Identification of Psychoplastogenic N,N‑Dimethylaminoisotryptamine (isoDMT) Analogues through Structure–Activity Relationship Studies
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jmedchem.9b01404
Ketamine, N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and other psychoplastogens possess enormous potential as neurotherapeutics due to their ability to potently promote neuronal growth. Here, we report the first-ever structure-activity relationship study with the explicit goal of identifying novel psychoplastogens. We have discovered several key features of the psychoplastogenic pharmacophore and used this information to develop N,N-dimethylaminoisotryptamine (isoDMT) psychoplastogens that are easier to synthesize, have improved physicochemical properties, and possess reduced hallucinogenic potential as compared to their DMT counterparts.