Synthesis and phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitory activity of new 5-phenyl-1, 6-dihydro-7H-pyrazolo[4, 3-d]pyrimidin-7-one derivatives containing an N-acylamido group on a phenyl ring

Dae Kee Kim, Do Hyun Ryu, Namkyu Lee, Ju Young Lee, Jae Sun Kim, Sukho Lee, Jin Young Choi, Je Ho Ryu, Nam Ho Kim, Guang Jin Im, Won Son Choi, Tae Kon Kim

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Abstract

New sildenafil analogues with an N-acylamido group at the 5′-position of the phenyl ring, 6a-e, were prepared from the readily available starting compound 2 in four straightforward steps. Enzyme assays demonstrated that all the target compounds 6a-e showed higher PDE5 inhibitory activities than sildenafil. It was observed that the PDE5 inhibitory activity was enhanced as the chain length of R group increased, but introduction of the branched alkyl groups such as isopropyl (6d) and cyclohexyl (6e) resulted in the drop of potency compared with 6c. In particular the N-butyrylamido derivative 6c exhibited the highest PDE5 inhibitory activity, and was about 6-fold more potent than sildenafil. However, all the compounds exhibited somewhat weak selectivity (1-3-fold) over PDE6, indicating that the compounds 6a-e have intrinsically lower selectivity than sildenafil.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1895-1899
Number of pages5
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry
Volume9
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

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