The discovery of a potent Nav1.3 inhibitor with good oral pharmacokinetics

David C Pryde, N. A. Swain, P. A. Stupple, C. W. West, B. Marron, C. J. Markworth, D. Printzenhoff, Z. Lin, Peter John Cox, Ryoichi Suzuki, S. McMurray, G. J. Waldron, C. E. Payne, J. S. Warmus, M. L. Chapman

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In this article, we describe the discovery of an aryl ether series of potent and selective Nav1.3 inhibitors. Based on structural analogy to a similar series of compounds we have previously shown bind to the domain IV voltage sensor region of Nav channels, we propose this series binds in the same location. We describe the development of this series from a published starting point, highlighting key selectivity and potency data, and several studies designed to validate Nav1.3 as a target for pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1255-1267
Number of pages13
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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