Jean Y Zhang

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The pharmacological profile of WAY-163909 [(7bR, 10aR)-1,2,3,4,8,9,10,10a-octahydro-7bH-cyclopenta-[b][1,4]diazepino[6,7,1hi]indole], a novel 5-hydroxytryptamine (HT)(2C) (serotonin) receptor-selective agonist is presented. WAY-163909 displaced [(125)I]2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine binding from human 5-HT(2C) receptor sites, in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO)(More)
WAY-161503 ((4aR)-8,9-dichloro-2,3,4,4a-tetrahydro-1H-pyrazino[1,2-a]quinoxalin-5(6H)-one), a 5-HT(2B/C) receptor agonist, was characterized in vitro using stable Chinese hamster ovary cell lines expressing each of the human 5-HT2 receptors and in vivo in animal models of obesity. WAY-161503 displaced both agonist ([125I]2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine(More)
Novel 5-cyclic amine-3-arylsulfonylindazoles were prepared, and several analogues within this class have been identified as high-affinity 5-HT(6) receptor ligands with improved pharmacokinetic and pharmacological properties. One selected example, 18b, showed good brain penetrability and a generally favorable pharmacokinetic profile with procognitive(More)
Metabotropic glutamate receptor 7 (mGluR7) remains the most elusive of the eight known mGluRs primarily because of the limited availability of tool compounds to interrogate its potential therapeutic utility. The discovery of N,N'-dibenzhydrylethane-1,2-diamine dihydrochloride (AMN082) as the first orally active, brain-penetrable, mGluR7-selective allosteric(More)
In this study we have functionally characterized aripiprazole (OPC-14597; 7-(4-[4-(2,3-dichlorophenyl)-1-piperazinyl]butyloxy-3,4-dihydro-2-(1H)-quinolinone), the prototype of a new generation antipsychotic drug termed dopamine-serotonin-system stabilizer, in cells expressing 5-hydroxytryptamine2 (5-HT2) receptor subtypes in comparison with olanzapine. In(More)
Cognitive dysfunction is a characteristic of various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and a core feature of schizophrenia. As part of our continuing efforts to develop agents for cognitive enhancement, we have been focused on the 5-HT(6) receptor-one of the emerging therapeutic targets in this area. Herein, we report the identification of(More)
As part of our continuing efforts to identify therapeutics for CNS diseases, such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), we have been focused on the 5-HT(6) receptor in an attempt to identify ligands as a potential treatment for cognitive dysfunction. Herein we report the identification of a novel series of 1-sulfonylindazole derivatives as potent(More)
As part of our continuing efforts to identify therapeutics for CNS diseases such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease (AD), we have been focused on the 5-HT(6) receptor in order to identify potent and selective ligands as a potential treatment for cognitive dysfunction. Herein we report the identification of a novel series of benzoxazole derivatives as(More)
We examined the feasibility of coupling the 5-HT(6) receptor to a Ca(2+) signaling read-out using a chimeric G-protein, comprising of G(alphaq) with the C-terminal five amino acids from G(alphas), to facilitate assays on the fluorometric imaging plate reader (FLIPR). Using a transient transfection assay in human embryonic kidney (HEK) cells, Ca(2+)(More)
As part of our efforts to develop agents for cognitive enhancement, we have been focused on the 5-HT(6) receptor in order to identify potent and selective ligands for this purpose. Herein we report the identification of a novel series of 3-sulfonylindazole derivatives with acyclic amino side chains as potent and selective 5-HT(6) antagonists. The synthesis(More)