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Selective Inhibition of Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase by Derivatives of Acetamidine

[ Vol. 8 , Issue. 6 ]


Cristina Maccallini, Antonia Patruno, Alessandra Ammazzalorso, Barbara De Filippis, Marialuigia Fantacuzzi, Sara Franceschelli, Letizia Giampietro, Simona Masella, Maria Luisa Tricca and Rosa Amoroso   Pages 991 - 995 ( 5 )


A new series of phenyl- and heteryl acetamidines were synthesized and evaluated as inhibitors of nitric oxide synthases (NOS). While the N-substitution of the acetamidine moiety with different heterocycles appears to completely destroy the activity, linking the phenyl core preserves it. Moreover, it was observed a strong dependence of the phenylacetamidines potency of action from the length of the alkyl chain that connects the aromatic ring to the acetamidine moiety.


Nitric oxide, Nitric oxide synthase, Selective inducible NOS inhibitors, Acetamidines, heterocycles, inorganic, neurodegenerative diseases, cytokines, polysaccharides, amino acid


Dipartimento di Scienze del Farmaco, Universita di Chieti, via dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy.

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