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Identification of isothiazole-4-carboxamidines derivatives as a novel class of allosteric MEK1 inhibitors. - Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
The development of potent, orally bioavailable, and selective series of 5-amino-3-hydroxy-N(1-hydroxypropane-2-yl)isothiazole-4-carboxamidine inhibitors of MEK1 and MEK-2 kinase is described. Optimization of the carboxamidine and the phenoxyaniline group led to the identification of 55 which gave good potency as in vitro MEK1 inhibitors, and good oral exposure in rat.
Tri-substituted triazoles as potent non-nucleoside inhibitors of the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase. - Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
A new series of 1,2,4-triazoles was synthesized and tested against several NNRTI-resistant HIV-1 isolates. Several of these compounds exhibited potent antiviral activities against efavirenz- and nevirapine-resistant viruses, containing K103N and/or Y181C mutations or Y188L mutation. Triazoles were first synthesized from commercially available substituted phenylthiosemicarbazides, then from isothiocyanates, and later by condensing the desired substituted anilines with thiosemicarbazones.
Discovery of 3-hydroxy-4-carboxyalkylamidino-5-arylamino-isothiazoles as potent MEK1 inhibitors. - Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
3-Hydroxy-4-carboxyalkylamidino-5-arylamino-isothiazoles were discovered as potent in vitro MEK1 inhibitors.
Hydrophobic acetal and ketal derivatives of mannopeptimycin-alpha and desmethylhexahydromannopeptimycin-alpha: semisynthetic glycopeptides with potent activity against Gram-positive bacteria. - Journal of medicinal chemistry
The effect of introducing hydrophobic groups onto the disaccharide portion of the mannopeptimycins has been examined. Under acid-catalyzed conditions dimethyl acetals and ketals react on the terminal mannose of the disaccharide moiety of mannopeptimycin-alpha and the cyclohexylalanyl analogue 2. The preferentially formed monofunctionalized 4,6-acetals and -ketals display potent antibacterial activities against Gram-positive microorganisms, including MRSA, PRSP, and VRE pathogens.
Synthesis of new 2'-beta-C-methyl related triciribine analogues as anti-HCV agents. - Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
Ten new beta-D-ribofuranosyl and 2'-beta-C-methyl-beta-D-ribofuranosyl triciribine derivatives 4-13 with various N4 and 6-N substituents on the tricyclic ring were synthesized from the corresponding toyocamycin and new 2'-beta-C-methyl toyocamycin derivatives. The inhibitory studies of these compounds in the HCV replicon assay reveal that some of them possess interesting anti-HCV properties with low cytotoxicity.
Thiourea inhibitors of herpes viruses. Part 2: N-Benzyl-N'-arylthiourea inhibitors of CMV. - Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
A series of highly potent thiourea inhibitors of cytomegalovirus (CMV) with improved stability properties was prepared and evaluated. Compound 29 inhibited the virus in cultured HFF cells with IC50 of 0.2 nM.
Thiourea inhibitors of herpes viruses. Part 1: bis-(aryl)thiourea inhibitors of CMV. - Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
Bis-(aryl)thioureas were found to be potent and selective inhibitors of cytomegalovirus (CMV) in cultured HFF cells. Of these, the thiazole analogue 38 was investigated as a potential development candidate.
Pyrimido[1,2-b]-1,2,4,5-tetrazin-6-ones as HCMV protease inhibitors: a new class of heterocycles with flavin-like redox properties. - Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
The synthesis and biological activity of pyrimidotetrazin-6-ones against HCMV protease is described. The mechanism of action for these inhibitors is the oxidation of several cysteine residues to generate cross-linked enzyme.
Structure-based versus property-based approaches in the design of G-protein-coupled receptor-targeted libraries. - Journal of chemical information and computer sciences
In this work, two alternative approaches to the design of small-molecule libraries targeted for several G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) classes were explored. The first approach relies on the selection of structural analogues of known active compounds using a substructural similarity method. The second approach, based on an artificial neural network classification procedure, searches for compounds that possess physicochemical properties typical of the GPCR-specific agents. As a reference base, 3365 GPCR-active agents belonging to nine different GPCR classes were used. General rules were developed which enabled us to assess possible areas where both approaches would be useful. The predictability of the neural network algorithm based on 14 physicochemical descriptors was found to exceed the predictability of the similarity-based approach. The structural diversity of high-scored subsets obtained with the neural network-based method exceeded the diversity obtained with the similarity-based approach. In addition, the descriptor distributions of the compounds selected by the neural network algorithm more closely approximate the corresponding distributions of the real, active compounds than did those selected using the alternative method.
Classification scheme for the design of serine protease targeted compound libraries. - Journal of computer-aided molecular design
The development of a scoring scheme for the classification of molecules into serine protease (SP) actives and inactives is described. The method employed a set of pre-selected descriptors for encoding the molecular structures, and a trained neural network for classifying the molecules. The molecular requirements were profiled and validated by using available databases of SP- and non-SP-active agents [1,439 diverse SP-active molecules, and 5,131 diverse non-SP-active molecules from the Ensemble Database (Prous Science, 2002)] and Sensitivity Analysis. The method enables an efficient qualification or disqualification of a molecule as a potential serine protease ligand. It represents a useful tool for constraining the size of virtual libraries that will help accelerate the development of new serine protease active drugs.
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