Carolyn M McHale

Learn More
HCV NS3/4a protease inhibitors are proven therapeutic agents against chronic hepatitis C virus infection, with boceprevir and telaprevir having recently received regulatory approval as add-on therapy to pegylated interferon/ribavirin for patients harboring genotype 1 infections. Overcoming antiviral resistance, broad genotype coverage, and a convenient(More)
A new class of HCV NS3/4a protease inhibitors containing a P2 to P4 macrocyclic constraint was designed using a molecular modeling-derived strategy. Building on the profile of previous clinical compounds and exploring the P2 and linker regions of the series allowed for optimization of broad genotype and mutant enzyme potency, cellular activity, and rat(More)
With the goal of identifying inhibitors of hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4a protease that are potent against a wide range of genotypes and clinically relevant mutant viruses, several subseries of macrocycles were investigated based on observations made during the discovery of MK-5172. Quinazolinone-containing macrocycles were identified as promising leads,(More)
BACKGROUND Vaniprevir with P/R improved SVR rates over P/R alone in treatment-experienced patients with chronic HCV-genotype 1 infection, but treatment failure presents therapeutic challenges. We identified RAVs from non-cirrhotic patients failing to achieve SVR on vaniprevir-containing regimens from a dose/duration-ranging trial of triple-combination(More)
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) nonstructural protein 3 (NS3) with its cofactor NS4A is a pivotal enzyme for the replication of HCV. Inhibition of NS3-4A protease activity has been validated as an antiviral target in clinical studies of inhibitors of the enzyme. We have developed a sensitive time-resolved fluorescence (TRF) assay capable of detecting very low(More)
A series of macrocyclic compounds containing a cyclic constraint in the P2-P4 linker region have been discovered and shown to exhibit excellent HCV NS3/4a genotype 3a and genotype 1b R155K, A156T, A156V, and D168V mutant activity while maintaining high rat liver exposure. The effect of the constraint is most dramatic against gt 1b A156 mutants where(More)
A series of macrocyclic compounds containing 2-substituted-quinoline moieties have been discovered and shown to exhibit excellent HCV NS3/4a genotype 3a and genotype 1b R155K mutant activity while maintaining the high rat liver exposure. Cyclization of the 2-substituted quinoline substituent led to a series of tricyclic P2 compounds which also display(More)
  • 1