Ling-Jun Feng

Yong-xian Shao1
Manna Huang1
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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)
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