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The therapeutic action of drugs is predicated on their physical engagement with cellular targets. Here we describe a broadly applicable method using bioluminescence resonance energy transfer (BRET) to reveal the binding characteristics of a drug with selected targets within intact cells. Cell-permeable fluorescent tracers are used in a competitive binding… (More)
This Article introduces a simple chemical model of a beta-sheet (artificial beta-sheet) that dimerizes by parallel beta-sheet formation in chloroform solution. The artificial beta-sheet consists of two N-terminally linked peptide strands that are linked with succinic or fumaric acid and blocked along one edge with a hydrogen-bonding template composed of… (More)
This paper introduces a chemical model of a beta-sheet that dimerizes through parallel beta-sheet interactions in CDCl(3) solution. The model consists of two C-terminally linked dipeptides connected to a molecular template. (1)H NMR studies establish the beta-sheet folding and dimerization of the model system. This system corroborates that linking two… (More)
This Article introduces a simple chemical model of a â-sheet (artificial â-sheet) that dimerizes by parallel â-sheet formation in chloroform solution. The artificial â-sheet consists of two N-terminally linked peptide strands that are linked with succinic or fumaric acid and blocked along one edge with a hydrogenbonding template composed of 5-aminoanisic… (More)
In Campylobacterales and related ε-proteobacteria with N-linked glycosylation (NLG) pathways, free oligosaccharides (fOS) are released into the periplasmic space from lipid-linked precursors by the bacterial oligosaccharyltransferase (PglB). This hydrolysis results in the same molecular structure as the oligosaccharide that is transferred to a protein to be… (More)
A one-step, operationally simple protocol for the synthesis of isomerically pure rhodamine dyes from phthalaldehydic acids is reported. Using a mixture of 2,2,2-trifluoroethanol and water as reaction media allows for clean and efficient formation of various rhodamines as a single isomer. This method was successfully applied to the synthesis of several… (More)
An enantioselective total synthesis of the diterpenoid natural product (+)-salvileucalin B is reported. Key findings include a copper-catalyzed arene cyclopropanation reaction to provide the unusual norcaradiene core and a reversible retro-Claisen rearrangement of a highly functionalized norcaradiene intermediate.
Preparation of the polycyclic core of the cytotoxic natural product salvileucalin B is described. The key feature of this synthetic strategy is a copper-catalyzed intramolecular arene cyclopropanation to provide the central norcaradiene. These studies lay the foundation for continued investigations toward an enantioselective total synthesis of 1.
Phenotypic screening of compound libraries is a significant trend in drug discovery, yet success can be hindered by difficulties in identifying the underlying cellular targets. Current approaches rely on tethering bioactive compounds to a capture tag or surface to allow selective enrichment of interacting proteins for subsequent identification by mass… (More)
The benefits provided by phenotypic screening of compound libraries are often countered by difficulties in identifying the underlying cellular targets. We recently described a new approach utilizing a chloroalkane capture tag, which can be chemically attached to bioactive compounds to facilitate the isolation of their respective targets for subsequent… (More)