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Elevation of glycine levels by inhibition of the glycine transporter-1 (GlyT-1) and activation of the NMDA receptor is a potential strategy for the treatment of schizophrenia. A novel series of 2-arylsulfanylphenyl-1-oxyalkyl amino acids have been identified. The most prominent member of this series… (More)
In this Letter, we describe a chemical lead optimization campaign starting from a novel, weak α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor positive allosteric modulator (PAM) hit from a HTS screen. Exploration of the structure-activity relationships for α7 PAM potency, intrinsic hepatic clearance, the structure-property relationships for lipophilicity, and… (More)
Sortilin is a type I membrane glycoprotein belonging to the vacuolar protein sorting 10 protein (Vps10p) family of sorting receptors and is most abundantly expressed in the central nervous system. Sortilin has emerged as a key player in the regulation of neuronal viability and has been implicated as a possible therapeutic target in a range of disorders.… (More)
The identification of the novel, selective, orally bioavailable Sortilin inhibitor AF38469 is described. Structure-activity relationships and syntheses are reported, along with an X-ray crystal structure of the sortilin-AF38469 protein-inhibitor complex.