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Synthesis and biological evaluation of 8-hydroxy-2,7-naphthyridin-2-ium salts as novel inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE)

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Abstract

By analogy with the natural product chelerythrine, which has been identified as an inhibitor of both acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE), we prepared a small series of 8-hydroxy-2,7-naphthyridin-2-ium salts. Spectroscopic analyses allowed us to elucidate the zwitterionic nature of 2,7-naphthyridin-1(7H)-ones, the neutral state of 8-hydroxy-2,7-naphthyridin-2-ium salts. Among the tested compounds, we identified dual inhibitors of AChE and BChE as well as an inhibitor showing a preferential inhibition of AChE over BChE. By in vitro characterization in combination with docking studies, we were able to identify structural features that influence the biological activity of 8-hydroxy-2,7-naphthyridin-2-ium salts.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and biological evaluation of 8-hydroxy-2,7-naphthyridin-2-ium salts as novel inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE)

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Submitted
21 Nov 2016
Accepted
05 Jan 2017
First published
13 Jan 2017

Med. Chem. Commun., 2017,8, 465-470
Article type
Research Article

Synthesis and biological evaluation of 8-hydroxy-2,7-naphthyridin-2-ium salts as novel inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE)

M. Schiedel, A. Fallarero, C. Luise, W. Sippl, P. Vuorela and M. Jung, Med. Chem. Commun., 2017, 8, 465
DOI: 10.1039/C6MD00647G

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