José Ignacio Andrés

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Modulation of the metabotropic glutamate type 2 (mGlu2) receptor is considered a promising target for the treatment of central nervous system diseases such as schizophrenia. Here, we describe the pharmacological properties of the novel mGlu2 receptor positive allosteric modulator (PAM)(More)
Novel 4-phenyl-4-[1H-imidazol-2-yl]-piperidine derivatives have been prepared and their synthesis described herein. In vitro affinities for delta-, micro-, and kappa-opioid receptors are reported. Evaluation of some representative compounds from this series in the mouse neonatal ultrasonic vocalization test and the mouse tail suspension test revealed(More)
A series of novel tetracyclic tetrahydrofuran derivatives was prepared and evaluated for its potential psychotropic properties. In vitro affinities for multiple dopaminergic, serotonergic, alpha-adrenergic, and histamine receptors and for the norepinephrine transporter as well as the ED(50) values obtained in some in vivo assays for antipsychotic,(More)
INTRODUCTION In vivo visualization of PDE10A using PET provides a tool to evaluate the role of PDE10A in various neuropsychiatric diseases and can also be useful in the clinical evaluation of PDE10A inhibitor drug candidates. We evaluated several carbon-11 and fluorine-18 labeled PDE10A inhibitors as potential PDE10A PET radioligands. MATERIALS & METHODS(More)
A novel strategy for chemotype hopping, based on annotated databases of chemically feasible fragments and their oriented functionalization, is presented. A three-dimensional (3D) similarity analysis of project-oriented functionalized scaffolds provides a prioritized proposal for synthesis with the most appropriate linkers and optimal regiochemistry on(More)
A series of 1,5-disubstituted pyridones was identified as positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) of the metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 (mGluR2) via high throughput screening (HTS). Subsequent SAR exploration led to the identification of several compounds with improved in vitro activity. Lead compound 8 was further profiled and found to attenuate the(More)
A series of N-propyl-8-chloro-6-substituted isoquinolones was identified as positive allosteric modulators of metabotropic glutamate receptor 2 (mGluR2 PAM) via high throughput screening (HTS). The subsequent synthesis and initial SAR exploration that led to the identification of compound 28 is described.
New synthesis approaches that have led to a series of novel tetrahydrodibenzo[b,f]furo[2,3-d]oxepin derivatives are described. According to preliminary data these novel tetracycles can be useful intermediates for the preparation of potential new therapeutic agents.
We have recently reported the phosphodiesterase 10A (PDE10A) inhibitor 2-[4-[1-(2-[(18)F]fluoroethyl)-4-pyridin-4-yl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl]-phenoxymethyl]-quinoline ([(18)F]1a) as a promising candidate for in vivo imaging using positron emission tomography (PET). We now describe the synthesis and biological evaluation of a series of related pyridinyl analogues(More)