Synthesis and binding affinity of cis-(-)- and cis-(+)-N-ethyleneamino-N-nordeoxymetazocine and cis-(-)-N-normetazocine analogues at sigma1, sigma2 and kappa opioid receptors.

The synthesis of cis-(+)- and cis-(-)-N-ethyleneamino-N-nordeoxymetazocine and cis-(-)-N-normetazocine analogues is described and their affinities to sigma1, sigma2 and kappa opioid receptors are evaluated. The cis-(+)-deoxy compounds displayed high sigma/kappa selectivity with nanomolar K(i) values for sigma1 receptors, whereas in the cis-(-)-N… (More)