Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
Online ISSN : 1881-784X
Print ISSN : 1881-7831
ISSN-L : 1881-7831
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Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of naphthalimidebased fluorescent probes for α1-adrenergic receptors
Wei ZhangLaizhong ChenZhao MaLupei DuMinyong Li
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2014 Volume 8 Issue 1 Pages 11-17


α1-Adrenergic receptors (α1-ARs), as one of the most important members of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), can mediate lots of physiological responses of the sympathetic nervous system. Until now, α1-ARs have been divided into at least three subtypes, α1A, α1B, and α1D, which distribute in various tissues and organs. In this research, we designed and synthesized several napthalimide-based small-molecule fluorescent probes for α1-ARs, which mainly contained two parts: the pharmacophore (quinazoline and phenylpiperazine) that binds to α1-ARs and the fluorophore (naphthalimide) that labels the receptors with fluorescent properties. Moreover, some of these compounds demonstrated potent affinity to α1-ARs and cell imaging potential.

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