Hiromi Yoshiuchi

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A series of 1-sulfonylaminocyclopropanecarboxylates was synthesized as ADAMTS-5 (Aggrecanase-2) inhibitors. After an intensive investigation of the central cyclopropane core including its absolute stereochemistry and substituents, we found compound 22 with an Agg-2 IC50=7.4 nM, the most potent ADAMTS-5 inhibitor reported so far.
Aggrecanases, particularly aggrecanase-1 (ADAMTS-4) and aggrecanase-2 (ADAMTS-5), are believed to be key enzymes involved in the articular cartilage breakdown that leads to osteoarthritis. Thus, aggrecanases are considered to be viable drug targets for the treatment of this debilitating disease. A series of(More)
A series of N-substituted sulfonylamino-alkanecarboxylate ADAMTS-5 (Aggrecanase-2) inhibitors has been synthesized and the in vitro enzyme SAR is discussed. This report is the first example of carboxylate-based ADAMTS-5 inhibitors which show strong potency of IC(50)<0.1muM with excellent selectivity over MMP-1 and TACE.
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