A series of 2-thio pyridine C-region analogues of 2-(3-fluoro-4- methylsulfonylaminophenyl)propanamides were investigated as hTRPV1 antagonists. Among them, compound 24S showed stereospecific and excellent TRPV1 antagonism of capsaicin-induced activation. Further, it demonstrated strong anti-allodynic in a rat neuropathic pain model. Consistent with its action in vitro being through TRPV1, compound 24S blocked capsaicin-induced hypothermia in mice. Docking analysis of 24S with our hTRPV1 homology model was performed to identify its binding mode.
- TRPV1 antagonists