A series of 3-phenyl-2H-pyrrolo[3,2-f]quinazolin-1-one derivatives (3-PPyQZ) was synthesized starting from 5-amino-indoles, via condensation with N-ethoxycarbonylthiobezamides followed by thermal cyclisation. On the basis of their structural analogy with reported anti-thrombin pyrroloquinazolines, the derivatives were first tested for their capacity to inhibit platelet aggregation. Some of them had in vitro inhibitory effects on collagen and thrombin-induced aggregation in the micromolar range, and much higher inhibition than that shown by new phenyl-pyrroloquinolinones. Experiments to determine the mechanism of action of the most potent inhibitor (compound 18) indicated that it acts in at least two sites: one preceding the agonist-induced increase of cytosolic [Ca2+], and one following this step of the platelet activation cascade. The compound also inhibited thrombin-evoked protein-Tyr-phosphorylation. Although it is premature to draw definitive conclusions, the present results indicate that 3-PPyQZ structure, with the quite potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation compound 18, might constitute a starting point for the synthesis of potential anti-thrombosis agents.

Synthesis and Evaluation of Platelet Aggregation Inhibitory Activity of Some 3-Phenyl-pyrroloquinazolinones

FERLIN, MARIA GRAZIA;BORGO, CHRISTIAN;DEANA, RENZO
2012

Abstract

A series of 3-phenyl-2H-pyrrolo[3,2-f]quinazolin-1-one derivatives (3-PPyQZ) was synthesized starting from 5-amino-indoles, via condensation with N-ethoxycarbonylthiobezamides followed by thermal cyclisation. On the basis of their structural analogy with reported anti-thrombin pyrroloquinazolines, the derivatives were first tested for their capacity to inhibit platelet aggregation. Some of them had in vitro inhibitory effects on collagen and thrombin-induced aggregation in the micromolar range, and much higher inhibition than that shown by new phenyl-pyrroloquinolinones. Experiments to determine the mechanism of action of the most potent inhibitor (compound 18) indicated that it acts in at least two sites: one preceding the agonist-induced increase of cytosolic [Ca2+], and one following this step of the platelet activation cascade. The compound also inhibited thrombin-evoked protein-Tyr-phosphorylation. Although it is premature to draw definitive conclusions, the present results indicate that 3-PPyQZ structure, with the quite potent inhibitor of platelet aggregation compound 18, might constitute a starting point for the synthesis of potential anti-thrombosis agents.
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