Tertiary amides with a five-membered heteroaromatic ring as new probes for the translocator protein.

In this study novel ligands of the translocator protein (TSPO), characterized by a five-membered aromatic heterocycle (i.e. oxazole, isoxazole, oxadiazole), a phenyl ring, and an amide side chain of carboxy or acetic type, were designed using a previously reported pharmacophore/topological model. Most of compounds showed significant TSPO binding affinity (K… CONTINUE READING