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Immunoglobulin G (IgG) receptors (FcgammaRs) on myeloid cells are responsible for the internalization of immune complexes. Activation of the oxidase burst is an important component of the integrated cellular response mediated by Fc receptors. Previous work has demonstrated that, in interferon-gamma-primed U937 cells, the high-affinity receptor for IgG,(More)
BACKGROUND Tasquinimod (a quinoline-3-carboxyamide) is a small molecule immunotherapy with demonstrated effects on the tumor microenvironment (TME) involving immunomodulation, anti-angiogenesis and inhibition of metastasis. A target molecule of tasquinimod is the inflammatory protein S100A9 which has been shown to affect the accumulation and function of(More)
Derivatives of amino acids bearing various zinc-coordinating moieties (SH, COOH, CONHOH, and PO3H2) were synthesized and tested for their ability to inhibit aminopeptidase N (APN). Among them, beta-amino thiols were found to be the most efficient with IC50's in the 11-50 nM range. These results suggest that the S1 subsite of APN is a deep but not very large(More)
With the aim of characterizing the active site of the neutral endopeptidase [EC 3.4.24.11 (NEP)] and especially its putative S1 subsite, two series of new thiol inhibitors designed to interact with the S1, S'1, and S'2 subsites of the enzyme have been synthesized. These molecules correspond to the general formula HSCH(R1)CH(R2)CONHCH(R3)COOH (series I) and(More)
Three series of highly delta-opioid selective peptides are now available, and each family is used as template to investigate the structural parameters involved in delta-receptor recognition and in the modulation of the selectivity of the parent peptide. The first series includes cyclic derivatives such as Tyr-D-Pen-Gly-Phe-D-Pen(DPDPE) and(More)
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