The cocaine binding site at the dopamine transporter has been found to be stereoselective. Thus, the seven possible stereoisomers of (-)-cocaine have been synthesized and found to inhibit [3H]-2 beta-carbomethoxy-3 beta-(4-fluoro-phenyl)tropane [( 3H]WIN 35,428) with potencies ranging from 1/60 to 1/600 of that of (-)-cocaine. The synthesis and characterization of all new compounds is presented
Synthesis and ligand binding of cocaine isomers at the cocaine receptor
Carroll, F., Lewin, A., Abraham, P., Parham, K., Boja, JW., & Kuhar, MJ. (1991). Synthesis and ligand binding of cocaine isomers at the cocaine receptor. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 34(3), 883-886.