Journal article

Subtle Modifications to the Indole-2-carboxamide Motif of the Negative Allosteric Modulator N-(( trans)-4-(2-(7-Cyano-3,4-dihydroisoquinolin-2(1 H)-yl)ethyl)cyclohexyl)-1 H-indole-2-carboxamide (SB269652) Yield Dramatic Changes in Pharmacological Activity at the Dopamine D2 Receptor.

Anitha Kopinathan, Christopher Draper-Joyce, Monika Szabo, Arthur Christopoulos, Peter J Scammells, J Robert Lane, Ben Capuano

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry | Published : 2019


SB269652 (1) is a negative allosteric modulator of the dopamine D2 receptor. Herein, we present the design, synthesis, and pharmacological evaluation of "second generation" analogues of 1 whereby subtle modifications to the indole-2-carboxamide motif confer dramatic changes in functional affinity (5000-fold increase), cooperativity (100-fold increase), and a novel action to modulate dopamine efficacy. Thus, structural changes to this region of 1 allows the generation of a novel set of analogues with distinct pharmacological properties.