Richard Herr

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5-Substituted-1H-tetrazoles (RCN4H) are often used as metabolism-resistant isosteric replacements for carboxylic acids (RCO2H) in SAR-driven medicinal chemistry analogue syntheses. This review provides a brief summary of the medicinal chemistry of tetrazolic acids and highlights some examples of tetrazole-containing drug substances in the current(More)
The design and construction of a series of novel aminothiazole-derived γ-secretase modulators is described. The incorporation of heterocyclic replacements of the terminal phenyl D-ring of lead compound 1 was conducted in order to align potency with favorable drug-like properties. γ-Secretase modulator 28 displayed good activity for in vitro inhibition of(More)
RECENTLY we reviewed the renal complications following prosthetic valve replacement during a 432-year period at our institution.' The compiled data did not permit a decision regarding the physiological significance of the elevated concentrations of blood urea nitrogen recorded in 44% of our cases. The present study was undertaken to define, if possible, a(More)
The melanocortin receptors have been implicated as potential targets for a number of important therapeutic indications, including inflammation, sexual dysfunction, and obesity. We identified compound 1, an arylpiperazine attached to the dipeptide H-d-Tic-d-p-Cl-Phe-OH, as a novel melanocortin subtype-4 receptor (MC4R) agonist through iterative directed(More)
A series of pyrrolo-benzo-1,4-diazine analogs have been synthesized and displayed potent Nav1.7 inhibitory activity and moderate selectivity over Nav1.5. The syntheses, structure-activity relationships, and selected pharmacokinetic data of these analogs are described. Compound 41 displayed anti-nociceptive efficacy in the rat CFA pain model at 100 mpk oral(More)
Abstract 3.1. A regional approach often reveals features of population trends not evident in national data. We have already pointed out that the 1768 census followed the ecclesiastical sub-divisions of the country; therefore its territorial data are not comparable with those derived from later enumerations. The 1787 and 1797 censuses, on the other hand,(More)
The echinocandins are a class of semisynthetic natural products that target β-1,3-glucan synthase (GS). Their proven clinical efficacy combined with minimal safety issues has made the echinocandins an important asset in the management of fungal infection in a variety of patient populations. However, the echinocandins are delivered only parenterally. A(More)
A novel series of pyridazinone analogs has been developed as potent β-1,3-glucan synthase inhibitors through structure-activity relationship study of the lead 5-[4-(benzylsulfonyl)piperazin-1-yl]-4-morpholino-2-phenyl-pyridazin-3(2H)-one (1). The effect of changes to the core structure is described in detail. Optimization of the sulfonamide moiety led to(More)
IRAK4 plays a key role in TLR/IL-1 signaling. Previous efforts identified a series of aminopyrimidine IRAK4 inhibitors that possess good potency, but modest kinase selectivity. Exploration of substituents at the C-2 and C-5 positions generated compounds that maintained IRAK4 potency and improved kinase selectivity. Additionally, it was found that the(More)