Synthesis, structure-activity relationship, and evaluation of SR141716 analogues: development of central cannabinoid receptor ligands with lower lipophilicity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Exploration of the central CB1 cannabinoid receptors using positron emission tomography (PET) will allow for an understanding of the pharmacological and physiological role played by these receptors in the CNS. Current tracers are highly lipophilic compounds that exhibit very high nonspecific to specific binding ratios and as a result are inapt for use in humans. We have synthesized a series of less lipophilic analogues of SR141716 to serve as potential radioligands. Binding affinities of the series and a functional electrophysiological assay of three of our compounds have been presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Katoch-Rouse, R; Pavlova, OA; Caulder, T; Hoffman, AF; Mukhin, AG; Horti, AG

Published Date

  • February 13, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 642 - 645

PubMed ID

  • 12570386

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-2623

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1021/jm020157x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States