Steven H. Olson

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The enzyme 11beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) type 1 converts inactive cortisone into active cortisol in cells, thereby raising the effective glucocorticoid (GC) tone above serum levels. We report that pharmacologic inhibition of 11beta-HSD1 has a therapeutic effect in mouse models of metabolic syndrome. Administration of a selective, potent(More)
The enzyme 11 ␤ –hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) type 1 converts inactive cortisone into active cortisol in cells, thereby raising the effective glucocorticoid (GC) tone above serum levels. We report that pharmacologic inhibition of 11 ␤-HSD1 has a therapeutic effect in mouse models of metabolic syndrome. Administration of a selective, potent 11 ␤-HSD1(More)
p53 is a critical tumor suppressor and is the most frequently inactivated gene in human cancer. Inhibition of the interaction of p53 with its negative regulator MDM2 represents a promising clinical strategy to treat p53 wild-type tumors. AMG 232 is a potential best-in-class inhibitor of the MDM2-p53 interaction and is currently in clinical trials. We(More)
Tau aggregation is linked to multiple neurodegenerative disorders that are collectively termed tauopathies. Small molecules are powerful probes of the aggregation process, helping to reveal the key steps and serving as diagnostics and reporters. Moreover, some of these small molecules may have potential as therapeutics. This review details how small(More)
Tau prions are thought to aggregate in the central nervous system, resulting in neurodegeneration. Among the tauopathies, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common, whereas argyrophilic grain disease (AGD), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Pick's disease (PiD), and progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) are less(More)
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