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Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters

Discovery of nor-seco himbacine analogs as thrombin receptor antagonists.


PMID 22405832

Abstract

Discovery of a novel nor-seco himbacine analog as potent thrombin receptor (PAR-1) antagonist is described. Despite low plasma level, these new analogs showed excellent ex vivo efficacy in the monkey platelet aggregation assay. A potent hydroxy metabolite generated in vivo was identified as the agent responsible for the ex vivo efficacy. Following this discovery, the metabolite series was optimized to obtain analogs that showed very good ex vivo efficacy along with excellent pharmacokinetic profile in c. monkey.