Odile F El-Kouhen

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The goal of this study was to develop a new approach to study the pharmacology of the dopamine D(4) receptor that could be used in comparative studies with dopamine D(2) and D(3) receptors. Stable HEK-293 cell lines co-expressing recombinant human D(2L), D(3) or D(4) receptors along with Galpha(qo5) cDNA were prepared. Dopamine induced a robust, transient(More)
Several 3-acylindoles with high affinity for the CB(2) cannabinoid receptor and selectivity over the CB(1) receptor have been prepared. A variety of 3-acyl substituents were investigated, and the tetramethylcyclopropyl group was found to lead to high affinity CB(2) agonists (5, 16). Substitution at the N1-indole position was then examined. A series of(More)
A series of potent indol-3-yl-tetramethylcyclopropyl ketones have been prepared as CB 2 cannabinoid receptor ligands. Two unsubstituted indoles ( 5, 32) were the starting points for an investigation of the effect of indole ring substitutions on CB 2 and CB 1 binding affinities and activity in a CB 2 in vitro functional assay. Indole ring substitutions had(More)
SAR studies on a series of thiophene amide derivatives provided CB(2) receptor agonists. The activity of the compounds was characterized by radioligand binding determination, multiple functional assays, ADME, and pharmacokinetic studies. A representative compound with selectivity for CB(2) over CB(1) effectively produced analgesia in behavioral models of(More)
The goal of this study was to identify a structurally distinct D(4)-selective agonist with superior oral bioavailability to our first-generation clinical candidate 1a (ABT-724) for the potential treatment of erectile dysfunction. Arylpiperazines such as (heteroarylmethyl)piperazine 1a, benzamide 2, and acetamides such as 3a,b exhibit poor oral(More)
The behavioral effects evoked by cannabinoids are primarily mediated by the CB(1) and CB(2) cannabinoid receptor subtypes. In vitro pharmacology of cannabinoid receptors has been elucidated using recombinant expression systems expressing either CB(1) or CB(2) receptors, with limited characterization in native cell lines endogenously expressing both CB(1)(More)
The genetic validation for the role of the Nav1.7 voltage-gated ion channel in pain signaling pathways makes it an appealing target for the potential development of new pain drugs. The utility of nonselective Nav blockers is often limited due to adverse cardiovascular and CNS side effects. We sought more selective Nav1.7 blockers with oral activity,(More)
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