3,4-Diaryl-5-hydroxyfuranones: highly selective inhibitors of cyclooxygenase-2 with aqueous solubility.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The introduction of a hydroxyl group into the 5-position of the diaryl furanone system provides highly selective inhibitors of cyclooxygenase-2. These molecules can be converted into their sodium salts which are water soluble, facilitating intravenous formulation. These salts show excellent potency in rat models of pain, fever and inflammation.

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Cited Authors

  • Black, WC; Brideau, C; Chan, CC; Charleson, S; Cromlish, W; Gordon, R; Grimm, EL; Hughes, G; Leger, S; Li, CS; Riendeau, D; Thérien, M; Wang, Z; Xu, LJ; Prasit, P

Published Date

  • March 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1195 - 1198

PubMed ID

  • 12643942

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1464-3405

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-894X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0960-894x(03)00046-5


  • eng