James D. Petke

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U-78875 [imidazo[1,5-a]quinoxalin-4(5H)-one, 3-(5-cyclopropyl-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-5-(1-methylethyl)] belongs to a series of imidazoquinoxaline derivatives, recently discovered ligands with high affinity for benzodiazepine receptors. In this study, we have examined the drug and its analogs for their modes of interaction with the receptors, with a(More)
A series of imidazo[1,5-a]quinoxaline piperazine ureas appended with a tert-butyl ester side chain at the 3-position was developed. Analogues within this series have high affinity for the gamma-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA)/benzodiazepine receptor complex with efficacies ranging from inverse agonists to full agonists. Many analogues were found to be partial(More)
A series of imidazo[1,5-a]quinoxaline amides, carbamates, and ureas which have high affinity for the gamma-aminobutyric acid A/benzodiazepine receptor complex was developed. Compounds within this class have varying efficacies ranging from antagonists to full agonists. However, most analogs were found to be partial agonists as indicated by [35S]TBPS and Cl-(More)
A series of imidazo[1,5-alpha]quinoxalin-4-ones and imidazo[1,5-alpha]quinoxaline ureas containing substituted phenyl groups at the 3-position was developed. Compounds within the imidazo[1,5-alpha]quinoxaline urea series had high affinity for the GABAA/benzodiazepine receptor complex with varying in vitro efficacy, although most analogs were partial(More)
A series of tetracyclic imidazoquinoxaline analogs was developed which constrain the carbonyl group of the partial agonist 3-(5-cyclopropyl-1,2,4-oxadiazol-3-yl)-5-[(dimethylamino)carbonyl] - 4,5-dihydroimidazo[1,5-alpha]quinoxaline (2, U-91571) away from the benzene ring. These analogs orient the carbonyl group in the opposite direction of the previously(More)
1. U-84935, diimidazo[1,5-a;1',2'-C]quinazoline,5-(5-cyclopropyl-1,2,4-oxid iazol-3yl)- 2,3-dihydro, is a ligand of high affinity for the benzodiazepine site of the GABAA receptor composed of alpha 1 beta 2 gamma 2 subunits. 2. The efficacy of its analogues was measured with their ability to potentiate GABA-mediated Cl- currents in the whole cell(More)
Unregulated or overexpressed matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), including stromelysin, collagenase, and gelatinase. have been implicated in several pathological conditions including arthritis and cancer. Small-molecule MMP inhibitors may have therapeutic value in the treatment of these diseases. In this regard, the solution structures of two stromelysin/(More)
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