Publications by authors named "Yunchan Nam"

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Discovery of N-amido-phenylsulfonamide derivatives as novel microsomal prostaglandin E synthase-1 (mPGES-1) inhibitors.

Bioorg Med Chem Lett 2021 06 26;41:127992. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Research Institute for Basic Sciences and Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea; KHU-KIST Department of Converging Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Our previous research showed that N-carboxy-phenylsulfonyl hydrazide (scaffold A) could reduce LPS-stimulated PGE levels in RAW 264.7 macrophage cells by an inhibition of mPGES-1 enzyme. However, a number of scaffold A derivatives showed the drawbacks such as the formation of regioisomers and poor liver metabolic stability. In order to overcome these synthetic and metabolic problems, therefore, we decided to replace N-carboxy-phenylsulfonyl hydrazide (scaffold A) with N-carboxy-phenylsulfonamide (scaffold B) or N-amido-phenylsulfonamide frameworks (scaffold C) as a bioisosteric replacement. Among them, MPO-0186 (scaffold C) inhibited the production of PGE (IC: 0.24 μM) in A549 cells via inhibition of mPGES-1 (IC: 0.49 μM in a cell-free assay) and was found to be approximately 9- and 8-fold more potent than MK-886 as a reference inhibitor, respectively. A molecular docking study theoretically suggests that MPO-0186 could inhibit PGE production by blocking the PGH binding site of mPGES-1 enzyme. Furthermore, MPO-0186 demonstrated good liver metabolic stability and no significant inhibition observed in clinically relevant CYP isoforms except CYP2C19. This result provides a potential starting point for the development of selective and potent mPGES-1 inhibitor with a novel scaffold.
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June 2021

Synthesis and cytotoxic effects of 2-thio-3,4-dihydroquinazoline derivatives as novel T-type calcium channel blockers.

Bioorg Med Chem 2020 06 14;28(11):115491. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

Research Institute for Basic Sciences and Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea; KHU-KIST Department of Converging Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

In our previous work, a series of 2-amino-3,4-dihydroquinazoline derivativesusing an electron acceptor group was reported to be potent T-type calcium channel blockers and exhibit strong cytotoxic effects against various cancerous cell lines. To investigate the role of the guanidine moiety in the 2-amino-3,4-dihydroquinazoline scaffold as a pharmacophore for dual biological activity, a new series of 2-thio-3,4-dihydroquniazoline derivatives using an electron donor group at the C2-position was synthesized and evaluated for T-type calcium channel blocking activity and cytotoxic effects against two human cancerous cell lines (lung cancer A549 and colon cancer HCT-116). Among them, compound 6g showed potent inhibition of Ca3.2 currents (83% inhibition) at 10 µM concentrations. The compound also exhibited IC values of 5.0 and 6.4 µM against A549 and HCT-116 cell lines, respectively, which are comparable to the parental lead compound KYS05090. These results indicate that the isothiourea moiety similar to the guanidine moiety of 2-amino-3,4-dihydroquinazoline derivatives may be an essential pharmacophore for the desired biological activities. Therefore, our preliminary work can provide the opportunity to expand a chemical repertoire to improve affinity and selectivity for T-type calcium channels.
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