ABSTRACT: Structurally novel thrombin receptor (protease activated receptor 1, PAR-1) antagonists based on the natural product himbacine are described. The prototypical PAR-1 antagonist 55 showed a Ki of 2.7 nM in the binding assay, making it the most potent PAR-1 antagonist reported. 55 was highly active in several functional assays, showed excellent oral bioavailability in rat and monkey models, and showed complete inhibition of agonist-induced ex vivo platelet aggregation in cynomolgus monkeys after oral administration.
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 10/2005; 48(19):5884-7. · 5.25 Impact Factor