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We investigated the ability of 19 recently synthesized arylpiperazine compounds to protect human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells from the neurotoxin 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA). The compound with the most potent neuroprotective action was N-{3-[2-(4-phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-ethyl]-phenyl}-picolinamide (6b), which reduced 6-OHDA-induced apoptotic death through(More)
Six active compounds, among previously synthesized and screened arylpiperazines, were selected and evaluated for the binding affinity to rat dopamine, serotonin and alpha(1) receptors. Two compounds with benztriazole group had a 5-HT(2A)/D(2) binding ratio characteristic for atypical neuroleptics (>1, pK(i) values). Compound 2,(More)
It is suggested that the ratio of dopamine D(2) to 5-hydroxytryptamine 5-HT(1A) activity is an important parameter that determines the efficiency of antipsychotic drugs. Here we present the synthesis of N-{[2-(4-phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-ethyl]-phenyl}-2-aryl-2-yl-acetamides and 1-{[2-(4-phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-ethyl]-phenyl}-3-aryl-2-yl-ureas and their(More)
With an aim of creating new, high affinity dopaminergic ligands, six different 3- and 4-substituted 1-[2-[5-(1H-benzimidazole-2-thione)] ethyl]piperidines and nine related heterocyclic congeners were synthesized and evaluated for in vitro binding affinity at D1 and D2 dopamine receptors. Synaptosomal membranes prepared from fresh bovine caudate nuclei were(More)
A series of substituted 4-[2-(5-benzimidazole)ethyl]-arylpiperazines was synthesized by introducing different substituents into position 2 of benzimidazole ring of 4-[2-(N,N-di-n-propyl-amino)ethyl]-1, 2-diaminobenzenes. They were evaluated for in vitro binding affinity at the D1 and D2 dopamine and 5-HT1A serotonin receptors using synaptosomal membranes of(More)
Interest in structure-based G-protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) ligand discovery is huge, given that almost 30 % of all approved drugs belong to this category of active compounds. The GPCR family includes the dopamine receptor subtype D2 (D2DR), but unfortunately--as is true of most GPCRs--no experimental structures are available for these receptors. In this(More)
Twenty-two different compounds have been synthesized with the aim of creating new, mixed D2/5HT1A ligands. For this purpose 1-substituted phenylpiperazines attached by the N-4 nitrogen to dopaminergic pharmacophores of the 2-(5-benzimidazole)ethyl-, 2-(5-benztriazole)ethyl-, 2-[5-(benzimidazole-2-thione)]ethyl- and(More)
The crystal structures of the D3 dopamine receptor and several other G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) were published in recent times. Those 3D structures are used by us and other scientists as a template for the homology modeling and ligand docking analysis of related GPCRs. Our main scientific interest lies in the field of pharmacologically active(More)
Arylpiperazine-based dopaminergic/serotonergic ligands exert neuroprotective activity. We examined the effect of arylpiperazine D2 /5-HT1A ligands, N-{4-[2-(4-phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-ethyl}-phenyl]-picolinamide (6a) and N-{3-[2-(4-phenyl-piperazin-1-yl)-ethyl]-phenyl}-picolinamide (6b), in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), a model of(More)
Molecular modelling studies were undertaken in order to identify key interactions of selected ligands with α 1A adrenergic receptor, responsible for their binding and presumably receptor activation. The previously made model of α 1A adrenergic receptor was optimized by molecular dynamics and different arylpiperazine ligands were docked. The results show a(More)