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1. The pharmacology of two novel 5-HT4 receptor agonists, RS 67333 (1-(4-amino-5-chloro-2-methoxy-phenyl)-3-[1(n-butyl)-4-piperidinyl]-1- propanone HCl) and RS 67506 (1-(4-amino-5-chloro-2-methoxy-phenyl)-3-[1-(2-methyl sulphonylamino)ethyl-4-piperidinyl]-1-propanone HCl) have been assessed in vitro and in vivo. 2. RS 67333 and RS 67506 exhibited affinities(More)
1. 5-Hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) receptors mediating contraction and relaxation are present in Cynomolgus monkey isolated jugular vein denuded of endothelium. 2. In the absence of spasmogen, alpha-methyl-5-HT and sumatriptan contracted the tissues with potency values (pEC50) of 6.8 (n = 2) and 6.4 +/- 0.1 (mean +/- s.e. mean, n = 3), respectively. In contrast,(More)
1. The pharmacological properties of RS 23597-190 (3-(piperdine-1-yl)-propyl-4-amino-5-chloro-2-methoxy benzoate hydrochloride) have been studied in vitro and in vivo. 2. RS 23597-190 competitively antagonized 5-HT4 receptor-mediated relaxations of rat, carbachol precontracted oesophageal muscularis mucosae, (pA2 = 7.8 +/- 0.1; Schild slope = 1.2 +/- 0.2).(More)
Anandamide (arachidonyl ethanolamide) is a compound that was identified from porcine brain lipids by its ability to bind to the brain cannabinoid receptor. This study assessed anandamide as a substrate for a brain lipoxygenase and characterised the brain metabolite 12-hydroxyanandamide. Anandamide was also compared with arachidonic acid as a lipoxygenase(More)
1. The interaction of the novel antagonist, SDZ 205,557 (2-methoxy-4-amino-5-chloro benzoic acid 2-(diethylamino) ethyl ester), at 5-HT3 and 5-HT4 receptors has been assessed in vitro and in vivo. 2. In guinea-pig hippocampus and in the presence of 0.4 microM 5-carboxamidotryptamine, 5-HT4-mediated stimulation of adenylyl cyclase was competitively(More)
1. A series of isoquinolines have been identified as 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. One of these, RS 25259-197 [(3aS)-2-[(S)-1-azabicyclo[2.2.2]oct-3-yl]-2,3,3a,4,5,6-hexahydro- 1- oxo-1H-benzo[de]isoquinoline-hydrochloride], has two chiral centres. The remaining three enantiomers are denoted as RS 25259-198 (R,R), RS 25233-197 (S,R) and RS 25233-198 (R,S). 2.(More)
Angiotensin II (AII) receptors in guinea pig isolated esophageal muscularis mucosae (EMM), stomach fundus, gall bladder, ileum, colon and thoracic aorta have been characterized by peptide agonists and nonpeptide antagonists in the presence of peptidase inhibitors. Angiotensin peptides contracted every preparation studied; the potency order typically was(More)
Efforts to define precisely the role of 5-HT2B receptors in normal and disease processes have been hindered by the absence of selective antagonists. To address this deficiency, we developed a series of naphthylpyrimidines as potentially useful 5-HT2B receptor antagonists. RS-127445 (2-amino-4-(4-fluoronaphth-1-yl)-6-isopropylpyrimidine) was found to have(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease of unclear cause and variable presentation. Cardiac involvement can result in life-threatening conditions including heart block, ventricular tachycardia, sudden cardiac death, and heart failure. There is no consensus on the diagnosis and management of cardiac sarcoidosis and a practical update is(More)
The pharmacological properties of the (R) and (S) enantiomers of RS 56532 have been studied in vitro and in vivo. In radioligand binding studies at 5-HT4 receptors in guinea-pig striatum, (S) RS 56532 exhibited a higher affinity than (R) RS 56532 (-log Ki = 7.6 and 6.5, respectively). (S) RS 56532 acted as a potent agonist at 5-HT4 receptors mediating(More)