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Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne pathogen which has recently spread beyond Africa and into Pacific and South American regions. Despite first being detected in 1947, very little information is known about the virus, and its spread has been associated with increases in Guillain-Barre syndrome and microcephaly. There are currently no known vaccines or(More)
Overexpression of ATAD2 (ATPase family, AAA domain containing 2) has been linked to disease severity and progression in a wide range of cancers, and is implicated in the regulation of several drivers of cancer growth. Little is known of the dependence of these effects upon the ATAD2 bromodomain, which has been categorized as among the least tractable of its(More)
The BRPF (bromodomain and PHD finger-containing) protein family are important scaffolding proteins for assembly of MYST histone acetyltransferase complexes. Here, we report the discovery, binding mode, and structure-activity relationship (SAR) of the first potent, selective series of inhibitors of the BRPF1 bromodomain.
ATAD2 is a bromodomain-containing protein whose overexpression is linked to poor outcomes in a number of different cancer types. To date, no potent and selective inhibitors of the bromodomain have been reported. This article describes the structure-based optimization of a series of naphthyridones from micromolar leads with no selectivity over the BET(More)
The 26–36 GHz receiver for a radio astronomy radiometer, to characterize the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, is presented. This receiver is based on very low noise cryogenically cooled amplifiers in the front-end module, while in the back-end module a broadband amplification and direct detection chain is operated at room temperature.(More)
The synthesis and biological evaluation of a series of 1-aryl-3-piperidin-4-yl-urea derivatives as small-molecule CXCR3 antagonists is described. SAR studies resulted in significant improvement of potency and physicochemical properties and established the key pharmacophore of the series, and led to the identification of 9t, which exhibits an IC50 of 16 nM(More)
ATAD2 is a cancer-associated protein whose bromodomain has been described as among the least druggable of that target class. Starting from a potent lead, permeability and selectivity were improved through a dual approach: 1) using CF2 as a sulfone bio-isostere to exploit the unique properties of fluorine, and 2) using 1,3-interactions to control the(More)
The lead optimisation of the diaminopyrimidine carboxamide series of spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitors is described. The medicinal chemistry strategy was focused on optimising the human whole blood activity whilst achieving a sufficient margin over liability kinases and hERG activity. GSK143 is a potent and highly selective SYK inhibitor showing good(More)
The synthesis and biological evaluation of a novel series of 2-aminoquinoline substituted piperidines and tropanes incorporating a homotropene moiety is herein described. The series exhibits potent antagonism of the CXCR3 receptor and superior physicochemical properties. Compound 24d was found to be orally bioavailable, and PK/PD studies suggested it as a(More)
Ebola virus (EBOV) is highly pathogenic, with a predisposition to cause outbreaks in human populations accompanied by significant mortality. Owing to the lack of approved therapies, screening programmes of potentially efficacious drugs have been undertaken. One of these studies has demonstrated the possible utility of chloroquine against EBOV using(More)