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Chemistry Platform

The chemical biology platform enables the use of chemical probes to understand biologic pathways and phenotype cellular states in health and disease. These probes may be directed at validated disease targets, or applied in a "forward genetic" approach that is systematic and less dependent on a priori assumptions. Platform activities encompass three interrelated efforts: 1) Synthetic chemistry, including the creation of novel small molecules, diversity oriented synthesis (DOS) and other libraries; 2) High-throughput screening and analysis, utilizing a variety of biochemical, metabolic, and high-content imaging measurements and 3) a Chemistry Core for the production and quality control of imaging probes that are not commercially available.

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Recent Publications (more...)

Rodell CB, Arlauckas SP, Cuccarese MF, Garris CS, Li R, Ahmed MS, Kohler RH, Pittet MJ, Weissleder R
TLR7/8-agonist-loaded nanoparticles promote the polarization of tumour-associated macrophages to enhance cancer immunotherapy.
Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2018;:ePub - DOI: 10.1038/s41551-018-0236-8
Vinegoni C, Feruglio PF, Gryczynski I, Mazitschek R, Weissleder R
Fluorescence anisotropy imaging in drug discovery.
Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2018;:ePub - PMID: 29410158 - PMCID: PMC6072632 - DOI: 10.1016/j.addr.2018.01.019
Shao H, Im H, Castro CM, Breakefield X, Weissleder R, Lee H
New Technologies for Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles.
Chem Rev. 2018;118(4):1917-1950 - PMID: 29384376 - PMCID: PMC6029891 - DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00534
Zhao WN, Ghosh B, Tyler M, Lalonde J, Joseph NF, Kosaric N, Fass DM, Tsai LH, Mazitschek R, Haggarty SJ
Class I Histone Deacetylase Inhibition by Tianeptinaline Modulates Neuroplasticity and Enhances Memory.
ACS Chem Neurosci. 2018;:ePub - PMID: 29932631 - DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00116

Recent News (more...)

2016-12-02: Ralph Mazitschek, PhD received new patent for Compounds for Treating Infectious Diseases. Susan Lindquist, Catherine McLellan and Luke Whitesell, MD were co-inventors.
2013-07-15: ChemistryViews.org highlights CSB paper on the Fastest and the Brightest Fluorescent Probe based on BODIPY-Tz components.
2013-05-23: Novel imaging probe platform developed at CSB enables imaging - "BODIPY–Tetrazine Derivatives as Superbright Bioorthogonal Turn-on Probes"
2012-02-13: "Secrets of ancient Chinese remedy revealed" - Harvard Gazette features latest work from Dr. Mazitschek. (pdf). It is also on the Top 10 Chart in Nature Chemical Biology (pdf)