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Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters

2-Phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-imidazo[1,2-b]pyrazole derivatives: new potent inhibitors of fMLP-induced neutrophil chemotaxis.


PMID 17475488

Abstract

It is well known that both acute and chronic autoimmune inflammatory disorders arise following a breakdown in control of neutrophil activation and recruitment. In the search for new anti-inflammatory agents, we synthesized some new 2-phenyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-imidazo[1,2-b]pyrazole derivatives and tested them in vitro in order to evaluate their ability to interfere with human neutrophil functions. All tested compounds showed strong inhibition of fMLP-OMe-induced chemotaxis, although they appeared unable to block degranulation and the fMLP-OMe-induced respiratory burst, and were inactive in binding experiments.