Novel progesterone receptor modulators: 4-Aryl-phenylsulfonamides

Casey McComas, Jeffrey Cohen, Christine Huselton, Michael Marella, Edward Melenski, Cheryl Mugford, Ov Slayden, Richard Winneker, Jay Wrobel, Matthew R. Yudt, Andrew Fensome

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    We have developed a new series of progesterone receptor modulators based upon the 4-aryl-phenylsulfonamide. Initial work in the series afforded potent compounds with good properties, however an advanced intermediate proved to be genotoxic in a non-GLP Ames assay following metabolic activation. We subsequently solved this problem and identified advanced leads which demonstrated oral efficacy in rhesus monkey pharmacodynamic and kinetics models.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)7119-7122
    Number of pages4
    JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
    Issue number23
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2012


    • Endometriosis
    • Progesterone antagonist
    • Progesterone modulator
    • Uterine fibroids

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Biochemistry
    • Molecular Medicine
    • Molecular Biology
    • Pharmaceutical Science
    • Drug Discovery
    • Clinical Biochemistry
    • Organic Chemistry


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