Optically active helicene derivatives inhibit the activity on histamine N-methyl transferase (HNMT). Specifically, methyl (P)-1,12-dimethylbenzo[c]phenanthrene-8-carboxylate with 6-iodo and 5-trifluoromethanesulfonyloxy groups inhibits HNMT activity on the μM order of IC 50 . Chirality is important, and (M)-isomers exhibits substantially reduced activity. The 6-iodo group is also essential, which suggests the involvement of halogen bonds in protein binding. Substituents on the sulfonate moiety also affect the inhibitory activity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Drug Discovery