Tetrahydroquinoline derivatives as opioid receptor antagonists

Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2011 Jan 15;21(2):670-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bmcl.2010.12.010. Epub 2010 Dec 8.


Opioid receptors play an important role in both behavioral and homeostatic functions. We herein report tetrahydroquinoline derivatives as opioid receptor antagonists. SAR studies led to the identification of the potent antagonist 2v, endowed with 1.58nM (K(i)) functional activity against the μ opioid receptor. DMPK data suggest that novel tetrahydroquinoline analogs may be advantageous in peripheral applications.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • CHO Cells
  • Cricetinae
  • Cricetulus
  • Humans
  • Narcotic Antagonists*
  • Quinolines / chemistry*
  • Quinolines / pharmacokinetics
  • Quinolines / pharmacology*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Long-Evans
  • Receptors, Opioid / metabolism*
  • Structure-Activity Relationship


  • Narcotic Antagonists
  • Quinolines
  • Receptors, Opioid
  • 1,2,3,4-tetrahydroquinoline