Molecules 2012, 17(2), 1425-1436; doi:10.3390/molecules17021425
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Total Synthesis and Antidepressant Activities of Laetispicine and Its Derivatives

1 State Key Laboratory of Drug Research, Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 555 Zuchongzhi Road, Shanghai 201203, China 2 School of Pharmacy, Fudan University, 826 Zhangheng Road, Shanghai 201203, China
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Received: 4 January 2012; in revised form: 16 January 2012 / Accepted: 30 January 2012 / Published: 3 February 2012
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Abstract: The first total synthesis of laetispicine (1a), an amide alkaloid isolated from the stems of Piper laetispicum C.DC (Piperaceae), and the synthesis of some of its derivatives were described. Based on the evaluation of antidepressant activities in the forced swimming test, compounds 1h and 1i were identified as potent and safe antidepressant lead compounds.
Keywords: laetispicine derivatives; antidepressant; total synthesis; forced swimming test

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Yao, S.; Xie, H.; Zhang, L.; Meng, T.; Zhang, Y.; Wang, X.; Chen, L.; Pan, S.; Shen, J. Total Synthesis and Antidepressant Activities of Laetispicine and Its Derivatives. Molecules 2012, 17, 1425-1436.

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Yao S, Xie H, Zhang L, Meng T, Zhang Y, Wang X, Chen L, Pan S, Shen J. Total Synthesis and Antidepressant Activities of Laetispicine and Its Derivatives. Molecules. 2012; 17(2):1425-1436.

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Yao, Shuyi; Xie, Hui; Zhang, Li; Meng, Tao; Zhang, Yongliang; Wang, Xin; Chen, Lin; Pan, Shengli; Shen, Jingkang. 2012. "Total Synthesis and Antidepressant Activities of Laetispicine and Its Derivatives." Molecules 17, no. 2: 1425-1436.

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