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Thioesters for the in vitro evaluation of agents to image brain cholinesterases.
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PMID:  22233541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Cholinesterases are associated with pathology characteristic of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and are therefore, considered targets for neuroimaging. Ester derivatives of N-methylpiperidinol are promising potential imaging agents; however, methodology is lacking for evaluating these compounds in vitro. Here, we report the synthesis and evaluation of a series of N-methylpiperidinyl thioesters, possessing comparable properties to their corresponding esters, which can be directly evaluated for cholinesterase kinetics and histochemical distribution in human brain tissue. N-methylpiperidinyl esters and thioesters were synthesized and they demonstrated comparable cholinesterase kinetics. Furthermore, thioesters were capable, using histochemical method, to visualize cholinesterase activity in human brain tissue. N-methylpiperidinyl thioesters can be rapidly evaluated for cholinesterase kinetics and visualization of enzyme distribution in brain tissue which may facilitate development of cholinesterase imaging agents for application to conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.
Ian R Macdonald; Courtney T Jollymore; G Andrew Reid; Ian R Pottie; Earl Martin; Sultan Darvesh
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-11
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Title:  Journal of enzyme inhibition and medicinal chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1475-6374     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101150203     Medline TA:  J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology and the Neuroscience Institute, Dalhousie University , Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada, B3H 4R2.
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