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J Med Chem. 1999 May 6;42(9):1639-47.

Cyclobutane quisqualic acid analogues as selective mGluR5a metabotropic glutamic acid receptor ligands.

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Departments of Medicinal Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.


The conformationally constrained cyclobutane analogues of quisqualic acid (Z)- and (E)-1-amino-3-[2'-(3',5'-dioxo-1',2', 4'-oxadiazolidinyl)]cyclobutane-1-carboxylic acid, compounds 2 and 3, respectively, were synthesized. Both 2 and 3 stimulated phosphoinositide (PI) hydrolysis in the hippocampus with EC50 values of 18 +/- 6 and 53 +/- 19 microM, respectively. Neither analogue stimulated PI hydrolysis in the cerebellum. The effects of 2 and 3 were also examined in BHK cells which expressed either mGluR1a or mGluR5a receptors. Compounds 2 and 3 stimulated PI hydrolysis in cells expressing mGluR5a but not in those cells expressing mGluR1a. The EC50 value for 2 was 11 +/- 4 microM, while that for 3 was 49 +/- 25 microM. Both 2 and 3 did not show any significant effect on cells expressing the mGluR2 and mGluR4a receptors. In addition, neither compound blocked [3H]glutamic acid uptake into synaptosomal membranes, and neither compound was able to produce the QUIS effect as does quisqualic acid. This pharmacological profile indicates that 2 and 3 are selective ligands for the mGluR5a metabotropic glutamic acid receptor.

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