Development of 2-Methoxyhuprine as Novel Lead for Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy
AbstractTacrine (THA), the first clinically effective acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor and the first approved drug for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), was withdrawn from the market due to its side effects, particularly its hepatotoxicity. Nowadays, THA serves as a valuable scaffold for the design of novel agents potentially applicable for AD treatment. One such compound, namely 7-methoxytacrine (7-MEOTA), exhibits an intriguing profile, having suppressed hepatotoxicity and concomitantly retaining AChE inhibition properties. Another interesting class of AChE inhibitors represents Huprines, designed by merging two fragments of the known AChE inhibitors—THA and (−)-huperzine A. Several members of this compound family are more potent human AChE inhibitors than the parent compounds. The most promising are so-called huprines X and Y. Here, we report the design, synthesis, biological evaluation, and in silico studies of 2-methoxyhuprine that amalgamates structural features of 7-MEOTA and huprine Y in one molecule. View Full-Text
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Mezeiova, E.; Korabecny, J.; Sepsova, V.; Hrabinova, M.; Jost, P.; Muckova, L.; Kucera, T.; Dolezal, R.; Misik, J.; Spilovska, K.; Pham, N.L.; Pokrievkova, L.; Roh, J.; Jun, D.; Soukup, O.; Kaping, D.; Kuca, K. Development of 2-Methoxyhuprine as Novel Lead for Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy. Molecules 2017, 22, 1265.
Mezeiova E, Korabecny J, Sepsova V, Hrabinova M, Jost P, Muckova L, Kucera T, Dolezal R, Misik J, Spilovska K, Pham NL, Pokrievkova L, Roh J, Jun D, Soukup O, Kaping D, Kuca K. Development of 2-Methoxyhuprine as Novel Lead for Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy. Molecules. 2017; 22(8):1265.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mezeiova, Eva; Korabecny, Jan; Sepsova, Vendula; Hrabinova, Martina; Jost, Petr; Muckova, Lubica; Kucera, Tomas; Dolezal, Rafael; Misik, Jan; Spilovska, Katarina; Pham, Ngoc L.; Pokrievkova, Lucia; Roh, Jaroslav; Jun, Daniel; Soukup, Ondrej; Kaping, Daniel; Kuca, Kamil. 2017. "Development of 2-Methoxyhuprine as Novel Lead for Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy." Molecules 22, no. 8: 1265.
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