Publications by authors named "Frédéric Puech"

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The RESOLUTE consortium: unlocking SLC transporters for drug discovery.

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Giulio Superti-Furga Daniel Lackner Tabea Wiedmer Alvaro Ingles-Prieto Barbara Barbosa Enrico Girardi Ulrich Goldmann Bettina Gürtl Kristaps Klavins Christoph Klimek Sabrina Lindinger Eva Liñeiro-Retes André C Müller Svenja Onstein Gregor Redinger Daniela Reil Vitaly Sedlyarov Gernot Wolf Matthew Crawford Robert Everley David Hepworth Shenping Liu Stephen Noell Mary Piotrowski Robert Stanton Hui Zhang Salvatore Corallino Andrea Faedo Maria Insidioso Giovanna Maresca Loredana Redaelli Francesca Sassone Lia Scarabottolo Michela Stucchi Paola Tarroni Sara Tremolada Helena Batoulis Andreas Becker Eckhard Bender Yung-Ning Chang Alexander Ehrmann Anke Müller-Fahrnow Vera Pütter Diana Zindel Bradford Hamilton Martin Lenter Diana Santacruz Coralie Viollet Charles Whitehurst Kai Johnsson Philipp Leippe Birgit Baumgarten Lena Chang Yvonne Ibig Martin Pfeifer Jürgen Reinhardt Julian Schönbett Paul Selzer Klaus Seuwen Charles Bettembourg Bruno Biton Jörg Czech Hélène de Foucauld Michel Didier Thomas Licher Vincent Mikol Antje Pommereau Frédéric Puech Veeranagouda Yaligara Aled Edwards Brandon J Bongers Laura H Heitman Ad P IJzerman Huub J Sijben Gerard J P van Westen Justine Grixti Douglas B Kell Farah Mughal Neil Swainston Marina Wright-Muelas Tina Bohstedt Nicola Burgess-Brown Liz Carpenter Katharina Dürr Jesper Hansen Andreea Scacioc Giulia Banci Claire Colas Daniela Digles Gerhard Ecker Barbara Füzi Viktoria Gamsjäger Melanie Grandits Riccardo Martini Florentina Troger Patrick Altermatt Cédric Doucerain Franz Dürrenberger Vania Manolova Anna-Lena Steck Hanna Sundström Maria Wilhelm Claire M Steppan

Nat Rev Drug Discov 2020 07;19(7):429-430

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/d41573-020-00056-6DOI Listing
July 2020

Synthesis and in vitro characterization of novel fluorinated derivatives of the translocator protein 18 kDa ligand CfO-DPA-714.

Eur J Med Chem 2017 Jan 9;125:346-359. Epub 2016 Sep 9.

CEA, I2BM, Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot, Orsay, France; Inserm/CEA/Université Paris Sud, UMR 1023, ERL 9218 CNRS, IMIV, Université Paris-Saclay, Orsay, France. Electronic address:

The translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO) is today a validated target for a number of therapeutic applications, but also a well-recognized diagnostic/imaging biomarker for the evaluation of inflammatory related-disease state and progression, prompting the development of specific and dedicated TSPO ligands worldwide. For this purpose, pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine acetamides constitute a unique class of high affinity and selectivity TSPO ligands; it includes DPA-714, a fluorine-containing derivative that has also been labelled with the positron-emitter fluorine-18, and is nowadays widely used as a Positron Emission Tomography imaging probe. Recently, to prevent defluorination issues encountered in vivo with this tracer, a first series of analogues was reported where the oxygen atom bridging the phenyl ring of the core structure and the fluorinated moiety was replaced with a more robust linkage. Among this new series, CfO-DPA-714 was discovered as a highly promising TSPO ligand. Herein, a novel series of fluorinated analogues of the latter molecule were synthesized and in vitro characterized, where the pharmacomodulation at the amide position of the molecule was explored. Thirteen compounds were thus prepared from a common key-ester intermediate (synthesized in 7 steps from 4-iodobenzoate - 11% overall yield) and a set of commercially available amines and obtained with moderate to good yields (23-81%) and high purities (>95%). With one exception, all derivatives displayed nanomolar to subnanomolar affinity for the TSPO and also high selectivity versus the CBR (K (CBR)/K (TSPO) > 10). Within this series, three compounds showed better K values (0.25, 0.26 and 0.30 nM) than that of DPA-714 (0.91 nM) and CfO-DPA-714 (0.37 nM), and favorable lipophilicity for brain penetration (3.6 < logD < 4.4). Among these three compounds, the N-methyl-N-propyl amide analogue (9) exhibited similar metabolic stability when compared to CfO-DPA-714 in mouse, rat and human microsomes. Therefore, the latter compound stands out as a promising candidate for drug development or for use as a PET probe, once fluorine-18-labelled, for in vivo neuroinflammation imaging.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2016.09.025DOI Listing
January 2017

Novel Pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines as Translocator Protein 18 kDa (TSPO) Ligands: Synthesis, in Vitro Biological Evaluation, [(18)F]-Labeling, and in Vivo Neuroinflammation PET Images.

J Med Chem 2015 Sep 3;58(18):7449-64. Epub 2015 Sep 3.

CEA, I2BM, Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot, Orsay, France.

