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Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of bubonic plague, secretes a eukaryotic-like protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTPase) termed Yersinia outer protein H (YopH) that is essential for virulence. We have determined, for the first time, the crystal structure of the YopH PTPase domain in complex with a nonhydrolyzable substrate analogue, the hexapeptide mimetic… (More)
The first total synthesis of the naturally occurring benzofurans, moracins O and P was achieved using a Sonogashira cross coupling reaction followed by in situ cyclization, and the absolute configuration of natural moracin O was established.
The introduction of a low band-gap oligomer, oligo(benzo[1,2,5]thiadiazole-alt-3,3'''-dihexylquaterthiophene) (BT4T) improved the performance of P3HT:PCBM bulk heterojunction organic photovoltaic cells due to improved UV-vis absorption and increased P3HT crystallinity.
The protein-tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) 'YopH' is a virulence factor of Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague. Potential use of Yersinia as a bioterrorism agent renders YopH inhibitors of therapeutic importance. Previously, we had examined the inhibitory potencies of a variety of phosphotyrosyl (pTyr) mimetics against the human PTP1B enzyme by… (More)
—The heterogeneous integration of GaN thin-film metal–semiconductor–metal (MSM) photodetectors onto a host substrate of SiO 2 –Si is reported herein. Thin-film GaN photode-tectors were separated from the lithium gallate (LiGaO 2) growth substrate using selective etching, and contact bonded onto an SiO 2 –Si host substrate. The thin-film MSMs exhibited a… (More)
We report the synthesis of a series of monoanionic phosphotyrosyl (pTyr) mimetic-containing tripeptides based on 'Fmoc-Glu(OBn)-Xxx-Leu-amide' (where Xxx = pTyr mimetic) and their N-terminally modified derivatives. The inhibitory potencies of compounds were tested against YopH and human PTP1B enzymes. Several compounds exhibited noteworthy activity against… (More)