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The 5-HT2 (serotonin) receptor has traditionally been labeled with antagonist radioligands such as [3H]ketanserin and [3H]spiperone, which label both agonist high-affinity (guanyl nucleotide-sensitive) and agonist low-affinity (guanyl nucleotide-insensitive) states of this receptor. The hallucinogen 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOI) is an(More)
The ternary complex model as applied to G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR) predicts that an agonist binds with low affinity (K(L)) to the free receptor (R), leading to an agonist/receptor/G-protein complex. This ternary complex displays high agonist affinity (K(H)), resulting in signal transduction. Classical dogma states that the ratio K(L)/K(H) predicts(More)
Evidence from studies with phenylisopropylamine hallucinogens indicates that the 5HT2A receptor is the likely target for the initiation of events leading to hallucinogenic activity associated with LSD and related drugs. Recently, lisuride (a purported non-hallucinogenic congener of LSD) was reported to be a potent antagonist at the 5HT2C receptor and an(More)
RATIONALE The h5-HT(7) receptor is subject to inactivation by risperidone and 9-OH-risperidone, apparently through a pseudo-irreversible complex formed between these drugs and the receptor. Although risperidone and 9-OH-risperidone ("inactivating antagonists") completely inactivate the receptor, only 50% of the receptors form a pseudo-irreversible complex(More)
Assays using radioligands were used to assess the actions of ibogaine and harmaline on various receptor types. Ibogaine congeners showed affinity for opiate receptors whereas harmaline and harmine did not. The Ki for coronaridine was 2.0 microM at mu-opiate receptors. The Kis for coronaridine and tabernanthine at the delta-opiate receptors were 8.1 and 3.1(More)
Certain phenylalkylamine derivatives have been considered to bind selectively at 5-HT2 serotonin receptors. It is now recognized that the most widely used derivatives, i.e., 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-X-phenyl)-2-aminopropanes where X = Me (DOM), Br (DOB), and I (DOI) (1-3, respectively) also bind at the more recently identified population of serotonin 5-HT1C(More)
Certain beta-carbolines are known to be hallucinogenic in humans, and several produce stimulus effects in animals similar to those of the classical hallucinogen 1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-methylphenyl)-2-aminopropane (DOM). Classical hallucinogens bind at 5-HT2 serotonin receptors and these receptors are thought to play a role in their mechanism of action. In the(More)
Radioligand-binding studies were performed to ascertain the actions of noribogaine, a suspected metabolite of ibogaine, on opioid receptors. Consistent with previous results, ibogaine showed highest affinity for kappa opioid receptors (Ki = 3.77 +/- 0.81 microM), less affinity for mu receptors (Ki = 11.04 +/- 0.66 microM) and no affinity for delta receptors(More)
Constitutively active GPCR have revealed novel properties of drugs that exhibit classical competitive antagonism at the native forms of GPCR. These drugs reverse basal levels of constitutive activity, indicating that they have inverse agonist activity. We were interested in determining if competitive antagonists of the native 5-HT2A receptor, in particular,(More)
Spiperone (1) is a widely used pharmacological tool that acts as a potent dopamine D2, serotonin 5-HT1A, and serotonin 5-HT2A antagonist. Although spiperone also binds at 5-HT2C receptors, it is one of the very few agents that display some (ca. 1000-fold) binding selectivity for 5-HT2A versus 5-HT2C receptors and, hence, might serve as a useful template for(More)