The identification of compounds with selective anxiolytic-like effects, exerted through the benzodiazepine site on γ-aminobutyric acid type A (GABA(A)) receptors, and that show pronounced antihyperalgesia in several pain models, has oriented research towards the development of new agents for the relief of pain. Starting from our previously reported ligands at the benzodiazepine site on GABA(A) receptors showing selective anxiolytic-like effects, we have designed new compounds with the aim of identifying those devoid of the typical side effects of the classical benzodiazepines. Our preliminary results indicate that compounds 4, 10(±) and 11 have a very promising antihyperalgesic profile in different animal pain models (peripheral mono-neuropathy, STZ-induced hyperalgesia). In particular 11 exhibits high potency since it exerted its protective effect starting from the dose of 3mg/kg po, after single injection.
|Autori:||Guerrini G; Ciciani G; Bruni F; Selleri S; Martini C; Daniele S; Ghelardini C; Di Cesare Mannelli L; Costanzo A|
|Titolo:||Development of ligands at gamma-aminobutyrric acid type A (GABA(A)) receptor subtype as new agents for pain relief|
|Anno del prodotto:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.bmc.2011.10.047.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|