Eduardo L Setti

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A new series of nonpeptidic cathepsin K inhibitors that are based on a beta-substituted cyclohexanecarboxamide motif has been developed. Lead optimization yielded compounds with sub-nanomolar potency and exceptional selectivity profiles against cathepsins B, L, and S. Use of fluorine atoms to block metabolism on the cyclohexyl ring led to compounds with(More)
A novel series of nonpeptidic biaryl compounds was identified as potent and reversible inhibitors of cathepsin K. The P2-P3 amide bond of a known amino acetonitrile dipeptide 1 was replaced with a phenyl ring, thereby giving rise to this biaryl series that retained potency vs cathepsin K and showed an improved selectivity profile against other cathepsins.(More)
We have prepared a series of achiral aminoacetonitriles, bearing tri-ring benzamide moieties and an aminocyclohexanecarboxylate residue at P2. This combination of binding elements resulted in sub-250 pM, reversible, selective, and orally bioavailable cathepsin K inhibitors. Lead compounds displayed single digit nanomolar inhibition in vitro (of rabbit(More)
Since telomerase plays a role in cellular resistance to apoptosis, which is the primary mode of cell death induced by several drugs, telomerase could be involved in determining the chemosensitivity profile of tumor cells. Thus, we investigated the relationship between telomerase activity, telomere length and chemosensitivity to effective antitumor agents in(More)
The Ras/RAF/MEK/ERK mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway plays a central role in the regulation of cell growth, differentiation, and survival. Expression of mutant BRAF(V600E) results in constitutive activation of the MAPK pathway, which can lead to uncontrolled cellular growth. Herein, we describe an SAR optimization campaign around a(More)
The b-lactamases catalyze the hydrolysis of the b-lactam bond of a variety of b-lactam antibiotics destroying their antibacterial activity. During the last decades, there has been an inexorable spread of b-lactamase genes into species that previously were not known to possess them. One approach to combat the action of the b-lactamase is to inhibit the(More)
Aryl phenyl ureas with a 4-quinazolinoxy substituent at the meta-position of the phenyl ring are potent inhibitors of mutant and wild type BRAF kinase. Compound 7 (1-(5-tert-butylisoxazol-3-yl)-3-(3-(6,7-dimethoxyquinazolin-4-yloxy)phenyl)urea hydrochloride) exhibits good pharmacokinetic properties in rat and mouse and is efficacious in a mouse tumor(More)
The chemical synthesis of a series of new penam sulfone derivatives bearing a 2beta-substituted-oxyimino and -hydrazone substituents, their beta-lactamase inhibitory properties against selected enzymes representing class A and C beta-lactamases are reported. The oxime containing penam sulfones strongly inhibited the Escherichia coli TEM-1 and Klebsiella(More)