Syntheses and biological evaluation of novel 2α-substituted 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 analogues

Yoshitomo Suhara, Ken Ichi Nihei, Hirokazu Tanigawa, Toshie Fujishima, Katsuhiro Konno, Kimie Nakagawa, Toshio Okano, Hiroaki Takayama

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Novel 2α-substituted 1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 analogues were efficiently synthesized and their biological activities were evaluated. 2α-Methyl-1α25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (2), whose unique biological activities were previously reported, was modified to 2α-alkyl (ethyl and propyl) and 2α-hydroxyalkyl (hydroxymethyl, hydroxyethyl, and hydroxypropyl) analogues 3-7 by elongation of the alkyl chain and/or introduction of a terminal hydroxyl group. 2α-Hydroxypropyl-1α,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (7) exhibited an exceptionally potent calcium-regulating effect and a unique activity profile. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1129-1132
Number of pages4
JournalBioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000 May 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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