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The ubiquitin-proteasome pathway plays a central role in regulation of the production and destruction of cellular proteins. These pathways mediate proliferation and cell survival, particularly in malignant cells. The successful development of the 20S human proteasome inhibitor bortezomib for the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma has… (More)
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase 1 (PARP-1) is a nuclear zinc finger DNA-binding protein that is implicated in the repair of DNA damage. Inhibition of PARP-1 through genetic knockouts causes cells to become hypersensitive to various chemotherapeutic agents. We tested the chemopotentiating ability of the PARP-1 inhibitor, CEP-6800, when used in combination with… (More)
Proteasome, a large multicatalytic proteinase complex that plays an important role in processing of proteins, has been shown to possess multiple catalytic activities. Among its various activities, the 'chymotrypsin-like' activity of proteasome has emerged as the focus of drug discovery efforts in cancer therapy. Herein we report chiral boronate derived… (More)
Among its various catalytic activities, the 'chymotrypsin-like' activity of the proteasome, a large multicatalytic proteinase complex has emerged as the focus of drug discovery efforts in cancer therapy. Herein, a series of first generation (2S, 3R)-2-amino-3-hydroxybutyric acid derived proteasome inhibitors that were discovered serendipitously en route to… (More)
Lactam and oxazolidinone derived potent 5-hydroxytryptamine 6 (5-HT6) receptor antagonists have been disclosed. One potent member from the lactam series, racemic compound 14 (Ki of 2.6 nM in binding assay, IC50 of 15 nM in functional cAMP antagonism assay) was separated into corresponding enantiomers that displayed the effect of chirality on binding potency… (More)
In search of a next generation molecule to the novel wake-promoting agent modafinil, a series of aryl-heteroayl-derived wakefulness enhancing agents (in rats) was developed. From this work, compound 16 was separated into its enantiomers to profile them individually.
In search of a next generation molecule to the novel wake promoting agent modafinil, a series of bi-phenyl derived wakefulness enhancing agents (in rat) was developed. From this work, compound 17 has been selected for additional studies.
In searching for a next generation molecule to the novel wake promoting agent modafinil (compound 1), a series of fluorene-derived wakefulness enhancing agents were developed and evaluated in rat. Extensive pharmacokinetic studies of a potent member of the series (compound 15) revealed that the wake promotion activity of the analog was likely due to an… (More)
In search of a next generation molecule to the novel wake promoting agent modafinil, a series of diphenyl ether derived wakefulness enhancing agents (in rat) was developed. From this work, racemic compound 16 was separated into its chiral enantiomers to profile them individually.
A series of potent 5-hydroxytryptamine 6 (5-HT₆) receptor antagonists based on 1-thia-4,7-diaza-spiro[4.4]nonane-3,6-dione motif has been disclosed. Enantiomers of potent racemate compound 8a (K(i) = 26 nM) displayed difference in activity (K(i) of 15 nM versus 855 nM) signaling the influence of the stereochemistry of the chiral center on potency. In… (More)