Patents by Inventor Rita FUERST

Rita FUERST has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200181095
    Abstract: We describe the use of comparative structural analysis and structure-guided molecular design to develop potent and selective inhibitors (10d and (S)-17b) of matrix metalloproteinase 13 (MMP-13). We applied a three-step process, starting with a comparative analysis of the X-ray crystallographic structure of compound 5 in complex with MMP-13 with published structures of known MMP-13 inhibitor complexes followed by molecular design and synthesis of potent, but non-selective zinc-chelating MMP inhibitors (e.g., 10a and 10b). After demonstrating that the pharmacophores of the chelating inhibitors (S)-10a, (R)-10a, and 10b were binding within the MMP-13 active site, the Zn2+ chelating unit was replaced with non-chelating polar residues that bridged over the Zn2+ binding site and reach into a solvent accessible area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Applicants: Florida Atlantic University Board of Trustees, The Scripps Research Institute
    Inventors: Gregg B. FIELDS, William R. ROUSH, Jun Yong CHOI, Rita FUERST