Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor is emerging as a central regulator in inflammatory processes, as documented by increasing studies reported in the literature. For instance, the activation of this nicotinic receptor subtype in resident macrophages inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, thereby attenuating local inflammatory responses, and may open a new window in the treatment of chronic inflammatory disease, such as Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and asthma. In continuation of our ongoing research for the development of new cholinergic drug candidates, we selected the nicotine derivative CAP55, which was previously shown to exert anti-inflammatory effects via nicotinic stimulation, as a suitable compound for lead optimization. Through the isosteric replacement of its 3,5-disubstituted 4,5-dihydroisoxazole core with a 1,4-disubstituted 1,2,3-triazole ring, we could rapidly generate a small library of CAP55-related analogs via a one-pot copper(I)-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition. Receptor binding assays at nAChRs led to the identification of two promising derivatives, compounds 4 and 10, worthy of further pharmacological studies.
A Small Library of 1,2,3-Triazole Analogs of CAP-55: Synthesis and Binding Affinity at Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors / L. Rizzi, C. Gotti, M. De Amici, C. Dallanoce, C. Matera. - In: CHEMISTRY & BIODIVERSITY. - ISSN 1612-1872. - 15:9(2018 Sep).
|Titolo:||A Small Library of 1,2,3-Triazole Analogs of CAP-55: Synthesis and Binding Affinity at Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors|
DALLANOCE, CLELIA MARIANGIOLA LUISA (Penultimo)
MATERA, CARLO (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||alpha7 receptor; cholinergic; click chemistry; inflammation; nicotine|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/08 - Chimica Farmaceutica|
Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-2018|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||28-giu-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cbdv.201800210|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|