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Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of novel matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors as potent antihemorrhagic agents: from hit identification to an optimized lead

Feb 16, 2015 | Magazine: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Josune Orbe 1, Juan A Sánchez-Arias, Obdulia Rabal, José A Rodríguez, Agustina Salicio, Ana Ugarte, Miriam Belzunce, Musheng Xu, Wei Wu, Haizhong Tan, Hongyu Ma, José A Páramo, Julen Oyarzabal


Growing evidence suggests that matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are involved in thrombus dissolution; then, considering that new therapeutic strategies are required for controlling hemorrhage, we hypothesized that MMP inhibition may reduce bleeding by delaying fibrinolysis. Thus, we designed and synthesized a novel series of MMP inhibitors to identify potential candidates for acute treatment of bleeding. Structure-based and knowledge-based strategies were utilized to design this novel chemical series, α-spiropiperidine hydroxamates, of potent and soluble (>75 μg/mL) pan-MMP inhibitors. The initial hit, 12, was progressed to an optimal lead 19d. Racemic 19d showed a remarkable in vitro phenotypic response and outstanding in vivo efficacy; in fact, the mouse bleeding time at 1 mg/kg was 0.85 min compared to 29.28 min using saline. In addition, 19d displayed an optimal ADME and safety profile (e.g., no thrombus formation). Its corresponding enantiomers were separated, leading to the preclinical candidate 5 (described in Drug Annotations series, J. Med. Chem. 2015).

CITA DEL ARTÍCULO  J Med Chem. 2015 Mar 12;58(5):2465-88. doi: 10.1021/jm501940y. Epub 2015 Feb 25.

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Dr. Josune Orbe Lopategui
Dr. José Antonio Rodríguez García
Agustina Salicio Castillo
Laboratory technician Atherothrombosis Research Group
Miriam Belzunce Saldise