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Correction: Virtual screening, identification and in vitro validation of small molecule GDP-mannose dehydrogenase inhibitors (2024)
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Dolan, J. P., Ahmadipour, S., Wahart, A. J. C., Cheallaigh, A. N., Sari, S., Eurtivong, C., …Miller, G. J. (in press). Correction: Virtual screening, identification and in vitro validation of small molecule GDP-mannose dehydrogenase inhibitors. RSC Chemical Biology, https://doi.org/10.1039/d4cb90026j

Correction for ‘Virtual screening, identification and in vitro validation of small molecule GDP-mannose dehydrogenase inhibitors’ by Jonathan P. Dolan et al., RSC Chem. Biol., 2023, 4, 865–870, https://doi.org/10.1039/D3CB00126A.

Biocatalytic Nucleobase Diversification of 4'-Thionucleosides and Application of Derived 5-Ethynyl-4'-thiouridine for RNA synthesis detection. (2024)
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Westarp, S., Benckendorff, C., Motter, J., Rohrs, V., Sanghvi, Y., Neubauer, P., …Miller, G. J. (in press). Biocatalytic Nucleobase Diversification of 4'-Thionucleosides and Application of Derived 5-Ethynyl-4'-thiouridine for RNA synthesis detection. Angewandte Chemie, Article e202405040. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202405040

Nucleoside and nucleotide analogues have proven to be transformative in the treatment of viral infections and cancer. One branch of structural modification to deliver new nucleoside analogue classes explores replacement of canonical ribose oxygen wit... Read More about Biocatalytic Nucleobase Diversification of 4'-Thionucleosides and Application of Derived 5-Ethynyl-4'-thiouridine for RNA synthesis detection..

Biocatalytic Nucleobase Diversification of 4'‐Thionucleosides and Application of Derived 5‐Ethynyl‐4'‐thiouridine for RNA synthesis detection (2024)
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Westarp, S., Benckendorff, C., Motter, J., Rohrs, V., Sanghvi, Y., Neubauer, P., …Miller, G. J. (in press). Biocatalytic Nucleobase Diversification of 4'‐Thionucleosides and Application of Derived 5‐Ethynyl‐4'‐thiouridine for RNA synthesis detection. Angewandte Chemie, Article e202405040. https://doi.org/10.1002/ange.202405040

Nucleoside and nucleotide analogues have proven to be transformative in the treatment of viral infections and cancer. One branch of structural modification to deliver new nucleoside analogue classes explores replacement of canonical ribose oxygen wit... Read More about Biocatalytic Nucleobase Diversification of 4'‐Thionucleosides and Application of Derived 5‐Ethynyl‐4'‐thiouridine for RNA synthesis detection.

Synthesis of a heparan sulfate tetrasaccharide using automated glycan assembly † (2024)
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Pongener, I., Sletten, E. T., Danglad-Flores, J., Seeberger, P. H., & Miller, G. J. (in press). Synthesis of a heparan sulfate tetrasaccharide using automated glycan assembly †. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, https://doi.org/10.1039/d3ob01909h

Herein we utilise automated glycan assembly to complete solid-phase synthesis of defined heparan sulfate oligosaccharides, employing challenging d-glucuronate disaccharide donors. Using an orthogonally protected d-GlcN-α-d-GlcA donor, milligram-scale... Read More about Synthesis of a heparan sulfate tetrasaccharide using automated glycan assembly †.

Purine nucleoside antibiotics: recent synthetic advances harnessing chemistry and biology (2024)
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Motter, J., Benckendorff, C. M. M., Westarp, S., Sunde-Brown, P., Neubauer, P., Kurreck, A., & Miller, G. J. (in press). Purine nucleoside antibiotics: recent synthetic advances harnessing chemistry and biology. Natural Product Reports, https://doi.org/10.1039/d3np00051f

Covering: 2019 to 2023 Nucleoside analogues represent one of the most important classes of small molecule pharmaceuticals and their therapeutic development is successfully established within oncology and for the treatment of viral infections. However... Read More about Purine nucleoside antibiotics: recent synthetic advances harnessing chemistry and biology.

