Guy A. Kennett

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The current classification for 5-HT2 receptors accommodates three subtypes. In addition to the originally defined 5-HT2 receptor, sanctuary is now provided for the structurally related 5-HT1c receptor (now 5-HT2c) and at least one atypical 5-HT receptor subtype. The strong functional union of this family is reflected in the paucity of ligands that will(More)
SB 242084 has a high affinity (pKi 9.0) for the cloned human 5-HT2C receptor and 100- and 158-fold selectivity over the closely related cloned human 5-HT2B and 5-HT2A subtypes respectively. SB 242084 had over 100-fold selectivity over a range of other 5-HT, dopamine and adrenergic receptors. In studies of 5-HT-stimulated phosphatidylinositol hydrolysis(More)
In the present study we compared the affinity of various drugs for the high affinity “agonist-preferring” binding site of human recombinant 5-HT2A, 5-HT2B and 5-HT2C receptors stably expressed in monoclonal mammalian cell lines. To ensure that the “agonist-preferring” conformation of the receptor was preferentially labelled in competition binding(More)
1. SB 206553 (5-methyl-1-(3-pyridylcarbamoyl)-1,2,3,5-tetrahydropyrrolo[2 ,3-f]indole) displays a high affinity (pK1 7.9) for the cloned human 5-HT2C receptor expressed in HEK 293 cells and the 5-HT2B receptor (pA2 8.9) as measured in the rat stomach fundus preparation. SB 206553 has low affinity for cloned human 5-HT2A receptors expressed in HEK 293 cells(More)
1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine (mCPP) and 1-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]piperazine (TFMPP) (0.1-1.0 mg/kg) reduce total interaction time in a rat social interaction test under low light familiar conditions and its following components; grooming, following, crawling over, fighting, sniffing. Locomotion was only reduced by the highest dose of mCPP. mCPP also(More)
SB-243213 (5-methyl-1-[[-2-[(2-methyl-3-pyridyl)oxy]-5-pyridyl]carbamoyl]-6-trifluoromethylindoline hydrochloride) is a new, selective 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)2C receptor inverse agonist. SB-243213 has high affinity for the human 5-HT2C receptor (pK(i) 9.37) and greater than a 100-fold selectivity over a wide range of neurotransmitter receptors, enzymes(More)
1. The effects of 1-(3-chlorophenyl)piperazine (mCPP) and 1-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl] piperazine (TFMPP) on activity of rats in a novel cage, and on the rotorod and elevated bar co-ordination tests was examined. 2. Peripherally administered mCPP and TFMPP dose-dependently reduced locomotion, rearing, and feeding scores but not grooming of freely fed rats(More)
The muscarinic receptor agonist xanomeline was examined and compared with the antipsychotics clozapine and/or haloperidol in the following in vivo rat models: apomorphine-induced disruption of prepulse inhibition (PPI), amphetamine-induced hyperlocomotion, and the conditioned emotional response (CER) test. The effects of xanomeline were also assessed ex(More)
Rationale. The selective CB1 receptor antagonist, SR 141716, has been demonstrated to reduce food consumption in a range of animal species. Objective. To assess the effect of chronic administration of SR 141716 on body weight and ingestive behaviour of lean and obese (fa/fa) Zucker rats. Methods. Lean and obese Zucker rats were orally dosed with SR 141716(More)
1. The present study examined 5-HT2C receptor agonist-induced behavioural tolerance and 5-HT2C receptor down-regulation in adult rat brain. The effect of chronic subcutaneous infusion of the 5-HT2C receptor agonist, m-chlorophenylpiperazine (m-CPP, 10 mg kg(-1), day(-1)), for 14 days was examined on daily food intake, the ability of acute m-CPP (2.5 mg(More)