ABSTRACT: Synthesis and evaluation of the activity of new 4-methyl-1,2,3,4,10,10a-hexahydropyrazino[1,2-a]indoles as 5-HT(2C) receptor agonists are described. Appropriately substituted, several analogs displayed selectivity against the other 5-HT(2) receptor subtypes of 1 order of magnitude or more. Selectivity was improved for several compounds versus the lead 1, increasing the therapeutic interest in this series of 5-HT(2C) receptor agonists.
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters 09/2005; 15(15):3604-8. · 2.55 Impact Factor