3- and 6-substituted 2-amino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothieno[2,3-c]pyridines as A1 adenosine receptor allosteric modulators and antagonists

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A series of 2-amino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothieno[2,3-c]pyridines were prepared and evaluated as potential allosteric modulators at the A(1) adenosine receptor. The structure-activity relationships of the 3- and 6-positions of a series of 2-amino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothieno[2,3-c]pyridines were explored. Despite finding that 3- and 6-substituted 2-amino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothieno[2,3-c]pyridines possess the ability to recognize an allosteric site on the agonist-occupied A(1)AR at relatively high concentrations, the structural modifications we have performed on this scaffold favor the expression of orthosteric antagonist properties over allosteric properties. This research has identified 2-amino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrothieno[2,3-c]pyridines as novel class of orthosteric antagonist of the A(1)AR and highlighted the close relationship between structural elements governing allosteric modulation and orthosteric antagonism of agonist function at the A(1)AR.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7353 - 7361
Number of pages9
JournalBioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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