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Recently Published Articles
- Carborane-Derived Local Anesthetics are Isomer Dependent
Dr. George R. Kracke, Dr. Monika R. VanGordon, Dr. Yulia V. Sevryugina, Dr. Peter J. Kueffer, Dr. Kuanysh Kabytaev, Dr. Satish S. Jalisatgi and Dr. M. Frederick Hawthorne
Article first published online: 24 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201402369
Cage anesthetics: In a new local anesthetic, ortho-boronicaine, the phenyl ring of lidocaine was replaced with a highly symmetric, ortho-carborane cage. Hindlimb plantar injections in mice resulted in longer analgesic effects compared with lidocaine. ortho-Boronicaine exhibited greater analgesic efficacy compared with lidocaine or the meta- and para-carborane or adamantane derivatives.
- Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Unconventional Aminopyrimidine, Aminopurine, and Amino-1,3,5-triazine Methyloxynucleosides
Gloria Fernández-Cureses, Sonia de Castro, María-Luisa Jimeno, Jan Balzarini and Prof. María-José Camarasa
Article first published online: 24 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201402465
Bucking convention: Herein we describe unconventional nucleosides that combine methyloxy-bound pyrimidines or purines with D-allitolyl, D-altritolyl groups as unusual ribofuranosyl mimics or 2,5-bis-hydroxymethyltetrahydrofuran as their dideoxy analogues. The pyrimidine nucleotides act as adenine nucleotide mimics. This class of unconventional nucleosides represents a new family of potential antiproliferative agents.
- The Discovery of a Highly Selective 5,6,7,8-Tetrahydrobenzo[4,5]thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4(3H)-one SIRT2 Inhibitor that is Neuroprotective in an in vitro Parkinson’s Disease Model
Dr. Paolo Di Fruscia, Emmanouil Zacharioudakis, Chang Liu, Dr. Sébastien Moniot, Sasiwan Laohasinnarong, Mattaka Khongkow, Ian F. Harrison, Konstantina Koltsida, Dr. Christopher R. Reynolds, Karin Schmidtkunz, Prof. Dr. Manfred Jung, Dr. Kathryn L. Chapman, Prof. Dr. Clemens Steegborn, Prof. David T. Dexter, Prof. Michael J. E. Sternberg, Prof. Eric W.-F. Lam and Dr. Matthew J. Fuchter
Article first published online: 13 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201402431
Hit discovery: Through ligand-based virtual screening validation, ICL-SIRT078, a cell-active substrate-competitive SIRT2 inhibitor with a Ki value of 0.62±0.15 μM and more than 50-fold selectivity against SIRT1, 3 and 5 was identified. In addition, ICL-SIRT078 shows a significant neuroprotective effect in a lactacystin-induced model of Parkinsonian neuronal cell death in the N27 cell line. ICL-SIRT078, or an optimised derivative thereof, warrants further investigation as a neuroprotective agent in in vivo models of Parkinson’s disease.
- From Ergolines to Indoles: Improved Inhibitors of the Human H3 Receptor for the Treatment of Narcolepsy
Dr. Yves P. Auberson, Dr. Thomas Troxler, Dr. Xuechun Zhang, Dr. Charles R. Yang, Dr. Dominik Feuerbach, Dr. Yu-Chih Liu, Dr. Bharat Lagu, Dr. Mark Perrone, Dr. Lijun Lei, Dr. Xiaoxia Shen, Dr. Dushan Zhang, Dr. Chunxiu Wang, Dr. Tie-Lin Wang, Dr. Karin Briner and Dr. Mark G. Bock
Article first published online: 12 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201402418
Better than caffeine! Simplification of the ergoline scaffold of the H3 receptor antagonist 1 led to a series of indoles with improved pharmacological properties and better chemical accessibility. A combined pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic, and receptor occupancy evaluation led to the selection of 15 m, the wakefulness-enhancing properties of which were demonstrated by EEG measurements in rats.
- Oxidation Potentials of N-Modified Derivatives of the Analgesic Flupirtine Linked to Potassium KV7 Channel Opening Activity But Not Hepatocyte Toxicity
Christian J. Lemmerhirt, Mirko Rombach, Dr. Anja Bodtke, Prof. Dr. Patrick J. Bednarski and Prof. Dr. Andreas Link
Article first published online: 12 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/cmdc.201402442
Oxidation–activation–toxicity? The connection between activity, toxicity, and oxidation potential of the pain killer flupirtine was investigated. N-Modified analogues of flupirtine displayed varying oxidation potentials that appeared to be linked to potassium channel opening activity but not to in vitro hepatotoxicity. These data suggest that oxidative metabolites of flupirtine contribute to the mechanism of action, but not to liver toxicity.