Knerr L, Giordanetto F, Nordberg P, Pettersen D, Selmi N, Beisel HG, de la Motte H, Olsson T, Perkins TDJ, Herslöf M, Månsson Å, Dahlström M, Starke I, Broddefalk J, Saarinen G, Klingegård F, Hurt-Camejo E, Rosengren B, Brengdahl J, Jansen F, Rohman M, Sandmark J, Hallberg K, Åkerud T, Roth RG, Ahlqvist M
ACS Med. Chem. Lett. 9 (7) 594-599 [2018-07-12; online 2018-06-23]
In order to assess the potential of sPLA 2-X as a therapeutic target for atherosclerosis, novel sPLA2 inhibitors with improved type X selectivity are required. To achieve the objective of identifying such compounds, we embarked on a lead generation effort that resulted in the identification of a novel series of indole-2-carboxamides as selective sPLA2-X inhibitors with excellent potential for further optimization.