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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)
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)
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)
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-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)
Herein, we report on the identification of nonbasic, potent, and highly selective, nitrile-containing cathepsin K (Cat K) inhibitors that are built on our previously identified cyclohexanecarboxamide core structure. Subsequent to our initial investigations, we have found that incorporation of five-membered heterocycles as P2-P3 linkers allowed for the(More)
Comparative computer modeling of the X-ray crystal structures of cyclooxygenase isoforms COX-1 and COX-2 has led to the design of COX-2 selectivity into the nonselective inhibitor flurbiprofen. The COX-2 modeling was based on a postulated binding mode for flurbiprofen and took advantage of a small alcove in the COX-2 active site created by different(More)
A series of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) inhibitors were developed. Investigations of enzyme potency and metabolism led to the identification of the thiadiazole-pyridazine derivative MF-438 as a potent SCD1 inhibitor. MF-438 exhibits good pharmacokinetics and metabolic stability, thereby serving as a valuable tool for further understanding the role of(More)