Send to

Choose Destination
Bioorg Med Chem. 2001 Nov;9(11):2955-68.

Ethenesulfonamide and ethanesulfonamide derivatives, a novel class of orally active endothelin-A receptor antagonists.

Author information

Institute for Drug Discovery Research, Yamanouchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., 21Miyukigaoka, Tsukuba, 305-8585, Ibaraki, Japan.


In the previous paper, we described a series of 2-phenylethenesulfonamide derivatives, a novel class of ET(A)-selective endothelin (ET) receptor antagonists, including the 2-methoxyethoxy derivative 2a and the 2-fluoroethoxy derivative (2b). In this paper, we wish to report further details of structure-activity relationships (SARs) of the two regions of the molecule in compound 2b, which were the alkoxy region at the 6-position of the core pyrimidine ring and the 2-phenylethenesulfonamide region. In these modifications, replacement of the 2-fluoroethoxy group with a methoxy group (6e) and replacement of the 2-phenylethenesulfonamide group with a 2-(pyridin-3-yl)ethenesulfonamide group (6l) or 2-phenylethanesulfonamide group (6q) were well tolerated both in the ET(A) binding affinity and ET(A) selectivity. Among them, compound 6e showed further improvement in oral activity compared to 2b. After oral administration, compound 6e inhibited the big ET-1 induced pressor response in conscious rats at 0.3mg /kg with a duration of >6.5h. Compound 6e also exhibited a potent antagonistic activity in the pithed rats.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center