Synthesis of 1-boraadamantaneamine derivatives with selective astrocyte vs C6 glioma antiproliferative activity. A novel class of anti-hepatitis C agents with potential to bind CD81

Carl E. Wagner, Michael L. Mohler, Gyong Suk Kang, Duane D. Miller, Eldon E. Geisert, Yu An Chang, Everly B. Fleischer, Kenneth J. Shea

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Abstract

A variety of amine complexes with 1-boraadamatane were synthesized and subsequently evaluated for an antiproliferative effect on CD81-enriched cell lines to provide evidence for binding and activation of CD81. CD81 is a member of the tetraspanin family of membrane proteins found in all cell lineages in the liver. CD81 signals for antiproliferation when bound by antibodies. It is known that the HCV-E2 envelope glycoprotein binds to the CD81 protein. While it is unclear whether virus entry into host cells is directly linked to virus attachment via CD81 for HCV, this step in the viral life cycle has recently proven to be an effective point of attack for other viruses including HIV and rhinoviruses. The aim of the current study concerns the synthesis of amantidine analogues by appending primary amines to 1-boraadamantane to evaluate such compounds for CD81-dependent antiproliferation of CD81-enriched cell lines (astrocyte) vs CD81-deficient cell lines (C6 glioma). If the antiproliferative effect of these amantidine analogues proves to be an effect of binding and activating CD81, then these compounds may have the potential to prevent or treat HCV infections. Each compound's potential for preventive and therapeutic activity stems from the compound's potential to block viral attachment, virus-cell fusion, or virus entry into host cells or to counter potential mechanisms of HCV immune evasion. Out of a library of over 500 compounds, including randomly selected small molecules and rationally designed small molecules, only the 1-boraadamantaneamine compounds and structurally similar analogues display a significant antiproliferative effect on the CD81-enriched astrocytes relative to the CD81-deficient cell lines. In fact, 1-boraadamantane·L-phenylalanine methyl ester complex (5), 1-boraadamantane. ethanolamine complex (8), and (S)-2-[(adamantane-1-carbonyl)amino]-3-phenylpropionic acid (15) show a dose-dependent, astrocyte-selective antiproliferative activity in the concentration range 0.1-10 μM. This is consistent with the binding and activation of CD81 and represents a 2-fold improvement compared to the clinically prescribed anti-HCV agent, amantidine, in the same concentration range. Consequently, the 1-boraadamantaneamine derivatives present a promising lead in the development of small molecules with potential to bind to CD81 and treat HCV infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2823-2833
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Medicinal Chemistry
Volume46
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 3 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Drug Discovery

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