A series of 3-substituted [1,2,4]triazino[4,3-c]benzimidazoles V were prepared and tested at the central benzodiazepine receptor (BzR). These compounds were designed as rigid analogues of the previously described N- benzylindolylglyoxylylamide derivatives IV. The title compounds V showed an affinity which depended directly on the presence of the N(10)-H group and an aromatic ring at position 3. Some of them elicited a 2- or 3-fold higher affinity with respect to that of the indolylglyoxylylamide derivatives IV (R=H). The GABA ratio and [ 35S]-tert-butylcyclophosphorothionate binding data revealed an efficacy profile of partial inverse agonists/antagonists for compounds 1c,e,f,j,k, and of a partial agonist for 2c. This last compound proved to be effective in antagonizing pentylenetetrazole-induced seizures in mice. Attempts were made to interpret the structure-affinity relationships of compounds V in the light of possible tautomeric equilibria involving the ligands.
|Autori:||PRIMOFIORE G; DA SETTIMO F.; TALIANI S.; MARINI A.M.; LA MOTTA C.; NOVELLINO E.; GRECO G.; GESI M.; TRINCAVELLI L.; MARTINI C.|
|Titolo:||3-aryl-[1,2,4]triazino[4,3-a]benzimidazol-4(10H)-ones: Tricyclic heteroaromatic derivatives as a new class of benzodiazepine receptor ligands|
|Anno del prodotto:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1021/jm991131h|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|