Zhou_2021_J.Med.Chem_64_1844

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Title : Kinetics-Driven Drug Design Strategy for Next-Generation Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors to Clinical Candidate - Zhou_2021_J.Med.Chem_64_1844
Author(s) : Zhou Y , Fu Y , Yin W , Li J , Wang W , Bai F , Xu S , Gong Q , Peng T , Hong Y , Zhang D , Liu Q , Xu Y , Xu HE , Zhang H , Jiang H , Liu H
Ref : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 64 :1844 , 2021
Abstract : The acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors remain key therapeutic drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the low-safety window limits their maximum therapeutic benefits. Here, a novel kinetics-driven drug design strategy was employed to discover new-generation AChE inhibitors that possess a longer drug-target residence time and exhibit a larger safety window. After detailed investigations, compound 12 was identified as a highly potent, highly selective, orally bioavailable, and brain preferentially distributed AChE inhibitor. Moreover, it significantly ameliorated cognitive impairments in different mouse models with a lower effective dose than donepezil. The X-ray structure of the cocrystal complex provided a precise binding mode between 12 and AChE. Besides, the data from the phase I trials demonstrated that 12 had good safety, tolerance, and pharmacokinetic profiles at all preset doses in healthy volunteers, providing a solid basis for its further investigation in phase II trials for the treatment of AD.
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Gene_locus related to this paper: human-ACHE

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Zhou Y, Fu Y, Yin W, Li J, Wang W, Bai F, Xu S, Gong Q, Peng T, Hong Y, Zhang D, Liu Q, Xu Y, Xu HE, Zhang H, Jiang H, Liu H (2021)
Kinetics-Driven Drug Design Strategy for Next-Generation Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors to Clinical Candidate
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 64 :1844

Zhou Y, Fu Y, Yin W, Li J, Wang W, Bai F, Xu S, Gong Q, Peng T, Hong Y, Zhang D, Liu Q, Xu Y, Xu HE, Zhang H, Jiang H, Liu H (2021)
Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 64 :1844