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Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry

Synthesis and evaluation of fluorine-substituted 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine derivatives for dopamine D4 receptor imaging.


PMID 15465327

Abstract

Seven fluorine-substituted 1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine derivatives were synthesized based on a lead ligand, 3-[[4-(4-iodophenyl)piperazin-1-yl]-methyl]-1H-pyrrolo[2,3-b]pyridine (L-750,667) and evaluated as potential dopamine D(4) receptor imaging agents by positron emission tomography (PET). Binding affinities of these ligands for the dopamine D(2), D(3), and D(4) receptor subtypes were measured in vitro. Most ligands showed high and selective binding for the D(4) receptor. Ligand 7 had high affinity for the D(4) receptor, whereas ligands 1, 2, and 6 showed high selectivity for the D(4) receptor. LogP values were calculated for the ligands in this series and ligand 6 had the lowest lipophilicity. (18)F-labeled ligand 7 demonstrated a uniform regional brain distribution and a rapid washout in mice, probably due to nonspecific binding. Based on their in vitro binding properties and calculated logP values, ligand 6 appears to have the most promise for dopamine D(4) receptor imaging.

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