The synthesis and structure-activity relationships of 4-aryl-3-aminoquinolin-2-ones: a new class of calcium-dependent, large conductance, potassium (maxi-K) channel openers targeted for post-stroke neuroprotection. Academic Article uri icon


  • A series of 4-aryl-3-aminoquinoline-2-one derivatives was synthesized and evaluated as activators of the cloned maxi-K channel mSlo (hSlo) expressed in Xenopus laevis oocytes using electrophysiological methods. A brain penetrable activator of maxi-K channels was identified and shown to be significantly active in the MCAO model of stroke.

publication date

  • July 8, 2002