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Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2015 Nov 15;25(22):5326-30. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.09.040. Epub 2015 Sep 16.

Conformationally restricted κ-opioid receptor agonists: Synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of diastereoisomeric and enantiomeric decahydroquinoxalines.

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1
Mercachem, Kerkenbos 1013, NL-6546 BB Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
2
Organisch-Chemisches Institut der Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 40, D-48149 Münster, Germany.
3
Institut für Pharmazeutische und Medizinische Chemie der Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 48, D-48149 Münster, Germany.
4
Dr. August Wolff GmbH & Co. KG Arzneimittel, Sudbrackstraße 56, D-33611 Bielefeld, Germany. Electronic address: michael.soeberdt@wolff-arzneimittel.de.

Abstract

All diastereoisomeric decahydroquinoxalines representing conformationally restricted analogs of κ agonists U-50,488 and GR-89,696 have been prepared. Cis/trans configured compound 7 is by far the highest binding diastereoisomer with a Ki of 0.35 nM. Racemates 4, 6, and 7 were separated into enantiomers. (+)-(4aR,5S,8aS)-Configured enantiomer 7b was identified as a high affinity (Ki=0.25 nM) κ ligand with high selectivity over μ and δ receptors. It acts as full agonist with an EC50 value of 2.0 nM in the [(35)S]GTPγS assay, while enantiomer 7a showed an EC50 value of 1000 nM.

KEYWORDS:

Decahydroquinoxalines; Diastereoisomers; Hydrogenation; Relationship between configuration and κ affinity; Resolution of enantiomers; SAR; κ agonists; κ-Opioid receptor

PMID:
26411794
DOI:
10.1016/j.bmcl.2015.09.040
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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