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The asymmetric synthesis and biological activity of (2S,1'S,2'R,3'R)-2-(2'-carboxy-3'-hydroxymethylcyclopropyl) glycine ((+)-3) is described. This novel C-3' substituted carboxy cyclopropyl glycine is a highly potent group 2 and group 3 mGluR agonist that has proven to be orally active in both fear potentiated startle (animal model for anxiety) and… (More)
As part of our ongoing research to identify novel agents acting at metabotropic glutamate 2 (mGlu2) and 3 (mGlu3) receptors, we have previously reported the identification of the C4α-methyl analog of mGlu2/3 receptor agonist 1 (LY354740). This molecule, 1S,2S,4R,5R,6S-2-amino-4-methylbicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-2,6-dicarboxylate 2 (LY541850), exhibited an… (More)
SAR around a known molecule with dual 5-HT(1D) antagonist and 5-HT(transporter) inhibitory activity has led to the discovery of molecules with improved dual activity and reduced cross-reactivity toward other aminergic receptors (5-HT(1B), alpha(1), and D(2)).
Identification of orthosteric mGlu(2/3) receptor agonists capable of discriminating between individual mGlu2 and mGlu3 subtypes has been highly challenging owing to the glutamate-site sequence homology between these proteins. Herein we detail the preparation and characterization of a series of molecules related to… (More)
The synthesis of a series of C3'-cis-substituted carboxycyclopropyl glycines bearing a wide variety of functional groups is described, and the structure-activity relationship for this series as agonists of group II metabotropic glutamate receptors is reported.