QSAR study for a novel series of ortho monosubstituted phenoxy analogues of α1-adrenoceptor antagonist WB4101

Laura Fumagalli, Cristiano Bolchi, Simona Colleoni, Marco Gobbi, Barbara Moroni, Marco Pallavicini, Alessandro Pedretti, Luigi Villa, Giulio Vistoli, Ermanno Valoti

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Abstract

A number of (S)- and (R)-2-[(2-phenoxyethyl)aminomethyl]-1,4-benzodioxanes unsubstituted or ortho monosubstituted at the phenoxy moiety were synthesized and tested in binding assays on the α1a-AR, α1b-AR, α1d-AR and the 5-HT1A receptor. The affinity values of the new compounds 1-16 were compared with those of the enantiomers of the 2,6-dimethoxyphenoxy analogue, the well-known α1 antagonist WB4101, finding that the unsubstituted derivative (S)-1 and the o-methyl, the o-t-butyl, the o-fluoro and the o-methoxy derivatives, (S)-2, (S)-4, (S)-8 and (S)-16, respectively, display a significantly specific 5-HT1A affinity, very close, with the exception of (S)-4, to the almost nanomolar one of (S)-WB4101. Otherwise, sensible affinity decreases were recorded for the three α1-AR subtypes. A classical quantitative structure-activity relationship (Hansch) analysis was successfully applied to compounds (S)-1 to (S)-16 and (S)-WB4101 to rationalize such binding data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2547-2559
Number of pages13
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Volume13
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2005

Keywords

  • α- Adrenergic receptor subtypes
  • α-Antagonist
  • 5-HT Serotoninergic receptor
  • Binding affinity
  • QSAR analysis
  • WB4101
  • WB4101 Analogues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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