Mihajlo L Krsmanovic

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Covalent histone post-translational modifications such as acetylation, methylation, phosphorylation, and ubiquitylation play pivotal roles in regulating many cellular processes, including transcription, response to DNA damage, and epigenetic control. Although positive-acting post-translational modifications have been studied in Saccharomyces cerevisiae,(More)
Biaryl cyclohexene carboxylic acids were discovered as full and potent niacin receptor (GPR109A) agonists. Compound 1e (MK-6892) displayed excellent receptor activity, good PK across species, remarkably clean off-target profiles, good ancillary pharmacology, and superior therapeutic window over niacin regarding the FFA reduction versus vasodilation in rats(More)
Niacin is an effective drug for raising HDL cholesterol. However, niacin must be taken in large doses and significant side effects are often observed, including facial flushing, loss of glucose tolerance, and liver toxicity. An anthranilic acid was identified as an agonist of the niacin receptor. In order to improve efficacy and provide structural(More)
A series of pyrazolyl propionyl cyclohexenamides were discovered as full agonists for the high affinity niacin receptor GPR109A. The structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies were aimed to improve activity on GPR109A, reduce Cytochrome P450 2C8 (CYP2C8) and Cytochrome P450 2C9 (CYP2C9) inhibition, reduce serum shift and improve pharmacokinetic (PK)(More)
Tricyclic analogues were rationally designed as the high affinity niacin receptor G-protein-coupled receptor 109A (GPR109A) agonists by overlapping three lead structures. Various tricyclic anthranilide and cycloalkene carboxylic acid full agonists were discovered with excellent in vitro activity. Compound 2g displayed a good therapeutic index regarding free(More)
Lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) is the key circulating enzyme responsible for high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol esterification, HDL maturation, and potentially reverse cholesterol transport. To further explore LCAT's mechanism of action on lipoprotein metabolism, we employed adeno-associated viral vector (AAV) serotype 8 to achieve(More)
Biaryl anthranilides are reported as potent and selective full agonists for the high affinity niacin receptor GPR109A. The SAR presented outlines approaches to reduce serum shift and both CYPCYP2C8 and CYP2C9 liabilities, while improving PK and maintaining excellent receptor activity. Compound 2i exhibited good in vivo antilipolytic efficacy while providing(More)
The design, synthesis, and biological activity of a series of cycloalkene acid-based niacin receptor agonists are described. This led to the discovery that tetrahydro anthranilic acid is an excellent surrogate for anthranilic acid. Several compounds were identified that were potent against the niacin receptor, had enhanced cytochrome P450 selectivity(More)
Niacin is an effective drug for raising HDL cholesterol and reducing coronary risks, but patients show low compliance with treatment due to severe facial flushing upon taking the drug. A series of bicyclic pyrazole carboxylic acids were synthesized and tested for their ability to activate the niacin receptor. One analog, 23, showed improved potency and(More)
The objective was to assess whether pharmacological activation of lecithin cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) could exert beneficial effects on lipoprotein metabolism. A putative small molecule activator (compound A) was used as a tool compound in in vitro and in vivo studies. Compound A increased LCAT activity in vitro in plasma from mouse, hamster, rhesus(More)
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