Grounding on our former 3D QSAR studies, a knowledge-based screen of natural bile acids from diverse animal species has led to the identification of avicholic acid as a selective but weak TGRS agonist. Chemical modifications of this compound resulted in the disclosure of 6 alpha-ethyl-16-epi-avicholic acid that shows enhanced potency at TGRS and FXR receptors. The synthesis, biological appraisals, and structure-activity relationships of this series of compounds are herein described. Moreover, a thorough physicochemical characterization of 6 alpha-ethyl-16-epi-avicholic acid as compared to naturally occurring bile acids is reported and discussed.

Avicholic Acid: A Lead Compound from Birds on the Route to Potent TGR5 Modulators

COLLIVA, CAROLINA;RODA, ALDO;
2012

Abstract

Grounding on our former 3D QSAR studies, a knowledge-based screen of natural bile acids from diverse animal species has led to the identification of avicholic acid as a selective but weak TGRS agonist. Chemical modifications of this compound resulted in the disclosure of 6 alpha-ethyl-16-epi-avicholic acid that shows enhanced potency at TGRS and FXR receptors. The synthesis, biological appraisals, and structure-activity relationships of this series of compounds are herein described. Moreover, a thorough physicochemical characterization of 6 alpha-ethyl-16-epi-avicholic acid as compared to naturally occurring bile acids is reported and discussed.
ACS MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY LETTERS
Pellicciari R.; Gioiello A.; Sabbatini P.; Venturoni F.; Nuti R.; Colliva C.; Rizzo G.; Adorini L.; Pruzanski M.; Roda A.; Macchiarulo A.
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