Osamu Ujikawa

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Herein, we describe the design, synthesis, and structure-activity relationships of novel benzylpyrazole acylsulfonamides as non-thiazolidinedione (TZD), non-carboxylic-acid-based peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR) γ agonists. Docking model analysis of in-house weak agonist 2 bound to the reported PPARγ ligand binding domain suggested that(More)
Protein degradation technology based on hybrid small molecules is an emerging drug modality that has significant potential in drug discovery and as a unique method of post-translational protein knockdown in the field of chemical biology. Here, we report the first example of a novel and potent protein degradation inducer that binds to an allosteric site of(More)
Herein, we describe the discovery of a potent, selective, brain-penetrating, in vivo active phosphodiesterase (PDE) 2A inhibitor lead series. To identify high-quality leads suitable for optimization and enable validation of the physiological function of PDE2A in vivo, structural modifications of the high-throughput screening hit 18 were performed. Our lead(More)
Targeted protein degradation using small molecules is a novel strategy for drug development. We have developed hybrid molecules named specific and nongenetic inhibitor of apoptosis protein [IAP]-dependent protein erasers (SNIPERs) that recruit IAP ubiquitin ligases to degrade target proteins. Here, we show novel SNIPERs capable of inducing proteasomal(More)
Many diseases, especially cancers, result from aberrant or overexpression of pathogenic proteins. Specific inhibitors against these proteins have shown remarkable therapeutic effects, but these are limited mainly to enzymes. An alternative approach that may have utility in drug development relies on selective degradation of pathogenic proteins via small(More)
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