Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Second-Generation Tropanol-Based Androgen Receptor Modulators

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To circumvent antiandrogen resistance in prostate cancer, antiandrogens effective for both the androgen receptor (AR) and AR mutants are required. The AR antagonists in this study originate from previous findings, which showed that subtle differences in substitution pattern lead to a conformational change that alters the ligand activity, rendering an agonist to an antagonist. We have identified small yet potent tropanol-based ligands possessing significant antiandrogenic activity with both wild-type AR and the two most common AR ligand binding domain (LBD) mutants.


  • Henrik Sunden
  • Mareike C. Holland
  • Pekka K. Poutiainen
  • Tiina Jaaskelainen
  • Juha T. Pulkkinen
  • Jorma J. Palvimo
  • Roger Olsson
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  • Medicinal Chemistry
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1569-1574
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch