Publications by authors named "Lisa K Dvorak"

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The discovery and synthesis of JNJ 31020028, a small molecule antagonist of the Neuropeptide Y Y₂ receptor.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2011 Sep 18;21(18):5552-6. Epub 2011 Jul 18.

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., 3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA 92121, USA.

A series of small molecules based on a chemotype identified from our compound collection were synthesized and tested for binding affinity (IC(50)) at the human Neuropeptide Y Y(2) receptor (NPY Y(2)). Six of the 23 analogs tested possessed an NPY Y(2) IC(50) ≤ 15 nM. One member of this series, JNJ 31020028, is a selective, high affinity, receptor antagonist existing as a racemic mixture. As such a synthetic route to the desired enantiomer was designed starting from commercially available (S)-(+)-mandelic acid.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2011.06.136DOI Listing
September 2011

Heterocyclic replacement of the central phenyl core of diamine-based histamine H3 receptor antagonists.

Eur J Med Chem 2009 Nov 16;44(11):4413-25. Epub 2009 Jun 16.

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, LLC, San Diego, CA 92121, United States.

A series of small molecules consisting of a heterocyclic core flanked by two basic functionalities were synthesized and screened for in vitro affinity at the human histamine H(3) receptor (hH(3)R). Nine of the twenty-eight compounds tested were found to possess a hH(3)R K(i) of less than 5 nM and consisted of a diverse range of central hetero-aromatic linkers (pyridine, pyrazine, oxazole, isoxazole, thiazole, furan, thiophene, and pyrrole). One member of this series, (4-isopropyl-piperazin-1-yl)-(6-piperidin-1-ylmethyl-pyridin-3-yl)-methanone (37), was found to be a high affinity, selective antagonist that crosses the blood-brain barrier and occupies H(3) receptors after oral administration in the rat.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2009.06.007DOI Listing
November 2009

Diamine-based human histamine H3 receptor antagonists: (4-aminobutyn-1-yl)benzylamines.

Eur J Med Chem 2009 Oct 13;44(10):4098-106. Epub 2009 May 13.

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, LLC, San Diego, CA 92121, USA.

A series of (4-aminobutyn-1-yl)benzylamines were prepared and the SAR around three key areas: (1) the amine attached to the butynyl linker (R(3)R(4)N-); (2) the benzylamine moiety (R(1)R(2)N-); and (3) the point of attachment of the benzylamine group (R(1)R(2)N- in the ortho, meta, or para positions) was examined. One compound, 4-[3-(4-piperidin-1-yl-but-1-ynyl)-benzyl]-morpholine (9s) was chosen for further profiling and found to be a selective histamine H(3) antagonist with desirable drug-like properties. Ex vivo receptor occupancy studies established that 9s does occupy H(3) binding sites in the brain of rats after oral administration. Subcutaneous doses of 9s (10mg/kg) given during the natural sleep phase demonstrated robust wake-promoting effects.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2009.04.049DOI Listing
October 2009

Novel imidazole-based histamine H3 antagonists.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2009 Feb 6;19(3):903-7. Epub 2008 Dec 6.

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., 3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA 92121, USA.

A novel series of imidazole containing histamine H(3) receptor ligands were investigated and found to be potent functional antagonists. After improving the stability of these molecules towards liver microsomes, these compounds were found to have no appreciable affinity for CYP P450s. Subsequent in vivo experiments showed significant brain uptake of (4-chloro-phenyl)-[2-(1-isopropyl-piperidin-4-ylmethoxy)-3-methyl-3H-imidazol-4-yl]-methanone 22.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bmcl.2008.11.114DOI Listing
February 2009

In-vitro and in-vivo characterization of JNJ-7925476, a novel triple monoamine uptake inhibitor.

Eur J Pharmacol 2008 Jun 10;587(1-3):141-6. Epub 2008 Apr 10.

Department of Neuroscience, Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., 3210 Merryfield Row, San Diego, CA 92121, USA.

Triple reuptake inhibitors, which block the serotonin transporter (SERT), norepinephrine transporter (NET) and dopamine transporter (DAT) in the central nervous system have been described as therapeutic alternatives for classical selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with advantages due to their multiple mechanisms of action. JNJ-7925476 (trans-6-(4-ethynylphenyl)-1,2,3,5,6,10b-hexahydropyrrolo[2,1-a]isoquinoline) is a selective and potent inhibitor of the SERT, NET, and DAT (K(i)=0.9, 17 and 5.2 nM, respectively). Following subcutaneous dosing in rat, JNJ-7925476 was rapidly absorbed into the plasma, and drug concentrations in the brain tracked with those in the plasma but were 7-fold higher. The ED(50) values for JNJ-7925476 occupancy of the SERT, NET, and DAT in rat brain were 0.18, 0.09 and 2.4 mg/kg, respectively. JNJ-7925476 (0.1-10 mg/kg, s.c.) rapidly induced a robust, dose-dependent increase in extracellular serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine levels in rat cerebral cortex. The compound also showed potent antidepressant-like activity in the mouse tail suspension test (ED(50)=0.3 mg/kg, i.p.). These results demonstrate that JNJ-7925476 is a triple reuptake inhibitor with in-vivo efficacy in biochemical and behavioral models of depression.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejphar.2008.04.008DOI Listing
June 2008