Investigation of the Role of Chirality in the Interaction with σ Receptors and Effect on Binge Eating Episode of a Potent σ1 Antagonist Analogue of Spipethiane.

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Summary of "Investigation of the Role of Chirality in the Interaction with σ Receptors and Effect on Binge Eating Episode of a Potent σ1 Antagonist Analogue of Spipethiane."

The enantiomers of the potent σ1 receptor antagonist (±)-1 were synthesized and evaluated for their affinity at σ1, σ2 receptors and dopamine transporter (DAT). Analogously to (±)-1, both the enantiomers showed very high affinity for the σ1 receptor and unprecedented selectivity over both the σ2 receptor and DAT. The lack of enantioselectivity between (+)-1 and (-)-1 indicated that the center of chirality in 2-position of the benzothiochromane nucleus doesn't play a crucial role in the interaction with any of the studied targets. Docking studies confirmed that the configuration of the enantiomers has only marginal effects on the molecular interactions with the σ1 receptor. In in vivo studies in a female rat model of binge eating, (±)-1 dose-dependently decreased the binge eating episode elicited by a history of intermittent food restriction and stress, confirming and strengthening the important role played by the σ1 receptor in bingeing-related eating disorders.


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Name: ACS chemical neuroscience
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