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)
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)
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)).
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.