Asako Nagahira

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Phosphodiesterase 7A (PDE7A) has been suggested to be involved in activation of T lymphocytes. In the present study, a possible involvement of PDE7A in function of preactivated T cells (i.e. T lymphoblasts) was investigated using ASB16165, an inhibitor for PDE7A. ASB16165, which has an IC50 value of 15 nM for human PDE7A, suppressed IL-12-induced IFN-gamma(More)
A series of 2-alkylamino nicotinamide analogs was prepared as orally active ghrelin receptor (ghrelinR) inverse agonists. Starting from compound 1, oral bioavailability was improved by modifying metabolically unstable sites and reducing molecular weight. Brain-permeable compound 33 and compound 24 with low brain permeability were tested in rat models of(More)
Protein tyrosine phosphatase receptor-type Z (PTPRZ) is aberrantly over-expressed in glioblastoma and a causative factor for its malignancy. However, small molecules that selectively inhibit the catalytic activity of PTPRZ have not been discovered. We herein performed an in vitro screening of a chemical library, and identified SCB4380 as the first potent(More)
OBJECTIVES Cadherin-11 (CDH11) is an adhesion molecule that anchors β-catenin and is involved with various functions of synovial fibroblast cells (SFCs) during the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, the mechanism of CDH11 during RA-SFC proliferation is unclear. The aim of our study was to clarify the involvement of CDH11 and β-catenin(More)
New inverse agonists of the ghrelin receptor (ghrelinR) were obtained through high-throughput screening and subsequent structural modification of 2-aminoalkyl nicotinamide derivatives. The key structural feature to improve in vitro activity was the introduction of a diazabicyclo ring at the 5-position of the pyridine ring. The final product showed potent(More)
An intravenous injection of Concanavalin A (Con A) elevated the serum level of alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity, a marker for liver damage, and an oral administration of PDE7A inhibitor SUN11817 suppressed the increase of ALT activity in a dose-dependent manner. Histological analysis revealed that Con A injection caused extensive liver damage, and(More)
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