Melanie A Rehder Silinski

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Aggregation of alpha-synuclein (alphasyn) is a hallmark of sporadic and familial Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies. Lewy bodies contain alphasyn and several heat shock proteins (Hsp), a family of molecular chaperones up-regulated by the cell under stress. We have previously shown that direct expression of Hsp70 and pharmacological(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the ability of SNX-7081, a novel small molecule inhibitor of Hsp90, to block components of inflammation, including cytokine production, protein kinase activity, and angiogenic signaling. A close analog was evaluated in preclinical in vivo models of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS SNX-7081 binding to Hsp90 was characterized in(More)
A chemoproteomics-based drug discovery strategy is presented that utilizes a highly parallel screening platform, encompassing more than 1000 targets, with a focused chemical library prior to target selection. This chemoproteomics-based process enables a data-driven selection of both the biological target and chemical hit after the screen is complete. The(More)
A novel class of heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) inhibitors was developed from an unbiased screen to identify protein targets for a diverse compound library. These indol-4-one and indazol-4-one derived 2-aminobenzamides showed strong binding affinity to Hsp90, and optimized analogues exhibited nanomolar antiproliferative activity across multiple cancer cell(More)
PURPOSE The heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) chaperone plays an important role in transformation by regulating the conformational maturation and stability of oncogenic kinases and transcription factors. Ansamycins, such as 17-(allylamino)-17-demethoxygeldanmycin (17-AAG), inhibit Hsp90 function; induce the degradation of Hsp90 client proteins such as HER2, and(More)
BACKGROUND Although both men and women use e-cigarettes, most preclinical nicotine research has focused on its effects in male rodents following injection. The goals of the present study were to develop an effective e-cigarette nicotine delivery system, to compare results to those obtained after subcutaneous (s.c.) injection, and to examine sex differences(More)
A novel class of Hsp90 inhibitors, structurally distinct from previously reported scaffolds, was developed from rational design and optimization of a compound library screen hit. These aminoquinazoline derivatives, represented by compound 15 (SNX-6833) or 1-(2-amino-4-methylquinazolin-7-yl)-3,6,6-trimethyl-6,7-dihydro-1H-indol-4(5H)-one, selectively bind to(More)
A rapid and simple liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of L-ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and caffeine in male Fisher-344 rat plasma at nanogram-per-milliliter concentrations for use in support of toxicology studies. Only 25 μL of plasma is required, and extraction is performed(More)
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