Kevin J Hudziak

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Amino acids 5 and 7, two potent and selective competitive GluR5 KA receptor antagonists, exhibited high GluR5 receptor affinity over other glutamate receptors. Their ester prodrugs 6 and 8 were orally active in three models of pain: reversal of formalin-induced paw licking, carrageenan-induced thermal hyperalgesia, and capsaicin-induced mechanical(More)
Amino diacid 3, a highly selective competitive GluR5 kainate receptor antagonist, exhibited high GluR5 receptor affinity and selectivity over other glutamate receptors. Its diethyl ester prodrug 4 was orally active in two models of migraine: the neurogenic dural plasma protein extravasation model and the nucleus caudalis c-fos expression model. These data(More)
We have explored the decahydroisoquinoline scaffold, bearing a phenyl tetrazole, as GluK1 antagonists with potential as oral analgesics. We have established the optimal linker atom between decahydroisoquinoline and phenyl rings and demonstrated an improvement of both the affinity for the GluK1 receptor and the selectivity against the related GluA2 receptor(More)
The BACE1 enzyme is a key target for Alzheimer's disease. During our BACE1 research efforts, fragment screening revealed that bicyclic thiazine 3 had low millimolar activity against BACE1. Analysis of the co-crystal structure of 3 suggested that potency could be increased through extension toward the S3 pocket and through conformational constraint of the(More)
The synthesis and structure-activity relationship of decahydroisoquinoline derivatives with various benzoic acid substitutions as GluK1 antagonists are described. Potent and selective antagonists were selected for a tailored prodrug approach in order to facilitate the evaluation of the new compounds in pain models after oral administration. Several diester(More)
Preclinical experiments and clinical observations suggest the potential effectiveness of selective 5-HT1F receptor agonists in migraine. Identifying compounds with enhanced selectivity is crucial to assess its therapeutic value. Replacement of the indole nucleus in 2 (LY334370) with a monocyclic phenyl ketone moiety generated potent and more selective(More)
Synthesis and evaluation of a series of 2,3,5- and 3,5-substituted furo[3,2-b]pyridines were undertaken in order to investigate their utility as bioisosteres of 5-HT(1F) receptor agonist indole analogues, 1-3. The replacement proved to be effective, providing compounds with similar 5-HT(1F) receptor affinity and improved selectivity when compared with the(More)
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