The discovery of MK-0674, an orally bioavailable cathepsin K inhibitor.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

MK-0674 is a potent and selective cathepsin K inhibitor from the same structural class as odanacatib with a comparable inhibitory potency profile against Cat K. It is orally bioavailable and exhibits long half-life in pre-clinical species. In vivo studies using deuterated MK-0674 show stereoselective epimerization of the alcohol stereocenter via an oxidation/reduction cycle. From in vitro incubations, two metabolites could be identified: the hydroxyleucine and the glucuronide conjugate which were confirmed using authentic synthetic standards.

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Cited Authors

  • Isabel, E; Bateman, KP; Chauret, N; Cromlish, W; Desmarais, S; Duong, LT; Falgueyret, J-P; Gauthier, JY; Lamontagne, S; Lau, CK; Léger, S; LeRiche, T; Lévesque, J-F; Li, CS; Massé, F; McKay, DJ; Mellon, C; Nicoll-Griffith, DA; Oballa, RM; Percival, MD; Riendeau, D; Robichaud, J; Rodan, GA; Rodan, SB; Seto, C; Thérien, M; Truong, VL; Wesolowski, G; Young, RN; Zamboni, R; Black, WC

Published Date

  • February 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 887 - 892

PubMed ID

  • 20061146

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1464-3405

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-894X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bmcl.2009.12.083


  • eng