Curr Opin Investig Drugs 2002 Jun;3(6):865-9
Berlex and its parent company, Schering AG, are developing BX-471 (also known as ZK-811752), the lead in a series of non-peptide chemokine receptor 1 (CCR1) antagonists, for the potential treatment of autoimmune diseases, in particular multiple sclerosis (MS) , , .
In March 2000, BX-471 was undergoing phase I trials for the potential treatment of autoimmune diseases ; phase I trials in MS were ongoing in March 2002 , .
Positive results from these trials have been reported and Berlex was planning phase II trials in MS patients as of mid-March 2002 .
In August 2001, Schering estimated filing in the US and EU in 2008 , .
WO-09856771 claims piperazinyl derivatives, pharmaceutical compositions comprising them and their use in the treatment of inflammatory conditions.