Yasutaka Nagisa

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Human melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 (hMCHR1) antagonists are promising targets for obesity treatment. We identified the tetrahydronaphthalene derivative 1a with modest binding affinity for hMCHR1 by screening an in-house G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) ligand library. We synthesized a series of 6-aminomethyl-5,6,7,8-tetrahydronaphthalenes and(More)
Melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 (MCHR1) antagonists have been studied as potential agents for the treatment of obesity. Initial structure-activity relationship studies of in-house hit compound 1a and subsequent optimization studies resulted in the identification of tetrahydroisoquinoline derivative 23,(More)
Bombesin receptor subtype 3 (BRS-3) is an orphan G protein-coupled receptor. Based on the obese phenotype of male BRS-3-deficient mice, BRS-3 has been considered an attractive target for obesity treatment. Here, we developed a selective BRS-3 agonist (compound-A) and evaluated its antiobesity effects. Compound-A showed anorectic effects and enhanced energy(More)
Aiming to discover melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 (MCHR1) antagonists with improved safety profiles, we hypothesized that the aliphatic amine employed in most antagonists reported to date could be removed if the bicyclic motif of the compound scaffold interacted with Asp123 and/or Tyr272 of MCHR1. We excluded aliphatic amines from our compound(More)
Recently, we discovered 3-aminomethylquinoline derivative 1, a selective, highly potent, centrally acting, and orally bioavailable human MCH receptor 1 (hMCHR1) antagonist, that inhibited food intake in F344 rats with diet-induced obesity (DIO). Subsequent investigation of 1 was discontinued because 1 showed potent hERG K(+) channel inhibition in a(More)
It was found that 3-(aminomethyl)quinoline derivatives showed high binding affinities for melanin-concentrating hormone receptor 1 (MCHR1) with reduced affinity for serotonin receptor 2c (5-HT2c) when the dihydronaphthalene nucleus of compound 1 (human MCHR1, IC(50) = 1.9 nM; human 5-HT2c receptor, IC(50) = 0.53 nM) was replaced by other bicyclic core(More)
We investigated the effects of the combination of idebenone, an energy metabolism enhancer, and manidipine 2HCl, a dihydropyridine-derivative calcium antagonist, on neurological deficits and histological changes in the brain and kidneys of stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) with cerebrovascular lesions (stroke). The SHRSP were kept on a 1%(More)
Ordered neuronal connections in mature brains are thought to be sculpted from initially diffuse projections by elimination of inappropriate projections and strengthening of appropriate ones. Although evidence suggests that neuronal activity plays a role in these processes, the mechanism behind the modification of neuronal connections remains obscure. To(More)
Melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) is an attractive target for antiobesity agents, and numerous drug discovery programs are dedicated to finding small-molecule MCH receptor 1 (MCHR1) antagonists. We recently reported novel pyridine-2(1H)-ones as aliphatic amine-free MCHR1 antagonists that structurally featured an imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine-based bicyclic(More)