Marci Crandall

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The irritant action of capsaicin is mediated by the vanilloid receptor, VR1, which is expressed in sensory neurons termed nociceptors. Capsaicin also desensitizes nociceptors and, thus, is useful clinically as an analgesic. Given the potential importance of VR1 in pain, we have cloned the human capsaicin receptor, hVR1, from a human dorsal root ganglia(More)
The two-electrode voltage-clamp technique was used to evaluate the effect of protein kinase C (PKC) activation on ion current flow in Xenopus laevis oocytes injected with cRNA coding for the human vanilloid receptor (VR1). In the presence of 30 nM phorbol-12,13-dibutyrate (PDBu), current evoked by an effective concentration (EC(30)) of capsaicin (CAP) was(More)
Bioisosteric replacement of piperazine with an aryl ring in lead VR1 antagonist 1 led to the biarylamide series. The development of B-ring SAR led to the conformationally constrained analog 70. The resulting aminoquinazoline 70 represents a novel VR1 antagonist with improved in vitro potency and oral bioavailability vs the analogous compounds from the lead(More)
A focused SAR exploration of the lead 4-aminoquinazoline TRPV1 antagonist 2 led to the discovery of compound 18. In rats, compound 18 is readily absorbed following oral dosing and demonstrates excellent in vivo potency and efficacy in an acute inflammatory pain model.
The transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 1 (TRPV1) is a nonselective cation channel that can be activated by a wide range of noxious stimuli, including capsaicin, acid, and heat. Blockade of TRPV1 activation by selective antagonists is under investigation in an attempt to identify novel agents for pain treatment. The design and(More)
The transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 1 (TRPV1) is a non-selective cation channel that can be activated by a wide range of noxious stimuli, including capsaicin, acid, and heat. Blockade of TRPV1 activation by selective antagonists is under investigation in an attempt to identify novel agents for pain treatment. During(More)
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