A series of 2-(aminomethyl)chromans (2-AMCs) was synthesized and evaluated for their affinity and selectivity for both the high- and low-affinity agonist states (D2High and D2Low, respectively) of the dopamine (DA) D2 receptor. The 7-hydroxy-2-(aminomethyl)chroman moiety was observed to be the primary D2 agonist pharmacophore. The 2-methylchroman moiety was… (More)
Comparative molecular field analysis (CoMFA) has been applied to novel D2 partial agonists. Due to the predictability of the CoMFA model across different series of D2 partial agonists, we believe these compounds are binding to the D2 agonist receptor in the conformation and alignment described herein.
Described in this report is a systematic study which led to the identification of two new dopamine D2 partial agonists (5 and 17). Phenols 5 and 17 represent prototypes of two new classes of D2 partial agonists as well as templates for the future design of novel dopaminergic agents.
The synthesis of several bioisosteric analogs based on the 3-OH-phenoxyethylamine dopamine D2 agonist template (i.e., 3) is described. The benzimidazol-2-ones and benzthioimidazol-2-ones (7-10) and 2-trifluoromethyl-benzimidazole (13) were observed to have excellent affinity for the D2 receptor.