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