[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The sulfamic acid phosphotyrosine mimetic was coupled with a previously known malonate template to obtain highly selective and potent inhibitors of HPTPbeta. Potentially hydrolyzable malonate ester functionalities were replaced with 1,2,4-oxadiazoles without a significant effect on HPTPbeta potency.
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: 4-Aryl-5-pyrimidyl based cytokine synthesis inhibitors that contain a novel monocyclic, pyrazolone heterocyclic core are described. Many of these inhibitors showed low nanomolar activity against LPS-induced TNF-alpha production. One of the compounds (6e) was found to be efficacious in the rat iodoacetate (RIA) in vivo model of osteoarthritis. The X-ray crystal structure of a pyrazolone inhibitor cocrystallized with mutated p38 (mp38) is presented.