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J Med Chem. 1991 Jan;34(1):24-8.

R and S enantiomers of 11-hydroxy- and 10,11-dihydroxy-N-allylnoraporphine: synthesis and affinity for dopamine receptors in rat brain tissue.

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Section of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, Northeastern University, Boston.


The R-(-)- and S-(+)-enantiomers of 11-hydroxy-N-allyl (4), and 10,11-dihydroxy-N-allyl (3) congeners of 11-hydroxy-N-n-propylnorapomorphine (11-OH-NPa, 2) or N-n-propylnorapomorphine (NPA, 1) were synthesized. Binding affinity of these compounds at dopamine (DA) receptor sites was evaluated with a membrane preparation of corpus striatum from rat brain. The R/S enantiomeric receptor affinity ratio was enhanced by allylic substitution of 3 and 4 and their R isomers had high DA receptor affinity similar to that of the N-n-propyl congeners. These N-allylnoraporphines are proposed as useful precursors to the preparation of their tritiated N-n-propyl enantiomers.

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