Highly potent PDE4 inhibitors with therapeutic potential

Hiroshi Ochiai, Tazumi Ohtani, Akiharu Ishida, Kensuke Kusumi, Masashi Kato, Hiroshi Kohno, Katuya Kishikawa, Takaaki Obata, Hisao Nakai, Masaaki Toda

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Based on the hypothesis that the dose-limiting side effects of PDE4 inhibitors could be mediated via the central nervous system (CNS), design and synthesis of a hydrophilic analogue is considered to be one approach to improving the side-effect profile of Ariflo™ 1. Water-soluble piperidine derivatives were found to possess therapeutic potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 5
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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