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From Antioxidant Chelators to Site-Activated Multi-Target Chelators Targeting Hypoxia Inducing Factor, Beta-Amyloid, Acetylcholinesterase and Monoamine Oxidase A/B

[ Vol. 12 , Issue. 5 ]


H. Zheng, M. Fridkin and M. B.H. Youdim   Pages 364 - 370 ( 7 )


chelators hold great promise as disease-modifying drugs for Alzheimer’s therapy, and recent research efforts have focused on designing multi-target chelators with increased targeting and efficacy through rational drug design. In this review, we discuss our research studies on the rational design of new multi-target chelators with the potential not only to simultaneously modulate several disease-related targets, but also contain features designed to improve the BBB permeability, increase the brain targeting, and minimize potential side effects. These new chelators include neuroprotective chelators with brain selective monoamine oxidase (MAO) A/B inhibitory activity, acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors with site-activated chelating and neurogenesis activity, and AChE-MAO A/B inhibitors with siteactivated chelating and neurogenesis activity.


AChE-MAO A/B inhibitors, HLA20, HLA20A, M30, M30D, multi-target chelators, site-activated, Alzheimer’s disease


Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Intra-cellular Therapies Inc. 3960 Broadway, New York, NY 10032, USA.

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