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Inhibition of gamma-secretase presents a direct target for lowering Aβ production in the brain as a therapy for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, gamma-secretase is known to process multiple substrates in addition to amyloid precursor protein (APP), most notably Notch, which has limited clinical development of inhibitors targeting this enzyme. It has been… (More)
Production of amyloid beta peptides (Abeta), followed by their deposition in the brain as amyloid plaques, contributes to the hallmark pathology of Alzheimer disease. The enzymes responsible for production of Abeta, BACE1 and gamma-secretase, are therapeutic targets for treatment of Alzheimer disease. Two presenilin (PS) homologues, referred to as PS1 and… (More)
Discovery of a series of pyrazolopiperidine sulfonamide based gamma-secretase inhibitors and its SAR evolution is described. Significant increases in APP potency on the pyrazolopiperidine scaffold over the original N-bicyclic sulfonamide scaffold were achieved and this potency increase translated in an improved in vivo efficacy.
Herein, we describe our strategy to design metabolically stable γ-secretase inhibitors which are selective for inhibition of Aβ generation over Notch. We highlight our synthetic strategy to incorporate diversity and chirality. Compounds 30 (ELND006) and 34 (ELND007) both entered human clinical trials. The in vitro and in vivo characteristics for these two… (More)
The B1 receptor is an attractive target for the treatment of pain and inflammation. A series of 3-carboxamido-5-phenacylamino pyrazole B1 receptor antagonists are described that exhibit good potency against B1 and high selectivity over B2. Initially, N-unsubstituted pyrazoles were studied, but these compounds suffered from extensive glucuronidation in… (More)
The structure-activity relationship of the prime region of hydroxyethylamine BACE inhibitors is described. Variation in the aryl linker region with 5- and 6-membered heterocycles provided compounds such as 33 with improved permeability and reduced P-gp liability compared to benzyl amine analog 1.
Polo-like kinase-2 (Plk-2) has been implicated as the dominant kinase involved in the phosphorylation of α-synuclein in Lewy bodies, which are one of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease neuropathology. Potent, selective, brain-penetrant inhibitors of Plk-2 were obtained from a structure-guided drug discovery approach driven by the first reported… (More)
Herein we describe the structure-activity relationship (SAR) of amino-caprolactam analogs derived from amino-caprolactam benzene sulfonamide 1, highlighting affects on the potency of γ-secretase inhibition, selectivity for the inhibition of APP versus Notch processing by γ-secretase and selected pharmakokinetic properties. Amino-caprolactams that are… (More)
The preparation of novel tetrahydro-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-c]pyridines is reported. Pivotal to the synthesis of these compounds was the development of mild reaction conditions to generate a highly functionalized nitrilimine capable of undergoing an intramolecular cycloaddition with a tethered alkyne. The desired cycloadduct was formed as an equal mixture of… (More)
Mitsunobu reactions were employed to link t-butyl esters of α4 integrin inhibitors at each of the termini of a three-arm, 40 kDa, branched PEG. Cleavage of the t-butyl esters using HCO2H provided easily isolated PEG derivatives, which are potent α4 integrin inhibitors, and which achieve sustained levels and bioactivity in vivo, following subcutaneous… (More)