Garry Pairaudeau

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Starting from adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the identification of a novel series of P2Y(12) receptor antagonists and exploitation of their SAR is described. Modifications of the acidic side chain and the purine core and investigation of hydrophobic substituents led to a series of neutral molecules. The leading compound, 17 (AZD6140), is currently in a large(More)
The pharmaceutical industry remains under huge pressure to address the high attrition rates in drug development. Attempts to reduce the number of efficacy- and safety-related failures by analysing possible links to the physicochemical properties of small-molecule drug candidates have been inconclusive because of the limited size of data sets from individual(More)
The application of lean sigma is gaining momentum in drug discovery and development but it remains controversial because of perceptions that process improvement will suppress much-needed creativity and innovation. We review the conditions required to support creativity and innovation and the principles and benefits of lean sigma in a drug discovery(More)
The neutrophil enzyme myeloperoxidase (MPO) promotes oxidative stress in numerous inflammatory pathologies by producing hypohalous acids. Its inadvertent activity is a prime target for pharmacological control. Previously, salicylhydroxamic acid was reported to be a weak reversible inhibitor of MPO. We aimed to identify related hydroxamates that are good(More)
A novel series of small molecule C5a antagonists is reported. In particular, in vitro metabolic studies and solution based combinatorial synthesis are demonstrated as useful tools for the rapid identification of antagonists with low in vitro clearance. Members of this series specifically inhibited the binding of (125)I-labeled C5a to human recombinant C5a(More)
This paper describes the development of a QSAR model for the rational control of functional duration of topical long-acting dual D(2)-receptor/beta(2)-adrenoceptor agonists for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A QSAR model highlighted the importance of lipophilicity and ionization in controlling beta(2) duration. It was found that(More)
A series of dibasic des-hydroxy β2 receptor agonists has been prepared and evaluated for potential as inhaled ultralong acting bronchodilators. Determination of activities at the human β-adrenoreceptors demonstrated a series of highly potent and selective β2 receptor agonists that were progressed to further study in a guinea pig histamine-induced(More)
Libraries of dibasic compounds designed around the molecular scaffold of the DA(2)/β(2) dual agonist sibenadet (Viozan™) have yielded a number of promising starting points that have been further optimised into novel potent and selective target molecules with required pharmacokinetic properties. From a shortlist, 31 was discovered as a novel, high potency,(More)