Synthesis and in vitro pharmacology of novel heterocyclic muscarinic ligands.


A set of novel heterocyclic ligands (7a-9a, 7b-9b, and 9c) structurally related to oxotremorine 2 was designed, synthesized, and tested at muscarinic receptor subtypes. In the binding experiments at cloned hm1-5, the presence of the 2-methylimidazole/2-methyl-3-alkylimidazolium moiety in place of the pyrrolidine ring revealed, in derivatives 8a, 8b, and 9c… (More)