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In preclinical studies, [R-(+)-alpha-(2,3-dimethoxyphenyl)-1-[2-(4-fluorophenyl)ethyl]-4- piperidinemethanol] [formula: see text] (MDL 100,907), a putative atypical antipsychotic, was characterized in vitro as a potent and selective ligand for the serotonin2A (5-HT2A) receptor and was evaluated in vitro and in vivo as a potent 5-HT2A receptor antagonist.(More)
MDL 105,519 [(E)-3-(2-phenyl-2-carboxyethenyl)-4, 6-dichloro-1H-indole-2-carboxylic acid] is a potent ligand at the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor-associated glycine recognition site and is a noncompetitive inhibitor of NMDA receptor-mediated responses in vitro and in vivo. For purposes of characterizing its action at the glycine binding site, a(More)
A strychnine-insensitive glycine binding site is located on the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-preferring glutamate receptor complex. Kynurenic acid analogs are antagonists at this binding site. A derivative of kynurenic acid, 5,7-dichlorokynurenic acid (5,7-DCKA) was radiolabeled with 3H and used to study antagonist binding to the glycine recognition site.(More)
We have characterized the binding of [3H]MDL 105,519 ((E)-3-(2-phenyl-2-carboxyethenyl)-4,6-dichloro-1 H-indole-2-carboxylic acid), a NMDA receptor glycine recognition site antagonist, to homomeric NMDA subunit 1a (NR 1a) receptors. Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO-K1) were transfected with the rat NR 1a gene and cell lines stably expressing the receptor(More)
The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA)-preferring glutamate receptor subtype possesses, in addition to the recognition site for glutamate, a binding site for glycine. We report here on the pharmacological properties of 3-(4,6-dichloro-2-carboxyindol-3-yl)-propionic acid (MDL 29,951) and 4-carboxymethylamino-5,7-dichloroquinoline-2-carboxylic acid (MDL 100,748),(More)
We report two serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) receptors, MR22 and REC17, that belong to the G-protein-associated receptor superfamily. MR22 and REC17 are 371 and 357 amino acids long, respectively, as deduced from nucleotide sequence and share 68% mutual amino acid identity and 30-35% identity with known catecholamine and 5-HT receptors. Saturable(More)
MDL 105,519, (E)-3-(2-phenyl-2-carboxyethenyl)-4,6-dichloro-1 H-indole-2-carboxylic acid, is a potent and selective inhibitor of [3H]glycine binding to the NMDA receptor. MDL 105,519 inhibits NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate)-dependent responses including elevations of [3H]N-[1,(2-thienyl)cyclohexyl]-piperidine ([3H]TCP) binding in brain membranes, cyclic GMP(More)
MDL 104,653 (3-phenyl-4-hydroxy-7-chloro-quinolin-2(1H)-one), acts as an antagonist at the glycine site of the NMDA receptor. MDL 104,653 protects against sound-induced clonic seizures in DBA/2 mice following intracerebroventricular (ED50 = 19.1 nmol, 30 min), intraperitoneal (i.p.; ED50 = 6.1 mumol/kg, 45 min), or oral (ED50 = 23.0 mumol/kg, 2 h)(More)
We report the cloning and characterization of a novel serotonin receptor, designated as 5-HT7, which is coupled to the stimulation of adenylyl cyclase. 5-HT7 mRNA is expressed discretely throughout the CNS, predominantly in the thalamus and hypothalamus. 5-HT7 has a unique pharmacological profile that redefines agonist and antagonist classification of(More)
Pre-weaning rat pups emit ultrasonic vocalizations when removed from the litter. These 'separation-induced vocalizations' (SIV) are suppressed by classical benzodiazepine anxiolytics and by non-benzodiazepine anxiolytics which lack muscle relaxant and sedative properties. The present study used the SIV model to assess potential anxiolytic properties of(More)