Patrizio Mattei

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The progression of diabetic nephropathy is associated with an infiltration of macrophages expressing different phenotypes. As classically activated chemokine receptor CCR2+ macrophages are thought to drive tissue inflammation and remodeling, we tested whether blocking CCR2 could reduce intrarenal inflammation and prevent glomerulosclerosis in type 2(More)
The term "pharmacological promiscuity" describes a compound's pharmacological activity at multiple targets. Pharmacological promiscuity is undesired in typical drug discovery projects, which focus on the "one drug-one target" paradigm. Off-target activity can lead to adverse drug reactions, or can obscure pharmacodynamic effects in animal models. Therefore,(More)
Design, synthesis, and SAR are described for a class of DPP-IV inhibitors based on aminobenzo[a]quinolizines with non-aromatic substituents in the S1 specificity pocket. One representative thereof, carmegliptin (8p), was chosen for clinical development. Its X-ray structure in complex with the enzyme and early efficacy data in animal models of type 2(More)
The serine protease dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-IV) is a clinically validated target for the treatment of type II diabetes and has received considerable interest from the pharmaceutical industry over the last years. Concomitant with a large variety of published small molecule DPP-IV inhibitors almost twenty co-crystal structures have been released to the(More)
We present a series of small molecule drug discovery case studies where computational methods were prospectively employed to impact Roche research projects, with the aim of highlighting those methods that provide real added value. Our brief accounts encompass a broad range of methods and techniques applied to a variety of enzymes and receptors. Most of(More)
Synthesis and SAR are described for a structurally distinct class of DPP-IV inhibitors based on aminobenzo[a]quinolizines bearing (hetero-)aromatic substituents in the S1 specificity pocket. The m-(fluoromethyl)-phenyl derivative (S,S,S)-2g possesses the best fit in the S1 pocket. However, (S,S,S)-2i, bearing a more hydrophilic 5-methyl-pyridin-2-yl residue(More)
In a search for novel DPP-IV inhibitors, 2-aminobenzo[a]quinolizines were identified as submicromolar HTS hits. Due to the difficult synthetic access to this compound class, 1,3-disubstituted 4-aminopiperidines were used as model compounds for optimization. The developed synthetic methodology and the SAR could be transferred to the(More)
Medicinal chemistry is a complex science that lies at the interface of many fields of research and at the very heart of drug discovery, with property relationships based on chemical structure at its core. It is clear that the effective capture and dissemination of medicinal chemistry knowledge and experience will be a key differentiator among pharmaceutical(More)
A series of non-steroidal GPBAR1 (TGR5) agonists was developed from a hit in a high-throughput screening campaign. Lead identification efforts produced biphenyl-4-carboxylic acid derivative (R)-22, which displayed a robust secretion of PYY after oral administration in a degree that can be correlated with the unbound plasma concentration. Further(More)
Sets of isomeric thiazole derivatives 1 and 2 have been synthesised in a parallel iterative solution-phase synthesis approach guided by the SAR analysis derived from biological results and computer-aided design and analysis. This synergistic and streamlined working procedure led to highly active isomeric NPY5 receptor ligands. However, a 10-fold difference(More)