(-)-6-(7-Methoxy-2-trifluoromethylpyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-4-yl)-5-methyl-4,5-dihydro-3-(2H)-pyridazinone (KCA-1490) is a dual PDE3/4 inhibitor that exhibits potent combined bronchodilatory and anti-inflammatory activity. A survey of potential bicyclic heteroaromatic replacement subunits for the pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridine core of KCA-1490 has identified the 4-methoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)benzo[d]thiazol-7-yl and 8-methoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)quinolin-5-yl analogues as dual PDE3/4-inhibitory compounds that potently suppress histamine-induced bronchoconstriction and exhibit anti-inflammatory activity in vivo.
Ochiai, K., Takita, S., Eiraku, T., Kojima, A., Iwase, K., Kishi, T., Fukuchi, K., Yasue, T., Adams, D. R., Allcock, R. W., Jiang, Z., & Kohno, Y. (2012). Phosphodiesterase inhibitors. Part 3: Design, synthesis and structure-activity relationships of dual PDE3/4-inhibitory fused bicyclic heteroaromatic-dihydropyridazinones with anti-inflammatory and bronchodilatory activity. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry, 20(5), 1644-58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bmc.2012.01.033