Lee Siaw Chong

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PURPOSE GS-9219, a novel prodrug of the nucleotide analogue 9-(2-phosphonylmethoxyethyl)guanine (PMEG), was designed as a cytotoxic agent that preferentially targets lymphoid cells. Our objective was to characterize the antiproliferative activity, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and safety of GS-9219. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN GS-9219 was selected through(More)
In the past decade, intensive efforts have focused on the discovery of both nucleos(t)ide and non-nucleoside inhibitors of the HCV NS5B polymerase. These efforts have resulted in several promising agents advancing in clinical development. This review traces the history of optimization of the chemical series that have led to the development of clinical(More)
Structure-activity relationships of a novel series of fungal efflux pump inhibitors with respect to potentiation of the activity of fluconazole against strains of Candida albicans and Candida glabrata over-expressing ABC-type efflux pumps are systematically explored.
A series of saccharin derivatives I has been synthesized and evaluated for their inhibitory activity toward human leukocyte elastase and cathepsin G. Most of the compounds were found to be efficient and time-dependent inhibitors of elastase. Inactivated elastase was found to regain its activity almost fully after 24 h (80-90% activity) and the half-lives of(More)
Investigation of thiophene-2-carboxylic acid HCV NS5B site II inhibitors, guided by measurement of cell culture medium binding, revealed the structure-activity relationships for intrinsic cellular potency. The pharmacokinetic profile was enhanced through incorporation of heterocyclic ethers on the N-alkyl substituent. Hydroxyl groups were incorporated to(More)
Further structure-activity relationships of a novel series of fungal efflux pump inhibitors with respect to potentiation of the activity of fluconazole against strains of C. albicans and C. glabrata over-expressing ABC-type efflux pumps are systematically explored. Rat protein binding and pharmacokinetics of selected analogues are reported.
A series of heterocyclic compounds designed to function as mechanism-based inhibitors of human leukocyte elastase and cathepsin G has been synthesized and their inhibitory activity was investigated. These isothiazolidin-3-one derivatives were found to be effective inhibitors of cathepsin G.