Rebecca Wright

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The in vitro pharmacology of a structurally novel compound, LY341495, was investigated at human recombinant metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptor subtypes expressed in non-neuronal (RGT, rat glutamate transporter) cells. LY341495 was a nanomolar potent antagonist of 1S,3R-1-aminocyclopentane-1,3-dicarboxylic acid (ACPD)-induced inhibition of(More)
In prefrontal cortex, 5-hydroxytryptamine(2A) (5-HT(2A)) receptors have been linked to the action of hallucinogens and atypical antidepressant/antipsychotic drugs. Previously, we have shown in cortical layer V pyramidal cells that a nonselective metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptor agonist suppresses the induction of excitatory postsynaptic(More)
(S)-3,4-Dicarboxyphenylglycine (DCPG) has been tested on cloned human mGlu1-8 receptors individually expressed in AV12-664 cells co-expressing a rat glutamate/aspartate transporter and shown to be a potent and selective mGlu8a receptor agonist (EC(50) value 31+/-2 nM, n=3) with weaker effects on the other cloned mGlu receptors (EC(50) or IC(50) values >3.5(More)
2-Aminobicyclo[3.1.0]hexane-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (9) was designed as a conformationally constrained analog of glutamic acid. For 9, the key torsion angles (tau 1 and tau 2) which determine the relative positions of the alpha-amino acid and distal carboxyl functionalities are constrained where tau 1 = 166.9 degrees or 202 degrees and tau 2 = 156 degrees,(More)
As part of our ongoing research program aimed at the identification of highly potent, selective, and systemically active agonists for group II metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors, we have prepared novel heterobicyclic amino acids (-)-2-oxa-4-aminobicyclo[3.1. 0]hexane-4,6-dicarboxylate (LY379268, (-)-9) and(More)
Metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors, which include mGlu1-8 receptors, are a heterogeneous family of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) that function to modulate neuronal excitation and plasticity via pre-synaptic, post-synaptic and glial mechanisms. Agonists for group II mGlu receptors (mGlu2 and mGlu3), such as LY354740, have been shown to suppress(More)
The novel compound LY354740 is a conformationally constrained analog of glutamate, which was designed for interaction at metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors. In this paper the selectivity of LY354740 for recombinant human mGlu receptor subtypes expressed in non-neuronal (RGT) cells is described. At human mGlu2 receptors, LY354740 produced > 90%(More)
The in vitro and in vivo pharmacology of a structurally novel competitive antagonist for the alpha-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazole propionic acid (AMPA) subtype of excitatory amino acid receptors is described. LY215490, (+/-)(6-(2-(1-H-tetrazol-5-yl)ethyl) decahydroisoquinoline-3-carboxylic acid), was shown to displace selectively 3H-AMPA and(More)
Cloning and expression in a stable mammalian cell line co-transfected with a glutamate transporter (RGT cells) were used as tools for studying the functions and pharmacological properties of group III metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs). Complementary DNAs (cDNAs) encoding the human mGluR4, human mGluR7, and human mGluR8 were isolated from human(More)
Activation of 5-hydroxytryptamine(2A) (5-HT(2A)) receptors by hallucinogenic drugs is thought to mediate many psychotomimetic effects including changes in affect, cognition and perception. Conversely, blockade of 5-HT(2A) receptors may mediate therapeutic effects of many atypical antidepressant and antipsychotic drugs. The purpose of the present study was(More)