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A family of biaryl substituted 1,4-diaminocyclohexanamides of 3-chlorobenzothiophene-2-carboxylic acid is reported as picomolar modulators of Hedgehog protein function. SAR for the 1,4-diaminocyclohexane group is shown to be exquisitely sensitive to substitution on the 4-amino group, and SAR for the 3-chlorobenzothiophene group is highly specific. Preliminary SAR studies of the biaryl substituent led to a picomolar compound with in vivo activity.

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Lee Rubin investigates the key molecular mediators of a variety of neurodegenerative diseases, with the ultimate goal of finding effective preclinical therapeutic candidates.

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