National Center for
5ETH: Rory In Complex With Inverse Agonist 3
Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. (2016) 26 p.2459-2463
RORgamma plays a critical role in controlling a pro-inflammatory gene expression program in several lymphocyte lineages including T cells, gammadelta T cells, and innate lymphoid cells. RORgamma-mediated inflammation has been linked to susceptibility to Crohn's disease, arthritis, and psoriasis. Thus inverse agonists of RORgamma have the potential of modulating inflammation. Our goal was to optimize two RORgamma inverse agonists: T0901317 from literature and 1 that we obtained from internal screening. We used information from internal X-ray structures to design two libraries that led to a new biaryl series.