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Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters

Trishomocubane as a scaffold for the development of selective dopamine transporter (DAT) ligands.


PMID 21146989

Abstract

In our continued exploration of trishomocubane derivatives with central nervous system (CNS) activity, N-arylalkyl-8-aminopentacyclo[5.4.0.0(2,6).0(3,10).0(5,9)]undecanes (10-13) displaying affinity for the sigma (σ) receptor were also found, in several cases, to interact with the dopamine transporter (DAT). Compound 12 was identified as the first trishomocubane-derived high affinity DAT ligand (K(i) = 1.2 nM), with greater than 8300-fold selectivity over the monoamine transporters NET and SERT, and only low to moderate affinity for σ(1) and σ(2) receptors.