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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Bioisosteric replacement of piperazine with an aryl ring in lead VR1 antagonist 1 led to the biarylamide series. The development of B-ring SAR led to the conformationally constrained analog 70. The resulting aminoquinazoline 70 represents a novel VR1 antagonist with improved in vitro potency and oral bioavailability vs the analogous compounds from the lead(More)
A focused SAR exploration of the lead 4-aminoquinazoline TRPV1 antagonist 2 led to the discovery of compound 18. In rats, compound 18 is readily absorbed following oral dosing and demonstrates excellent in vivo potency and efficacy in an acute inflammatory pain model.
The transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamily V, member 1 (TRPV1) is a nonselective cation channel that can be activated by a wide range of noxious stimuli, including capsaicin, acid, and heat. Blockade of TRPV1 activation by selective antagonists is under investigation in an attempt to identify novel agents for pain treatment. The design and(More)
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease defined by a chronic elevation in pulmonary arterial pressure with extensive pulmonary vascular remodeling and perivascular inflammation characterized by an accumulation of macrophages, lymphocytes, dendritic cells, and mast cells. Although the exact etiology of the disease is unknown, clinical(More)