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In search of a PDE5 inhibitor for erectile dysfunction, an SAR was developed from a PDE1/PDE5 purine series of leads, which had modest PDE5 potency and poor isozyme selectivity. A compound (41) with PDE5 inhibition and in vivo activity similar to sildenafil was discovered from this effort. In addition, purine 41 demonstrated superior overall PDE isozyme… (More)
SB 9200, an oral prodrug of the dinucleotide SB 9000, is being developed for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and represents a novel class of antivirals. SB 9200 is thought to activate the viral sensor proteins, retinoic acid-inducible gene 1 (RIG-I) and nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 2 (NOD2)… (More)
Cytochrome P450 (P450) fluorometric high-throughput inhibition assays have been widely used for drug-drug interaction screening particularly at the preclinical drug discovery stages. Many fluorometric substrates have been investigated for their selectivity, but most are found to be catalyzed by multiple P450 isozymes, limiting their utility. In this study,… (More)
We have discovered potent and selective xanthine PDE5 inhibitors. Compound 25 (PDE5 IC(50)=0.6 nM, PDE6/PDE5=101) demonstrated similar functional efficacy and PK profile to Sildenafil (PDE5 IC(50)=3.5 nM, PDE6/PDE5=7).