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J Med Chem. 1990 Dec;33(12):3205-10.

4-Alkyl-1,4-dihydropyridines derivatives as specific PAF-acether antagonists.

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ALTER, S.A., Research Department, Madrid, Spain.


A new series of 4-alkyl-1,4-dihydropyridines (1,4-DHP) were synthesized and evaluated for their ability to inhibit washed rabbit platelet aggregation induced by PAF-acether (1-O-hexadecyl/octadecyl-2-O-acetyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphorylcholine) and to reverse PAF-induced hypotension in anesthetized rats. Additionally, compounds were evaluated for their ability to inhibit the binding of radiolabeled PAF to its receptor on rabbit platelets. Among these compounds, 6I and 6L were the most potent and specific antagonists. At concentrations up to 100 microM, neither compound 6I nor compound 6L caused platelet aggregation nor did they inhibit platelet aggregation induced by collagen or adenosine diphosphate. Compound 6L did not show in vitro calcium channel blocker activity measured on vascular smooth muscle preparations of rabbit aorta and on [3H]nitrendipine binding assays. The compound did not show any cardiovascular effects in anesthetized rat at iv doses up to 1000 micrograms/kg, and the Ki value was 568.62 nmol. These results indicate that compound 6L is a potent and specific PAF antagonist with 1,4-dihydropyridine structure but devoid of a significant cardiovascular activity related to calcium-antagonist properties.

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