Pharmacophore-based discovery, synthesis, and biological evaluation of 4-phenyl-1-arylalkyl piperidines as dopamine transporter inhibitors

Sukumar Sakamuri, Istvan J. Enyedy, Alan P. Kozikowski, Wahiduz A. Zaman, Kenneth M. Johnson, Shaomeng Wang

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Pharmacophore-based discovery, synthesis, and structure-activity relationship (SAR) of a series of 4-phenyl-1-arylalkyl piperidines are disclosed. These compounds have been evaluated for their ability to inhibit reuptake of dopamine (DA) into striatal nerve endings (synaptosomes). The lead compound 5 and the most potent analogue 43 were found to have significant functional antagonism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-500
Number of pages6
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 26 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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