Michael L Manzano

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Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) agonists, partial agonists, and antagonists have antidepressant-like effects in rodents and reduce symptoms of depression in humans. The study determined whether the antidepressant-like effect of the nAChR β2* partial agonist sazetidine-A (sazetidine) in the forced swim test was due to activation or desensitization(More)
AMOP-H-OH (sazetidine-A; 6-[5-(azetidin-2-ylmethoxy)pyridin-3-yl]hex-5-yn-1-ol) and some sulfur-bearing analogues were tested for their activities in vitro against human alpha4beta2-, alpha4beta4-, alpha3beta4*- and alpha1*-nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). AMOP-H-OH was also assessed in an antidepressant efficacy model. AMOP-H-OH and some of its(More)
We report here the design, synthesis, and pharmacological properties of a series of compounds related to tranylcypromine (9), which itself was discovered as a lead compound in a high-throughput screening campaign. Starting from 9, which shows modest activity as a 5-HT(2C) agonist, a series of 1-aminomethyl-2-phenylcyclopropanes was investigated as 5-HT(2C)(More)
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