Kevin B. Nolan

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BACKGROUND Genome sequencing and bioinformatics have provided the full hypothetical proteome of many pathogenic organisms. Advances in microarray and mass spectrometry have also yielded large output datasets of possible target proteins/genes. However, the challenge remains to identify new targets for drug discovery from this wealth of information. Further(More)
We present a plausible productive conformation obtained by docking calculations for the binding of prostaglandin G2 (PGG2) to the peroxidase site of prostaglandin endoperoxide H synthase-1 (PGHS-1, COX-1). The enzyme-substrate complex stability was verified by molecular dynamics. Structural analysis reveals the requirements for enzyme-substrate recognition(More)
Several cisplatin analogues of ethylenediamine-derived ligands containing alcohol, carboxylic acid and acetate substituents have been prepared and characterised. Oxidation of some of these square planar platinum(II) complexes using aqueous hydrogen peroxide gave octahedral platinum(IV) complexes, containing trans hydroxo ligands. Acetylation of the hydroxo(More)
Aspirin is unique among clinically used nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs in that it irreversibly inactivates prostaglandin (PG) H2 synthase (PGHS) via acetylation of an active-site serine residue. We report the synthesis and characterization of a novel acetylating agent, O-acetylsalicylhydroxamic acid (AcSHA), which inhibits PGE2 synthesis in vivo and(More)
Stability constants of iron(III), copper(II), nickel(II) and zinc(II) complexes of salicylhydroxamic acid (H2Sha), anthranilic hydroxamic acid (HAha) and benzohydroxamic acid (HBha) have been determined at 25.0 degrees C, I=0.2 mol dm(-3) KCl in aqueous solution. The complex stability order, iron(III) >> copper(II) > nickel(II) approximately = zinc(II) was(More)
The activation of the metabolites of airborne polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into highly reactive radicals is of fundamental importance. We found that human recombinant prostaglandin H synthase-2 (hPGHS-2) biotransforms dihydroxy-PCBs, such as 4-chlorobiphenyl-2',5'-hydroquinone (4-CB-2',5'-H(2)Q), into semiquinone radicals via one-electron oxidation.(More)
Aspirin irreversibly inhibits cyclooxygenase (COX) by acetylating a serine residue in the active site. We synthesized a series of novel acylating agents based on our previously reported acetylating compound, O-acetylsalicylhydroxamic acid. One of these, triacetylsalicylhydroxamic acid (TriAcSHA) was more effective than aspirin and O-acetylsalicylhydroxamic(More)
The synthesis and spectroscopic characterisation of novel mononuclear Ru(III)(edta)(hydroxamato) complexes of general formula [Ru(H2edta)(monoha)] (where monoha = 3- or 4-NH2, 2-, 3- or 4-C1 and 3-Me-phenylhydroxamato), as well as the first example of a Ru(III)-N-aryl aromatic hydroxamate, [Ru(H2edta)(N-Me-bha)].H2O (N-Me-bha = N-methylbenzohydroxamato) are(More)