2-Aminothienopyridazines as novel adenosine A1 receptor allosteric modulators and antagonists
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A pharmacophore-based screen identified 32 compounds including ethyl 5-amino-3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-4-oxo-3,4-dihydrothieno[3,4-d]pyridazine-1-carboxylate (8) as a new allosteric modulator of the adenosine A(1) receptor (A(1)AR). On the basis of this lead, various derivatives were prepared and evaluated for activity at the human A(1)AR. A number of the test compounds allosterically stabilized agonist-receptor-G protein ternary complexes in dissociation kinetic assays, but were found to be more potent as antagonists in subsequent functional assays of ERK1/2 phosphorylation. Additional experiments on the most potent antagonist, 13b, investigating A(1)AR-mediated [S-35]GTP gamma S binding and [H-3]CCPA equilibrium binding confirmed its antagonistic mode of action and also identified inverse agonism. This study has thus identified a new class of A(1)AR antagonists that can also recognize the receptor s allosteric site with lower potency.
Ferguson, G. N., Valant, C., Horne, H. J., Figler, H., Flynn, B. L., Linden, J., Chalmers, D. K., Sexton, P., Christopoulos, A., & Scammells, P. J. (2008). 2-Aminothienopyridazines as novel adenosine A1 receptor allosteric modulators and antagonists. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 51(19), 6165 - 6172. https://doi.org/10.1021/jm800557d?cookieSet=1