Juarez-Jimenez J

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Title : Discovery and In Vivo Proof of Concept of a Highly Potent Dual Inhibitor of Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase and Acetylcholinesterase for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease - Codony_2022_J.Med.Chem_65_4909
Author(s) : Codony S , Pont C , Grinan-Ferre C , Di Pede-Mattatelli A , Calvo-Tusell C , Feixas F , Osuna S , Jarne-Ferrer J , Naldi M , Bartolini M , Loza MI , Brea J , Perez B , Bartra C , Sanfeliu C , Juarez-Jimenez J , Morisseau C , Hammock BD , Pallas M , Vazquez S , Munoz-Torrero D
Ref : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 65 :4909 , 2022
Abstract : With innumerable clinical failures of target-specific drug candidates for multifactorial diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), which remains inefficiently treated, the advent of multitarget drug discovery has brought a new breath of hope. Here, we disclose a class of 6-chlorotacrine (huprine)-TPPU hybrids as dual inhibitors of the enzymes soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) and acetylcholinesterase (AChE), a multitarget profile to provide cumulative effects against neuroinflammation and memory impairment. Computational studies confirmed the gorge-wide occupancy of both enzymes, from the main site to a secondary site, including a so far non-described AChE cryptic pocket. The lead compound displayed in vitro dual nanomolar potencies, adequate brain permeability, aqueous solubility, human microsomal stability, lack of neurotoxicity, and it rescued memory, synaptic plasticity, and neuroinflammation in an AD mouse model, after low dose chronic oral administration.
ESTHER : Codony_2022_J.Med.Chem_65_4909
PubMedSearch : Codony_2022_J.Med.Chem_65_4909
PubMedID: 35271276

Title : Dual Effect of Prussian Blue Nanoparticles on Abeta40 Aggregation: beta-Sheet Fibril Reduction and Copper Dyshomeostasis Regulation - Kowalczyk_2021_Biomacromolecules__
Author(s) : Kowalczyk J , Grapsi E , Espargaro A , Caballero AB , Juarez-Jimenez J , Busquets MA , Gamez P , Sabate R , Estelrich J
Ref : Biomacromolecules , : , 2021
Abstract : Alzheimer's disease (AD), affecting almost 50 million individuals worldwide, is currently the first cause of dementia. Despite the tremendous research efforts in the last decade, only four supportive or palliative drugs, namely, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors donepezil, galantamine, and rivastigmine and the glutamate NMDA receptor antagonist memantine, are currently available. New therapeutic strategies are becoming prominent, such as the direct inhibition of amyloid formation or the regulation of metal homeostasis. In the present report, the potential use of Prussian blue (PB), a drug that is in the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines, in AD treatment is demonstrated. Both in vitro and in cellulo studies indeed suggest that PB nanoparticles (PBNPs) are capable of reducing the formation of typical amyloid-beta fibers (detected by thioflavin T fluorescence) and restoring the usual amyloid fibrillation pathway via chelation/sequestration of copper, which is found in high concentrations in senile plaques.
ESTHER : Kowalczyk_2021_Biomacromolecules__
PubMedSearch : Kowalczyk_2021_Biomacromolecules__
PubMedID: 33416315

Title : Synthesis and multitarget biological profiling of a novel family of rhein derivatives as disease-modifying anti-Alzheimer agents - Viayna_2014_J.Med.Chem_57_2549
Author(s) : Viayna E , Sola I , Bartolini M , De Simone A , Tapia-Rojas C , Serrano FG , Sabate R , Juarez-Jimenez J , Perez B , Luque FJ , Andrisano V , Clos MV , Inestrosa NC , Munoz-Torrero D
Ref : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 57 :2549 , 2014
Abstract : We have synthesized a family of rhein-huprine hybrids to hit several key targets for Alzheimer's disease. Biological screening performed in vitro and in Escherichia coli cells has shown that these hybrids exhibit potent inhibitory activities against human acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase, and BACE-1, dual Abeta42 and tau antiaggregating activity, and brain permeability. Ex vivo studies with the leads (+)- and (-)-7e in brain slices of C57bl6 mice have revealed that they efficiently protect against the Abeta-induced synaptic dysfunction, preventing the loss of synaptic proteins and/or have a positive effect on the induction of long-term potentiation. In vivo studies in APP-PS1 transgenic mice treated ip for 4 weeks with (+)- and (-)-7e have shown a central soluble Abeta lowering effect, accompanied by an increase in the levels of mature amyloid precursor protein (APP). Thus, (+)- and (-)-7e emerge as very promising disease-modifying anti-Alzheimer drug candidates.
ESTHER : Viayna_2014_J.Med.Chem_57_2549
PubMedSearch : Viayna_2014_J.Med.Chem_57_2549
PubMedID: 24568372

