Screening ACVR1 inhibitors on mutant and non-mutant ACVR1 DIPG cells – effectiveness may vary

Hi there! The last month of my life was taken over by making sure my PhD first year report was beautifully polished, but I have returned with results of a small compound screen: These are all compounds that Jong Fu has already tested with his assays so we know they effectively inhibit ACVR1, but I Read More …

Validated antibodies for ALS research: the ALS-RAP project

We are part of ALS-RAP, the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Reproducible Antibody Platform. We’re addressing one of the big conundrums to biomedical research: the lack, or the poor quality, of many antibodies used for research ranging from cell biology to histopathology. ALS, also called MND (motor neurone disease), is a group of diseases that cause Read More …

CaMKK2 Inhibitor Series

The line of up of different inhibitor series (hinge binders) for CaMKK2 that we are currently pursuing include: furopyridine, azaindole (pyrrolopyridine), quinoline, triazolopyridazine, imidazopyrazine, pyrazolopyrimidine. Figure 1. Figure 1: CaMKK2 hinge binders As part of our structure and activity relationships (SAR), we continue to build diversity on the pyridine ring for the furopyridine series, and Read More …