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Voltage-gated sodium (Nav) channels play a fundamental role in the generation and propagation of electrical impulses in excitable cells. Here we describe two unique structurally related nanomolar potent small molecule Nav channel inhibitors that exhibit up to 1,000-fold selectivity for human Nav1.3/Nav1.1 (ICA-121431, IC50, 19 nM) or Nav1.7 (PF-04856264,(More)
Voltage dependent sodium channels are widely recognized as valuable targets for the development of therapeutic interventions for neuroexcitatory disorders such as epilepsy and pain as well as cardiac arrhythmias. An ongoing challenge for sodium channel drug discovery is the ability to readily evaluate state dependent interactions, which are known to(More)
With the emergence of combinatorial chemistry, whether based on parallel, mixture, solution, or solid phase chemistry, it is now possible to generate large numbers of diverse or focused compound libraries. In this paper we aim to demonstrate that it is possible to design targeted libraries by applying nonparametric statistical methods, recursive(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE NaV 1.8 ion channels have been highlighted as important molecular targets for the design of low MW blockers for the treatment of chronic pain. Here, we describe the effects of PF-01247324, a new generation, selective, orally bioavailable Nav 1.8 channel blocker of novel chemotype. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH The inhibition of Nav 1.8(More)
Human genetic studies show that the voltage gated sodium channel 1.7 (Nav1.7) is a key molecular determinant of pain sensation. However, defining the Nav1.7 contribution to nociceptive signalling has been hampered by a lack of selective inhibitors. Here we report two potent and selective arylsulfonamide Nav1.7 inhibitors; PF-05198007 and PF-05089771, which(More)
We studied the effect of a novel anti-inflammatory agent, tenidap, on a cloned inwardly rectifying K+ channel, hKir2.3. Tenidap (a) potently potentiated 86Rb+ efflux through hKir2.3 channels expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells (EC50=402 nM), (b) reversibly and dose-dependently increased whole-cell and macro-patch hKir2.3 currents (maximum whole-cell(More)
The voltage dependent sodium channel Nav1.9, is expressed preferentially in peripheral sensory neurons and has been linked to human genetic pain disorders, which makes it target of interest for the development of new pain therapeutics. However, characterization of Nav1.9 pharmacology has been limited due in part to the historical difficulty of functionally(More)
1. Openers of ATP-sensitive K(+) channels are of interest in several therapeutic indications including overactive bladder and other lower urinary tract disorders. This study reports on the in vitro and in vivo characterization of a structurally novel naphthylamide N-[2-(2,2,2-trifluoro-1-hydroxy-1-trifluoromethyl-ethyl)-naphthalen-1-yl]-acetamide(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Aryl sulfonamide Nav 1.3 or Nav 1.7 voltage-gated sodium (Nav ) channel inhibitors interact with the Domain 4 voltage sensor domain (D4 VSD). During studies to better understand the structure-activity relationship of this interaction, an additional mode of channel modulation, specifically slowing of inactivation, was revealed by(More)
A series of acidic diaryl ether heterocyclic sulfonamides that are potent and subtype selective NaV1.7 inhibitors is described. Optimization of early lead matter focused on removal of structural alerts, improving metabolic stability and reducing cytochrome P450 inhibition driven drug-drug interaction concerns to deliver the desired balance of preclinical in(More)
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