Kamelia Behnia

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A series of substituted 2-(aminopyridyl)- and 2-(aminopyrimidinyl)thiazole-5-carboxamides was identified as potent Src/Abl kinase inhibitors with excellent antiproliferative activity against hematological and solid tumor cell lines. Compound 13 was orally active in a K562 xenograft model of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), demonstrating complete tumor(More)
Doxorubicin is an effective anticancer agent that is limited by numerous adverse effects, cardiotoxicity causing the most concern. Its alcohol metabolite, doxorubicinol, and free radicals have been implicated in the aetiology of this toxicity. This study was based on the premise that inhibition of aldo-keto reductases would improve the efficacy of(More)
The development of LXR agonists for the treatment of coronary artery disease has been challenged by undesirable properties in animal models. Here we show the effects of an LXR agonist on lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and neutrophils in human subjects. BMS-852927, a novel LXRβ-selective compound, had favorable profiles in animal models with a wide(More)
Structure-activity relationships for a series of pyrazine carboxamide CB1 antagonists are reported. Pharmaceutical properties of the series are improved via inclusion of hydroxyl-containing sidechains. This structural modification sufficiently improved ADME properties of an orally inactive series such that food intake reduction was achieved in rat feeding(More)
The development of compounds with the potential for genotoxicity poses significant safety risks as well as risks of attrition. Although genotoxicity evaluation of the parent molecule is routine and reasonably predictive, assessing the risk of commercialization when release of a genotoxic degradant and/or metabolite from a nongenotoxic parent molecule is(More)
Several strategies have been employed to reduce the long in vivo half-life of our lead CB1 antagonist, triazolopyridazinone 3, to differentiate the pharmacokinetic profile versus the lead clinical compounds. An in vitro and in vivo clearance data set revealed a lack of correlation; however, when compounds with <5% free fraction were excluded, a more(More)
Obesity remains a significant public health issue leading to Type II diabetes and cardiovascular disease. CB1 antagonists have been shown to suppress appetite and reduce body weight in animal models as well as in humans. Evaluation of pre-clinical CB1 antagonists to establish relationships between in vitro affinity and in vivo efficacy parameters are(More)
A series of novel anilino 5-azaimidazoquinoxaline analogues possessing potent in vitro activity against p56Lck and T cell proliferation have been discovered. Subsequent SAR studies led to the identification of compound 4 (BMS-279700) as an orally active lead candidate that blocks the production of proinflammatory cytokines (IL-2 and TNFalpha) in vivo. In(More)
A series of substituted 2-(aminoheteroaryl)-thiazole-5-carboxamide analogs have been synthesized as novel, potent inhibitors of the Src-family kinase p56Lck. Among them, compound 2 displayed superior in vitro potency and excellent in vivo efficacy.
Introducing a uniquely substituted phenyl sulfone into a series of biphenyl imidazole liver X receptor (LXR) agonists afforded a dramatic potency improvement for induction of ATP binding cassette transporters, ABCA1 and ABCG1, in human whole blood. The agonist series demonstrated robust LXRβ activity (>70%) with low partial LXRα agonist activity (<25%) in(More)