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Phosphodiesterase 9 (PDE9) inhibitors have been studied as potential therapeutics for treatment of diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. Here we report a potent PDE9 inhibitor 3r that has an IC50 of 0.6 nM and >150-fold selectivity over other PDEs. The HepG2 cell-based assay shows that 3r inhibits the mRNA expression of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and(More)
Great attention has been paid to the clinical significance of phosphodiesterase 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, such as sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil widely used for erectile dysfunction. However, sildenafil causes side effects on visual functions since it shows similar potencies to inhibit PDE5 and PDE6, whereas tadalafil gives a high selectivity of 1020-fold(More)
Phosphodiesterase-2A (PDE2A) is a potential therapeutic target for treatment of Alzheimer's disease and pulmonary hypertension. However, most of the current PDE2A inhibitors have moderate selectivity over other PDEs. In the present study, we described the discovery of novel PDE2A inhibitors by structure-based virtual screening combining pharmacophore model(More)
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