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J Med Chem. 2001 Dec 6;44(25):4393-403.

Discovery of novel p-arylthio cinnamides as antagonists of leukocyte function-associated antigen-1/intercellular adhesion molecule-1 interaction. 4. Structure-activity relationship of substituents on the benzene ring of the cinnamide.

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Metabolic Disease Research, Pharmaceutical Products Division, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Illinois 60064-6098, USA. marty.winn@abbott.com

Abstract

We have shown that p-arylthio cinnamides can inhibit the interaction of LFA-1 and ICAM-1, which is involved in cell adhesion and the inflammatory process. We now show that 2,3-disubstitution on the aryl portion of the cinnamide results in enhanced activity over mono substitution on the ring. The best 2,3-substituents were chlorine and trifluoromethyl groups. Compounds 39 and 40 which contain two CF3 groups have IC(50) values of 0.5 and 0.1 nM, respectively, in inhibiting JY8 cells expressing LFA-1 on their surface, from adhering to ICAM-1. The structure-activity relationship (SAR) was examined using an NMR based model of the LFA-1 I domain/compound 31 complex. One of our compounds (38) was able to reduce cell migration in two different in vivo experiments.

PMID:
11728185
DOI:
10.1021/jm0103108
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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