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3O56: Catalytic Domain Of Human Phosphodiesterase 4b2b In Complex With A 5- Heterocycle Pyrazolopyridine Inhibitor
Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2010) 20 p.5803-5806
Following the discovery of 4-(substituted amino)-1-alkyl-pyrazolo[3,4-b]pyridine-5-carboxamides as potent and selective phosphodiesterase 4B inhibitors, [Hamblin, J. N.; Angell, T.; Ballentine, S., et al. Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett.2008, 18, 4237] the SAR of the 5-position was investigated further. A range of substituted heterocycles showed good potencies against PDE4. Optimisation using X-ray crystallography and computational modelling led to the discovery of 16, with sub-nM inhibition of LPS-induced TNF-alpha production from isolated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.