Brian K Sorensen

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Endothelins (ETs), 21-amino-acid peptides involved in the pathogenesis of various diseases, bind to ET(A) and ET(B) receptors to initiate their effects. Based on the same core structure, we have developed four small-molecule ET receptor antagonists, ABT-627, ABT-546, A-182086 and A-192621, which exhibit difference in selectivity for ET(A) and ET(B)(More)
The synthesis and evaluation of analogues of previously reported farnesyltransferase inhibitors, pyridyl benzyl ether 3 and pyridylbenzylamine 4, are described. Substitution of 3 at the 5-position of the core aryl ring resulted in inhibitors of equal or less potency against the enzyme and decreased efficacy in a cellular assay against Ras processing by the(More)
Two structurally distinct series of potent and selective inhibitors of an aspartyl protease-like endothelin converting enzyme (ECE) activity identified in the rat lung have been developed. Pepstatin A, which potently inhibits the rat lung ECE, served as the basis for the first series. Alternatively, selected renin inhibitors containing the dihydroxyethylene(More)
The synthesis and structure-activity relationships (SAR) of a series of pyrrolidine-3-carboxylic acids as endothelin antagonists are described. The data shows an increase in selectivity when the methoxy of Atrasentan (ABT-627) is replaced with methyl, and the benzodioxole is replaced with dihydrobenzofuran. Adding a fluorine further increases the binding(More)
The benzodioxole ((methylenedioxy)benzene) group is present in a number of endothelin (ET) receptor antagonists thus far reported. As part of our own endothelin antagonist program we have developed (2R*,3R*,4S*)-1-(N,N-dibutylacetamido)-4-(1,3-benzodioxol-5- yl)-2-(4-methoxyphenyl)pyrrolidine-3-carboxylic acid (A-127722). This is a potent antagonist,(More)
Endothelins, ET-1, ET-2, and ET-3 are potent vasoconstricting and mitogenic 21-amino acid bicyclic peptides, which exert their effects upon binding to the ET(A) and ET(B) receptors. The ET(A) receptor mediates vasoconstriction and smooth muscle cell proliferation, and the ET(B) receptor mediates different effects in different tissues, including nitric oxide(More)
Abbott-81988 (A-81988), 2-(N-n-Propyl-N-[(2'-[1H-tetrazol-5-yl]biphenyl-4- yl)methyl]amino)pyridine-3-carboxylic acid is a potent, competitive, non-peptidic antagonist of angiotensin AT1 receptors. A-81988 was labeled with tritium to high specific activity (16 Ci/mmol) and radioligand binding assays performed in rat liver membranes. [3H]A-81988 bound with(More)
When the dialkylacetamide side chain of the ET(A)-selective antagonist ABT-627 is replaced with a 2,6-dialkylacetanilide, the resultant analogues show a complete reversal of receptor selectivity, preferring ET(B) over ET(A). By optimizing the aniline substitution pattern, as well as the alkoxy group on the 2-aryl substituent, it is possible to prepare(More)
We have discovered a novel class of endothelin (ET) receptor antagonists through pharmacophore analysis of the existing non-peptide ET antagonists. On the basis of this analysis, we determined that a pyrrolidine ring might replace the indian ring in SB 209670. The resultant compounds were readily prepared and amenable to extensive SAR studies. Thus a series(More)
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