Serge Léger

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1. DFU (5,5-dimethyl-3-(3-fluorophenyl)-4-(4-methylsulphonyl)phenyl-2(5H)-furan one) was identified as a novel orally active and highly selective cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor. 2. In CHO cells stably transfected with human COX isozymes, DFU inhibited the arachidonic acid-dependent production of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) with at least a 1,000 fold(More)
The discoveries that cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 is an inducible form of COX involved in inflammation and that COX-1 is the major isoform responsible for the production of prostaglandins (PGs) in the gastrointestinal tract have provided a rationale for the development of specific COX-2 inhibitors as a new class of anti-inflammatory agents with improved(More)
Odanacatib is a potent, selective, and neutral cathepsin K inhibitor which was developed to address the metabolic liabilities of the Cat K inhibitor L-873724. Substituting P1 and modifying the P2 side chain led to a metabolically robust inhibitor with a long half-life in preclinical species. Odanacatib was more selective in whole cell assays than the(More)
L-660,711 (3-(3-(2-(7-chloro-2-quinolinyl)ethenyl)phenyl) ((3-dimethyl amino-3-oxo propyl)thio)methyl)thio)propanoic acid is a potent and selective competitive inhibitor of [3H]leukotriene D4 binding in guinea pig (Ki value, 0.22 nM) and human (Ki value, 2.1 nM) lung membranes but is essentially inactive versus [3H]leukotriene C4 binding (IC50 value in(More)
L-663,536 (3-[1-(4-chlorobenzyl)-3-t-butyl-thio-5-isopropylindol-2-yl]-2, 2-dimethylpropanoic acid) is a potent inhibitor of leukotriene (LT) biosynthesis in intact human polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) (IC50, 2.5 nM). Similarly, L-663,536 inhibited A23187-induced LTB4 formation by rat peripheral blood and elicited PMN. At concentrations where inhibition(More)
Cytochrome P450 (P450) 2D6 was first identified as the polymorphic human debrisoquine hydroxylase and subsequently shown to catalyze the oxidation of a variety of drugs containing a basic nitrogen. Residue Asp301 has been characterized as being involved in electrostatic interactions with substrates on the basis of homology modeling and site-directed(More)
Based on our previous study with trifluoroethylamine as a P2-P3 amide isostere of cathepsin K inhibitor, further optimization led to identification of compound 22 (L-873724) as a potent and selective non-basic cathepsin K inhibitor. This compound showed excellent pharmacokinetics and efficacy in an ovariectomized (OVX) rhesus monkey model. The volumes of(More)
5-Lipoxygenase-activating protein is required for cellular leukotriene synthesis and is the target of the leukotriene biosynthesis inhibitors MK-886 (3-[1-(p-chlorophenyl)-5-isopropyl-3-tert-butylthio-1H- indol-2-yl]-2,2-dimethylpropanoic acid) and MK-591 (3-[1-(4-chlorobenzyl)-3-(t-butylthio)-5-(quinolin-2-ylmethoxy)-indol-2-yl] - 2,2-dimethylpropanoic(More)