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Title : Discovery of a Potent Dual Inhibitor of Acetylcholinesterase and Butyrylcholinesterase with Antioxidant Activity that Alleviates Alzheimer-like Pathology in Old APP\/PS1 Mice - Viayna_2021_J.Med.Chem_64_812
Author(s) : Viayna E , Coquelle N , Cieslikiewicz-Bouet M , Cisternas P , Oliva CA , Sanchez-Lopez E , Ettcheto M , Bartolini M , De Simone A , Ricchini M , Rendina M , Pons M , Firuzi O , Perez B , Saso L , Andrisano V , Nachon F , Brazzolotto X , Garcia ML , Camins A , Silman I , Jean L , Inestrosa NC , Colletier JP , Renard PY , Munoz-Torrero D
Ref : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 64 :812 , 2021
Abstract : The combination of the scaffolds of the cholinesterase inhibitor huprine Y and the antioxidant capsaicin results in compounds with nanomolar potencies toward human acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) that retain or improve the antioxidant properties of capsaicin. Crystal structures of their complexes with AChE and BChE revealed the molecular basis for their high potency. Brain penetration was confirmed by biodistribution studies in C57BL6 mice, with one compound (5i) displaying better brain/plasma ratio than donepezil. Chronic treatment of 10 month-old APP/PS1 mice with 5i (2 mg/kg, i.p., 3 times per week, 4 weeks) rescued learning and memory impairments, as measured by three different behavioral tests, delayed the Alzheimer-like pathology progression, as suggested by a significantly reduced Abeta42/Abeta40 ratio in the hippocampus, improved basal synaptic efficacy, and significantly reduced hippocampal oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Compound 5i emerges as an interesting anti-Alzheimer lead with beneficial effects on cognitive symptoms and on some underlying disease mechanisms.
ESTHER : Viayna_2021_J.Med.Chem_64_812
PubMedSearch : Viayna_2021_J.Med.Chem_64_812
PubMedID: 33356266
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-ACHE

Title : Development of potent reversible selective inhibitors of butyrylcholinesterase as fluorescent probes - Pajk_2020_J.Enzyme.Inhib.Med.Chem_35_498
Author(s) : Pajk S , Knez D , Kosak U , Zorovic M , Brazzolotto X , Coquelle N , Nachon F , Colletier JP , Zivin M , Stojan J , Gobec S
Ref : J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem , 35 :498 , 2020
Abstract : Brain butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) is an attractive target for drugs designed for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in its advanced stages. It also potentially represents a biomarker for progression of this disease. Based on the crystal structure of previously described highly potent, reversible, and selective BChE inhibitors, we have developed the fluorescent probes that are selective towards human BChE. The most promising probes also maintain their inhibition of BChE in the low nanomolar range with high selectivity over acetylcholinesterase. Kinetic studies of probes reveal a reversible mixed inhibition mechanism, with binding of these fluorescent probes to both the free and acylated enzyme. Probes show environment-sensitive emission, and additionally, one of them also shows significant enhancement of fluorescence intensity upon binding to the active site of BChE. Finally, the crystal structures of probes in complex with human BChE are reported, which offer an excellent base for further development of this library of compounds.
ESTHER : Pajk_2020_J.Enzyme.Inhib.Med.Chem_35_498
PubMedSearch : Pajk_2020_J.Enzyme.Inhib.Med.Chem_35_498
PubMedID: 31914836
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Title : Design, biological evaluation and X-ray crystallography of nanomolar multifunctional ligands targeting simultaneously acetylcholinesterase and glycogen synthase kinase-3 - Oukoloff_2019_Eur.J.Med.Chem_168_58
Author(s) : Oukoloff K , Coquelle N , Bartolini M , Naldi M , Le Guevel R , Bach S , Josselin B , Ruchaud S , Catto M , Pisani L , Denora N , Iacobazzi RM , Silman I , Sussman JL , Buron F , Colletier JP , Jean L , Routier S , Renard PY
Ref : Eur Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 168 :58 , 2019
Abstract : Both cholinesterases (AChE and BChE) and kinases, such as GSK-3alpha/beta, are associated with the pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Two scaffolds, targeting AChE (tacrine) and GSK-3alpha/beta (valmerin) simultaneously, were assembled, using copper(I)-catalysed azide alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC), to generate a new series of multifunctional ligands. A series of eight multi-target directed ligands (MTDLs) was synthesized and evaluated in vitro and in cell cultures. Molecular docking studies, together with the crystal structures of three MTDL/TcAChE complexes, with three tacrine-valmerin hybrids allowed designing an appropriate linker containing a 1,2,3-triazole moiety whose incorporation preserved, and even increased, the original inhibitory potencies of the two selected pharmacophores toward the two targets. Most of the new derivatives exhibited nanomolar affinity for both targets, and the most potent compound of the series displayed inhibitory potencies of 9.5nM for human acetylcholinesterase (hAChE) and 7nM for GSK-3alpha/beta. These novel dual MTDLs may serve as suitable leads for further development, since, in the micromolar range, they exhibited low cytotoxicity on a panel of representative human cell lines including the human neuroblastoma cell line SH-SY5Y. Moreover, these tacrine-valmerin hybrids displayed a good ability to penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB) without interacting with efflux pumps such as P-gp.
ESTHER : Oukoloff_2019_Eur.J.Med.Chem_168_58
PubMedSearch : Oukoloff_2019_Eur.J.Med.Chem_168_58
PubMedID: 30798053
Gene_locus related to this paper: torca-ACHE

