Eighteen novel bicyclic 1-substituted benzyl octahydro- and tetrahydroisoquinolines were synthesized and evaluated for human thromboxane A2/prostaglandin H2 (TP) receptor affinity and antagonism of TP receptor-mediated platelet aggregation. In both cases, potency depended more on the presence of methoxy groups on the 1-benzyl moiety than on nitrogen substitution or extent of oxidation of the isoquinoline ring system. The most potent of the bicyclic compounds retained the 5,8-ethanooctahydroisoquinoline ring structure of the parent molecule (1) and required the 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl substitution pattern found in the well-characterized tetrahydroisoquinoline antiplatelet agent trimetoquinol. Differences in nitrogen substituent SAR were noted between the mono-methoxylated compounds and the 3,4,5-trimethoxybenzyl derivatives.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry
- Drug Discovery
- Pharmaceutical Science