New Derivatives of Picolinic Acid and Nicotinic Acid with Anticonvulsant Activity
Previously obtained Pic-BZA is a potent anticonvulsant with low neurotoxicity, but its half-time of action is only about 15 min. In search for equally effective anticonvulsants but with a longer time of action fourteen Pic-BZA analogs were obtained. The compounds were evaluated in the Anticonvulsant Screening Project (ASP) of Antiepileptic Drug Development Program (ADDP) of NIH. Picolinic acid 2-fluorobenzylamide (Pic-2-F-BZA, 7) appeared to be the most effective compound of the series.
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Document Type: Review Article
Affiliations: Department of Drug Chemistry, Medical University, 02-097 Warszawa, Poland;
Publication date: 2005-10-01
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