A series consisting of 117 2-(halogenated phenyl) acetamide and propanamide analogs were investigated as TRPV1 antagonists. The structure–activity analysis targeting their three pharmacophoric regions indicated that halogenated phenyl A-region analogs exhibited a broad functional profile ranging from agonism to antagonism. Among the compounds, antagonists 28 and 92 exhibited potent antagonism toward capsaicin for hTRPV1 with Ki[CAP] = 2.6 and 6.9 nM, respectively. Further, antagonist 92 displayed promising analgesic activity in vivo in both phases of the formalin mouse pain model. A molecular modeling study of 92 indicated that the two fluoro groups in the A-region made hydrophobic interactions with the receptor.
|Journal||Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters|
|State||Published - 15 Sep 2021|
- TRPV1 Antagonist
- Vanilloid Receptor 1