Aska Hayashi

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RATIONALE Food intake and energy expenditure are the two main determinants of body weight. Given that 5-HT(2C) receptor agonists are reported to have effects on both energy expenditure and food intake, this strongly suggests that 5-HT(2C) receptor agonists have excellent potential for development as antiobesitiy drugs. One important issue in antiobesity(More)
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the potency of (S)-2-(7-ethyl-1H-furo[2,3-g]indazol-1-yl)-1-methylethylamine (YM348), a 5-HT2C receptor agonist, as an antiobesity agent in Zucker rats. Single oral administration of YM348 at 0.1, 0.3, 1 and 3 mg/kg significantly reduced food intake in a dose-dependent manner. This effect of YM348 on food(More)
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