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Compressive sensing (CS) is an emerging methodology in computational signal processing that has recently attracted intensive research activities. At present, the basic CS theory includes recoverability and stability: the former quantifies the central fact that a sparse signal of length n can be exactly recovered from far fewer than n measurements via(More)
A series of borinic acid picolinate esters were synthesized and screened for their minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) against Gram-positive and -negative bacteria. Our lead compounds were then screened for anti-inflammatory activity. From these studies, we identified 3-hydroxypyridine-2-carbonyloxy-bis(3-chloro-4-methylphenyl)borane (2g, AN0128) as(More)
Aminoacyl-transfer RNA (tRNA) synthetases, which catalyze the attachment of the correct amino acid to its corresponding tRNA during translation of the genetic code, are proven antimicrobial drug targets. We show that the broad-spectrum antifungal 5-fluoro-1,3-dihydro-1-hydroxy-2,1-benzoxaborole (AN2690), in development for the treatment of onychomycosis,(More)
A series of phenoxy benzoxaboroles were synthesized and screened for their inhibitory activity against PDE4 and cytokine release. 5-(4-Cyanophenoxy)-2,3-dihydro-1-hydroxy-2,1-benzoxaborole (AN2728) showed potent activity both in vitro and in vivo. This compound is now in clinical development for the topical treatment of psoriasis and being pursued for the(More)
A series of boron-containing benzoxaborole compounds was designed and synthesized for a structure-activity relationship investigation surrounding 7-(HOOCCH(2)CH(2))-1,3-dihydro-1-hydroxy-2,1-benzoxaborole (1) with the goal of discovering a new antimalarial treatment. Compound 1 demonstrates the best potency (IC(50)=26nM) against Plasmodium falciparum and(More)
Relative to carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen, very little is currently known about boron in therapeutics. In addition, there are very few boron-containing natural products identified to date to serve as leads for medicinal chemists. Perceived risks of using boron and lack of synthetic methods to handle boron-containing compounds have caused the(More)
A novel series of P2-P4 macrocyclic HCV NS3/4A protease inhibitors with α-amino cyclic boronates as warheads at the P1 site was designed and synthesized. When compared to their linear analogs, these macrocyclic inhibitors exhibited a remarkable improvement in cell-based replicon activities, with compounds 9a and 9e reaching sub-micromolar potency in(More)
The macrocyclic urea 2, a byproduct in the synthesis of benzoxaborole 1, was identified to be a novel and potent HCV protease inhibitor. We further explored this motif by synthesizing additional urea-based inhibitors and by characterizing them in replicase HCV protease-resistant mutants assay. Several compounds, exemplified by 12, were found to be more(More)
A series of novel 6-(aminomethylphenoxy)benzoxaborole analogs was synthesized for the investigation of the structure-activity relationship of the inhibition of TNF-alpha, IL-1beta, and IL-6, from lipopolysaccharide stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Compounds 9d and 9e showed potent activity against all three cytokines with IC50 values between(More)
We have synthesized and evaluated a new series of acyclic P4-benzoxaborole-based HCV NS3 protease inhibitors. Structure-activity relationships were investigated, leading to the identification of compounds 5g and 17 with low nanomolar potency in the enzymatic and cell-based replicon assay. The linker-truncated compound 5j was found to exhibit improved(More)