Katsunori Omodera

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Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is a cyclic peptide produced in the lateral hypothalamus. It has been implicated in a number of physiological processes including feeding behavior, energy balance, and the regulation of emotional states. Here, we report in vitro and in vivo profiles of ATC0065(More)
The optimization of the distance between two key pharmacophore features within our first hit compounds 1a and 2a led to the identification of a new class of potent non-peptidic antagonists for the MCH-R1, based around 4-amino-2-cyclohexylaminoquinazolines. In particular, ATC0065 (2c),(More)
The optimization of a series of 4-(dimethylamino)quinazoline antagonists of the melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 (MCH-R1) is described. The combination of the elaboration of both the linker portion and the terminal phenyl ring provided N-(cis-4-{[4-(dimethylamino)quinazolin-2-yl]amino}cyclohexyl)-3,4-difluorobenzamide hydrochloride 28 (ATC0175),(More)
[reaction: see text]. The zirconium-mediated intramolecular ester transfer reaction of N-alkenyl carbamate derivatives proceeded to give alpha-substituted gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) derivatives in good to excellent yields. Quenching experiments of the reaction mixture with iodine or O2 indicated the presence of a cyclopropane intermediate. The resulting(More)
A series of 4-(dimethylamino)quinazoline based antagonists of the melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 (MCH-R1) is described. This series was derived from a lead compound, AR129330, identified by HTS of a GPCR-directed library using a functional assay with a constitutively activated (CART) form of the receptor. The preliminary optimization resulted in(More)
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