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Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(11), 2435-2447; doi:10.3390/md10112435

Leucettamols, Bifunctionalized Marine Sphingoids, Act as Modulators of TRPA1 and TRPM8 Channels

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Department of Natural Compounds Chemistry, University of Naples Federico II, Via Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
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Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60131 Ancona, Italy
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Department for the Study of the Territory and its Resources, University of Genoa, Corso Europa 26, 16132, Genova, Italy
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Endocannabinoid Research Group, Istituto di Cibernetica-CNR, Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli (Naples), Italy
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Endocannabinoid Research Group, Istituto di Chimica Biomolecolare-CNR, Via Campi Flegrei 34, 80078 Pozzuoli (Naples), Italy
Deceased on 7 July 2012.
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Received: 30 August 2012 / Revised: 15 October 2012 / Accepted: 18 October 2012 / Published: 2 November 2012
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Abstract

Leucettamols, bifunctionalized sphingoid-like compounds obtained from a marine sponge Leucetta sp., act as non-electrophilic activators of the TRPA1 channel and potent inhibitors of the icilin-mediated activation of the TRPM8 channel, while they are inactive on CB1, CB2 and TRPV1 receptors. Leucettamols represent the first compounds of marine origin to target TRPA1 and the first class of natural products to inhibit TRPM8 channels. The preparation of a small series of semi-synthetic derivatives revealed interesting details on the structure-activity relationships within this new chemotype of simple acyclic TRP modulators. View Full-Text
Keywords: leucettamols; TRP receptors; pain modulation leucettamols; TRP receptors; pain modulation
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Chianese, G.; Fattorusso, E.; Putra, M.Y.; Calcinai, B.; Bavestrello, G.; Moriello, A.S.; Petrocellis, L.D.; Marzo, V.D.; Taglialatela-Scafati, O. Leucettamols, Bifunctionalized Marine Sphingoids, Act as Modulators of TRPA1 and TRPM8 Channels. Mar. Drugs 2012, 10, 2435-2447.

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