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Oxindole-based intraocular pressure reducing agents

Oxindole-based intraocular pressure reducing agents
The study represents the new findings at the crossroads of chemistry and medicine, particularly between medicinal and organic chemistry and ophthalmology. In this work we describe how the chemical reactivity of indolinone scaffold may be used to create small molecule ligands with strong biological response comparable with and larger than that of endogenous hormone. The synthesis of oxindole-based melatonin and 5-methoxycarbonylamino-N-acetyltryptamine (5-MCA-NAT) analogues was proposed and their ability to influence intraocular pressure (IOP) was studied in vivo. Time-dependent study revealed the prolonged effect (more than 6h) of the lead-compound. This effect in combination with high IOP reducing effect (41±6%) in low concentrations of the active compound (0.1wt%) and with high water solubility represents a great potential of low-cost oxindole derivatives as potent antiglaucoma agents.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0960894X17306674

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