Design and synthesis of KNT-127, a δ-opioid receptor agonist effective by systemic administration.

We have reported previously the novel δ-opioid agonist, SN-28, which was more potent in in vitro assays than the prototype δ-agonists, TAN-67 and SNC-80. However, when administered by subcutaneous injection, this compound showed no analgesic effect at dosages greater than 30mg/kg in the acetic acid writhing test. We speculated that SN-28 was not effective… CONTINUE READING