Simon J East

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Selected aminothiazolyl-oxime cephalosporin congeners substituted at C-3' with a catechol moiety were used to probe the basis of the enhanced antibacterial activity against Escherichia coli K-12 often associated with chemical modifications of this type. Evidence is presented for a tonB-dependent illicit transport of the compounds across the outer membrane(More)
The development of a novel series of imidazole pyrimidine amides as cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors is described. Optimisation of inhibitory potency against multiple CDK's (1, 2 and 9) resulted in imidazole pyrimidine amides with potent in vitro anti-proliferative effects against a range of cancer cell lines. Excellent physiochemical properties and(More)
ZD2767 represents an improved version of antibody-directed enzyme prodrug therapy. It consists of a conjugate of the F(ab')2 A5B7 antibody fragment and carboxypeptidase G2 (CPG2) and a prodrug, 4-[N,N-bis(2-iodoethyl)amino]phenoxycarbonyl L-glutamic acid. The IC50 of the prodrug against LoVo colorectal tumor cells was 47 microM, and cleavage by CPG2(More)
Cellular determinants of sensitivity to the bifunctional alkylating agent 4-[N,N-bis(2-iodoethyl)amino]phenol (ZD2767D), the active drug produced by ZD2767 antibody-directed enzyme prodrug therapy (ADEPT), were studied. The prodrug 4-[N,N-bis(2-iodoethyl)amino]phenoxycarbonyl L-glutamic acid (ZD2767P)+activating enzyme carboxypeptidase G2 (CPG2) displayed(More)
A lead benzamide, 3, was identified as a potent and low molecular weight histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor. Optimization led to 16d, demonstrating an excellent balance of efficacy and non-efficacy properties, along with very desirable in vivo DMPK. The final compounds presented are >1000-fold more potent than the initial screen hit, an improvement in(More)
ZD2767P is a phenol mustard glutamate prodrug which is currently being developed for Antibody Directed Enzyme Prodrug Therapy (ADEPT). In ZD2767 ADEPT an active bi-functional alkylating drug, ZD2767D (4-[N,N-bis(2-iodoethyl)amino]phenol), is generated following cleavage of ZD2767P by the bacterial enzyme carboxypeptidase G2 (CPG2) which is targeted to the(More)
ADEPT is an antibody-based targeting strategy for the treatment of cancer. We have developed two new prodrugs, 4-[N,N-bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]-phenoxycarbonyl-L- glutamic acid (PGP) and (S)-2-[N-[4-[N,N-bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]- phenoxycarbonyl]amino]-4-(5-tetrazoyl)butyric acid (PTP), which are cleaved by the bacterial enzyme CPG2 to release the(More)
The F(ab')2 fragment of the antitumor monoclonal antibody, A5B7, was covalently linked to the bacterial enzyme carboxypeptidase G2 (CPG2). The resulting conjugate was used in combination with a prodrug of a benzoic acid mustard alkylating agent to treat human colon tumor xenografts in a two-step targeting strategy, antibody-directed enzyme prodrug therapy(More)
Two antibody fragment-enzyme conjugates, one obtained by random coupling of the two protein component, the other by site-specific ligation of the same component, were compared in vitro and in vivo for their usefulness in antibody directed enzyme prodrug therapy (ADEPT). The in vitro studies have shown that the site-specific conjugate has a higher antigen(More)
ZD2767P, a nitrogen mustard glutamate prodrug, is currently being evaluated in Phase 1 clinical trials of antibody directed enzyme prodrug therapy (ADEPT). There was no significant relationship between basal glutathione (GSH) concentration and sensitivity to ZD2767P + carboxpeptidase G2 (CPG2) in colorectal tumour cell-lines. Depletion of intracellular GSH(More)