PubMed 23968576

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Automatically associated channels: Kv1.3

Title: Novel Kv1.3 blockers for immunosuppression: W02012155199.

Authors: William Nguyen

Journal, date & volume: Expert Opin Ther Pat, 2013 Aug 23 , ,

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A recent patent application from Bionomics/Merck Serono describes novel compounds as blockers of the voltage-gated Kv1.3 ion channel. The blockade of this channel shows great promise as a new therapeutic target for the treatment of autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. The generic claim of this patent refers to a new chemotype of Kv1.3 blockers based on an amide core with potent IC50's which are potentially within the nanomolar range. This article briefly reviews the chemistry and biology found in the patent and compares it with previous discoveries in the field.