ABSTRACT: C1 and flexible analogs of (+/-)-nantenine were synthesized and evaluated for antagonist activity at human 5-HT(2A) receptors in a calcium mobilization assay. This work has resulted in the identification of the most potent 5-HT(2A) antagonist known based on an aporphine. Our results also suggest that the C1 position may be a key site for increasing 5-HT(2A) antagonist activity in this compound series. In addition, the structural rigidity of the aporphine core appears to be required for nantenine to function as a 5-HT(2A) antagonist.
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters 04/2009; 19(9):2530-2. · 2.65 Impact Factor