L Steven Hollis

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A stereoselective synthesis of the hydroxyethylene dipeptide isostere 1 is described. The route employs a substrate-directed kinetic protonation of an alpha/gamma-substituted lactone to afford the desired stereochemistry. A method for converting the diastereomerically enriched intermediate lactone to the ring-open form with retention of stereochemistry is(More)
A series of 32 cationic platinum(II) complexes of the form cis-[PtA2(Am)Cl]+, where A is a monodentate (NH3 or i-PrNH2) or A2 is a bidentate (ethylenediamine or 1,2-diaminocyclohexane) amine and Am is either a heterocyclic amine based on a pyridine, pyrimidine, purine, piperidine, or a saturated amine (RNH2) ligand, was prepared and screened against in vivo(More)
Chemical and biological studies are presented for a new series of platinum(II) antitumor agents that violate the classical structure-activity relationships established for platinum complexes. These new agents, which have demonstrated activity against murine and human tumor systems, are cis-[Pt(NH3)2(Am)Cl]+ cations, in which Am is a derivative of pyridine,(More)
A series of platinum complexes of the form cis-M[PtA2(PC)] (I) has been prepared and tested for antitumor activity in mice. Compounds in this series contain either two monodentate amine ligands (A), such as NH3 or isopropylamine, or one bidentate diamine (A2), such as ethylenediamine, 1,2-diaminopropane, or 1,2-diaminocyclohexane. The PC ligand is a(More)
AMG 458 {1-(2-hydroxy-2-methylpropyl)-N-[5-(7-methoxyquinolin-4-yloxy)pyridin-2-yl]-5-methyl-3-oxo-2-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamide} is a potent, selective inhibitor of c-Met, a receptor tyrosine kinase that is often deregulated in cancer. AMG 458 was observed to bind covalently to liver microsomal proteins from rats and humans in the absence(More)
Compound 1, (7-methoxy-N-((6-(3-methylisothiazol-5-yl)-[1,2,4]triazolo[4,3-b]pyridazin-3-yl)methyl)-1,5-naphthyridin-4-amine) is a potent, selective inhibitor of c-Met (mesenchymal-epithelial transition factor), a receptor tyrosine kinase that is often deregulated in cancer. Compound 1 displayed desirable pharmacokinetic properties in multiple preclinical(More)
AMG 900 is an orally available small molecule that is highly potent and selective as a pan-aurora kinase inhibitor. AMG 900 is currently undergoing phase 1 clinical evaluation in patients with advanced solid tumors. The metabolism of AMG 900 was investigated in both male and female rats. We conducted studies in bile-duct catheterized (BDC) rats where bile,(More)
In the manufacturing process for Biaxin® (clarithromycin), erythromycin-A oxime, an intermediate, is obtained in high yield, when erythromycin-A is treated with hydroxylamine/isopropyl alcohol in the presence of acetic acid. An unusual impurity, the desosamine hydrazinium salt, is generated in this step of the synthetic pathway, and has been isolated and(More)
A new reaction of erythronolides, an intramolecular hetero-Diels-Alder, has been discovered. Heated aqueous alcoholic solutions of ABT-773 (1) and its cis isomer (3) convert slowly to cycloadducts 2 and 4, respectively. Optimal reaction conditions, mechanistic studies supported by molecular modeling, and biological activity data are reported. Single-crystal(More)
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