KW-4490 A PDE4 inhibitor from Kyowa Hakko Kirin

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KW 4490
cis-4-Cyano-4-(2,3-dihydro-8-methoxy-1,4-benzodioxin-5-yl)cyclohexanecarboxylic Acid 
Cyclohexanecarboxyli​c acid, 4-​cyano-​4-​(2,​3-​dihydro-​8-​methoxy-​1,​4-​benzodioxin-​5-​yl)​-​, cis
cis-​4-​Cyano-​4-​(2,​3-​dihydro-​8-​methoxy-​1,​4-​benzodioxin-​5-​yl)​cyclohexane-​1-​carboxylic acid;
cis-​4-​Cyano-​4-​(8-​methoxy-​1,​4-​benzodioxan-​5-​yl)​cyclohexanecarboxyli​c acid

KF 66490; KW 4490;

MF C17 H19 N O5

phosphodiesterase type 4 inhibitor, commonly referred to as a PDE4 inhibitor, is a drug used to block the degradative action ofphosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) on cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP). It is a member of the larger family of PDE inhibitors. The PDE4 family of enzymes are the most prevalent PDE in immune cells. They are predominantly responsible for hydrolyzing cAMP within both immune cells and cells in the central nervous system

PDE4 hydrolyzes cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) to inactive adenosine monophosphate (AMP). Inhibition of PDE4 blocks hydrolysis of cAMP, thereby increasing levels of cAMP within cells.


Practical synthesis of the PDE4 inhibitor, KW-4490

ORGN 699

Arata Yanagisawa, arata.yanagisawa@kyowa.co.jp1, Koichiro Nishimura2, Tetsuya Nezu2, Kyoji…

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