Michael R Becker

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Involved in the coagulation cascade, factor Xa (FXa) is a serine protease which has received great interest as a potential target for the development of new antithrombotics. Although there is a great wealth of structural data on thrombin complexes, few structures of ligand/FXa complexes have been reported, presumably because of the difficulty in growing(More)
The discovery and SAR of ketopiperazino methylazaindole factor Xa inhibitors are described. Structure-activity data suggesting that this class of inhibitors does not bind in the canonical mode were confirmed by an X-ray crystal structure showing the neutral haloaromatic bound in the S(1) subsite. The most potent azaindole, 33 (RPR209685), is selective(More)
Thienopyridine sulfonamide pyrrolidinones were found to be potent and selective inhibitors of the coagulation cascade enzyme factor Xa. SAR studies led to several compounds that were selected for further in vivo investigation. These novel aryl binding pocket moieties represent a structural modification to a series of fXa inhibitors. Several compounds proved(More)
A focused library (4 x 14) prepared from 4-aminopyridine and 4-, 5-, and 6-azoindole templates was synthesized using 14 polymer supported 4-amido-2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl (TFP) sulfonate esters inputs. Several compounds were identified as factor Xa inhibitors (IC50< or =0.1 microM) helping to establish the SAR among these four series of azarene(More)
The design, synthesis and SAR of sulfonamidopyrrolidinone fXa inhibitors incorporating a new benzamidine isostere, namely aminoisoquinolines, is described. These inhibitors have higher Caco-2 cell permeability than comparable benzamidines and attain higher levels of exposure upon oral dosing. The most potent member 14b (fXa Ki=6 nM) is selective against(More)
Sulfonamidopyrrolidinones were previously disclosed as a selective class of factor Xa (fXa) inhibitors, culminating in the identification of RPR120844 as a potent member with efficacy in vivo. Recognizing the usefulness of the central pyrrolidinone template for the presentation of ligands to the S-1 and S-4 subsites of fXa, studies to optimize the P-1 and(More)
The structures of the noncovalent complex of human factor Xa (fXa) with four non-peptide inhibitors containing a central sulfonylpiperazinone scaffold have been determined to about 2.1 A resolution. Highly potent fXa inhibitors containing both neutral groups such as chlorobenzothiophene or chlorothiophene and basic groups such as benzamidine were shown to(More)
The discovery of a series of non-peptide factor Xa (FXa) inhibitors incorporating 3-(S)-amino-2-pyrrolidinone as a central template is described. After identifying compound 4, improvements in in vitro potency involved modifications of the liphophilic group and optimizing the angle of presentation of the amidine group to the S1 pocket of FXa. These studies(More)
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