Volume 6 Supplement 1
Go with the flow: de-orphaning focused combinatorial libraries
© Reutlinger et al; licensee Chemistry Central Ltd. 2014
Published: 11 March 2014
The fast pace of drug discovery programs, aided by high-throughput screening campaigns, often relies on the generation of combinatorial libraries to identify new chemical entities. The Ugi 4- and 3-component reactions in particular , have proven to be robust in producing both tool compounds and drugs [2, 3]. Here we report a high-throughput entry into the imidazopyridine scaffold, using a microfluidic-assisted synthesis setup, coupled to a target prediction tool to de-orphan a focused compound library with high success rate, and identify an innovative GPCR-inhibiting chemotype. Combinatorial compounds were correctly identified as ligand-efficient adenosine A1/2B, and adrenergic α1A/B inhibitors with K i values in the low micromolar range.
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