Pyrrolo[3,4-c]carbazole derivatives were prepared as potential neurotrophic agents. The compounds were assayed for their ability to stimulate choline acetyltransferase (ChAT) activity in embryonic rat spinal cord cultures. These simplified K252a derivatives, although less potent and efficacious, have led to the identification of minimal structural requirements for K252a neurotrophic activity.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters|
|State||Published - 8 Jun 1995|