Marie-Therese Schaeffer

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Strong evidence exists for interactions of zwitterionic phosphate and amine groups in sphingosine-1 phosphate (S1P) to conserved Arg and Glu residues present at the extracellular face of the third transmembrane domain of S1P receptors. The contribution of Arg(120) and Glu(121) for high-affinity ligand-receptor interactions is essential, because single-point(More)
Selective S1P(4) receptor antagonists could be novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of influenza infection in addition to serving as a useful tool for understanding S1P(4) receptor biological functions. 5-(2,5-Dichlorophenyl)-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl)furan-2-carboxamide was identified from screening the Molecular Libraries-Small Molecule Repository(More)
Molecular probe tool compounds for the Sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 2 (S1PR2) are important for investigating the multiple biological processes in which the S1PR2 receptor has been implicated. Amongst these are NF-κB-mediated tumor cell survival and fibroblast chemotaxis to fibronectin. Here we report our efforts to identify selective chemical probes(More)
In this Letter we report on the advances in our NPBWR1 antagonist program aimed at optimizing the 5-chloro-2-(3,5-dimethylphenyl)-4-(4-methoxyphenoxy)pyridazin-3(2H)-one lead molecule previously obtained from a high-throughput screening (HTS)-derived hit. Synthesis and structure-activity relationships (SAR) studies around the 3,5-dimethylphenyl and(More)
Novel small molecule antagonists of NPBWR1 (GPR7) are herein reported. A high-throughput screening (HTS) of the Molecular Libraries-Small Molecule Repository library identified 5-chloro-4-(4-methoxyphenoxy)-2-(p-tolyl)pyridazin-3(2H)-one as a NPBWR1 hit antagonist with micromolar activity. Design, synthesis and structure-activity relationships study of the(More)
Sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P(1)) is critical for lymphocyte recirculation and is a clinical target for treatment of multiple sclerosis. By generating a short-duration S1P(1) agonist and mice in which fluorescently tagged S1P(1) replaces wild-type receptor, we elucidate physiological and agonist-perturbed changes in expression of S1P(1) at a(More)
High affinity and selective small molecule agonists of the S1P(4) receptor (S1P(4)-R) may have significant therapeutic utility in diverse disease areas including autoimmune diseases, viral infections and thrombocytopenia. A high-throughput screening (HTS) of the Molecular Libraries-Small Molecule Repository library identified(More)
Recent evidence suggests an innovative application of chemical modulators targeting the S1P(4) receptor as novel mechanism-based drugs for the treatment of influenza virus infection. Modulation of the S1P(4) receptor may also represent an alternative therapeutic approach for clinical conditions where reactive thrombocytosis is an undesired effect or(More)
Potent and selective S1P3 receptor (S1P3-R) agonists may represent important proof-of-principle tools used to clarify the receptor biological function and assess the therapeutic potential of the S1P3-R in cardiovascular, inflammatory and pulmonary diseases. N,N-Dicyclohexyl-5-propylisoxazole-3-carboxamide was identified by a high-throughput screening of(More)
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