Chad A Van Huis

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Bz-423 is an inhibitor of the mitochondrial F(1)F(0)-ATPase, with therapeutic properties in murine models of immune diseases. Here, we study the binding of a water-soluble Bz-423 analog (5-(3-(aminomethyl)phenyl)-7-chloro- 1-methyl-3-(naphthalen-2-ylmethyl)-1H-benzo][e][1,4]diazepin-2(3H)-one); (1) to its target subunit on the enzyme, the oligomycin(More)
Herein, we report the discovery of novel, proline-based factor Xa inhibitors containing a neutral P1 chlorophenyl pharmacophore. Through the additional incorporation of 1-(4-amino-3-fluoro-phenyl)-1H-pyridin-2-one 22, as a P4 pharmacophore, we discovered compound 7 (PD 0348292). This compound is a selective, orally bioavailable, efficacious FXa inhibitor(More)
Renin is an aspartyl protease involved in the production of angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor. Renin inhibitors can prevent blood vessel constriction and therefore could be useful for the treatment of hypertension. High-throughput screening efforts identified a small molecule renin inhibitor with a core substituted diaminopyrimidine ring. Parallel(More)
A novel series of pyrrolidine-1,2-dicarboxamides was discovered as factor Xa inhibitors using structure-based drug design. This series consisted of a neutral 4-chlorophenylurea P1, a biphenylsulfonamide P4 and a D-proline scaffold (1, IC(50) = 18 nM). Optimization of the initial hit resulted in an orally bioavailable, subnanomolar inhibitor of factor Xa(More)
The activated Factor VII/tissue factor complex (FVIIa/TF) plays a key role in the formation of blood clots. Inhibition of this complex may lead to new antithrombotic drugs. An X-ray crystal structure of a fluoropyridine-based FVIIa/TF inhibitor bound in the active site of the enzyme complex suggested that incorporation of substitution at the 5-position of(More)
Inappropriate thrombus formation within blood vessels is the leading cause of mortality in the industrialized world. Factor Xa (FXa) is a trypsin-like serine protease that plays a key role in the blood coagulation cascade and represents an attractive target for anticoagulant drug development. From a high-throughput in vitro mass screen of our chemical(More)
We report the design and synthesis of a series of 6-(2,4-diaminopyrimidinyl)-1,4-benzoxazin-3-ones as orally bioavailable small molecule inhibitors of renin. Compounds with a 2-methyl-2-aryl substitution pattern exhibit potent renin inhibition and good permeability, solubility, and metabolic stability. Oral bioavailability was found to be dependent on(More)
Cholesterol absorption inhibition (CAI) represents an important treatment option for hypercholesterolemia. Herein, we report the design and evaluation of a series of substituted oxazolidinones as ligands for the Niemann Pick C1 Like 1 (NPC1L1) protein, a key mediator of cholesterol transport. Novel analogs were initially evaluated in a brush border membrane(More)
Aiming to improve upon previously disclosed Factor Xa inhibitors, a series of 4,4-disubstituted pyrrolidine-1,2-dicarboxamides were explored with the intent of increasing the projected human half-life versus 5 (projected human t(1/2)=6 h). A stereospecific route to compounds containing a 4-aryl-4-hydroxypyrrolidine scaffold was developed, resulting in(More)
RORγt is the key transcription factor controlling the development and function of CD4+ Th17 and CD8+ Tc17 cells. Across a range of human tumors, about 15% of the CD4+ T cell fraction in tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes are RORγ+ cells. To evaluate the role of RORγ in antitumor immunity, we have identified synthetic, small molecule agonists that selectively(More)