Stéphane De Lombaert

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Anxiety and depression are psychiatric disorders that constitute a major health concern worldwide, and new pharmacological approaches with the potential for improved efficacy and decreased side effect profiles relative to currently marketed drugs are desired. Since the identification of corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) by Vale and colleagues in 1981, an(More)
Inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) is hypothesized to lead to an increase in circulating levels of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids, resulting in the potentiation of their in vivo pharmacological properties. As part of an effort to identify inhibitors of sEH with high and sustained plasma exposure, we recently performed a high throughput screen of our(More)
Inhibition of sEH is hypothesized to lead to an increase in epoxyeicosatrienoic acids resulting in the potentiation of their anti-inflammatory and vasodilatory effects. In an effort to explore sEH inhibition as an avenue for the development of vasodilatory and cardio- or renal-protective agents, a lead identified through high-throughput screening was(More)
The design, synthesis and structure-activity relationships of a novel series of CRF-1 receptor antagonist, the 1-aryl-4-alkylaminoisoquinolines, is described. The effects of substitution on the aromatic ring, the amino group and the isoquinoline core on CRF-1 receptor binding were investigated.
Antagonizing the robust stimulation of food intake by neuropeptide Y represents a new potential therapeutic approach for the treatment of obesity. Earlier pharmacological studies have pointed to the Y1 and Y5 receptors as the most likely mediators of the NPY orexigenic response. In this paper, we describe a new series of small molecule Y5 antagonists(More)
A 270-membered library of trisubstituted ureas was synthesized and evaluated for inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase. Library design and reagent selection was guided by the use of a pharmacophore model and synthesis of the array was enabled with a general solid-phase method. This array approach facilitated multi-dimensional SAR around this series and(More)
Interleukin-2 inducible T-cell kinase (ITK) is a member of the Tec kinase family and is involved with T-cell activation and proliferation. Due to its critical role in acting as a modulator of T-cells, ITK inhibitors could provide a novel route to anti-inflammatory therapy. This work describes the discovery of ITK inhibitors through structure-based design(More)
Sodium-hydrogen exchanger isoform 1 (NHE1) is a ubiquitously expressed transmembrane ion channel responsible for intracellular pH regulation. During myocardial ischemia, low pH activates NHE1 and causes increased intracellular calcium levels and aberrant cellular processes, leading to myocardial stunning, arrhythmias, and ultimately cell damage and death.(More)
A new class of chymase inhibitor featuring a benzimidazolone core with an acid side chain and a P(1) hydrophobic moiety is described. Incubation of the lead compound with GSH resulted in the formation of a GSH conjugate on the benzothiophene P(1) moiety. Replacement of the benzothiophene with different heterocyclic systems such as indoles and(More)
The design, synthesis, and structure-activity relationships of a novel series of pyrazines, acting as corticotropin releasing factor-1 (CRF-1) receptor antagonists, are described. Synthetic methodologies were developed to prepare a number of substituted pyrazine cores utilizing regioselective halogenation and chemoselective derivatization. Noteworthy, an(More)