Magdalena Jastrzębska-Więsek

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The study is focused on a series of 5-arylidenehydantoin derivatives with a phenylpiperazine-hydroxypropyl fragment at N3 of the hydantoin ring. The compounds were assessed on their affinity for α(1)-adrenoceptors and evaluated in functional bioassays for their antagonistic properties. Crystal structures of(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous studies in a group of arylpiperazine derivatives of 1,3-dimethyl-3,7-dihydro-purine-2,6-diones, aimed at chemical diversification of the purine-2,6-dione by introduction of hydrophobic substituent in a 7- or 8- position or elongation of the linker length between arylpiperazine and purine core, allowed a selection of potent 5-HT1A,(More)
The aim of this study was to further characterize pharmacological properties of two phenylpiperazine derivatives: 1-{2-[2-(2,6-dimethlphenoxy)ethoxy]ethyl}-4-(2-methoxyphenyl)piperazynine hydrochloride (HBK-14) and 2-[2-(2-chloro-6-methylphenoxy)ethoxy]ethyl-4-(2- methoxyphenyl)piperazynine dihydrochloride (HBK-15) in radioligand binding and functional in(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the potency of atypical antipsychotics (clozapine, olanzapine, amisulpride, quetiapine, aripiprazole, risperidone) to reduce immobility time and to increase the fighting power, and the number of fights in an automated version of the tail suspension test in C57BL/6J mice. Antidepressant drugs, citalopram and(More)
Because zinc deficiency induces depression and anxiety-like behavior in rodents, we examined the effects of zinc administration in several tests by measuring anxiolytic activity in mice and rats. We now report that zinc significantly increased the number of entries into the open arms in the elevated plus maze in rats. Moreover, zinc treatment significantly(More)
Novel arene- and quinolinesulfonamides were synthesized using different solutions and a solid-support methodology, and were evaluated for their affinity for 5-HT(1A), 5-HT(2A), 5-HT(6), and 5-HT(7) receptors. Compound 54 (N-Ethyl-N-[4-(1,2,3,4,4a,5,6,7,8,8a-decahydroisoquinolin-2-yl)butyl]-8-quinolinesulfonamide) was identified as potent 5-HT(7) antagonist(More)
We describe a novel class of designed multiple ligands (DMLs) combining serotonin 5-HT6 receptor (5-HT6R) antagonism with dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) partial agonism. Prototype hybrid molecules were designed using docking to receptor homology models. Diverse pharmacophore moieties yielded 3 series of hybrids with varying in vitro properties at 5-HT6R and(More)
The study was designed to investigate some central effects of chiral xanthone derivatives [(R,S)-2-N-(6-chloro-2-xanthonemethyl)-amino-1-propanol - MH-31, R enantiomer - MH-32 and S enantiomer - MH-33] in mice. The effects of these chiral compounds were examined in picrotoxin-induced seizures, spontaneous locomotor activity and chimney tests. The tested(More)
BACKGROUND Over recent years, the 5-hydroxytryptamine6 (5-HT6) receptor has emerged as a promising molecular target which interacts with several central nervous system acting drugs. In animal models, both agonists and antagonists of this receptor exhibit equivalent potency and efficacy as potential antidepressants, anxiolytics and anti-obesity or(More)
Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) include apathy, sleep problems, irritability, wandering, elation, agitation/aggression, and mood disorders such as depression and/or anxiety. Elderly patients are usually treated with second-generation antipsychotics; however, they present not enough efficacy against all symptoms observed. Hence,(More)