Stuart A Best

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Synthesis and structure-activity relationships (SAR) of a novel series of vasopressin V(1b) antagonists are described. 2-(6-Aminomethylaryl-2-aryl-4-oxo-quinazolin-3(4H)-yl)acetamide have been identified with low nanomolar affinity for the V(1b) receptor and good selectivity with respect to related receptors V(1a), V(2) and OT. Optimised compound 16 shows a(More)
There is an urgent need for new antibiotics to treat multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae In this report, the microbiology, in vivo pharmacokinetics, and efficacy of REDX05931, a representative novel tricyclic topoisomerase inhibitor, were evaluated. REDX05931 demonstrated high oral bioavailability in mice and reduced N. gonorrhoeae infection after a(More)
There is an urgent and unmet medical need for new antibacterial drugs that tackle infections caused by multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens. During the course of our wider efforts to discover and exploit novel mechanism of action antibacterials, we have identified a novel series of isothiazolone based inhibitors of bacterial type II topoisomerase. Compounds(More)
Synthesis and structure-activity relationships (SAR) of a novel series of vasopressin V(1b) (V(3)) antagonists are described. 2-(4-Oxo-2-aryl-quinazolin-3(4H)-yl)acetamides have been identified with low nanomolar affinity for the V(1b) receptor and good selectivity with respect to related receptors V(1a), V(2) and oxytocin (OT). Optimised compound 12j(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to characterize the in vitro and in vivo biological properties of a novel series of small-molecule bacterial type IIA topoisomerase inhibitors. METHODS Bacterial susceptibility testing was performed by broth microdilution. Resistance frequencies were determined by plating bacteria onto agar containing test(More)
The novel bacterial topoisomerase inhibitor class is an investigational type of antibacterial inhibitor of DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV that does not have cross-resistance with the quinolones. Here, we report the evaluation of the in vitro properties of a new series of this type of small molecule. Exemplar compounds selectively and potently inhibited the(More)
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