Steve T Sakata

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Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) is a stress-activated protein kinase that can be induced by inflammatory cytokines, bacterial endotoxin, osmotic shock, UV radiation, and hypoxia. We report the identification of an anthrapyrazolone series with significant inhibition of JNK1, -2, and -3 (K(i) = 0.19 microM). SP600125 is a reversible ATP-competitive inhibitor with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hepatic ischemia followed by reperfusion (I/R) is a major clinical problem during transplantation, liver resection for tumor, and circulatory shock, producing apoptosis and necrosis. Although several intracellular signal molecules are induced following I/R including NF-kappaB and c-Jun N terminal kinase (JNK), their roles in I/R injury are(More)
Optimization of the benzimidazole-based fXa inhibitors for selectivity versus thrombin and trypsin was achieved by substitution on the benzimidazole ring and replacement of the naphthylamidine group. Substitution of a nitro group at the 4-position on the benzimidazole improves both potency against fXa and selectivity versus thrombin. Alternatively,(More)
A novel potent and selective aminophenol scaffold for fXa inhibitors was developed from a previously reported benzimidazole-based naphthylamidine template. The aminophenol template is more synthetically accessible than the benzimidazole template, which simplified the introduction of carboxylic acid groups. Substitution of a propenyl-para-hydroxy-benzamidine(More)
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