Design, synthesis and evaluation of N2,N4-diaminoquinazoline based inhibitors of phosphodiesterase type 5.


Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand. Electronic address: [Email]


We describe the design, synthesis and evaluation of a series of N2,N4-diaminoquinazoline analogs as PDE5 inhibitors. Twenty compounds were prepared and these were assessed in terms of their PDE5 and PDE6 activity, ex-vivo vasodilation response, mammalian cytotoxicity and aqueous solubility. Molecular docking was used to determine the binding mode of the series and this was demonstrated to be consistent with the observed SAR. Compound 15 was the most active PDE5 inhibitor (IC50 = 0.072 ± 0.008 µM) and exhibited 4.6-fold selectivity over PDE6. Ex-vivo assessment of 15 and 22 in a rat pulmonary artery vasodilation model demonstrated EC50s of 1.63 ± 0.72 µM and 2.28 ± 0.74 µM respectively.


Drug design,Phosphodiesterase type 5,Quinazoline analogs,Solubility,