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A growing body of evidence suggests an important contribution of the cellular actions of thrombin to thrombosis and restenosis following angioplasty. Recently we reported on SCH 79797 (N3-cyclopropyl-7-¿[4-(1-methylethyl)phenyl]methyl¿-7H-pyrrolo[3, 2-f]quinazoline-1,3-diamine) and its analogs as new potent, nonpeptide thrombin receptor antagonists. This(More)
The discovery of an exceptionally potent series of thrombin receptor (PAR-1) antagonists based on the natural product himbacine is described. Optimization of this series has led to the discovery of 4 (SCH 530348), a potent, oral antiplatelet agent that is currently undergoing Phase-III clinical trials for acute coronary syndrome (unstable angina/non-ST(More)
SCH 33861 is a novel, non-sulfhydryl angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor. Topical administration of the compound to the eye of conscious rabbits was employed to examine actions on intraocular pressure (IOP). Falls in IOP resulted from SCH 33861 (0.001-0.01%) administration. Ocular hypotensive responses were sustained for as long as 24 hrs(More)
The influence of D-lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and mescaline on adenylate cyclase activity was studied in homogenates of Cebus and rhesus monkey anterior limbic cortex (ALC), frontal cortex (FC), caudate nucleus and retina. Previous studies have shown these tissues to contain dopamine-stimulated adenylate cyclase (AC). In addition, we are now reporting(More)
SCH 51866 is a potent and selective PDE1 and PDE5 inhibitor. The antiplatelet, antiproliferative, and hemodynamic effects of SCH 51866 were compared with those of E4021, a highly selective PDE5 inhibitor. SCH 51866 inhibited PDE1 and PDE5 isozymes with a 50% inhibitory concentration (IC50) of 70 and 60 nM, respectively. SCH 51866 and E4021 inhibited washed(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible roles of selective inhibition of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) isozymes, adenylate cyclase activation, and tissue cyclic 3',5'-adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP) elevation in the positive inotropic action of five new cardiotonic drugs. Three PDE isozymes (PDE I, II and III),(More)
In this study three forms of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase (PDE) isolated from rabbit aorta were pharmacologically characterized, and the consequence of selective inhibition of calmodulin-stimulated PDE (CaM-PDE) and cGMP specific PDE (cG-PDE) was evaluated using PDE inhibitors. The cG-PDE (F1) was selectively inhibited by M&B 22948 (IC50 = 0.5(More)
A series of pyrroloquinazolines has been discovered that represent novel small molecule inhibitors of the intramolecular ligand of the thrombin receptor. Analogs were prepared to study the structure-activity relationships of substitution at the N 1, N3, and N7 positions of the heterocycle. Compounds 4e and 4f have been identified with IC50's of 56 and 52(More)
A thrombin receptor-radioligand binding assay was developed using [3H]A(pF-F)R(ChA)(hR)Y-NH2 ([3H]haTRAP), a high affinity thrombin receptor-activating peptide (TRAP), and human platelet membranes. Scatchard analysis of saturation binding data indicated that [3H]haTRAP bound to platelet membranes with a Kd of 15 nM and a Bmax of 5.2 pmol/mg of protein. The(More)