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Fluorescamine is a new reagent for the detection of primary amines in the picomole range. Its reaction with amines is almost instantaneous at room temperature in aqueous media. The products are highly fluorescent, whereas the reagent and its degradation products are nonfluorescent. Applications are discussed.
Targeted disruption of the pp60(src) (Src) gene has implicated this tyrosine kinase in osteoclast-mediated bone resorption and as a therapeutic target for the treatment of osteoporosis and other bone-related diseases. Herein we describe the discovery of a nonpeptide inhibitor (AP22408) of Src that demonstrates in vivo antiresorptive activity. Based on a(More)
Bone-targeted Src tyrosine kinase (STK) inhibitors have recently been developed for the treatment of osteoporosis and cancer-related bone diseases. The concept of bone targeting derives from bisphosphonates, and from the evolution of such molecules in terms of therapeutic efficacy for the treatment of bone disorders. Interestingly, some of the earliest(More)
BACKGROUND Mutations in LRRK2 are associated with familial and sporadic Parkinson's disease (PD). Subjects with PD caused by LRRK2 mutations show pleiotropic pathology that can involve inclusions containing α-synuclein, tau or neither protein. The mechanisms by which mutations in LRRK2 lead to this pleiotropic pathology remain unknown. OBJECTIVES To(More)
Attempts to isolate the putative endogenous ligand for the benzodiazepine receptor from bovine urine resulted in the identification of three isoflavans: equol (1), 3',7-dihydroxyisoflavan (2), and 4'-hydroxy-7-methoxyisoflavan (9), as "diazepam-like" compounds. 3-Chloro-9H-carbazole (17) was found to enhance the binding of diazepam in the benzodiazepine(More)
Src, a nonreceptor tyrosine kinase, is an important regulator of osteoclast-mediated resorption. We have investigated whether compounds that bind to the Src SH2 domain inhibit Src activity in cells and decrease osteoclast-mediated resorption. Compounds were examined for binding to the Src SH2 domain in vitro using a fluorescence polarization binding assay.(More)
Novel bone-targeted 2,6,9-trisubstituted purine template-based inhibitors of Src tyrosine kinase are described. Drug design studies of known purine compounds revealed that both positions-2 and -6 were suitable for incorporating bone-seeking moieties. A variety of bone-targeting groups with different affinity to hydroxyapatite were utilized in the study.(More)