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We report our discovery of a novel series of potent and selective dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-4) inhibitors. Starting from a lead identified by scaffold-hopping approach, our discovery and development efforts were focused on exploring structure-activity relationships, optimizing pharmacokinetic profile, improving in vitro and in vivo efficacy, and(More)
Phenylglycine substituted isoquinolones 1 and 2 have previously been described as potent dual ROCK1/ROCK2 inhibitors. Here we describe the further SAR of this series to improve metabolic stability and rat oral exposure. Piperidine analog 20 which demonstrates sustained blood pressure normalization in an SHR blood pressure reduction model was identified(More)
A highly selective series of bisbenzamide inhibitors of Rho-associated coiled-coil forming protein kinase (ROCK) and a related ureidobenzamide series, both identified by high throughput screening (HTS), are described. Details of the hit validation and lead generation process, including structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies, a selectivity assessment,(More)
A main challenge in the development of new agents for the treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections is the identification of chemotypes that efficiently penetrate the cell envelope and are not susceptible to established resistance mechanisms. Siderophore-conjugated monocarbams are attractive because of their ability to hijack the bacteria's iron uptake(More)
Two closely related scaffolds were identified through an uHTS campaign as desirable starting points for the development of Rho-Kinase (ROCK) inhibitors. Here, we describe our hit-to-lead evaluation process which culminated in the rapid discovery of potent leads such as 22 which successfully demonstrated an early in vivo proof of concept for(More)
Compound 1 ((4-amino-3,5-dichlorophenyl)-1-(4-methylpiperidin-1-yl)-4-(2-nitroimidazol-1-yl)-1-oxobutane-2-sulfonamido) was discovered to be a 690nM antagonist of human CCR10 Ca2+ flux. Optimization delivered (2R)-4-(2-cyanopyrrol-1-yl)-S-(1H-indol-4-yl)-1-(4-methylpiperidin-1-yl)-1-oxobutane-2-sulfonamido (eut-22) that is 300 fold more potent a CCR10(More)