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Letters in Drug Design & Discovery
ISSN (Print): 1570-1808
ISSN (Online): 1875-628X
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DOI: 10.2174/1570180811666131210000316      Price:  $95

Potent Neuroprotective Activity of Monoterpene Derived 4-[(3aR,7aS)-1,3,3a,4,5,7a-Hexahydro-3,3,6-trimethylisobenzofuran-1-yl]-2-methoxyphenol in MPTP Mice Model

Author(s): Alla V. Pavlova, Irina V. Il'ina, Ekaterina A. Morozova, Dina V. Korchagina, Svetlana Yu. Kurbakova, Irina V. Sorokina, Tatyana G. Tolstikova, Konstantin P. Volcho and Nariman F. Salakhutdinov
Studies of the neuroprotective activity of a series of monoterpene-derived compounds on the MPTP mice model showed that 4-[(3aR,7aS)-1,3,3a,4,5,7a-hexahydro-3,3,6-trimethylisobenzofuran-1-yl]-2-methoxyphenol 15 possessed a considerable neuroprotective activity. Compound 15 was synthesized by one-stage reaction of (+)-2-carene with vanillin. It has low acute toxicity and significantly decreased the development of catalepsy evoked by haloperidol in rats.
Neuroprotection, Parkinson disease, MPTP, Mice, Monoterpene, Carene, Vanillin
N.N.Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry Lavrentiev av. 9, 630090 Novosibirsk Russian Federation.