Title : Increasing Polarity in Tacrine and Huprine Derivatives: Potent Anticholinesterase Agents for the Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis - Galdeano_2018_Molecules_23_
Author(s) : Galdeano C , Coquelle N , Cieslikiewicz-Bouet M , Bartolini M , Perez B , Clos MV , Silman I , Jean L , Colletier JP , Renard PY , Munoz-Torrero D
Ref : Molecules , 23 : , 2018
Abstract : Symptomatic treatment of myasthenia gravis is based on the use of peripherally-acting acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors that, in some cases, must be discontinued due to the occurrence of a number of side-effects. Thus, new AChE inhibitors are being developed and investigated for their potential use against this disease. Here, we have explored two alternative approaches to get access to peripherally-acting AChE inhibitors as new agents against myasthenia gravis, by structural modification of the brain permeable anti-Alzheimer AChE inhibitors tacrine, 6-chlorotacrine, and huprine Y. Both quaternization upon methylation of the quinoline nitrogen atom, and tethering of a triazole ring, with, in some cases, the additional incorporation of a polyphenol-like moiety, result in more polar compounds with higher inhibitory activity against human AChE (up to 190-fold) and butyrylcholinesterase (up to 40-fold) than pyridostigmine, the standard drug for symptomatic treatment of myasthenia gravis. The novel compounds are furthermore devoid of brain permeability, thereby emerging as interesting leads against myasthenia gravis.
ESTHER : Galdeano_2018_Molecules_23_
PubMedSearch : Galdeano_2018_Molecules_23_
PubMedID: 29534488
Gene_locus related to this paper: torca-ACHE

Title : Multi-target-directed ligands for treating Alzheimer's disease: Butyrylcholinesterase inhibitors displaying antioxidant and neuroprotective activities - Knez_2018_Eur.J.Med.Chem_156_598
Author(s) : Knez D , Coquelle N , Pislar A , Zakelj S , Jukic M , Sova M , Mravljak J , Nachon F , Brazzolotto X , Kos J , Colletier JP , Gobec S
Ref : Eur Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 156 :598 , 2018
Abstract : The limited clinical efficacy of current symptomatic treatment and minute effect on progression of Alzheimer's disease has shifted the research focus from single targets towards multi-target-directed ligands. Here, a potent selective inhibitor of human butyrylcholinesterase was used as the starting point to develop a new series of multifunctional ligands. A focused library of derivatives was designed and synthesised that showed both butyrylcholinesterase inhibition and good antioxidant activity as determined by the DPPH assay. The crystal structure of compound 11 in complex with butyrylcholinesterase revealed the molecular basis for its low nanomolar inhibition of butyrylcholinesterase (Ki=1.09+/-0.12nM). In addition, compounds 8 and 11 show metal-chelating properties, and reduce the redox activity of chelated Cu(2+) ions in a Cu-ascorbate redox system. Compounds 8 and 11 decrease intracellular levels of reactive oxygen species, and are not substrates of the active efflux transport system, as determined in Caco2 cells. Compound 11 also protects neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells from toxic Abeta1-42 species. These data indicate that compounds 8 and 11 are promising multifunctional lead ligands for treatment of Alzheimer's disease.
ESTHER : Knez_2018_Eur.J.Med.Chem_156_598
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PubMedID: 30031971
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-BCHE

