SAR studies of capsazepinoid bronchodilators. Part 1: The importance of the catechol moiety and aspects of the B-ring structure.

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Capsazepine as well as its derivatives and analogues are general inhibitors of constriction of human small airways. From a systematic variation of the capsazepine structure, divided into four regions, SARs were established. This part concerns the catechol moiety of the A-ring as well as the 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-2-azepine moiety (the B-ring) of capsazepine. It is revealed that a conformational constrain (as a fused ring) is important and that compounds with a six-membered B-ring (as a 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline) in general are more potent than the corresponding isoindoline, 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-2-benzazepine and 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-1H-3-benzazepine derivatives.


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  • Organic Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2499-2512
JournalBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Organic chemistry (S/LTH) (011001240)