Shelley K Gleason

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Despite the extensive literature describing the role of the ATP-gated P2X(3) receptors in a variety of physiological processes the potential of antagonists as therapeutic agents has been limited by the lack of drug-like selective molecules. In this paper we report the discovery and optimization of RO-85, a novel drug-like, potent and selective P2X(3)(More)
A novel series of CCR5 antagonists has been identified, utilizing leads from high-throughput screening which were further modified based on insights from competitor molecules. Lead optimization was pursued by balancing opposing trends of metabolic stability and potency. Selective and potent analogs with good pharmacokinetic properties were successfully(More)
An analysis of the binding motifs of known HIV-1 non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors has led to discovery of novel piperidine-linked aminopyrimidine derivatives with broad activity against wild-type as well as drug-resistant mutant viruses. Notably, the series retains potency against the K103N/Y181C and Y188L mutants, among others. Thus, the(More)
Organic impurities in compound libraries are known to often cause false-positive signals in screening campaigns for new leads, but organic impurities do not fully account for all false-positive results. We discovered inorganic impurities in our screening library that can also cause positive signals for a variety of targets and/or readout systems, including(More)
Starting with a high-throughput screening lead, a novel series of CCR5 antagonists was developed utilizing an information-based approach. Improvement of pharmacokinetic properties for the series was pursued by SAR exploration of the lead template. The synthesis, SAR and biological profiles of the series are described.
Non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NNRTIs) are recommended components of preferred combination antiretroviral therapies used for the treatment of HIV. These regimens are extremely effective in suppressing virus replication. Structure-based optimization of diaryl ether inhibitors led to the discovery of a new series of pyrazolo[3,4-c]pyridazine(More)
Identification of singleton P2X7 inhibitor 1 from HTS gave a pharmacophore that eventually turned into potential clinical candidates 17 and 19. During development, a number of issues were successfully addressed, such as metabolic stability, plasma stability, GSH adduct formation, and aniline mutagenicity. Thus, careful modification of the molecule, such as(More)
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