We report unexpected results in an investigation of cyclic analogues of dopamine and norepinephrine possessing the structures 1-(aminomethyl)-5,6-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydronaphthalene (3) and 1-(aminomethyl)-5,6-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenol (7). N-Isopropyl substitution of these compounds, providing 4 and 8, brings about the total disappearance of their stimulant activity on beta-adrenergic receptors. On the basis of current knowledge about the structure-activity relationship of adrenergic drugs, it is difficult to provide an explanation for these results; however a tentative rationalization based on conformational considerations is suggested.
|Autori:||B. Macchia; A. Balsamo; A. Lapucci; F. Macchia; C. Manera; Nencetti S; M.C.Breschi; A. Lucacchini; C. Martini; E. Martinotti|
|Titolo:||An anomalous effect of N-isopropyl substitution in determining beta-adrenergic activity|
|Anno del prodotto:||1988|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|