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Transglutaminase 2 (TG2) is a multifunctional mammalian protein with transamidase and signaling properties. Using selective TG2 inhibitors and tagged nucleophilic amine substrates, we show that the majority of extracellular TG2 is inactive under normal physiological conditions in cell culture and in vivo. However, abundant TG2 activity was detected around(More)
Transglutaminase2 (TG2) is a multi-functional protein involved in various cellular processes, including apoptosis, differentiation, wound healing, and angiogenesis. The malfunction of TG2 causes many human disease including inflammatory disease, celiac disease, neurodegenerative diseases, tissue fibrosis, and cancers. Protein cross-linking activity, which(More)
In order to develop a computational method to rapidly evaluate transdermal peptides, we report approaches for predicting the transdermal activity of peptides on the basis of peptide sequence information using Artificial Neural Network (ANN), Partial Least Squares (PLS) and Support Vector Machine (SVM). We identified 269 transdermal peptides by the phage(More)
This study describes the application of a density-based algorithm to clustering small peptide conformations after a molecular dynamics simulation. We propose a clustering method for small peptide conformations that enables adjacent clusters to be separated more clearly on the basis of neighbor density. Neighbor density means the number of neighboring(More)
BACKGROUND Oral delivery is a highly desirable property for candidate drugs under development. Computational modeling could provide a quick and inexpensive way to assess the intestinal permeability of a molecule. Although there have been several studies aimed at predicting the intestinal absorption of chemical compounds, there have been no attempts to(More)
A small synthetic library of cyclohexapeptidomimetic calixarenes was prepared to identify disrupters of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) binding to its receptor that inhibits angiogenesis. From this library, we discovered GFA-116, which potently inhibits (125)I-VEGF binding to Flk-1 in Flk-1-overexpressing NIH 3T3 cells and human prostate tumor(More)
Using phage display technique, we identified tissue-targeting peptide sets that recognize specific tissues (bone-marrow dendritic cell, kidney, liver, lung, spleen and visceral adipose tissue). In order to rapidly evaluate tissue-specific targeting peptides, we performed machine learning studies for predicting the tissue-specific targeting activity of(More)
We described here the synthesis and biological evaluation of mGluR5 antagonists containing a quinoline ring structure. Using intracellular calcium mobilization assay (FDSS assay), we identified compound 5n, showing high inhibitory activity against mGluR5. In addition, it was found that compound 5n has excellent stability profile. Finally, this compound(More)
A novel bipolar host 9-(4-(9H-pyrido[2,3-b]indol-9-yl)phenyl)-9H-3,9'-bicarbazole (pBCb2Cz) was prepared for high efficiency blue phosphorescent organic light-emitting diodes (PhOLEDs), a high triplet energy (ET) material, employing electron-deficient α-carboline. pBCb2Cz (ET = 2.93 eV) was effective as a host material for FIrpic- and FCNIrpic-based blue(More)
This article describes the rapid and diversified synthesis of pyrrolidinyl triazoles for the discovery of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) blockers. The 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of ethynyl trifluoroborate with azidopyrrolidine produced a key intermediate, triazolyl trifluoroborate 4, which subsequently underwent a Suzuki-Miyaura coupling(More)