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, 53 (18), 6640-52

Inhalation by Design: Novel Ultra-Long-Acting β(2)-adrenoreceptor Agonists for Inhaled Once-Daily Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease That Utilize a Sulfonamide Agonist Headgroup

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Inhalation by Design: Novel Ultra-Long-Acting β(2)-adrenoreceptor Agonists for Inhaled Once-Daily Treatment of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease That Utilize a Sulfonamide Agonist Headgroup

Paul A Glossop et al. J Med Chem.

Abstract

A novel series of potent and selective sulfonamide derived β(2)-adrenoreceptor agonists are described that exhibit potential as inhaled ultra-long-acting bronchodilators for the treatment of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Analogues from this series mediate very long-lasting smooth muscle relaxation in guinea pig tracheal strips. The sulfonamide agonist headgroup confers high levels of intrinsic crystallinity that could relate to the acidic sulfonamide motif supporting a zwitterionic form in the solid state. Optimization of pharmacokinetic properties was achieved through targeted introduction of a phenolic moiety to support rapid phase II clearance, thereby minimizing systemic exposure following inhalation and reducing systemically mediated adverse events. Compound 38 (PF-610355) is identified as a clinical candidate from this series, with in vivo duration of action studies confirming its potential for once-daily use in humans. Compound 38 is currently in advanced phase II clinical studies.

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