Phosphodiesterase inhibitors. Part 5: Hybrid PDE3/4 inhibitors as dual bronchorelaxant/anti-inflammatory agents for inhaled administration

Koji Ochiai, Satoshi Takita, Akihiko Kojima, Tomohiko Eiraku, Kazuhiko Iwase, Tetsuya Kishi, Akira Ohinata, Yuichi Yageta, Tokutaro Yasue, David R Adams, Yasushi Kohno

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Abstract

(-)-6-(7-Methoxy-2-(trifluoromethyl)pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyridin-4-yl)-5-methyl-4,5-dihydropyridazin-3(2H)-one (KCA-1490) exhibits moderate dual PDE3/4-inhibitory activity and promises as a combined bronchodilatory/anti-inflammatory agent. N-alkylation of the pyridazinone ring markedly enhances potency against PDE4 but suppresses PDE3 inhibition. Addition of a 6-aryl-4,5-dihydropyridazin-3(2H)-one extension to the N-alkyl group facilitates both enhancement of PDE4-inhibitory activity and restoration of potent PDE3 inhibition. Both dihydropyridazinone rings, in the core and extension, can be replaced by achiral 4,4-dimethylpyrazolone subunits and the core pyrazolopyridine by isosteric bicyclic heteroaromatics. In combination, these modifications afford potent dual PDE3/4 inhibitors that suppress histamine-induced bronchoconstriction in vivo and exhibit promising anti-inflammatory activity via intratracheal administration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-381
Number of pages7
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Volume23
Issue number1
Early online date13 Dec 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

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