Anticonvulsant effects of new morphinan derivatives

Hyoung Chun Kim, Toshitaka Nabeshima, Wang Kee Jhoo, Kwang Ho Ko, Won Ki Kim, Eun Joo Shin, Minkyoung Cho, Phil Ho Lee

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We synthesized a series of compounds that are modified in positions 3 and 17 of the morphinan ring system, with the intention of developing ideal anticonvulsant agents. We examined the effects of these compounds on kainic acid (KA)-induced seizures, and on locomotor patterns in rats. We found that compounds 5, 6, and 8 exhibit novel anticonvulsant effects, with negligible psychotropic effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1651-1654
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 9
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the BK 21 project and a grant (1998-012-F00014) from the Korea Research Foundation, Republic of Korea.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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