[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Optimisation of a screening hit incorporating both TRPV1 activity and solubility was conducted. Substitution of the isoxazole-3-carboxamide with the bespoke 1S, 3R-3-aminocyclohexanol motif afforded the requisite balance of potency and solubility. Compounds 32 and 40 were found to have antihyperalgesic effects in the rat CFA Hg assay and induce a mechanism based hyperthermia.
No preview · Article · Feb 2011 · Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Systematic optimisation of a poorly soluble lead series of isoxazole-3-carboxamides was conducted. Substitution of the 4-position with specific polar functionality afforded the requisite balance of potency, solubility and physicochemical properties. Compound 21a was found to be efficacious in the rat Capsaicin Hargreaves assay following oral administration.
No preview · Article · Jan 2011 · Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The discovery, synthesis and preliminary structure-activity relationships (SARs) of a novel class of CB1 antagonists is described. Initial optimization of benzimidazole-based screening hit 4 led to the identification of 'inverted' indole-based lead compound 18c with improved properties versus compound 4 including reduced AlogP, improved microsomal stability and improved aqueous solubility. Compound 18c demonstrates in vivo CB1 antagonist efficacy (CB1 agonist induced hypothermia model) and is orally bioavailable in rat.