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A small series of histamine H3 receptor (H3R) ligands (1-5) incorporating different antiepileptic structural motifs has been newly synthesized. All compounds exhibited moderate to high in vitro hH3R affinities up to a sub-nanomolar concentration range with pKi values in the range of 6.25-9.62 with varying preferences for this receptor subtype. The compounds(More)
Histamine plays an important role as neurotransmitter and chemical mediator in multiple physiological and pathophysiological processes in central and peripheral tissues. In the last century the extensive study of its actions in the human body, resulted in the identification of four G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) subtypes (H1R-H4R), mediating numerous(More)
Growing evidence supports a role for the central histaminergic system to have a modulatory influence on drug addiction in general and alcohol-use disorders in particular through histamine H3 receptors (H3R). In the present study, the effects of systemic injection of the newly synthesized H3R antagonist ST1283 on ethanol (EtOH) voluntary intake and(More)
Iron-containing ligands targeting the human histamine H(3) receptor (hH(3)R) were prepared. The compounds contain ferrocene sandwich complexes coupled via different linkers to a basic hH(3)R antagonist/inverse agonist pharmacophore. In a click chemistry approach, a triazole was successfully inserted as a new linking element. Two ferrocenylmethylamines and a(More)
We present a computational method for the reaction-based de novo design of drug-like molecules. The software DOGS (Design of Genuine Structures) features a ligand-based strategy for automated 'in silico' assembly of potentially novel bioactive compounds. The quality of the designed compounds is assessed by a graph kernel method measuring their similarity to(More)
The discovery of the histamine H(4) receptor has added a new chapter to the century of extensive biogenic amine research. The human histamine H(4) receptor is mainly expressed in cells of the human immune system (e.g. mast cells, eosinophils, monocytes, dendritic cells, T cells) and mediates several effects on chemotaxis with numerous cell types. The(More)
Previous studies have suggested a potential link between histamine H₃ receptors (H₃R) signaling and anxiolytic-like and antidepressant-like effects. The aim of this study was to investigate the acute effects of ST-1283, a novel H₃R antagonist, on anxiety-related and depression-related behaviors in comparison with those of diazepam and fluoxetine. The(More)
The human histamine H4 receptor (hH4R) is a promising new target in the therapy of inflammatory and immunomodulatory diseases. The 2,4,6-triaminopyrimidine structure has been established as a potent hH4R affinity scaffold. By using the inverse agonist ST-1012 as reference ligand, piperazine modifications were performed to get larger structural variations.(More)
Phenytoin (PHT), valproic acid, and modern antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), eg, remacemide, loreclezole, and safinamide, are only effective within a maximum of 70%-80% of epileptic patients, and in many cases the clinical use of AEDs is restricted by their side effects. Therefore, a continuous need remains to discover innovative chemical entities for the(More)
With a small series of compounds we demonstrated the variability in the core region of the human histamine H(3) receptor (hH(3)R) antagonist structural blueprint by introducing polar azole groups (oxazole, oxadiazole, thiazole and triazole). Additional variations achieved by coupling different residues to the heterocyclic core structure led to further(More)