ABSTRACT: P2X purinoceptors are ligand-gated ion channels whose endogenous ligand is ATP. Both the P2X(3) and P2X(2/3) receptor subtypes have been shown to play an important role in the regulation of sensory function and dual P2X(3)/P2X(2/3) antagonists offer significant potential for the treatment of pain. A high-throughput screen of the Roche compound collection resulted in the identification of a novel series of diaminopyrimidines; subsequent optimization resulted in the discovery of RO-4, a potent, selective and drug-like dual P2X(3)/P2X(2/3) antagonist.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 03/2009; 19(6):1628-31. · 2.65 Impact Factor