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J Med Chem. 2007 Nov 1;50(22):5439-48. Epub 2007 Oct 6.

Synthesis, potency, and in vivo profiles of quinoline containing histamine H3 receptor inverse agonists.

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Neuroscience Research, Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Abbott Laboratories, 100 Abbott Park Road, Abbott Park, Illinois 60064-6123, USA.


A new structural series of histamine H3 receptor antagonist was developed. The new compounds are based on a quinoline core, appended with a required basic aminoethyl moiety, and with potency- and property-modulating heterocyclic substituents. The analogs have nanomolar and subnanomolar potency for the rat and human H3R in various in vitro assays, including radioligand competition binding as well as functional tests of H3 receptor-mediated calcium mobilization and GTPgammaS binding. The compounds possessed favorable drug-like properties, such as good PK, CNS penetration, and moderate protein binding across species. Several compounds were found to be efficacious in animal behavioral models of cognition and attention. Further studies on the pharmaceutic properties of this series of quinolines discovered a potential problem with photochemical instability, an issue which contributed to the discontinuation of this series from further development.

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