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Autotaxin catalyzes the transformation of lyso-phosphatidylcholine in lyso-phosphatidic acid (LPA). LPA is a phospholipid possessing a large panel of activity, in particular as a motility factor or as a growth signal, through its G-protein coupled seven transmembrane receptors. Indirect evidence strongly suggests that autotaxin is the main, if not the only(More)
Alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole-propionic acid (AMPA) type glutamate receptors are critical for synaptic plasticity and induction of long-term potentiation (LTP), considered as one of the synaptic mechanisms underlying learning and memory. Positive allosteric modulators of AMPA receptors could provide a therapeutic approach to the treatment of(More)
This paper describes the design and synthesis of a new class of molecules, the 3-sulfonylamino-2-(1H)-quinolones, which are potent and selective antagonists at both the AMPA/kainate site as well as at the NMDA-associated glycine site. The molecules were characterized by their binding affinities to rat cortical membranes and by electrophysiology on Xenopus(More)
We reported previously the synthesis and structure-activity relationships (SAR) in a series of 2-(1H)-oxoquinolines bearing different acidic functions in the 3-position. Exploiting these SAR, we were able to identify 6,7-dichloro-2-(1H)-oxoquinoline-3-phosphonic acid compound 3 (S 17625) as a potent, in vivo active AMPA antagonist. Unfortunately, during the(More)
Recently, we reported the synthesis of 3-(sulfonylamino)-2(1H)-quinolones, a new series of alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole-4-propionic acid (AMPA)/kainate and N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA)/glycine antagonists. By exploring the structure-activity relationships (SAR) in this series, we were able to identify the 6,7-dinitro derivative 6 as a potent(More)
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