Several recent studies suggest that selective CB2 receptor agonists may represent a valid pharmacological approach in the treatment of various diseases due to the absence of relevant psychoactive side effect. In this study, we synthesized and tested a series of new quinoline-2(1H)-one- and 4-hydroxy-2-oxo-1,2-dihydro-1,8-naphthyridine derivatives characterized by a 4-methylcyclohexylamido substituent in position 3 of the heterocyclic nucleus with high CB2 receptor affinity and selectivity. Two compounds showing the best binding and selectivity profile behaved as a full agonist and a partial agonist at the CB2 receptor and induced a concentration-dependent decrease of cell viability on LNCaP, a prostatic cancer cell line expressing CB2 receptor. Moreover considering that the CB2 receptor is mainly expressed in cells and organs of the immune system, the same compounds were studied for their potential immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory effects in activated lymphocytes isolated from healthy controls and multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

New quinolone- and 1,8-naphthyridine-3-carboxamides as selective CB2 receptor agonists with anticancer and immuno-modulatory activity

CARPI, SARA;
2015-01-01

Abstract

Several recent studies suggest that selective CB2 receptor agonists may represent a valid pharmacological approach in the treatment of various diseases due to the absence of relevant psychoactive side effect. In this study, we synthesized and tested a series of new quinoline-2(1H)-one- and 4-hydroxy-2-oxo-1,2-dihydro-1,8-naphthyridine derivatives characterized by a 4-methylcyclohexylamido substituent in position 3 of the heterocyclic nucleus with high CB2 receptor affinity and selectivity. Two compounds showing the best binding and selectivity profile behaved as a full agonist and a partial agonist at the CB2 receptor and induced a concentration-dependent decrease of cell viability on LNCaP, a prostatic cancer cell line expressing CB2 receptor. Moreover considering that the CB2 receptor is mainly expressed in cells and organs of the immune system, the same compounds were studied for their potential immune-modulatory and anti-inflammatory effects in activated lymphocytes isolated from healthy controls and multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.
2015
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8-Naphthyridine-3-carboxamide
Anticancer activity
Cannabinoid CB2 receptor
Immunomodulation
Multiple sclerosis
Quinoline-3-carboxamide
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