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Synthesis, central nervous system activity, and structure-activity relationship of 1-aryl-6-benzyl-7-hydroxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidine-5(1H)-ones.

Rządkowska M, Szacoń E, Kaczor AA, Fidecka S, Kędzierska E, Matosiuk D - Med Chem Res (2014)

Bottom Line: A series of 24 1-aryl-6-benzyl-7-hydroxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidine-5(1H)-ones was designed as antinociceptive compounds acting through opioid receptors with additional serotoninergic activity.It makes it possible to conclude that addition of one more aromatic moiety to the non-classical opioid receptor pharmacophore results in the compounds which are not opioid receptor ligands.The lack of activity of one of the tested compounds may be attributed to low blood-brain barrier permeation or unfavorable distribution of electrostatic potential and HOMO and LUMO orbitals.

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Affiliation: Department of Synthesis and Chemical Technology of Pharmaceutical Substances with Computer Modeling Lab, Faculty of Pharmacy with Division of Medical Analytics, Medical University of Lublin, 4A Chodźki St, 20093 Lublin, Poland.

ABSTRACT
A series of 24 1-aryl-6-benzyl-7-hydroxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidine-5(1H)-ones was designed as antinociceptive compounds acting through opioid receptors with additional serotoninergic activity. The compounds, similarly as previously published series, lack the protonable nitrogen atom which is a part of classical opioid receptor pharmacophore and is necessary to interact with the conserved Asp(3.32) in the opioid receptor binding pocket. The compounds were obtained in one-step cyclocondensation of 1-aryl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-amines diethyl 2-benzylmalonate or diethyl 2-(2-chlorobenzyl)malonate under basic conditions. Almost all the tested compounds exerted strong antinociceptive activity, but surprisingly, it was not reversed by naloxone; thus, it is not mediated through opioid receptors. It makes it possible to conclude that addition of one more aromatic moiety to the non-classical opioid receptor pharmacophore results in the compounds which are not opioid receptor ligands. The lack of activity of one of the tested compounds may be attributed to low blood-brain barrier permeation or unfavorable distribution of electrostatic potential and HOMO and LUMO orbitals.

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The plot of ADMET properties of the investigated compounds
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Fig5: The plot of ADMET properties of the investigated compounds

Mentions: In order to facilitate the selection of compounds for animal studies, some ADMET parameters were calculated (Table 2). In addition, all the tested compounds have human intestinal absorption of about 97 %. The plot presented in Fig. 5 confirms that most of the tested compounds possess favorable ADMET properties, although some of them have borderline values.Table 2


Synthesis, central nervous system activity, and structure-activity relationship of 1-aryl-6-benzyl-7-hydroxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidine-5(1H)-ones.

Rządkowska M, Szacoń E, Kaczor AA, Fidecka S, Kędzierska E, Matosiuk D - Med Chem Res (2014)

The plot of ADMET properties of the investigated compounds
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig5: The plot of ADMET properties of the investigated compounds
Mentions: In order to facilitate the selection of compounds for animal studies, some ADMET parameters were calculated (Table 2). In addition, all the tested compounds have human intestinal absorption of about 97 %. The plot presented in Fig. 5 confirms that most of the tested compounds possess favorable ADMET properties, although some of them have borderline values.Table 2

Bottom Line: A series of 24 1-aryl-6-benzyl-7-hydroxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidine-5(1H)-ones was designed as antinociceptive compounds acting through opioid receptors with additional serotoninergic activity.It makes it possible to conclude that addition of one more aromatic moiety to the non-classical opioid receptor pharmacophore results in the compounds which are not opioid receptor ligands.The lack of activity of one of the tested compounds may be attributed to low blood-brain barrier permeation or unfavorable distribution of electrostatic potential and HOMO and LUMO orbitals.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Synthesis and Chemical Technology of Pharmaceutical Substances with Computer Modeling Lab, Faculty of Pharmacy with Division of Medical Analytics, Medical University of Lublin, 4A Chodźki St, 20093 Lublin, Poland.

ABSTRACT
A series of 24 1-aryl-6-benzyl-7-hydroxy-2,3-dihydroimidazo[1,2-a]pyrimidine-5(1H)-ones was designed as antinociceptive compounds acting through opioid receptors with additional serotoninergic activity. The compounds, similarly as previously published series, lack the protonable nitrogen atom which is a part of classical opioid receptor pharmacophore and is necessary to interact with the conserved Asp(3.32) in the opioid receptor binding pocket. The compounds were obtained in one-step cyclocondensation of 1-aryl-4,5-dihydro-1H-imidazol-2-amines diethyl 2-benzylmalonate or diethyl 2-(2-chlorobenzyl)malonate under basic conditions. Almost all the tested compounds exerted strong antinociceptive activity, but surprisingly, it was not reversed by naloxone; thus, it is not mediated through opioid receptors. It makes it possible to conclude that addition of one more aromatic moiety to the non-classical opioid receptor pharmacophore results in the compounds which are not opioid receptor ligands. The lack of activity of one of the tested compounds may be attributed to low blood-brain barrier permeation or unfavorable distribution of electrostatic potential and HOMO and LUMO orbitals.

No MeSH data available.


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