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The dopamine D4 receptor is a potential target for novel antipsychotic drugs. Most available compounds with affinity for the dopamine D4 receptor also bind to dopamine D2 receptors. This report describe the affinity of the 5-HT2A receptor antagonist RP 62203 (fananserin) for the human dopamine D4 receptor. Fananserin displaces [3H]spiperone binding to(More)
1. This study was undertaken to compare the potency and selectivity of the nonpeptide (RP 67580, (+/-)-CP-96,345 and its chloro-derivative [(+/-)-cis-3-(2-chlorobenzylamino)-2-benzhydrylquinuclidine] (CP-C1)) and peptide (GR 71,251 and spantide) neurokinin1 (NK1) antagonists in mouse and rat preparations. 2. Among the NK1 antagonists tested, RP 67580 was(More)
The human NK1 tachykinin receptor in the astrocytoma cell line U 373 MG was characterized using selective agonists and antagonists described for this receptor in the rat. Specific [3H]substance P binding sites were present on cell homogenates, whereas [3H]neurokinin A or [3H]-senktide binding sites were absent. The binding was saturable and reversible. The(More)
In the human astrocytoma cell line U 373 MG, application of substance P (SP) leads to a transient increase in cytosolic calcium concentration and to a biphasic current response in voltage-clamped cells. Using these two functional assays we have characterized pharmacologically the SP response in U 373 MG cells. SP and [L-Pro9]SP displayed high potencies in(More)
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