José Ignacio Andrés

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We have recently reported the phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) inhibitor 2-[4-[1-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-4-pyridin-4-yl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl]-phenoxymethyl]-quinoline ([(18)F]1a) as a promising candidate for in vivo imaging using positron emission tomography (PET). We now describe the synthesis and biological evaluation of a series of related pyridinyl analogues(More)
Modulation of the metabotropic glutamate type 2 (mGlu2) receptor is considered a promising target for the treatment of central nervous system diseases such as schizophrenia. Here, we describe the pharmacological properties of the novel mGlu2 receptor positive allosteric modulator (PAM)(More)
Phosphodiesterase-10A (PDE10A) is implicated in several neuropsychiatric disorders involving basal ganglia neurotransmission, such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Huntington's disease. To confirm target engagement and exposure-occupancy relationships of clinical candidates for treatment, and to further explore the in vivo biology of(More)
INTRODUCTION In vivo visualization of PDE10A using PET provides a tool to evaluate the role of PDE10A in various neuropsychiatric diseases and can also be useful in the clinical evaluation of PDE10A inhibitor drug candidates. We evaluated several carbon-11 and fluorine-18 labeled PDE10A inhibitors as potential PDE10A PET radioligands. MATERIALS & METHODS(More)
Advanced leads from a series of 1,2,4-triazolo[4,3-a]pyridines with mGlu2 receptor PAM activity are reported. By modification of the analogous imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine series, the newly reported leads have improved potency, in vitro ADMET, and hERG as well as good in vivo PK profile. The optimization of the series focused on improving metabolic stability(More)
The synthesis and in vitro and in vivo evaluation of a new series of 7-(phenylpiperidinyl)-1,2,4-triazolo[4,3-a]pyridines, which were conveniently radiolabeled with carbon-11, as potential positron emission tomography (PET) radiotracers for in vivo imaging of the allosteric binding site of the metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptor subtype 2 are described.(More)
Advanced leads of an imidazopyridine series of positive allosteric modulators of the metabotropic glutamate 2 (mGlu2) receptor are reported. The optimization of in vitro ADMET and in vivo pharmacokinetic properties led to the identification of 27o. With good potency and selectivity for the mGlu2 receptor, 27o affected sleep-wake architecture in rats after(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a chronic neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia among the elderly population. The good correlation of the density and neocortical spread of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) with clinical AD disease progression offers an opportunity for the early diagnosis and staging using a noninvasive imaging technique(More)
A novel strategy for chemotype hopping, based on annotated databases of chemically feasible fragments and their oriented functionalization, is presented. A three-dimensional (3D) similarity analysis of project-oriented functionalized scaffolds provides a prioritized proposal for synthesis with the most appropriate linkers and optimal regiochemistry on(More)
Novel 4-phenyl-4-[1H-imidazol-2-yl]-piperidine derivatives have been prepared and their synthesis described herein. In vitro affinities for delta-, micro-, and kappa-opioid receptors are reported. Evaluation of some representative compounds from this series in the mouse neonatal ultrasonic vocalization test and the mouse tail suspension test revealed(More)