Title : The Magic of Crystal Structure-Based Inhibitor Optimization: Development of a Butyrylcholinesterase Inhibitor with Picomolar Affinity and in Vivo Activity - Kosak_2018_J.Med.Chem_61_119
Author(s) : Kosak U , Brus B , Knez D , Zakelj S , Trontelj J , Pislar A , Sink R , Jukic M , Zivin M , Podkowa A , Nachon F , Brazzolotto X , Stojan J , Kos J , Coquelle N , Salat K , Colletier JP , Gobec S
Ref : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 61 :119 , 2018
Abstract : The enzymatic activity of butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) in the brain increases with the progression of Alzheimer's disease, thus classifying BChE as a promising drug target in advanced Alzheimer's disease. We used structure-based drug discovery approaches to develop potent, selective, and reversible human BChE inhibitors. The most potent, compound 3, had a picomolar inhibition constant versus BChE due to strong cation-pi interactions, as revealed by the solved crystal structure of its complex with human BChE. Additionally, compound 3 inhibits BChE ex vivo and is noncytotoxic. In vitro pharmacokinetic experiments show that compound 3 is highly protein bound, highly permeable, and metabolically stable. Finally, compound 3 crosses the blood-brain barrier, and it improves memory, cognitive functions, and learning abilities of mice in a scopolamine model of dementia. Compound 3 is thus a promising advanced lead compound for the development of drugs for alleviating symptoms of cholinergic hypofunction in patients with advanced Alzheimer's disease.
ESTHER : Kosak_2018_J.Med.Chem_61_119
PubMedSearch : Kosak_2018_J.Med.Chem_61_119
PubMedID: 29227101
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-BCHE

Title : N-Propargylpiperidines with naphthalene-2-carboxamide or naphthalene-2-sulfonamide moieties: Potential multifunctional anti-Alzheimer's agents - Kosak_2017_Bioorg.Med.Chem_25_633
Author(s) : Kosak U , Knez D , Coquelle N , Brus B , Pislar A , Nachon F , Brazzolotto X , Kos J , Colletier JP , Gobec S
Ref : Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry , 25 :633 , 2017
Abstract : In the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, the enzymatic activities of butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) and monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) are increased. While BChE is a viable therapeutic target for alleviation of symptoms caused by cholinergic hypofunction, MAO-B is a potential therapeutic target for prevention of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease. Starting with piperidine-based selective human (h)BChE inhibitors and propargylamine-based MAO inhibitors, we have designed, synthesized and biochemically evaluated a series of N-propargylpiperidines. All of these compounds inhibited hBChE with good selectivity over the related enzyme, acetylcholinesterase, and crossed the blood-brain barrier in a parallel artificial membrane permeation assay. The crystal structure of one of the inhibitors (compound 3) in complex with hBChE revealed its binding mode. Three compounds (4, 5, 6) showed concomitant inhibition of MAO-B. Additionally, the most potent hBChE inhibitor 7 and dual BChE and MAO-B inhibitor 6 were non-cytotoxic and protected neuronal SH-SY5Y cells from toxic amyloid beta-peptide species.
ESTHER : Kosak_2017_Bioorg.Med.Chem_25_633
PubMedSearch : Kosak_2017_Bioorg.Med.Chem_25_633
PubMedID: 27908752
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-BCHE

Title : Serial Femtosecond Crystallography and Ultrafast Absorption Spectroscopy of the Photoswitchable Fluorescent Protein IrisFP - Colletier_2016_J.Phys.Chem.Lett_7_882
Author(s) : Colletier JP , Sliwa M , Gallat FX , Sugahara M , Guillon V , Schiro G , Coquelle N , Woodhouse J , Roux L , Gotthard G , Royant A , Uriarte LM , Ruckebusch C , Joti Y , Byrdin M , Mizohata E , Nango E , Tanaka T , Tono K , Yabashi M , Adam V , Cammarata M , Schlichting I , Bourgeois D , Weik M
Ref : J Phys Chem Lett , 7 :882 , 2016
Abstract : Reversibly photoswitchable fluorescent proteins find growing applications in cell biology, yet mechanistic details, in particular on the ultrafast photochemical time scale, remain unknown. We employed time-resolved pump-probe absorption spectroscopy on the reversibly photoswitchable fluorescent protein IrisFP in solution to study photoswitching from the nonfluorescent (off) to the fluorescent (on) state. Evidence is provided for the existence of several intermediate states on the pico- and microsecond time scales that are attributed to chromophore isomerization and proton transfer, respectively. Kinetic modeling favors a sequential mechanism with the existence of two excited state intermediates with lifetimes of 2 and 15 ps, the second of which controls the photoswitching quantum yield. In order to support that IrisFP is suited for time-resolved experiments aiming at a structural characterization of these ps intermediates, we used serial femtosecond crystallography at an X-ray free electron laser and solved the structure of IrisFP in its on state. Sample consumption was minimized by embedding crystals in mineral grease, in which they remain photoswitchable. Our spectroscopic and structural results pave the way for time-resolved serial femtosecond crystallography aiming at characterizing the structure of ultrafast intermediates in reversibly photoswitchable fluorescent proteins.
ESTHER : Colletier_2016_J.Phys.Chem.Lett_7_882
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PubMedID: 26866390

