Kevin B Sippy

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The well-known interferon-inducer tilorone was found to possess potent affinity for the agonist site of the α7 neuronal nicotinic receptor (K(i)=56 nM). SAR investigations determined that both basic sidechains are essential for potent activity, however active monosubstituted derivatives can also be prepared if the flexible sidechains are replaced with(More)
Several N-pyridin-3-yl spirobicyclic diamines, designed as conformationally restricted analogs of tebanicline (ABT-594), were synthesized as novel ligands for nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChR). The spirocyclic compounds exhibited weaker binding affinity, than other constrained analogs in accord with a pharmacophore model. Nevertheless, some (1a, 1b)(More)
In search of a uroselective agent that exhibits a high level of selectivity for the alpha(1A) receptor, a novel series of tricyclic hexahydrobenz[e]isoindoles was synthesized. A generic pharmacophoric model was developed requiring the presence of a basic amine core and a fused heterocyclic side chain separated by an alkyl chain. It was shown that the 6-OMe(More)
A series of novel, potent neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) ligands derived from 3,6-diazabicyclo[3.2.0]heptane have been synthesized and evaluated for binding affinity and agonist activity at the alpha4beta2 nAChR subtype. Structure-activity relationship studies of these novel nAChR ligands focused on substitution effects on the pyridine(More)
In search of an alpha2-antagonist/5-HT uptake inhibitor as a potential new class of antidepressant with a more rapid onset of action, compound 3 was prepared and observed to possess high affinity for the alpha2-receptor (K(i) = 6.71 nM) and the 5-HT uptake site (20.6 nM). A series of tertiary amine analogs of 3 were synthesized and assayed for their(More)
In search of a uroselective alpha1A subtype selective antagonist, a novel series of 6-OMe hexahydrobenz[e]isoindoles attached to a bicyclic heterocyclic moiety via a two-carbon linker was synthesized. It was found that in contrast to the previously described series of tricyclic heterocycles,(1) this bicyclic series has very specific requirements for the(More)
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