Fredrik Pettersson

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A new pharmacological class of CNS ligands with the unique ability to stimulate or suppress motor and behavioral symptoms depending on the prevailing dopaminergic tone has been suggested as "dopaminergic stabilizers". The molecular mode-of-action of dopaminergic stabilizers is not yet fully understood, but they are assumed to act via normalization of(More)
Pridopidine (ACR16) belongs to a new pharmacological class of agents affecting the central nervous system called dopaminergic stabilizers. Dopaminergic stabilizers act primarily at dopamine type 2 (D(2)) receptors and display state-dependent behavioural effects. This article aims to give an overview of the preclinical neurochemical and behavioural in vivo(More)
The Carlsson research group has developed a series of compounds capable of stabilising the dopamine system without inducing the deleterious hypodopaminergia that encumbers the currently used antipsychotic drugs. In the present study one of these dopaminergic stabilisers, ACR16, was tested in a mouse model for cognitive deficits of schizophrenia and autism.(More)
Modification of the partial dopamine type 2 receptor (D(2)) agonist 3-(1-benzylpiperidin-4-yl)phenol (9a) generated a series of novel functional D(2) antagonists with fast-off kinetic properties. A representative of this series, pridopidine (4-[3-(methylsulfonyl)phenyl]-1-propylpiperidine; ACR16, 12b), bound competitively with low affinity to D(2) in vitro,(More)
Fast solution exchange techniques have revolutionized the study of synaptic transmission and promise to remain an important neuroscience research tool. Here we provide evidence for the hypothesis that using continuous, rapid transitions through an agonist solution can significantly increase the exchange rate around a cell by reducing the diffusion boundary(More)
A multilayer coated paper substrate, combining barrier and printability properties was manufactured utilizing a pilot-scale slide curtain coating technique. The coating structure consists of a thin mineral pigment layer coated on top of a barrier layer. The surface properties, i.e. smoothness and surface porosity, were adjusted by the choice of calendering(More)
A series of mono-substituted 4-phenylpiperidines and -piperazines have been synthesized and their effects on the dopaminergic system tested in vivo. The structure activity relationship (SAR) revealed that the position and physicochemical character of the aromatic substituent proved to be critical for the levels of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylacetic acid (DOPAC) in(More)
A series of para-substituted 4-phenylpiperidines/piperazines have been synthesized and their affinity to recombinant rat cerebral cortex monoamine oxidases A (MAO A) and B (MAO B) determined. Para-substituents with low dipole moment increased the affinity to MAO A, whereas groups with high dipole moment yielded compounds with no or weak affinity. In(More)
The endogenous neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) is involved in several functions that are controlled from the central nervous system (CNS), for example behaviour, memory, cognition and reward. A disturbed dopaminergic neurotransmission may lead to many severe conditions, such as schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or Parkinson's(More)
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