Adenosine derivatives bearing in 2-position the (R,S)-phenylhydroxypropynyl chain were evaluated for their potency at human A(2B) adenosine receptor, stably transfected on CHO cells, on the basis that (R,S)-2-phenylhydroxy-propynyl-5'-N-ethylcarboxyamidoadenosine [(R,S)-PHPNECA] was found to be a good agonist at the A(2B) receptor subtype. Biological studies demonstrated that the presence of small alkyl groups in N-position of these molecules are well tolerated, whereas large groups abolished A(2B) potency. On the other hand, the presence of an ethyl group in the 4'-carboxamido function seems to be optimal, the (S)PHPNECA resulting the most potent agonist at A(2B) receptor reported so far.
|Titolo:||2-phenylhydroxypropynyladenosine derivatives as high potent agonists at A(2B) adenosine receptor subtype|
|Autori interni:||VITTORI, Sauro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Rivista:||NUCLEOSIDES, NUCLEOTIDES & NUCLEIC ACIDS|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo|