Synthesis of novel tetrahydroisoquinoline bronchodilators

Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
María F Dalence-GuzmánMartin H Johansson

Abstract

The synthesis and bronchorelaxing effects of a series of novel tetrahydroisoquinoline amides are described. The compounds were evaluated for their ability to relax LTD4 contracted isolated human small airways ex-vivo. Several compounds demonstrated highly efficacious bronchorelaxing properties. Cinnamide 71 was selected for further studies and constitutes a promising candidate as a novel bronchorelaxing agent for the treatment of pulmonary disorders.

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