Hyacinth C. Akunne

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The present study determined the biochemical and pharmacological effects of PD 128907 [R-(+)-trans-3,4,4a,10b-tetrahydro-4-propyl-2H,5H- [1]benzopyrano[4,3-b]-1,4-oxazin-9-ol], a dopamine (DA) receptor agonist that shows a preference for the human D3 receptor. In transfected Chinese hamster ovary cells (CHO K1), PD 128907 displaced [3H]spiperone in a(More)
Igmesine is a selective sigma (sigma(1)) ligand that was reported to exert antidepressant action through an unknown mechanism of action. A number of neurochemical measures were taken in this study in efforts to understand its mode of action. Following 21-day drug treatments, the actions of igmesine on a number of neurochemical measures were investigated.(More)
The dopamine (DA) D3 receptor antagonist PD 58491 [3-[4-[1-[4-[2-[4-(3-diethylaminopropoxy)phenyl]benzoimidazol++ +-1-yl-butyl]-1H-benzoimidazol-2-yl]phenoxy]propyl]diethylamine] bound with high affinity and selectivity to recombinant human DA D3 versus D2L and D4.2 receptors transfected into Chinese hamster ovary cells: Ki values of 19.5 nM versus 2,362(More)
A series of 3-imino-2-indolones are the first published, high-affinity antagonists of the galanin GAL3 receptor. One example, 1,3-dihydro-1-phenyl-3-[[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]imino]-2H-indol-2-one (9), was shown to have high affinity for the human GAL3 receptor (Ki=17 nM) and to be highly selective for GAL3 over a broad panel of targets, including GAL1(More)
PD 128907 [4a R, 10 b R-(+)-trans-3, 4, 4a, 10 b - tetrahydro - 4- n -propyl2 H,5H-[1]benzop-yrano[4,3-b]1,4-oxazin-9-ol.], a selective dopamine (DA) D3 receptor agonist ligand exhibits about a 1000-fold selectivity for human D3 receptors (Ki, 1 nM) versus human D2 receptors (Ki, 1183 nM) and a 10000-fold selectivity versus human D4 receptors (Ki, 7000 nM)(More)
The pharmacology of PD 144418 (1-propyl-5-(3-p-tolyl-isoxazol-5-yl)-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine) was characterized using neurochemical, biochemical and behavioral techniques. For sigma (sigma 1 and sigma 2 respectively) sites, PD 144418 affinities were determined using whole guinea pig brain membranes with [3H](+)-pentazocine and neuroblastoma x glioma cell(More)
The enantiomers of reduced haloperidol (3a), azaperol (3b), and the related compound BMY-14802 (3c) were prepared in high optical purity. The affinity of these compounds for dopamine D2 and D3 receptors, and sigma S1 and S2 sites was determined in vitro. Both enantiomers of 3a display greatly decreased affinity for D2 and D3 receptors compared to(More)
In order to determine whether repeated cocaine administration produced persistent changes in dopamine (DA) receptor binding and release consistent with behavioral sensitization, rats were treated with either cocaine (25 mg/kg ip) or saline twice daily for 14 consecutive days followed by a 3-d withdrawal period. The DA transporter site was assayed using(More)
The experiments reported in this study tested the hypothesis that tight binding dopamine (DA) reuptake inhibitors might act as cocaine antagonists. Binding studies demonstrated that the high affinity dopamine reuptake inhibitor, 1-[2-[bis(4-fluorophenyl)methoxy]ethyl]-4-[3-phenylpropyl]piperazine (GBR12909) produced a wash-resistant inhibition of the DA(More)