1,4-dihydro-2,3-quinoxalinediones as potential flavin metabolites and excitatory amino acid receptor ligands. Part 1: Synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of the benzylic oxidation series of 1,4-dihydro-6,7-dimethyl-2,3-quinoxalinedione.

@article{Bhat199814dihydro23quinoxalinedionesAP,
  title={1,4-dihydro-2,3-quinoxalinediones as potential flavin metabolites and excitatory amino acid receptor ligands. Part 1: Synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of the benzylic oxidation series of 1,4-dihydro-6,7-dimethyl-2,3-quinoxalinedione.},
  author={A Bhat and Hung Min Chang and Lane J. Wallace and David M. Weinstein and Gamal Shams and C C Garris and Ronald A Hill},
  journal={Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={
          271-82
        }
}
A series of five 6,7-disubstituted 1,4-dihydro-2,3-quinoxalinediones was prepared, two of which are known microbial flavin metabolites and three of which are potential flavin metabolites. Four of the five compounds inhibited specific binding of [3H]-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropanoic acid ([3H]AMPA), [3H]kainic acid, and [3H]6-cyano-1,4-dihydro-7-nitro-2,3-quinoxalinedione ([3H]CNQX) in rat brain homogenate fractions, with IC50 values in the low micromolar range (the fifth compound… CONTINUE READING