Tadeusz Karcz

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A series of 7-alkyl-3-benzylcoumarins was designed, synthesized, and tested at cannabinoid CB(1) and CB(2) receptors in radioligand binding and cAMP accumulation studies. 7-Alkyl-3-benzylcoumarins were found to constitute a versatile scaffold for obtaining potent CB receptor ligands with high potency at either CB(1) or CB(2) and a broad spectrum of(More)
A series of twelve novel non-imidazole-based ligands (3-14) was developed and evaluated for its in vitro binding properties at the human histamine H3 receptor (hH3R). The novel ligands were investigated for their in vivo protective effects in different seizure models in male adult rats. Among the H3R ligands (3-14) tested, ligand 14 showed significant and(More)
The bark of Magnolia officinalis is used in Asian traditional medicine for the treatment of anxiety, sleeping disorders, and allergic diseases. We found that the extract and its main bioactive constituents, magnolol and honokiol, can activate cannabinoid (CB) receptors. In cAMP accumulation studies, magnolol behaved as a partial agonist (EC50 = 3.28 μM)(More)
Histamine fulfils its important role in a large number of physiological and pathological processes by acting through a group of four G-protein coupled histamine receptor subtypes: (H1–H4). Human histamine H4 receptor (hH4R) was recently discovered independently by several research groups [1, 2]. The hH4R shares some homology to the histamine H3 receptor and(More)
Syntheses and physicochemical properties of N-cycloalkyl-substituted imidazo-, pyrimido- and 1,3-diazepino[2,1-f]purinediones are described. These derivatives were synthesized by cyclization of 7-halogenoalkyl-8-bromo-1,3-dimethylxanthine derivatives with aminocycloalkanes. The obtained compounds (1-33) were evaluated for their affinity to rat adenosine(More)
A series of novel 2-amino-4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-1,3,5-triazine derivatives with different aryl substituents in the 6-position was designed, synthesized and evaluated for histamine H4 receptor (H4R) affinity in Sf9 cells expressing human H4R co-expressed with G-protein subunits. Triazine derivative 8 with a 6-(p-chlorophenyl) substituent showed the(More)
A series of twenty new chlorophenoxyalkylamine derivatives (9-28) was synthesized and evaluated on their binding properties at the human histamine H3 receptor (hH3R). The spacer alkyl chain contained five to seven carbon atoms. The highest affinities have shown the 4-chloro substituted derivatives 10 and 25 (Ki=133 and 128 nM, respectively) classified as(More)
Within the constantly growing number of histamine H4 (H4R) receptor ligands there is a large group of azine derivatives. A series of novel compounds in the group of 4-methylpiperazine-1,3,5-triazine-2-amines were designed and obtained. Considered structures were modified at the triazine 6-position by introduction of variously substituted arylethenyl(More)
Based on our recent finding that α1 selective GABA-A receptor potentiator-zolpidem-(a hypnotic drug) exerts antipsychotic-like effects in rats, we developed a series of fluorinated imidazo[1,2-a]pyridine derivatives as potential novel antipsychotic agents. The selected compounds displayed high affinity and positive allosteric modulator properties at the(More)
In this study, we tested five compounds belonging to a novel series of piperazine arylideneimidazolones for the ability to inhibit the AcrAB-TolC efflux pump. The biphenylmethylene derivative (BM-19) and the fluorenylmethylene derivative (BM-38) were found to possess the strongest efflux pump inhibitor (EPI) activities in the(More)