Bioorg Med Chem 2022 May 4;66:116792. Epub 2022 May 4.
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Liver X receptor (LXR) α and LXRβ are nuclear receptors playing key roles in lipid metabolism, and LXR ligands are attractive drug candidates for metabolic disorders. Here we report the structural development of 4-(1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-hydroxyprop-2-yl)phenylsilane derivatives as LXR agonists bearing silyl functionalities as the hydrophobic pharmacophore, based on the structure of the known sulfonamide LXR agonist T0901317. Most of the synthesized compounds exhibit agonistic activity toward LXRs, but the LXR subtype-selectivity differs depending upon the substituents on the silicon atom. Read More