Harnessing a Biocatalyst to Bioremediate the Purification of Alkylglycosides (2023)
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Wahart, A. J. C., Dolan, J. P., Anderson, S. D., Cheallaigh, A. N., Staniland, J., Lima, M. A., …Cosgrove, S. C. (2023). Harnessing a Biocatalyst to Bioremediate the Purification of Alkylglycosides. ChemBioChem, Article e202300752. https://doi.org/10.1002/cbic.202300752

Wahart et al. demonstrate the use of an immobilised oxidase enzyme coupled to an extractive amino resin for the bioremediation of a common industrial surfactant. This allows the facile purification of alkyl monoglucosides without the need for high en... Read More about Harnessing a Biocatalyst to Bioremediate the Purification of Alkylglycosides.

A transcriptomics-based drug repositioning approach to identify drugs with similar activities for the treatment of muscle pathologies in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) models. (2023)
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Hoolachan, J. M., McCallion, E., Sutton, E. R., Çetin, Ö., Pacheco-Torres, P., Dimitriadi, M., …Bowerman, M. (2023). A transcriptomics-based drug repositioning approach to identify drugs with similar activities for the treatment of muscle pathologies in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) models. Human molecular genetics, ddad192. https://doi.org/10.1093/hmg/ddad192

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic neuromuscular disorder caused by the reduction of survival of motor neuron (SMN) protein levels. Although three SMN-augmentation therapies are clinically approved that significantly slow down disease progres... Read More about A transcriptomics-based drug repositioning approach to identify drugs with similar activities for the treatment of muscle pathologies in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) models..

Harnessing a Biocatalyst to Bioremediate the Purification of Alkylglycosides. (2023)
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Wahart, A. J. C., Dolan, J. P., Anderson, S. D., Cheallaigh, A. N., Staniland, J., Lima, M. A., …Cosgrove, S. C. (in press). Harnessing a Biocatalyst to Bioremediate the Purification of Alkylglycosides. ChemBioChem, Article e202300625. https://doi.org/10.1002/cbic.202300625

As the world moves towards net-zero carbon emissions, the development of sustainable chemical manufacturing processes is essential. Within manufacturing, purification by distillation is often used, however this process is energy intensive and methods... Read More about Harnessing a Biocatalyst to Bioremediate the Purification of Alkylglycosides..

Reverse thiophosphorylase activity of a glycoside phosphorylase in the synthesis of an unnatural Manβ1,4GlcNAc library † (2023)
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Keenan, T., Hatton, N. E., Porter, J., Vendeville, J., Wheatley, D. E., Ghirardello, M., …Fascione, M. A. (in press). Reverse thiophosphorylase activity of a glycoside phosphorylase in the synthesis of an unnatural Manβ1,4GlcNAc library †. Chemical Science, 14(42), 11638-11646. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3sc04169g

β-Mannosides are ubiquitous in nature, with diverse roles in many biological processes. Notably, Manβ1,4GlcNAc a constituent of the core N-glycan in eukaryotes was recently identified as an immune activator, highlighting its potential for use in immu... Read More about Reverse thiophosphorylase activity of a glycoside phosphorylase in the synthesis of an unnatural Manβ1,4GlcNAc library †.

Preparation of a 4′‐Thiouridine Building‐Block for Solid‐Phase Oligonucleotide Synthesis (2023)
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Benckendorff, C. M. M., Sanghvi, Y. S., & Miller, G. J. (2023). Preparation of a 4′‐Thiouridine Building‐Block for Solid‐Phase Oligonucleotide Synthesis. Current Protocols in Neuroscience, 3(9), e878. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpz1.878

Starting from a commercially available thioether, we report a nine‐step synthesis of a 4′‐thiouridine phosphoramidite building‐block. We install the uracil nucleobase using Pummerer‐type glycosylation of a sulfoxide intermediate followed by a series... Read More about Preparation of a 4′‐Thiouridine Building‐Block for Solid‐Phase Oligonucleotide Synthesis.

Virtual screening, identification and in vitro validation of small molecule GDP-mannose dehydrogenase inhibitors † (2023)
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Dolan, J., Ahmadipour, S., Wahart, A., Ni Cheallaigh, A., Sari, S., Eurtivong,, C., …Miller, G. (2023). Virtual screening, identification and in vitro validation of small molecule GDP-mannose dehydrogenase inhibitors †. RSC Chemical Biology, 4(11), 865-870. https://doi.org/10.1039/D3CB00126A

Upon undergoing mucoid conversion within the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, the pathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa synthesises copious quantities of the virulence factor and exopolysaccharide alginate. The enzyme guanosine diphosphate ma... Read More about Virtual screening, identification and in vitro validation of small molecule GDP-mannose dehydrogenase inhibitors †.

