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We have characterized the in vitro pharmacological profile of the new potent and selective A2a adenosine receptor antagonist SCH 58261 [7-(2-phenylethyl)-5-amino-2-(2-furyl)-pyrazolo-[4,3-e]-1,2, 4-triazolo[1,5-c]pyrimidine]. In binding studies on rat and bovine brain tissues, SCH 58261 showed affinity in the low nanomolar range at A2a adenosine striatal(More)
Three structurally related non-xanthine compounds, CGS 15943, ZM 241385 and SCH 58261, are potent A2A adenosine receptor antagonists and have been used as tools in many pharmacological studies. We have now characterized their affinity and selectivity profile on human adenosine receptors stably transfected into either CHO cells (A1 and A2B receptors) or(More)
1. The present study describes the direct labelling of A2A adenosine receptors in human neutrophil membranes with the potent and selective antagonist radioligand, [3H]-5-amino-7-(2-phenylethyl)-2-(2-furyl)-pyrazolo[4,3-e]-1,2,4 triazolo[l,5-c]pyrimidine, ([3H]-SCH 58261). In addition, both receptor affinity and potency of a number of adenosine receptor(More)
We investigated the effects of the selective A1 adenosine receptor agonist 2-chloro-N6-cyclopentyladenosine (CCPA), the selective A2 adenosine agonists 2-hexynyl-5'-N-ethyl-carboxamidoadenosine(2-hexynyl-NECA) and 2-[p-(2-carboxyethyl)-phenethylamino]-5'-N-ethylcarboxamidoadenosi ne (CGS 21680), and the nonselective adenosine agonist(More)
A series of new 2-aralkynyl and 2-heteroaralkynyl derivatives of NECA were synthesized and studied in binding and functional assays to assess their potency for the A2a compared to A1 adenosine receptors. Compounds bearing an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring, conjugated to the triple bond, showed generally weaker activity at the A2a receptor and lower(More)
We have investigated both in vivo and ex vivo antiaggregatory activity of three adenosine receptor agonists in the anesthetized rabbit: the non-selective, 5'-N-ethyl-carboxamidoadenosine (NECA), the selective adenosine A1 receptor agonist, 2-chloro-N6-cyclopentyladenosine (CCPA) and the new selective A2 receptor agonist, 2-hexynyl-NECA. The drugs were(More)
A series of pyrazolo[4,3-e]-1,2,4-triazolo[1,5-c]pyrimidine derivatives (10a-o,q,r), bearing alkyl and aralkyl chains on positions 7 and 8, were synthesized in the attempt to obtain potent and selective antagonists for the A(2A) adenosine receptor subtype. The compounds were tested in binding and functional assays to evaluate their potency for the A(2A)(More)
New A2A adenosine receptor antagonists in the series of pyrazolo[4, 3-e]-1,2,4-triazolo[1,5-c]pyrimidines, bearing oxygenated substituents on the phenylalkyl chains on the 7-position, have been synthesized. The compounds were tested in binding and functional assays to evaluate affinity, potency, and selectivity for rat A2A compared to rat A1 and human A3(More)
The inhibitory effects of several adenosine analogues, including the new A2-selective agonists 2-[p-(2-carboxyethyl)phenethylamino]-5'-N-ethylcarboxamido-adenosi ne (CGS 21680) and 2-hexynyl-5'-N-ethylcarbox-amidoadenosine (2-hexynyl-NECA), were investigated in vitro on human and rabbit platelet aggregation. The compounds examined inhibited ADP-induced(More)
1. The present study describes the binding to rat striatal A2A adenosine receptors of the new potent and selective antagonist radioligand, [3H]-5-amino-7-(2-phenylethyl)-2-(2-furyl)-pyrazolo[4,3-e]-1,2,4-triazol o [1,5-c] pyrimidine, [3H]-SCH 58261. 2. [3H]-SCH 58261 specific binding to rat striatal membranes ( > 90%) was saturable, reversible and dependent(More)