Henri Cornelis Wals

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A series of novel 3,4-diarylpyrazolines was synthesized and evaluated in cannabinoid (hCB(1) and hCB(2)) receptor assays. The 3,4-diarylpyrazolines elicited potent in vitro CB(1) antagonistic activities and in general exhibited high CB(1) vs CB(2) receptor subtype selectivities. Some key representatives showed potent pharmacological in vivo activities after(More)
Novel 3,4-diarylpyrazolines 1 as potent CB1 receptor antagonists with lipophilicity lower than that of SLV319 are described. The key change is the replacement of the arylsulfonyl group in the original series by a dialkylaminosulfonyl moiety. The absolute configuration (4S) of eutomer 24 was established by X-ray diffraction analysis and 24 showed a close(More)
The design, synthesis and biological activities of potent pyrazole-based tricyclic CB1 receptor antagonists (2) are described. The key synthetic step involves the ring closure of the lithiated alpha, gamma-keto ester adduct (4). The optimal nitroderivative (28) in this series exhibits a high CB1 receptor affinity (pKi=7.2) as well as very potent(More)
The synthesis, structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies and intramolecular hydrogen bonding pattern of 1,3,5-trisubstituted 4,5-dihydropyrazoles are described. The target compounds 6-18 represent a novel class of potent and selective CB(1) receptor antagonists. Based on X-ray diffraction data, the orally active 17 is shown to elicit a different(More)
The synthesis and structure-activity relationship studies of imidazoles are described. The target compounds 6-20 represent a novel chemotype of potent and CB(2)/CB(1) selective cannabinoid CB(2) receptor antagonists/inverse agonists with very high binding efficiencies in combination with favourable logP and calculated polar surface area values. Compound 12(More)
The synthesis and SAR of 3-alkyl-4-aryl-4,5-dihydropyrazole-1-carboxamides 1-23 and 1-alkyl-5-aryl-4,5-dihydropyrazole-3-carboxamides 24-27 as two novel cannabinoid CB(1) receptor agonist classes were described. The target compounds elicited high affinities to the CB(1) as well as the CB(2) receptor and were found to act as CB(1) receptor agonists. The key(More)
Series of thiazoles, triazoles, and imidazoles were designed as bioisosteres, based on the 1,5-diarylpyrazole motif that is present in the potent CB(1) receptor antagonist rimonabant (SR141716A, 1). A number of target compounds was synthesized and evaluated in cannabinoid (hCB(1) and hCB(2)) receptor assays. The thiazoles, triazoles, and imidazoles elicited(More)
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