Joseph Yevich

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Buspirone is a lipophilic, dibasic heterocyclic with no structural resemblance to other anxiolytic or antipsychotic agents. Neurochemical binding studies suggest that buspirone has both dopamine agonist and antagonist properties. Structural comparisons with (+)-butaclamol indicate that buspirone possesses features required for binding at the postsynaptic(More)
A series of 1-(pyrimidin-2-yl)piperazine derivatives were prepared and evaluated in receptor binding assays and in in vivo behavioral paradigms as potential atypical antipsychotic agents. Compound 16 (BMS 181100 (formerly BMY 14802)) emerged as the lead compound from within the series on the basis of its good activity and duration of action in the(More)
A short series of the title compounds was prepared and evaluated for both antiallergic and bronchodilator activity. Members of the series exhibit good oral activity in the rat PCA test, the most potent being the parent compound, 3-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)-4H-pyrimido[2,1-b]benzothiazol-4-one, and its 8-chloro derivative. The latter two compounds are considerably(More)
A series of novel 3,4-dihydro-4-oxothieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine-2-carboxylic acid derivatives has been prepared and tested for antiallergenic activity. Members of the series, including both carboxylic acid salts and esters, have been found to exhibit oral activity in the rat passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA) test. Activity is optimized by H or CH3 substitution(More)
Members of the series of title compounds were tested for potential antipsychotic activity in relevant receptor binding assays and behavioral screens. Structure-activity relationships within the series are discussed. Compound 24 (BMY 13859-1), a (1,2-benzisothiazol-3-yl)piperazine derivative, was selected for further study because of its potent and selective(More)
Two new arylpiperazine derivatives, the 4-(1-piperazinyl)thieno- and -furo[3,2-c]pyridine ring systems, have been synthesized and appended via tetramethylene chains to various imide rings. Target compounds from each series were found to have significant activity in the blockade of apomorphine stereotypy and apomorphine-induced climbing, the Sidman avoidance(More)
A series of 3-substituted 2-pyridinyl-1-piperazine derivatives have been appended to cyclic imide groups and evaluated for their potential antipsychotic activity. The dopamine receptor affinities of these target molecules, as well as their ability to block apomorphine-induced stereotypy or reverse neuroleptic-induced catalepsy, was dependent on the(More)
A series of analogues of buspirone was synthesized in which modifications were made in the aryl moiety, alkylene chain length, and cyclic imide portion of the molecule. These compounds were tested in vitro for their binding affinities to rat brain membrane sites labeled by either the dopamine antagonist [3H]spiperone or the alpha 1-adrenergic antagonist(More)
Several analogues of the novel anxiolytic buspirone were synthesized and evaluated in vivo for tranquilizing activity and their ability to reverse neuroleptic-induced catalepsy. The in vitro binding affinities of these compounds were also examined for both the alpha 1 and dopamine D2 receptor systems. The general structure-activity relationships of this(More)