Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Vol.529, No.4, 1225-1241, 2020
Pharmacological profile of natural and synthetic compounds with rigid adamantane-based scaffolds as potential agents for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
This review is dedicated to the comparative analysis of structure-activity relationships for more than 75 natural and synthetic derivatives of adamantane. Some of these compounds, such as amantadine and memantine, are currently used to treat dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurodegenerative diseases. The data presented show that the pharmacological potential of 1-fluoro- and 1-phosphonic acid adamantane derivatives against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurodegenerative diseases exceeds those of well-known amantadine and memantine. The information presented in this review highlights the promising directions of studies for biochemists, pharmacologists, medicinal chemists, physiologists, and neurologists, as well as to the pharmaceutical industry. Crown Copyright (C) 2020 Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.