Mutsuko Sakai

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Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) is a potent fibrotic factor responsible for the synthesis of extracellular matrix (ECM) and is implicated as the major determinant in pathogenesis of chronic fibroses, including kidney. The novel small compound SMP-534 reduced ECM production induced by TGF-beta in fibroblast cells. SMP-534 inhibited(More)
In recent years, dipeptidyl peptidase IV inhibitors have been noted as valuable agents for treatment of type 2 diabetes. Herein, we report the discovery of a novel potent DPP-4 inhibitor with 3H-imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-4(5H)-one as skeleton. After efficient optimization of the lead compound 2a at the 7- and 8-positions using a docking study, we found 28 as a(More)
Structures containing the (R)-3-amino-3-methyl piperidine unit as a new pharmacophore moiety have been shown to possess moderate inhibitory activity for DPP-4 with good pharmacokinetics profile. One of these compounds was found to have good oral bioavailability and PK/PD profile in ZF-rat.
We designed and synthesized N-substituted 8-azatetrahydroquinolone derivatives as selective M1 and M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors agonists. Optimization of selected derivatives led to the discovery of compound 7 as a highly potent M1 and M4 agonist with weak hERG inhibition. Oral administration of compound 7 improved psychosis-like behavior in rats.
We designed and synthesized a series of dihydroquinazolinone derivatives as selective M1 and M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors agonists. Introduction of the N-carbethoxy piperidine unit into a HTS hit compound followed by optimization of the amine linker and the carbamoyl moiety led to the identification of compound 1 as a potential candidate. The(More)
We designed and synthesized novel N-substituted 7-azaindoline derivatives as selective M1 and M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors (mAChRs) agonists. Hybridization of compound 2 with the HTS hit compound 5 followed by optimization of the N-substituents of 7-azaindoline led to identification of compound 1, which showed highly selective M1 and M4 mAChRs(More)
We designed and synthesized novel N-sulfonyl-7-azaindoline derivatives as selective M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor agonists. Modification of the N-carbethoxy piperidine moiety of compound 2, an M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR)-preferring agonist, led to compound 1, a selective M4 mAChR agonist. Compound 1 showed a highly selective M4 mAChR(More)
Activation of the M1 and M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors is thought to play an important role in improving the symptoms of schizophrenia. However, discovery of selective agonists for these receptors has been a challenge, considering the high sequence homology and conservation of the orthosteric acetylcholine binding site among muscarinic acetylcholine(More)
We report on the identification of 2-({6-[(3R)-3-amino-3-methylpiperidine-1-yl]-1,3-dimethyl-2,4-dioxo-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-5H-pyrrolo[3,2-d]pyrimidine-5-yl}methyl)-4-fluorobenzonitrile (DSR-12727) (7a) as a potent and orally active DPP-4 inhibitor without mechanism-based inactivation of CYP3A. Compound 7a showed good DPP-4 inhibitory activity (IC(50)=1.1(More)
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