A series of novel pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidines, closely related to N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4-(2-fluoroethoxy)phenyl)-5,7-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidin-3-yl)acetamide (2, DPA-714), were synthesized and biologically in vitro evaluated for their potential to bind the translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO), a protein today recognized as an early biomarker of neuroinflammatory processes. This series is composed of fluoroalkyl- and fluoroalkynyl- analogues, prepared from a common iodinated intermediate via Sonogashira coupling reactions. All derivatives displayed subnanomolar affinity for the TSPO (0.37 to 0.86 nM), comparable to that of 2 (0.91 nM). Two of them were radiolabeled with fluorine-18, and their biodistribution was investigated by in vitro autoradiography and positron emission tomography (PET) imaging on a rodent model of neuroinflammation. Brain uptake and local accumulation of both compounds in the AMPA-mediated lesion confirm their potential as in vivo PET-radiotracers. In particular, [(18)F]23 exhibited a significantly higher ipsi- to contralateral ratio at 60 min than the parent molecule [(18)F]2 in vivo.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jmedchem.5b00932DOI Listing
September 2015

Synthesis and in vitro characterization of novel fluorinated derivatives of the TSPO 18 kDa ligand SSR180575.

Eur J Med Chem 2015 Aug 17;101:736-45. Epub 2015 Jul 17.

CEA, I2BM, Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot, Orsay, France; Inserm / CEA / Université Paris Sud, UMR 1023 - ERL 9218 CNRS, IMIV, Orsay, France.

SSR180575 (1) is a high-affinity (0.83 nM) TSPO 18 kDa ligand belonging to the pyridazino[4,5-b]indole-1-acetamides family. Herein we describe the synthesis and in vitro characterization of two series of new fluorinated analogues. Eleven compounds (out of fifteen) displayed nanomolar to subnamolar affinities (0.30-8.1 nM) and high selectivities (Ki(CBR)/Ki(TSPO) > 10(3)). Two derivatives stand out as promising candidates for drug development or use as PET probes for in vivo neuroinflammation imaging, once fluorine-18-labelled.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2015.07.033DOI Listing
August 2015

[18F]DPA-C5yne, a novel fluorine-18-labelled analogue of DPA-714: radiosynthesis and preliminary evaluation as a radiotracer for imaging neuroinflammation with PET.

J Labelled Comp Radiopharm 2014 May 24;57(6):410-8. Epub 2014 Apr 24.

CEA, I2BM, Service Hospitalier, Frédéric Joliot, Orsay, France.

DPA-C5yne, the lead compound of a novel series of DPA-714 derivatives in which the fluoroethoxy chain linked to the phenylpyrazolopyrimidine scaffold has been replaced by a fluoroalkyn-1-yl moiety, is a high affinity (Ki : 0.35 nM) and selective ligand targeting the translocator protein 18 kDa. In the present work, DPA-C5yne was labelled with no-carrier-added [(18)F]fluoride based on a one-step tosyloxy-for-fluorine nucleophilic substitution reaction, purified by cartridge and HPLC, and formulated as an i.v. injectable solution using a TRACERLab FX N Pro synthesizer. Typically, 4.3-5.2 GBq of [(18)F]DPA-C5yne, ready-to-use, chemically and radiochemically pure (> 95%), was obtained with specific radioactivities ranging from 55 to 110 GBq/µmol within 50-60 min, starting from a 30 GBq [(18)F]fluoride batch (14-17%). LogP and LogD of [(18)F]DPA-C5yne were measured using the shake-flask method and values of 2.39 and 2.51 were found, respectively. Autoradiography studies performed on slices of ((R,S)-α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolopropionique (AMPA)-lesioned rat brains showed a high target-to-background ratio (1.9 ± 0.3). Selectivity and specificity of the binding for the translocator protein was demonstrated using DPA-C5yne (unlabelled), PK11195 and Flumazenil (central benzodiazepine receptor ligand) as competitors. Furthermore, DPA-C5yne proved to be stable in plasma at 37°C for at least 90 min.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jlcr.3199DOI Listing
May 2014

Preparation and evaluation of novel pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine acetamides, closely related to DPA-714, as potent ligands for imaging the TSPO 18kDa with PET.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2014 Mar 7;24(6):1550-6. Epub 2014 Feb 7.

CEA, I2BM, Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot, Orsay, France.

A series of four novel analogues of DPA-714, bearing a fluoroalkynyl side chain (with a length ranging from three to six carbon atoms) in replacement of the fluoroethoxy motif, have been synthetized in six steps from commercially available methyl 4-iodobenzoate. The synthetic strategy for the preparation of these N,N-diethyl-2-(2-(4-(ω-fluoroalk-1-ynyl)phenyl)-5,7-dimethylpyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidin-3-yl)acetamides (7a-d) consisted in derivatizing a key iodinated building block featuring the pyrazolopyrimidine acetamide backbone of DPA-714, by Sonogashira couplings with various alkynyl reagents. The resulting alkynols were subsequently fluorinated, yielding the expected target derivatives. All four analogues exhibited slightly higher affinity and selectivity towards the TSPO 18kDa (Ki vs [(3)H]PK11195: 0.35-0.79nM; Ki vs [(3)H]flunitrazepam: >1000nM) when compared to DPA-714 (Ki vs [(3)H]PK11195: 0.91nM; Ki vs [(3)H]flunitrazepam: >1000nM). Lipophilicities (HPLC, logD7.4) increased with the chain length (from 3.6 to 4.3) and were significantly higher than the one determined for DPA-714 (2.9). Preliminary in vitro metabolism evaluation using rat microsomal incubations and LC-MS analyses showed, for all four novel analogues, the absence of defluorinated metabolites. Among them, the fluoropentynyl compound, DPA-C5yne (7c), was selected, labelled in one single step with fluorine-18 from the corresponding tosylate and in vivo evaluated with PET on our in-house-developed rat model of acute local neuroinflammation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2014.01.080DOI Listing
March 2014