Maya Iskandar

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Using equilibrium dialysis and sedimentation velocity analysis, we have characterized the binding of the anti-tumor drug daunomycin to chicken erythrocyte chromatin before and after depletion of linker histones and to its constitutive DNA under several ionic strengths (5, 25, and 75 mM NaCl). The equilibrium dialysis experiments reveal that the drug binds(More)
We have characterized the sperm nuclear basic proteins (SNBPs) of the sticklebacks in the suborder Gasterosteoidei. The complete amino acid sequence of the protamines from Aulorhynchus flavidus, Pungitius pungitius, Gasterosteus aculeatus, (anadromous) and G. wheatlandi, as well as the sequences of the protamines of several species pairs of freshwater G.(More)
A series of highly potent and selective PPARdelta agonists is described using the known non-selective ligand GW2433 as a structural template. Compound 1 is bioavailable, potent (10 nM), and shows no cross-activity with other PPAR subtypes up to 10 microM, making it a useful tool in studying the biological effects of selective PPARdelta activation.
We have reconstituted oligonucleosome complexes containing histone H1 starting from a synthetic DNA template, consisting of 12 tandemly arranged 208-base pair fragments of the 5 S rRNA gene, purified HeLa histone octamers, and histone H1. A ratio of histone H1 per histone octamer used in the reconstitution (0.8-0.9 mol of histone H1/mol of histone octamer)(More)
A series of 4-amino-6-benzimidazole-pyrimidines was designed to target lymphocyte-specific tyrosine kinase (Lck), a member of the Src kinase family. Highly efficient parallel syntheses were devised to prepare analogues for SAR studies. A number of these 4-amino-6-benzimidazole-pyrimidines exhibited single-digit nanomolar IC(50)s against Lck in biochemical(More)
We have reconstituted nucleosome core particles from reversed-phase-HPLC-purified chicken erythrocyte core histones and 145 bp random-sequence DNA fragments. Characterization of the resulting nucleoprotein complexes by sedimentation velocity, CD and DNase I footprinting showed that they are structurally indistinguishable from native nucleosome core(More)
We report the identification of a novel series of trisubstituted isoxazoles as PPAR activators from a high-throughput screen. A series of structural optimizations led to improved efficacy and excellent functional receptor selectivity for PPARdelta. The isoxazoles represent a series of agonists which display a scaffold that lies outside the typical PPAR(More)
The discovery, synthesis, and optimization of compound 1 from a high-throughput screening hit to highly potent and selective peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPARdelta) agonists are reported. The synthesis and structure-activity relationship in this series are described in detail. On the basis of a general schematic PPAR pharmacophore(More)
A series of PPARdelta-selective agonists was investigated and optimized for a favorable in vivo pharmacokinetic profile. Isoxazole LCI765 (17d) was found to be a potent and selective PPARdelta agonist with good in vivo PK properties in mouse (C(max)=5.1 microM, t(1/2)=3.1 h). LCI765 regulated expression of genes involved in energy homeostasis in relevant(More)
A series of 4-amino-6-benzimidazole-pyrimidines was designed to target lymphocyte-specific tyrosine kinase (Lck), a member of the Src-family kinases (SFKs). These type II inhibitors were optimized using a cellular Lck-dependent proliferation assay and are capable of inhibiting Lck at single-digit nanomolar concentrations. This scaffold is likely to serve a(More)