PDE2 inhibition by the PI3 kinase inhibitor LY294002 and analogues Academic Article uri icon


  • Synthetic 2-morpholinochromones, including the known PI3-kinase inhibitor LY294002, have been evaluated in vitro as inhibitors of isolated human platelet phosphodiesterases. Inhibition of the cAMP-phosphodiesterases, PDE2 and PDE3 by LY294002 is reported for the first time. Preliminary screening across a range of 2-morpholinochromones has revealed structural features for optimised PDE2 inhibition.

publication date

  • June 2004