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J Med Chem. 2012 Sep 13;55(17):7828-40. doi: 10.1021/jm300884k. Epub 2012 Aug 28.

Discovery of tofogliflozin, a novel C-arylglucoside with an O-spiroketal ring system, as a highly selective sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

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  • 1Research Division, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., 1-135 Komakado, Gotemba, Shizuoka 412-8513, Japan.


Inhibition of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) has been proposed as a novel therapeutic approach to treat type 2 diabetes. In our efforts to discover novel inhibitors of SGLT2, we first generated a 3D pharmacophore model based on the superposition of known inhibitors. A search of the Cambridge Structural Database using a series of pharmacophore queries led to the discovery of an O-spiroketal C-arylglucoside scaffold. Subsequent chemical examination combined with computational modeling resulted in the identification of the clinical candidate 16d (CSG452, tofogliflozin), which is currently under phase III clinical trials.

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