PubMed 25052206

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Automatically associated channels: TRP , TRPM , TRPM8

Title: Identification of Indole Alkaloid Structural Units Important for Stimulus-Selective TRPM8 Inhibition: SAR Study of Naturally Occurring Iboga Derivatives.

Authors: Yuko Terada, Mariko Kitajima, Fuyumi Taguchi, Hiromitsu Takayama, Syunji Horie, Tatsuo Watanabe

Journal, date & volume: J. Nat. Prod., 2014 Aug 22 , 77, 1831-8

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The iboga alkaloid voacangine (1) has been reported previously to be the first stimulus-selective TRPM8 antagonist. In the present report, a structure-activity relationship (SAR) study is described on the effects of some naturally occurring indole alkaloid analogues on TRPM8 inhibition. Dihydrocatharanthine (10) and catharanthine (11) were found to be inhibitors of TRPM8 activity, and their IC50 values were equivalent to that of BCTC, a potent and representative TRPM8 antagonist. Furthermore, it was shown that the iboga moiety is the most crucial unit for TRPM8 blockade and that its stereostructure, as found in 1 but not in 10 and 11, is essential for chemical agonist-selective TRPM8 inhibition. These findings should provide useful information for synthesizing additional stimulus-selective and TRPM8-selective blockers.