Tautomerism is a phenomenon well know to most chemists but frequently forgotten when chemistry leaves the bench and enters the computational realm. Through the examination of several examples from the crystallographic literature it can be clearly demonstrated that the tautomeric state of a molecules can strongly affect its nature.
A novel 4-aminocyclopentapyrrolidine series of N-type Ca(2+) channel blockers have been discovered. Enantioselective synthesis of the 4-aminocyclopentapyrrolidines was enabled using N-tert-butyl sulfinamide chemistry. SAR studies demonstrate selectivity over L-type Ca(2+) channels. N-type Ca(2+) channel blockade was confirmed using electrophysiological… (More)
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 3 (TRPV3) is a Ca(2+)- and Na(+)-permeable channel with a unique expression pattern. TRPV3 is found in both neuronal and non-neuronal tissues, including dorsal root ganglia, spinal cord, and keratinocytes. Recent studies suggest that TRPV3 may play a role in inflammation, pain sensation, and skin disorders. TRPV3… (More)
A series of potent neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) ligands based on a 3,8-diazabicyclo[4.2.0]octane core have been synthesized and evaluated for affinity and agonist efficacy at the human high affinity nicotine recognition site (halpha4beta2) and in a rat model of persistent nociceptive pain (formalin model). Numerous analogs in this… (More)