Li-kang Zhang

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The KCNN4 potassium-ion channel has been reported to play an important role in regulating antigen-induced T cell effector functions in vitro. This study presents the first evidence that a selective KCNN4 blocker, TRAM-34, confers protection against experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in the mouse model. Treatment with the KCNN4 blocker did not(More)
We describe two approaches employing electrospray ionization (ESI) tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) and matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) post-source decay (PSD) for determining the location of an abasic site in modified oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs). With MS/MS, we found both complementary fragment ions (a(n)' and w(n)') produced at the(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a very serious neurological disorder, and current methods of treatment fail to achieve long-term control. SCH 420814 is a potent, selective and orally active adenosine A(2A) receptor antagonist discovered by Schering-Plough. Stability testing provides evidence of the quality of a bulk drug when exposed to the influence of(More)
General methods for the highly site-selective Suzuki monocoupling of 3,5-dichloropyridazines have been discovered. By changing the ligand employed, the preferred coupling site can be switched from the 3-position to the 5-position, typically considered the less reactive C-X bond. These conditions are applicable to the coupling of a wide variety of aryl-,(More)
New synthetic methods were developed for the preparation of 2,3,6-trisubstituted 1-oxo-1,2-dihydroisoquinolines as CRTh2 antagonists. The isoquinolinone core could be constructed before the introduction of substitution groups or synthesized through a catalytic intramolecular cyclization reaction with desired substitution groups properly installed. These(More)
A new 'compact mass detector' co-developed with an instrument manufacturer (Waters Corporation) as an interface for liquid chromatography (LC), specifically Ultra-high performance LC(®) (UPLC(®) or UHPLC) analysis was evaluated as a potential new Open Access (OA) LC-MS platform in the Drug Discovery and Early Development space. This new compact mass(More)
RATIONALE During the development of a novel synthetic route to doravirine (1), a human immunodeficiency type 1 virus (HIV-1) nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI), an unanticipated reaction intermediate, methyl(More)
World Health Organization estimates that 34 million individuals globally are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Doravirine is a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTI) being evaluated by Merck for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. Drug regulation authorities require the purity of a pharmaceutical to be fully defined. This is(More)
An unusual in-source fragmentation pattern observed for 14 doubly quaternized cinchona alkaloid-based phase-transfer catalysts (PTC) was studied using (+)-ESI high resolution mass spectrometry. Loss of the substituted benzyl cation (R1 or R2) was found to be the major product ion [M2+ - R1+ or R2+]+ in MS spectra of all PTC compounds. A Hofmann elimination(More)
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