The 3,30,5,50-tetrachloro-2-iodo-4,40-bipyridine structure is proposed as a novel chemical scaold for the design of new transthyretin (TTR) fibrillogenesis inhibitors. In the frame of a proof-of-principle exploration, four chiral 3,30,5,50-tetrachloro-2-iodo-20-substituted-4,40- bipyridines were rationally designed and prepared from a simple trihalopyridine in three steps, including a Cu-catalysed Finkelstein reaction to introduce iodine atoms on the heteroaromatic scaold, and a Pd-catalysed coupling reaction to install the 20-substituent. The corresponding racemates, along with other five chiral 4,40-bipyridines containing halogens as substituents, were enantioseparated by high-performance liquid chromatography in order to obtain pure enantiomer pairs. All stereoisomers were tested against the amyloid fibril formation (FF) of wild type (WT)-TTR and two mutant variants, V30M and Y78F, in acid mediated aggregation experiments. Among the 4,40-bipyridine derivatives, interesting inhibition activity was obtained for both enantiomers of the 3,30,5,50-tetrachloro-20-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-iodo-4,40-bipyridine. In silico docking studies were carried out in order to explore possible binding modes of the 4,40-bipyridine derivatives into the TTR. The gained results point out the importance of the right combination of H-bond sites and the presence of iodine as halogen-bond donor. Both experimental and theoretical evidences pave the way for the utilization of the iodinated 4,40-bipyridine core as template to design new promising inhibitors of TTR amyloidogenesis.
Cossu, Sergio [Funding Acquisition]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Titolo:||Rational Design, Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of Iodinated 4,4′-Bipyridines as New Transthyretin Fibrillogenesis Inhibitors|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/molecules25092213|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |