New 4-Hydroxypyridine and 4-Hydroxyquinoline Derivatives as Inhibitors of NADH-Ubiquinone Oxidoreductase in the Respiratory Chain II

  • Kun Hoe Chung
  • Kwang Yun Cho
  • Yasuko Asami
  • Nobutaka Takahashi
  • Shigeo Yoshida


For elucidation of structural requisites of piericidin-like compounds for inhibitors to NADH-UQ oxidoreductase biomimetic derivatives of 4-hydroxypyridine and 4-hydroxyquinoline were systematically designed, synthesized and examined with mitochondria and submitochondria. The modification of arylalkyl sidechains were revealed to show high inhibitory activity of compounds. Also, sidechains of alkoxy-ω-phenylalkyl and alkyl-ω-phenylalkyl groups were regarded as good templates for examination of inhibitors to NADH-ubiquinone oxidoreductase. Among synthetic compounds 6-phenylhexyl derivatives of hydroxypyridine and hydroxyquinoline showed highest inhibitory activity as much as ubicidins. The modification of hydrophilic part did not increase the activity well, but combination of methoxy, ethoxy and propoxy groups maintained their activity like dimethoxy compound. Especially inhibition activity of 6-substituted hydroxyquinolines was diminished dramatically.


Quinoline Derivative High Inhibitory Activity Hydrophilic Part Respiratory Electron Transport Lipophilic Part 
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respiratory electron transport


electron transport particles

NADH-UQ oxidoreductase

NADH-ubiquinone oxidoreductase




ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kun Hoe Chung
    • 1
  • Kwang Yun Cho
    • 1
  • Yasuko Asami
    • 2
  • Nobutaka Takahashi
    • 2
  • Shigeo Yoshida
    • 3
  1. 1.Korea Research Institute of Chemical TechnologyDaedeog Danji, TaejonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural ChemistryThe University of TokyoBunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113Japan
  3. 3.Chemical Regulation of Biomechanisms Lab.The Institute of Chemical and Physical Research (RIKEN)Wako-shi, SaitamaJapan

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