Title : Tetrahydrobenzo[h][1,6]naphthyridine-6-chlorotacrine hybrids as a new family of anti-Alzheimer agents targeting beta-amyloid, tau, and cholinesterase pathologies - Di Pietro_2014_Eur.J.Med.Chem_84C_107
Author(s) : Di Pietro O , Perez-Areales FJ , Juarez-Jimenez J , Espargaro A , Clos MV , Perez B , Lavilla R , Sabate R , Luque FJ , Munoz-Torrero D
Ref : Eur Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 84C :107 , 2014
Abstract : Optimization of an essentially inactive 3,4-dihydro-2H-pyrano[3,2-c]quinoline carboxylic ester derivative as acetylcholinesterase (AChE) peripheral anionic site (PAS)-binding motif by double O --> NH bioisosteric replacement, combined with molecular hybridization with the AChE catalytic anionic site (CAS) inhibitor 6-chlorotacrine and molecular dynamics-driven optimization of the length of the linker has resulted in the development of the trimethylene-linked 1,2,3,4-tetrahydrobenzo[h][1,6]naphthyridine-6-chlorotacrine hybrid 5a as a picomolar inhibitor of human AChE (hAChE). The tetra-, penta-, and octamethylene-linked homologues 5b-d have been also synthesized for comparison purposes, and found to retain the nanomolar hAChE inhibitory potency of the parent 6-chlorotacrine. Further biological profiling of hybrids 5a-d has shown that they are also potent inhibitors of human butyrylcholinesterase and moderately potent Abeta42 and tau anti-aggregating agents, with IC50 values in the submicromolar and low micromolar range, respectively. Also, in vitro studies using an artificial membrane model have predicted a good brain permeability for hybrids 5a-d, and hence, their ability to reach their targets in the central nervous system. The multitarget profile of the novel hybrids makes them promising leads for developing anti-Alzheimer drug candidates with more balanced biological activities.
ESTHER : Di Pietro_2014_Eur.J.Med.Chem_84C_107
PubMedSearch : Di Pietro_2014_Eur.J.Med.Chem_84C_107
PubMedID: 25016233

Title : 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydrobenzo[h][1,6]naphthyridines as a new family of potent peripheral-to-midgorge-site inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase: Synthesis, pharmacological evaluation and mechanistic studies - Di Pietro_2013_Eur.J.Med.Chem_73C_141
Author(s) : Di Pietro O , Viayna E , Vicente-Garcia E , Bartolini M , Ramon R , Juarez-Jimenez J , Clos MV , Perez B , Andrisano V , Luque FJ , Lavilla R , Munoz-Torrero D
Ref : Eur Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 73C :141 , 2013
Abstract : A series of 1,2,3,4-tetrahydrobenzo[h][1,6]naphthyridines differently substituted at positions 1, 5, and 9 have been designed from the pyrano[3,2-c]quinoline derivative 1, a weak inhibitor of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) with predicted ability to bind to the AChE peripheral anionic site (PAS), at the entrance of the catalytic gorge. Fourteen novel benzonaphthyridines have been synthesized through synthetic sequences involving as the key step a multicomponent Povarov reaction between an aldehyde, an aniline and an enamine or an enamide as the activated alkene. The novel compounds have been tested against Electrophorus electricus AChE (EeAChE), human recombinant AChE (hAChE), and human serum butyrylcholinesterase (hBChE), and their brain penetration has been assessed using the PAMPA-BBB assay. Also, the mechanism of AChE inhibition of the most potent compounds has been thoroughly studied by kinetic studies, a propidium displacement assay, and molecular modelling. We have found that a seemingly small structural change such as a double O --> NH bioisosteric replacement from the hit 1 to 16a results in a dramatic increase of EeAChE and hAChE inhibitory activities (>217- and >154-fold, respectively), and in a notable increase in hBChE inhibitory activity (>11-fold), as well. An optimized binding at the PAS besides additional interactions with AChE midgorge residues seem to account for the high hAChE inhibitory potency of 16a (IC50 = 65 nM), which emerges as an interesting anti-Alzheimer lead compound with potent dual AChE and BChE inhibitory activities.
ESTHER : Di Pietro_2013_Eur.J.Med.Chem_73C_141
PubMedSearch : Di Pietro_2013_Eur.J.Med.Chem_73C_141
PubMedID: 24389509

Title : Synthesis, biological evaluation, and molecular modeling of donepezil and N-[(5-(benzyloxy)-1-methyl-1H-indol-2-yl)methyl]-N-methylprop-2-yn-1-amine hybrids as new multipotent cholinesterase\/monoamine oxidase inhibitors for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease - Bolea_2011_J.Med.Chem_54_8251
Author(s) : Bolea I , Juarez-Jimenez J , de los Rios C , Chioua M , Pouplana R , Luque FJ , Unzeta M , Marco-Contelles J , Samadi A
Ref : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 54 :8251 , 2011
Abstract : A new family of multitarget molecules able to interact with acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE), as well as with monoamino oxidase (MAO) A and B, has been synthesized. Novel compounds (3-9) have been designed using a conjunctive approach that combines the benzylpiperidine moiety of the AChE inhibitor donepezil (1) and the indolyl propargylamino moiety of the MAO inhibitor N-[(5-benzyloxy-1-methyl-1H-indol-2-yl)methyl]-N-methylprop-2-yn-1-amine (2), connected through an oligomethylene linker. The most promising hybrid (5) is a potent inhibitor of both MAO-A (IC50=5.2+/-1.1 nM) and MAO-B (IC50=43+/-8.0 nM) and is a moderately potent inhibitor of AChE (IC50=0.35+/-0.01 muM) and BuChE (IC50=0.46+/-0.06 muM). Moreover, molecular modeling and kinetic studies support the dual binding site to AChE, which explains the inhibitory effect exerted on Abeta aggregation. Overall, the results suggest that the new compounds are promising multitarget drug candidates with potential impact for Alzheimer's disease therapy.
ESTHER : Bolea_2011_J.Med.Chem_54_8251
PubMedSearch : Bolea_2011_J.Med.Chem_54_8251
PubMedID: 22023459