Title : Development of an in-vivo active reversible butyrylcholinesterase inhibitor - Kosak_2016_Sci.Rep_6_39495
Author(s) : Kosak U , Brus B , Knez D , Sink R , Zakelj S , Trontelj J , Pislar A , Slenc J , Gobec M , Zivin M , Tratnjek L , Perse M , Salat K , Podkowa A , Filipek B , Nachon F , Brazzolotto X , Wieckowska A , Malawska B , Stojan J , Rascan IM , Kos J , Coquelle N , Colletier JP , Gobec S
Ref : Sci Rep , 6 :39495 , 2016
Abstract : Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by severe basal forebrain cholinergic deficit, which results in progressive and chronic deterioration of memory and cognitive functions. Similar to acetylcholinesterase, butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) contributes to the termination of cholinergic neurotransmission. Its enzymatic activity increases with the disease progression, thus classifying BChE as a viable therapeutic target in advanced AD. Potent, selective and reversible human BChE inhibitors were developed. The solved crystal structure of human BChE in complex with the most potent inhibitor reveals its binding mode and provides the molecular basis of its low nanomolar potency. Additionally, this compound is noncytotoxic and has neuroprotective properties. Furthermore, this inhibitor moderately crosses the blood-brain barrier and improves memory, cognitive functions and learning abilities of mice in a model of the cholinergic deficit that characterizes AD, without producing acute cholinergic adverse effects. Our study provides an advanced lead compound for developing drugs for alleviating symptoms caused by cholinergic hypofunction in advanced AD.
ESTHER : Kosak_2016_Sci.Rep_6_39495
PubMedSearch : Kosak_2016_Sci.Rep_6_39495
PubMedID: 28000737
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-BCHE

Title : Structure-based development of nitroxoline derivatives as potential multifunctional anti-Alzheimer agents - Knez_2015_Bioorg.Med.Chem_23_4442
Author(s) : Knez D , Brus B , Coquelle N , Sosic I , Sink R , Brazzolotto X , Mravljak J , Colletier JP , Gobec S
Ref : Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry , 23 :4442 , 2015
Abstract : Tremendous efforts have been dedicated to the development of effective therapeutics against Alzheimer's disease, which represents the most common debilitating neurodegenerative disease. Multifunctional agents are molecules designed to have simultaneous effects on different pathological processes. Such compounds represent an emerging strategy for the development of effective treatments against Alzheimer's disease. Here, we report on the synthesis and biological evaluation of a series of nitroxoline-based analogs that were designed by merging the scaffold of 8-hydroxyquinoline with that of a known selective butyrylcholinesterase inhibitor that has promising anti-Alzheimer properties. Most strikingly, compound 8g inhibits self-induced aggregation of the amyloid beta peptide (Abeta1-42), inhibits with sub-micromolar potency butyrylcholinesterase (IC50=215 nM), and also selectively complexes Cu(2+). Our study thus designates this compound as a promising multifunctional agent for therapeutic treatment of Alzheimer's disease. The crystal structure of human butyrylcholinesterase in complex with compound 8g is also solved, which suggests ways to further optimize compounds featuring the 8-hydroxyquinoline scaffold.
ESTHER : Knez_2015_Bioorg.Med.Chem_23_4442
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PubMedID: 26116179
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Title : Poster: Multi-target directed ligands: Electrophysiological characterization of an anticholinesterase inhibitor coupled to an agonist of alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor -
Author(s) : Araoz R , Bouet m , Bartolini M , Coquelle N , Colletier JP , Servent D , Molgo J , Jean L , Renard PY
Ref : Biochemical Pharmacology , 97 :621 , 2015

Title : Discovery, biological evaluation, and crystal structure of a novel nanomolar selective butyrylcholinesterase inhibitor - Brus_2014_J.Med.Chem_57_8167
Author(s) : Brus B , Kosak U , Turk S , Pislar A , Coquelle N , Kos J , Stojan J , Colletier JP , Gobec S
Ref : Journal of Medicinal Chemistry , 57 :8167 , 2014
Abstract : Butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) is regarded as a promising drug target as its levels and activity significantly increase in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. To discover novel BChE inhibitors, we used a hierarchical virtual screening protocol followed by biochemical evaluation of 40 highest scoring hit compounds. Three of the compounds identified showed significant inhibitory activities against BChE. The most potent, compound 1 (IC50 = 21.3 nM), was resynthesized and resolved into its pure enantiomers. A high degree of stereoselective activity was revealed, and a dissociation constant of 2.7 nM was determined for the most potent stereoisomer (+)-1. The crystal structure of human BChE in complex with compound (+)-1 was solved, revealing the binding mode and providing clues for potential optimization. Additionally, compound 1 inhibited amyloid beta1-42 peptide self-induced aggregation into fibrils (by 61.7% at 10 muM) and protected cultured SH-SY5Y cells against amyloid-beta-induced toxicity. These data suggest that compound 1 represents a promising candidate for hit-to-lead follow-up in the drug-discovery process against Alzheimer's disease.
ESTHER : Brus_2014_J.Med.Chem_57_8167
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PubMedID: 25226236
Gene_locus related to this paper: human-BCHE