Hiroshi Yuita

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CS-0777 (3) is phosphorylated in vivo, and the phosphate of CS-0777 (CS-0777-P) (4) acts as a selective S1P receptor-1 (S1P1) modulator. We report herein the synthesis of CS-0777 and CS-0777-P, pharmacological effects such as S1P1 and S1P3 agonist activity in vitro, peripheral blood lymphocyte lowering effects and the suppressive effect on experimental(More)
Caramel color is widely used in the food industry, and its many variations are generally considered to be safe. It has been known for a long time that THI (2-acetyl-4-(tetrahydroxybutyl)imidazole), a component of caramel color III, causes lymphopenia in animals through sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) lyase (S1PL) inhibition. However, this mechanism of action(More)
MGL1/CD301a is a C-type lectin that recognizes galactose and N-acetylgalactosamine as monosaccharides and is expressed on limited populations of macrophages and dendritic cells at least in adult mice. In this study, pregnant mice with Mgl1+/- genotype were mated with Mgl1+/- or Mgl1-/- genotype males, and the embryos were used to assess a hypothesis that(More)
S1P(3)-sparing S1P(1) agonists have attracted attention as a suppressant of autoimmunity with reduced side effects. Our synthetic efforts and extensive SAR studies led to the discovery of 10b named CS-2100 with the EC(50) value of 4.0 nM for human S1P(1) and over 5000-fold selectivity against S1P(3). The in vivo immunosuppressive efficacy was evaluated in(More)
We have previously disclosed 1,2,4-oxadiazole derivative 3 as a potent S1P(3)-sparing S1P(1) agonist. Although compound 3 exhibits potent and manageable immunosuppressive efficacy in various in vivo models, recent studies have revealed that its 1,2,4-oxadiazole ring is subjected to enterobacterial decomposition. As provisions for unpredictable issues, a(More)
Modulators of sphingosine phosphate receptor-1 (S1P(1)) have recently been focused as a suppressant of autoimmunity. We have discovered a 4-ethylthiophene-based S1P(1) agonist 1-({4-Ethyl-5-[5-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl]-2-thienyl}methyl)azetidine-3-carboxylic acid (CS-2100, 8) showing potent S1P(1) agonist activity against S1P(3) and an(More)
Pharmacokinetic (PK) and pharmacodynamic (PD) modeling was conducted for the reduction of peripheral lymphocytes after oral administration of CS-0777 to healthy rats, monkeys and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) induced rats. The phosphorylated active metabolite of CS-0777, M1, is a selective sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor-1 modulator. A(More)
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