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Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2007 Mar 1;17(5):1399-402. Epub 2006 Dec 3.

Dopamine/serotonin receptor ligands. Part 15: Oxygenation of the benz-indolo-azecine LE 300 leads to novel subnanomolar dopamine D1/D5 antagonists.

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Institut für Pharmazie, Lehrstuhl für Pharmazeutische/Medizinische Chemie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Philosophenweg 14, D-07743 Jena, Germany.


Relying on the high affinities of the benz-indolo-azecine LE 300 (1) and the hydroxylated dibenz-azecine LE 404 (2b) for the D1/D5 receptor subtypes, we synthesized methoxylated, hydroxylated and an indole-N methylated derivatives of 1 (Fig. 1). Hydroxylation of azecine derivatives is beneficial with regard to the affinities and selectivities for all the dopamine receptor subtypes. The 'serotonin-derived' 3-oxygenated target compounds but not the 11-oxygenated analogues were superior to the unsubstituted LE 300. 11-Methoxy-7,14-dimethyl-6,7,8,9,14,15-hexahydro-5H-indolo[3,2-f][3]benzazecine (3e) was found to be the most potent antagonist at D2/D3/D4 and D5 receptor subtypes (Ki for D5 = 0.23 nmol) of all known benz-indolo-azecines.

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