Persymphonie B Miller

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A series of trisubstituted cyclohexanes was designed, synthesized and evaluated as CC chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) antagonists. This led to the identification of two distinct substitution patterns about the cyclohexane ring as potent and selective CCR2 antagonists. Compound 36 exhibited excellent binding (CCR2 IC(50)=2.4 nM) and functional antagonism(More)
Potent sulfone-containing di- and trisubstituted cyclohexanes were synthesized and evaluated as CC chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) antagonists. This led to the trisubstituted derivative 54, which exhibited excellent binding (CCR2 IC(50)=1.3nM) and functional antagonism (calcium flux IC(50)=0.5nM and chemotaxis IC(50)=0.2nM). The superiority of the(More)
The hinge in IgA1 and the linker in endoglucanase A (CenA) are quite similar. The IgA1 hinge is 18 amino acids long and contains only proline, threonine and serine. The linker in CenA is 27 amino acids long and contains only proline, threonine and a single serine. IgA proteases from Neisseria gonorrhoeae cleave Pro-Ser and Pro-Thr bonds within the IgA1(More)
The modified base alpha-putrescinylthymine (putT) in phi W-14 DNA blocks cleavage of the DNA by 17 of 32 Type II restriction endonucleases. The enzymes cleaving the DNA do so to widely varying extents. The frequencies of cleavage of three altered forms of the DNA show that putT blocks recognition sites either when it occurs within the site or when it is in(More)
Normal levels of the hypermodified pyrimidine, alpha-putrescinylthymine, which is formed from hydhydroxymethyluracil at the polynucleotide level (Maltman et al., J. Virol. 34:354-359, 1984), are not required in bacteriophage luminal diameterW-14 DNA for the DNA to serve as a replicative template in luminal diameterW-14-infected cells.
We describe the design, synthesis, and evaluation, of gamma-lactams as glycinamide replacements within a series of di- and trisubstituted cyclohexane CCR2 antagonists. The lactam-containing trisubstituted cyclohexanes proved to be more potent than the disubstituted analogs, as trisubstituted analog, lactam 13, displayed excellent activity (CCR2 binding(More)
The DNA synthesized in the nonpermissive host by the noncomplementing mutants am36 and am42 of bacteriophage phi W-14 contains about half the wild-type level of alpha-putrescinylthymine (putThy) and a correspondingly greater level of thymine. The mechanisms whereby thymine nucleotides are excluded from replicating DNA are functional in both mutants because(More)
The latent period of bacteriophage phi W-14 is approximately 65 min when the doubling time of its host, Pseudomonas acidovorans, is 85 min. Host protein synthesis is shut off relatively slowly, stopping approximately 25 min after infection. There are several phases of phage-specific polypeptide synthesis during the latent period: early polypeptides appear(More)
We describe the design, synthesis, and evaluation of benzimidazoles as benzamide replacements within a series of trisubstituted cyclohexane CCR2 antagonists. 7-Trifluoromethylbenzimidazoles displayed potent binding and functional antagonism of CCR2 while being selective over CCR3. These benzimidazoles were also incorporated into lactam-containing(More)
Of 42 amber mutants of bacteriophage phi W-14, 6 were defective in DNA synthesis. Three of the mutants synthesized DNA in the nonpermissive host, but were defective in post-replicational modification of the DNA. The DNA synthesized by two of these mutants, am36 and am42, contained more thymine and less alpha-putrescinylthymine than did wild-type DNA; that(More)