Jason K Myers

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A library of benzamides was tested for alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonist activity using a chimeric receptor in a functional, cell-based, high-throughput assay. From this library, quinuclidine benzamides were found to have alpha7 nAChR agonist activity. The SAR diverged from the activity of this compound class verses the 5-HT(3)(More)
N-[(3R)-1-Azabicyclo[2.2.2]oct-3-yl]furo[2,3-c]pyridine-5-carboxamide (14, PHA-543,613), a novel agonist of the alpha7 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (alpha7 nAChR), has been identified as a potential treatment of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. Compound 14 is a potent and selective alpha7 nAChR agonist with an excellent in vitro profile.(More)
Apolipoprotein E plays an important role in recovery from acute brain injury and risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. We demonstrate that biologically relevant concentrations of apoE suppress microglial activation and release of TNFalpha and NO in a dose-dependent fashion. Peptides derived from the apoE receptor-binding region mimic the effects of the(More)
A novel alpha7 nAChR agonist, N-[(3R,5R)-1-azabicyclo[3.2.1]oct-3-yl]furo[2,3-c]pyridine-5-carboxamide (3a, PHA-709829), has been identified for the potential treatment of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia. The compound shows potent and selective alpha7 in vitro activity, excellent brain penetration, good rat oral bioavailability and robust in vivo(More)
A novel set of azabicyclic aryl amides have been identified as potent and selective agonists of the alpha7 nAChR. A two-pronged approach was taken to improve the potential hERG liability of previously disclosed alpha7 nAChR agonist, PNU-282,987, while maintaining the compound's other desirable pharmacological properties. The first approach involved further(More)
The objective of the described research effort was to identify a novel serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) with improved norepinephrine transporter activity and acceptable metabolic stability and exhibiting minimal drug-drug interaction. We describe herein the discovery of a series of 3-substituted pyrrolidines, exemplified by compound 1.(More)
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