PMID: 18778938
Guckian KM, Lin EY, Silvian L, Friedman JE, Chin D, Scott DM
Design and synthesis of a series of meta aniline-based LFA-1 ICAM inhibitors.
Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2008 Oct 1;18(19):5249-51. Epub 2008 Aug 22.
A series of meta-substituted anilines were designed and synthesized to inhibit the interaction of LFA-1 with ICAM for the treatment of autoimmune disease. Design of these molecules was performed by utilizing a co-crystal structure for structure-based drug design. The resulting molecules were found to be potent and to possess favorable pharmaceutical properties.