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Starting from the potent and selective but poorly brain penetrant 5-HT6 receptor antagonist SB-271046, a successful strategy for improving brain penetration was adopted involving conformational constraint with concomitant reduction in hydrogen bond count. This provided a series of bicyclic heteroarylpiperazines with high 5-HT6 receptor affinity.… (More)
The total syntheses of eight members of the palmarumycin family have been achieved, with identification of the absolute stereochemistry for three of these natural products. In addition, the ras-farnesyl transferase inhibitor (-)-preussomerin G has been synthesized, achieving the first enantioselective route for accessing this family of natural products.… (More)
The synthesis and the SAR of a new series of potent and selective dopamine D(3) receptor antagonists is reported. The new scaffolds of the [g]-fused and the hetero-fused tricyclic benzazepine are here reported together with their pharmacokinetic profile.
The lead optimization process to identify new selective dopamine D(3) receptor antagonists is reported. DMPK parameters and binding data suggest that selective D(3) receptor antagonists as potential PET ligands might have been identified.
The discovery of new highly potent and selective dopamine D3 receptor antagonists has recently permitted characterization of the role of the dopamine D3 receptor in a wide range of preclinical animal models. A novel series of 1,2,4-triazol-3-yl-thiopropyl-tetrahydrobenzazepines demonstrating a high level of D3 affinity and selectivity with an excellent… (More)
Synthetic analogues of the microbial metabolite SB-219383 have been synthesised with defined stereochemistry. Densely functionalised hydroxylamine containing amino acids were prepared by the addition of a glycine anion equivalent to sugar-derived cyclic nitrones. One of four stereoisomeric dipeptides incorporating these novel amino acids was found to be a… (More)
The antimicrobial natural product chuangxinmycin has been found to be a potent and selective inhibitor of bacterial tryptophanyl tRNA synthetase (WRS). A number of analogues have been synthesised. The interaction with WRS appears to be highly constrained, as only sterically smaller analogues afforded significant inhibition. The only analogue to show… (More)
Potent inhibitors of bacterial methionyl tRNA synthetase (MRS) have previously been reported. Through SAR of the quinolone moiety, the right hand side pharmacophore for MRS inhibition has now been defined as an NH-C-NH functionality in the context of a bicyclic heteroaromatic system. Potent antibacterial fused-pyrimidone and fused-imidazole analogues have… (More)
Design, synthesis and properties of a new tricyclic series of selective 5-HT2C receptor antagonists are reported. Conformational analysis of a 2-phenyl-dihydropyrrolone scaffold suggested that ring fusion, locking coplanarity between the rings of this moiety, might be tolerated by the 5-HT2C receptor. An interesting effect of this is the change of the… (More)
The synthesis and SAR of a new series of potent and selective dopamine D(3) receptor antagonists is reported. The introduction of a tricyclic [h]-fused benzazepine moiety on the recently disclosed scaffold of 1,2,4-triazol-3-yl-thiopropyl-tetrahydrobenzazepines is reported. A full rat pharmacokinetic characterization is also reported.