilic moiety was stereoselectively synthesized via (i) a highly pi-facially selective Diels-Alder reaction of a spirolactone generated from L-tyrosine and (ii) a hydroxy group directed epoxidation as key reactions. The hydrophilic moiety was combined with the hydrophobic side chain in(More)
A 6-alkyl-4,5-epoxy-6-hydroxy-2-cyclohexen-1-one derivative, a model compound for the hydrophilic moiety of scyphostatin, was stereoselectively synthesized from the Diels-Alder adduct. The key steps were the reductive cleavage of the 4,5-epoxide ring of the epoxidated adduct, the 1,3-carbonyl transposition of the 3-carbonyl group to the C1 position by a(More)
We describe in this study the asymmetric synthesis of radioisotope (RI)-labeled selective glucocorticoid receptor modulator. This synthesis is based on optimization of the cinchona alkaloid catalyzed addition of 6-bromoindole to ethyl trifluoropyruvate and Negishi coupling of zinc cyanide to the 6-bromoindole moiety. [¹⁴C] Labeled(More)
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