Several 5-substituted 1,2-dihydro[2,3-c]isoquinoline derivatives were synthesized as part of our research to develop new diabetes drugs. Amines and sulfanyls were used as substituents at the 5th-position. Evaluation of the effects of the newly synthesized compounds on lipoprotein lipase mRNA expression in 3T3-L1 preadipocytes revealed one promising candidate with potency comparable to that of troglitazone.
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- Organic Chemistry