Synthesis of a novel series of imidazo[1,2-α]pyridines as acyl-CoA: Cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) inhibitors

Yinglan Jin, Mun Chual Rho, Kondaji Gajulapati, Hwa Young Jung, Shanthaveerappa K. Boovanahalli, Jee Hyun Lee, Gyu Yong Song, Jung Ho Choi, Young Kook Kim, Kyeong Lee, Yongseok Choi

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Abstract

A novel series of imidazo[1,2-α]pyridines was designed, synthesized, and tested for their ability to inhibit acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase. Preliminary lead optimization efforts resulted in the identification of ACAT inhibitors represented by analogues 5b, 5c, 6a, 6c, 7b, and 7c. The ACAT inhibitory activity of these compounds was further established by potent inhibition of cholesteryl ester formation in HepG2 cells by a representative analogue 7b.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1297-1304
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the Korean Chemical Society
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1

Keywords

  • Acyl CoA: cholestrol acyl transferase (ACAT)
  • HepG2 cells
  • Imidazo[1,2-α]pyridines
  • Structure-activity relationship

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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    Jin, Y., Rho, M. C., Gajulapati, K., Jung, H. Y., Boovanahalli, S. K., Lee, J. H., Song, G. Y., Choi, J. H., Kim, Y. K., Lee, K., & Choi, Y. (2009). Synthesis of a novel series of imidazo[1,2-α]pyridines as acyl-CoA: Cholesterol acyltransferase (ACAT) inhibitors. Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 30(6), 1297-1304. https://doi.org/10.5012/bkcs.2009.30.6.1297