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J Med Chem. 2012 Nov 8;55(21):9181-94. doi: 10.1021/jm3006542. Epub 2012 Jul 27.

Discovery of 3-(5-chloro-2-furoyl)-3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.0]octane (TC-6683, AZD1446), a novel highly selective α4β2 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist for the treatment of cognitive disorders.

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Targacept, Inc., Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101, United States.


Diversification of essential nicotinic cholinergic pharmacophoric elements, i.e., cationic center and hydrogen bond acceptor, resulted in the discovery of novel potent α4β2 nAChR selective agonists comprising a series of N-acyldiazabicycles. Core characteristics of the series are an exocyclic carbonyl moiety as a hydrogen bond acceptor and endocyclic secondary amino group. These features are positioned at optimal distance and with optimal relative spatial orientation to provide near optimal interactions with the receptor. A novel potent and highly selective α4β2 nAChR agonist 3-(5-chloro-2-furoyl)-3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.0]octane (56, TC-6683, AZD1446) with favorable pharmaceutical properties and in vivo efficacy in animal models has been identified as a potential treatment for cognitive deficits associated with psychiatric or neurological conditions and is currently being progressed to phase 2 clinical trials as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

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