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Potent haloperidol derivatives covalently binding to the dopamine D2 receptor

Potent haloperidol derivatives covalently binding to the dopamine D2 receptor
The dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) is a common drug target for the treatment of a variety of neurological disorders including schizophrenia. Structure based design of subtype selective D2R antagonists requires high resolution crystal structures of the receptor and pharmacological tools promoting a better understanding of the protein-ligand interactions. Recently, we reported the development of a chemically activated dopamine derivative (FAUC150) designed to covalently bind the L94C mutant of the dopamine D2 receptor. Using FAUC150 as a template, we elaborated the design and synthesis of irreversible analogs of the potent antipsychotic drug haloperidol forming covalent D2R-ligand complexes. The disulfide- and Michael acceptor-functionalized compounds showed significant receptor affinity and an irreversible binding profile in radioligand depletion experiments.

Publisher URL: www.sciencedirect.com/science

DOI: S0968089617312671

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