J. Beck, A. Arvanitis, M. Curry
Apr 5, 1999
Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters
A series of purin-8-ones was prepared and discovered to have excellent binding affinity to the CRH-R1 receptor. Structure-activity studies focused on amine side-chain optimization, urea substitution and pyridyl isostere incorporation. Thus, the highly potent purin-8-ones show promise as a new class of potential anxiolytics and/or antidepressants.