Indolo[2,3- e ]benzazocines and indolo[2,3- f ]benzazonines and their copper( ii ) complexes as microtubule destabilizing agents † (2023)
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Wittmann, C., Dömötör, O., Kuznetcova, I., Spengler, G., Reynisson, J., Holder, L., …Arion, V. B. (2023). Indolo[2,3- e ]benzazocines and indolo[2,3- f ]benzazonines and their copper( ii ) complexes as microtubule destabilizing agents †. Dalton Transactions, 52(29), 9964-9982. https://doi.org/10.1039/d3dt01632c

A series of four indolo[2,3-e]benzazocines HL1–HL4 and two indolo[2,3-f]benzazonines HL5 and HL6, as well as their respective copper(ii) complexes 1–6, were synthesized and characterized by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, ESI mass spectrometry, single c... Read More about Indolo[2,3- e ]benzazocines and indolo[2,3- f ]benzazonines and their copper( ii ) complexes as microtubule destabilizing agents †.

Realizing the Continuous Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Anilines Using an Immobilized Nitroreductase (2023)
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Cosgrove, S. C., Miller, G. J., Bornadel, A., & Dominguez, B. (2023). Realizing the Continuous Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Anilines Using an Immobilized Nitroreductase. ACS sustainable chemistry & engineering, 11(23), 8556-8561. https://doi.org/10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c01204

The use of biocatalysis for classically synthetic transformations has seen an increase in recent years, driven by the sustainability credentials bio-based approaches can offer the chemical industry. Despite this, the biocatalytic reduction of aromati... Read More about Realizing the Continuous Chemoenzymatic Synthesis of Anilines Using an Immobilized Nitroreductase.

Chemical Diversification of Carbocyclic Fluorinated Pyrimidine Nucleosides: Introducing 2'-Arabino Analogues and Ring Unsaturation (2023)
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Benckendorff, C. M. M., Hawes, C. S., Smith, M., & Miller, G. J. (2023). Chemical Diversification of Carbocyclic Fluorinated Pyrimidine Nucleosides: Introducing 2'-Arabino Analogues and Ring Unsaturation. SYNLETT, 35(06), 659-664. https://doi.org/10.1055/a-2079-9310

Analogues of the canonical nucleosides have a longstanding presence and proven capability within medicinal chemistry and drug-discovery research. Herein, we report chemical diversification of carbocyclic pyrimidine nucleosides containing CF2 and CHF... Read More about Chemical Diversification of Carbocyclic Fluorinated Pyrimidine Nucleosides: Introducing 2'-Arabino Analogues and Ring Unsaturation.

Chemical synthesis of amphiphilic glycoconjugates: Access to amino, fluorinated and sulfhydryl oleyl glucosides. (2023)
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Porter, J., Parisi, D., Miller, T., Cheallaigh, A. N., & Miller, G. J. (2023). Chemical synthesis of amphiphilic glycoconjugates: Access to amino, fluorinated and sulfhydryl oleyl glucosides. Carbohydrate Research, 530, Article 108854. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carres.2023.108854

Amphiphilic glycoconjugates offer an important prospect for development as chemical biology tools and biosurfactants. The chemical synthesis of such materials is required to expedite such prospect, compounded by the example of oleyl glycosides. Herei... Read More about Chemical synthesis of amphiphilic glycoconjugates: Access to amino, fluorinated and sulfhydryl oleyl glucosides..

A sulphated glycosaminoglycan extract from Placopecten magellanicus inhibits the Alzheimer's disease ß-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE-1). (2023)
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Mycroft-West, C., Devlin, A., Cooper, L., Guimond, S., Procter, P., Miller, G., …Skidmore, M. (2023). A sulphated glycosaminoglycan extract from Placopecten magellanicus inhibits the Alzheimer's disease ß-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE-1). Carbohydrate Research, 525, Article 108747. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carres.2023.108747

The clinically important anticoagulant heparin, a member of the glycosaminoglycan family of carbohydrates that is extracted predominantly from porcine and bovine tissue sources, has previously been shown to inhibit the ß-site amyloid precursor protei... Read More about A sulphated glycosaminoglycan extract from Placopecten magellanicus inhibits the Alzheimer's disease ß-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme 1 (BACE-1)..