Sultan Chowdhury

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We report on a novel series of aryl sulfonamides that act as nanomolar potent, isoform-selective inhibitors of the human sodium channel hNaV1.7. The optimization of these inhibitors is described. We aimed to improve potency against hNaV1.7 while minimizing off-target safety concerns and generated compound 3. This agent displayed significant analgesic(More)
Starting from the oxindole 2a identified through a high-throughput screening campaign, a series of Na(V)1.7 blockers were developed. Following the elimination of undesirable structural features, preliminary optimization of the oxindole C-3 and N-1 substituents afforded the simplified analogue 9b, which demonstrated a 10-fold increase in target potency(More)
Inhibition of intestinal brush border DMT1 offers a novel therapeutic approach to the prevention and treatment of disorders of iron overload. Several series of diaryl and tricyclic benzylisothiourea compounds as novel and potent DMT1 inhibitors were discovered from the original hit compound 1. These compounds demonstrated in vitro potency against DMT1,(More)
The voltage gated sodium channel Nav1.7 represents an interesting target for the treatment of pain. Human genetic studies have identified the crucial role of Nav1.7 in pain signaling. Herein, we report the design and synthesis of a novel series of benzenesulfonamide-based Nav1.7 inhibitors. Structural-activity relationship (SAR) studies were undertaken(More)
Several five- and six-membered heterocycles were introduced to replace the C2-position amide bond of the original 2-aminothiazole-based hit compound 5. Specifically, replacement of the amide bond with an imidazolidinone moiety yielded a novel and potent thiazolylimidazolidinone series of SCD1 inhibitors. XEN723 (compound 22) was identified after(More)
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) plays an important role in lipid metabolism. Inhibition of SCD1 activity represents a potential novel approach for the treatment of metabolic diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia, as well as skin diseases, acne and cancer. Herein, we report the synthesis and structure-activity relationships (SAR) of a(More)
Stearoyl-CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) catalyzes de novo synthesis of monounsaturated fatty acids from saturated fatty acids. Studies have demonstrated that rodents lacking a functional SCD1 gene have an improved metabolic profile, including reduced weight gain, lower triglycerides, and improved insulin response. In this study, we discovered a series of(More)
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