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INTRODUCTION The NMDA receptor is a ligand-gated ion channel that plays a critical role in higher level brain processes and has been implicated in a range of neurological and psychiatric conditions. Although initial studies for the use of NMDA receptor antagonists in neuroprotection were unsuccessful, more recently, NMDA receptor antagonists have shown(More)
The pharmacokinetics and bioavailability of L-751,164, an ethyl ester prodrug of a potent fibrinogen receptor antagonist, L-742,998, were studied in beagle dogs and rhesus monkeys. In both species, L-751,164 exhibited high clearance. After an intravenous dose, L-751,164 was converted to the parent L-742,998 to the extent of approximately 20% in dogs and 90%(More)
We describe here the synthesis and evaluation of a series of tetrahydroisoquinolines that show subunit-selective potentiation of NMDA receptors containing the GluN2C or GluN2D subunits. Bischler-Napieralski conditions were employed in the key step for the conversion of acyclic amides to the corresponding tetrahydroisoquinoline-containing analogs. Compounds(More)
INTRODUCTION The NMDA receptor mediates a slow component of excitatory synaptic transmission, and NMDA receptor dysfunction has been implicated in numerous neurological disorders. Thus, interest in developing modulators that are capable of regulating the channel continues to be strong. Recent research has led to the discovery of a number of compounds that(More)
Epilepsy and intellectual disability are associated with rare variants in the GluN2A and GluN2B (encoded by GRIN2A and GRIN2B) subunits of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR), a ligand-gated ion channel with essential roles in brain development and function. By assessing genetic variation across GluN2 domains, we determined that the agonist binding(More)
We have identified a series of positive allosteric NMDA receptor (NMDAR) modulators derived from a known class of GluN2C/D-selective tetrahydroisoquinoline analogues that includes CIQ. The prototypical compound of this series contains a single isopropoxy moiety in place of the two methoxy substituents present in CIQ. Modifications of this(More)
N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) are ionotropic glutamatergic receptors that have been implicated in learning, development, and neuropathological conditions. They are typically composed of GluN1 and GluN2A-D subunits. Whereas a great deal is known about the role of GluN2A- and GluN2B-containing NMDARs, much less is known about GluN2D-containing(More)
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